New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In today’s ‘Breaking News, Latest Updates’ blog, we at English Jagran will focus on the assembly elections in five states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Goa to attend Goa Liberation Day celebrations. As per his office, he will felicitate the freedom fighters and veterans of ‘Operation Vijay’ at the function.
Meanwhile, we will also focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. The National COVID-19 Supermodel Committee has predicted that a third COVID-19 wave driven by Omicron might India early next year. However, it said that it will be milder than the second wave. Currently, India’s Omicron tally has crossed the 100-mark.
Here are the highlights of the day:
16:18 hours: PM Modi inaugurates multiple development projects including the renovated Fort Aguada Jail Museum, Super Speciality Block at Goa Medical College, New South Goa Dist Hosp, Aviation Skill Development Center at Mopa Airport and Gas-insulated Substation at Davorlim, Navelim in Goa.
16:06 hours: PM Modi felicitates the freedom fighters and veterans of ‘Operation Vijay’ as part of Goa Liberation Day celebrations at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium.
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15:32 hours: There were decisions taken in the Kisan Morcha’s meeting for the growth of farmers. ‘Vijay Sankalp Yatra’ is going in UP and Uttarakhand and we are focusing on it. BJP will make government in respective states where elections will be held, says Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Tomar.
Farm laws were brought for the betterment of the farmers. India has seen that PM Narendra Modi added various dimensions in the field of farming. Kisan Morcha should play its role in taking forward natural farming system and work in this direction, he added.
14:45 hours: As part of Goa Liberation Day celebrations, PM Modi attends Sail Parade and FlyPast in Panaji.
14:31 hours: PM Modi offers tribute at Martyrs Memorial at Azad Maidan in Panaji.
13:50 hours: PM Modi arrives at Panaji airport; Goa CM Pramod Sawant receives him.
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13:10 hours: It’s an unfortunate incident. It seems that the person came with the target of sacrilege only as he was there for 9-10 hours. He has not been identified yet. We will investigate the matter, says Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa.
12:36 hours: Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw interacts with officials during the inspection of Delhi-Pali section.
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11:58 hours: Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurates a new building of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) in Pune.
11:22 hours: Tamil Nadu reports 613 COVID-19 cases, nine fatalities. Infection tally rises to 27,39,196, death toll 36,676. The state now has 7,346 active cases of the disease, says Tamil Nadu Health Department.
11:00 hours: Maharana Pratap Administrative Academy Training Center will be constructed in Khatima, said Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Saturday.
10:45 hours: Union Home Minister Amit Shah offers prayers at Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple in Pune.
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10:15 hours: Covid has impacted all countries. India supplied vaccines to over 90 countries; the welfare of Indian students during the pandemic sustained the momentum of our relationships. Together we can do this better, says EAM Dr S Jaishankar.
10:00 hours: We all share deep-rooted ties with Afghanistan and our concerns and objectives for the country include a true and representative government, fighting against terrorism and drug trafficking, and preserving the rights of women, children and minorities in Afghanistan, says EAM Dr S Jaishankar at 3rd India-Central Asia Dialogue.
9:31 hours: Just In: India reports 7,081 new COVID-9 cases, 7,469 recoveries and 264 deaths in the last 24 hours, says Union Health Ministry.
Active cases: 83,913, lowest since March 2020
Total recoveries: 3,41,78,940
Death toll: 4,77,422
Total Vaccination: 1,37,46,13,252
9:19 hours: Just In: Section 144 imposed in Alappuzha district of Kerala, says District Collector A Alexander.
8:55 hours: A total of 66,41,09,365 samples tested up to December 18, of which 12,11,977 samples were tested on December 18, says Union Health Ministry.
8:45 hours: Just In: The second meeting of delimitation commission will be held tomorrow, December 20. Farooq Abdullah, Jitendar Singh, and other MPs likely to participate, reports ANI.
8:27 hours: For over 40,000 years DNA of all people in India has been the same… I am not faffing, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.
8:05 hours: West Bengal reports 556 COVID-19 cases and eight fatalities. Infection tally rises to 16,26,511 and death toll to 19,660. The state now has 7,501 active cases, says West Bengal Health Department.
7:54 hours: Glaciers are an important part of our ecosystem and we need to take concrete measures at the ground level to reduce the impact of climate change, says Himachal Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.
7:36 hours: One unidentified terrorist neutralized in the encounter that broke out between security forces and terrorists at Harwan area of Srinagar, says Kashmir Zone Police.
7:27 hours: PM Modi will visit Goa today to attend Goa Liberation Day celebrations at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium in Taleigao at around 3 pm. He will felicitate the freedom fighters and veterans of ‘Operation Vijay’ at the function and inaugurate multiple development projects.
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