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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
Former England captain Ray Illingworth backs assisted dying as he reveals cancer diagnosis
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Former England captain Ray Illingworth has revealed that he is receiving treatment for oesophageal cancer. The 89-year-old, who led England to a Test series victory in Australia in 1970-71, lost his wife last year and now he is undergoing radiotherapy for cancer. Illingworth now wants to change the law on legalised assisted dying.
2021-11-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Cricket
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
La Liga: Four things we learned from Spain's Matchday 15
Madrid, Nov 29 (IANS) Real Madrid opened up a four-point lead at the top of La Liga after their narrow 2-1 win at home over Sevilla on Sunday at the end of a weekend marked by some poor refereeing. Here are some things we learned in Spain this weekend:
2021-11-29
Category: International, Spain,Sports,Football
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
Sputnik V, Sputnik Light will neutralise latest Covid variant: RDIF
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Gamaleya Institute believes that both Sputnik V and Sputnik Light will neutralise the latest variant of Covid-19, Omicron, Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
T10: Livingstone's fifty helps Team Abu Dhabi register big win
Abu Dhabi, Nov 29 (IANS) Captain Liam Livingstone led the way with the bat as Team Abu Dhabi defeated Deccan Gladiators by eight runs in the Abu Dhabi T10 on Monday. After Team Abu Dhabi posted a total of 125/4 in their 10 overs, the Deccan Gladiators couldn't find a way to bat at the required rate and eventually fell short of their target.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Cricket
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
Parag Agarwal joins elite club of Indian-origin CEOs
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Parag Agarwal, the newly-appointed CEO of Twitter, has joined the high-profile league of Indian and Indian origin honchos, who are calling the shots at global corporations.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National
Omicron, third wave fears lead to spike in vaccination rate in K'taka
Bengaluru, Nov 29 (IANS) The people of Karnataka, who did not take Covid vaccine shots despite several appeals by the state government, are now thronging the vaccination centers amid fears of new Covid variant Omicron and the outbreak of a possible third wave of the pandemic.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
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
Jack Dorsey quits as Twitter CEO, announces IIT man Parag Agarwal as successor
New York, Nov 29 (IANS) Jack Dorsey, the maverick behind making Twitter the world's go-to social platform to rant, laud, troll or play simple catch up, is moving on.
2021-11-29
Category: International, United States,Technology,Diaspora
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
AASU leader killed by mob while rescuing accident victim
Guwahati, Nov 29 (IANS) An All Assam Students' Union (AASU) leader was killed and two others seriously injured by a mob in Assam's Jorhat on Monday, police said.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Assam,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
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
Two South Koreans escape from TN Police, reach Manipur to flee India
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Two South Korean nationals, who were arrested in a case of GST evasion to the tune of crores of rupees, escaped from police custody in Tamil Nadu's Chengalpattu district last month, flew to Manipur, and are believed to have crossed out of India, police sources said.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
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
Taliban gunmen checking mobile phones of Kabul residents
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Residents of Kabul complain that gunmen linked to the Taliban government have lately been checking their mobile phones, thus violating their privacy, Pajhwok News reported.
2021-11-29
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Terrorism
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
No proposal for lockdown, take precautions, says Bommai
Davanagere (Karnataka), Nov 29 (IANS) Seeking to allay apprehensions, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday made it clear that there was no proposal to impose lockdown in the state.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Omicron patients show extreme tiredness, no major oxygen drop
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) As fear grows over a new Covid variant now known as Omicron, doctors in South Africa have observed first symptoms of this new and deadly strain that are different from the Delta one.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
South African returnee tests Covid positive in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Nov 29 (IANS) A 39-year-old South Africa returnee was retested on Monday and turned out to be positive for Covid-19, the Chandigarh administration said.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Odisha Police constable with over Rs 2 cr assets raided
Bhubaneswar, Nov 29 (IANS) Odisha Police constable Sudarsan Pradhan, posted in Berhampur police district, is in the vigilance net for allegedly owning assets worth Rs 2.16 crore, an official said on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Orissa,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
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
SL vs WI, 2nd Test: Openers make steady start for Sri Lanka
Galle, Nov 29 (IANS) Opening batsman Pathum Nissanka scored an unbeaten 61 runs to get Sri Lanka off to a good start in a rain-curtailed day of the second Test against West Indies at the Galle International Stadium on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Sri Lanka,Sports,Cricket
Nepal suspended issuing visas to African visitors
Kathmandu, Nov 29 (IANS) Nepal on Monday suspended issuing visas to visitors from African nations after emergence of new Covid variant Omicron, believed to be lethal than existing ones.
2021-11-29
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Spectator chants 'yellow banana' during Chinese star's TT match
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Table tennis authorities have vowed to take action to "prevent the recurrence of racist incidents" after a spectator shouted "yellow banana" during star Chinese paddler Liang Jingkuns round-of-16 match at the World Championships in the US, the South China Morning Post reported.
2021-11-29
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Sports
'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
Kashmir's first virtual gaming arena comes up in Srinagar
Srinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) Kashmir's first virtual gaming arena was opened on Monday at the city centre in Lal Chowk in Srinagar.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Human Interest/Society
Delhi HC concerned over animal body's lack of attention to captive animals
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday expressed unhappiness over the lack of attention of the Animal Welfare Board of India (AWBI) in a matter related to the captive animals kept in zoos, saying it will not hesitate to initiate contempt proceedings in this regard.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Omicron variant reminds that Covid is far from over: WHO
Geneva, Nov 29 (IANS) Even as the world is entering a third year into the Covid-19 pandemic, the infectious disease that claimed the lives of more than 5 million people so far is far from over, the WHO said on Monday.
2021-11-29
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Passengers from European, 11 other nations have to undergo RT-PCR test: TN
Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) With Omicron variant of coronavirus spreading overseas, the Tamil Nadu government on Monday said passengers from European and 11 other countries will have to undergo RT-PCR test and will be allowed to go home only after a negative report.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Take Chief Forest Conservator's nod to axe trees for Metro Phase IV: SC
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to obtain permission of the Chief Forest Conservator and the Environment Ministry for felling of trees for construction of Phase IV of metro project.
2021-11-29
Category: India, Delhi,National,Environment/Wildlife,Immigration/Law/Rights
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
Ralf Rangnick appointed as interim manager of Manchester United
Manchester, Nov 29 (IANS) English Premier League club Manchester United on Monday announced the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as the interim manager until the end of the season.
2021-11-29
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Football