PM warns of vaccine side effects: Prime Minister Narendra Mod on Tuesday warned that any Covid-19 vaccine could lead to side-effects in some people. However, he added India would simply follow the scientific processes that are put in place, emphasising that “safety is as important as speed”.
Ahmed Patel passes away: Veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel passed away on Wednesday morning at a Delhi hospital following multiple organ failure, his son Faisal Patel said. The 71-year-old leader’s demise comes over a month after he tested positive for coronavirus.
Cong condemns RBI proposal: Addressing a joint press conference, senior Congress leaders P Chidambaram and Randeep Surjewala condemned the recommendation of Reserve Bank of India’s Internal Working Group to allow corporates and business houses to establish banks. The former finance minister said the proposal has the “fingerprints of Modi government written all over it”.
ED raids Sena leader: The Enforcement Directorate has conducted raids across 10 locations in Mumbai and Thane, including the offices and residences of Shiv Sena leader Pratap Sarnaik, in connection with a money-laundering case. The ruling coalition Maha Vikas Aghadi has accused the Centre of using central agencies to arm-twist political opponents.
Govt bans 43 mobile apps: The ministry of electronic and information technology had blocked 43 mobile apps, mostly Chinese, for engaging in activities prejudicial to India’s sovereignty, integrity, defence, security and public order.
India pledges aid to rebuild Afghanistan: Addressing the virtual Afghanistan 2020 Conference, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said India has announced about 150 projects worth $80 million in the conflict-ridden country. New Delhi had also committed to build a new dam, which will provide drinking water to 2 million residents of Kabul.
Covid vaccine should be tested: KCR: Speaking at a virtual meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi, Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao expressed his concerns on Covid vaccine distribution, saying it should first be verified for any side effects, before administering it to the people.
Will do surgical strike to send away Rohingyas, Pakistanis: Telangana BJP: Campaigning for the upcoming GHMC polls from December 1, Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay said they would conduct surgical strikes in old city areas to remove the Rohingyas and Pakistanis from Hyderabad.
BSY-led panel to monitor Covid vaccination drive: A state-level steering committee headed by Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa will be formed to monitor the Covid-19 vaccination drive in the state even as the government identified 29,451 vaccination sites.
HC notice to parties over Covid norms violation: Karnataka High Court has issued a notice to political parties over a large number of mask and social distancing regulation violations during rallies and also possible violations during a proposed bandh on December 5. The bench asked them to file a response whether they are willing to issue strict instructions to their workers not to violate regulations during rallies and bandhs.