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West Bengal not planning any restriction on Christmas, Gangasagar mela yet: Mamata
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says her govt is not currently planning any restrictions on Christmas celebrations and Gangasagar mela in view of advent of new COVID-19 variant as it has not yet been detected in state
Joint feasibility study on CEPA carried out after India & Bangladesh agreed for exploring bilateral FTA
India and Bangladesh sides agreed that CEPA will create new jobs, raise living standards, and provide wider social and economic opportunities in the two countries. Both sides agreed to starting the CEPA discussions at an early date: Union minister Piyush Goyal’s Office
Naval drills with China response to ‘aggressive’ US: Russian army chief
#BREAKING Naval drills with China response to ‘aggressive’ US: Russian army chief pic.twitter.com/rPp6gWxALa
Need for stricter surveillance with focus on genome sequencing, more testing: PM at Covid-19 review meet
Need for strengthened surveillance with focus on genome sequencing, increased testing: PM Narendra Modi at review meeting on COVID-19
Ready to handle any eventuality related to Covid-19: Andhra Pradesh Govt
Andhra Pradesh govt asserts that it is ready to handle any eventuality in view of sudden spurt of Covid cases in certain countries, says state has sufficient manpower, beds, drugs and oxygen
Only 24% people took precaution dose, urge others to do so: Kejriwal
विदेशों में कोरोना के नए वेरिएंट की चर्चाओं के बीच आज दिल्ली में तैयारियों की समीक्षा की। https://t.co/zVNVpdyXc7
Don’t have a single case of BF.7 variant in Delhi: Kejriwal
Covid cases are rising in China and several other countries. It has BF.7 variant. We don’t have a single case of that variant in Delhi. So there’s no need to worry. We are doing genome sequencing. Currently, XBB variant cases are coming in Delhi: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal pic.twitter.com/rMOFU7qwOo
J’khand minister says flights from China, countries with Covid spike should be halted
We’ve held talks with the Union health minister. Further flights & international passengers from China & other such countries should be stopped: Jharkhand health minister Banna Gupta pic.twitter.com/BBP6rjgCdq

Karnataka Assembly passes a unanimous resolution over Karnataka-Maharashtra border issue&condemned statements made by some Maha ministers on the issue. The resolution states that legal action will be taken against any minister if they continue to make statements over the issue.
Russian defence minister visits Ukraine frontline
#BREAKING Russian defence minister visits Ukraine frontline pic.twitter.com/n4wQyYVcmc
Karnataka CM holds meeting with health minister on Covid-19 situation in state
Belagavi | Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai along with State health minister Dr K Sudhakar holds a review meeting regarding Covid19 situation in the state pic.twitter.com/MLRvmzVfxP
Did not get request from NMCG for research on use of Ganga river water as Covid-19 cure: Govt
The government of India clarifies that it has not received any request from National Mission for Clean Ganga to conduct research on the use of Ganga river water as a cure for the Covid-19 virus. pic.twitter.com/epoXlsEHVh
Kremlin says US fighting ‘indirect war’ against Russia after Zelenskyy visit
#BREAKING Kremlin says US fighting ‘indirect war’ against Russia after Zelensky visit pic.twitter.com/hedihcPF2m
India, China agree to maintain stability on ground at 17th round military talks
Both sides agreed to maintain stability on ground: Joint statement on 17th round of India-China military talks on eastern Ladakh row
Step up surveillance, wear masks, says health minister amid Covid concerns
Amid a spurt in Covid cases in some parts of the world, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Thursday asked states to remain alert and create awareness about wearing face masks and using hand sanitisers, especially in view of upcoming festivals and new year celebrations.
Making a statement in Lok Sabha, Mandaviya said the continuously evolving nature of the virus poses threat to global health in a way that impacts virtually every country.
The minister said India has been reporting 153 new cases on an average every day as against 5.87 lakh on a daily basis across the world.
“In view of upcoming festivals and new year celebrations, states also need to focus on ensuring effective awareness within the community on adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour which includes use of masks, hand hygiene and respiratory hygiene practices, besides following physical distancing,” he said.(PTI)
BJP is suspending its Jan Aakrosh Yatra in Rajasthan in wake of Covid-19, says Party General Secretary Arun Singh. 

Actor Jacqueline Fernandez arrives at Patiala House Court in connection with money laundering case

Money Laundering case | Actor Jacqueline Fernandez arrives at Patiala House Court in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/SO6lhrwTXf

We’re all prepared, says Rajasthan Health Minister on Covid situation

We’re all prepared. We’ve administered precaution doses. Monitoring & testing are being done. We have resources for testing. As of now, only a few cases are coming up but there is no such situation that would worsen the scenario: Rajasthan Health Min Parsadi Lal Meena on #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/YkCpXpw1N7

Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis announces SIT probe into Disha Salian’s death

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#Maharashtra Dy CM and Home Minister #DevendraFadnavis announced a probe by SIT into the death of #DishaSalian@DeccanHerald

BJP MLAs Manisha Choudhary, Bharti Lavekar and Madhuri Misal demand reinvestigation into the Disha Salian case.

