It is suffocatingly dusty, a grey-brown haze looming over the city. People are wearing masks, wheezing or even coughing heavily as though the alveoli in the lungs can’t tell air from dust anymore.The visibility is bleak – 200 metres, I'd say – and people are struggling to keep their eyes open with the particulate matter settling on the eyelashes. Some have eyes which are blood-shot red with irritation.In the midst of this hideous desert-like city of mask-donning, sick-looking people and top-less buildings, my nose surprisingly detects the fragrance of lavender. The stimulus turns my body and I start walking towards the source, astonished that my body still responds to stimulus. I am half-convinced that it’s a mirage –like a thirsty traveller in a desert gets the illusion of a water body.Close Making conscious use of the limited oxygen in my body, I seem to have reached the source. A 15 ft X 5 ft vestibule is selling “pure oxygen”! … [Read more...] about Ground Report | Delhi Pollution: As citizens gasp for breath, oxygen bar offers ‘clean air’ for 15 minutes at Rs 299!
The Trump administration is set to issue a 90-day extension of a license on Monday allowing U.S. companies to continue doing business with China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, two sources familiar with the deliberations said.Reuters reported Friday that an initial extension of around two weeks was expected and a longer extension was in the works, but had not yet been finalized due to regulatory hurdles. Over the weekend, the Trump administration's plans changed and it now plans to renew the temporary extension for the same 90-day period as it did in August, the sources said.After adding Huawei to an economic blacklist in May citing national security concerns, the U.S. Commerce Department has allowed it to purchase some American-made goods in a move aimed at minimizing disruption for its customers, many of which operate networks in rural America.Close The extension will be announced Monday, when the earlier reprieve is set to expire, the sources said. The sources declined to be … [Read more...] about US expected to grant Huawei 90-day license extension today: Sources
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on November 18, said Rajya Sabha was meant for checking and balancing, but warned that there is a difference between “checking and clogging” and “balancing and blocking”.“The Rajya Sabha is about checks and balance. This is absolutely essential for our democracy. Debates have to be many and effective. But, there is also a difference between checking and clogging. Balance and blocking,” PM Modi said.The prime minister was speaking at a special discussion marking the 250th session of Rajya Sabha. The House discussed the role of Rajya Sabha in Indian polity and the need for reforms.Close The PM hailed Rajya Sabha as a platform that gives opportunity to people who are away from electoral politics, to contribute to the country and its development. related news Fiscal stimulus needed to revive India's stuttering economy: Analysts Ground Report | Delhi Pollution: As citizens gasp for breath, oxygen bar offers 'clean … [Read more...] about Rajya Sabha’s 250th session | There’s a difference between ‘checking’ and ‘clogging’: PM Modi at special discussion
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on November 18, said the government is ready to discuss all issues during the Parliament’s Winter Session.The session, second for the 17th Lok Sabha, is scheduled to run until December 13.During the session, which will be the last of Parliament in 2019, there should be high quality of debates in which all Members of Parliament (MPs) should contribute, PM Modi said.Close "We are open to discussions on all issues," PM Modi said while addressing journalists at the Parliament complex. related news Ground Report | Delhi Pollution: As citizens gasp for breath, oxygen bar offers 'clean air' for 15 minutes at Rs 299! PM Modi praises NCP and BJD, says ‘hearts can be won without rushing to Well of House’ Rajya Sabha’s 250th session | There’s a difference between ‘checking’ and ‘clogging’: PM Modi at special discussion Also read | Parliament’s Winter Session begins today: Shiv Sena to … [Read more...] about Parliament’s Winter Session: Govt ready to discuss all issues, says PM Modi
Ford has unveiled its first all-electric SUV - Mustang Mach E. It has been tipped as the first challenger to Tesla's upcoming Model Y.The Mach E is the first electric car to come out of the Ford stable with the formation of Team Edison, Ford's group in Detroit working on the company's electric cars. The name Mach E is symbolic to the Mustang's first generation Mach 1 variant. This could mean that the Mustang will get a full-blown model line in the future.In terms of styling, the SUV looks the part of a Mustang, right from the headlights and bonnet to the tail lights in the rear. The running horse badge also gets a place on the Mach E. The lines running the side of the car too mirror those of the Mustang.Close related news Realme India CEO caught using an iPhone, says was testing the flagship Vivo confirms S1 Pro launch in Thailand and Philippines on November 20 Like all electric cars, the SUV comes loaded with features. The doors don't get conventional handles … [Read more...] about Ford unveils its first all-electric SUV Mustang Mach E