Night curfew back in states: Witnessing a spike in Covid cases, several north and central states have decided to bring in curfew during the night in hotspot districts amid the festive season. After Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur, the Centre has deputed high-level central teams to Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh in view of surging cases.
Azad calls for Cong overhaul: Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has expressed concern over the party’s gradual deterioration and called for an overhaul for the party’s revival. He also rejected any rebellion within the Congress even as he urged party workers to understand their responsibilities.
Bihar Assembly begins: After the formation of the new NDA government in Bihar, the five-day session of the state Assembly will start from Monday, with the RJD-led Grand Alliance opposition and other smaller parties keen on upping the ante against a weakened Nitish Kumar over law and order and unemployment.
PM boasts Paris pact efforts: Addressing the virtual G20 summit on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is not only meeting the Paris agreement targets but also exceeding them. He also called for fighting climate change in an integrated, comprehensive and holistic way.
Biden to announce cabinet picks: US President-elect Joe Biden is set to announce his first cabinet picks on Tuesday, two key members of his transition team said. This comes even as incumbent Donald Trump refuses to accept the results of the presidential election.
US to begin Covid vaccination in Dec: The first mass vaccination against Coronavirus is set to begin with the United States hoping to begin a sweeping programme of Covid-19 vaccination in early December, the head of the government coronavirus vaccine effort said.
Not against free speech: Vijayan: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said the amendment to the Kerala Police Act “will in no way be used against free speech or impartial journalism”. The statement comes a day after the act was signed by the state governor which led to a controversy over the Left government’s “Draconian” ordinance.
Prepared for second Covid wave: KCR: Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has directed the officials to take all preventive measures needed to keep Covid-19 under check in the state even as the number of cases kept increasing in some states. He said all the required action and measures would be taken to meet any eventuality in case the state is hit by a second wave of the pandemic.
CBI arrests Roshan Baig: Roshan Baig, a former Congress minister in Karnataka, was on Sunday arrested by the sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation for his alleged involvement in the Rs 4,000-crore IMA ponzi scam. He was produced in a court and sent to 14-day judicial custody.
Colleges likely to shut if Covid cases rise: K’taka minister: Barely six days after degree and engineering colleges were reopened in Karnataka, health minister Dr K Sudhakar said they may be shut again if coronavirus cases go up. It has been reported that at least 130 students have been infected with Covid-19.