Aarey colony controversy: SC allows Mumbai Metro to cut 84 tress

FILE PHOTO: Trenches dug and land leveled using mud for construction of car shed near unit 19 Aarey for Metro III project (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ). Environmentalists claim this in violation of Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal stay order on tree felling, debris dumping and land reclamation in Aarey in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 (HT)

The Supreme Court of India has allowed Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRCL) to pursue its application before the Tree Authority to cut 84 trees at Aarey forest for the metro car shed project. “The MMRCL should be permitted to pursue its application with the Tree Authority for felling 84 trees,” the bench said and fixed … Read more

Freddie Prinze Jr. Says He Was Asked To Take A Pay Cut For ‘Scooby-Doo 2’ So Costars Could Get A Raise – Deadline

Freddie Prinze Jr. is recalling a frustrating time in his acting career while he was signing up to star in the Scooby-Doo sequel. The actor revealed that the studio asked him to take a pay cut after his costars asked for a raise. “I remember thinking, ‘Hold up, who’s giving them the raise? Me or … Read more

‘Vulnerable’ Ireland could face being cut off if UK experiences gas shortage, warns leading MEP | World News

Billy Kelleher MEP

Ireland could face being cut off if the UK experiences a gas shortage this winter, a leading MEP has warned. The UK’s energy regulator Ofgem has warned of a “significant risk” of natural gas shortages due to the war in Ukraine, and that has caused alarm in Ireland, which imports around 70% of its gas … Read more

Iran supreme leader’s niece calls on governments to cut ties with ‘murderous and child-killing regime’ | World News

Farideh Moradkhani's video was posted online (Pic: YouTube/Mahmoud Moradkhani)

The niece of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of Iran, has called on foreign governments to cut all ties with Tehran’s “murderous and child-killing regime”. Farideh Moradkhani, a well-known rights activist, made the comments in a video posted online two days after she was arrested in Iran. The authorities in Iran have cracked down … Read more

Bengaluru: Power cut in several parts of the city. Area wise full list here

The power cuts are likely to take place from 10 am to 4 pm. (HT)

Several areas in Bengaluru are expected to witness power cuts starting today, Friday. The power cut will affect India’s Silicon Valley till next Monday. The city’s electricity board, BESCOM – Bangalore Electricity Supply Company – has scheduled some pending maintenance and repair work during this time. According to media reports, the power cuts are likely … Read more

Jonnie Irwin Claims Presenter Role On Channel 4’s ‘A Place In The Sun’ Was Cut After Cancer Diagnosis – Deadline

British presenter Jonnie Irwin claims he was axed from his role on Channel 4 series A Place in the Sun after receiving his terminal cancer diagnosis. Irwin recently revealed he had late stage cancer of the lung that has spread to his brain, having first learned of his illness in 2020 while filming the property … Read more

New Brunswick can keep former gas tax cut, with some caveats – New Brunswick

New Brunswick has been given the OK to keep a past reduction to its provincial gas tax, as long as the government keeps quiet about why it was introduced and how it was funded. Under updated federal carbon pricing rules that take effect next year, provinces aren’t allowed to cut provincial gas taxes to blunt … Read more

‘Aaftab threatens to cut me into pieces’: Shraddha’s 2020 police complaint

Shraddha Walker was killed and chopped into 35 pieces by Aaftab Poonawala at a rented flat in Delhi (ANI)

Shraddha Walkar, who was brutally killed by her live-in partner Aaftab Poonawala at a rented flat in South Delhi’s Chhatarpur, had filed a complaint that Aaftab had threatened to cut her into pieces and throw them away. Shraddha Walkar had filed the police complaint against Aaftab Poonawala back in November 2020 at the Tulinj police … Read more

HP to cut as many as 6,000 workers

HP plans to cut its headcount by as many as 6,000 workers, the tech company announced on Tuesday. HP said its global headcount would drop by 4,000 to 6,000 workers over the next three years as part of its “Future Ready Transformation plan.” A reduction of that size would shrink the company of 51,000 employees … Read more