May 17, 2024

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News Updates: Today’s India is one of the most open countries; open to learning, perspectives, innovation, investment, says PM Modi to gathering at Dubai Expo

India is a powerhouse of talent. Our country is making many advances in the world of technology, research, and innovation. Our economic growth is powered by a combination of legacy industries and startups: PM Narendra Modi at the launch of India Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020

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  • Punjab Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets in Indian Premier League
  • Goods and Services Tax (GST) collection in September at over Rs 1.17 lakh crore: Finance Ministry
  • Uttar Pradesh government recommends CBI probe into death of Kanpur businessman Manish Gupta
  • Delhi records zero COVID-19 fatality, 32 fresh cases; positivity rate 0.05 pc: Authorities
  • India decides to impose reciprocal action on British nationals arriving in India from the UK
  • DU announces first cut-off list for UG admissions, 100 pc marks required by at least 6 colleges
  • Income tax refunds of Rs 80,086 crore issued to taxpayers during this fiscal: CBDT
  • Security forces arrest Lashkar-e-Taiba militant in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir

Calcutta High Court puts stay at proceedings against BJP’s Amit Malviya till 4 weeks after puja vacation, in FIR filed against him over a tweet relating to Kolkata Police deployment that allegedly intended to “create unrest among different group of officers”

Uttar Pradesh government recommends CBI probe into death of Kanpur businessman Manish Gupta: Official

Assam reports 303 new COVID cases, 356 recoveries and three deaths today

UP Govt started procurement of paddy in the western UP today, which will commence on November 1 in the eastern UP: State Govt

Delhi: South Korea’s Ambassador to India, Chang Jae-Bok inaugurated ‘Korea Fair in India’ at Select CityWalk mall in Saket, earlier today

Biden, Democrats back at it, scaling back $3.5 trillion plan

Democrats were back at it Friday, doggedly determined to rescue a scaled-back version of President Joe Biden’s USD3.5 trillion government overhaul and salvage a related public works bill after a long night of frantic negotiations resulted in no deal.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met privately with the party’s lawmakers for a morning session to assess the path forward. She had earlier vowed there would be a “vote today” on the companion USD1 trillion infrastructure bill that is popular but has become snared in the broader debate. But the situation was highly uncertain, and no schedule was set.

Holdout Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia sank hopes for a compromise late Thursday, despite hours of shuttle diplomacy with White House aides on Capitol Hill, when he refused to budge on his demands for a smaller overall package, around USD1.5 trillion.

Aurobindo Pharma Managing Director N Govindarajan resigns

“His resignation was considered and accepted by the board of directors in its meeting today. N Govindarajan will be relieved from the services of the company effective from the close of business on December 31, 2021,” Aurobindo Pharma said in a regulatory filing.

Haryana Police uses water cannons to disperse farmers in Jhajjar, Ambala

The Haryana Police used water cannons on Friday to disperse farmers who had gathered in Jhajjar and Ambala to oppose events of BJP and JJP leaders.

We are continuing to engage with Govt of India on technical cooperation to expand UK recognition of vaccine certification to people vaccinated by a relevant public health body in India

– Spokesperson of British High Commission in India

US: Helicopter and plane collide midair in Arizona; 2 killed

A helicopter crashed and burned, killing both of its occupants, after the copter collided in midair over suburban Phoenix with a single-engine plane that landed safely at an airport, authorities said.

Exports jump over 21 pc to USD 33.44 bln in September

From launching world’s most cost-effective space mission to producing world’s first DNA-based vaccine, India is voicing its capabilities to the world. Riding high on reforms across all sectors, India is emerging as a global economic hub

– Union Minister Piyush Goyal at Dubai Expo

5 Indian Navy mountaineers go missing after avalanche hits Uttarakhand

India is a powerhouse of talent; our economic growth is powered by combination of legacy industries and start-ups

– PM Modi

Over the last seven years, the Government of India has undertaken several reforms to boost economic growth. We will keep doing more to continue this trend

– PM Modi at the launch of India Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020

Today’s India is one of the most open countries in the world. Open to learning, open to perspectives, open to innovation, open to investment – that is why I invite you and invest in our nation

– PM Modi

India is participating with one of the largest pavillion in this Expo. I am sure that this Expo will go a long way in further building our deep and historical relations with UAE and Dubai

– PM Narendra Modi at the launch of the India Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020

Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal inaugurates India Pavilion at Dubai Expo 2020 in United Arab Emirates

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia virtually flags off IndiGo’s Agra-Lucknow flight under Centre’s regional connectivity scheme UDAN: Official statement

Actress Kangana Ranaut meets CM Yogi Adityanath at his official residence in Lucknow

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 89.67 crores today

More than 62 lakh vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today: Union Health Ministry

Terrorists Saqiq Manzoor, Basit Kamran, Rameez & Bashir Dar were involved in the killing of inspector Parvez. Saqib & Rameez were killed in Srinagar & Sopore encounters recently. Dar has been arrested today who confessed this crime

– Kashmir IG Vijay Kumar

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren calls on common people to generate solar power in their backyards and promises subsidy for setting up plants for which new scheme will be launched

Chacha Chaudhary has been declared as the mascot of the Namami Gange programme: Ministry of Jal Shakti

Tamil Nadu Chief Wildlife Warden Shekhar Kumar Niraj issues order to hunt the tiger responsible for human deaths in Udhagamandalam

