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21:24 IST, November 28th 2021
Union Health Ministry revises guidelines for international arrivals in India amid Omicron threat

Union Health Ministry revised guidelines for international arrivals in India that will be effective from December 1. The guidelines mandates submitting 14 days travel details, uploading negative RT-PCR test report on Air Suvidha portal before the journey.

 

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19:16 IST, November 28th 2021
President Kovind attends 'Ganga Aarti' in Rishikesh

 

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18:34 IST, November 28th 2021
BKU leader Rakesh Tikait on holding a protest on Jan 26

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait said in Mumbai, "Govt of India should mend its ways and bring a law on MSP. Otherwise, January 26 (Republic Day) is not far, and 4 lakh tractors & farmers all are there."

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18:24 IST, November 28th 2021
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel honored with 'Mahatma Phule Samta Puraskar'

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel was honored with the 'Mahatma Phule Samta Puraskar' on the 131st death anniversary of Mahatma Jyotiba Phule. Bhupesh Baghel said, "I bow to Mahatma Phule Ji. I am very grateful to Chhagan Bhujbal Ji who considered me worthy of this award."

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18:05 IST, November 28th 2021
Madhya Pradesh CM holds review meeting over COVID situation in state

To discuss the prevalent COVID situation in the state, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, held a review meeting in Bhopal. During the meeting, various issues were discussed, including the reopening of the schools at 50% strength and other COVID-related things. 

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18:05 IST, November 28th 2021
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan requests LS Speaker Om Birla to ease entry restrictions of media persons' in Parliament

Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury wrote to Speaker Om Birla, demanding to ease restrictions that limit media persons' entry to the press gallery of the Parliament. He has urged the LS Speaker to provide all necessary facilities to media persons to cover the Parliamentary proceedings in a free and fair manner. 

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17:08 IST, November 28th 2021
China warns Indian media for providing platform for Taiwan independent forces

 

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16:42 IST, November 28th 2021
Nadia road accident: PM Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for kin of victims

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs each from PMNRF for the next of kin of those who have lost their lives due to the road accident in Nadia, West Bengal. Rs 50,000 would be given to the injured, PMO informed.

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16:16 IST, November 28th 2021
Govt to review SOP on testing & surveillance of incoming international passengers

Union Home Ministers following an emergency meeting chaired by the home secretary on new COVID Variant of Concern ‘Omicron’ informed, "Decision on effective date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passengers service, to be reviewed, as per evolving global scenario".

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16:12 IST, November 28th 2021
Meeting of NDA parties' floor leaders in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha begins

Meeting of NDA parties' floor leaders in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, begins at Parliament

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16:10 IST, November 28th 2021
BJP slams Omar Abdullah over controversial remarks on terrorism

Responding to NC leader Omar Abdullah's controversial remarks on terrorism, BJP National Spokesperson Gaurav Bhatia said, "Omar has lost political relevance". 

 

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16:05 IST, November 28th 2021
Omar Abdullah's controversial remark on terrorism

NC leader Omar Abdullah gives clean chit to Pakistan, says "Terrorists haven't come from outside but are 'home-grown' in Kashmir". 

 

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15:41 IST, November 28th 2021
TMC MP Saugata Roy on Tripira Civic Polls results

 

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15:40 IST, November 28th 2021
Massive victory for BJP in Tripura Civic polls

The ruling BJP established a majority in the civic body elections in Tripura

 

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15:16 IST, November 28th 2021
BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting begins

BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting starts at Parliament in New Delhi.

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15:14 IST, November 28th 2021
BJP leaders reach Parliament ahead of Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP chief JP Nadda, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, and Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar reached Parliament for BJP Parliamentary Executive Committee meeting.

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14:51 IST, November 28th 2021
'31 parties participated in the all-party meeting today'

31 parties participated in the all-party meeting today. 42 leaders from various parties participated in a constructive discussion. The govt is ready for any discussions permitted by the Chairman & the Speaker, w/o disruptions: Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Pralhad Joshi

'We expected PM to attend the meeting today. But for some reason, he didn't attend it...Govt has withdrawn farm laws but PM had said that he couldn't make farmers understand. It means that these laws may be brought back in some other form in future," says Mallikarjun Kharge, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha

"We demanded from the government that families of COVID19 victims be given compensation of Rs 4 lakhs each. Compensation should also be given to farmers who lost their lives during the farm laws protest," he added. 

 

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13:56 IST, November 28th 2021
Rajnath Singh Says 'UPA Failed To Act On 26/11' Citing Tewari's Book; Cong MP Hits Back

Lashing out at the UPA govt for being 'soft' on terror, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday, pointed out that his views have been echoed by Congress MP Manish Tewari. Citing the excerpt from Tewari's unreleased book - '10 Flash Points; 20 Years - National Security Situations that Impacted India', he asserted that UPA had failed to act against Pakistan. Tewari's book delves into every salient National Security Challenge India has faced in the past two decades.

"On 26/11, terrorists had attacked Mumbai and killed over 166 Indians. Congress failed to address the incident properly. It is not just me who is saying this. Senior leader of Congress party Manish Tewari in his book has accepted the truth that the then Congress govt did not act strongly against terrorism after 2008 Mumbai terror attacks," Defense Minister Rajnath Singh in a BJP rally in Jaunpur.

