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AAP has sought to know from Congress why it has not expelled former CM Amarinder Singh from the party for announcing his new outfit and backing the Centre’s move to extend BSF’s jurisdiction in Punjab, reported PTI.
A settlement monitor said on Wednesday that an Israeli committee had approved about 3,000 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, a day after the Biden administration issued its strongest condemnation yet of the proposed construction, reported news agency AP.
PM Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the East Asia Summit. During his speech, Modi emphasised the importance of a resilient global value chain. He also reiterated India’s commitment to providing Quad-sponsored vaccines to Indo-Pacific countries. According to news agency ANI, PM Modi recalled India’s support of 1 million US dollars to the ASEAN Covid-19 Recovery Fund. He stressed the importance of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. Modi also mooted the idea of developing global standards for cyber security.
India successfully test-fired surface-to-surface ballistic missile Agni-5, the Ministry of Defence informed on Wednesday. The missile, which uses a 3-stage solid-fuelled engine, is capable of striking targets at ranges up to 5,000 km with a very high degree of accuracy.
With 1,485 new Covid-19 cases and 38 deaths, Maharashtra’s total caseload reached 6,606,536 and the death toll climbed to 140,098. Mumbai saw 417 new cases and four deaths and so far 755,480 cases and 16,229 deaths have been reported from the city.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaffirmed “India’s focus on a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific and the principle of ASEAN Centrality in the region” in the 16th East Asia Summit hosted by Brunei.
Karnataka on Wednesday added 282 fresh cases and 13 deaths, taking the caseload and death toll to 29,86,835 and 38,037, the health department said.
The day also saw 349 people being discharged, pushing the total number of recoveries to 29,40,339. Active cases stood at 8,430, a department bulletin said.
Covaxin has now been added to the approved list of Covid-19 vaccines for travel to Oman without quarantine, said the Embassy of India in Oman on Wednesday.
Kerala reported 9,445 new Covid-19 cases and 93 deaths in the last 24 hours and the active caseload was recorded at 76,554.
The death toll in Uttarakhand due to rain-related incidents rose to 76 on Wednesday, with 5 still missing, according to the state government.
Delhi recorded 38 fresh Covid-19 cases and zero deaths on Wednesday. The active caseload in the national capital stands at 348.
Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal will be on a two-day visit to Punjab on October 28-29. He will reach Sangrur at 11 am by train.
The Delhi cabinet on Wednesday approved the inclusion of Ayodhya in its free pilgrimage scheme for the elderly, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced. Kejriwal had on Tuesday offered prayers at the Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya.
A plea has been filed in the Supreme court challenging the validity of certain sections of the NDPS Act.
“Urgent occasion for courts to heal wounds inflicted on youngsters sent to jail for using drugs,” it stated, adding that the provisions of the Act are abused by enforcement agencies.
Amid political speculation, former Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh confirmed that he was forming his own party, but did not know its name yet.
“Let us wait for the Election Commission which will decide the symbol,” he said.
Following the Pegasus controversy, the Supreme Court stated that indiscriminate spying on individuals cannot be allowed.
“Spying can affect the way individuals exercise their rights,” the SC observed.
India registers 13,451 new cases in the last 24 hours, which is 8.2% higher than yesterday. It brings the total caseload to 3,42,15,653.
The top five states, which have registered maximum cases, are Kerala with 7,163 cases, followed by Maharashtra with 1,201 cases, Tamil Nadu with 1,090 cases, West Bengal with 806 cases and Mizoram with 740 cases.
The Punjab government has announced a two-hour window for the use of green firecrackers on Diwali.
On November 4 (Diwali), crackers are allowed from 8pm to 10pm.
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