Tamil Nadu reports 1,597 new COVID-19 cases, 1,623 recoveries and 25 deaths in the last 24 hours

  • Total cases: 26,65,386
  • Total recoveries: 26,12,684
  • Death toll: 35,603
  • Active cases: 17,099

Western Railway is installing 2,729 cameras following Integrated Surveillance System (ISS) with 4K technology in all of its 30 stations of Mumbai local train network from Virar to Churchgate

– Sumit Thakur, CPRO, Western Railway

Karnataka reports 589 new COVID cases, 887 recoveries, and 13 deaths today

Three injured have been shifted to hospital. We’re conducting the rescue operation in search of anyone stuck under the debris: Jasjit Kair, DM Shamli on explosion at an illegal cracker factory in Kairana

BJP has appointed Ashwini Vaishnaw as party in-charge of upcoming by-polls in Dadra and Nagar Haveli

Ganpatsinh Vasava and Piyush Desai have been appointed as Deputy in-charge for the by-polls.

Uttar Pradesh’s first air pollution control tower is set to come up along DND Expressway in Noida: Officials

The tussle in the party is not as much as it is being portrayed. The high command will take decision according to the current situation, no new situation has emerged

– TS Singh Deo, Chhattisgarh Health Minister on speculations of leadership change in the state

President Ram Nath Kovind greets citizens on eve of Gandhi Jayanti and asks people to take pledge to strive for making India country of his dreams

Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu today distributed cheques of Rs 3.50 lakhs to the kin of each of the six officials and staff of the Secretariat who died of COVID19 during April-May this year

Delhi records zero COVID-19 fatality, 32 fresh cases; positivity rate 0.05 pc: Authorities

Kerala reports 13,834 new Covid cases, 95 deaths and 13,767 recoveries today

Andhra Pradesh reports 809 new COVID19 cases, 1,160 recoveries and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours

Mumbai court asks former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to appear before it on November 16, on a complaint of the ED stating that despite multiple notices, Deshmukh didn’t appear before the agency for questioning in a case against him

India has decided to impose reciprocity on UK nationals arriving in India from the UK. New regulations will come into effect from October 4, and will be applicable to all UK nationals arriving from the UK: Sources

Reports ANI

UK nationals arriving in India from the UK will have to undergo mandatory quarantine at home or in the destination address for 10 days after the arrival: Sources

Although it was a courtesy call, I’ve shared 3 issues with him. Firstly, procurement season usually begins in Punjab on 1st Oct but this year Centre has decided to begin it on 10th Oct. I’ve requested him to start procurement now

– Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi after meeting PM

I also requested to the PM that the Kartarpur Corridor, which was closed due to COVID-19 pandemic, should be reopened at the earliest

– Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi after meeting PM Narendra Modi in Delhi

I asked the PM to resolve the matter of farmers’ protest and resume dialogue with the protesting farmers. I demanded that the three laws should be withdrawn

– Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi after meeting PM Modi in Delhi

Odisha Minister for School & Mass Education, Samir Ranjan Dash writes to his Jharkhand counterpart Jagarnath Mahto over the exclusion of Odia language from the curriculum of primary teacher’s training course in Jharkhand

If the party didn’t intend to humiliate me then why was Navjot Singh Sidhu allowed to openly criticise & attack me on social media & other public platforms for months? Why did the party give the rebels,led by Sidhu, a free hand in undermining my authority?

– Captain Amarinder Singh

Central team to visit Mizoram soon amid rising Covid cases: Official

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Capt Amarinder Singh rejects Harish Rawat’s outrageous claims, says Cong clearly on back foot in Punjab now

Taking strong exception to Harish Rawat’s no-holds barred attack against him, former Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday rejected the Congress Punjab in-charge’s outrageous claims and allegations, which he said were clearly prompted by the pathetic situation the party now found itself in the state after being on a winning spree for four and a half years.

Delhi University’s JMC, Hansraj College set 100 pc cut-offs for some courses

Centre got over 65.25 crore Covishield doses from Serum Institute of India & 9.1 crore doses of Covaxin from Bharat Biotech till September 19, according to official documents

Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi arrives at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg (LKM) to meet PM Narendra Modi

Australia to lift 18-month COVID-19 travel ban next month

Australia has outlined plans to lift a pandemic ban on its vaccinated citizens travelling overseas from November. But no date has yet been set for welcoming international tourists back.

Rupee rises 11 paise to close at 74.12 (provisional) against US dollar

Sensex slumps 360.78 pts to end at 58,765.58; Nifty tumbles 86.10 pts to 17,532.05

Income tax refunds of Rs 80,086 crore issued to taxpayers during this fiscal: CBDT

There was a general perception throughout Punjab that Captain & the Badals are helping each other, & they’ve a secret understanding… Many prominent ministers came to Delhi with complaint that with Captain at the helm of affairs, Congress can’t win the elections

– Harish Rawat

Cyclonic storm ‘Shaheen’ over central parts of north Arabian Sea moved nearly westwards and lay centered at 11:30 am today, 450 km east-southeast of Chabahar Port (Iran). It is likely to further intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 6 hours: IMD

Today, at about 1230 hours, one POK national crossed LoC and was apprehended by Indian Army troops along Mendhar River in Balnoi area, District Poonch, J&K: PRO Defence, Jammu

The school students will be required to carry a consent form from their parents, only 20-25 students will be allowed to sit in a class, use of a face mask and hand sanitizer is important

– Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar on reopening of schools for classes 8 to 12 from October 4