BJP ramps up Bengal poll strategy: As the BJP ramps up its strategy in poll-bound West Bengal, Union home minister Amit Shah and party president JP Nadda will visit the state separately every month to boost the morale of workers until the Assembly election that is due early next year.
Centre steps in to rein in Delhi Covid count: Following home minister Amit Shah’s meeting with key stakeholders in the wake of rising Covid cases in Delhi and the daily death toll touching almost 100, the Centre has announced a slew of measures in a bid to contain the spread of the infection. These include increasing the testing capacity in the national capital to 60,000 RT-PCR tests a day, completing house-to-house survey by November 25 and doubling of ICU beds among others.
J&K poll fight between ‘Tiranga lovers’ and ‘Pak-China lovers’: BJP: Attacking the Congress for siding with the People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration in the upcoming district development council polls in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP national general secretary and J&K in-charge Tarun Chugh said the DDC elections were a fight between “Tiranga lovers” and “Pakistan and China lovers”.
India, China to discuss Covid vaccine development: Indian and Chinese officials will have “communication and coordination” to discuss cooperation to develop Covid-19 vaccine, the Chinese foreign ministry has said a day after President Xi Jinping said his country is ready to cooperate with New Delhi on vaccines development.
India, US ties will grow: Senator Cornyn: Senator John Cornyn on Wednesday said the United States and India relationship will grow as both countries, unlike China, are committed to the rule of law which gives confidence to business and investors.
Jaish threatens Macron: Calling Emmanuel Macron a “blasphemer”, UN-designated terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed has warned the French President and “others like him” that they will be targeted by those ready to be “sacrificed for the honour of the Prophet”.
Kerala Speaker seeks minister explanation on CAG report leak: Kerala Legislative Assembly Speaker P Sreeramakrishnan has sought an explanation from finance minister Thomas Isaac after a complaint was lodged against the latter by the opposition alleging a comptroller and auditor general report was leaked to the media before it was tabled in the House.
KCR to protest Modi govt policies: Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao has announced a nationwide agitation in association with like-minded parties “against the anti-people, anti-farmer and anti-worker policies” of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government. KCR said the BJP government lacks the guts to fight China but indulges in propaganda claiming high achievements.
PM to inaugurate B’luru Tech Summit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 on Thursday. The event will deliberate on the key challenges emerging in the post-pandemic world with focus on the impact of prominent technologies and innovations in the domains of “Information Technology and Electronics” and “Biotechnology”.
Vijayanagara to be K’taka’s 31st district: The Karnataka cabinet has approved the proposal to form the state’s 31st district – Vijayanagara, which will be carved out of Ballari district in the northern part of the state. The decision is a major boost for forest minister Anand Singh who has championed the campaign for a new Vijayanagara district.