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18:42 IST, December 2nd 2021
Rajya Sabha passes The Dam Safety Bill, 2019

Rajya Sabha passed The Dam Safety Bill, 2019. The Bill provides for the surveillance, inspection, operation, and maintenance of specified dams in India via a regulatory body.

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18:27 IST, December 2nd 2021
Maharashtra govt revises guidelines for passengers arriving in state amid Omicron threat

 

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17:48 IST, December 2nd 2021
Param Bir Singh suspended

Former Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh is suspended by the Maharashtra government. 

 

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17:23 IST, December 2nd 2021
MEA briefs on Putin's visit to India on Dec 6

Arindam Bagchi, MEA Spokesperson informed, "The visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place on 6th Dec. He will be here for the 21st India-Russia Annual Summit. There will be a series of meetings. We foresee a very intensive engagement during the day and culminating with the Summit".

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16:38 IST, December 2nd 2021
Union Min Mansukh Mandaviya holds meeting with States on airport screening and surveillance

Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya chaired a meeting with States on airport screening and surveillance with Airport Public Health Officials (APHOs) and Port Health Officials (PHOs). According to sources, Union Minister has advised that there must be no inconvenience to the passengers reported, all facilities should be given to them, all information on arrival should be circulated through announcements timely. 

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16:34 IST, December 2nd 2021
2 cases of Omicron variant detected in Karnataka

Two cases of Omicron Variant reported in the country so far. Both cases from Karnataka, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry, informed.

 

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14:48 IST, December 2nd 2021
Amit Shah takes on Akhilesh in UP

 

 

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14:42 IST, December 2nd 2021
Amit Shah kicks off key projects in UP; addresses public in Saharanpur

Union Home Minister Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of Maa Shakumbhari University at Punwarka village in Saharanpur. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma, and others were also present.

 

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14:42 IST, December 2nd 2021
Congress questions lack of preparedness of Govt in tackling COVID-19

During a heated debate in the Lok Sabha on the COVID-19 situation, Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi questioned the preparedness of the government in tackling the pandemic. He asked why there were no adequate hospital beds, oxygen cylinders, and medical facilities were not available during the second wave of COVID-19 which claimed thousands of lives. 

 

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14:18 IST, December 2nd 2021
Amit Shah arrives in Saharanpur to lay foundation for Maa Shakumbhatri Vishwavidyalaya

Union home minister Amit Shah arrived in UP's Saharanpur on Thursday to lay the foundation stone of Maa Shakumbhatri Vishwavidyalaya. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called the occasion a path towards the state’s “beautiful future”. The event comes just months ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in 2022.

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13:54 IST, December 2nd 2021
Cyclone Jawad alert: PM Modi chairs review meet on cyclone situation in the country

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a formation of a low-pressure area over the south Andaman sea in the next 24 hours resulting in a possible build-up of the cyclone Jawad. 

 

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12:58 IST, December 2nd 2021
After Mamata, Prashant Kishor attacks Congress leadership

 

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11:14 IST, December 2nd 2021
Minutes into Day 4 of Winter Session, Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 pm

Minutes after proceedings began on the fourth day of the Parliament Winter Session, the Rajya Sabha deferred once again amid Opposition sloganeering. Chairman Venkaiah Naidu lashed out at the MPs for their 'misconduct' and refused to entertain their behavior.

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10:23 IST, December 2nd 2021
Health Minister Mandaviya chairs key meeting on Omicron concerns

Amid growing concern on the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya chaired a meeting today with States on airport screening and surveillance with Airport Public Health Officials (PHOs) and Port Health Officials (PHOs). The key meeting comes after revised travel restrictions were issued by the Centre in light to prevent the spread of the new 'Variant Of Concern.'

 

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09:42 IST, December 2nd 2021
15 boats capsize in Gir Somnath; 10-15 fishermen missing

In a major accident reported in Gujarat. at least 15 fishing boats capsized in the Gir Somnath Navabhandar on Thursday, leaving many fishermen injured. Moreover, at least 11 fishermen have gone missing. There had been a warning issued for 3 days for fishermen to not venture out in the sea because of weather conditions.

 

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09:36 IST, December 2nd 2021
Kerala police arrest interior designer Saiju Thankachen in Kerala models murder case:

The Crime Branch wing of the Kerala police, which has been probing the death of three persons including two models in a car accident, on Wednesday said the arrested interior designer in the case had chased them in his four-wheeler before the mishap.

A senior official of the crime branch told PTI that the mobile phone of the interior designer, Saiju Thankachen who was earlier arrested in the case, contains many incriminating evidence including videos of drug abuse.

"The accused, Thankachen, was stalking the girls from a pub. The CCTV visuals show he followed and intercepted them at Kundannur. Later, the car with models sped away to avoid the accused but met with the accident," the official said.

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09:29 IST, December 2nd 2021
Ex-Mumbai CP Param Bir Singh to be suspended soon

In a massive development, the Maharashtra government is likely to suspend Param Bir Singh for violation of All India Service Rules on Thursday. A 1988-batch IPS officer, Singh is currently the Director-General of Maharashtra Home Guard. Speaking to the media on November 30, Maharashtra Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil had confirmed that the process for the suspension of the ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner is underway. 

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08:22 IST, December 2nd 2021
WTA Suspends Tournaments in China over concern for missing Peng Shuai

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) on Thursday announced its decision to suspend all tournaments in China and Hong Kong due to concerns regarding the treatment of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. WTA chairman Steve Simon said in a statement that he doesn't see how he can ask his players to compete in China, where Peng Shuai's voice has been suppressed and she has been seemingly pressed to take back her allegation of sexual assault against a powerful Chinese politician. 

 

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07:41 IST, December 2nd 2021
Bihar CM Nitish to meet Tejashwi over caste-based cens

RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav is likely to meet Bihar CM Nitish Kumar along with other opposition leaders at 12.30 pm today to press for the caste-based census. 

Earlier an all-party delegation led by Bihar CM had met PM Narendra Modi for the caste-based census, which was later rejected by the Central government.

The Bihar CM had also said he would call for all-party meetings for a consensus so that the Bihar government can go ahead with its own caste-based census.

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07:13 IST, December 2nd 2021
First case of Omicron variant identified in US?

A person in California became the first in the US to have an identified case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, a US official told The Associated Press on Wednesday. It comes as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new strain of the virus.

The Biden administration moved late last month to restrict travel from Southern Africa where the variant was first identified and had been widespread. Clusters of cases have also been identified in about two dozen other nations.

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07:13 IST, December 2nd 2021
WHO Chief Confirms New COVID Variant Detected In 23 Countries

World Health Organization (WHO) Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday, December 1, informed that at least 23 countries have reported cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 and he further warned that the number is expected to rise. 

The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 was designated as a 'variant of concern' by the World Health Organisation on Friday, November 26. Since then, countries across the world have started reinstating restrictions to stop the spread of the new strain of coronavirus.