24 June, 2021


In case you missed it: News and newsmakers from India over the past week


The Supreme Court has allowed the Centre to proceed with the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the Central Vista project after the government assured it that no construction/demolition would happen till the court decides pending pleas. The project envisages a new Parliament complex. Petitioners objected to it since it involves a land use change near Rajpath and Vijay Chowk.

Lead and nickel in drinking water and milk were primarily blamed for a mystery disease that has killed a person and left over 500 people sick in Eluru city of Andhra Pradesh. The symptoms included a bout of epilepsy for 3-5 minutes, memory loss for a few minutes, anxiety, vomiting, headache and back pain. Eluru, 58 km northeast of Vijayawada, is a paddy cultivation and aquaculture hub.

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