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LIVE News Updates: BJP picks Sushil Modi for Bihar Rajya Sabha by-election

Putting to rest, the speculations surrounding the role to be offered to former Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi, the BJP okayed his name for Rajya Sabha by-polls.

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11:53 PM

WHO says would be highly speculative to say COVID did not emerge in China

  • The World Health Organization's top emergency expert said it would be highly speculative for the WHO to say the coronavirus did not emerge in China, where it was first identified in a food market in December last year.

  • China is pushing a narrative via state media that the virus existed abroad before it was discovered in the central city of Wuhan, citing the presence of coronavirus on imported frozen food packaging and scientific papers claiming it had been circulating in Europe last year.
11:21 PM

Farmers should end protest, centre ready for dialogue: Narendra Singh Tomar

Appealing to farmers to end their protest in view of COVID-19 pandemic and winters, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the central government is ready to discuss issues related to three agriculture sector laws with the representatives of farmers organisations.
11:03 PM

Search operations still on

11:00 PM

Nivar cyclone: Four killed in Tamil Nadu; Centre, state announce relief

  • The Centre pledged all support to cyclone Nivar-affected Tamil Nadu with both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister K Palniswami announcing relief to the kin of those killed.

  • Nivar which wreaked havoc in 18 districts of the state has claimed four lives besides leaving several cattle dead and over 2,000 trees uprooted, Palaniswami said, a day after the very severe storm made landfall.

  • Modi spoke to Palaniswami who apprised him of the situation in the state.
10:54 PM

We want govt to discuss issues, address our concerns and prepare a draft for required legislation. We are staying at Meerut toll plaza tonight and will leave for Delhi tomorrow morning

- Rakesh Tikait, Bhartiya Kisan Union

10:52 PM

Indian Sikh pilgrims arrive in Pakistan

  • Over 600 Sikhs arrived in Lahore from India through the Wagah border to take part in the celebrations of the 551st birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev at Nankana Sahib, the birth place of the founder of the Sikh faith.

  • The main ceremony will be held on November 30 at Gurdwara Janamasthan Nankana Sahib in Punjab province.
10:48 PM

Suspected North Korean hackers targeted Covid vaccine maker AstraZeneca (Reuters)

10:47 PM

Brazil's Bolsonaro rejects Covid-19 shot, calls masks taboo

10:21 PM

Delhi latest Covid-19 figures

10:13 PM

Stubble burning rose by more than 20% this year

  • K J Ramesh, member of the newly formed commission for air quality management, said 2018 recorded 51,751 incidents of farm fires from mid-October to November end. This figure was the highest between 2010-2018. The number dropped marginally to 50,738 a year later.

  • This year, 73,000 cases of farm fires were reported until November 17.
10:01 PM

Prakash Javadekar launches 'India Climate Change Knowledge Portal'

10:00 PM

Bengal CM now has the transport and irrigation department portfolios, after Suvendu Adhikari's resignation from cabinet

09:57 PM

Iran nuclear scientist targeted in assassination attempt near Tehran

09:44 PM

Had an excellent discussion with my friend, UK PM Boris Johnson on an ambitious roadmap for India-UK ties in next decade. We agreed to work towards a quantum leap in our cooperation in all areas-trade & investment, defence & security, climate change, & fighting Covid-19

- PM Narendra Modi

08:54 PM

Seychelles holds 'particular priority' for India in fight against the COVID-19

- S Jaishankar

08:47 PM

Farmers from Punjab at Singhu border

08:14 PM

Bihar: BJP chooses Sushil Kumar Modi for the Rajya Sabha by-election

07:59 PM

Under PM Modi, India's economy in recession first-time ever: Rahul Gandhi

  • Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country's economy is in recession for the first time ever.

  • He said this after India's GDP growth contracted by 7.5 per cent in the July-September quarter. The GDP had contracted by 23.9 per cent in the April-June quarter.
07:42 PM

By using teargas, water cannons on farmers, BJP govt has shown its anti-people character

- Akhilesh Yadav

07:38 PM

Delhi: Mihir Goswami joins BJP

07:27 PM

Lockdown restrictions in Maharashtra on account of coronavirus extended till midnight of Dec 31, 2020

07:22 PM

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar accepts resignation of Suvendu Adhikari from the post of State Transport Minister

07:16 PM

Rail Bhawan to remain closed on 1st and 2nd December

06:39 PM

Jammu and Kashmir reports 565 new Covid-19 cases, 596 recoveries, and 8 deaths

Total cases - 1,08,871
06:27 PM

Food inflation expected to soften in third quarter; it is something which has to be tracked closely: CEA

06:27 PM

Congress' Randeep Singh Surjewala tweets in support of farmers

06:16 PM

Nearly 25,000 farmers had sent proposal to PM. The laws have been made for traders saying they'll eventually benefit farmers. If govt has brought laws to support farmers, we welcome it. However, there are drawbacks

- Mohini Mohan Mishra, All India Secretary, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh

05:56 PM

Sydney: Australia beat India by 66 runs in the first India vs Australia ODI match

05:52 PM

The Supreme Court today adjourned the hearing on loan moratorium case to December 02

05:50 PM

Train services normal at all corridors from 5:35 pm onwards. Tomorrow regular services on all Lines as of now: Delhi Metro

05:42 PM

COVID-19: Have enough infrastructure to vaccinate Delhi's entire population in few weeks

- Satyendar Jain

05:41 PM

GDP contraction slows to -7.5% in Q2, India officially in recession

GDP contraction slows to -7.5% in Q2, India officially in recession
05:12 PM

Mehbooba Mufti not under house arrest

04:54 PM

HeroMotoCorp appoints global mobility expert Michael Clarke as COO

04:52 PM

UP Virus Cases: 2,366 fresh COVID-19 cases take UP's tally to 5,37,747; death toll 7,697

04:37 PM

Patna: Ruckus inside Bihar Legislative Assembly

04:18 PM

Facebook Libra's first digital coin arriving in January

  • The Libra Association, which manages Facebook's cryptocurrency project, will launch a single coin backed by one dollar as early as January, The Financial Times reported. The Libra Association would launch other currencies and a "digital composite" of all of its coins at a later date.

