News in Brief

Today’s News (24th Nov 2021, Wednesday)

Today’s News (24th Nov 2021, Wednesday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

ISL 2021-22: Chennaiyin FC stand tall against Hyderabad FC to start off campaign with 1-0 win

Galwan clashes: Col Santosh Babu awarded Maha Vir Chakra posthumously, Vir Chakra for five others

Shimla, Coimbatore and Chandigarh have topped the Niti Aayog's first Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Urban India Index, while Dhanbad, Meerut and Itanagar are the worst performers

Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill, 2021, is slated to be moved in the Winter Session, beginning on Nov 29

ISRO working on tech that can beat even Star Trek’s

Kangana Ranaut in Legal trouble again; FIR against actress for Instagram post 'Spreading hatred against Sikhs

India to release 5Mn Barrels of Crude Oil from strategic reserves in Tandem with US, other countries

Won’t buy boiled rice from Telangana, clarifies Centre

Govt lists bill in winter session to ban all private cryptocurrency

Ayushman Bharat set for Reboot with faster reimbursement, incentives for Model 8Hospitals

Mercury drops further in Kashmir, slight rise in minimum Temperature in Delhi; Pahalgam, which serves as the base camp for the annual recorded a low of minus 4.4 degrees Celsius

Supreme Court refuses Trinamool plea to postpone Tripura civic polls

Kirti Azad, Ashok Tanwar, Pavan Varma join Trinamool Congress

Jayalalithaa death, treatment must be probed in ‘eminent public interest’

Complaint lodged against director and producers of Suriya-starrer Jai Bhim in Chidambaram court

Maharashtra govt red-faced after its failure to file caveat gets Param Bir Singh SC protection

Tamil Nadu Govt signs MoUs for 59 projects worth Rs 35,208 crores with a strong EV push

Retail tomato prices at Rs 80/kg in most cities, rise up to Rs 120/kg in south due to rains

Kerala HC: Norms barring obstruction of Roads, pavements by shops be followed during Religious Festivals

Everything can be criticised but criticism should be constructive: SC dismisses plea on site for Vice President’s residence

UP's Amethi set to make AK203 Kalashnikov assault rifles as India-Russia ink pact; will replace the INSAS rifles as the standard-issue for Indian troops

Moral duty and legal obligation of son to provide sustenance to parents in old age, says Supreme Court

5 dead, several injured after gas cylinder explosion triggers building collapse in Tamil Nadu’s Salem Dist

Noida Airport to be Logistics Game-Changer, 1st Net-Zero Emission Airport; PM to inaugurate on Nov 25

Amid growing Cyber Crimes, Delhi to get Cyber Police Station in every District from December to deal with such cases effectively

Panel on data protection bats for individual policy

Gujarat’s Mandvi builds longest wooden boat at Rs. 10 crore

Doc treats plastic pollution with cotton bags

Poor students make IIM, NIT cut, but fund crunch keeps them out

Financial & Business News

Airtel, Vodafone Idea hikes mobile call, data rates by 20-25 per cent effective Nov 25

Moody’s upgrades Bharti Airtel credit rating outlook to positive

Meteorologists: ‘India should be prepared for extreme sea-level events, floods and droughts

SBI: For the fiscal 2022, RBI has estimated real GDP growth to be at 9.5% - 7.9% in Q2, 6.8% in Q3 and 6.1% in Q4

Railways to launch ‘Bharat Gaurav’ trains to boost tourism, can be run by private sectors

GoM to meet on Nov 27 to finalise report on GST rate rationalisation

Zee-Sony merger in final stages, Punit Goenka clears the air; revenues on a standalone basis combined will be close to $2BN

Einstein notes with sketches of relatively theory sold in Paris auction for $13 million

SpiceJet welcomes back its Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts

SpiceJet to offer onboard WiFi on Boeing 737 Max, will bar WhatsApp calls on them: Ajay Singh

WayCool Foods lease 64,000 square feet space in Bengaluru and Chennai

Will get back all money taken away from bank; ‘shall not let go defaulters scot-free’: Sitharaman

Future Retail employees ask Supreme Court to allow asset sale to Reliance Retail

GDP growth to accelerate further to 9.8% in FY23: Goldman Sachs

Mukesh Ambani eyes Walmart’s Walton family for succession plan

Paytm’s listing failure: What it means for future IPOs

Shimla tops in progress for meeting sustainable development goals, Dhanbad at the bottom

Singapore Airlines to start India flights from Nov 29

Minister of Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal meets US Trade Representative (USTR) in Delhi

Corona Updates

World: 258,961,483; Active 19,509,608 (7.53%); Recovery 234,270,267 (90.47%); Vaccinated 7.74BN

India 34,533,473; Active 120,577 (0.35%); Recovery 33,946,749 (98.30%); Vaccinated 1.18BN

WHO: Global Licence Deal to provide Covid Antibody Test Tech free to poorer countries

Covid deaths in Europe could exceed 2.2m by March: WHO

‘Delta’ can catch even fully-vaccinated: Study

India’s active caseload stands at 1,11,481; lowest in 537 days

India reported 7,579 new Covid-19 cases and 236 deaths in the last 24 hours

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to Nagaland, Sikkim, Maharashtra, Kerala, Goa, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, J&K, Punjab, Rajasthan, West Bengal & Ladakh over a decline in weekly Covid testing rates

Recovery Rate currently at 98.33%; highest since March 2020

Covaxin shows 50% effectiveness against symptomatic Covid-19 in real-world assessment: Lancet study

In US, Covid cases in kids rise 32% from 2 weeks ago

China reported 22 new confirmed coronavirus cases for Nov. 23, compared with 19 a day earlier

South Korea's new coronavirus cases and critical cases soared to all-time highs on Wednesday, prompting the government to consider imposing an emergency Covid-19 response plan

Fully vaccinated Indore woman dies of Covid, 3rd in MP in a week

Tamil Nadu logs 741 new Covid-19 cases, 13 fatalities

West Bengal logs 720 new Covid-19 cases, 10 fatalities

Telangana: 153 new Covid cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hours

Google employees not ‘happy’ with company’s Covid-19 vaccine policy

Australian PM’s legislative agenda threatened by division over Covid vaccine rules

State News

Mumbai: BJP demands probe as CM’s Covid fund is under-utilised

Mumbai: The police have arrested a financial Institute’s director from Gujarat for allegedly conniving with few others and duping a businessman of Rs. 26 lakh by promising to get him a loan of Rs. 5 crore sanctioned

Delhi: Traffic logjam near CGO complex to persist

Curbs helped improve Delhi’s air quality by 22 per cent: Study

Delhi pollution: Air quality improves to ‘poor’ category, AQI drops to 280

Delhi pollution: Worst may be over, farm fire impact likely to ease

Delhi: Row erupts over ‘racist comments’ about Kerala students at Ramjas college

Gautam Gambhir ‘receives’ death threat from ‘ISIS Kashmir’

Delhi: SDMC proposes to hike property tax by 2-5%

The fifth World Congress on Disaster Management is set to begin from Wednesday at IIT-Delhi. Union defence minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to inaugurate the event that is based on the theme of “Technology, finance and capacity building resilience to disasters in the contexts of Covid-19

4 helipads, 2,000 buses: Noida Airport project set for a mega launch

Traffic stops on Noida expressway as farmers protest

Greater Noida: 3k cops on guard for PM Modi’s Jewar visit

26 years & 200 hearings later, UP man booked for ‘owning’ 4 bullets let off

Meerut: Boy, 17, makes extortion calls to 3 jewellers for pocket money, arrested

Bijnor: ATR has 27 tigers but space for 20, count may rise in fresh census

Five killed as car jumps divider, rams ST bus

11 injured in LPG blast at Telangana’s Nanakramguda

Hyderabad: BJP corporators and activists barges into mayor’s room, vandalises office, paints signboard

Man attempts to enter restricted lion moat area at Hyderabad zoo, rescued

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLC gets 4 weeks to clear stand in contempt case

Hyderabad: Amidst chaos and scuffle between TRS members and supporters of independent candidates, the nomination process for MLC polls from Rangareddy local authority constituency ended yesterday

Hyderabad: Congress to contest only 2 MLC seats (Medak and Khammam) after feedback

Hyderabad: SC-appointed Inquiry Commission members on Tuesday posed multiple questions to the advocate appearing to present oral arguments for Telangana - Why a police officer tried to recover the articles of veterinarian Disha instead of the accused, why it was not mentioned in affidavits of police or their depositions that the driver of police vehicle followed the directions of the accused to take them from the safe house to Chattanpally to recover the articles - to elicit answer

Kuwait News

An Emiri order appointing His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah as Prime Minister and assigning him to nominate members of the new ministry

Kuwaiti Ministry of Health: 12-new cases of Corona and the recovery of 21 and one death during the past 24 hours

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry appreciates the role of the State of Kuwait in supporting Iraq and strengthening bilateral cooperation

The FAO stresses the importance of Kuwait’s efforts to improve the humanitarian conditions of those affected and needy as a result of natural disasters

The European Union and the State of Kuwait affirm their desire to promote peace and security in the world

The 3rd Cyber Security Conference discusses advanced technology protection techniques and critical infrastructure

Kuwait’s delegate to the Arab League stresses the importance of cooperation between the Arab and European sides

The State of Kuwait is adopting digital: Public Authority for Industry technologies and artificial intelligence technology

Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister: The European Union views with appreciation Kuwait’s role in the region and its foreign policy

The Kuwaiti Minister of Interior supervises the seizure of a shipment of smuggled drugs in the guts of live sheep coming from a neighbouring country

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announces that intensive care in all its institutions are free of people infected with the Corona virus

The Undersecretary of the National Guard praises the existing cooperation with Health Department within the framework of the protocol between the two sides

The Dubai Chambers of Commerce Conference is an ideal platform to discuss challenges and opportunities

Kuwaiti Minister of Interior Sheikh Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah supervises the seizure of a shipment of smuggled drugs coming from a neighbouring country

Brussels: Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Ambassador Majdi Al-Dhafiri affirms that the European Union views with appreciation the role of the State of Kuwait in the region as well as its foreign policy

The Ministry of Interior seized belly of Sheep stuffed with drugs which were brought in from neighboring country

Public Authority for Manpower has stopped issuing work permits for expats coming to Kuwait on commercial visit visas.

The Deportation Center of Ministry of Interior issued statistics for number of deportees from Kuwait from 17th Nov to 23rd Nov. Under the directives of the Minister of Interior measures were taken against those who have violated residence law. Total of 572 have been referred to deportation center.

A foreign fisherman in Kuwait was stunned when he pulled his net only to find it had a catch of hashish.

The country recently experienced rainfall and rainwater leaked through the roof of the College of Arts building at Kuwait University in Shadadiya. Despite the modern design of the building, the insulators did not withstand such a light rainfall; prompting employees at the college to put buckets in different places to catch the rainwater leaking from the ceilings.

Pandemonium broke loose at the Ethiopian Embassy recently as the embassy’s employees had a heated argument with citizens who picked up the renewed passports of their Ethiopian employees

After years of criticism directed at the sponsorship (kafeel) system, this system is gradually entering the cycle of dissolution. The labor market seems to be on the verge of witnessing fundamental changes, as revealed by a source who requested anonymity

Reconnaissance Research organized a private panel discussion with some attendees from diplomatic missions in Kuwait. The discussion focused on the issues of the drones’ threats and technological means to combat them,

MP Osama Al-Shaheen submitted a proposal to remove all administrative obstacles that citizens are facing in continuing their studies while working. He pointed out that many court verdicts have been issued in the interest of citizens and in accordance with the Constitution, which guarantees their right to education. However, the concerned institutions including the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Ministry of Higher Education and Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) are insisting on not implementing such verdicts.

Embassy of India announces a new registration drive for stranded Indian nationals who have not been able to return to Kuwait after taking COVAXIN as their Covid-19 Vaccine.

The Board of Directors of the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation has approved the proposed submitted by the global advisor to separate the stakes of partners in the Al-Durra oilfield in the divided zone between Kuwait and Saudi Arabia calling it the best option from the technical, economic and security point of view.

The UAE has eased Covid-19 rules for those entering the country via its land borders. The updated protocols are applicable to both Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) citizens and expatriates.

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) announced 4,682 Kuwaitis have registered with the central employment system to work in government sector.

The State of Kuwait is seeking to attract regional and foreign capital to invest in its economic development projects through its Vision 2035. Part of the vision is the development of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Causeway’s southern and northern banks and two artificial Islands, which will be transformed to hubs of commerce, work, leisure activities, and tourism.

The Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority has received financial bids for the design of the Wafra Economic Zone, which will be built on 7 million square meters area.

The Correctional Institutions Sector and Sentence Execution Department of the Ministry of Interior, in cooperation and coordination with the Public Prosecution, has completed the preparation of a special project to renew the detention of suspects arrested in criminal cases ‘online’, instead of taking them to the Palace of Justice building.

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

US special envoy to Afghanistan visits Doha to meet Taliban leaders

US says it will resume talks with Taliban next week

International News

Chinese Dad sets up Home Laboratory to cure the fatal Menkes Syndrome of his two-year-old Son

Rowan Atkinson Aka Mr Bean Is 66 and very much alive; Fake death rumours create panic on Internet

AstraZeneca opens $1.34 billion Research Center as UK Builds Science Hub; will house more than 2,200 research scientists

US to pay nearly $130 million to resolve claims over 2018 Parkland school shooting

45 people, including 12 children, died as a bus carrying mostly North Macedonian tourists crashed in flames on a highway in western Bulgaria

Bahrain condemns the Houthi militia’s kidnapping of US embassy staff in Sana’a

Washington: US President Joe Biden announces the withdrawal of 50 million barrels of strategic oil reserves of the United States, in a step to counter the high oil prices that are raising gasoline prices inside the country

Biden includes Taiwan among 110 invitees to democracy summit

Sweden’s parliament set to elect first woman PM

US warship transits Taiwan Strait after Biden-Xi summit

Philippine supply boats reach marines at China-guarded shoal

Israel flags Iranian UAE bases, offers counter-measures to Arab allies

Around 100 IS militants surrender in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar

Wisconsin parade attack suspect to appear in court as prosecutor prepares charges

‘Mama, are you OK’: In Waukesha, minutes of terror recounted

Jury takes case of white men charged with slaying of Black man in Georgia

New Zealand to start reopening borders to world from January

Japan PM confirms oil reserve release in response to US request

New Zealand to reopen to foreign travellers from April 30

Sports News

Xi’s ‘good friend’ Putin to attend Beijing Winter Olympics amid US diplomatic boycott plans

India vs New Zealand: India sweat it out at training ahead of first Test

India vs New Zealand: KL Rahul ruled out of Test series, Suryakumar Yadav added to squad

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Chance for India to test the batting reserves

Best part about Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma is that the communication is absolutely clear: Venkatesh Iyer

India vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Looking forward to working with Rahul Dravid, says Cheteshwar Pujara

India vs New Zealand: You may find us playing three spinners, says NZ coach Gary Stead

In numbers: Is a big century around the corner? Two years since Virat Kohli’s last international hundred

BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal dismisses reports about Team India’s new diet plan

Pant needs a break to switch off from cricket: Uthappa

Australia ‘shocked’ by Tim Paine scandal but back him for Ashes: Marcus Harris

1st unofficial Test: India A bowlers toil on opening day against South Africa A

Third former Essex player alleges be suffered racist abuse

FIH Junior Hockey World Cup: The big challenges for Odisha

Junior Hockey World Cup: Title holders India seek inspiration from Olympic bronze medallist seniors

Xavi Hernandez’s Barcelona held by Benfica in Champions League

Chelsea thrash Juventus 4-0 to reach Champions League last 16

Cristiano Ronaldo fires Manchester United into Champions League last 16

Manchester City on a mission to return to Champions League final, says Gundogan

Liverpool cannot be complacent against Porto, says Klopp

Mirabai Chanu pulls out of Tashkent World Championships

Inzaghi happy with progress at Inter as knockout stage beckons

Today’s news (23rd Nov 2021, Tuesday)

Today’s news (23rd Nov 2021, Tuesday)

 by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

ISL 2021-22: Ex-FC Goa striker Igor Angulo ends their unbeaten run as Mumbai City FC win

Late Major Vibhuti Dhoundiyal who was killed in the 2019 Pulwama terrorist attack accorded Shaurya Chakra; wife, mother receive his award

Supreme Court, opening IIT gates to Dalit boy; "Travesty of Justice": if he was denied admission and failed to receive help from the nation's highest court of law; asked IIT to allot seat in 48 hours

1 Bill to cancel 3 Farm Laws, Union Govt weighs options on Price Guarantee; also working on whether MSP issue should be addressed as guidelines or in statutory form as farmers have been demanding

‘Stir not over yet’: SKM takes farm fight to poll-bound Uttar Pradesh

Andhra won’t have 3 Capitals now as Jagan Govt junks Bill, wants further discussions with all stakeholders and then make a decision on decentralisation

Neighbours should be sensitive to each other’s concerns: Rajnath at Bangladesh High Commission

Delhi Air Pollution: AQI 'Very Poor', ban on construction lifted; WFH till Nov 26; some decline due to two factors - steps taken to control pollution and stronger wind speeds

Tripura violence - SC to hear plea against Tripura Govt today; TMC alleges 'police violence'; TMC MPs meet Amit Shah; Home Minister to seek report from CM Biplab Deb

Bengaluru rain destroys crucial samples collected over 25 years in JNCASR; Snakes inside shoes, waterlogging, floating Cars, power outage is now condition after heavy rainfall

Haryana Govt: Excludes children of parents holding constitutional posts and Class I jobs from backward class as creamy layer

Dengue cases in Delhi mount to over 7,100 this year; 5,600 cases in Nov 2021 alone; 1,850 fresh cases have been logged in the last one week

CJI NV Ramana: Rulers need to introspect on their decisions, characteristics everyday; people are the ultimate lords in democracy, whatever decision has been taken by dispensation should benefit them

Farm Laws: SC Panel member says will decide on releasing report after analysing 'legal consequences'

Sunday’s all-party meet likely to take up laws’ repeal, MSP

Dress of Ramayan Express staff changed after seers’ protest

22 Crore Indian Smartphone users regularly use Truecaller; claims to have crossed 300 million or 30 crore active users monthly globally

International Emmy Awards 2021: Sushmita Sen’s Aarya, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vir Das bag nominations

PM Modi likely to join Biden's Summit for Democracy; Taiwan Chartered Bike to deploy over 2,000 electric bikes, 200 charging stations in Mumbai 100 nations invited, China, Russia off list

Investigating Officer expected to probe fairly, should not be overzealous in preparing murder case: SC

SC protects Param Bir from arrest, tells him to join probe

Pilot camp gets forest, tourism, transport departments

After several members dissent, Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on data bill adopts draft report

Centre is planning to launch a national scheme soon for rehabilitation of beggars

Financial & Business News

India's two-wheeler sales likely to fall 1-4% YoY in FY22; Darwin Platform group forays into e-mobility space; launches 3 e-scooters

SpiceJet officials, minister to fly in 737 MAX to win passengers' trust after DGCA finally allows to restart its Max aircraft for commercial use by passengers

Paytm Share price today: Paytm Market Cap falls over Rs 50,000Cr; market cap of Paytm was standing at Rs 83,517.10Cr; Biggest market crash in 7 months leaves investors poorer by Rs 8 lakh Cr

Jio loses over 19 mllion mobile users in Sep 201: Airtel raises tariffs by 20–25%

RIL slides on Aramco deal review, triggers 1, 1 70-point sensex crash

RBI scheme says PMC depositors to be paid over a period of 3 to 10 yrs; 50K at 3 years, 1Lac at 4th year. 3Lac at 5th year 5.50Lac 10th year onwards

Tatas to set up Rs. 3,000 crore solar plant in TN

WhatsApp surprises its users with an interactive feature taken from Facebook

China-based ByteDance which is the parent company of short-video making app TikTok, is quitting its edtech business in India

Paytm’s IPO flop may embitter millions of retail investors

India, US vow to boost trade ties, focus on supply chain

Meesho to raise $1bn at valuation of $8bn

Corona Updates

World: 258,047,784; Active 19,301,192 (7.48%); Recovery 233,575,163 (90.52%); Vaccinated 7.72BN

India 34,518,901; Active 118,443 (0.34%); Recovery 33,934,547 (98.31%); Vaccinated 1.17BN

India recorded 8,488 new Coronavirus infections, the lowest in 538 days; also reported 236 deaths in a day

EU considers Booster Doses of J&J's Covid-19 vaccine amid explosive surge of new infections across Europe; Austria enters 4th Covid lockdown: Christmas markets shut; Hotels closed for Tourists ; Germany health minister amid Covid surge says Germans will be ‘jabbed, cured or dead’ in a few month

Global Covid caseload tops 258.1 million

US issues travel advisories for Germany, Denmark over Covid

US not heading toward Covid lockdown, White House says

Israel vaccinates children as young as 5 to combat 'children's wave'

France's prime minister tested positive for Covid-19, hours after returning from a visit to neighboring Belgium.

Rise of fresh Covid wave sparks riots, violent clashes across Europe

Britain will review its Covid travel rules in Jan 2022; looking at reforming its airport slots system as part of a wider new aviation strategy

India likely to utilise only half of vaccine produced in December

ICMR chief: No scientific evidence to support need for Booster vaccine dose against Covid; 212 people, including 80 students from 3 schools, Test Positive for Covid in Mizoram

Mizoram reports 212 new Covid cases and 2 deaths.

Govt concerned over low vaccine coverage in northeast

Kamal Haasan tests positive for Covid-19

Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan has fully recovered from Covid-19.

Telangana sees 137 new Covid cases

Tamil Nadu logs 192 new Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths

*Assam reported 192 new Covid-19 cases and five deaths *

State News

KCR seeks appointment with PM Modi

NIA raids Telangana Praja Front leader’s home, locks him out & flies away with keys

The International Agronomy Congress (IAC) will be held from today for 5 days at Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agriculture University (PJTSAU)

Telugu-to-French dictionary next on Paris scholar’s agenda

Department of Biotechnology (DBT) grants Rs. 6 crore to University of Hyderabad for research on tomatoes

Hyderabad: At Rs. 100/kg, tomatoes a luxury as staples become specialities

Hyderabad: No doubt all four accused were major: Disha rape and murder case IO’s advocate V Surender

Hyderabad: Magistrate, medical officer taken to PS due to mob: State counsel

Liquor license draw: Businessmen offer Rs. 2 crore for each shop in Telangana’s Khammam
Hyderabad: HC reserves verdict in fruit market case

Former Siddipet district collector P Venkatrama Reddy: I did not join politics for power or post

Vir Das on his ‘two Indias' monologue: 'My job is to make people laugh and if you don’t find it funny, don’t laugh'

Demolish illegal buildings on Musi nulas in Hyderabad: NGT committee

Let Telangana cops probe of Dalit woman Mariamma case, AG Prasad to High Court

Godavari River Management Board (GRMB) secretariat’s visit to site unacceptable: Telangana

Hyderabad: Raids on three spas in Narayanguda and Ramgopalpet, 11 arrested

Forum directs net provider to pay over Rs. 20,000 to consumer for deficient service

Derogatory remarks against former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu's wife: TDP leaders demand police action against YSRCP leaders

Bigg Boss 15 to witness a shocking eviction; one from the six contestants to leave the house

No truth to the rumours about Aamir Khan’s third marriage: Report

Raj Kundra files written notes in anticipatory bail application in Bombay HC; says Poonam Pandey-Sheryln Chopra made erotic videos for ‘commercial gains’, he had no part to play

Karan Johar announces ‘Mr and Mrs Mahi’ featuring Rajkummar Rao and Janhvi Kapoor

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh to team up with Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Rajamouli congratulates Ajay Devgn on completing 30 years in the film industry

After Om Prakash Rajbhar snub, Asaduddin Owaisi looks for new alliance in UP

Viral video: Man posing for video dies after being hit by train

Kuwait News

The Ministry of Oil signs a memorandum of cooperation with the Kuwait Society for Strategic Planning to achieve knowledge partnership and improve the quality of performance

The National Office for Human Rights organizes a panel discussion entitled “Combating violence against Women” with the participation of a number of government agencies, the National Assembly and public benefit associations

Acting Minister of Defences: The meeting of the Joint Defense Council is a translation of the lofty goals of the leaders of the Council

Kuwaiti Ministry of Health: 28 new cases of Corona and no deaths during the past 24 hours

The opening of the new headquarters of the Gulf Unified Military Command in Riyadh

Kuwait beat Yemen 2-0 in the first group competition for West Asian Youth football

The State of Kuwait expresses its condemnation and denunciation and in the strongest terms, the continued attempts of the Houthi militia to threaten the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Kuwait Football Association: Cancelling the extra games in the final match of the Emir of the country Cup and the Cup of His Highness Crown Prince, starting from the current season (2021-2022)

Defense ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council hold their 18th meeting

Kuwaiti Mohammed Murad wins first place in the international photography ‘Competition Nature in focus

Health: The necessity of receiving the booster dose of the Corona vaccine to strengthen immunity and reduce the chances of infection

Severe cold expected this year, says Meteorologist; predicts it will rain late night

No money spent on research development in health and education areas over 7 months

The MoH allocates KD 16 million to secure drugs stock

The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) is planning to increase the percentage of national workers in the private sector

The Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) warns of power, water supply cuts to 11,332 customers

Asians caught trading with counterfeit medicines

15 Kuwaiti women are divorced daily: Officials

Online Renewal of Visa to continue for expats outside Kuwait until further notice

The Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) cuts Breeders subsidies

