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India needs estimated $900 billion for just energy transition: iFOREST

India needs an estimated $900 billion for a just energy transition away from coal and thermal power plants over the next 30 years, according to research by iFOREST. This cost will include investments in new industries and infrastructure, grants/subsidies, and will assume all existing coal-based power plants will be phased down by 2030. India's G20 Sherpa said private financing will be key, while iFOREST said India needs its own comprehensive decarbonisation strategy. JETPs, a funding model, began with South Africa at COP26, while India opposed hard targets on phasing out coal.

Police seized CCTV DVR from Kejriwal home, planting stories to tarnish party's image: AAP

Police seized CCTV DVR from Kejriwal home, planting stories to tarnish party's image: AAP

Delhi Police seizes CCTV DVR from Arvind Kejriwal's residence in Swati Maliwal assault case. A accuses police of planting stories to tarnish party's image before elections. Aide Bibhav Kumar arrested, remanded in custody. A claims CCTV footage already seized, denies deletion. Police accused of working with BJP to tarnish party's image. Polls on May 25.

Delhi HC orders <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>30 lakh compensation to kin of 3 deceased sanitation workers

Delhi HC orders 30 lakh compensation to kin of 3 deceased sanitation workers

The Delhi High Court has ordered 30 lakh compensation each to families of 3 sanitation workers who died in manual scavenging in 2017, in line with a Supreme Court order from 2023. The workers died in Lajpat Nagar while cleaning a drain for a Delhi Jal Board subcontractor. The court emphasized the need for higher compensation and strict adherence to Supreme Court directives.

Nadda asks people to teach AAP a 'lesson', says its deeds are 'dirty'

Nadda asks people to teach AAP a 'lesson', says its deeds are 'dirty'

BJP chief J P Nadda criticized AAP's actions as "dirty" and urged people to teach them a lesson in elections. He accused Congress of being corrupt and criticized Kejriwal for breaking promises. Nadda highlighted an alleged assault case involving an AAP MP and questioned Kejriwal's silence on it. Kejriwal had challenged PM Modi to arrest him, alleging political targeting of AAP leaders.

Polling in 13 LS seats in Maharashtra on May 20 (HT PHOTO)

Polling in 13 LS seats in Maharashtra on May 20; Piyush Goyal, Ujjwal Nikam in fray from Mumbai

Mumbai and 12 other Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra, with over 2.46 crore eligible voters, will vote in the final phase of elections. Key candidates include Union ministers and party nominees from BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress, and NCP. Tight contests in urbanized regions, with security beefed up by Mumbai police. Voting to take place from 7 am to 6 pm.

Delhi's outdoor workers, low-income households bear brunt of deadly heat

Delhi's outdoor workers, low-income households bear brunt of deadly heat

As temperatures soar to 46 degrees Celsius in Delhi, outdoor workers like Suman Mandal and Sanjay Verma struggle with the intense heat. Experts warn of the increasing impact of climate change on health, wellbeing, and productivity, especially in low-income communities. The need for a robust heat action plan to address the challenges faced by vulnerable populations is emphasized.

SC notice to Delhi govt on Sukesh Chandrasekhar's plea to be shifted from Mandoli jail

SC notice to Delhi govt on Sukesh Chandrasekhar's plea to be shifted from Mandoli jail

The Supreme Court seeks response from Delhi government on alleged conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar's plea to shift him from Mandoli jail, excluding Punjab and Delhi prisons. Chandrasekhar claims pressure to withdraw complaints and seeks transfer to a location without Aam Aadmi Party presence. Court issues notice, recalling previous dismissal of similar plea. Chandrasekhar accuses incarcerated minister Satyendra Jain of extortion.

Larger participation of people answer to 'betrayal of Aug 2019': Omar Abdullah on Art 370 abrogation

Larger participation of people answer to 'betrayal of Aug 2019': Omar Abdullah on Art 370 abrogation

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has mentioned that people are supporting his party's campaign due to feeling betrayed since August 5, 2019, and unaddressed issues. He accuses the BJP and agencies of trying to damage the National Conference. Abdullah is overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response to his roadshows, especially in areas dominated by separatist ideology. He criticizes the current government's disconnect from people's struggles in Jammu and Kashmir.

