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Concerned over new Covid variant, MP reviews preparedness
Bhopal, Nov 29 (IANS) Concerned over the new Covid-19 variant -- Omicron -- Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday directed the concerned officials in all the districts of the state to remain vigilant.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
LS members posed over 360 questions on air pollution: Paper
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Lok Sabha members have raised at least 368 questions on air pollution in India from 2000 to 2019, with more than 200 of them raised in 2016 or later, with crop residue burning emerging as the most common source of interest, a new working paper has found.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
DO levels improved at 40 locations on Ganga since 2014: Jal Shakti Ministry
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The government on Monday claimed that because of its multi-sectoral interventions, Dissolved Oxygen (DO) has improved at 40 locations while Faecal Coliform (FC) has improved at 21 locations on river Ganga between 2014 and 2021.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Assam floods: Govt admits failure of flood management, protection structures
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Failure of flood management and flood protection structures, deforestation/watershed degradation, and encroachment of riverine areas were among the major reasons as recognised by the government for the annual floods in Assam, the Parliament was informed on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Congress firm on going alone in Bihar Assembly's Winter session
Patna, Nov 29 (IANS) Despite its dismal performance in the recent Bihar by-elections, the Congress on Monday decided to stay alone during the proceedings of the Assembly's Winter session.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Assam, Nagaland CMs to meet Shah soon on Naga peace talks
Kohima, Nov 29 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Nagaland counterpart Neiphiu Rio would soon meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the Naga political issue and the opposition-less United Democratic Alliance (UDA) government in Nagaland, officials said here on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Nagaland,National,Politics
Only 1.73% of forested area encroached, says Govt
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Of the total 7,67,419 sq km recorded forest aea (RFA) in the country as per the 2019 data, as much as 13,294.77 sq km - amounting to mere 1.73 per cent - is under encroachment, with Madhya Pradesh and Assam witnessing most encroachments, the Parliament was told on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Lack of awareness, facilities behind higher IMR among tribals
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Lack of awareness, not attending to institutional medical facilities, distinctive culture, geographical isolation, and backwardness are reasons behind the higher Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) among tribal communities, the Parliament was told on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Andhra Governor re-admitted to Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan was re-admitted to AIG Hospitals here on Monday, six days after he was discharged following treatment for Covid-19.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tribal freedom fighters' museum to come up in 10 states
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) To acknowledge the contribution of the tribals who faught against the British rule, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs has sanctioned Tribal Freedom Fighters' Museum in 10 states.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Narcotics use up in Bihar after strict liquor ban, says JDU MLA
Patna, Nov 29 (IANS) An MLA of Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United on Monday claimed that the use of narcoticsubstances have increased in the state ever since the strict implementation of liquor ban by the state police, and sought action in this regard.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Fluorides, nitrates, arsenic, iron polluting groundwater in India
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Fluorides, nitrates, arsenic and iron have been found above the optimum levels in the groundwater of 370, 423, 154 and 341 districts of the country, respectively, the Parliament was informed on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine,Politics
673 districts have prepared disaster management plans: Govt
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) As many as 673 districts of the country have prepared District Disaster Management Plans (DDMP), as per inputs by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the Parliament was informed on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
BJP announces list of candidates for municipal polls in Kolkata
Kolkata, Nov 29 (IANS) With only two days to go for the last date of filing nominations for the upcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections, the BJP on Monday became the last major political party after Trinamool Congress, CPM and Congress to announce their candidates' list.
