Delhi HC slams AAP govt over rise in Covid cases: Delhi High Court has pulled up the Delhi government for not taking steps to control the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in the national capital. It also directed the Delhi government to file a status report on or before November 18 explaining the steps taken by it in the last two weeks to control the pandemic in the city.
Govt approves PLI scheme worth Rs 1.46 lakh cr: The Union cabinet has approved Production Linked Incentive scheme worth up to Rs 1.46 lakh crore for 10 key sectors in a bid to boost India’s manufacturing capabilities and enhancing exports. The scheme will make Indian manufacturers globally competitive, attract investment and enhance exports.
India will enter recession for first time: RBI: The gross domestic product is likely to contract by 8.6 per cent for the July-September period, which means India will enter into a recession for the first time in history in the first half of this fiscal with two successive quarters of negative growth due to the Covid-19 pandemic, an RBI official said.
PM Modi to co-chair virtual India-ASEAN summit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Thursday co-chair a virtual summit between India and 10-nation ASEAN that is expected to focus on measures to recover from the economic turmoil triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and ways to further broadbase the strategic ties.
China proposes pullback at Pangong Tso: China has proposed moving its troops back to Finger 8 in Ladakh and return of troops by the two sides to their original locations on the south bank of the lake. The development comes six months after PLA troops came in 8km west of the point which India says marks the Line of Actual Control on the north bank of Pangong Tso triggering a military standoff.
Chinese, US militaries discuss humanitarian assistance, disaster relief: Chinese and the US militaries on Wednesday started an online seminar to share experiences on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, China’s ministry of national defence said. The move comes amid rising tensions between the two countries over the disputed South China Sea and Taiwan.
Sivasankar, Kerala CMO aware of gold smuggling: ED: M Sivasankar, former principal secretary to Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan, and his team in the chief minister’s office were aware of the smuggling of gold and other electronic items through the diplomatic channel, the ED submitted in a Kerala court on Wednesday.
Palaniswami hits back at Stalin for ‘fake farmer’ remark: In a scathing attack on DMK president MK Stalin, Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami on Wednesday questioned his knowledge in agriculture and said he is person “surviving without being in any occupation”. Stalin had earlier targeted the CM calling him a “fake farmer”.
BJP wins all 6 seats in K’taka: The BJP on Wednesday completed the formalities to post a 6-0 victory over its political opponents in Karnataka by bagging all four council seats and two in the Assembly byelections. The BJP now has 31 seats and the Congress 29 in the 75-member legislative council.
Political activities intensify after K’taka CM indicates cabinet reshuffle: A day after Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa indicated cabinet reshuffle is on cards, political activities have intensified within the ruling BJP camp in the state.