Care Home Cleaning Firm says will stop work after the Public Authority for Persons with Disabilities procrastinated in paying the contract money for about 8 months about 400,000 dinars

Rights Diwan holds seminar ‘against domestic violence

Finance, Admin violates reported at ‘tourism firm

Bill prioritizes Kuwaitization of Embassy, Consulate jobs abroad

Authorities begin campaign to remove illegal car parking in Salmiya

The Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) seeks fair settlement to claims before issue escalates

Ministry of Health urge people to take booster dose to improve the immunity system

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

Pak Army, Judiciary colluded against Nawaz Sharif, reveals leaked audio clip as Imran Khan's position weakens

Pakistan PM Imran Khan announced his government will allow India to transport 50,000 MT of wheat to Afghanistan via the land route “as soon as modalities are finalised with the Indian side”

Amnesty flags Pakistan on enforced disappearances

Junior Hockey World Cup: Pakistan players ready to put 2016 demons behind

We will surprise whole world with our hockey: Pakistan junior team skipper Abdul

International News

Queen Elizabeth II attends Christenings of Great-Grandsons following health fears ("sprained back")

The White House announces Biden’s intention to run for a second term

NASA to zap laser beams to communicate faster with spacecraft beyond Earth; will showcase unique capabilities of optical communications to increase bandwidth for communicating in space

US Space Council, headed by Kamala Harris, jolted into action after China’s rapid advances in hypersonic tech

Turkey seeks to increase its share in the global halal market to 400 billion dollars

Turkey has hosted 21.1 million foreign tourists since the beginning of 2021

Washington imposes additional sanctions related to the gas pipeline (Nord Stream 2)

President Trump renominates Jerome Powell to head the Federal Reserve for a second term

The Italian Prime Minister discussed with the Crown Price of Abu Dhabi the situation in Libya

The Bahraini Ministry of Interior announces the arrest of ‘terrorist’ elements who began planning and preparing for terrorist operations targeting security and peace

New York: The police chief of Waukesha, Wisconsin, said the suspect in the attacks on the Christmas parade is facing five counts of murder in the city, and that he was not being pursued by the police when he drove his car into the crowd, killing and wounding dozens

Sports News

Syed Mushtaq Ali: Shahrukh and Sai Kishore star as Tamil Nadu retain the crown

India vs New Zealand: Harshal Patel overcame dew challenge and bowled really well with wet ball, says Sanjay Bangar

India vs New Zealand: R Ashwin is always an attacking option for a captain, says Rohit Sharma

ICC confident teams will have no problem playing 2025 Champions Trophy in Pakistan

Gautam Gambhir criticises Ravi Shastri for his 'best team in the world’ remark

With Shubman Gill set for new middle-order slot, India to modify Test match ploy

Quick Edit - Rahul-Rohit partnership: The early signs look good, but this is literally just the beginning

India vs New Zealand: We've some good bowlers, look forward to spin challenge in Tests, says Mitchell Santner

India vs New Zealand: India pursue Test revenge against top-ranked New Zealand

Team India counts the positives after series victory against New Zealand

India vs New Zealand: Looks like Patels are winning everything, jokes Axar in chat with Harshal

Australian cricket team stands by Alex Hales after blackface photo

Vijay Hazare Trophy: BCCI asks selectors Chetan Sharma, Abey Kuruvilla to head to Bihar

Thirty six people reach out to Yorkshire's whistleblower hotline

Australian chief selector George Bailey to recuse himself from Tim Paine fate

Bangladesh call up uncapped duo for Pakistan Test

My focus is to win more games for Hyderabad, says SMAT top-wicket taker Milind

Junior Hockey World Cup: Covid-19 testing of players, officials, every 72 hours

FIFA wraps up inspection of potential 2026 World Cup venues

Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema nominated for FIFA’s Best award

Lyon to play behind closed doors as Payet lodges official complaint

Southgate wants to create ‘new memories’ after extending England deal

Blunt Juventus need more team goals since Ronaldo exit: Massimiliano Allegri

Viswanathan Anand feels unpredictability is good for sport

Magnus knows he is a better player than Nepo: Judit Polgar

Viswanathan Anand’s son makes chest debut in Kolkata

Srishti ends 756-day wait, clears second WIM norm, wins silver in 3rd OTB event post pandemic

Today’s News (22nd Nov 2021, Monday)

 Today’s News (22nd Nov 2021, Monday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

Until his last breath': Andhra constable K Srinivasulu saves 2 from flood, drowns during rescue operation; life jacket came off as he was getting into boat, washed away by the swirling floodwater

Jyoti Deepak Nainwal, the proud wife of martyred Naik Deepak Kumar, to rise from a being a humble homemaker in Uttarkhand and become an Army officer

ISL 2021-22: SC East Bengal and Jamshedpur FC play out 1-1 Draw

3rd T20I: India (184/7) beat Kiwis (111 in 17.2 overs) by 73 runs in Kolkata, sweep series 3-0

India's most Powerful Destroyer Commissioned, "To secure Indo-Pacific; being a key route is important for the world economy and it is the primary objective of the Indian Navy to keep it secure

Made-in-India stealth fighter project set to take off in 2022

After Union Govt climbdown, farmers announce "Sansad Chalo" on Nov 29; decided to send an open letter to PM, raising pending demands, most notable being a legislation to guarantee MSP

Union Cabinet to approve farm laws repeal on November 24

Some nations weakening law of sea: Rajnath Singh in China dig

Hyderpora operation: Mehbooba protests near Raj Bhavan, seeks apology from L-G Manoj Sinha

J&K govt has tried to establish new, transparent & accountable people-centric governance: LG

SBI yet to refund Rs 164Cr undue fee charged from Jan Dhan a/c holders towards digital payments during Apr 2017 & Dec 2019

After S-400, India to sign deal for S-500 & S-550 Missile Systems with Russia during Putin visit?

Rain fury in Andhra Pradesh: 25 dead, villages submerged, 17 Trains cancelled State Govt to distribute food grains, other essentials to families in flood-hit areas; flood fears after water leaks from cracks in Andhra's biggest Reservoir in the bunds around Rayala Cheruvu

Andhra Pradesh flood situation grim as toll rises to 41; Tirupati cut off

After Covid, Andhra floods stall Isro’s sat launch missions this year

15 ministers (11 cabinet and four ministers of state) inducted into Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot's Cabinet

After please-all Rajasthan cabinet rejig, Pilot & Gehlot mend fences

Union minister for education, skill development and entrepreneurship Dharmendra Pradhan, inaugurated the state-of-the-art Centre for Nanotechnology (CNT) and the Centre for Indian Knowledge System (CIKS), two major infrastructure projects in IIT Guwahati

11 ex-Maoists who surrendered in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli turn entrepreneurs, launch Antiseptic Liquid "Clean 101

Gujarat: In viral video of 'Illegal Lion Show' at Gir, big cat feasts on cow tied to pole; 12 booked

No time to die? Declared 'dead', UP Moradabad district man found breathing in mortuary freezer after 7 hours

Delhi sees rise in rapes, kidnapping of women this year with easing of Covid curbs; increased from 1,429 in 2020 to 1,725 in 2021

SC directs Testing of Mobile App for videography, photography of Crime scene by experts

India will start upgrading its fleet of its Rafale fighter aircraft with India-specific enhancements, which would make them more capable

TMC leader Sayani Ghosh detained for questioning in Tripura; thana attacked

Five MPs to move dissent notes in Personal Data Bill panel

CAG lens on natural resources to prevent any ‘windfall gain’

To execute sale deeds of 700 buyers, TN Rera appoints panel

Child abuse not limited to poor families, says Smriti Irani

Sidhu fires yet another salvo at Centre; touts Punjab model for farmers

Repeal of farm laws will play a key role in 2022 assembly elections

Financial & Business News

Maruti to stay away from diesel segment on Backburner over Stricter Emission Norms, will focus on making petrol cars better; more fuel efficient

EVs, growth fuel high-octane auto funding in India; strategic, PE funds writing larger cheques

Finance Ministry notifies 12% GST rate on MMF, yarn, fabrics from January 1; corrects duty anomaly

Oil Ministry's proposal to give away Mumbai High field to private sector on platter upsets ONGC union

Electric scooter rental startup Bounce Infinity to be launched on Dec 2; deliveries to commence from early 2022

CARS24 signs one of Dubai’s largest ever commercial leasing deals; 1,000,000 sq.ft commercial facility in Jebel Ali, with a total contract value in excess of AED 40MN

No exception from ownership norms for PSBs on selloff list

Focus on quality can fetch good prices for Tea: ICRA

Paytm business picks up after 2nd wave

Govt to extend FY22 tax collection target, direct tax mop-up at Rs. 6 lakh cr till Oct: Revenue Secretary

IT department detects Rs. 100 crore black income after raids on Gujarat group

Vulnerability in PNB server exposed customer data for about seven months: CyberX9

Maruti to stay away from diesel segment’; focus on making petrol cars more fuel efficient

Man-made fibre, yarn to incur 12% GST from Jan 1

Developed nations want to expand World Trade Organisation (WTO) agenda

India urges global firms to join its energy transition journey

RBI panel’s recommendations to promote orderly growth of digi-lending, say industry players

Niva Bupa Health Insurance eyes Rs. 5,000 crore in premium within 2 years

Haldia Energy, city’s power house, turns a green nest

Corona Updates

World: 257,702,779; Active 19,876,391 (7.71%); Recovery 232,659,438 (90.28%); Vaccinated 7.69BN

India 34,510,413; Active 122,714 (0.36%); Recovery 33,922,037 (98.30%); Vaccinated 1.16BN

India reported 10,488 new Covid cases and 313 deaths in the last 24 hours

UNSECO Study: Prolonged school closures due to Covid pose threat to Gender Equality; 1.6BN students in 190 countries affected; also myriad benefits of attending school, at an unparalleled scale

Govt allows Serum Institute to export 50 lakh Covishield doses under UN-backed COVAX global vaccine programme to Nepal, Tajikistan & Mozambique: Official sources

Mismatch of stock of two doses has held back the rollout of Sputnik V in India. In India’s total 116Cr vaccinations, only 11.13 lakh doses were Sputnik V

Not just fighting Covid, stupidity too': 42-hr shifts for Doctors as Ukraine faces wave amid low Vax nos

London: British Minister Sajid Javid rules out that his country will resort to imposing a mandatory vaccination against the Corona emerging Covid-19 virus

Fresh protests, violence in Europe against Covid restrictions

Russia confirms 36,970 new Covid-19 cases over past 24 hours

Austria begins national lockdown to fight surging infections

Mandaviya to review Covid vaccination progress in Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Puducherry on Monday

Six daily flights to operate from Nov 29 under Singapore-India vaccinated travel lane

Netherlands rocked by second night of Covid riots

5th Covid wave hitting at ‘lightning’ speed: France

No scientific evidence in country underlines need for Covid-19 booster dose: ICMR’s Dr Samiran Panda

Over 130 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses provided to states, UTs so far

Haryana reports 16 Covid-19 cases

Tamil Nadu has set target to achieve 100% vaccination against Covid-19 by November-end, says minister Ma Subramanian

Karnataka reports 247 new cases, 278 recoveries, and one death in the last 24 hours

Delhi reports 29 new Covid cases and 45 recoveries with no deaths in the past 24 hours

Kerala reported 5080 new cases, 7908 recoveries, and 40 deaths

West Bengal Board of Secondary Education instructs affiliated schools to hold physical classes for student of classes 10th & 12th on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and on Tuesday and Thursday for classes 9th and 11th, to ensuring social distancing

Offline classes for Classes 1 to 5 to begin from tomorrow in the state. Attendance will be optional and consent of the parents (for their children to attend the classes) will be needed: Gujarat minister of Education, Jitu Vaghani

Government eyes first dose for all adults by first week of December

State News

Delhi: Air quality continues to be in ‘very poor’ category

Yogi tweets pics with Modi, talks of ‘making new India’

Stop targeting saffron outfits over unrest, says Fadnavis

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLA) opposes UCC, seeks anti-blasphemy law, to punish those who show disrespect to Prophet Muhammad

Around 541 private buses to be out on roads from today as anti-pollution step in Delhi

Delhi: Construction can resume, schools stay shut; truck entry ban extended

Sports quota entry in Delhi University under fire, again

Delhi: 5 held for firing at businessman’s vehicle in Rohini

Delhi HC gives bail to 4 who hoarded Covid drugs during second wave

Delhi Police arrests 4 associates of Tillu Tajpuria gang

Delhi: Paying Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) fare to be hi-speed affair, as commuters would be able to use their smartphone, credit or debit card and travel smart card of any Metro system in the country to pay for the ticket

Delhi govt asks its employees to continue working from home till Friday

'Kangana Ranaut should either be put in a mental hospital or in jail', says Manjinder Singh Sirsa as FIRs filed against her over derogatory language against Sikh community

Anupamaa actress Madhavi Gogate passes away at 58; Co-star Rupali Ganguly says 'So much left unsaid'

Govinda warns fans after his name used in a fake meet and greet event, says 'false news'

Delhi: Civil defence volunteer held for minor rape

Delhi: Court pulls up cops for 2 chargesheets in rape case

Delhi HC says maintenance law loopholes letting offenders get away

Nothing bad in saying Jai Shri Ram enthusiastically, but also follow the path shown by him: Mohan Bhagwat

Kuwait News

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives His Highness, Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

His Highness the Crown Prince receives Al-Ghanim, Al-Saadoun, His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed and His Highness the Prime Minister within the traditional consultations to form the new government

The Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has issued instructions to oil companies to stop job advertisements in the oil sector, until the formation of the new government.

Kuwait is currently affected by low and medium clouds accompanied by scattered light rain during the day time, the Kuwait Meteorology department informed.

In a positive environmental development, the air pollution rate in Kuwait’s regions witnessed a significant decline over the past week, according to data from the IQAir Index, which publishes daily updates on air quality levels in cities around the world.

The State of Kuwait mourns the remains of a number of its righteous martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the brutal Iraqi invasion

His Highness the Amir sends cable of condolences to the families of the nation’s martyrs, and His Highness the Crown Prince and His Highness the Prime Minister send similar cables

The State of Kuwait buried 19 of the nation’s righteous martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the brutal Iraqi invasion in 1990, after their remains were received from Iraq and their identities were identified by means of genetic fingerprints

The European Union shares a strong and cordial relation with Kuwait. Kuwait was the first Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country that signed a Cooperation Arrangement with the European Union and this has since been the cornerstone in the bilateral relations with European Union and Kuwait.

The British ‘Oxford Economics’ institution for economic studies stated that Kuwait is in the second place in the Gulf after Saudi Arabia in the number of middle-income families, explaining that the number of middle-class families is an important local market potential.

Assistant Undersecretary for Public Security Affairs in the Ministry of Interior Major General Farraj Al-Zuabi affirmed that the ministry has stood by, and is fully prepared to stand by, any police officer who uses all the tools available to him, including firearms, when implementing the law, dealing with outlaws, and defending himself, in a way that enables the police to be able to apply the law with equal standards as long as they adhere to the ministerial regulatory decisions in this regard

National Assembly’s Deputy Speaker Ahmed Al-Shuhoumi has submitted a bill on amending Social Welfare for the Elderly Law No. 18/2016

The Ministry of Health has warned against the promotion of herbal products and nutritional supplements as treatment for some chronic diseases through messages or social networking sites, while urging the public to stop using medicines which are not prescribed by doctors

The employment file is the most important file for the upcoming government. There are three main components that it must achieve according to the development and economic indicators – regulating employment in the government sector, increasing the proportion of national employment in the private sector, and dealing with the liquidity shortage called for by successive ministers of the Ministry of Finance in light of the obligation to pay salaries

Musallam Al Barrak, one of Kuwait’s most popular opposition politicians and a former member of Parliament, fell unconscious due to a stampede caused by supporters who were awaiting him for hours before his arrival in his Majlis

Securitymen from the Ministry of Interior has arrested an unidentified Asian for harboring five illegal domestic workers and finding them jobs on an hourly basis

Police are investigating an incident in which a Kuwaiti allegedly ‘ran over’ two other compatriots following a quarrel between five men in the Qurain markets area

An Indian expat was run over and succumbed to injuries while crossing the sixth ring road. The traffic police rushed to the Farwaniya area where the incident happened along with a paramedics team.

After the closures of Corona, Kuwaiti plastic artists bring back joy to Ahmed Al-Adwani Hall with distinctive paintings decorating the exhibition

Kuwaiti Media: The electronic publishing service facilitates and speeds up the transactions of website owners and electronic media

The State of Kuwait welcomes the agreement reached between the parties to the transitional phase in the Republic of Sudan

Director General Agriculture discusses with the delegation of FAO Food Security, its development programs and obstacles to achieving it

Kuwaiti Cultural official: Our participation in the Tunis Book Fair enhances cooperation between the two countries

Kuwait: The Ethiopian Embassy opens the temporary consular section to hand over passports of its national

The statistics issued by the Ministry of Health shows a considerable decrease in Covid-19 patients at public hospitals during recent times which has led to the closure of wards that were specially designated for those infected with the virus and ‘releasing’ some medical staff that were assigned to treat only the Covid-19 patients in specific hospitals including field hospitals and returning them back to their usual work site.

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Community Development announced its intention to reopen children’s clubs affiliated to the Childhood and Motherhood Department in different regions of Kuwait

Kuwaiti Ministry of Health: 17 new cases of Corona and no deaths were recorded during the past 24 hours

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

Protests erupt in Pakistan’s Gwadar amid growing backlash against CPEC

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan tells Pak govt it wants political office in 3rd country

Former Pak PM Abbasi calls on Imran Khan to resign, says govt oblivious to people’s suffering

International News

Biden declares intent to run in 2024, cools Kamala prospects

Albert Einstein's rare 54-page Handwritten Manuscript to fetch millions (2.3-3.4MN) in Paris auction

UK raised the issue of Oximeter working better on lighter skinned persons which may cost the lives of ethnic minority patients

US-bound passengers stranded after flight makes Emergency Landing in Dublin following an engine failure

US: California OKs $1.4BN plan for Car Chargers, Hydrogen Refueling phasing out the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles by 2035

50 years on, mystery man D.B. Cooper's mid-air escape remains only unsolved plane hijacking in US

Veteran Egyptian actress Suheir Al-Babli passed away at the age of 86 and a life full of giving

The US Secretary of State discusses with Tunisian President Kais Saied the current developments in Tunisia

Saudi Arabia: Hajj and Umrah reserving prayer and visit times in the Holy Mosques and the honourable Rawda through the Umrahna application

Ramallah: An Israeli settler was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting near Bab al-Silsila in the occupied city of Jerusalem, in an operation claimed by the Hamas movement

Khartoum: The National Unified Initiative in Sudan announces the agreement of the Sudanese army and Abdullah Hamdok on his return as Prime Minister during the transitional period

The Doha Learning Days (DLD), an immersive community event hosted by Qatar Foundation’s education think tank WISE, returned on November 18 and 19 with various pop-up locations across Doha.

The UAE welcomes the signing of the political agreement to complete the transitional phase in Sudan

Beijing: China announces the downgrading of its diplomatic relations with Lithuania to the level of charge d’affaires in protest against the Lithuanian government’s approval to establish a representation office for Taiwan in it

US: ‘Some fatalities,’ more than 20 hurt after vehicle plows through parade in Winconsin

Iran’s Mahan Air says hit by cyber attack

Sudan’s military agrees to reinstate ousted PM Abdulla Hamdok

Japan conveys concerns to China, Russia about joint patrolling in Asia Pacific

15 dead in Myanmar pagoda drowning

Poland says border crisis ‘greatest’ bid to destabilise Europe since Cold War

Poland says Belarus border crisis may be prelude to ‘something worse’

Sports News

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai says she is safe in video call with IOC president

India vs New Zealand: Good series win but we are also quite realistic, says Rahul Dravid

1st Test: Sri Lanka take upper hand on Day 1 against West Indies

3rd T20I: India complete series sweep against New Zealand; Rohit Sharma guides India to clean sweep in his first series as full-time captain

Cannot complain about workload, management gave me off from NZ Tests, Rishabh Pant

3rd T20I: 11 arrested near Eden Gardens ahead of India-New Zealand match

Ross Taylor in no mood to divulge his secrets on how to tackle Ashwin in Test series

Shaheen Afridi fined 15 percent of match fees for directing throw at Atif Hossain

Windies’ Solozano cleared of structural damage after head scans

James Anderson backs Pat Cummins to become Australia Test skipper

Karnataka is a formidable side: TN skipper Vijay Shankar

Exciting souther derby on the cards as Karnataka take on Champions TN in final of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Lewis Hamilton won inaugural Qatar Grand Prix with a commanding performance from pole to cut Max Verstappen's world championship lead to 8 points; Verstappen given 5Place Grid Penalty for Qatar GP

Toyota’s Ogier wins eighth world rally title

TS Diljith and Tijil Rao won a race each in the LGB Formula 4 class in Round 2 of the 24th JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship that concluded at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore, on Sunday

ICC Congratulates Ranjan Madugalle on becoming 1st Match Referee to officiate 200 Tests

Asian Olympics approves hosting Riyadh for masters of closed halls and martial arts 2025

Doha announces the completion of the construction of the stadiums for the ‘Qatar 2022 World Cup

Alexander Zverev dethrones Danii Medvedev to win second ATP Finals title

We’ll just have to wait and see: Djokovic on Australian Open participation

Wayne Rooney says Manchester United players must ‘show more’ after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sacking

EPL: Stylish Manchester City ease past Everton to go second

Manchester (UK): Manchester United sacked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on Sunday, bringing to an end the Norwegian’s trophy less three years in charge at Old Trafford

‘Embarrassed’ Solskjaer apologises after Manchester United thrashed at Watford

Five candidates to replace Solskjaer as manager of the Man United

West Ham can’t play at highest level in every game, says Moyes

French duo Mahut and Herbert claim ATP Finals doubles title

ISL: Battle of grit as SC East Bengal and Jamshedpur share spoils

Defending champions Mumbai city FC begin ISL campaign against rivals FC Goa

Today’s News (21st Nov 2021, Sunday)

Today’s News (21st Nov 2021, Sunday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

ISL: Bengaluru FC open campaign with 4-2 win over NorthEast United; Entertaining contest saw six different goalscorers

Telangana: ₹ 3 Lakh for families of 750 farmers who died during protest; also wants Union Govt to give ₹ 25 lakh to each of the farmers who died during the anti-farm law protests

In marathon meet with top cops, PM briefed on DarkNet, drug trafficking

Rajnath Singh warns Pak and China, says 'This is new and powerful India'

Farm laws: Modi move may change Punjab poll equations

PM Modi sounds poll bugle for BJP’s poll campaign in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab

700 lives": BJP's Varun Gandhi needles PM on delaying Farm Laws' rollback; SKM appeals protesting farmers to make Nov 22 Lucknow Kisan Mahapanchayat 'great success

Indore Tops Swachh City in India 5th time in a row, Surat 2nd; Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada 3rd

75 star Olympians to take PM's 'Fit India' Mission to schools across India; to meet, inspire students

Army to rethink plan to scale back troops in NE as Manipur attack brings focus on insurgent groups

J&K: Forces rescue 60, including school children, from encounter site in Kulgam; 1 terrorist killed

Hizb district commander killed in south Kashmir's Kulgam

Damaged crops, thinning supply: Vegetable prices zoom in rain-hit Chennai; 3 killed, 10,000 displaced as Tamil Nadu receives 68 percent excess rainfall

Rajasthan Cabinet reshuffle: Congress calls MLAs' meet at 2 PM today to decide Portfolios; Oath at 4 PM

All Rajasthan ministers resign ahead of cabinet reshuffle

Rajasthan cabinet to have 12 new faces, 5 from Pilot camp: Sources

INS Visakhapatnam, India's Lethal Destroyer Ship, to be Commissioned today; as many as 39 naval ships and submarines are currently being constructed in various Indian shipyards

Tamil Nadu's DNA Search Tool to track criminals, find missing kids, reuniting abducted with parents based on DNA; releases Child Policy with focus on their overall well-being

Tawang at India-China Border gets its First Movie Hall; run by all-women crew, tickets priced just at Rs 100

Samyukt Kisan Morcha calls farmers to gather at protest sites on November 26 to mark first anniversary of their agitation

Farm unions may write to govt for talks on MSP

KCR to Centre: Enact MSP law, junk electricity Act

PM Modi decided to repeal farm laws now for UP, Punjab polls: SKM leader and AIKS general secretary Hannan Mollah

Aryan Khan Case: Bombay HC Order obliterates at least 5 of NCB's biggest allegations - agency did not have enough evidence to sustain these charges, Charges of conspiracy, case built on WhatsApp chats

After HC's detailed order in Aryan case comes out, Malik seeks action against Sameer Wankhede

Rains wreck Andhra Pradesh; toll increases to 29; 50 still missing

CM Jagan Reddy conducts aerial survey of flood-hit areas in Andhra Pradesh

Navjot Singh Sidhu bats for trade, ‘new friendship chapter’ between India & Pakistan as he visits Kartarpur

Clip shows Sidhu 'calling' Pak PM 'bada bhai'; BJP hits out

Sidhu walks into a Pakistan and sets off a raging debate in India

Court gives first bail in Antilla bomb scare case

CBI chargesheet against three in Giri death case

HC: Submission doesn’t mean consent for sex

 

Financial & Business News

GST could see major overhaul; reducing tax slabs, pruning exempt list on table; new regime may have just three major tax rates against four now

Reliance, Saudi Aramco call off proposed investment deal, withdraws NCLT application for O2C hive off

EPFO approves public sector InvITs, bonds as investment options; to invest up to 5% of its annual deposits in alternative investments funds including InvITs)