2021-11-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Pegasus row: SC panel asks petitioners to submit phone for technical evaluation
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The 3-member expert panel constituted by the Supreme Court to investigate whether the Centre has used the Pegasus spyware to snoop on citizens has sent out mails to petitioners asking them to submit their mobile instruments for testing/technical examination.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Odisha Speaker warns action against 'unruly' behaviour by legislators
Bhubaneswar, Nov 29 (IANS) Ahead of the Odisha Assembly's month-long Winter session, Speaker S.N. Patro on Monday said that action will be taken as per rules, if any member creates ruckus in the House during Question Hour and Governor's speech.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
Govt's proposal to amend Forest Conservation Act receives over 5,600 responses
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Centre said on Monday that more than 5,600 comments have been received by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change from various stakeholders on the proposal to amend the existing Forest Conservation Act.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Door-to-door ration scheme 'progressive reform', Delhi govt tells HC
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday submitted before the high court that the proposed door-to-door ration scheme is a 'progressive reform' for the marginalised, stating that the proposed scheme is in line with the objective of the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Most flag posts in Kerala 'red in colour', says Kerala HC
Kochi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Monday reiterated the menace caused by flag posts put up by political parties all across the streets and public places in the state and went a step forward by saying that most are "red" in colour, or belonging to the ruling Left.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Kerala,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
ED grills former TN Health Minister in money laundering case
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Monday questioned former Tamil Nadu Health Minister and AIADMK leader C. Vijayabhaskar in a case under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
2021-11-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Telangana sanctions Rs 22.5 cr for farmers killed in agitation over 3 laws
Hyderabad, Nov 29 (IANS) The Telangana Cabinet on Monday sanctioned Rs 22.5 crore for financial assistance to the families of farmers killed during the nation-wide agitation against the three controversial, now withdrawn farm laws of the Centre.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
AIKS points at 'falsities' in govt's claims on Repeal Bill, Tomar blames Oppn for no debate
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Hours after the Parliament passed the Repeal of Farm Laws Bill 2021, the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) on Monday declared that the farmers have "won the battle, but war will continue" and reiterated the 'ambiguities' and 'falsities' in the farm bills.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Telangana not to procure paddy from farmers in Rabi, blames Centre
Hyderabad, Nov 29 (IANS) With the Centre ruling out lifting of parboiled rice from Telangana, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday announced that the state government will not set up paddy procurement centres in the coming Rabi season.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Politics
'AIADMK executive to decide on appeal against HC verdict on Jaya house'
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) AIADMK Joint Coordinator and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Monday said that the party's state executive will decide whether to appeal against the Madras High Court order on the residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's residence 'Veda Nilayam'.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
No proposal to recognise Bitcoin as currency, says Sitharaman
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Centre has no proposal to recognise Bitcoin as a currency in the country, the Parliament was informed on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Nandal Finance to acquire Centre's 100% stake in Central Electronics
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Centre has decided the sale of Central Electronics (CEL) to Nandal Finance and Leasing for Rs 210 crore.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,Business/Economy,Politics
Parl panel not satisfied with Facebook's answers, to summon officials again
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information and Technology is not yet satisfied with the answers given by Facebook India in the matters of citizens' rights, and has decided to call Facebook representatives again.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
BJP-run states ahead in vaccination drive
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The states ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have performed better than those governed by the Congress and its allies when it comes to vaccinating their people.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Param Bir Singh-Sachin Vaze 'meet', Congress cries foul, seeks probe
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) The Maharashtra Congress red-flagged a purported meeting between former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and his former junior, sacked cop Sachin Vaze, on Monday, terming it as "a conspiracy" and demanding a high-level probe.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Youth Congress pays tribute to farmers
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Youth Congress, under the leadership of National President, Srinivas B.V., paid tributes to the farmers who lost their lives during the agitation and a meeting was organised in their honour.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Modi govt gave relief to depositors of failed coop bank: Surya
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Tejasvi Surya, Bengaluru South MP, has said that disbursal of Rs 5 lakh deposit insurance to the depositors of the Sri Guru Raghavendra Cooperative Bank is a big reprieve provided by the Narendra Modi government.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Maha has maximum GST dues pending with Centre, Congress says 'stepmom treatment'
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) Maharashtra, which contributes the highest to the Centre's GST kitty, has the maximum amount outstanding for the past two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, a RTI reply has revealed.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Gurugram DTCP to check OC in phased manner
Gurugram, Nov 29 (IANS) Following complaints against people who are involved in illegal construction after getting the occupation certificate (OC) in the licensed colonies, the district town and country planning (DTCP) department of Gurugram has decided that after giving the OC, the first inspection would be done after 10 days and the second after 45 days.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Haryana,National,Politics
BJP says elections will be held in J&K soon after delimitation
Srinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) J&K General Secretary, Ashok Koul said on Monday that elections will be held soon in the Union Territory after the delimitation process is over.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Politics
Amarinder meets Khattar, terms it courtesy call
Chandigarh, Nov 29 (IANS) Former Punjab Chief Minister and Congress rebel Amarinder Singh on Monday called on Haryana Chief Minister and BJP leader Manohar Lal Khattar here.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Around 19% rural habitations get less than 40 lpcd water: Jal Shakti Minister
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) As many as 3.15 lakh rural habitations having 18.67 per cent population get less than 40 litres per capita per day (lpcd) water with sources at a reasonable distance, while 0.43 lakh (2.5 per cent) rural habitations having 2.36 per cent population are reported to have water quality issues in drinking water sources, the government said on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Is govt on confrontation mode in parliament with opposition?
