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Tamil Nadu: Flight services at Madurai airport suspended till 12 pm tomorrow, in the wake of cyclone Burevi. Tuticorin airport to be closed tomorrow.
Kerala: People shifted to relief camp
HCL's Roshni Nadar richest woman in India; a third of entrants in list self-made
- IT major HCL Technologies' Roshni Nadar Malhotra has topped a list of the richest women in the country with a networth of Rs 54,850 crore, followed by Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw at Rs 36,600 crore.
- A total of 31 women in the list of 100 having a networth of at least Rs 100 crore, prepared by Hurun India and Kotak Wealth, are "self-made", it said. This includes six professional managers and 25 entrepreneurs.
- Shaw leads in the self-made category, followed by Radha Vembu of Zoho (Rs 11,590 crore networth) and Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks (Rs 10,220 crore), it said.
Yogi Adityanath, Bipin Rawat in Gorakhpur
Centre approves Army Headquarters reorganisation, force gets third deputy chief
Kamala Harris chooses all-women team for Chief of Staff, NSA & Domestic Policy Advisor
- US Vice President-elect Kamala Harris named her Chief of Staff, Domestic Policy Advisor and National Security Advisor, an all-women team, which she said has the experience to hit the ground from day one.
- “Leading my office as Chief of Staff will be Tina Flournoy, whose deep experience, public policy expertise, and accomplished career in public service make her uniquely qualified for this important position,” Harris said.
- Tina brings a strong commitment to serving the American people and her leadership will be critical as we work to overcome the unprecedented challenges facing our nation, she said.
UK passes 60,000 coronavirus deaths: Government (AFP)
Govt admitted to drawbacks
Odisha: Crime Branch arrest Gopalpur MLA Pradeep Panigrahi in connection with a disproportionate assets case. The MLA was expelled from Biju Janata Dal on November 29.
Govt open for widening scope and jurisdiction of dispute resolution beyond SDM level: Tomar
Serving agitating farmers
The laws are wrong. In the next meeting, we will put pressure on the government. They will have to say that they will take back the laws. In my opinion, it will be finalised in the meeting day after tomorrow
- Harjinder Singh Tanda, Azaad Kisan Sangharsh Committee
Bharatiya Kisan Union after today's meeting
Points of discussion have been prepared. Discussions will be held on these points on December 5 and we hope that the agitation will end the same day
- Som Prakash, Minister of State for Commerce & Industry
In the new Act, it has been provided that farmers can take their grievances to SDM court. Farmers' Unions feel that SDM court is a lower court and they should be allowed to go the court. Govt will consider this demand
- Narendra Singh Tomar
Govt says Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar addressed doubts of farmers during meeting with union leaders (PTI)
The meeting of farmer leaders with the central government concludes. Next meeting to be held on December 5
MSP (Minimum Support Price) will not be touched, no changes will be made to it
- Narendra Singh Tomar replies to farmer leaders
Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami says new agri laws to benefit farmers
Convene winter session of Parliament at earliest
- Manish Tewari
Bundelkhand farmers threaten to step up stir
Farmer leaders suggest govt that a special session of the Parliament be called and the new farm laws be abolished
Nihang Sikhs reach Singhu border
China hits out at US after report of new visa restrictions
- China accused critics in the US government of “an escalation of political suppression” against Beijing following a report of new visa restrictions on members of China's ruling Communist Party and their immediate family members.
- Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said China would “make representations” to the U.S. following the report Thursday in the New York Times that such people would be limited to one-month, single-entry visas.
- Hua called Washington's approach “totally inconsistent with the U.S.'s own interests,” and said it would damage America's global image.
Future-Reliance deal: Sebi awaits clarification before go-ahead
West Bengal govt caps price of RT-PCR test in private labs at Rs 950: Mamata Banerjee
Aurangabad: Congress protests in support of agitating farmers
Pakistan is trying to link the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav with another case. In routine consular practice, Shahnawaz Noon, was selected to represent our high commission in a case for the release of an Indian prisoner, Mohammed Ismail
- MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava
Key routes connecting UP-Delhi closed
- Police closed routes on two national highways connecting Ghaziabad to Delhi as farmers remained adamant on their demand for scrapping of the Centre's agriculture reform laws and stayed put at the national capital's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.
- The protesting farmers had on Wednesday threatened to block other roads of Delhi if their demands were not met.
After HDFC Bank, now SBI’s YONO hit by a system outage
- After private lender HDFC Bank, state-owned State Bank of India’s flagship YONO app faced a system outage, forcing customers to vent their frustration on social media. SBI tweeted that it’s working towards fixing the issue and directed it customers to use its internet banking solution and YONO Lite instead.
