The Transport Department of Delhi has listed districts in other states for which it will not issue no-objection certificates for sale of 10 to 15 years old diesel vehicles which were banned in Delhi by the NGT.
Devotees, undeterred by the heavy downpour, thronged the town of Puri for the world-famous annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath and his siblings that began on Sunday. Lakhs of people have gathered at the pilgrim town to witness Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra riding three giant wooden chariots which are pulled by devotees on the Bada Danda (Grand Road) as they travel to Gundicha temple.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- who is currently on a visit to the US -- has greeted the people on the occasion of Eid and Rath Yatra. June 25 also being the 42nd anniversary of the Emergency imposed on the country, he recalled what he dubbed the "darkest day in the history of India" on his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi must raise the H-1B visa issue besides defence cooperation and terrorism during his first bilateral meeting with US President Donald Trump, members of the Indian community said.