Govt puts on sale MTNL, BSNL assets worth about Rs 1,100Cr; BSNL properties located in Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Bhavnagar and Kolkata Rs 800Cr; MTNL assets in Vasari Hill, Goregaon Rs 270Cr

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz-based Toyota Belta Sedan revealed for the Middle East; only gets a slightly tweaked grille to accommodate the new logo

Ola Electric expands S1 Electric Scooter test rides to over 1000 cities; initially open only for those who have purchased or reserved the Ola S1 and S1 Pro scooters

MG Astor's batch one deliveries (aims to deliver 5000 units of the Astor SUV by the end of Dec 2021) could be delayed because of the semiconductor shortage

Joint bank account not mandatory for spouse pension: Government

Visa’s chief financial officer expects to resolve fee row with Amazon

SpiceJet resumes passenger flights on Boeing 737 Max after 2.5 years

RBI’s proposals restrict e-loans to regulated companies

 

Corona Updates

World: 257,223,833; Active 19,850,772 (7.72%); Recovery 232,213,575 (90.28%); Vaccinated 7.66BN

India 34,499,925; Active 124,868 (0.36%); Recovery 33,909,708 (98.29%); Vaccinated 1.15BN

CoWIN now showing fully/ partially vaccinated badges, platform made available globally as Open-source software

Service Providers can now check people's vaccination status at CoWIN

No masks, no vaccines: Scientists mystified as Africa avoids Covid-19 disaster; emphasise obtaining accurate Covid-19 data, particularly in African countries with patchy surveillance, is extremely difficult

Covid cases in Ladakh rise 362%, worried govt urges enhanced testing

US Study: Covid significantly raises risk of stillbirth; Analysis, carried out by the CDC was based on more than 1.2 million deliveries between March 2020 & Sep 2021 from a large US hospital database

Booster-dose policy likely by month end, says NTAGI member

Slovakia records unprecedented numbers of injuries since the outbreak of Corona epidemic

Bahrain records one death and 26 new infectious with the Corona virus

Singapore relaxes tight Covid-19 social curbs from Monday

Singapore plans to vaccinate children below 12 from January 2022

Europe’s Covid crisis pits vaccinated against unvaccinated

Thousands rally against Covid curbs in Austria and Australia

Canada set to recognise Covaxin from Nov 30

Russia’s record virus death toll persists

Unicef opens largest Central Asia vaccine warehouse in Uzbekistan

With 'backlog' deaths, Kerala makes up 65% of Oct Covid toll

No jab, no ration: Vax drive at PDS shops in Aligarh

 

State News

Kerala rains: Sabarimala Temple pilgrimage suspended today amid heavy rains

Shocking: Woman's body found in a suitcase near Delhi-Agra National Highway

Rajasthan: 2 crushed by car outside railway station in Jaisalmer, 5 injured

Rajasthan: Valuables worth Rs. 22 lakh looted from Nagaur jeweller

Rajasthan: Magnitude 4.6 earthquake shakes Jalore

Agra: Busy playing PUBG, two boys run over by train

Denied teacher’s job despite topping merit list, man gets post after 30 years

Hyderabad: More rain forecast for city in next 24 hours

Hyderabad: GO on in-service quota for government hospital doctor sparks row among medical students

Hyderabad: A first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training for parents and teachers, ‘Empower’, was conducted in the city on Saturday

Many buildings in Hyderabad will be lit blue on Nov 24, as part of World Health Organization’s ‘Go Blue’ campaign, to spread awareness about antimicrobial resistance

10% workers to be brought under e-Shram every month, to make it easy for workers to access social security benefits from state and central governments

Hyderabad: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation flooded with over 5k complaints on sanitation, streetlights

Hyderabad: Rains disrupt over 100 trains, many stranded

Five modern fish markets planned in Hyderabad, to cost Rs. 19.4 crore

Corporates in Hyderabad collaborate with startups to boost innovation

Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) and District Medical & Health Officer (DMHO) drive to administer second dose

TRS govt should procure every grain of Vaanakalam paddy, says Congress leader

Hyderabad: Congress holds candle rally for farmers, on Necklace Road

Visakhapatnam: Major scuffle between TDP supporters & police personnel amid protest against YSRCP leaders

Amitabh Bachchan sends notice to pan masala brand to stop broadcasting ad featuring the megastar

Chandrapur: Most-popular Tadoba tigress kills woman forest guard

 

Kuwait News

The Acting Head of the National Security Apparatus stresses the importance of the Manama Dialogue conference in its 17th session

The National Military Service Authority receives conscripts from the 49th batch

Embassy of India will organize an Open House with Ambassador Shri Sibi George on Wednesday, 24 November 2021 at 03.30 PM at the Embassy Auditorium.

Kuwait condemns and denounces the Houthi militia’s storming of the US embassy in Sana’a and the detention of local employees at the embassy

The Kuwait national football team loses to its Iraqi counterpart in the West Asian Youth Football Championship

The Kuwaiti Football League: Al-Arabi beats Al-Tadamon, by four and Al-Nasr beats Salmiyah 3-2

A Kuwaiti rider wins first place in the first round of the Emirates International JetSki Championship

The Kuwait Agriculture Authority launches the ninth phase of the greening and afforestation campaign by planting 450 seedling the walkway of the Mishref area

Kuwait Red Crescent distributes 5,000 winter bags to workers in the industrial and commercial sectors

The Ministry of Health warns against promoting unapproved herbal products and nutritional supplements

Kuwaiti Ministry of Health: 14 new cases of Corona virus and no deaths recorded in the past 24 hours

The Kuwait Motocross Championship concludes its first round

The price of a barrel of Kuwaiti oil rises by $2.22 to reach $81.89

Kuwait's Gulf Bank 7th marathon kicked off Saturday with the participation of more than 7,000 participants.

The Ministry of Finance recently released official data showing that the total amount of fines for various traffic violations in the last six years reached KD380.39 million

MP Mehalhal Al- Mudaf forwarded queries to Minister of Finance and Minister of State for Economic and Investment Affairs Khalifa Hamada about the refusal of France Bank in Beirut, Lebanon to return the two fixed deposits of the Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS) amounting to $226.97 million and $120.1 million

Protecting public property is national responsibility: Governor Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled

Expatriates who were abroad and unable to return or renew their residence permits in time when Kuwait applied a ban on the entry of foreigners to the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, are among the 316,700 who have had their residence permit cancelled.

Economists and citizens voiced different views on the economic impact of tens of thousands of expatriates who have had their residence permits rescinded, due to their inability to renew them on time.

Airfares into and out of Kuwait International Airport (KIA) have dropped substantially following the resumption of full activities at the airport on 24 October.

Residents have started living in West Abdullah Al-Mubarak area, which is one of the new residential areas, for more than 18 months, but their suffering continues day after day due to the lack of fresh water reaching the area. The people have not yet found a solution that is suitable and modern enough

The Health Ministry said that it had handled the COVID-19 pandemic in Kuwait with high proficiency, leading to the curb of the virus spread.

The Criminal Court sentenced a Kuwaiti woman to ten-year imprisonment with hard labor, and gave her husband a suspended one-year prison sentence, in a case filed against them for torturing a domestic worker to death.

Inspectors from the Commercial Control and Consumer Protection Sector of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry raided 3 stores at an unidentified location and seized counterfeit branded products – 32,000 counterfeit branded watches, in addition to 2,000 pieces of accessories; 1,000 bags, 300 women’s shawls, 12 pairs of shoes and the third store was a printing press that helped print trademarks on bags and boxes

An 44 yr old Indian expat committed suicide by hanging himself by rope from the ceiling in Kabd area

Ahmadi security patrols arrested an Arab expat in connection with state property theft, for stealing manhole covers in the Ahmadi area. 4 manhole covers were found in his possession

The Public Relations and Media Department at Kuwait Firefighting Force (KFF) said the Fire Prevention Sector carried out an intensive inspection campaign on Friday, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, Environment Public Authority (EPA), Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR), and Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA)

 

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

Fire guts 100 huts in slum in southern Pakistan’s Karachi

Pakistan: Sindh Assembly objects to unilateral negotiation of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tareek-e-Insaf (PTI) with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)

Pakistan lifts ban on TikTok after assurances to control ‘immoral & indecent’ contents

Pak says ‘empty’ containers seized at Mundra Port earlier used for shipping fuel from China for Karachi nuclear power plants

Taliban to start paying overdue salaries of Afghan government workers

Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, ISIS-K stronghold, is a no-go zone for Taliban

US tells Taliban to ‘earn’ the release of frozen funds: Thomas West, the US Special Representative for Afghanisan

Chabahar sees increase in traffic as Taliban backs trade via port

 

International News

Biden declared Healthy and 'Fit' for Presidency after Medical Exam; on a raft of tests, Biden came out with high marks; Kamala Harris was holding Presidential post for 85 minutes

In a first, H-1B aspirants get a third chance in lottery

US defense chief to vow to counter Iran in visit to Bahrain

Dutch Police fire warning shots as Covid-19 riots hit Rotterdam; 7 injured, including cops

US: Cloudy with a chance of money? Drivers scrambling to pick up cash after bags of money fell out of an armored truck on a Southern California freeway

Nestle backs US Startup that will develop 'Vegan Chicken' with Skin and Bones; also said to be involved in developing cultured meat with an Israeli cell-based startup

Bahraini King: The Middle East is of crucial importance to the entire world; The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf is a safety valve for the region

Austria: Tens of thousands demonstrate against compulsory vaccination and the closure of Corona

The Coalition to Support Legitimacy confirms the implementation of a qualitative operation that destroyed 13 military targets of the Houthi militia

Manama: US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says that, the US commitment to the Middle East is ‘strong and certain’, stressing that it will continue to enhance security and support its interests and the interests of countries in the region against any potential threat

Vienna: The executive heads of the main United Nations organizations located in the Vienna International Center announces the curtailment of the activities of their bodies and conferences, while recommending their employees to work from home after the imposition of the general closure in Austria against the background of the rise in infections with the virus Corona emerging Covid-19

Ramallah: The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemns the British government’s decision to consider Hamas a ‘terrorist organization’ and considers it an ‘unjustified attack on the Palestinian people, who are subjected to the most heinous forms of occupation and historical injustice for which the Balfour Declaration established

Ramallah: The Palestinian Prisoner’s Club says that the Israeli occupation forces are holding 160 minors in their prisons, distributed among the prisoners of Ofer, Damon and Megiddo

Yemeni government report: The displacement of 113 thousands citizens as a result of the escalation of the Houthi militias in the governorates of Marib and Hodeidah

Emphasizing tolerance, fraternity, compassion and bringing about a better understanding among the global community is apparently a major theme of the EXPO 2020 currently underway in the United Arab Emirates. The ‘Tolerance and Inclusivity Week’, which ran from 14 to 20 November, focused on the need for greater common understanding to enable more tolerant and inclusive societies around the world.

The designated governor of Khartoum announces the formation of a committee to investigate the demonstrations of November 13 and November 17

Boise, Idaho: If anyone has a good idea on how to put a nuclear fission power plant on the moon, the US government, NASA and the nation’s top federal nuclear research lab wants to hear about it

Tokyo conveys concerns to Beijing as Chinese ships enter Japanese waters

Death toll of Sudan anti-coup protests rises to 40: medics

Protest cast spotlight on Chinese factories in Serbia

Nepal not to allow third country nationals to travel to India via Kurtha-Jayanagar railroad

 

Sports News

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Defending Champions Tamil Nadu thrash Hyderabad by 8 wickets, storm into Final

Karnataka beat Vidarbha by 4 runs to qualify for Syed Mushtaq Ali Final

Indian campaign ends as Kidambi Srikanth crashes out in Indonesia Masters semis after PV Sindhu's loss

Qatar announces the readiness of “Stadium 974” to host the 2022 World Cup

Peng Shuai situation may force IOC to take hard line with China, says senior IOC member Dick Pound

Pakistan thump Bangladesh in second T20I by eight wickets, to seal series

Pakistan team arrives in Bhubaneswar for Junior Hockey World Cup

Unity and team bonding is our strength, says Indian hockey skipper ahead of Junior World Cup

Hockey India announces ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India) as official partner for Junior World Cup

Kiwi pacer Mitchell McClenaghan terms ongoing India-New Zealand T20I series ‘meaningless’

Dream T20I debut brings Harshal Patel in an elite group of Indian cricketers

It’s been a hectic schedule, we failed to adapt: Tim Southee

Hope to play my last T20 match in Chennai, says MS Dhoni

Will think about participation in IPL 2022, there’s a lot of time: MS Dhoni

SRH dropping David Warner not a cricket decision, he was just out of match practice: Brad Haddin

IPL 2022 will be played in India, it’ll be more exciting with two new teams: Jay Shah

Steve Smith is one of candidates for Test captaincy after selectors approach Cricket Australia

Retired in 2018, AB de Villers now frees himself of all franchise commitments

Was wonderful watching AB de Villiers bat all these years: R Ashwin

J&K alpine skier Arif Khan qualifies for Beijing Winter Olympics next year

F1: Lewis Hamilton on pole for inaugural Qatar Grand Prix

Title-chasing Ogier regains lead in Monza finale

EPL: Watford hammer Manchester United to leave Solskjaer on the brink

EPL: Smith off to winning start as Norwich beat Southampton 2-1

EPL: Pulisic back among goals as leaders Chelsea stroll past Leicester

Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe tests positive for Covid-19, to miss Brentford game

Premier League: Raul Jimenez strike gives Wolves 1-0 win over West Ham

Espanyol defeats Barcelona with a clean goal in the first match led by its new coach, Xavi, in the Spanish League

Atletico Madrid snatches a valuable victory from Osasuna in the Spanish League

Spain’s men’s and women’s national teams win the World Paddock Championships in Doha

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Today’s News (20th Nov 2021, Saturday)

Today’s News (20th Nov 2021, Saturday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

2nd T20: India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets to win series; Southee took 2 quick wickets in last over, Pant hit two consecutive sixes to seal the deal

ISL 2021-22: Hugo Boumous Magic helps ATK Mohun Bagan thrash Kerala Blasters 4-2 in curtain-raiser

Apologising to Nation": PM says 3 Farm Laws to be cancelled; defended the laws saying they were meant as reforms, mainly for small and marginal farmers; Asks protesters to return home

Mix of relief and caution at Singhu Border as farmers say ‘no question of leaving’ before Parliament Action; Meghalaya Governor says concerns over a legal assurance for MSP are at the core of farmers' protests against Union Govt's three controversial farm laws

Repeal of farm laws: Worry over Punjab unrest drove decision

Let’s recognise that Modi tried hard

PM handed over indigenously designed light combat helicopters to the IAF in Jhansi; light combat helicopter incorporates advanced technologies and stealth features for effective combat roles

9, including 4 children, killed after house collapses due to heavy rains in Tamil Nadu's Vellore; 8 dead, 12 missing after flash flood in Andra Pradesh, life thrown out of gear

Shipment containing possible radioactive substances was seized by Govt authorities at Mundra Port in Gujarat. The cargo was on its way from Karachi in Pakistan to Shanghai in China

Kerala tea seller, who toured 26 countries with wife, dies at 71; owned a tea stall "Sree Balaji Coffee House" in Kochi’s Gandhinagar and travelled to 26 countries in the past 14 years

Gold worth ₹ 42 cr smuggled into Delhi as Machine Parts; being melted and moulded into different shapes by 4 foreign nationals (2 from South Korea, 1 from China & Taiwan)

Road Secretary: 15 states have rolled out BH-series so far for seamless transfer of vehicles across India

Shutdown over Hyderpora encounter civilian killings cripples normal life across Kashmir

China should be in no doubt about India’s stand: Jaishankar

PCC President among 3 ministers to quit ahead of Rajasthan cabinet rejig

Now, no more boring, ready-to-eat meals on Trains, Railways brings back hot food; review by the railway ministry shows that there were not too many takers for packaged and ready-to-eat meals

In a first, IITs to hire quota-based faculty

Financial & Business News

IDFC First partners up with HPCL to facilitate fuel payments using FASTag; Survey finds majority of insurance buyers prefer physical copies of policy document

You may have to pay 20-40% more for life cover next year as large reinsurance companies are likely to raise charges that are likely to be passed on to customers.

Retail Direct bond scheme gets 32,000 registrations in 6 days reflecting investor eagerness for the asset class that was hitherto an institutional monopoly

With the one-year moratorium on an emergency credit scheme ending soon, banks and non-banks are concerned that the end to the standstill could give rise to a fresh round of bad loans

IndiGrid consortium lowest bidder for Rs 170Cr project; Transmission system for evacuation of power from Renewable (RE) Projects in Osmanabad area (1 GW) in Maharashtra

AYUSH ministry transfers AYUSH-64 drug technology an effective drug in treating 'mild, asymptomatic' and 'mild to moderate' cases of Covid-19, to 46 companies

Jindal Steel plans to start building Coal Mine in Botswana's southeastern Mmamabula coalfields in 2022, aiming to supply the export market and a planned coal power plant

Biocon and Viatris to distribute Insulin Glargine through Walgreens in US offering its members savings of up to 80% on the cash price of comparable long-acting insulins now sold

Reliance and Saudi Aramco to reevaluate proposed O2C investment; oil majors reiterated their desire to remain preferred partners, with Reliance set to continue as the Saudi company's collaborator in the subcontinent

Sundaram Asset Management gets Sebi nod to acquire Principal Asset Management Company purchase

Amazon not cooperating in drug probe: MP police

Tech talent crunch to last for a decade: IBM chairman & CEO Arvind Krishna

Bengaluru-based Manipal Group is in takeover talks with Amri Hospitals, run by Kolkata-based Emami, which has diverse business interests ranging from FMCG, edible oil, real estate to health care

IndiGo largest airline by capacity in APAC & 10th largest airline globally: OAG

Sonu Nigam and JetSynthesys partner to launch music industry’s first-ever NFT series

Govt to change tax laws in budget to tax cryptocurrency gains

India may create obstacles to crypto trading and holding: Sources

Forex reserves decline $763 million to $640.11 billion

IMF urges China to tackle financial risks in ‘clear and coordinated’ fashion

The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) sees 7-7.5% of FY23 growth

Cognizant makes muted guidance, to grow at 8-11% till 2024

Govt’s decision to repeal farm laws will strengthen atmosphere of mutual harmony in society: Piyush Goyal

PhonePe announces ESOP buyback worth Rs. 135 crore for employees

Mindhouse raises $6 million in seed capital

SpiceJet Boeing 737 Max performs ‘operational readiness’ flight today

Corona Updates

World: 256,650,729; Active 19,697,378 (7.67%); Recovery 231,801,616 (90.32%); Vaccinated 7.62BN

India 34,489,623; Active 126,620 (0.37%); Recovery 33,897,921 (98.28%); Vaccinated 1.15BN

India reports 11,106 daily new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours

Maha's Palghar District to give extra funds to Gram Panchayats that complete 100% vaccination by Dec 31

Germany is 'One Big Outbreak', says Disease Control Chief as Covid infections surge in Austria's neighbour; Germany to limit public life for the unvaccinated

Covid spectre back in Europe

Merck Covid pill backed for EU emergency use

Austria First Country in Western Europe to reimpose Full Covid Lockdown amid fresh wave

Study: 1st confirmed case of symptomatic Covid-19 can be traced to a female seafood vendor at a wholesale food market in China's Wuhan, not an accountant who lived far away; WHO inquiry on early chronology of the pandemic wrong

The participants in the International Community Aid and Development (IDEX) Forum, an International relief organizations, face difficult challenges due to the Corona pandemic

The US Centers for Disease Control & the US Food and Drug Administration recommends giving a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines to all adults

Fully-vaccinated tourists from ‘green’ countries welcome, having lifted quarantine and PCR-test rules: Philippines

Canada approves Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for young children

Lebanon registers 1,175 new Covid-19 cases, 9 deaths

Italy reports 48 coronavirus deaths on Friday, 10,544 new cases

French islands of Guadeloupe placed under curfew amid Covid unrest

Iran reports 5,784 daily Covid-19 cases, 6,069,559 in total

Quad has resilient, reliable supply chain of Covid-19 vaccines: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

20 cr doses in stock & more on the way, vaccine surplus may push India to start Commercial Exports

Assam logs 190 new Covid-19 cases, one fatality on Friday

Gujarat records 36 Covid-19 cases, one death

Active Covid-19 infections drop below 9,000 in Tamil Nadu

Punjab sees 39 new Covid cases, three more die

Haryana records 22 fresh Covid-19 cases

Kerala reports 5,754 new Covid-19 cases

Covid cases at 140, one death in Telangana

State News

Kangana Ranaut calls PM Narendra Modi’s decision to repeal 3 farm laws ‘Sad, shameful, absolutely unfair’; Taapsee Pannu, Richa Chadha, Dia Mirza celebrate the move

Granddad in UP mourns farmer killed on Jan 26

Girl who tilled fields will now return to college after PM Modi’s announcement

Farm laws: Boost for Rahul line on ‘street politics’?

Farm laws: ‘No govt will dare to bring full reforms’

Seat-sharing with BJP 110% on: Captain

17 dead, 100 missing in AP flash floods

‘Humiliated’, Chandrababu Naidu breaks down, says YSRCP leaders making personal remarks about his wife

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao’s maha dharna led to repeal of farm laws, says TRS

High spirits for booze business licence flood Telangana with cash

KBR park theft: Accused nabbed in Hyderabad

Guns & glory: Hyderabad women take to shooting

The Telangana HC on Friday appointed advocate K Kiranmayee as amicus curiae to study the facilities and services available at Koti maternity hospital

Hyderabad: In a major boost to the grassroot innovation ecosystem in rural Telangana, state-led prototyping lab, T-Works and GE Appliances, a Haier company, on Friday said that they will be collaborating to convert 14-year-old student innovator Srija’s idea of biodegradable pots into a micro enterprise in Gadwal

Healthy move: Telangana likely to increase Aarogyasri coverage to Rs. 5 lakh soon

Telangana nominates Chary as MLC under Guv quota

Andhra Pradesh: Tirupati witnesses rain fury, people stuck in floods, rescue operations continue

Farm laws repeal: Elections, protests forced PM Modi to rethink, says Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi

Oppn: Farmers lives could have been saved

Ex-Bigg Boss contestant and Haryanvi dancer Sapna Choudhary lands in trouble, Lucknow court issues arrest warrant

Kuwait News

Kuwaiti Agriculture: Afforestation is a national and global requirement that requires concerted efforts by all government and private sectors

Kuwaiti Ministry of Health: 16 new cases of Corona and the recovery of 23 cases and no deaths recorded during the past 24 hours

The Kuwaiti Disabled Authority reviews its activities in support of the disabled at Expo 2020 Dubai

The price of a barrel of Kuwaiti oil fell 2.36 dollars to reach 79.67 dollars

The Kuwaiti Football League: Kazma beats Fahaheel with a clean goal in the first meeting of the season 2021-2022

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

Pakistan eases advance intimation norm for Sikh pilgrims visiting Kartarpur till Nov 30

‘We thought he had Covid but it was smog’: Life in polluted Pakistan

Pak U-turn on chemical castration for habitual rapists; drops chemical castration as punishment for serial rapists

International News

Joe Biden declared healthy and ‘fit’ for presidency after exam

US teen Kyle Rittenhouse cleared over protester deaths

Biden mulls Diplomatic Boycott of Beijing Olympics; China says 'Politicising Sports' hurts Olympic Spirit

Sotheby: Rare original copy of US Constitution auctioned for $43MN; It is one of only 11 known surviving copies of the US charter, signed on Sep 17, 1787 at Philadelphia's Independence Hall

Kamala Harris to become first woman with Presidential power as Biden undergoes Colonoscopy

Brazil's Amazon Deforestation hits record 15-year high after 22% jump in last year; the state of Para accounted for 40% of deforestation from Aug. 2020 to July 2021

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemns the field executions carried out by the Israeli occupation forces

European Union: Leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia meet in Brussels next month

The UN National Security Adviser confirms that his country is determined to strengthen and revitalize the Biological Weapons Convention

The United States condemns the Houthi detentions of dozens of Yemeni citizens who worked for it

The Iraqi Joint Operations Command confirms that the withdrawal of US combat forces from Iraq is fixed on its scheduled date at the end of this year, and that there is no extension for it after that

Riyadh: The leadership of the coalition forces to support legitimacy in Yemen announces that the Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed three booby-trapped drones heading towards southern Saudi Arabia and also announced that the Houthis had failed to launch two ballistic missiles from southern Sanaa, which fell inside Yemen after they were launched

The leadership of the coalition forces to support legitimacy in Yemen announce the implementation of 28 targeting operations of the mechanisms and elements of the Houthi militias in Ma’rib and Al-Bayda in Yemen during the past 24 hours, which included the destruction of 19 military vehicles and an air defense system and the elimination of more than 105 terrorist elements, in addition to the implementation of seven Targeting operations in the Western coast to support the coastal forces and protect civilians

Washington: The US House of Representatives passes a $1.75 trillion package for social spending and the fight against climate change known as ‘Building Back Better’ by 220 to 213, and includes spending initiatives directed at reforming federal health care, education, immigration and tax laws

Britain announces the designation of the Palestinian movement (Hamas) with its political and military wings, as a ‘Terrorist’ organization, and it is forbidden to join or call for its support

Sudanese police deny using firearms against protesters

Turkey: A 3,250-year-old seal of an Emir in the era of Hittites was found in the south of the country

The US Secretary of Defense affirms Washington’s commitment to the Philippines and stands by it