Matua Mahasangha maelstrom: Family feud fuels political powerplay in Matua bastion

Matua Mahasangha maelstrom: Family feud fuels political powerplay in Matua bastion

The Matua Thakurbari family in Bongaon, West Bengal, is embroiled in a power struggle within the All India Matua Mahasangha, impacting political alliances and electoral influence. The feud involves BJP MP Shantanu Thakur and TMC MP Mamata Bala Thakur, influencing the future of electoral politics in the region. The Matuas, a significant voting bloc, have historical complexities in their political affiliations.

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday came out with its poll manifesto and said it will seek transfer of Kartarpur Sahib from Pakistan to India through mutual land exchange between the two countries.

Shiromani Akali Dal promises to seek transfer of Kartarpur Sahib from Pakistan

Shiromani Akali Dal's poll manifesto includes seeking transfer of Kartarpur Sahib from Pakistan to India through mutual land exchange, fighting for Chandigarh's inclusion in Punjab, cancelling decisions on river waters without Punjab's consent, and promoting economic prosperity in border districts. The manifesto also emphasizes defending minority rights and opposing the Uniform Civil Code. SAD aims to create Special Economic Hubs and boost tourism in specific regions if elected.

Contest in Kalyan prestige battle for Maharashtra CM Shinde's son

Contest in Kalyan prestige battle for Maharashtra CM Shinde's son

Shrikant Shinde faces a tough battle in the Kalyan Lok Sabha seat as his father, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, leads a faction of Shiv Sena. The constituency in Maharashtra faces infrastructure challenges, with the BJP eyeing the seat. Residents express concerns over water supply, health services, and urban planning. The diverse demography adds complexity to the electoral dynamics. Vaishali Darekar-Rane criticizes the current government, while Shrikant Shinde highlights ongoing development efforts.

Netai yearns for lasting peace amid fierce underlying political tensions ahead of LS polls

Netai yearns for lasting peace amid fierce underlying political tensions ahead of LS polls

Residents of Netai, West Bengal, still haunted by a massacre 13 years ago, prioritize peace over politics despite ongoing political tussles. The village, now developed, seeks job opportunities for youth and improved education facilities. Locals blame political parties for neglecting their needs and causing disruptions. The BJP finds support in neighboring Sahersahi due to alleged government nepotism in compensating victims.

Bless me with your support, I will be always there for you: Karan Bhushan Singh to Kaiserganj voters

Bless me with your support, I will be always there for you: Karan Bhushan Singh to Kaiserganj voters

Karan Bhushan Singh, BJP candidate for Kaiserganj Lok Sabha seat, dismisses sexual assault allegations against his father as political, seeks voters' blessings. He holds daily public meetings, aiming to reach every village in his constituency. Karan denies nepotism, vows to continue his father's development work if elected. With strong family support, he aims for a bigger victory margin in the upcoming polls on May 20.

NEET paper solver gang busted in Delhi, four held

NEET paper solver gang busted in Delhi, four held

Four individuals, including two MBBS students, were arrested for operating a paper solver gang for NEET exams in New Delhi. The group used proxy students to cheat during exams, charging 20-25 lakhs from aspirants. The accused were caught after a student's biometric data mismatched during the exam. Investigations are ongoing to determine their involvement in previous exams.

Baramulla: In jail since 2019, Engineer Rashid declares assets increased, liabilities reduced in five years

Baramulla: In jail since 2019, Engineer Rashid declares assets increased, liabilities reduced in five years

Independent candidate Abdul Rashid Sheikh, known as 'Engineer Rashid', has increased assets to 1.55 crore in Tihar jail, from 80 lakh in 2019. His poll affidavit shows a 41,072 sq ft land in Langate and a house in Srinagar. Rashid, facing terror-funding charges, cites pension as income and spouse as "housemaid". He contests Baramulla Lok Sabha seat as an Independent. Polling on May 20.

SC agrees to hear plea for quashing of case, charge sheet under UP Gangsters Act

SC agrees to hear plea for quashing of case, charge sheet under UP Gangsters Act

The Supreme Court will hear a petition challenging the dismissal of an application to quash charges under the UP Gangsters Act. The petitioner claims the FIR was based on an earlier one, causing hardship and injustice. The plea alleges misuse of police and judicial machinery for personal vendetta. It seeks to quash the charge sheet and proceedings, stating the petitioner is being targeted for exposing financial irregularities.

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