Bihar enters final phase of polling: Voters in 78 constituencies spread across 19 districts will vote in the third and final phase of Bihar Assembly elections on Saturday in which the ruling NDA, battling anti-incumbency factor, is locked in a fierce contest against the RJD-led Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance).At least 1,204 candidates are contesting in the final phase.
US election: Joe Biden on verge of victory: As the counting of mailed-in ballots continued across the US, Democratic candidate Joe Biden appeared to be on the edge of victory, as he pushed past incumbent President Donald Trump in the crucial swing state of Pennsylvania.
Will implement CAA: Shah on Mamata turf: The Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government is committed to implementing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA, Union home minister Amit Shah has said. He also exuded confidence that his party will comfortably register a victory in next year’s Assembly elections in the battleground state of West Bengal.
India to help countries enhance capacity for Covid vaccine delivery: Foreign secretary: India will use its vaccine production capacity to help the world in fighting the Covid-19 crisis and New Delhi stands ready to help countries enhance their cold chain and storage capacities for delivery of vaccines, foreign secretary Harsh Shringla said.
Can resolve all issues through dialogue: Nepal PM: India and Nepal can resolve all problems between them through dialogue as they have a long-standing special relationship, Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has told visiting Indian Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane.
GST dues to states could touch Rs 7 lakh cr by 2022: The gap between GST cess collections and the revenue shortfall faced by states for implementing the Goods and Services Tax could snowball to anywhere between ₹5 lakh crore to ₹7 lakh crore by June 2022 from the ₹2.35 lakh crore estimated for this year, the Fifteenth Finance Commission is learnt to have projected in its report.
Wants to enhance northeast India’s manufacturing capabilities: Israel envoy: Israel’s ambassador to India Ron Malka has said his country looks to strengthen ties with the northeastern states and wants to share technology to enhance the manufacturing capability of the region. The ambassador, who was on a two-day visit to Tripura, talked of sharing technology for “using untapped resources for development” and developing air connectivity between the two nations once export of goods from northeast commences.
Tamil Nadu BJP leaders held for Vel Yatra: Tamil Nadu BJP chief L Murugan was arrested along with several other senior party leaders and workers on Friday after he tried to begin his much-publicised Vel Yatra—a month-long political rally visiting prominent Lord Muruga temples in the state—by defying the ban imposed by the state government in view of the pandemic.
K’taka to impose ban on firecrackers this Deepavali: CM BS Yediyurappa: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa has said the state government will be issuing an order banning the use of firecrackers during Deepavali due to prevailing Covid-19 pandemic situation.
K’taka to push for tech investments: Karnataka is hoping to generate investment with a major tech event planned for later this month even as the country and the economy reels under the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Bengaluru Technology Summit planned from November 19 to 21.