Malaysia ex-PM Najib defends asking for $24 million property gift

Judge throws out two Malcolm X murder convictions

Fuel rationed, travel limited in flooded western Canada

EU awaits counterproposals from UK in Brexit standoff

Taxi bomb could have caused ‘significant’ harm: UK police

South Korea scrambles fighter jets as China, Russia aircraft enter air defense zone

Those who labelled protesters who stood with the Indian farmers as ‘terrorists and separatists’ should apologize: UK Sikh MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi

Sports News

2nd T20I: Dominant India pocket series against New Zealand; KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma guide India to comfortable win, help pocket series

AB de Villiers retires from all forms of cricket

Tim Paine steps down as Australia’s Test captain after ‘sexting’ scandal

India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma attributes success to team effort, lauds application of players

India vs New Zealand: Guptill surpasses Kohli to become highest run-scorer in men’s T20Is

India vs New Zealand: Hand injury forces Siraj to miss second T20I

Harshal Patel has become the first Indian bowler to bag two wickets on T20I debut against New Zealand, eclipsing the 1 for 33 by Lakshmipathy Balaji at Chennai on Sept 11, 2012

India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I: Couldn’t have asked for a better debut, says Harshal Patel after his match-winning performance

37 number of sixes by Martin Guptill, Evin Lewis and Mohd. Rizwan to share the most such hits in T20Is this year

New Zealand don’t have Australia ‘phobia’, Aussies just play swing better than India: Mike Hesson

India vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I: Toss could well be boss at Eden Gardens too

Pakistan beat Bangladesh by four wickets in first T20I

England pacer Olly Stone considering retirement from Test cricket

Rasheed, Gautam named India U-19 A and U-19 B captains for tri-series involving Bangladesh

Confident Tamil Nadu up against unbeaten Hyderabad in last-four clash

Alex Hales defends 2009 image appearing to show him in blackface

Gautam Gambhir launches East Delhi Premier League

India vs New Zealand: Hand injury forces Siraj to miss second T20I

Sao Paulo GP: F1 stewards reject Mercedes request for review

Valtteri Bottas quickest on Formula One’s first day in Qatar

Red Bull’s Verstappen fastest in first Qatar GP practice

Red Bull ready to protest Mercedes rear wing, says Christian Horner

Italian Matteo Berrettini to miss David Cup due to injury

UN wants proof of missing Chinese tennis star’s well=being

WTA threatens to pull tournaments out of China over Peng Shuai

Serena Williams ‘shocked, devastated’ as concern mounts for Peng Shuai

Ruud fights back against Rublev to book ATP Finals last-four spot

Davis Cup to go ahead in Innsbruck, despite new Austrian lockdown

Indonesia Masters: Srikant beat Prannoy to move into semis

World No. 1 Kento Momota powers into Indonesia Masters semis

Today's News (19th Nov 2021)

Today’s News (19th Nov 2021)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

PM Modi to address the nation at 9am

Delhi pollution: AQI stagnant in ‘very poor’ category, stands at 332

Most important ingredient for Sexual Assault is Sexual Intent': SC quashes Bombay HC's 'Skin-to-Skin' Order

No protection, no hearing until we know where you are, says SC on IPS Officer Param Bir Singh's Plea

India, China to hold another round of military talks

India, Bangladesh Armies on Cross-border Cycling Expedition to Commemorate '71 War; 20 cyclists each from the two armies, 370 KMs - 10 days

Delhi Riots: Facebook says ‘Don’t want hate on site’, House Panel wants records of users’ Reports

India says Pak Law allowing Kulbhushan Jadhav Right to Appeal has shortcomings of earlier Ordinance, says it will be of little use

Second Chinese village along Arunachal border: Satellite images

The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) demands judicial inquiry, says magisterial probe unacceptable as govt can’t act as ‘judge, jury & excutioner’

J&K L-G Orders Probe into Hyderpora encounter after deceased's kin term it 'Fake', bodies of 2 Srinagar residents exhumed in Handwara encounter, civilians bodies exhumed after outcry

India, China agree on need to find early resolution along the LAC in the Western Sector and resolve pending issues, amid an ongoing stand-off between the troops of the two nations

Longest Lunar Eclipse of this Century will take place today on Nov 19; Assam & Arunachal, should be able to see; Earth will hide 97% of full moon from the Sun's rays

Dog found eating stillborn outside Madhya Pradesh Govt District Hospital, 2nd incident in 2 years; hospital ordered an inquiry in the shocking incident

Parts of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh to receive more rains, high speed winds for next 24 hours

Muralidhar Pandey gets extension as director, department of justice, reports ANI

Will back calls taken in national interest: PM to bankers

India’s meat map: 7 out of 10 people relish non-veg items; East & South lead the way

Centre asks laggard states Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Odisha, to expedite notifications of Panchayats Extension to Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act 1996, that will complete 25 years in Dec, this year

Financial & Business News

Support ‘wealth, job creators’: PM to banks

Govt accepts Cairn's offer on retro tax; company to withdraw cases now, refund to follow

India's economic advisory council expects GDP to grow 7%-7.5% in 2022/23

Over 2.6 crore I-T returns filed, portal issues sorted: Government

Income Tax refunds of Rs. 1.19 lakh crore issued so far this fiscal

Telecom sector revenue may grow 4.5-5% on Dec Qrtr driven by residual impact of segmented tariff hikes taken in July, higher smartphone sales in the festive season, rapidly easing pandemic situation

DGCA: Domestic air passenger volume spiked 70.46% in Oct to 89.85 lakh over the same Oct 2020

NPCI arm, Network Intl join hands for UPI payment system in UAE; expected to commence in the first quarter of 2022

BSNL asks TCS to comply with 4G tender norms, finish equipment tests within deadline; offered 31 sites for the test; plans to float a tender for procuring equipment for 57,000 sites for 4G services

Skoda Auto unveils sedan Slavia in India; bookings with Rs 11,000 down payment; Kubota to invest over Rs 9,400 crore in Escorts to become a majority promoter

Paytm crashes in market debut as much as 28%, in a weak stock market debut, a week after IPO; One day's loss not whole picture, says Paytm Founder on weak market debut; no ‘cashback’ for investors

‘Can’t forecast long-haul game’s outcome based on Day 1 show’: Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Google to help Indian startups emerge stronger: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Kolkata-Singapore flights to resume at the end of November

Mumbai: BEST to launch ‘Ho-Ho’ bus service soon to boost tourism

Kerala Tourism Development Corporation (KTDC) has re-used old buses of the state transport authority KSRTC, and launched the Foodie Wheels Cafe on the Vaikom backwaters to boost tourism in the region.

Columbia Asia rebranded as Manipal Hospitals

India says ‘no use’ as US asks Asian giants to tap oil reserves

Linking of WTO reforms by developed countries with S&DT unfair: Piyush Goyal

First estimate pegs cost of India’s net zero goal at $10 trillion

RBI panel suggests separate law to prevent illegal digital lending via apps

RBI panel recommends guardrails to digital lending

Alibaba says profit falls 81% as China tech crackdown bites

Asian shares mostly decline after US stocks shuffle lower

Oil at 6-week low as China readies crude oil reserve release

India needs $10.1 tn investment to achieve net-zero emission by 2070: Study

ETMONEY continues its rapid growth; manages over $3 billion investments on its platform

Unilever bags $5 billion deal with CVC for tea business

Start-ups helping brands accelerate their digital journey

GMR wins bid to develop and operate Kualanamu International Airport, Medan in Indonesia, with tie up with state-owned Angkasa Pura 2 (AP2)

Supreme Court order CBI probe into Hindustan Zinc Ltd divestment in 2002

Government moots exempting exploratory oil drilling from prior CRZ nod

Google for India: New India-specific features in Assistant, Search and Google Pay

Starbucks links with Amazon Go for first cashier-less café

Elon Musk sells more shares than he needs to pay current tax bill

Fortnite shuts down servers in China

SpaceX has revealed that it has no plans to bring the Starlink satellite service to China, as per a report by GizmoChina based upon inputs from a Tesla China spokesperson

US stocks: S&P, Nasdaq close at record highs on strong earnings

Corona Updates

World: 256,287,018; Active 19,642,197 (7.66%); Recovery 231,498,877 (90.33%); Vaccinated 7.59BN

India 34,483,759; Active 133,931 (0.39%); Recovery 33,885,132 (98.26%); Vaccinated 1.14BN

India reported 11,919 new Covid-19 cases and 470 deaths in the last 24 hours

India to roll out 3rd Covid vaccine dose? Expert Panel to hold key meet next week; be recommended as an additional dose and not a booster shot

Study: Covid-infected people with long-term exposure to Air Pollution more likely to get hospitalised; found association b/w higher exposure to NO2 & PM2.5 and increased disease symptoms

Europe only region with rising Covid toll: WHO

American Health Agency warns Antimicrobials Building Resistant Bacteria; being misused outside of hospital settings, drugs such as ivermectin and chloroquine are being used as unproven treatments

UK study: Delta AY.4.2 Covid variant less likely to show any symptoms; AY.4.2 variant growing at a rate of 2.8% a day since Sep; driving some of England's high infection rate

IIT-B study: infectious aerosols can linger in the air up to 10 times longer in "dead zones" in enclosed spaces

Pfizer announces plan to sell 10 million Covid Pills to US for $5 BN pending approval from regulators

Washington: US President Joe Biden announces that his country has purchased 10 million doses of the drug Pfizer against the Corona emerging Covid-19 virus, which is scheduled to be delivered at the end of this year

British Medical Journal: Donning a face mask more than halves the risk of getting Covid, according to a review of eight studies; hand-washing. Physical distancing, meantime, cuts the risk by a quarter

Bahrain records 22 new cases of Coronavirus

New Zealand approves India-made vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin

Turkey issues updated quarantine rules for vaccinated travellers from India

London: 100 million have or had long Covid-19, estimates study

Brazil records over 21.98 million Covid-19 cases

US CDC says delivered 561,149,025 doses of Covid-19 vaccine as of November 18 (Reuters)

US administers 446.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, says CDC (Reuters)

China reports 24 new coronavirus cases for Nov 18 vs 35 day earlier (Reuters)

Mexico reports 3,915 new Covid-19 cases, 356 more deaths, reports Reuters

Religious identity cues increase vaccination intentions, trust in medical experts among American Christians, says study (ANI)

Florida bans strict vaccine mandates in schools and businesses, reports Reuters

Macron says France does not need to lock down non-vaccinated people as Covid spreads, reports Reuters

Canada to authorize use of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine for children, reports Reuters quoting a source

Covid: Greece imposes further restrictions on unvaccinated, reports Reuters

Mexico sends some minors to US to get coronavirus vaccine, reports AP

Singapore business events bounce back post Covid, Hong Kong flounders, reports Reuters

Fully vaccinated Indian adults surpass those who have received just one jab

India has slid in vaccination among nations with 50 million+ population

Second Covid death in Gurugram this week: Both 70+, comorbid, fully vaccinated

Delhi records 47 fresh Covid cases, zero death

Thane's infection count grows by 98, death toll by one

State News

Gurudwaras in Delhi lit up on eve of ‘Gurpurab’

Haryana's Vigilance Bureau has arrested a Deputy Secretary of the HPSC & two others involved in manipulating the marks of candidates who appeared in the written examination for recruitment of Dental Surgeons, conducted by the HPSC on September 26, 2021: DPR Haryana (ANI)

Haryana will enforce odd-even traffic rule in four NCR districts

Jammu police launch app for hotels to monitor suspects

After years of trying, plan to clean Yamuna by ‘2025’

E-vehicles in Delhi can ply in no-entry hours

Morning stroll in Delhi may do you more harm than good

Just 30% of Delhi pollution of its own making, says Gopal Rai

SC allowed an NGO to file an appeal against a Delhi HC order, which upheld the Centre’s decision to appoint senior IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as Delhi Police Commissioner four days before his superannuation on July 31

Gurgaon: Corporation to demolish illegal buildings near ammo depot

Bengaluru: Covid test lapses by 1 minute, pregnant woman and 2 others denied boarding

School leaving Certificate shows Sameer Wankhede is Muslim, he threatened ex-wife: Nawab Malik

Court likely to rule on Wankhede Sr’s petition against Malik on Monday

Mumbai: Pocso court rejects plea to recall survivor for questioning

Siddharth Pithani to apply for bail again, in Sushant Singh Rajput drugs case

On Cam: Man washed away in flood waters on Tirupati-Kadapa highway in Andhra Pradesh

Academics News

India poised to become $313 bn education and skills market by 2030: Report

Naval Science Technological Laboratory (NSTL) proposed Andhra University (AU), in Visakhapatnam to introduce a Defence Technology course in MSc and also a Joint Ph.D. program. NSTL would provide opportunities to AU students for internships and apprenticeships: NSL director Dr. Y Srinivasa Rao and AU Vice-Chancellor Prof. PVGD Prasada Reddy

Allahabad University (AU) cut-off 2021 and counselling schedule of BSc (Maths) and BSc (Bio) and B.Com released

Supreme Court refuses to direct CBSE, CISCE to provide hybrid mode option for board exams

SC asks committee to examine afresh grievance of some students regarding marks in class 12 exam

Bhubaneswar: Govt school enrolment fell by 3% since 2018: Report

73 pc young Indians believe education quality in the country has improved, says new survey

Smartphones at home but not for studies in rural Assam: Survey

400 zero enrolment schools closed in Arunachal Pradesh: CM Pema Khandu

UPSC Civil Service exam 2021: Notice for exam centre change released

Bhubaneswar: Phase-II admission process of UG first year to begin from Nov 23

Karnataka postpones midterm exams for class 12 students

Kuwait News

His Highness the Crown Prince makes a phone call to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, during which he reassured him of the health of His Highness the Emir of the country

Leading Kuwaiti opposition politician Musallam Al Barrak and ex-member of parliament Khalid Al Tahous, returned home from exile in Turkey under an amnesty from the country’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad

Deputy Foreign Minister discusses with the British Ambassador the strengthening of bilateral relations between the two countries

Acting Minister of Defense: The Gulf Shooting 2021 exercise embodies the integration between the Kuwaiti, Saudi and American forces

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses the condemnation and denunciation of the State of Kuwait, in the strongest terms, the continued attempts of the Houthi militia to threaten the security of the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by targeting the city of Khamis Mushait with two drones and Abha Airport with a drone

Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry: The remains of 19 Kuwaiti prisoners and missing persons that were brought from Iraq were identified through genetic fingerprint analysis by the General Department of Criminal Evidences of the Ministry of Interior, on the remains

A Kuwaiti official calls for the need to strengthen Arab cooperation for the optimal use of water resources

Director-General of the Office of the Martyr Salah Al-Ofan affirms that the State of Kuwait, the leadership, government and people will not forget the heroism of its martyrs, the missing and the martyrs, and that they will remain in the memory forever

Interior Minister: Training student officers according to the latest technological programs to confront developments in crime methods

The CEO of the Quorum Center for Strategic Studies and Economic Research Tariq Al-Rifai stated that the significant change in oil prices during the recent past and its rise to exceed $80 per barrel came as a result of the error and imbalance between supply and demand, as oil consumption is greater than production

Directorate-General of Fire Department (DGFD) said it has taken all legal measures against one of its employees from the payroll department who has allegedly embezzled two million dinars of government money.

Kuwait wins the presidency of the permanent committee for new media in the Arab States Broadcasting Union

His Excellency Ambassador Sanjay Bhattacharya, Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of Republic of India, during his visit to Kuwait, accompanied by Indian Ambassador to Kuwait, HE Sibi George, visited the headquarters of Reconnaissance Research – an active independent think tank – HE met with its founder and CEO, Abdulaziz Al-Anjeri, and his deputy, Yousef Al-Ghussein, in addition to a number of selected invited attendees who discussed local and Geo-political affairs in a Chatham house format. The discussions were extensive and focused on current developments, especially the future potential, requirements of India and Kuwait.

Minister of Commerce and Industry, Dr. Abdullah Al-Salman has once again sought the assistance of the Fatwa and Legislation Department of the Council of Ministers on the legality of collecting the 500 dinars fee to renew the residence permit of non-graduate expatriates 60 years and above asking if it is possible to reconsider this decision

The visa trade which was dealt successive blows after the authorities succeeded in identifying fictitious companies and profiteers there are suspicions the visa traders have become active once again after barely recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prosecutors in Kuwait have detained 18 people suspected of financing Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah

Air travel fares have recently dropped by 50 to 200 percent to some destinations after resuming full-capacity operations at Kuwait International Airport as of October 24.

A group of employees in Kuwait were run over inside their cleaning company by a man who is believed to be their manager. The employees were surrounding their manager’s vehicle because of unpaid salaries. They were attempting to prevent him from leaving the company premises; however, he ignored their demands.

Securitymen have taken into custody an unidentified Kuwaiti, in his 30s, for promoting alcohol and drug pills through his social media account.

The 31st meeting of the heads of the Gulf Scout Associations recommends continuing to support youth and volunteer work

Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council demands that the Vienna talks address Iran’s destabilizing behaviour

Kuwait adds two gold and bronze medals at the end of the West Asian Billiards and Snooker Championship

Kuwait SC crowned the Futsal Super Cup by defeating Al-Qadisiyah (4-3)

Kuwait Football Association: Cash prizes in each round of the Premier League Football (STC)

Ministry of Information: Developing the third sports channel as a mirror for the achievements of young athletes

Kuwait Ministry of Health recorded 22 new cases of Corona, 28 recoveries and one death in the past 24 hours

Kuwait Ministry of Health, dealt with high efficiency with the Corona pandemic by taking all necessary measures to limit the spread of the virus

The Ministry of Interior had received a complaint from a restaurant car driver who stated that as he got out of his vehicle and went to deliver an order to a customer his vehicle was stolen. The security men after combing the area found the vehicle in damaged condition at a parking lot of Kuwait International Airport. The CID team was assigned to apprehend the thief and take legal measures.

The Court of Appeals scheduled a session for Tuesday to deliberate on the appeal of a well-known personality who was sentenced to five years in prison with hard labor and fined KD5,000 for drug abuse after his arrest upon arrival at Kuwait International Airport.

The Government Performance Follow-up Agency (GPFA) has submitted a report to the Cabinet with seven observations regarding the areas designated for food storage purposes in the country

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has been paying the price for the repercussions of the health crisis in many of its projects and stalled tenders due to the requirements of supervisory authorities. This has prompted the ministry to search for effective solutions to emergency situations, such as providing buses for students with special needs after the Ministry of Finance cancelled the transportation item from its budget.

A government study shows the remittances of expatriate workers from Kuwait during last year (2020) was about 12.9 percent of the total GDP with India making the lion’s share with 29.5 percent followed by Egypt with 24.2 percent, Bangladesh third with 9 percent, the Philippines fourth with 4.9%, Pakistan 4.3%, Sri Lanka with 2.1%, Jordan with 1.9%, Iran with 1.3%, Nepal with 1.2%, and Lebanon with 0.8% respective

While there is no Gulf country that imposes direct taxes, the study warned imposing taxes will negatively affect the efforts to enhance monetary and financial stability, since foreigners may resort to making transfers through informal channels and this will pose the risk to efforts to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism and will have negative repercussions on the overall economy in addition to contradicting the obligations of the member states to the International Monetary Fund, and will contradict the vision of Kuwait as a financial and commercial center.

National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim recently met the delegation of the chairpersons of scout associations in member-nations of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Chairman of Arab Parliament Scouts Union and Chairman of Kuwaiti Scouts Society MP Abdullah Al- Turaiji. The lawmaker inquired about the committee formed to investigate the incident that occurred on Sept 8, 2021 when two laborers died while working in the new passenger building at Kuwait International Airport (T2).

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

At least 2 killed in blast in Shiite district of Kabul, IS claims responsibility

Pakistan welcomes Sikh devotees from India and around the world: Foreign Office

Pakistan faces threat from within due to extremism: Minister

Pakistan opposition cries foul as parliament approves electronic voting

Overseas Pakistan gets voting rights as Pakistan parliament passes new law

Pakistan parliament passes bill giving Kulbhushan Jadhav right to file review appeal against conviction

Pakistan: Nearly 1,000 Christian, Hindu women fall victim to forced conversion every year, say rights activists

Pakistan: Foreign direct investment falls 12 per cent in July-October of current fiscal year

Pakistan Parliament approves chemical castration of habitual rapists

Pakistan releases hardline Islamist leader under a deal to end violence

Hoisting country’s flag at training sessions is nothing new for us: Pakistan team manager

Anxiety in Afghanistan as Taliban struggle for legitimacy: UN official

Russia to organize new special flights to deliver aid to Afghanistan soon: Envoy

International

Coalition to Support Legitimacy: We carried out a large-scale operation for legitimate military objectives

Coalition to Support Legitimacy: Intercepting and destroying a ballistic missile targeting Jazan

US Defense Secretary: US support for Ukraine’s sovereignty is ‘unwavering’

Brussels: The European Union says it will not hold any talks with the government of Belarus led by President Alexander Lukashenko to resolve the crisis of thousands of migrants stranded between Belarus and Poland, as a European working group puts ‘final touches’ on sanctions that the bloc plans to impose on officials in Mysink within days

Historic Step: French lawmakers voted to end wild animals being used in live circus shows, spelling an end to performing tigers, lions or bears

Amid China tension, Taiwan deploys 64 Advanced F-16 Fighter Jets in its Air Force with US help

Taiwan opens office in Lithuania, brushing aside China opposition

Russia carried out another successful test of its Zircon hypersonic cruise missile, one the latest additions to the country's arsenal of weapons called "invincible

Shooting at northern Virginia mall leaves 1 wounded: Police

Divided House debates Democrats’ expansive social, climate bill

Biden kicks off North American Leaders Summit with one-on-one meet with Trudeau, EV dispute discussion on cards

Top US diplomat Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Nigeria facing calls to rethink ties

Oklahoma governor spares death-row inmate in last-minute reprieve

Minnesota man Anthony Reese Jr charged in killing of couple Richard Pittman, April Carone and Carone’s unborn child, at Fargo Factory

Biden may nominate Indian American as ambassador at large for women’s issues

GOP paints Biden’s choice Saule Omarova, for bank regulator as radical

Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law key to defense in Arbery case

Black pastors rally outside trial over Arbery’s killing

Blinken demands Sudan allow peaceful protests after deadly day

Ex-Interpol Meng Hongwei’s wife Grace Meng takes on China government

US jobless claims drop seventh straight week to 268,000

Sports News

Biden says US considering diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics

2nd T20I: India aim to bag series against New Zealand; Ranchi set for full house, ‘heavy dew’ is only concern

Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) chief meets Mumbai senior team; felicitates Ajinkya Rahane

Surprised Dravid took up India head coach’s job: Former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting

Ponting says he was approached by BCCI for India coach’s job before Dravid took it up

Boxing Day Test, Australia Open to go ahead at full capacity

India vs New Zealand: Too early to comment on Rahul Dravid’s coaching style, says R Ashwin

India vs New Zealand: Wily Ravinchandran Ashwin very hard to get away, as the off-spinner has an immaculate control over of his line, length and speed, says Martin Guptill

India vs New Zealand: Would love to pick Dravid’s brain, says Rachin Ravindra

PIL on India-New Zealand T20 match at Ranchi disposed of by HC without direction

Syed Mushtaq Ali: Vidarbha book Semifinal Berth with 9-wicket victory over Rajasthan (84/8 in 20 overs; chased down the target with 5.1 overs to spare); Hyd stun Gujarat by 30 Runs, Enter SF

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Tamil Nadu beat Kerala by 5 wickets, storm into last four

Of late, Rishabh Pant hasn’t lived up to my expectations: Inzamam-ul-Haq

Delhi beat Tamil Nadu in National T20 Cricket tournament for blind

Somerset seamer Jack Brooks apologises to Cheteshwar Pujara over ‘Steve’ nickname

English ‘drinking culture’ affected Asian and Black players: Former West Indies International Tino Best

Ex-Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq apologises for anti-Semitic messages

Veteran football commentator Novy Kapadia dies after prolonged illness

Sachin Tendulkar meets Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Bhopal this week; visits MP village Sewaniya to take stock of children’s social welfare projects

ISL: Indian Super League 2021-22 Season begins with ATK Mohun Bagan-Kerala Blasters clash

Badminton World Federation (BWF) gives Prakash Padukone lifetime achievement award

Doubts over China tennis star’s email raise safety concerns, star in eye of storm

ITF says player safety top priority amid concerns over China’s Peng

Prannoy beats Axelsen to sail into Indonesia Masters quarters

PV Singhu reaches quarter-finals in Indonesia Masters

ATP Finals: Zverev sets up semifinal clash with Djokovic, Medvedev beats Sinner

Responding to Nick Kyrgios, Novak Djokovic reiterates ‘freedom of choice’ on vaccin

Today’s News (16th Nov 2021, Tuesday)

Today’s News (16th Nov 2021, Tuesday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

Hyderabad youths Kausthubh Koundinya, Srikanth Kommula and Anand Kumar grab eyeballs for display of unique 'AC Helmets' at Dubai 2020 Expo

Longest partial lunar eclipse in over 500 years: Six-hour-long celestial event on Nov 19 to be seen across the world

PM Modi inaugurates modern Rani Kamalapati railway station; has the first central concourse with connectivity to all platforms with modern world-class facilities

PM woos tribals, says earlier govt ignored their welfare

Mega project: Modi to inaugurate Purvanchal Express today

Two terrorists were shot dead in an ongoing operation by security forces in Srinagar; started at Hydepora bypass

Air Pollution: Union Govt urgent meet today; Work From Home, Graded Action Plan to Top Agenda; Delhi's air in 'Very Poor' category; no improvement in sight for another 3 days

Air Pollution in Europe still killing 3,00,000 people a year; Heart diseases, Strokes on the rise

