Don’t have to answer to every barking dog: Moitra on Nadda’s criticism
Trinamool Congress MP and the party’s Goa in-charge Mahua Moitra on Saturday said that she does not have to answer to every barking dog, while responding to questions from the media, about BJP national president J PNadda’s attack on West Bengal’s ruling party.
“How do I care? Do I have to answer every dog who barks on the road sir. Do I need to answer. We have a saying in Hindi ‘Jab haathi chala bazaar to kutte bhonke hazaar’. Why should we answer to comments made by some other party’s national president, who lost in Bengal? We have other work too,” Moitra told reporters at a press conference in Panaji.
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will chair a meeting at 4 pm today to take stock of the Covid-19 clusters in Bengaluru and Dharwad. He will also discuss with officials and experts on precautionary measures to be taken in the wake of the threat posed by the virus’ new variant. (DHNS)
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Bengaluru-Patna GoAir flight with 139 passengers andcrew members on board made an emergency landing at Nagpur airport due to a technicalglitch, as per Abhid Ruhi, a Nagpur airport official.
“All passengers have been deplaned andserved refreshments. Alternate aircraft has been arranged to accommodate the passengers which will depart for Patna at 4:45 pm. The aircraft is being inspected by the engineering team,” GoFirst spokesperson has said.
Bihar teacher held in inebriated state, hours after pledging no to liquor
A headmaster of a primary school in West Champaran district was arrested in a drunken state, hours after he took a pledge not to consume booze in dry state Bihar.
District police of West Champaran arrested headmaster Kundan Kumar Gaur on Friday night from Piparasi border.
On Nasha Mukti Diwas, 3.5 lakh government and private sector employees had taken oath not to consume alcohol.
Gaur, headmaster of Sri Patnagar primary school, went to Uttar Pradesh to consume liquor.
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After the announcement of the repeal of the three farm laws, there is no point in continuing farmers’ agitation. I urge farmers to end their agitation and go home: Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar
Farmer organisations had demanded to decriminalise stubble burning by farmers. The government has accepted this demand as well,Tomar told ANI.
PM Narendra Modi has announced to constitute a committee to deliberate on the issues of crop diversification, zero-budget farming andmaking MSP system more transparent andeffective. This committee will have representatives from farmers’ organisations,Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told ANI. “With the constitution of this committee, farmers’ demand on MSP stands fulfilled.”
BSP chief Mayawati condemns murder of Dalit family in UP’s Prayagraj
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) President Mayawati on Saturday termed the recent murder of four members of a Dalit family in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj as shameful and blamed the poor law and order situation under the BJP government for the incident.
In a series of tweets in Hindi, the BSP chief said, “Very sad and shameful murder of four people of a Dalit family in Prayagraj, UP recently. This incident also shows the poor law and order of the government. It seems that the BJP is also following in the footsteps of the SP government in this matter.”
“Eight people have died in rain-related incidents in Tamil Nadu, out of which 3 people lost their lives yesterday. Two teams of NDRF have been deployed in Chinglepet and one in Kanchipuram,”State Revenue and Disaster Management Minister KKSSR Ramachandran told ANI.
Public hearing held for JSW project in Odisha
A public hearing was held for Jindal Steel Works’ proposed integrated steel plant in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district, officials said.
The JSW has proposed a “world-class” 12-million-tonne-per-annum (MTPA) facility, 900 MW power plant and a captive port in 3,000 acres of land at an estimated cost of Rs 50,000 crore.
The POSCO site near the port town of Paradip was chosen by the administration for setting up of the JSW project as the South Korean steel company has withdrawn its proposed plan to set up a mega steel project.
The JSW had earlier held tripartite meetings this month at the district level, and Gadakujang, Nuagaon and Dhinkia gram panchayat.
Delhi’s Department of Environment and Forests has issued an order banning entry of trucks in the national capital except those carrying essential commodities from today until November 30. CNG abd electric trucks carrying non-essential commodities will be allowed to enter Delhi.
India in quarters of women’s doubles, mixed doubles at World Championships
Manika Batra has reached the quarterfinals in the mixed and women’s doubles events at the World Table Tennis Championships, putting India just one win away from a historic medal.
Manika and Archana Kamath defeated Hungary’s Dora Madarasz and Georgina Pota 11-4 11-9 6-11 11-7 in the women’s doubles round of 16 on Friday.
They face Luxembourg’s Sarah de Nutte and Xia Lian Ni for a place in the semifinals. Bronze medals will be awarded to all the losing semifinalists in the competition.
Bills to repeal farm laws to come in Lok Sabha on Day 1 of Parliament’s Winter Session
The government will bring a Bill to repeal the three contentious farm laws in Lok Sabha on Monday, the first day of the Winter Session of Parliament.
The Farm Laws Repeal Bill, 2021 will be tabled by Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar.
It aims to repeal the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020, the Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 and to amend the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.
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Rains hampered supply chains, led to rising tomatoes, onions prices: Govt
Excessive rains in October in north India and later in southern states led to supply chain breaks, which in turn, has led to price rises for onions and tomatoes, the government said on Friday.
The all-India average retail price of tomato has been on the rise from the end of September 2021 due to unseasonal rains in Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh, which led to crop damage and delay in arrival from these states.
Delayed arrivals from the north Indian states were followed by heavy rains in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka, which disrupted the supply and also resulted in crop damage.
As on November 25, the all-India average price of tomato was Rs 67/kg which is 63 per cent higher than that of last year, a release from the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution said.
US imposes travel ban from eight African countries over Omicron variant
The United States will bar entry to most travelers from eight southern African countries starting on Monday, after a potentially more-contagious new coronavirus variant was identified in South Africa, President Joe Biden said on Friday.
The new variant, dubbed Omicron, poses a new challenge for Biden, who has had a mixed success getting Americans vaccinated after a politically motivated pushback by 10 states. Biden also faces criticism from international health experts and foreign leaders for failing to send vaccines to poorer countries.
The travel restrictions do not ban flights or apply to UScitizens and lawful USpermanent residents.
Delhi’s air quality continues to be in ‘very poor’ category
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Ask people not to buy, read it: Delhi HC junks plea to stop publication, sale of Khurshid’s book
Freedom of expressing ideas and opinions cannot be allowed to be overshadowed by the ominous cloud of being non-conformist, the Delhi High Court has said while dismissing a plea to stop the publication, circulation and sale of Congress leader Salman Khurshid’s new book.
Former Union Minister Khurshid has sparked a controversy by reportedly comparing a “robust version” of Hindutva to the jihadist Islam of terror groups such as ISIS and Boko Haram in his book ‘Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times’.
While refusing to interfere with the sale and publication of the book, the high court posed what can the court do if people were “feeling so sensitive”. Ask people “not to buy or read the book” instead, the High Court commented.
Law on MSP ‘unlikely’, says Haryana CM
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal has said that “it is not possible” to make a law on MSP (Minimum Support Prices).
Talking to the media after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday, the Haryana Chief Minister, citing the opinion of experts, said that it is “not possible to make a law on MSP as doing so will put pressure on the government to buy all the crops, which is not possible”.
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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav has been admitted to AIIMS, Delhi on Friday after he complained of fever. Sources told ANI his health condition is stable.
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Don’t have to answer to every barking dog: Moitra on Nadda’s criticism