BJP MLA Nitesh Rane and Independent MLA Ravi Rana demand narco test of Aaditya Thackeray.

No order yet to stop flights from China to India
There are nodirect flights from China to India or from India to China.As of now, no order has been issued to stop connecting flights to India which is coming via China. The final decision will come from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, reports ANI quoting government sources.
Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann calls meeting of officials over Covid-19 situation

Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann calls a meeting of the officials of the state health department over #COVID19 situation. The meeting to be held at Chandigarh secretariat shortly.

(File photo) pic.twitter.com/eMSa42IE82

There won’t be a lockdown since 95% of people are vaccinated, says IMA doctor

#COVID19 | There won’t be a lockdown situation in the country since 95% of the people here are vaccinated. The immunity system of Indians is stronger than that of the Chinese…India needs to go back to COVID basics – testing, treating, tracing: Dr Anil Goyal, Indian Medical Assn pic.twitter.com/4VNiwJbBZ0

Shraddha Walkar murder accused Aftab Poonawala has withdrawn his bail plea.

Padayatra of Panchamasali Lingayats community under way in Belagavi
This isa massive show of strength by thePanchamasali community, which is demanding reservation under 2A category,in front of the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha in Belagavi.
The foot march began from the Rani Chennamma’s samadhi in Bailhongal. It will reach the Suvarna Vidhana Soudha in Belagavi, via Sampgaon, Chikka Bagewadi and Hire Bagewadi, where it will hold a Panchashakti Viraat convention.
#WATCH | Karnataka: Padayatra of Panchamasali Lingayats community underway in Belagavi, they are demanding for more reservation. pic.twitter.com/MCAojJLFG5

A Delhi court on Thursday posted the bail hearing of Shraddha Walkar’s murder accused Aftab Poonawala at 11 am today.

Maharashtra MLA urges citizens to follow Covid-19 advisory

Maharashtra | We need to be alert in view of the outburst of Covid in China, Brazil&other countries. We need to strictly follow advisory of central govt&WHO & focus on tracking,testing,treatment&Covid appropriate behaviour: Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray faction) MLA Rajesh Tope pic.twitter.com/tx6Y9nyWEF

When we look at Indo-Pacific Region, we see great power politics in play where an established superpower is increasingly being challenged by an established regional power with global ambitions. The outcome will have repercussions for all major players in the region, saysIAF chief.
China continues to remain volatile and uncertain, says Air Force chief

Our neighbour continues to remain volatile and uncertain. Amidst this volatility, we must enhance our collective strengths by partnering with nations which share common beliefs and values: Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, in Delhi pic.twitter.com/jo95eiEQch

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh hosts Indian cricket team at India House in Dhaka

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma hosted the touring Indian cricket team at India House in Dhaka. HC welcomed the team & described the cricketing links between India & Bangladesh as a special part of the bilateral relationship

(Pics: Bangladesh High Commission) pic.twitter.com/9AmpJZNwWb

Heavy police deployment in Belagavi ahead of Panchamasali padayatra

Belagavi, Karnataka | Heavy police deployment witnessed at Hirebagewadi due to proposed Panchamasali padayatra pic.twitter.com/xSWxc13bmI

PM Narendra Modi to review the situation related to Covid-19 and related aspects in the country at a high-level meeting today afternoon.

Shinde to chair a review meeting for Covid situation today

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde to chair a review meeting for COVID situation and preparedness in the state today afternoon before the State cabinet meeting in the evening. pic.twitter.com/Qagnk2P07q

‘Asia’s El Chapo’ extradited to Australia to face drug trafficking charges
Australian Federal Police (AFP) said on Thursday it had taken the head of a global drug trafficking syndicate, dubbed ‘Asia’s El Chapo’, into custody after he was extradited from the Netherlands.
The AFP said the arrest is the culmination of a long-running investigation into an organised crime syndicate known as “Sam Gor”, or “The Company”, that it says trafficked methamphetamine worth millions of dollars of into Australia.
The AFP did not identify the person arrested by name, and does not typically disclose the names of arrested individuals before trial. – Reuters.
Football legend Pele’s cancer, heart problem worsen; will stay in hospital over Christmas
The hospital treating Brazilian football great Pele announced a “progression” Wednesday in his cancer, as well as kidney and heart problems.
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Zelenskyy thanks ‘every American,’ sees ‘turning point’
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy thanked “every American” for their support of Ukraine as he delivered an address to Congress on Wednesday aimed at sustaining US and allied support for his country’s defense against Russia’s brutal invasion.
Zelenskyy called US support vital to Ukraine’s efforts to beat back Russia, and thanked lawmakers and everyday citizens for tens of billions of dollars in military and economic assistance over the last year. – AP.
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