Defence Ministry to decide on Rs 21,000Cr deal for 30 Predator drones; drones will come armed with advanced systems, weapons packages, enable long-range surveillance, precision strikes

Hold emergency meet to tackle air pollution: SC to Centre, NCR states

Ready for lockdown, but neighbours must do same for better results: Delhi govt

Ready to impose complete lockdown in Delhi to control air pollution: AAP govt to SC

Stubble burning not major cause of pollution in Delhi, northern states: Centre tells SC

Border areas deserve peace and development: Mehbooba Mufti

Crypto can't be stopped, there's need for regulation: MPs in Parliamentary panel meet

UP: Bail applications filed by Ashish Misra and two others accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence were rejected by a Sessions court

Lakhimpur Kheri case: SC orders UP govt to upgrade SIT, include senior officers

Just months after being released in a 2016 murder case, Sagar Yadav killed a woman sleeping on a pavement in Mumbai

Manipur ambush: Martyred Colonel cremated after his mother salutes mortal remains, chants 'Jai Hind'

Five detained for school girl's rape and murder in UP's Pilibhit; police recovered the blood-stained, semi-naked body of a schoolgirl in a cane field

Plane truth or flight of fancy? Sri Lanka to resume research on 'Aviator' Ravana, India invited to join

A huge fire broke out at a Samsung service centre in Mumbai suburb Kanjurmarg last evening. No injuries have been reported so far; 8 fire engines, 4 water tankers were rushed; reason Short circuit

India may open Kartarpur Corridor on Gurpurab; decision after PM’s meeting with Punjab BJP leaders: Sources

ULFA Gen Secy urges Govt, ULFA-I chief Baruah to find middle path on ‘Independent Assam’ demand

India sends fresh batch to Antarctica for studying climate greenhouses gases

Have jail food for now, court tells Maharashtra ex-home minister Anil Deshmukh (72)

Money laundering case: Anil Deshmukh sent to two-week judicial custody

Mumbai court sends Sachin Waze to 14-day police custody in extortion case

Financial & Business News

WPI inflation spikes to 12.54% in October; crude, manufactured items see price rise; Sensex, Nifty end marginally higher on consumer, pharma boost

As carmakers go electric, Toyota racing an experimental hydrogen car - a vehicle he says could preserve millions of auto jobs

Trai seeks views on need for new license category for setting up satellite earth station gateway

Bank of Maharashtra tops PSU lenders chart in terms of loan, saving deposit growth in Q2

Now, get audited, certified veg meals from IRCTC kitchens as it ties up with veg standards council

HDFC Bank to hold 2,000 workshops to prevent financial frauds starting with not disclosing any information on banking details

October wholesale inflation hits 5-month high of 12.5%

Deal volumes double, value rises 24% to $9.2 billion in October

Max Ventures readies Rs. 1k crore for residential realty foray

The stock of Sigachi Industries, a manufacturer of ingredients that go into production of medicines, listed on Monday at more than 3 times its initial public offering (IPO) price

Economy on durable path of recovery, says RBI article

Centre to release Rs. 95,082 crore to states as tax devolution amount

States to get additional Rs. 47,500 crore this month: Finance minister

RBI unions threaten to go on mass causal leave on November 30, over wage settlement issue

Exports jump 43% to $35.65 billion in October, imports soar 62%

Bharat Bond EFT’s third tranche to open for subscription on December 3

14 million tons a day show why India and China won’t quit coal

After 5 years of demonetisation, cash in circulation at near peak in 2021: Report

Edtech startup Skill-Lync to hire 3,000 employees in three months

The fourth edition of what is touted as Asia’s largest gaming animation and VFX conference, IndiaJoy, is all set to kick off in hybrid mode in Hyderabad, today

Karnataka bench of GST: No need to re-register for GST: Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR)

Emission commitments pose medium-term risks to BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa); cut vows a risk to growth, inflation: RBI

Hong Kong: Asian markets swing as traders keep worried eye on inflation

Maharashtra: Kamala Harris deal with Nitin Gadkari, wants better trade with ‘Hindustan’

Asian markets swing as traders keep worried eye on inflation

Corona Updates

World: 254,495,909; Active 18,129,093 (7.12%); Recovery 231,245,841 (90.86%); Vaccinated 7.51BN

India 34,447,536; Active 134,096 (0.39%); Recovery 33,849,785 (98.26%); Vaccinated 1.12BN

India reports 8,865 new cases in last 24 hours, lowest in 287 days; 197 more fatalities from Covid in the last 24 hours

CoWIN set to Go Global as over 12 countries in talks with govt to borrow technology; platform handled 2.5Cr vaccinations in a day, with a load of over 800 vaccinations/second

As Europe sees Covid surge & India mulls Booster Shots; Germany, Austria, Canada and France are among the first few countries to begin administering the booster

Spread across 21 locations, China is now facing its worse Covid Delta outbreak yet; German Covid rate hits Highest Level since pandemic start; Tighter measures planned

NIV: Covaxin has cellular immune memory to Covid for at least 6 months; it means the vaccine can provide protection from the virus for a minimum of that duration

Double dose may offer protection for a year or more, WHO chief scientist says Global Covid surge was expected

India began allowing fully vaccinated foreign tourists from 99 countries, to enter the country on regular commercial flights on Monday, in the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions as infections fall and vaccinations rise

Reopening for fully jabbed: Singapore to have ‘vaccinated travel lane’ with India from November 29

Bahrain records 23 new cases of Corona virus

Vaccination status likely to be on boarding passes

Covid affect: Indians in US varsities fell by 13% in 2020; Indians accounted for 20% of international students in 2020-2021, says US embassy

CDC issues ‘Level One’ Covid-19 travel health notice for India

The US State Department issued level two and three travel advisories for India and Pakistan

US: The travel health notice has also been issued for Pakistan

UK extends Covid-19 booster programme to younger adults

UK PM Boris Johnson says no need to move to Covid ‘Plan B’ of mask mandates, vaccine passes and work from home orders, even though he was cautious of rising coronavirus cases in parts of Europe

Governments have been making Covid-19 shots mandatory for health workers and other high-risk groups, pushed by a sharp upturn in infections caused by the Delta variant and a slowdown in vaccinations. A growing number of countries are also making shots compulsory for public servants and other workers

Ukraine woos vaccine-wary with cash incentive, reports AFP

Mexico reports 775 new coronavirus cases, 57 more deaths, reports Reuters

Brazil registered 63 Covid-19 deaths on Monday (Reuters)

Japan to start administering Covid booster shots from Dec 1

India requests UAE to remove requirements for airports RTPCR test

Hospitals improves as unused Covid vaccine doses near expiry

Fully vaxxed 5 months ago, 71-year-old Gurugram man dies of Covid

Back to containment? Gurugram may seal three areas as positivity rate sees uptick

Corona warrior’s death: Gujarat HC moved for Rs. 25 lakh compensation

No Covid death, 105 new cases in Telangana

Punjab projected to see 300% rise in Covid cases by month-end

Govt doctor tests Covid-19 positive in Kheri

Fake papers: 12 PCR constables dismissed after 13 years of service

State News

Two Delhi kids, brother Vihaan (14) and Nav Agarwal (11) were adjudged winners of the KidsRights International Children’s Peace Prize, for managing waste, tree plantation, with a cash component of 100,000 euros (Rs. 84.9 lakh), at a ceremony held at The Hague

Diu: Mid-air parasailing scare caught on cam

Actress Shalu Chaurasia gets hospitalised after sustaining injuries in a mobile snatch incident in KBR Park, Hyderabad’s Banjara Hills

Rajkummar Rao ties the knot with Patralekhaa in Chandigarh; duo shares candid pictures from wedding ceremony; Bollywood celebrities like Huma Qureshi, Farah Khan, Mudassar Aziz, Amar Kaushik, Aditi Rao Hydari and others reportedly attended the wedding

Filmfare award-winning writer and noted author Manu Bhandari, writer of film Rajnigandha, breathed her last on Monday, in Gurgaon. She was 90

Aayush Sharma: If it wasn’t for Salman Khan, Antim would not have released in theatres

Nagpur BJP protests against MVA govt over ‘denial of foodgrains’ to orange ration card holders

Delhi: SC refuses to entertain Centre’s plea on ration

SC collegiums approves elevation of advocates Saurabh Kirpal as a judge in Delhi HC

Delhi: Students’ group between ABVP-left clash on JNU campus

JNU clash: Delhi Police files FIRs against AISA, ABVP based on complaints from each other

Corporations will get funds to buy more sweeping machines, says Delhi govt

No reply from Centre to pollution letters twice: Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai

BJP targets Delhi govt on air pollution, says ready to work together

Delhi pollution: AAP government faces SC ire for ‘passing the buck’

200 trees de-concretised in South Delhi, HC told

Delhi: More time to women drivers for e-auto registration

Babasaheb Purandare of Chhatrapati Shivaji, an eminent history scholar, died on Monday in a Pune hospital of age-related pneumonia, bows out at 99 years; his last rites were performed with state honours

Booze smell alone not proof of intoxication: Kerala HC

Government to move SC against Kerala HC relief for Swapna Suresh in gold case

NCB SIT to focus on Aryan, Sameer and Arman cases

Calcutta HC remarks on CAT bench can be expunged in Alapan case: SC

Post-sunset autopsy allowed to boost organ donation

In a first, Uttar Pradesh to host India’s top police conference

Book protesters vandalise Salman Khurshid’s Nainital home

Ahmedabad: Autorickshaw drivers observe two-day strike

Dengue case tally at 5-year high as number crosses 5,000 mark in Delhi

16 dengue deaths in two weeks but Haryana confirms only 4

Delhi’s air emergency: Stay indoors, take extra care if you’re in the vulnerable category, caution doctors

Delhi gasps as AQI remains very poor

Delhi: Farm fire share in PM2.5 close to 50 per cent in peak season

No relief as Lucknow’s air quality remains ‘poor’

Three arrested for shooting at man in East Delhi last month

Kuwait News

Amiri Diwan Minister: Issuance of an Emiri order seeking the assistance of His Highness the Crown Prince to temporarily exercise some constitutional powers for His Highness the Emir of the Country

Foreign Affairs Ministry: The State of Kuwait condemns the terrorist bombing in the British city of Liverpool

Kuwait stresses at UNESCO the importance of protecting the right to education for all

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs discusses with the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Yemen the latest development on the Yemini arena

Yemeni Minister of Health: Our people have deep appreciation and respect for the State of Kuwait for its generous support

The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior stresses the importance of strengthening coordination between the security and military authorities to complete plans to deal with emergency conditions and achieve comprehensive security

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – UN Migration agency in Kuwait concluded its two consecutive workshops on ‘Combatting Trafficking in Persons’ in cooperation with the National Committee to Combat Trafficking in Persons and the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (GSSCPD).

Kuwait reviews new Civil Aviation airport projects at Expo 2021 Dubai

The Foreign Ministry, State of Kuwait deplores the continued attempts of the Houthi militia to threaten the security of Saudi Arabia by targeting the City of Khamis Mushait with a drone

The Italian ambassador awards a Kuwaiti academic the highest Italian cultural honour in honour of his prominent role in strengthening intellectual and academic ties between the two countries

National Service Commission: Defending the homeland is a sacred duty, and performing military service is an honour for citizens

A UN official praises the efforts of those in charge of the tire recycling project in the Salmi area

The Youth Authority inaugurates the Academic Advising Center to guide high school students towards the best international universities

The Court of Appeals has decided to adjourn, for the second time, to December 5 the cases related to real estate fraud and money laundering filed against a Kuwaiti citizen and an Iraqi expatriate who have been accused of laundering money worth KD 64 million through bogus projects in Khairan area in Sabah Al-Ahmad Maritime City.

MP Mehalhal Al-Mudaf forwarded queries to Minister of Interior Sheikh Thamer Ali Al-Sabah about the decision to lift the travel ban imposed on former Director General of the Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS) Fahd Al-Rajaan.

Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department are investigating the death of an Asian whose corpse with traces of beatings and blood was found in the Wafra area

Kuwait Municipality has identified 4 steps for obtaining a spring camp license

It seems an unprecedented governmental rigidness will be imposed on the importers of construction aggregates or crushed stones (murram) in the local market by implementing new measures on this commercial activity that will guarantee better quality of the product in line with international standards

The Ministry of Health has begun paying the 500 dinars ‘special’ monthly increase for Kuwaiti and expatriate doctors who work in intensive care, anesthesia and emergency departments in government health facilities retroactively as of July 1, 2021. The health sources said more than 1,000 Kuwaiti and expatriate doctors will benefit from the raise.

The Ministry of Health, from July 1, 2021, has begun paying retrospectively 500 dinars ‘special monthly increase’ for Kuwaiti and expatriate doctors working in the intensive care, anesthesia and emergency departments of the government health facilities.

Assistant Minister for Human Rights Affairs at Kuwait’s Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Talal Al-Mutairi, said on Monday that violence against women violates moral principles and infringes upon teachings of Islamic religion.

The issue of those who are 60 years and above and do not hold graduation certificates continues to be in the world of uncertainty although the High Court has given its verdict to do away with the entire list of rules and procedures for granting work permits and the Fatwa and Legislation Department of the Council of Ministers giving its opinion of the issue

Three people committed suicide recently - a Lebanese and two citizens; thereby, sounding the alarm as many people took their own lives through various ways and the number of suicide cases from January to November 2021 reached 120 or 12 suicides per month according to official statistics

The Kuwaiti dinar topped the list of 10 strongest currencies in the world, according to a report published by ScoopWhoop.

Dubai Air show opens to industry on the mend, Kuwait participates

The National Center of Meteorology, on Monday recorded an earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale in southern Iran at 11:44am according to the local time of the UAE.

Kuwaiti Minister of Health: 26 new cases of Corona and no deaths was recorded during the past 24 hours

As the Covid cases in the country continue to decrease, No Covid death was reported in Kuwait for the last two weeks.

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

PM Imran Khan likely to be shunted out after Pakistan Army vs Govt War over new ISI chief

International News

Gandhi statue gifted by Indian Govt vandalised in Australia, PM Scott terms act 'disgraceful' triggering shock and disappointment among the Indian-Australian community.

China and India will need to explain Coal move, says COP26 Conference President Alok Sharma

China defends joining with India on coal ‘phase down’ instead of ‘phase out’ at COP26

Chinese blogger sentenced to 7 months for ‘insulting’ PLA soldiers who died in Galwan clash

North Korean leader praises efforts to build ‘model’ city

Biden urges ‘guardrails’ against conflict in virtual Xi summit

Xi Jinping tells Joe Biden that China, US must improve ‘communication’

Low expectations as Xi to hold virtual summit with Biden after ensuring third term

Reports of Biden-Harris rift rock Democrats

UK raises terror threat level to "Severe" a day after car bomb explosion meaning an attack is highly likely, following Sunday's deadly blast in Liverpool

London: British police announced that the person who was killed in the explosion of a taxi in the Liverpool area was Imad Al-Sawalim, 32 years old

UK police arrest 3 under Terrorism Act, after taxi explosion claims

From Taiwan to Nuclear Build-up: Top pain points between US and China likely to be discussed at Xi and Biden meet

Turkish security authorities arrest the suspect in the assassination of the Haitian President

US President John Biden signs the $1.2 trillion infrastructure modernization bill

Heavy rains force evacuations, trap motorists in Canada

Projection of Chinese official vying for Interpol job raises alarm bells

Portugal bars companies from contacting employees off hours

Poland PM seeks Nato intervention in Belarus migrant crisis

Belarusians took us to EU border, gave tools to cut through fences: Migrants

McDonald’s sparks Brazil controversy over unisex toilet

Sports News

Let’s remember Mihir Sen, who was the first Indian swimmer who crossed the English Channel from Dover to Calais, on this day in 1958; he took 14 hours and 45 mts to cover the distance

French PM lays stone for "Legacy-Making" Olympic Aquatic Centre; will host diving events, water polo and synchronized swimming

T20 WC 2021: No Indian player in ICC's Team of The Tournament (jury of journalists, commentators on ICC’s behalf); Babar Azam named Skipper; represented by Aussies, Pak, Lanka, England, New Zealand & South Africa

Rohit as leader will bring a lot of calm into dressing room, Dravid big on team culture: Rahul

‘We are here to play cricket’: KL Rahul on air pollution threat to first T20I

New Zealand team arrives in Jaipur for India tour day after T20 World Cup final loss

Test skipper Ajinkya Rahane grinds it out at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC)

Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan eyes more batting glory in Bangladesh

Imam-ul-Haq named in Pakistan squad for Bangladesh Tests

Favourities Karnataka take on MP in BCCI senior women’s one-day quarterfinals

Mustaq Ali Trophy: Time for Karnataka’s bench to deliver in pre-quarters

ICC must make sure there is level-playing field: Sunil Gavaskar

Don’t want players to be harassed, give clean chit to Manika Batra: HC tells Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI)

Debutant Mohit Deshwal stuns Korean top seed, 3 compound archers make semis

At 13, Jennifer Varghese wins U-19 silver in Maharashtra ranking table tennis

Novak Djokovic opens Finals bid with win over Casper Ruud

#MeToo movement: China silent on tennis star Peng Shuai despite growing concern

‘Zero’ pressure as Danii Medevdev wins ATP Finals opener, Matteo Berrettini in tears

Today’s News (15th Nov 2021, Monday)

Today’s News (15th Nov 2021, Monday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

T20 WC: Warner & Marsh help clinical Australia decimate gusty Kiwis by 8 wickets to clinch Maiden T20 World Cup Title; Death by a thousand cuts": Twitter salutes Williamson's special knock in Final

Two women Journalists Sammriddhi Sakunia & Swarna Jha detained in Assam after a case was filed on a complaint by a supporter of VHP; covering the recent violence in Tripura; Editors Guild demands release

Srinagar SSP Sandeep Chaudhary IPS wins heart by paying Rs 1 lakh to 90-year-old Abdul Rehman, who was robbed of it

Steeped in patriotism, Chhattisgarh’s Col Viplav Tripathi was a born soldier

Manipur terror attack well-planned precision strike

Entire northeast witnesses to change, policies being framed as per needs of the region: PM Modi

Russia starts supplying S-400 Missile Systems to India ahead of Putin’s visit; CAATSA threat looms

CBI, ED Chiefs' tenures could be extended up to 5 years; Union Govt brings in two ordinances to amend the Delhi Police Special Establishment Act and the CVC Act

Madhya Pradesh farmer goes to police after buffalo refuses to be milked, says he suspects witchcraft

Anand Mahindra shares tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on Children’s Day 2021; took to twitter to share a vintage photograph of Jawaharlal Nehru amid a group of children

Experts say Hybrid work model (employees work partly on-site or in the office and partly remotely depending upon work requirement and productivity) to stay in 2022 with fine tweaks

PM Modi divides 77 ministers into 8 groups to develop technology-based resources and form a pool of professionals for their recruitment into their teams; tasks them with improving governance

Kashmir reels under Sub-zero Temperature; Srinagar sees coldest night of Winter season setting-in the wintry conditions in the valley

Kangana Ranaut not of sound mind: DCW chief urges President to withdraw actor's Padma Shri over 'bheek' remark

Prohibitory orders imposed in Pune after Amravati flare-up; Violators will be prosecuted under section 188 of the IPC

Delhi-NCR residents need a mask upgrade to tackle pollution; PM 2.5 levels in most of the parts of Delhi have reached dangerous levels; Pollution Woes: Delhi, Haryana Shut Schools; Kejriwal Govt to Submit Lockdown Plan to SC

Mumbai's Parsi Trust sells Sea-Facing Bandra property for a whopping Rs 350 Cr to a developer; A luxury residential tower is reportedly going to be constructed on that land

Train booking, cancellation to remain shut for 6 hour-duration from Nov 14 to Nov 21 to enable upgradation of system data, new train numbers and other works

100 Ultras had opened fire from modern weapons on C-60 Commandos and Security Personnel in Gadchiroli Forest

Policeman injured after militants open fire on cops during raid in Srinagar, search operation on

26 Maoists gunned down in 10-hour operation

Two wheels, dual routes: Different game plans of legacy players and startups in the EV two-wheeler space

American Airlines starts New York-Delhi direct; defers Bengaluru-Seattle to March 20

Defence ministry issues new list of sanctioned firms

Kerala: 126-year-old Mullaperiyar dam hanging over us like sword of Damocles, says V D Satheesan

BJP stands for arrogance, lies, says Akhilesh Yadav

Sabarimala Temple to reopen for devotees from today November 15

Former Zilla Parishad member's murder rocks Bihar, kin blame Nitish's minister Leshi Singh

CM Yogi hints at changing Azamgarh into ‘Aryamgarh’

Financial & Business News

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar okays 900 acres for Maruti plant in Sonipat’s Kharkhoda district

AMNS India plans to make high-strength, coated steel under PLI Scheme; India's coal import rises 13% to 107 MT in April-Sep 2021

Myntra top brass exits - CFO and chief marketing officer put in papers; CEO of a global brand that sells on Myntra termed said the latest developments as concerning

Myntra names Flipkart executive Nandita Sinha as CEO

ED attaches benami entities in Unitech group PMLA case

Petrol, diesel prices remain static as global oil prices softens

US trade representative to meet Piyush Goyal this month

India has potential to become fashion hub of world: Goyal

GST officers unearth Rs. 34 crore input tax credit fraud

Govt to soon clear list of independent directors for various banks

‘Amazon’s statements to CCI, courts contradictory’

Nykaa logs profit in Q2, revenue up 47%

Govt to step up solar manufacturing incentives

Corona Updates

World: 254,008,222; Active 19,233,248 (7.57%); Recovery 229,660,032 (90.41%); Vaccinated 7.48BN

India 34,437,307; Active 135,918 (0.39%); Recovery 33,837,859 (98.26%); Vaccinated 1.12BN

Zydus Cadila's Covid vaccine to be administered only to adults as of Now; Govt does not want to make haste about administering Covid vaccines to children

Indian Medical Association pushes for Covid-19 vaccine for All Diabetes Patients including a third dose, if needed

Austria orders Nationwide 10-day lockdown for unvaccinated; Australia aims to vaccinate children under 12 against Covid-19 from Jan 2022

As virus surges in Eastern Europe, leaders slow to act

The Netherlands imposes partial lockdown

Germany reintroduces free Covid-19 tests amid rising corona cases

Australian Covid-19 cases fell to recent low amid battle against 3rd wave

US Treasury Secretary: The Corona epidemic is really responsible for the high inflation

WHO: Coronavirus cases declining everywhere except Europe

Ukraine hits another record for daily coronavirus deaths

Recovery Rate currently at 98.26%; hHighest since March 2020

Telangana officials urge people to go for third vaccine dose

Puducherry logged 43 new cases and two more deaths

State News

Heavy rain lashes Kerala, red alert declared in Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur

Kerala: One dead after rain triggers landslide in Kalamassery

Rs. 10,000 crore to be spent on public healthcare: Telangana minister T Harish Rao

Telangana HC notices to bank in contempt case

17-year-old girl held for killing father in Telangana

YS Vivekananda Reddy murder: Killers bought axe from Kadiri

Approver: Rs 8 crore land deal behind Jagan Mohan Reddy's uncle Vivekananda’s murder

Big cat scare in Telangana’s Mulugu district, police warn

Deadly feline parvovirus (FPV) on prowl, felines in Kolkata at risk

Diabetic retinopathy on rise during pandemic, say doctors

Chandigarh: 50% people won’t know they have diabetes till tested, says professor Sanjay Bhadada

Chandigarh: Naveen Jaihind joins investigations in Panipat, let off after questioning

No protests allowed at Municipal Corporation of Gurugram’s (MCG) office without nod

Bigg Boss 15 suffer yet another set back after Raqest Bapat, Afsana Khan and Shamita Shetty leaves the house?

Shilpa Shetty Kundra and husband Raj Kundra in another legal trouble after Rs. 1.51 crore cheating case filed against them

Hyderabad: 4-year-old’s murder solved, mother & paramour arrested

Telangana: No takers for 25% engineering seats after final phase

The Telangana Admission and Fee Regulatory Committee (TAFRC) to decide on fee revision soon

Telangana Bypoll loss: Congress blame game in Delhi

Telangana minister T Harish Rao inaugurates 100-bed upgraded ICU at Niloufer hospital

Centre will procure paddy as per deal: G Kishan Reddy

Rumours busted about RRR makers heading to court for ticket prices in AP

‘Bheemla Nayak’ Nizam rights sold at whopping price, witnesses staggering pre-launch business

Sai Dharam Tej thanks fans as he completes 7 years in Tollywood

Nikhil, Anupama Parameswaran’s ’18 Pages’ to release in theatres on Feb 18, new poster out

Delhi: Driverless operations on metro’s Pink Line all set to begin by end of this year

Man burnt alive in fire at home in Himachal Pradesh

Open cantonment roads: Telangana minister K T Rama Rao to defence officials

Kuwait News

An Emiri order to accept the resignation of the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and the ministers, and each of them shall continue to conduct urgent discharge from the affairs of his position until the formation of the new ministry

Based on the mandate of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait, the heads of the three authorities hold a meeting at Bayan Palace

The Minister of Interior returns to the country from Bahrain after his participation in the 38th meeting of Cooperation Interiors Ministers

Deputy Foreign Minister meets with the Russian ambassador

Kuwaiti Minister of Interior: We affirm our categorical rejection of the repeated terrorists acts against Saudi Arabia

The Deputy Director-General of the Employment Affairs Sector at the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Sultan Al-Shaalani said it takes just two minutes to approve the work permit submitted through the Authority’s automated systems as the employee in the labor administration enters the required data from the employer.

