As BJP and Congress battle it out to dominate upcoming national elections, regional parties may play a decisive role.
Volkswagen in its statement said the order by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) ordering the penalty is being challenged in the Supreme Court but the company will still deposit the money.
The tribunal's direction came while disposing a plea filed by Manjinder Singh Sirsa, the BJP MLA from Rajouri Garden assembly constituency in Delhi, seeking immediate ban on hookah bars in the national capital.
The expert committee in its report has estimated that Volkswagen cars released approximately 48.678 tonnes of NOx in 2016 in the national capital.
The NCAP comes after years of public outcry and continuous intense pressure from the judiciary, media and experts on the government to take action on India's toxic air pollution.
A bench headed by Justice Raghuvendra S Rathore said the factories operating in residential areas cause air pollution and is extremely harmful to the people who are living in the surrounding areas.
The RBI won’t raise interest rates until at least April, much later than thought just one month ago, according to economists polled by Reuters who say that rise will probably be a “one-and-done.”
US stocks closed mixed as investors saw tech shares rebounded and economic data came out weaker than expected.
Japan’s economy, which likely shrank in the third quarter, is set to grow more slowly in the coming year than previously thought, according to a Reuters poll of economists who cited the U.S.-China trade war as the biggest threat.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Speaker Kailash Meghwal, state ministers and senior party leaders have been included in the BJP's first list of 131 out of the total 200 candidates for the December 7 Assembly polls.