Centre-farmers deadlock continues: A meeting between the Centre and the representatives of 35 farmers group failed to yield any resolution on Thursday, as the protesting leaders stuck to their demand for the repeal of the new farm laws. In a bid to pacify the farmers, Union agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar has assured them that minimum support price will not will touched. The next meeting has been scheduled for December 5.
PM meet on Covid-19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday will chair a virtual meeting of floor leaders of all parties to discuss the present situation of the pandemic in the country. Notably, this will be the second all-party meeting called by the Centre to discuss Covid-19 in view of surging cases in some parts of north India.
No night curfew: Delhi govt: Amid surging coronavirus cases in the national capital, the Delhi government has told Delhi High Court it is not planning a night curfew in the national capital or parts of it as of now. This was in response to the court’s query on whether night curfews should be imposed in the national capital to contain the spread of the virus.
Stick to bilateral pacts: India to China: India on Thursday stressed that the core issue in the ongoing military standoff with China in eastern Ladakh was the need to “strictly” follow various bilateral pacts and protocols in their entirety on maintenance of peace along the Line of Actual Control. The assertion by the ministry of external affairs follows the claims made by a US panel that China “planned” the Galwan face-off.
WHO considering e-vaccination certificates: The World Health Organization does not recommend countries issuing “immunity passports” for those who have recovered from Covid-19 but is investigating the prospects of using e-vaccination certificates, a WHO medical expert said.
EU refuses to lift ban on Pak flights: The European Union Commission has refused to lift a ban on allowing Pakistani flights to operate in their territory due to several complications relating to safety and license concerns. The EU commission noted Pakistan needs to make its pilot authority more transparent.
Public holiday in 5 Kerala districts: The Kerala government has declared a holiday in five districts on Friday as the state remains on high alert with heavy rains expected when Cyclone Burevi makes landfall.
Hyderabad GHMC poll results: The counting of votes for the Hyderabad civic polls will begin at 8am and conclude by 2pm on Friday. The results will determine the fate of as many as 1,122 candidates in 150 divisions of the civic body.
K’taka unlikely to impose night curfew: A day after the draft submitted by the health department based on recommendations of the Technical Advisory Committee suggested night curfew to be imposed in Karnataka, state home minister Basavaraj Bommai said the government is not keen on imposing curfews and instead called for adhering to the Covid-19 guidelines during New Year eve.
K’taka gears up for Covid vaccine: As Karnataka prepares for a vaccination drive, over 2.24 lakh government health care workers and over 2.45 lakh private health care workers have been registered for receiving the Covid vaccine and the list will be updated as and when more beneficiaries are registered, a press release from the health department said.