The State of Kuwait retains the position of Vice President of the International Technology Organization (Melst)

The Minister of Communication Affairs: Adding the two digital driving licence and birth certificate documents to the My ID application

The British Embassy commemorates the members of its armed forces who died in the world wars and the liberation of Kuwait

26 new cases of Corona and no deaths recorded during the past 24 hours

The Kuwaiti Fire Force participates in the Watan exercise in Qatar

Residential announces the distribution stages plan for the first suburb of the South Saad Al Abdullah housing project

Ministry of Justice saved 15mn in Fiscal 2020-2021 expenses

As part of its efforts to rehabilitate the desert environment, the Ministry of Interior - represented by the Environment Police Department – intends to cooperate with the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) to transform five areas in the northern part of the country into natural reserves

The crisis for residence renewal of expats above 60 yrs without a graduation degree continues without any radical solution where concrete law can be implemented. The High Court has already cancelled the list of rules and procedures for granting working permits as well as the Board of Directors of Public Authority of Manpower agreed to cancel the decision based on the opinion of Fatwa and Legislation, but it does not seem it is sufficient to solve the crisis.

Chairman of the parliamentary Financial and Economic Affairs Committee MP Ahmed Al-Hamad disclosed that the panel on Sunday discussed several important bills

The Kuwait Municipality is coordinating with the Directorate- General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to allocate a site for the construction of a new airport in the northern region, noting that the establishment of the new airport was in line with the studies and proposals of the fourth structural plan

The director of the “Afia” project, Dr Adnan Al-Rasheed, confirmed the continued provision of health insurance services to retired citizens, noting that nearly 150 thousand Afia cards have been distributed to retirees. He revealed there many proposals to include new categories in health insurance, such as ‘housewives’, but they are still under study.

The Kuwait Municipality has approved the request of the Public Authority for Sports to allocate the Jaber Al-Ahmad Circuit for cars and motorbikes in the Al-Dajeej area and referred the request to the Municipal Council, after allocating a permanent site for the Cars and Motorcycles Club on an area measuring 612,000 square meters

The National Labor Sector at the Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) has finalized its plan to increase the fine imposed on private sector companies, which failed to comply with the specified percentage of Kuwaiti workforce

A Kuwaiti criminal court has ordered jailing a Kuwaiti businesswoman pending her trial on charges of involvement in a multi-million development fraud.

The Environment Public Authority (EPA) will, as of January 2, 2022, examine, audit and look into conformity procedures for all chemicals and waste exports at the Kuwaiti customs ports.

Foreign schoolteachers, social workers and physical education instructors are excluded from replacement by Kuwaitis in this academic year

The Public Authority for Civil Information (PACI) Sunday launched a new update for (Kuwait Mobile ID) application to include many important modifications and services.

The Central Agency for Public Tenders (CAPT) revealed the agency has agreed to float a tender for the supply of smart electricity and water meters for the second phase.

The Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) plans to study the optimal financing options during the next five years, in order to finance future projects to be implemented by the oil sector.

Kuwait Airways declared increasing commercial flights to some destinations and re-launching other flights effective December.

The country suffers from a shortage of warehousing stores, whether for foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, building materials, and even consumables, which made some to resort to private, investment and commercial housing areas and convert them as warehouses in violation of the rules and regulations in force.

Afghanistan & Pakistan News

Pakistan Jail releases 20 Indian fishermen who served 4 years in jail; taken to Wagah Border for handover as a goodwill gesture

Taliban hold military parade with US-made weapons in Kabul in show of strength

‘Afghanistan doesn’t want conflict with any country, including India’

Mystery virus spreading in Karachi

Pakistan stares at domestic gas shortage during winter

International News

UK queen misses Remembrance Day service due to sprain

Earthquake Tremors felt in Dubai ahead of T20 World Cup Final b/w New Zealand & Australia; People flee homes as quakes strike southern Iran, killing at least one: State TV

New Prison Riot in Ecuador leaves 68 dead in Sep 2021 Redux that killed 119; rival gangs in Ecuador fought each other with guns, explosives and blades in a bloodbath

She died with mouth taped, locked in dog cage': Details of 6-year-old girl's 'Murder' by parents shock US

Astronaut conducts first spacewalk by Chinese woman

Risk of Accidental War with Russia greater than during Cold War, warns Britain's Army Chief

Post Glasgow Climate summit, world needs urgent action to stave off catastrophe of global warning

1 killed & 1 injured in a vehicle explosion outside the Women's Hospital in Liverpool in northern England

UK: 3 detained in car explosion outside Liverpool hospital

UK terror police probe fatar car explosion

Coalition to Support Legitimacy: The discovery and destruction of a naval mine in the southern Red Sea planted by the Houthi militias

Abu Dhabi CEO Forum discusses oil, gas and carbon emissions issue

The European Union condemns the ‘violence’ against protesters in Sudan

The Qatar Ministry of Health calls on those planning to travel to take the booster dose of the anti-Corona vaccines

Saudi Crown Prince inaugurates the world’s first non-profit city

Japan’s former princess Mako moves to New York with husband

Nigerian army general, troops killed in Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attack

Nearly 30 killed in violence across Nigeria’s north

Myanmar political standoff leaves economy in tatters

6 years on, US VP Harris, French PM Castex honour Paris terror attack victims

Greta Thunberg says COP26 limited to ‘blah, blah, blah’; UN chief warns ‘catastrophe’ close

Glasgow climate deal reached, progress made but not enough

Israeli’s ultra-Orthodox protest women’s prayer at holy site

Four Indians killed as vehicle crashes into pond in southern Nepal

Sports News

‘Your achievements will inspire future generations’: Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur congratulates all the athletes and coaches who were conferred with National Sports Awards 2021

T20 World Cup, New Zealand vs Australia: Australia become T20 World Champions with 8-wicket thrashing of New Zealand

Kane Williamson equals record of scoring most runs by any batter in T20 World Cup

Eyeing LA Olympics, ICC could Award 2024 T20 World Cup to USA; launch pad in the ICC's bid for cricket's inclusion in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics

ICC waits on Afghanistan promises over women’s cricket

Great to see ‘pure player’ Williamson have an impact in T20 World Cup final: Vaughan

England fans turn Kiwi supporters for T20 World Cup final

BCCI convinces VVS Laxman to become the next National Cricket Academy head

BCCI AGM: India’s T20 World Cup show, NCA appointment, selectors term renewal on agenda

Will continue to back Team India till the time I’m able to watch sport: Ravi Shastri

You’re one of most important players in Lankan cricket history: Muttiah Muralitharan tells Mahela Jayawardene

For greater success as batsman, Virat Kohli should give up captaincy in all formats: Shahid Afridi

Daryl Mitchell replaces Devon Conway in New Zealand squad for India Tests

Four-day camp for India’s Test specialists ahead of New Zealand series

Vaccine-shy Murali Vijay stays away from cricket

I am very lucky to be alive, don’t know what happens going forward: Chris Cairns, three months after a medical emergency left on life support

Stefanie Taylor guides West Indies women to six-wicket win over Pakistan

Shivnarine Chanderpaul appointed West Indies Under-19 batting consultant

‘You are a fighter’: Fakhar Zaman backs Hasan Ali after T20 World Cup semis loss

Hyderabad FC announces 26-man squad for Indian Super League

Goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya names SC East Bengal (SCEB) captain for Indian Super League (ISL)

MotoGP: Bagnaia wins Valencia Grand Prix, Rossi 10th in final race

Gardner claims Moto 2 title as Artigas wins maiden Moto3 GP at Valencia

Lewis Hamilton’s rear wing failed test by 0.2mm: Toto Wolff

Valtteri Bottas on pole, Lewis Hamilton on a charge in Brazil

Joachim Hansen wins Dubai Championship, 2nd European Tour win

Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational: Shiv Kapur prevails over Rashid Khan in playoff

Medvedev fights back to sink Hurkacz in ATP Finals opener

Chris Event joins tennis chorus of #WherelsPengShuai

Tommy Paul wins first ATP title in Stockholm, over 2019 champion and third seed Denis Shapovalov of Canada

Croatia edge out Russia to qualify for 2022 World Cup

Australia’s Harry Souttar suffers season-ending ligament injury

Gallagher gets first England call as five withdraw

Feeling good to be finally conferred with Khel Ratna: Neeraj Chopra

Hope my journey inspires young girls to pursue their dreams: Mithali Raj, the first woman cricketer to be conferred with the prestigious Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

Today’s News (14th Nov 2021, Sunday)

Today’s News (14th Nov 2021, Sunday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

PLA, MNPF claim responsibility for Manipur Terrorist attack that killed Colonel Viplav Tripathi, his family & 4 Jawans; Army on alert, keeping close watch on Myanmar Border after Manipur attack sends shockwaves; attackers came from Myanmar; infiltrated 4kms into our area from the border with Myanmar

Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli: In an intense gunfight 26 Naxals killed, 3-4 jawans sustained injuries; dreaded Naxal operative, Milind Teltumbde, (accused in Bhima Koregaon violence case) reportedly killed

Maharashtra: Karjat in Raigad declared Garbage-free City by Union Govt; wet garbage is collected separately from each household, using which biogas is produced

Odisha: 63-year-old donates her property to rickshaw puller within 6 months she lost her husband and daughter

Attack on Assam Rifles convoy in Manipur deserves unreserved condemnation: President Kovind

‘Their sacrifice will never be forgotten’: PM Modi condemns Manipur terror attack

Manipur remains last bastion of active insurgency in northeast

Manipur attack again proves Modi govt incapable of protecting nation: Rahul Gandhi

Madras High Court advocates protest against proposal to transfer CJ Sanjib Banerjee to Meghalaya High Court, write to CJI

Professor Bimal Patel has been elected to the International Law Commission for a five-year term starting January 1, 2023 in a hard-fought election at the UN

Tamil Nadu CM Stalin visits Delta districts, takes stock of havoc by rain; In Chennai sewage stagnates in slum even after rains stop; likely to get relief with moderate rainfall over next 4 days; In Kerala, Orange alert in 6 districts

Kejriwal's 4-step formula for Delhi pollution - schools closed from Monday for a week, Govt offices to WFH; ban on the construction activities; private offices to be issued an advisory for WFH

Arvind Kejriwal calls emergency meeting to tackle air pollution in Delhi

Gujarat Minister on new diktat: Setting up roadside eateries selling non-veg food an act of land grabbing of temporary nature

Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai feature among World's Top 10 polluted cities; cities with the worst AQI indices also include Lahore in Pakistan, and Chengdu in China

14-year-old girl tonsured, Paraded in Gujarat village as 'Punishment' for eloping with man; 22 arrested

Body of Bihar journalist, RTI Activist found burned, tossed by roadside; CCTV footage shows Buddhinath Jha leaving home at 9.58 pm on Tuesday, wearing a yellow scarf around his neck; he walks past a police station and is not seen again

IIT Delhi students apprehensive about Hybrid Mode Exams, raise concerns of non-uniformity

Decoded: CBSE’s new Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheets for Class 10 and 12 board exams

Madhya Pradesh: Bhopal’s Habibganj Train station named after Gond Queen Rani Kamalapati, but her Ginnorgarh Fort, which is about 61 km from Bhopal, remains in a dilapidated condition

India criticises fossil fuel language in COP26 draft deal

As COP26 reaches close to final deal, UK urges "Balanced" package to help avert the worst effects of climate change in what is meant to be the Glasgow summit's final hours

India strongly objects to coal and fossil fuel subsidies’ phase-out references in Glasgow text as COP26 enters final hours

Britain’s Sharma urges nations to back draft COP26 deal

Turkey protests COP26 ‘special treatment’ to India

COP26 all set to conclude with accommodating India’s points in the revised Glasgow decision test

Proposed after 26/11, India to finally get maritime coordinator

‘Declare two-day lockdown if need be’: SC to Centre on Delhi air pollution

Why controversy mars judicial officer selection by P&H HC, asks SC

‘Attempts to mislead youth by overpromising should stop’: PM Modi chairs key meet on cryptocurrency

Government concerned over crypto use for laundering, terror

Hindi is friend of all Indian languages, says Amit Shah

‘BJP’s JAM vs SP’s JAM’: Amit Shah, CM Yogi target Akhilesh on home turf

PM Modi thanks Padma Shri awardee Bengal weaver for special sari gift

Bhopal gets spruced up for PM Modi’s Tribal Day visit

Rijiju launches Tele-law app, says govt has decided to expand service to 75,000 gram panchayats this year

Protect India from subversive forces, says NSA Ajit Doval to IPS officers

Khurshid’s remark not appropriate: Former MP of Congress MA Khan

External Affairs Minister Jaishankar visits Dubai Expo; meets counterparts from Slovakia, Cyprus, Luxembourg

Financial & Business News

Majority of Britons support crypto ban to combat climate change: UK government poll

Kazakhstan introduces anti-money laundering legislation on cryptocurrency platforms

Rivian CEO sees annual production capacity of at least 1 million vehicles before 2030

Johnson & Johnson is splitting into two Cos, separating the division that sells Band-Aids and Listerine, from its medical device and prescription drug business

Union Govt releases Rs.8,453.92Cr as health sector grant for rural and urban local bodies of 19 states

ONGC Q2 results: Net profit soars 565% YoY, beats estimate; co to pay Rs 5.5 interim dividend

Auto: Toyota says to develop alternative fuels with other Japanese vehicle makers; Chip freeze leads to 27% plunge in Oct 2021 car sales

NFR official: Railway line connecting NE with Bangladesh likely to be completed by Sep 2022

Corona Updates

World: 253,645,644; Active 19,173,958 (7.56%); Recovery 229,361,512 (90.43%); Vaccinated 7.45BN

India 34,426,774; Active 137,046 (0.40%); Recovery 33,826,483 (98.26%); Vaccinated 1.10BN

A scandal’: WHO says world’s rate of Covid-19 booster shots outstrips poorer countries’ vaccinations; 1 in 3 Americans aged 65 and above has got Covid-19 booster shot

Europe becomes Covid-19’s epicentre again, some countries look at fresh curbs; Dutch Govt orders 3-week partial lockdown amid virus surge

India Covid: 111.95cr vaccine doses administered so far

No Covid-19 test for children under five travelling to India: Health ministry

The health ministry said that the guidelines for international arrivals in India have been reviewed in view of increasing vaccination coverage across the globe and the changing nature of the pandemic; The revised guidelines also state that 15 days must have elapsed since the completion of the Covid-19 vaccination schedule; This standard operating procedure (SOP) shall be valid from November 12 till further orders, the ministry stated

Extended Covishield dosage gap more potent, show studies

UK records 157 Covid deaths, 38,351 cases

German state health ministers call to extend state of emergency as Covid cases soar

US appeals court affirms hold on Biden Covid-19 vaccine mandate

US weekly Covid-19 vaccinations hit highest in nearly six months

Booster dose is a scandal, must stop now: WHO

Extended Covishield dosage gap more potent, show studies

France: 1,202 people in ICU for Covid-19

Berlin: Vienna to start vaccinating 200 children every day, ages of 5 and 11, in pilot project of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine

Merkel calls on Germans to get anti-Covid shots to avoid bad winter

Biden vaccination rules are boosting Covid-19 shot uptake: White House

Delhi records 56 new Covid cases, zero deaths

Kerala reports 6,468 new cases; No of active caseload stands at 1,36,308 which is the lowest in 274 days

Assam records four fatalities and 221 new cases

Bengal registers 872 new cases, 13 fresh fatalities

Mumbai: 92,36,500 people in the metropolis have received the first dose, while 59,83,452 have got the second dose as well.

Mumbai administers first dose to 100 pc beneficiaries

Telangana reported 157 new Covid-19 cases with one more fatality.

State News

Nagpur / Nashik / Aurangabad: Four-day curfew in Amravati after fresh protests over Tripura violence spark communal tension

Disha encounter hearings, Hyderabad: Cop denies he received injured SI’s pistol pouch

Disha encounter hearings, Hyderabad: No lapse, accused escaped after attacking, says cop

Plea on liquor shops quota in HC: Justice K Lakshman of Telangana HC

Hyderabad: GHMC issues 864 TDRs acquire 350 acres

Bhopal: Parents irked as some schools hit pause button on online classes

Madhya Pradesh may cling on to its ‘Tiger State’ stripes despite rising toll

Dozens of applications reach Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies office for the post of Aryan Khan’s bodyguard

Kuwait News

Kuwaiti Interior Minister arrives in Bahrain to participate in the 38th GCC Interiors Ministers Meeting

The official Kuwait Al-Youm newspaper publishes two Amiri decrees regarding amnesty and reducing the sentences imposed on some people. The two decrees included in the newspaper’s issue today, 35 names. Decree No. 202 of 2021 regarding amnesty for the implementation of the remainder of the sentence imposed on

The report for the 2020/2021 fiscal year issued by the State Audit Bureau for the Ministry of Communications revealed the existence of flaws in the oversight of wages and settlements of the postal sector, which may lead to the loss of dues

The Court of Appeals overturned a verdict issued by a lower court which sentenced an expatriate to three-year imprisonment with hard labor, and instead acquitted him of the State Security charges of being associated with suspicious elements and possessing a Kalashnikov firearm.

Government agencies have managed to save about 25 percent of the target for reduction of their expenditures in the budget of the current fiscal year 2021/2022, as the amounts recorded so far have reached about KD 616 million, or about 25 percent out of KD 2.3 billion. This constitutes ten percent of the required target, which is part of the measures aimed to address the depletion of liquidity in the general reserve and find solutions to the budget deficit

MP Ahmed Al-Hamad has submitted a bill on amending Law No. 61/ 1976 to improve the rights granted to women.

The Interior Ministry will organize security campaigns in all regions of Kuwait, with the aim of flushing out illegal residents (those staying illegally without residence permit) saying at the moment there are about 160,000 residents who have not taken advantage of amnesty periods. The ministry sources said there is no intention to grant more amnesty for the residence law violators to leave the country without paying fines.

The residency affairs departments in the six governorates have received verbal orders to stop all transactions related to Sudanese nationality, until further notice, thus raising the number of nationalities prohibited from entering Kuwait without security approvals to 8 - the Lebanese, the Syrians, the Iraqis, the Pakistanis, Iranians, Afghans, Yemenis and the Sudanese

Despite the Cabinet decision granting permission for the issuance of new family entry visas and visit visas for commercial, tourist and official government purposes, its implementation at residence affairs departments in all governorates is moving ahead only at a snail’s pace.

Chairman of the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Muhammad Al-Saqer affirmed that Kuwait which has invested in the expertise of the residents who are between 60 and 70, has the right to continue to benefit from this denomination of employees, as international studies have proven the expertise of this group of workers cannot be dispensed with easily.

The last many months have been a harrowing experience for many people in their ‘sixties’ due to the Public Authority of Manpower (PAM) denying work permits to anyone aged 60 and over if they do not hold a graduate degree or diploma; In the meantime, neighboring United Arab Emirates last week approved a new retirement visa scheme, under which expatriates can opt to stay on in the Emirates after they retire. The scheme, approved in a Cabinet meeting chaired by the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is said to be in line with UAE’s efforts to achieve even more flexibility in terms of laws and visa requirements.

Public Authority of Manpower (PAM) said the decision for renewal of work permits for those 60 years above who hold only high school certificates is linked to the private health insurance mechanism, which is still to be decided on by the relevant authorities.

A Kuwaiti citizen died on the spot when his car collided with a pole on Saturday morning, in Mangaf

Return of students sets to reveal extent of school furniture ‘crisis’

‘Decrease’ in cost of ticket reservations for maids

As part of the continuous effort to arrest the residency violators, authorities arrested 309 residency violators, including 250 expired residence and 59 with absconding case, last week from 6th November to 12th November. During the period, authorities also arrested 71 drug and alcohol related cases and referred them to the General Administration for Narcotics Control.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry seized a store in the Salmiya area that manufactured and prepared counterfeit clothes for the purpose of distributing them to sell in the local market.

The Gulf Cooperation Council Commercial Arbitration Center (GCCCAC) registered a record number of trade, real estate, and financial and investment portfolio disputes, as well as witnessed an increase in memberships to the center, during the first-ten months of 2021, between 1 January and 31 October.

The price of a barrel of Kuwait oil fell 33 cents to reach $82.57 a barrel: Kuwait Petroleum Corporation

Two Kuwaiti competitors claim first and third places in the fourth round of the Qatar Desert Rally Championship

The World Aquabike Championship concludes its second round in Kuwait

The Youth Voluntary and Humanitarian Initiatives Forum honours distinguished givers in its sixth annual edition

Al-Budaiwi: Kuwait’s measures to combat Corona succeeded and paid off

Kuwait Airways announces the increase in the number of commercial flights and the re-operation of other flights next month

Agriculture Authority implements the eighth phase of the campaign of greening and afforestation within its agricultural season (2022-2023) by planting 300 seedlings in the capital governorate

Kuwaiti Ministry of Health: 22 new cases of Corona recorded and 30 recovery cases, with no deaths in the past 24 hours

Kuwaiti Salem Al-Sarraf achieves second place in the first round of the Qatar Drifting Championship

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

The Tehreek-e-Labbaik is now a force to reckon with, not just in terms of its street power, but also in terms of its electoral strength. Even the Pakistani Army is wary of using force against it

ISI backing small jihadi outfits in Afghanistan to hinder Taliban, says report

Regaining relevance in Afghan maelstrom with harsh winter, pandemic and famine. The disaster is compounded by inept Taliban government, struggling to find even basic international acceptance

Pakistan: Two soldiers were killed in an exchange of fire with militants during a security operation in the southwest Balochistan state, while two Pakistani policemen were killed and seven people were wounded, including a police official, in two explosions in the north and southwest of the country

One killed as minibus hit by bomb in Afghan capital

Taliban establishes military tribunal to enforce Sharia law in Afghanistan

Pakistan: Two policemen killed, six injured in attacks near Afghan border

Afghan foreign minister rules out presence of anti-Pakistan elements on its soil

International News

Turkey stops flying Syrians, Yemenis & Iraqis to Belarus amid migrant crisis

Syrian migrant found dead on Poland-Belarus Border, crisis toll rises to 11 on both sides since crisis began in the summer

Ahead of Xi-Biden summit, China asks US to stop supporting ‘Taiwan independence’

China's ruling Communist Party approved a rare resolution elevating President Xi Jinping's status in its history, in a move seen as consolidating his authority and likelihood of securing 3rd term next year

4.4 million (3% of nation’s workforce) Americans quit jobs at record pace for second month in row

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck a sparsely populated area of Western Australia, from the small town of Marble Bar

Riyadh: The leadership of the coalition forces to support legitimacy in Yemen announces the implementation of 42 operations targeting the mechanisms and elements of the Houthi militias in Serwah and Al-Bayda in Yemen during the past 24 hour and says, ‘The targeting operations included the destruction of 17 military vehicles and the elimination of 186 terrorist elements’

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Africa discusses with the Algerian President the promotion of bilateral relations, the situation in Libya and the Palestinian issue

Qatar: The 9th Ajyal Film Festival concludes with the awarding of the winners

Countries of the world adopt the Glasgow Climate Charter to limit climate change and curb global warming

London: Britain announces the unanimity of the countries of the world to adopt the Glasgow Climate Charter, which includes urgent measures to reduce harmful gas emissions and maintain the level of 1.5 degrees of global temperature as an achievable goal. The President of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) says that the document was approved by 197 representatives’ nation

Putin says Nato drills in Black Sea are serious challenge for Moscow

Report: Woman in Macron defence staff raped by colleague by Elysee Palace

Sudan armed forces deploy ahead of planned anti-coup protests

Paris: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina calls on world leaders to ‘act seriously’ for Rohingyas repatriation to Myanmar

Los Angles: Free at last, Britney Spears calls end of conservatorship ‘best day ever’

Sports News

Mahela Jayawardena, Shaun Pollock, Janette Brittin to be inducted into ICC Hall of Fame before the T20 World Cup final gets underway

It’s a one-off match for us: Kane Williamson on the big final

Wrist and reward as Australia look to Zampa in T20 World Cup final

T20 World Cup Final: ‘Underdog’ tag is not something we control, we focus on our cricket, says Williamson

The Saudi Football Association launches the first edition of the Women’s League

Today’s News (13th Nov 2021, Saturday)

Today’s News (13th Nov 2021, Saturday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

Chennai woman cop Rajeshwari who carried sick man on shoulder gets ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ from TN CM Stalin

IIT Delhi Alumnus Anant Yardi, president and founder of Yardi Systems to donate $10MN to develop AI labs at his Alma Mater

Kerala cop T K Muhammad Shafiq who fought sand mafia passes away 24 years after a bear-fatal accident; was hit by an unidentified vehicle on his way home from work

PM Modi to launch ‘Janjatiya Gaurav Diwas’ celebrations on Monday to mark Birsa Munda’s birth anniversary

Terrorist killed in Srinagar was assigned to carry out suicide attack: J&K Police

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: SIT releases photos, seeks leads about suspects; appealed to the public to identify the persons in the photographs

‘Our daughter will have an amazing life': Dandappa Manvi Hospital in Karnataka’s Gadag Dist delivers healthy baby from dead woman's womb

Will hold Army guilty of contempt’: Union Govt to Grant Permanent Commission to 11 Women after SC Rap

Ajit Doval presides over 73rd Batch of IPS Passing-Out Parade, advises Officers to update technological capabilities

Subverting civil society is new frontier of war: NSA Ajit Doval

China biggest security threat, says General Bipin Rawat

Telangana youth falls unconscious after alleged police brutality; villagers storm station seeking justice