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) After repealing the farm laws, the government moved motion to suspend 12 Rajya Sabha MPs of the opposition for the whole winter session which commenced on Monday. The move has opened a new front for confrontation between the government and the opposition and the apprehensions are the session could be washed away.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Offensive photo shoot at Kartarpur annoys Sikh community
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) A clothing brand recently came under fire after an alleged photo shoot at the Kartarpur Gurdwara in Pakistan. In the shoot, a Lahore-based model can be seen bareheaded, posing for the camera, compromising the sanctity of the place, Express Tribune reported.
2021-11-29
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Religion
Dilip Ghosh's comment on Mamata triggers controversy
Kolkata, Nov 29 (IANS) After Trinamool Congress decided not to attend the meeting of the opposition parties called by Mallikarjun Kharge of the Congress before the winter session of the Parliament, Dilip Ghosh's comment on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee triggered a controversy.
2021-11-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Poonia Bhagao' poster in Raje rally invites high command's attention
Jaipur, Nov 29 (IANS) If sources in Rajasthan BJP are to be believed, the posters in Vasundhara Raje's rally written 'Poonia Bhagao, BJP Bachao' on them, have invited the attention of the party high command and a detailed report has been sent to the party headquarters in Delhi.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Politics
S.Korea hopes for progress in Iran nuclear negotiations
Seoul, Nov 29 (IANS) South Korea welcomed on Monday the resumption of negotiations on reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and expressed hope for "substantive progress," amid the ongoing diplomatic row over Teheran's assets frozen here under US sanctions.
2021-11-29
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
K'taka seeks additional grants from Centre for input subsidy
Tumakuru (Karnataka), Nov 29 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday said the state government has already written to the Centre seeking additional grants for input subsidy to compensate farmers badly hit by heavy rains.
2021-11-29
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Nagpur MLC poll: Corporators on excursion, exercise to keep flock together
Nagpur, Nov 29 (IANS) Election to the lone seat in the local bodies constituency on December 10 has turned the fortunes of a majority of the elected representatives in Nagpur.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Nawab Malik granted bail in defamation case filed by BJP activist
Mumbai, Nov 29 (IANS) A Mumbai court on Monday granted bail to Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik in a Rs 100 crore defamation suit filed by Bharatiya Janata Party activist Mohit (Kamboj) Bhartiya.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
'Iran has serious demand for lifting sanctions in new round of nuke talks'
Tehran, Nov 29 (IANS) Ali Bagheri Kani, Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, said Iran has a "serious" demand for the lifting of US sanctions during the new round of Vienna talks, official IRNA news agency reported on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan transparent, democratic: Observers
Bishkek, Nov 29 (IANS) International observers on Monday said that the latest parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan were transparent and democratic.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Kyrgyzstan,Politics
6 terrorists arrested in intel-based ops in Pak's Punjab
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Six terrorists were arrested in separate intelligence-based operations in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of the police said on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Pakistan,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics,Terrorism
Rajasthan's jobless youths protest at UP Cong office to meet Priyanka
Lucknow, Nov 29 (IANS) After carrying out shirtless agitations, offering roses to ministers as a mark of protest and going on hunger strikes, unemployed youth from Rajasthan are now staging a 'dharna' outside the Congress party headquarters in Lucknow, demanding an audience with Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Politics
Australian border reopening delayed amid Omicron concerns
Canberra, Nov 29 (IANS) The Australian government has delayed the reopening of the country's borders amid concerns over the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Gurugram: 46 commercial outlets sealed for operating without licence
Gurugram, Nov 29 (IANS) A total of 46 commercial establishments at different places in Gurugram were sealed by the Municipal Corporation (MCG) on Monday after they were found to be running without valid trade licence, an MCG official said.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Haryana,Business/Economy,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics