Nearly 70 per cent people in the national capital refrained from bursting firecrackers on Diwali this year, Environment Minister Gopal Rai said on Monday. This was after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had imposed a ban on the same and the results will be better next year, Rai asserted. He also said that a long-term solution to the problem of pollution “cannot be found in a day”. “Around 70 per cent of the residents of the city did not burn firecrackers after the government imposed a ban on the same. I hope that the results will be better next year,” he told reporters.
Military jets flew over central London and a memorial service was held at Westminster Abbey on Sunday to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, a major air campaign against Nazi Germany during World War II.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal on the U.S. Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87, giving President Donald Trump a chance to expand its conservative majority with a third appointment at a time of deep divisions in America and a presidential election looming.
The EU’s chief executive chided European Union governments on Wednesday for an ineffective foreign policy and proposed U.S.style sanctions on human rights abusers around the world.