Zika in UP: Total No of cases is 111 - Kanpur 108 cases, Kannauj has one case and Lucknow has 2 cases

UP: Dr Kafeel Khan terminated from service after 4-year vattle, says will challenge order in court

Extremely bad weather' alert issued for 6 Kerala Districts; heavy waterlogging in several parts of Tamil Nadu; schools, colleges shut in capital city

What's the offence?: Delhi High Court to cops on sheltering Tablighi Jamaat nembers by some Indian nationals

Karnataka HC barred passengers from playing loud music and videos on mobile phones while travelling in state buses as it leads to 'noise disturbance

7 states Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Meghalaya, Punjab, Rajasthan and Telangana meet Q2 Capex target; get nod for Rs 16,691Cr additional borrowing

Smog pushes Delhi-NCR's AQI to season's worst at 471; visibility falls to 200 metres as smog tightens grip on Delhi-NCR, fog adds to woes; Govt issues strict advisory; India's Pollution Board says prepare for emergency

Survey finds 43% Delhi-NCR residents say someone in their family or close network impacted by Dengue

Top Maoist leader & member of CPI (Maoist) Prashant Bose, carrying bounty of Rs 1cr arrested by Jharkhand Police

Waterborne Norovirus contagious disease triggers scare in Kerala; 13 cases; can spread even two days after the symptoms are gone, so it is advisable to stay at home for the period after recovery

World needs to come together to honour 2015 Paris Agreement: Union environment minister Bhupender Yadav

Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) astronomers develop algorithm to study Exoplanets more accurately

PM Modi to dedicate country's first world-class railway station at Habibganj, Bhopal on Nov 15

Railway Board issues order to restore pre-Covid trains with more than 1,700 trains, no more ‘special’ tags; No difference of fair on already booked tickets

‘Hinduism is not about beating innocents, Hindutva is’, says Rahul; BJP hits back

Amit Shah’s 2022 mantra for party cadre: ‘Win booths to win UP’

Ambala DRM office receives letter threatening to attack Haryana CM, Guv, bomb railway stations; suspected LeT member booked

Karnataka to soon have anti-conversion law: CM

Financial & Business News

Boost for small investors: PM Modi unveils scheme on government bonds

Nirmala Sitharaman to meet chief ministers, state finance ministers on Monday

Nirmala Sitharaman takes stock of cleanliness drive of finance ministry

Government looks to boost private investment; ease bottlenecks: Nirmala Sitharaman

Retail inflation rises marginally to 4.48% in Oct, Sep IIP at 3.1%; reason increased vegetable prices and a sharp rally in global crude oil rates that led to a sharp increase in petrol and diesel prices

Inflation eases to 5-month low, but we aren’t out of the woods yet

India’s largest refiner-retailer Indian Oil and power producer NTPC on Friday signed a MoU for leveraging their respective strengths to lower carbon footprint of refinery operation and promote cleaner mobility

ONGC net vaults 565% to Rs. 18,374 crore in Q2 on high oil prices, lower tax liability

Telecom: Nokia, Ericsson, Tejas and Cisco get trusted sources approval from India's NCSC; Huawei and ZTE continue to wait

Paytm's $2.5BN IPO breeds new generation of millionaires in India; 350 current and ex-employees will each have a net worth of at least INR 10MN

Restrictions put on Laxmi Coop Bank, Solapur; Rs 1,000 cap on withdrawals; shall remain in force for six months

ONGC reports highest ever net profit by any corporate at Rs. 18,347 crore in Q2

Toshiba plans to split into three after wave of scandals

Johnson & Johnson plans to split into two companies

India’s forex reserves decline $1.14 billion to $640.8 billion

Ombudsman scheme to provide cost-free redress of customer complaints: RBI

New RBI schemes will give impetus to inclusive, responsive financial system: Shaktikanta Das

PM Modi launches RBI schemes to ease access to money markets for small investors, better grievance rediressal

Iron pellets manufactured products, no ban on export: Centre

SpiceJet losses Rs. 562 crore in Q2

Amazon unifies grocery stores into single online store ‘Amazon Fresh’

Indian economy back in action, says Piyush Goyal

Vodafone Idea shares jump nearly 5% after earnings

Rupee rises 26 paise to 75.26 against US dollar in early trade

Corona Updates

World: 252,961,989; Active 19,063,901 (7.54%); Recovery 228,798,304 (90.45%); Vaccinated 7.41BN

India 34,414,186; Active 137,416 (0.40%); Recovery 33,814,080 (98.26%); Vaccinated 1.10BN

India reported 12,516 new cases and 501 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active caseload stands at 1,37,416 (lowest in 267 days)

Pfizer: Thrilled with positive results of anti-Covid pill, plans to submit Paxlovid data for emergency use approval in the US followed by other markets; cannot speculate on India launch

Saudi Arabia recognises Covishield, beneficiaries can now enter without Quarantine; Covishield joined the list of eight other approved vaccines

Over 111 crore vaccine closes administered in India so far: Union Health Ministry

The restrictions on vaccine-rejecting lawmakers, which includes docking their pay, was supported by 62 of its 100 lawmakers, and will last from Monday until mid-2022

Canada authorises use of Moderna’s vaccine as a booster shot

Latvia bans unvaccinated lawmakers from voting, docks pay

Austria plans lockdown for those not vaccinated or cured: Chancellor

Number of cases in Brazil rises by 15,300 to over 21.92mln

Ten countries in the 27-member EU – including Belgium, the Netherlands, and Poland – face a Covid situation of ‘very high concern’, the bloc’s diseases agency, warning the pandemic was worsening across the continent

Panicked nations rush to impose lockdowns as Europe becomes ‘Covid Epicentre

Beijing seals off Mall, two Olympic athletes Test Positive amid Covid surge in China

Dutch head for ‘partial lockdown’ after Covid record

China reports 98 new cases

Norway to reinstate nationwide measures as virus cases surge: Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store

Covid-19 hot spots offer sign of what could be ahead for US

UP records 9 fresh infections in last 24 hours, active cases at 92

Telangana reports 172 new cases, one fatality

Maharashtra reports 925 cases, 41 fatalities

Assam reports 251 new cases, 294 recoveries and 1 death in the last 24 hours

Tamil Nadu records 812 new cases, 8 deaths

Karnataka reports 227 cases, two fatalities

Delhi records two fatalities, 62 fresh cases, positivity rate 0.12 per cent: Authorities

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya inspects vaccination centre in Natkur village, Sarojini Nagar, Lucknow

Lost 10 years of life in 18 months due to Covaxin stress, says Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech

Covid deaths audit panel formed, says Telangana to high court

State News

Thunderstorms in parts of Telangana till Nov 14

Stop taking beyond your share in APIDC, says Telangana high court to Andhra Pradesh

AICC meet to review bypoll defeat today

‘This is becoming a nightmare’: Smog engulfs Delhi-NCR, pollution board issues advisory

Vrindavan & Agra continue to reel under air pollution with AQI in ‘severe’ category

Police, shops attacked in Maharashtra towns during protest against Tripura violence

As the Uttar Pradesh assembly election, slated for early next year, draws near, the politics in the state is all set to get communally polarized thanks to utterances by the opposition leaders and the retorts by the ruling BJP

Godavari River Management Board (GRMB) panel to discuss Devadula

Dummugudem case: NIA files chargesheet against 7; Maoists bought precursors for bomb making from licensed firms in Telangana and AP

Telangana: Cop suspended for ‘torturing’ tribal in Suryapet

Hyderabad: Focus on dropouts, better schools

Cong flays TRS, BJP over paddy issue

TRS party members staged dharna at Dharna Chowk in Hyderabad, demanded that central government should procure Rabi paddy produced in Telangana; Ministers warn Centre, threaten to take up more protests

Telangana, Andhra Pradesh ministers sparover who’s bankrupt

Andhra Pradesh: 3 members of a family washed away in floodwaters in Chittoor, later rescused

NIA files chargesheet against seven Maoists, conspirators

Hyderabad: Cops seize books on Maoist leader

Hyderabad: BJP eyes million march on Nov 16

Hyderabad: State urged to resolve Waqf Board problems

Bigg Boss Telugu 5: Amid ugly spats, Ravi becomes the new captain of the house

Row over ‘Bheek’ comment: Nawab Malik wants Centre to take back Kangana Ranaut’s Padma Shri and arrest her

Azadi row: AAP files complaint against Kangana, Congress asks govt to withdraw Padma Shri

Our support can turn the tables in UP polls 2022, says Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar

Janhavi, Khushi, Arjun, Anshula and Boney Kapoor get Golden Visa from Dubai, on Boney Kapoor’s birthday

Sooryavanshi’s success shows that theatres are back in business

Devotees may witness clear skies, dry weather while offering ‘arghya’ in Bihar: Met

Kuwait News

The Royal Navy of Oman (Shahab Oman II) concludes its first tour in Kuwait to continue academic journey to the Gulf ports, which ends with participation in the Dubai Expo 2020

The Kuwaiti Scientific Club achieves third place in the major competition and wins 5 medals at the Challenge and Innovation Forum in Qatar

Director Agriculture Authority: We will exert all our energies to overcome all obstacles facing farmers or Kuwaiti products

No more Amnesty for Residency Violators: Pay fine and come back in New Visa or face a Lifetime Ban

An increasing demand for martial arts practice in Kuwait, especially among young people and children

The Kuwaiti Fire Force participates in the Fifth Arab Regional Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction

The Public Fire Force calls on those wishing to camp to abide by its requirements

The price of the OPEC basket of crudes fell to $81.93 a barrel

The price of a barrel of Kuwaiti oil decreased by 1.99 dollars to reach $82.90

Al-Kuwait Club wins the title of the General Championship for the road race in athletics for the general category, and Al-Qadisiyah wins juniors

Kuwait Freestyle Car Championship takes place in an enthusiastic atmosphere

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

Qatar agrees to represent US interests in Afghanistan

Pakistan calls for released of frozen Afghan assets and facilitation of banking transactions to prevent economic collapse

WHO says million Afghan children at risk of dying amid acute malnutrition

Taliban continue crack down on Human Rights defenders

3 killed, several wounded as explosion hits Mosque during Friday Prayers in Afghanistan's Nangarhar

Afghan foreign minister rules out presence of anti-Pakistan elements on its soil

Taliban government making all-out efforts to ensure that Afghan soil is not used against any country: Muttaqi

Pakistan to ‘favourably’ consider India’s request for delivery of wheat to Afghanistan

Troika participants express concern over humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, call for unwavering support for Afghans

Already fulfilled Delhi meet demands, say Taliban

International News

Biden affirms commitment to cooperation with the economies of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and to ensure the freedom and openness of the Indo-Pacific region

The Coalition to Support Legitimacy confirms the implementation of 22 operations targeting the mechanisms and elements of the Houthi militia in Yemen

London: British authorities say that about a thousand illegal immigrants arrived in the country from France via the English Channel, in the largest operation of its kind in Britain

Moscow: Belarusian Airlines (Belavia) announces the suspension of the transportation of citizens of Iraq, Syria and Yemen on its flights from Turkey to Belarus

The Prime Ministers of Italy and Libya hold bilateral talks on the sidelines of the Paris Conference

Chinese President: The Asia-Pacific region has become the most dynamic economic power in the world

Britain sends soldiers to Poland’s border with Belarus against the backdrop of the escalating migrant crisis

British Ambassador to the United Nations Barbara Woodward stresses the need to restore basic freedoms and the internet and stop violence against women in Sudan

Russian movements at Ukraine border ‘rather worrying’: EU

26 people killed, more than 2.3 lakh affected by extreme weather conditions in Sri Lanka in recent past

China, US maintaining ‘close communication’ to facilitate Xi-Biden virtual summit: Chinese spokesman

Lisa Murkowski announces reelection bid opposed by Trump

Shuttered Singapore news site’s editor guilty of defamation

Rwandan critic popular on YouTube jailed for seven years

Pressure mounts as UN climate negotiations enter final day

Relief for Immigrant Spouses in US, Biden Admin approves Automatic Work Authorisation Permits

Biden admin settles for automatic job authorization for spouses of H-1B visa holders

Snatched from mothers, shipped out of Africa: Cheetahs running into Extinction as Cub Trade thrives

NATO: Belarus is exploiting the wave of irregular migration for political purposes

Migrants trapped on Belarus-Poland Border, makeshift Camps mushroom along barbed wire fences

Man got lost searching for US Millionaire's buried Treasure. Now he must repay cost of own rescue

World Powers urge Libya to hold "Free and Credible" Elections from Dec 24 when it is already scheduled to hold presidential polls

European Commission decided to sue Portugal for its poor air quality caused by high levels of nitrogen dioxide

Asian shares advance as inflation worries fade to background

Nobel Prize Laureate, the 24-year-old Malala Yousafzai, took to her Instagram handle on Monday night and confirmed the news by sharing pictures from her intimate wedding ceremony

Sports News

India vs Australia to open women’s cricket competition at 2022 Commonwealth Games

Umpires Marais Erasmus, Richard Kettleborough to officiate in T20 WC final between Australia & New Zealand, Nitin Menon TV umpire

New Zealand vs Australia: Trans-Tasman tussle to determine new T20 World Champions

Ajinkya Rahane to lead India in the 1st Test against New Zealand, Virat Kohli to join squad as captain for second Test, Rohit Sharma rested

India vs NZ: Selectors under scanner after springing surprises with ‘bold’ calls on Test team

India and India A: List of curious selections by Chetan Sharma-led committee in past 2 months

Virat Kohli might give up captaincy in other formats to focus on his batting: Shastri

Virat Kohli thanks outgoing coaching staff for their ‘immense contribution’

Indian doctor Specialist Pulmonologist at Medeor Hospital, Saheer Sainalbdeen, who treated Mohammad Rizwan before T20 World Cup semis astonished at recovery

New Zealand’s Devon Conway breaks right hand in frustration, out of T20 World Cup final and India tour

T20 World Cup: New Zealand’s Tim Seifert to step up for final after Devon Conway’s freak hand injury

Eoin Morgan keen to lead England in next year’s T20 World Cup

English cricket racism row pains Yorkshire’s Asians

T20 World Cup: Babar Azam backs ‘fighter’ Hasan Ali after dropped catch in Pakistan’s defeat against Australia

From one Afridi (Shahid Afridi) to another: Shaheen Shah Afridi should have done better in 19th over

You don’t come halfway around the world just to win a semifinal: Jimmy Neesham

Indian women’s cricket team to tour New Zealand ahead of World Cup next year

Ex-Mumbai pacer Vighnesh Shahane wins ‘CEO of the Year’ award at the Indian Achievers Award for 2020-21; Shahane has been the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ageas Federal Life Insurance Copmany Limited since 2014

So proud of how far this young man has come: Glenn Maxwell praises Haris Rauf

T20 World Cup: ‘Pathetic’ display of spirit of game by David Warner, says Gautam Gambhir, for hitting a double-bounced delivery off Mohammed Hafeez for a six during their T20 World Cup semifinal win over Pakistan

T20 World Cup: David Warner’s six on double-bounce ball ‘unbelievable’ says Justin Langer

T20 World Cup: Australia’s poor build-up aided squad depth, says Justin Langer

Hanuma Vihari added to India ‘A’ squad for South Africa tour

England tour helped me evolve as a player: Prasidh Krishna

Uttarakhand women’s cricket team captain Anju Tomar lives in a slum under tin shed

F1 constructors’ title is most important, says Lewis Hamilton

Italian riders spearhead Valentino Rossi’s VR46 MotoGP team

Making MotoGP popular my biggest achievement, says Valentino Rossi

Max Verstappen will swap 33 for number one if he wins Formula One title

Hamilton fastest in Brazil practice but faces five place grid penalty

Verstappen can sprint clear of Hamilton in Brazil

High Court expresses displeasure against targeting of Manika Batra by Table Tennis Federation of India (TTF)

HC asks Centre to respond to wrestling coach’s plea challenging exclusion from Dronacharya Award

Found more meritorious people than hockey coach Sandeep Sangwan for Dronacharya Award, Centre tells HC

India to host first-ever world yogasana championship in June 2022

WFI policy change: Olympic quota winners may have to appear in trials, multi-teams not allowed at Nationals

Sarita Mor stamps authority in tough 59kg event, youngsters make mark at Senior Nationals

Virendra Singh meets Manohar Lal Khattar, Haryana CM assures wrestler justice

Today’s News (12th Nov 2021, Friday)

Today’s News (12th Nov 2021, Friday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

Humanity: Police inspector Rajeswari realised on close examination a fallen near cemetery due to tree felling was breathing. Without a moment’s hesitation, she lunged man across her shoulder, loaded him into an autorickshaw with directions to hospital; timely intervention saved the young man’s life

Giving back to society: Subash Reddy, businessman in Telangana builds school where he had studied, spending Rs 6Cr

T20 WC 2nd Semi Final: Matthew Wade hits 3 consecutive sixes; fires AUS to the finals with 5 wicket win over Pak: Babar Azam beat Kohli to become the fastest to 2500 T20I runs, doing so in just 62 innings

Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar started at 50; with $6.5BN; among India’s 20 richest people after blockbuster listing & also among world's richest

Last spotted in South Africa, rare ‘Strawberry’ Leopard sighted in Ranakpur Hills of Rajasthan; unique shade likely to be a result of mutation

NSA meet: Doval, security czars of 7 nations call for 'Collective Approach' to deal with terror threat from Afghan; Taliban give thumbs up to NSA meet; want economic projects to start, jobs for Afghans; China to attend Pakistan’s Troika Plus meet after skipping India's security dialogue on Afghan

TN rains: 14 dead; IMD withdraws Red Alert for extremely heavy rainfall in Chennai, but alert for high wind speed still on; heavy rain hit many Andhra districts, disaster response force deployed; Holiday for schools and colleges in Chennai today

UP: Kanpur reported 107 Zika virus cases; 1 reported in Kannauj, of which 18 have turned negative

Cheaper fuel just for Poll-bound UP? Madhya Pradesh dealers fume over hefty prices, allege heavy losses & shrinking sales

Post-mortem report in the Kasganj custodial death case has confirmed hanging as the cause of death. A magistrate probe has been ordered in the case

Lt Gen Anindya Sengupta will be the Indian Army's next 'Fire and Fury' Corps Commander in Ladakh

Telangana: Unknown sources gave TRS Rs. 89 crore, top for a regional party

A food product made out of jackfruit, marketed under ‘Jackfruit 365’, propagated on social media as having properties to control diabetes has produced contradicting results in a laboratory test

Delhi air quality remains unchanged in 'Very Poor' (AQI at 360) category, likely to worsen over next two days

The first severe smog episode has hit Delhi & NCR expected to last for another two days, could be longest in 4 years

Mumbai Drugs case: No access to Gosavi, Police rebuff have hit vigilance probe, say NCB sources

Now you can call your local MP for welfare works as Cabinet restores MPLAD scheme restored for the remaining part of FY 2021-22

2 people sustain injuries after militants hurl grenade at security forces in Kashmir's old Srinagar city

Security pickets, removed by UPA, to come up again in J&K

Won’t accept Chinese illegal occupation, says MEA

China villages are on their side: Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat

Mountaineering signifies endurance, mental determination, says Rajnath Singh

India, 21 other nations protest against ‘carbon colonization’

We’re absolutely clean on Pegasus, will cooperate with SC panel: IT and communications minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

Don’t want to rush, need to tread with caution: Mandaviya on giving Covid vaccine to children

Salman Khurshid’s comparison of Hindutva with jihadist Islam wrong, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray to undergo surgery for neck pain, admitted to HN Hospital; treatment will take 2-3 days.

Court orders framing of charges against AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal in doctor suicide case

Activists move Supreme Court challenging Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) against lawyers by Tripura government

Altaf (22 years) dies in Police Custody in Uttar Pradesh's Kasganj; 5 policemen suspended; police claimed that the victim strangulated himself using a string from his jacket hood in the washroom

Barmer bus accident: 11 burnt to death after bus-truck collision; PM Modi announces ex-gratia of Rs 2L

Wankhede is Govt Officer, his actions can be examined by anyone: HC while hearing Defamation Suit

Sorry state of affairs in Tihar Jail, murders happening in Prison, says SC; seeks MHA report

Astroworld festival tragedy: 22-year-old Indian-origin student declared Brain dead; Father urges Houston to pray for miracle

CBI taking Interpol help, using diplomatic channels to nab suspects in US who defamed judiciary

Financial & Business News

India's already fragile economic recovery could be staring at a $45BN threat; Current account deficit seen hitting 1.4% by March as crude soars

Alembic Q2 net profit falls 49% to Rs 169 crore; gets observations from USFDA for Karkhadi facility

Union Govt hiked price of ethanol extracted from sugarcane for blending in petrol by up to Rs 1.47 per litre for 2021-22 marketing year starting Dec 2021

Mahindra XUV700 receives 5-star rating in latest Global NCAP crash test results; protection offered to the driver and passenger's head, neck and chest was good

The wait is only getting longer. 5G in India might not arrive until 2nd half of 2022; Telcos get six-month 5G trial extension, spectrum auction likely delayed

Sun Pharma to soon launch Covid-19 drug Molnupiravir in India

Suzuki Motor expects automobile sales in India to decline 6%

Facebook’s Metaverse gets ‘Chinese attention’

RailTel to provide technology from inside tunnels in Kashmir Valley

Apple CEO Tim Cook says users who want to sideload apps can use Android

Gmail widget on iOS gets the most useful update

Apple will let users pass on iCloud data when they die

Bank of Baroda plans to list life arm next fiscal

India fastest-growing market for fashion watches: Timex

Skoda plans to make electric cars in India

Economic indicators point to bounceback, says Piyush Goyal

International Chamber of Commerce Court, Singapore asks the engineering arm of ailing Williamson Group, McNally Bharat Engineering Ltd (MBEL) to pay its investor Rs. 114 cr as damage

Digital doubled banking plaints in 2 years: RBI data

Petrol sales drop 25% in Delhi as VAT cut makes fuel cheaper in UP, Haryana

Won’t have airlines to board if fare limits are not increased: Aviation minster Scindia

Apna sees a surge with 5 million new users during the festive season

India looking at reciprocal, equitable access to foreign markets through FTAs; Piyush Goyal

Go First adds 32 new domestic flights

Air travel seeing swift recovery: IndiGo CEO

Hyderabad-based millets snacksup, Troo Good raises Rs. 55 crore in Series A funding from OAKS Asset Management for business expansion purpose

Tata Steel Q2 net profit jumps manifold to Rs. 12,547 crore

Economic Survey likely to be single-volume this year

Govt wants ONGC to identify areas for involving private sector: Oil Secretary

Aadhar Housing Finance & UCO Bank enter into co-lending partnership

Agnikul Cosmos showcases its Made in India rocket engine in Dubai

Auction for 5G spectrum in April-May 2022: Vaishnaw

Corona News

World: 252,618,772; Active 18,980,000 (7.51%); Recovery 228,543,917 (90.47%); Vaccinated 7.36BN

India 34,404,060; Active 140,751 (0.41%); Recovery 33,800,925 (98.25%); Vaccinated 1.10BN

India reported 13,091 new cases and 340 deaths in the past 24 hours; active caseload has falled to lowest in 266 days

The cumulative vaccine coverage meanwhile has gone past the 110cr mark, the health ministry said

Moderna and US at odds over Covid vaccine Patent Rights; Likely to have implications for Long-term distribution

Moderna applies for Covid-19 booster shot approval from Japan’s health ministry

Data submitted, DCGI nod for Merck's Molnupiravir Pill (Rs 25/Tablet) may come soon’ Covaxin maker Bats for Booster shots in India, says ideal after 6 months of 2nd dose; Govt's Covid vaccine bill shoots up to Rs 50,000Cr, to seek more funds in Winter session

Fresh cases bump up over 300 mark in Mumbai, 15 buildings sealed as authorities increase Covid Testing; Gujarat restricts unvaccinated people from using public facilities from today Nov 12; Srinagar may be staring at a 3rd wave as wedding season, religious events lead to Covid spike

'Pandemic is returning': With over 50,000 new cases, Germany hits record in 24 hours; Lack of Free Covid Tests, slack in vaccination & Europe is back as the 'Epicenter' of pandemic

Delta remains main Covid variant of concern, others now negligible in sequencing data

Merck expects Covid pill to reach rich and poor countries simultaneously

New RNA-based Therapy protects Mice from Coronavirus, variants including Delta; could lead to new Treatments for Covid-19 in immunocompromised; provide therapy for countries lacking vaccine access

19-year-old dies in MP within 48 hours of taking Covid vaccine; Post-mortem done at AIIMS

UK researchers identify proteins in coronavirus; recognised by T-cells of people who are exposed to the virus but resist infection, possibly providing a new target for vaccine developers

Pills to treat Covid: Initial data showing Pfizer's Paxlovid, Merck's Molnupiravir could slash risk of severe infection; these pills could bolster the world's therapeutic arsenal against the virus

Bahrain records 27 new cases of Corona virus

Policy on booster shot soon, says panel member

Number of people still to take second vaccine shot climbs to 12 crore, says health minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Covaxin well tolerated, phase 3 data shows 77.8% efficacy against symptomatic Covid: Lancet

Covid-19 has given India huge opportunity to prepare for next 25 years, says Piyush Goyal

WHO's approval to Covaxin to significantly ease travel for vaccinated Indians: MEA

Unvaccinated should reflect on their duty to society, says Merkel

Israeli 'wargame' sees kids suffering vaccine-resistant Covid strain

Israeli leaders hole up in bunker during Covid-19 drill

Sweden again charts novel Covid path with no-test stance for the vaccinated

Pakistan approves Chinese Covid-19 vaccines Sinopharm, Sinovac for children above 12

Covid-19 infections in Vietnam surpass 1 million

EU authorises 2 medicines for people at risk of severe Covid

Britain on Thursday reported 42,408 new Covid-19 cases and a further 195 deaths from the disease, government figures showed on Thursday: Reuters

Unified approach needed to deal with Covid-19, says AirAsia Group CEO

Children below 5 arriving from abroad won’t need Covid tests

Gujarat reports 40 new coronavirus cases, zero death; active tally at 234

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday said that all the people of the state should be inoculated under the “Har Ghar Dastak” campaign, against Covid-19 on a war footing to prevent a possible third wave of the pandemic.

