Trump pledges ‘orderly’ transfer of powers: Amid the violent clashes in the US Capitol, the US Congress has certified the victory of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris in the November 3 election. Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has said the transfer of power on January 20 would be ‘orderly’.
Farmers kick-off tractor march: Amid tight security, thousands of farmers started their tractor-march along the borders of Delhi in protest against the three agricultural laws passed by the Parliament.
SC issues notice to Rajasthan speaker: The Supreme Court Thursday issued notice to Rajasthan Assembly Speaker, others on two separate pleas against the merger of all six BSP MLAs into the ruling Congress legislature party in the state.
Harsh Vardhan holds meeting with states/UTs: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan held a meeting with health ministers of states and Union territories a day before the nationwide Covid-19 vaccine dry run. Vardhan asked the state authorities to be prepared and stop misinformation campaign.
Centre approves over Rs 28 cr industrial development scheme for J&K: Lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said the Centre has approved a Rs28,400 crore industrial developmental scheme for Jammu & Kashmir to boost the region’s economy and provide employment opportunities in both manufacturing and service sectors.
MP governor approves ordinance to regulate inter-faith marriage: Governor Anandiben Patel on Thursday signed an ordinance for its promulgation to regulate inter-faith marriages in Madhya Pradesh.
Pak arrest warrant for Masood Azhar: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for banned Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar on the charges of terror financing.
US to sanctions those involved in HK arrests: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is considering sanctions and other restrictions on those involved in the arrest of over 50 people in Hong Kong and warned it could target the territory’s economic and trade office in the United States.
Kerala speaker, customs face off in gold smuggling case: Kerala Assembly speaker P Sreeramakrishnan and the customs department are headed for a face-off in the gold smuggling case after the former’s office rushed a letter to the customs saying it has to take permission of the Speaker before summoning his staff for questioning in the case.
Bird flu: All districts put on ‘high alert’ in K’taka: Karnataka Animal Husbandry Minister Prabhu Chauhan said that all districts in Karnataka have been put on ‘high alert’ due to bird flu in neighbouring state Kerala.