Miffed with Singh's statement, Tewari expressed shocked at the Union Minister's inference.

 

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13:51 IST, November 28th 2021
All-Party meeting convened by government concludes, at Parliament Annexe Building

All-Party meeting convened by government concludes, at Parliament Annexe Building

 

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13:50 IST, November 28th 2021
As BJP Leads In Tripura Civic Polls; Amit Malviya Affirms 'more Humiliation Awaits Mamata'

In their first reaction towards early trends showing Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) ahead in the Tripura Civic polls, party leader Amit Malviya sent a message to Mamata Banerjee, 'Tripura is just the beginning'. The counting for 222 seats is currently underway and the BJP has been leading in at least 3 wards with win confirmed in ward number 35 and ward number 18. Trinamool Congress (TMC) had challenged the ruling BJP while the Mamata Banerjee-led party had earlier made claims that party workers were beaten up in Agartala during the elections.

'Violence and intimidation have its shelf life' says BJP's Amit Malviya

 

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13:36 IST, November 28th 2021
AAP stages walkout of all-party meeting

The AAP staged a walkout of the all-party meeting on the winter session of Parliament, alleging that it was not allowed to speak on the issue of farmers and the BSF jurisdiction. Aam Aadmi Party's Sanjay Singh said he had demanded that a bill on MSP be introduced in the upcoming session but was not allowed to speak on the same. 

 

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13:34 IST, November 28th 2021
All-Party Meeting Convened Ahead Of Parliament's Winter Session

All-Party meeting convened by the government today, ahead of Winter Session of Parliament

 

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13:31 IST, November 28th 2021
AAP vs Congress: Manish Sisodia Releases Rankings Of 250 Schools in Delhi

"In the last 5 years, the Delhi government has provided all the facilities in all the schools which a teacher should get to teach from the heart and a child should be able to go to school with self-respect. But you are talking about 250 schools, so I am releasing the list of only 250 schools," said Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday, sharing a list of schools in the national capital. 

In Punjab, a new debate has ensued between the ruling Congress and the AAP, which has announced major reforms in the education sector, if voted to power. The Charanjit Channi government had earlier challenged the Kejriwal government in Delhi to compare 250 schools from Punjab and Delhi on the basis of the National Performance Grading Index for a debate comparing the education system of the national capital to that of Punjab.

 

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13:31 IST, November 28th 2021
Production of RT-PCR negative report mandatory for Kerala & Maharashtra travellers

Production of RT-PCR negative report (irrespective of vaccination status) not older than 72 hours at the entry point is mandatory for those arriving from Kerala & Maharashtra. Students who have arrived from Kerala in the last 15 days to undergo mandatory RT-PCR test: Govt of Karnataka

 

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13:31 IST, November 28th 2021
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal writes to PM Narendra Modi over COVID variant Omicron concerns

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in a letter to PM Narendra Modi, "urges to stop flights from regions witnessing the new variant, with immediate effect. Any delay may prove harmful."

 

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13:17 IST, November 28th 2021
Tripura civic election results: BJP Leads

BJP has won from 29 wards out of 51 wards bagging majority in Agartala Municipal Corporation, as per State Election Commission

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13:17 IST, November 28th 2021
Haryana CM ML Khattar on Omicron variant of COVID-19

"We are taking all precautions and are prepared to deal with it. The District Commissioners have been asked to remain vigilant especially before granting permission for fairs"

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13:15 IST, November 28th 2021
Omicron Scare: NTAGI Chief Says 'no Reason To Panic; Follow COVID Protocol

“We don’t need to be panicky, but take preventive steps. There should not be any sense of complacency as the number of cases comes down and we are hovering around 10,000 cases for almost 10 days now. These numbers can rise if the virus behaves in a manner like the Delta variant, as we do not know the behaviour of the virus,” Dr Arora told Republic in an exclusive interview.  

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12:46 IST, November 28th 2021
Covovax Approval Delayed In India As DCGI Expert Panel Asks For More Data: Sources

S-based biotechnology firm Novavax's application to the Drugs Controller General of India seeking the approval of its COVID-19 vaccine 'Covovax' has faced a roadblock, sources revealed on Sunday. While the submission took place in August, the expert panel of DCGI has sought additional data from the firm before taking a call on this vaccine's approval. Moreover, it also highlighted the fact that the US Food and Drug Administration is yet to authorise Covovax for emergency use. 

In June itself, Novavax's Indian partner Serum Institute of India commenced the production of the first batch of this vaccine at its Pune facility. As per the agreement, the SII is responsible for manufacturing and commercializing Covovax in India. Notably, Novavax and SII have pledged to provide over 1.1 billion doses of this vaccine to the COVAX facility.

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12:42 IST, November 28th 2021
Amid 'Omicron' scare, Karnataka escalates vigil

"We've started through airport screening & strong vigilance of those travelling from South Africa, Hong Kong, Botswana & other European countries, who have witnessed the new COVID variant," State Health Min, Dr Sudhakar K, on 'Omicron'