Nitish to take oath today: JD(U) president Nitish Kumar is set to take oath as Bihar chief minister for the fourth consecutive term today. The NDA on Sunday unanimously elected Nitish as it’s leader in the state legislature. The decision was taken at a meeting held at the official residence of the leader in Patna.
Shah reviews Covid cases in Delhi: Amid the surging Covid-19 cases in Delhi, Union home minister Amit Shah chaired a meeting on Sunday to review Covid cases and announced measures to bring coronavirus situation under control in the national capital. The Centre has assured 750 ICU beds, doubling of RT-PCR tests and deployment of mobile testing vans belonging to the Union health ministry and the Indian Council of Medical Research.
Maharashtra: Places of worship reopen: After several months of closure due to Covid-19 pandemic, religious places are set to reopen for devotees to offer prayers in Maharashtra. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut slammed the BJP for claiming re-opening of temples as “a victory for Hindutva”.
India denies Pak ‘sponsoring terrorism’ charge: A day after Pakistan claimed it had “proof” of India being involved in sponsoring “terrorism”, New Delhi on Sunday denied Islamabad’s accusations, saying it was a “desperate” attempt that will find few takers as the world community is aware of Islamabad’s role in supporting terror.
Asia-Pacific nations sign China-led trade pact: Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership was virtually signed by China and 14 other countries, to form the world’s largest free trade bloc, in terms of GDP, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity. The trade pact was signed on the sidelines of the annual summit of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
Trump ‘admits Biden won’: Weeks after the US elections concluded, US President Donald Trump has publicly acknowledged Joe Biden’s victory but made it clear that he would not concede and would keep trying to overturn the election result. This comes as thousands of Trump supporters rallied on the streets of Washington to back his unproven claims of massive voter fraud and electoral malpractices.
Kerala alleges CAG working on Centre’s behest: After accusing central agencies like the Enforcement Directorate of playing to the tune of political leaders, CPI(M)-led Kerala government accused the comptroller and auditor general of “being partisan and subservient to the BJP government at the Centre”. Congress leaders called the premature disclosure of the CAG’s draft report a “constitutional collapse” and an attempt to hide corruption in Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board.
Shah to visit TN: BJP leader and Union Home minister Amit Shah will on November 21 meet office-bearers of the party’s Tamil Nadu unit to discuss the strategy to be adopted for the high-stakes polls. Assembly elections will take place early next year in the state.
K’taka eases quarantine rules: With Karnataka seeing a drop in coronavirus cases since mid-October and more pandemic related restrictions being lifted, the state government has decided to simplify quarantine rules for international passengers arriving in the state. Now, those returning from other countries to the state, including Bengaluru, can seek exemption from mandatory home quarantine on furnishing a Covid-19 negative certificate.
K’taka witnesses fall in Covid-19 fatalities: The number of Covid-19 deaths in Karnataka has been reducing consistently for a month, with November recording the lowest since the toll first crossed the 250 mark about five months ago. The state recorded 11,508 deaths as of November 14.