PM Modi to inaugurate several projects in Varanasi today: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of 30 development projects in Varanasi on Monday. The inauguration will be done through video conferencing. The total cost of these projects that include those related to agriculture, tourism and infrastructure is about Rs 614 crore.
Demonetisationhelped curb black money: Modi: On the fourth anniversary of demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the move helped in reducing black money, increase tax compliance and formalization of the economy. Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, however, blamed it for “destroying” India’s economy that allowed even Bangladesh to “surpass” India.
Protests in Goa over railway line expansion through protected area: On Sunday night, nearly 3,000 Goans bearing torches, lanterns and candles descended on the historic village of Chandor — one of the medieval capitals of Goa and neighbouring territories — to sing, dance, beat drums and raise slogans against the government for allowing expansion of a railway line through protected areas to increase coal carrying capacity of Goa’s Mormugao Port.
Ladakh standoff: Corps Commander talks candid, constructive: At the eighth round of Corps Commander-level talks between India and China, the two sides had a “candid, in-depth and constructive exchange of views” on disengagement along the Line of Actual Control and agreed to continue the talks, a joint statement issued on Sunday said.
New US admin likely to give citizenship to 5 lakh Indians: US President-elect Joe Biden will work towards providing a roadmap to American citizenship for nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants, including over 5,00,000 from India, and will also establish a minimum admission number of 95,000 refugees annually.
US becomes first nation to cross 10 million Covid-19 cases: The United States became the first nation worldwide since the pandemic began to surpass 10 million coronavirus infections, according to a Reuters tally on Sunday, as the third wave of the Covid-19 virus surges across the world.
Attorney-general stands firm in plea against Andhra CM: Attorney-General K.K. Venugopal said it is “open” to the Supreme Court to initiate suo motu contempt proceedings against Andhra Pradesh chief minister Jagan Mohan Reddy for his October 6 letter to the Chief Justice of India containing allegations against sitting Supreme Court judge Justice N.V. Ramana.
Chennai-Bengaluru eway gets NHAI push: Giving a big push to the construction of expressways and to provide faster connectivity to upcoming logistic hubs, the National Highways Authority of India has invited bids for one package of the 263km Bengaluru-Chennai Expressways. The work on this four-lane expressway project, which will provide high speed and seamless connectivity to two upcoming logistics parks in Bengaluru and Chennai, will start in February or March.
Confident about winning K’taka Assembly bypolls: BSY: Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa has expressed confidence about the ruling BJP winning both Rajarajeshwari Nagar and Sira assembly bypolls, results for which will be declared on November 10, by huge margins.
K’taka govt may defer reopening of schools to December: The state government is likely to defer the reopening of schools to December amid some worrying news from Andhra Pradesh. A high number of coronavirus infections among teachers and students in Andhra, which reopened schools on November 2, has prompted the Karnataka government to adopt a wait-and-watch approach.