  • However, according to critics, moving to single-currency coins "could result in additional costs for currency conversion", undermining the project's goal of greater financial inclusion.

  • Facebook and 20 partner organisations formally joined the digital currency project during a meeting in Geneva in October last year.
04:16 PM

India's Apr-Oct fiscal deficit tops 126% of full year target

04:13 PM

Delhi: Traffic congestion at Delhi-Gurugram border

04:08 PM

Punjab farmers protest: Two trains cancelled, five trains short terminated and five others diverted

04:07 PM

PM Narendra Modi to review vaccine work in Ahmedabad, Pune and Hyderabad tomorrow

03:27 PM

Farmers enter the national capital through the Tikri border

03:21 PM

Delhi: College students say their exam got cancelled due to farmers' 'Chalo Delhi' protest march

"We're coming down from Rohtak. Our exams were cancelled. There are many students who travel to their colleges. It's causing a lot of problems for us," says a student. (ANI reports)
02:52 PM

Cyclone Nivar makes landfall near Puducherry

The storm made landfall near Puducherry. Intensity is gradually decreasing. Rainfall will decrease in the next 2 days in Tamil Nadu & Puducherry. We're monitoring the situation: Dr.S. Balachandran, DDGM on Cyclone Nivar
02:43 PM

I welcome Centre’s decision to allow farmers to enter Delhi to exercise their democratic right to protest. They should also now initiate immediate talks to address farmers' concerns on the Farm Laws and resolve the simmering issue.

- Capt. Amarinder Singh, Punjab CM

02:38 PM

Protesting farmers will be allowed to enter the national capital. They will have the permission to protest at the Nirankari Samagam Ground in the Burari area: Delhi Police Commissioner

The Delhi Police Commissioner has appealed to the farmers to maintain order and demonstrate peacefully.
02:35 PM

SC asks Chanda Kochhar to go to Bombay High court seeking discharge of husband from money laundering charges

  • Kochhar argues he's been exonerated of the charges.
  • SG Tushar Mehta contests, says only attachment of his property not been affirmed.
  • Govt objects to any relief to any sector through loan moratorium scheme. Says given economic situation it may be a problem
  • Kapil Sibal says 97 per cent of loans will become NPA.
02:31 PM

Govt agrees to allow protesting farmers to come to Nirankari Samagam Ground, Burari, inside Delhi, tweets Yogendra Yadav

02:25 PM

Farmers' protest: Stone pelting at Delhi-Haryana Singhu border, police uses tear gas shells to disperse agitators

02:22 PM

Implementation Agreement (IA) on Hydrography signed between India and Vietnam in

An Implementation Agreement (IA) on Hydrography was signed between India and Vietnam in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Vietnamese counterpart General Ngo Xuan Lich, during a virtual bilateral meeting today: Defence Minister's Office
02:15 PM

PDP leader Waheed Parra remanded to 15-day NIA custody for his alleged connections with Hizbul Mujahideen terror group: Officials

Reports PTI
02:08 PM

Moradabad: Farmers block Delhi-Lucknow highway in support of 'Chalo Delhi' protest march

02:08 PM

TVS Motor unveils mobile app for customers

02:03 PM

Haryana: Police use tear gas to try to disperse farmers as they take part in protests against Centre's Farm laws, at the Singhu border

01:55 PM

Maharashtra: PM Narendra Modi will visit Serum Institute of India in Pune on November 28 to review the vaccine production

01:49 PM

Senior Trinamool Congress leader Suvendu Adhikari tenders resignation as West Bengal transport minister: Sources

Reports PTI
01:35 PM

India's palm oil imports set to jump as tax cut lures refiners

India’s imports of palm oil are set to rise by as much as 100,000 tonnes a month from December after the government slashed import tax on the tropical oil, making it cheaper than rival edible oils, industry officials said on Friday.
01:27 PM

NSA Ajit Doval arrived in Colombo for trilateral India-Sri Lanka-Maldives consultations on maritime and security cooperation

He was accorded a warm welcome by Army Commander Lt Gen Shavendra Silva: High Commission of India in Colombo, Sri Lanka
01:19 PM

Delhi Government rejects the request of Delhi Police seeking to convert nine stadiums into temporary prisons, in view of farmers protest

01:15 PM

Nissan India announces expansion of dealership, service station network

Nissan India on Friday announced expansion of its dealership and service station network with 20 news sales points and 30 new service outlets besides taking other customer-centric initiatives ahead of the roll out of its B-segment SUV Magnite next month. The expansion is in line with the Nissan NEXT strategy to prioritize and invest in the Indian market for sustainable growth, the company said in a release.
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