- Several customers claimed that the bank’s mobile application was facing a technical glitch and continued to show an error M005.
Prepared to face both COVID-19, Chinese challenge on LAC: Navy chief
Brahmaputra Bridge will link Bhutan with Vietnam
Farmers who commit suicide are cowards
- Karnataka Minister
World food prices jump to six-year high: UN
- Global food commodity prices rose sharply in November to their highest level in nearly six years, the UN food agency said, due in part to adverse weather conditions.
- The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said prices of the most globally traded foodstuffs were up across the board, putting extra pressure in particular on 45 countries that need outside help feeding their populations.
- The FAO Food Price Index averaged 105 points during the month, up 3.9 percent from October and 6.5 percent from a year earlier.
Cyclone Burevi update
Storm surge of about 1-m height above astronomical tide is very likely to inundate low lying areas of south coastal Tamil Nadu (Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tirunelveli & Kanniyakumari) during the time of landfall: Ministry of Earth Science
UP farmers demand farm commission as they threaten to intensify stir
Congress has always opposed farmers. They're distressed, they're looking for some chaos. It was the same Congress that instigated farmers in Neemuch & Mandsaur and fanned violence. We will not let Congress do this at any cost in MP
- Shivraj S Chouhan
Kerala Gold Smuggling Case
- Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court (Economic Offences) sends accused Swapna Suresh and Sarith PS to Customs custody till December 8
- Court posts the matter of the bail petition submitted by former Kerala CMO principal secretary M Sivasankar in the money laundering case in connection with the Gold Smuggling Case, registered by Customs Department.
Next for Biden: Naming a health care team as pandemic rages
HC grants custody parole to jailed former Bihar MP Mohd Shahabuddin to meet kin in Delhi
There are elderly women in farmer protests. Do they look like Khalistanis? It is a way of calling farmers of the country as anti-nationals. This is an insult to the farmers. How dare they call our farmers anti-nationals?
- Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal
Pakistan to start coronavirus vaccination drive from April 2021
IIT Roorkee receives 7 international offers
Domestic flights move towards normalcy; airlines allowed 80% of pre-COVID flights
Airlines were operating over 2,500 domestic flights daily before airlines were grounded due to a lockdown announced by the Modi government. Allowing 80% flights would mean a substantial part of pre-COVID flights will be back to flying.
Kodaikanal: Violent rain, stong winds as cyclone Burevi edges closer
Parkash Singh Badal (former Punjab CM) fought for farmers for his entire life. He returned his award to send a strong message to the government. Farmers don't need these laws so why the Govt of India is forcing them on farmers?
- Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Badal
SC defers hearing on loan moratorium case to December 8
In India, we now have vaccines that are in their final trial stage. I am hopeful that by the end of this month or early next month we should get emergency use authorisation from Indian regulatory authorities to start giving vaccine to public.
- Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS Delhi
Govt names 10 best performing police stations
Manipur's Nongpok Sekmai tops list followed by AWPS-Suramangalam in Tamil Nadu and Kharsang in Arunachal Pradesh
Mamata Banerjee threatens country-wide stir if new farm laws not withdrawn
No night curfew in Delhi for now: Delhi govt to SC
Delhi Government informs High Court that on a considered view, it has decided not to impose night curfew in Delhi or parts of it, as of now.
SC stays Gujarat HC order mandating community service for not wearing masks
The High Court on Wednesday ordered that those not found wearing masks will have to serve a "compulsory community service" at Covid care centres and directed the state government to pass a notification in this regard.
ISCE Board writes to State CMs to allow schools to reopen partially for Class 10th and 12th from January 4
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress MP writes to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla to call the Winter Session to discuss present farmers protest, the status of COVID19 vaccine and issues of economic slowdown and unemployment
Indian economy witnessing V-shaped recovery: FinMin report
"This V-shaped recovery, evident at the half-way stage of 2020-21, reflects the resilience and robustness of the Indian economy. The fundamentals of the economy remain strong as gradual scaling back of lockdowns, along with the astute support of Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission has placed the economy firmly on the path of recovery," the Monthly Economic Review for November said.
Delhi Government informs Delhi High Court that it has taken a considered view, after assessing the COVID19 situation, not to impose night curfew in Delhi or some parts of it as of now
Cyclone Burevi brings heavy rains to Pondy, normal life hit
The territorial administration has sought Rs 100 crores as interim relief from the Centre as the loss incurred due to cyclone Nivar and heavy rains was pegged at Rs 400 crores
Mamata threatens country-wide stir if new farm laws not withdrawn
Supreme Court directs Gujarat to ensure vigorous adherence of Centre's COVID-19 guidelines on wearing masks and social distancing.