PM Modi to address farmers today: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually address farmers across six states on Friday, on the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The Centre will also release the next batch of financial aid ₹18,000 crore from the PM-Kisan scheme.
Ready for ‘logical’ solutions: Centre to farm unions: A day after farmer unions, protesting at Delhi’s borders against the new farm laws, said they are open to talks if a more concrete proposal is made, the government responded Thursday saying it is ready for “logical resolution” of all issues raised by the farmers.
Congress to form alliance with Left parties in WB elections: Congress to become ally to Left parties: The Congress formally announced its tie-up with the Left parties for the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has her nod for the alliance. West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had made the announcement.
Dry run for Covid-19 vaccine in Punjab: The dry run for Covid-19 vaccine will be conducted in two districts of Punjab on December 28 and December 29, state Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said.
India slams Pak over ‘False Flag Operation’ allegations: India on Thursday strongly rejected the “baseless and laughable” allegations from top Pakistani leadership of a purported “False Flag Operation”.
UK citizens receive first dose of Covid vaccine: More than 600,000 UK citizens have received the vaccine against the coronavirus developed by Pfizer and BioNTech pharmaceutical companies, the Department of Health said.
Sivasankar assisted in gold smuggling: ED: Suspended IAS officer M Sivasankar “knowingly assisted” other key accused in the gold smuggling through diplomatic channel in Kerala, the Enforcement Directorate (ED)alleged in a supplementary charge sheet filed in a special court.
TN readies priority list for Covid vaccination drive: Tamil Nadu readies a list of people to get Covid shots on priority. 21,000 personnel were being trained and 46,000 centres identified in the state for the rollout of the immunisation exercise after the vaccine is made available, a top state health official said.
K’taka withdraws night curfew: Karnataka on Thursday withdrew a night curfew order announced a day earlier amid concerns over a mutated and rapidly-spreading coronavirus strain, citing “public feedback”.
Schools to reopen from Jan: K’taka minister: Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister Suresh Kumar Wednesday clarified that classes for 10th and 12th standard students across the state will reopen as per schedule from January 1.