Lakshadweep administration revises curbs in view of improved Covid-19 situation

Delhi reports 40 new Covid-19 cases, 0 deaths

Telangana records 150 new Covid cases, 2 deaths

Telangana trumps national average on Covid vaccination coverage

State News

Delhi court directs top cop to register case against police officials for fraud

Accused falls from roof while trying to evade raid by Delhi police, dies in Mumbai

Smog covers Delhi-NCR; air quality severe amid unhelpful meteorological conditions

Delhi excise policy: Licensed venues won’t need separate permit to serve liquor at weddings, parties

Stalker attacks woman with blade in Delhi, arrested

36-year-old property dealer found dead in Delhi’s Chhattarpur

Delhi University assistant professor held for getting wife killed, had roped in his nephew, driver

Three arrested after encounter with police in Delhi’s Bawana

All of Delhi except Lutyens’ is now a vending zone: HC

Delhi: Fire breaks out near Karkarduma metro station

Four years after crib deaths, UP sacks Kafeel for ‘laxity’

Power tariff set to go up for all categories in Telangana

Eatala Rajendar: Get ready for change of guard in Telangana

Telangana: Cabinet expansion to take place in February

Hyderabad had high Covid infection rate, finds study

The KRMB will meet on Nov 15, to discuss implementation of gazette notification

Hyderabad: Taking the war of words between TRS and the BJP to a new level, Union Jal Shakti minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao’s accusation that the Centre was delaying establishment of a water tribunal was incorrect

Telangana: Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) tops mine accident list, logs 10 deaths this year

Hyderabad: Officials of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to raid more bottling plants soon

Covid deaths audit panel formed: Telangana State government to Telangana High Court

Nearly Rs. 5.5 crore worth of pseudoephedrine bound for Australia seized in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: City-based Maulana Azad National Urdu University pays tribute to Maulana Azad, launches e-initiatives, on the eve of National Education Day, as a tribute to the First Education Minister of independent India Maulana Abdul Kalam Azad

Karnataka to hold first NEP Conclave on November 13

Kuwait News

The Kuwaiti Scientific Club achieves third place in the major competition and wins 5 medals at the Challenge and Innovation Forum in Qatar

Kuwaiti National Guard: An exercise Sanad 1, that reflects the capabilities of our men in rescue and evacuation operations

Kuwaiti diplomat: The voyage of the Royal Ship (Shabab Oman II) reflects the depth of historical relations between the two countries

The Royal Ship (Shabab Oman II) lands at Shuwaikh Port as part of its academic voyage to the Gulf ports

The Youth Authority launches a competition (Youth Mobile Theater) to attract energies in acting, writing and directing

Kuwait Youth Authority highlights the efforts to support youth at Expo 2020 Dubai

The kick-off of the 56th Kuwaiti Volleyball Premier League (2021/2022)

The Public Authority for Youth, commends the victory of the inventors of the Scientific Club in the third place in the grand competition and 5 medals in the Challenge and Innovation forum in Qatar

The Ministry of Health announces the registration of 20 new cases of Corona and no deaths during the past 24 hours

The second round of the World Aquabike Championship kicks off in Kuwait

Kuwait Airways signs Exchange Agreement with Seven Arab Airlines

MoI: Shop Online only on Secured Websites

21-year-old Asian confesses spreading ‘ransom’ viruses in Kuwait and other countries

The Kuwait National Guard (KNG), Pakistan Army seek boosts in ties

Call to add ‘Doctor’ Title in Civil ID Cards of Kuwaiti Doctors

Why ‘front-lines’ not paid bonuses till now?: MP Mubarak Al-Arow

Woman falsely accuses husband of keeping explosives at home

The British luxury brand “Vertu” presented its new luxury target “Signature” Mobile Phones priced as high as 136,506 KD

Office owners say one-way ticket price for domestic workers fell 60%

Filipino jumps to death from 18th floor in Fahaheel

Kuwait suspends visa for Sudanese

The Public Authority for Manpower waiting for Insurance mechanism to open work permit renewal for ‘60s’

The spokesperson for the Public Authority for Manpower and Director of the Public Relations and Media Department, Aseel Al-Mazyed, said PAM suspends, refers company file to prosecution for nonpayment of wages

A UN Index ‘We are the World’ Ranks Kuwait 4th in Gulf

Security Affairs news now essential part of combating crime: Official

Steps to book winter vaccination appointment

Kuwait Municipality to open the Enjaz Market next January

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi warns of consequences of an “economic collapse” in Afghanistan, while stressing the need to strengthen partnership with Afghanistan and not be satisfied with its continuity only

Want good diplomatic ties with India: Taliban

Washington: Pakistan has long played active, disruptive role in Afghan affairs: Congressional Research Service (CRS) report

Afghanistan ‘at brink of economic collapse’, warns Pakistan

Pakistan’s NSA denies offering amnesty to TTP members

Pakistan takes Islamist off terrorism list under deal to end protests

600 ISIS terrorists arrested in past three months: Taliban

Taliban replace statue of Hazara leader in Bambiyan with Koran

Unable to provide security to businessman, Taliban allows them to carry weapons

Lahore most polluted city in the world, as per US Air Quality Index

‘Trokia plus’ group holds conference on Afghanistan in Pakistani capital

Human Rights Watch calls on UN World Bank to address Afghanistan’s crumbling economy

International News

South Africa’s last apartheid president FW de Klerk dies

Swedish PM Stefan Lofven resigned paving the way for the country, a gender-equality champion, to finally have a woman prime minister

Boeing set to bag crucial deal for about 70 to 80 737 Max Jets from Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's Akasa Air; aircraft would cost as much as $10BN at current list prices

UN: No of people around the world forced to abandon their homes likely increased to 84MN in 2021 1st half; number of asylum-seekers stood at 4.4MN; increase fueled in particular by conflicts in Africa

NASA's ambitious Parker Solar Probe spacecraft, studying the Sun at close proximity, being bombarded with space dust and debris on its way to the Sun

South Korea tests system for controlling Air Taxis, hopes to launch Airport Service as soon as 2025

China's Xi warns of 'Cold War-Era' tensions in Asia-Pacific amid power tussle with US; called for a joint effort to close "immunisation gap", making Covid-19 vaccines more accessible to developing nations

China, US unveil surprise Climate Pact at COP26 Summit to push for 'Green' development

Big setback for Trump, US Judge allows Capitol attack records to be released to Congress; Prince Harry says he warned Twitter CEO of US Capitol riot

China - Open' for talks with Dalai Lama to discuss his future but not Tibet; Buddhist leader says no particular plans to meet with Chinese President

Biden, China’s Xi expected to meet virtually on Monday

The UN Security Council unanimously approved a resolution stipulating the inclusion of three Houthi leaders on a ‘black list’ for threatening peace, security and stability in Yemen, which means they are subject to as asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo

President of the European Bank for Reconstruction: We support Turkey’s transition to a green economy

Turkey and Hungary sign several agreements to strengthen bilateral relations in various fields

Turkey confirms its support for Poland, Latvia and Lithuania in the face of the influx of refugees from Belarus

The Algerian president is making a partial government reshuffle that includes three ministers

France welcomes America’s joining of the “Paris Call” initiative

Sudanese TV announces that the Commander-in-Chief of the army in Sudan, Abdel Fattah-Burhan, issued a decree to form the Transitional Sovereignty Council, in which Al-Burhan came as President

Vienna: The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) says that spot crude oil prices rose by more than 12 percent crude oil prices rose by more than 12 percent last October, supported by expectations of higher demand for oil in the winter months

Trump asks appeals court to delay release of Jan 6 records

Trump slams Biden over most embarrassing Afghanistan withdrawal

Wooing France: Kamala Harris to meet Macron after sub spat

Xi cements authority with historic CPC resolution

US-China climate deal lifts hopes as UN talks turn to dollars and cents

Chinese leaders issue official history to elevate Xi

Sports News

Rohit rested (break to manage his workload) for New Zealand Test Series, Rahane to lead in Kanpur; BCCI to speak to Virat Kohli about ODI captaincy future

Perfect ending for wrestler Nisha Dahiya at Nationals, emerges 65kg Champion after dramatic murder story

Wrestler Nisha Dahiya has released a video saying "I am absolutely fine" after reports emerged that she had been shot dead in Haryana

Today’s News (11th Nov 2021, Thursday)

Today’s News (11th Nov 2021, Thursday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

T20 World Cup, England vs New Zealand: Mitchell stars as New Zealand down England to reach maiden final

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Weapon seized from Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s son was fired, confirms FSL report

Arnia shootout: Three arrested, weapons recovered

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved restoration and continuation of the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), which was suspended in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

India seeks greater consultation on Afghanistan

Tamil Nadu rains: Death toll rises to 12 in state; 11 NDRF, 7 SDRF teams deployed

In blow to AAP, MLA joins Congress in Punjab

Excise cut not linked to bypoll results: Union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari

Fadnavis had links with D-aide Riyaz Bhati, gave crooks mantra status: NCP minister Nawab Malik

No immunity from Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) of 2016 and the Electricity Act 2003, for state discoms, says Centre

Cabinet restores Member of Parliament Local Area Development (MPLAD) scheme after Covid break

Glasgow: The BASIC nations – Brazil, South Africa, India and China, strongly opposed the EU’s proposal of ‘carbon border tax’ and asked affluent nations to bridge the trust deficit by fulfilling their obligations on climate finance through mobilising at least $100 billion per year from 2021 to 2025 even as COP26 presidency released the ‘heavily bracketed’ first draft text of the Glasgow decision amid key unresolved issues on table

Financial & Business News

Nykaa’s dream debut: Falguni Nayar, CEO & Founder now India’s richest self-made bizwoman

Central Railways retains top position in generating parcel revenue

The luxury Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, which operates 35 hotels and seven residences in 24 countries, has now taken the online route to make its branded products available to its patrons

As pledges fall short, India says advance net zero target

US signs in, India-backed solar initiative gets a boost

As fresh whistleblower leaks points to Facebook laxity in India, government promises action

Corona News

India reported 11,466 new cases of Covid-19 and 460 deaths in 24 hours

The US confirms support for the World Health goal of vaccinating 70 percent of the world’s population against Corona by next September

Over 900,000 US kids to get first Covid-19 shot by end of Wednesday: White House

Daily infections jump in Czech Republic, Slovakia

UK records 39,329 new cases, 214 more deaths

Qatar records 172 new infections with the Corona virus

World at risk of measles outbreaks as Covid-19 disrupts infant shots, report says

Jaishankar holds talks with GCC secy gen, seeks mutual recognition of vaccination certificates

Punjab reports 31 new cases, 1 death

Indore: Till now, 9.49 lakh people haven't taken their 2nd dose of vaccine

Delhi records 54 new Covid cases, zero death; positivity rate 0.09 per cent: Health bulletin

Kerala's Covid tally rises to 50,34,858 with 7,540 fresh cases, 259 more fatalities push death toll to 34,621; number of active cases stands at 70,459: Official statement

Telangana reports 164 new Covid-19 cases, 1 death

Sikkim's Covid tally rises to 32,074 with 16 fresh cases, death toll remains at 400 as no new coronavirus-related fatality reported in last 24 hrs; number of active cases stands at 124: Health bulletin

*"Bharat Biotech developed the vaccine from scratch... Had I been in the US and done all this thing, I would have been better recognised,” he said. *

Dismissing talk of shortcuts in grant of emergency nod to Covaxin, Ella clarified that though the approval process was hastened, no provision of the Indian law or ‘Schedule Y’ rule was violated

Bharat Biotech CMD Krishna Ella on Wednesday blamed the negative campaign against Covaxin in India, particularly in the media, for the delay on part of World Health Organisation (WHO) in granting emergency approval for its ‘made-in-India’ Covaxin; He said that the people, instead of criticising, could have just approached Bharat Biotech for the truth.

Ella said “the negative things (said about Covaxin) in the country put WHO in a little awkward position”.

Bharat Biotech is also talking to the government about using the Cowin platform for doing clinical trials. He indicated that the Phase 2 trials of the nasal vaccine are done and data was being analysed.

Spelling hope for a mask-free future, he said that nasal vaccine was more effective in preventing transmission of the virus as compared to an injectable vaccine, which does not reach upper lungs, and could eliminate the need for a vaccinated individual to continue wearing the mask.

US brokered deal between J&J and Covax to send vaccines to conflict zones: Antony Blinken

Czechs, Slovaks report surge in Covid-19 cases, hospitals stretched

Booster dose after 6 months of 2nd Covaxin shot ideal: Bharat Biotech CMD Krishna Ella

State News

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) puts off Vijaya Garjana meet due to model code

K Chandrasekhar Rao of Telangana movement days intact, says KT Rama Rao

Mismanagement and huge borrowings reason for financial crisis in Telangana power utilities: Shabbir Ali

Focus on assembly polls: Telangana BJP affairs in-charge Tarun Chugh

Hyderabad: Bar & peace can’t coexist, say Jubilee Hills residents

Centre can export boiled rice to empty its godowns: Rice millers of Telangana

*Telangana: 4 workers die after a roof in underground coal mine mishap, in state-owned Singareni Collieries Company Ltd (SCCL), Mancherial *

Thunderstorm with Heavy Rain likely to occur at isolated places over Tiruvallur, Chennai, Chengalpattu and Kanchipuram districts of Tamilnadu within the next three hours

Red alert for Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kallakurichi, Salem, Vellore,Tirupattur,Ranipet, Thiruvannamalai districts s of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for Nov 11. Thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy rainfall at few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over these places: IMD.

Heavy showers pound Tamil Nadu, depression forms; to cross coast on Nov 11

Schools and colleges in Chennai, adjoining areas switch over to online classes

Climate change has forced fishermen from Srikakulam and other districts in Andhra Pradesh to move to other states in the country for livelihood

Kaun Banega Crorepati 13's third crorepati Geeta Singh Gour: When Big B read the Rs 1 crore question, I had a huge smile on my face as I already knew the answer

Sooryavanshi box office collection day 5: Akshay Kumar’s cop drama crosses 100 crore

Allu Arjun to be sent legal notice by TSRTC : Demeaning us will not be tolerated, says MD Sajjanar

After getting trolled for leaked intimate video, Bhojpuri actress Trisha Kar Madhu faces netizens wrath for her Chhath Puja wishes

Delhi: Yamuna river pollution peaks; Chhath devotees take dip in toxic foam

Technie from Hyderabad, held for rape threats to Indian cricketer’s nine-month-old daughter, after India lost their first match to arch rival Pakistan in the T20 World Cup on Oct 24

Delhi most visited destination for Indians: Survey

Kuwait News

Parliament Speaker receives British House of Commons delegation

Boursa Kuwait closes its trading with the general index rising 48,470 to reach level of 7292.40points, with an increase of 0.67%, with a value of 66.6 million dinars

The Chief of Staff of the Kuwait Army discusses with the with the Commander of the Air Force at the US Central Command joint military issues

The Minister of Foreign Affairs discusses with the delegation of the British Parliamentary Working Group with Kuwait the historical relations and areas of cooperation between the two countries

Kuwait Municipality official: The country’s fourth structural plan represents a quantum leap

Kuwait’s delegate to the Arab League stresses the importance of Arab cooperation with the European Union and preparations for joint meetings between them

The Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee discusses with the visiting British House of Commons the strengthening of regional and international relations and situations

* Kuwait’s hosting Sports Authority of the second round of the World Aquabike Championships tomorrow enhances the capabilities of youth and contributes to the development of sports activity*

The Civil Service Bureau suspends appointments to leadership and supervisory positions in ministries and government departments

The Ministry of Health inspects the new Farwaniya Hospital project as part of his follow-up to the completion of the health development projects that are being implemented

Minister of Awqaf: The State of Kuwait is a leadership, government and people concerned with preserving and people concerned with preserving the Noble Qur’an, supporting and honoring its memorizers

Customs: Seizing 30 tons of banned tobacco in sanitary ware at Shuwaikh Port

Kuwait Municipality launches the campaign (Keep it clean) on the occasion of approaching spring camping season

The Criminal Court, chaired by Judge Muhammad Al-Sanea, acquitted poet Jamal Al-Sayer in a case filed by the Public Prosecution which accused him of spreading false information about the internal affairs of the country

An unidentified Bangladeshi died following a quarrel with a Jordanian inside the Shuwaikh Industrial Area.

The Ministry of Interior: An Asian resident was arrested as part of an international gang spreading malicious programs and viruses

The Deputy Director General for Capital and Jahra Governorates Affairs at Kuwait Municipality Eng. Faisal Sadiq revealed a study by the municipality to increase the number of public toilets in Souk Mubarakiya due to its need to serve its visitors

A member of the Municipal Council, Engineer Abd Al- Salam Al-Randi, denied a decision has been issued to increase what he called the markets ‘cleaning fees’ to 120 dinars, calling it untrue and pure speculation

The US dollar stabilizes against the dinar at 0.301

Director of Cultural Programs at Kuwait TV stresses the importance of working to preserve the Kuwaiti musical heritage, collecting, documenting and archiving it

Kuwaiti officials: Security media is an essential partner in combating crime and preventing accidents and drugs

Telecom: Zain earns 49 million dinars net profit in the third quarter of 2021*

The disposable income of the Kuwaiti family ranges between 38 and 66 percent of the total average income while the average actual family savings is about 8 percent, shows a government study prepared by the global consultant firm McKinsey Consulting Company

92,000 teachers, administrators to receive KD 60 Million in ‘excellent Award’

The directors of Kuwaiti and Emirati civil aviation departments held a coordination meeting in Kuwait, to develop a time plan to facilitate the full return of air transport services between the two countries in accordance with the 2015 air transport agreement.

Fire Department closes 15 companies for not obtaining license to install and maintain Elevators

Spring Camp applicants must pay 300 Dinars insurance, 50 Dinars bon-refundable Registration Fees

The Civil Service Commission said ministers must remain committed and stop appointments in senior positions in their respective ministries and government institutions and must also put an end to supervisory positions, whether by transfer, delegation, promotion or any other means.

The General Traffic Department seized an SUV and referred a juvenile to the competent authority after a video of a 10 year old boy seen driving an SUV went viral on social media

The Municipal Council Committee for the Preservation of Historic and Heritage Monuments and Urban Development has decided to form a tripartite joint committee comprising members from the Kuwait Municipality, the Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) and the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL), to coordinate efforts to develop the Red Palace Park in Jahra, as it is poor in entertainment and tourism.

The Ministry of Interior has stopped issuing all kinds of visas to members of the Lebanese community, until further notice, against the backdrop of the recent diplomatic crisis between the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and Lebanon

The Amghara scrap yard is turning out to be another hazard to the environment as dozens of old tires continue to be dumped on a daily basis, a problem that may be difficult to solve in the long run.

Securitymen have detained for interrogation a Kuwaiti couple - 30-years-old man and 26-year-old woman - who were found to be abnormal when they were stopped at a checkpoint. A security source told, after arresting the suspects they were searched as a precaution, and found on them four sachets of shabu and 5 drug pills.

The Ministry of Interior is working to develop the country

The Corona virus is here to stay, according to several doctors, who said in a televised interview that the virus may not end or disappear in the near future like other viruses, but it may become a season virus, but at the same time they say they are optimistic that the pandemic can end only if people get vaccinated on a wider scale.

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

Pakistan Supreme Court questions PM Imran Khan over army school massacre case

Pakistan apex court summons Imran Khan in 2014 Peshawar terror attack case

Allow unimpeded aid to Afghanistan, say NSAs in Delhi Declaration

Delhi Security Dialogue sees ‘extraordinary degree of convergence’ among participants on key challenges in Afghanistan

International News

The US President issues instructions to his administration to contain inflation, which has reached its highest levels since 1990

Jordan and the UAE affirm continued coordination to solve the region’s crisis

Arab and African Parliamentarians stress the importance of cooperation and exchange of judicial assistance between the two sides

Sports News

KL Rahul climbs to 5th, Virat Kohli drops to 8th in latest ICC T20I rankings

Not ideal World Cup for us, but we learn and grow, says KL Rahul

T20 World Cup: Battle with Shaheen Afridi in Powerplay will be crucial, says Aaron Finch

Hayden backs Fakhar to come good with bat against Australia

Babar Azam doesn’t need to do anything differently in semi-final against Australia: PCB chief Ramiz Raja

Win against India gave Pakistan momentum, says Matthew Hayden

T20 World cup: England and NZ players observe minute’s silence in memory of chief curator Mohan Singh

‘This could be ‘underdogs’ Australia’s year’, says Brett Lee on prospect of maiden T20 World Cup title

Rahul Dravid stint starts with strong calls on T20 team for New Zealand series

Today’s News (10th Nov 2021, Wednesday)

Today’s News (10th Nov 2021, Wednesday)

 by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

Nanda Prusty (102) conferred Padma Shri award for his contributions in education; spent several decades of his life providing free education to children and adults in Jajpur in Odisha; Transgender Folk Dancer Matha B Manjamma Jogati receives Padma Shri (contribution to arts), with a unique gesture

This year’s list of Padma Awards includes seven Padma Vibhushan, 10 Padma Bhushan and 102 Padma Shri Awards, of which 29 awardees are women, 16 posthumous awardees, and one transgender awardee

4th Scorpene-class submarine delivered to Indian Navy, to be commissioned as INS Vela under Project75

Village in Arunachal built by China after overrunning Assam Rifles post in 1959: Sources

Canadian woman aged 70, 1st in the world to be diagnosed as suffering from 'climate change; Drs blame her health condition on the deadly heatwaves earlier this year

Depression soon, heavy showers likely; Red alert issued in Tamil Nadu till Nov 11, schools shut in 9 districts; flood warning issued Theni, adjourning low lying areas

Bengaluru: 222 fibroids successfully cleared from the uterus of a woman (34) without uterus removed

4 children including 3 girls and one boy, drown in Jharkhand during Chhath Puja festivities; all were below 10 years

80 Migratory Birds found dead in Jodhpur, viral Ranikhet disease suspected; 100 sick birds are being treated and prima facie they are infected with Ranikhet disease

CRPF Jawan who killed 4 colleagues in Chhattisgarh Sukma has 'No Remorse', no clarity on bullying allegations yet; CRPF chief takes stock of fratricide, directs brass to expedite hiring of counselors

Nepal Army chief to be conferred with the title of Indian Army ‘General’ during India visit

Village in Arunachal built by China after overrunning Assam Rifles post in 1959: Sources

Climate-linked health risks to rise, COP26 panelists warn

BJP, SP want UP polls to be ‘Hindu-Muslim affair: Mayawati

SKM announces 500 farmers will participate to take out peaceful tractor march to Parliament every day during Winter Session

Narnaud stand-off: Stir begins in Hansi

French portal Mediapart’s UPA-era bribe charge triggers BJP-Congress political slugfest

Fadnavis says Malik has links with underworld; ‘will expose ex-CM’ retorts NCP minister

Centre should distribute Rs. 4 lakh crore it raised from increased oil prices among states: Mamata Banerjee

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi placates Navjot Singh Sidhu, removes AG, to appoint new DGP

Financial & Business News

FM Sitharaman to meet heads of PSBs next week; nudge them for credit expansion to boost economy

RBI to organise its first global hackathon with theme ‘smarter digital payments’

Recovery is going to be fragile and K-shaped. Economists peg Q2 growth at 6.5-9.9% in ET poll

Telco: Bharti Telecom raises ₹1,380Cr via bonds; 5G mobiles 22% of smartphone shipment; Vodafone Idea in talks with banks for loan recast

Auto: M&M Q2 net profit soars 785% YoY, beats estimate; sales rise 15%, plans to launch 16 EV models by 2027; MRF Q2 results: Profit dips 54% to Rs 189Cr; Tata Motors partners up with BoI for new vehicle financing means for customers

Trans: Domestic air passenger traffic rises 67% to around 88 lakh in Oct; Praj signs MoU with Indian Oil to produce Alcohol to Jet fuels

Korean direct seller Atomy to invest Rs 250 cr in India to set up manufacturing units by 2025 to cater to the domestic market and exports

Virgin Galactic sold 700 tickets since flying Branson to space over summer, commercial service expected to begin by end 2022

General Electric will divide itself into 3 Public companies focused on aviation, healthcare and energy; expects one-time separation, transition, and operational costs of $2BN related to the split

An original Apple computer, hand-built by company founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak 45 years ago, sold for $400,000 at auction in US

Mobius betson ’50-year rally’ in Indian stocks as China slows

Shareholder meet of Future Retail put on hold

‘Fast money’ drives Bitcoin, ether to new record highs, as momentum accelerates

HSBC exceeds China wealth hiring targets, explores India private banking re-entry

Diwali sales cross Rs. 1.2 lakh crore, another Rs. 2 lakh crore expected by year-end

Pandemic uncertainties led to rise in demand for cash

Seven Elon Musk tweets that sent Tesla shares on a wild ride

Elon Musk’s potential Tesla stake sale follows share surge

US Fed flags potential risk from China’s Evergrande

Police, RTO add to India’s logistics costs

Olectra to supply 100 e-buses to APSTRC

Shorter trade cycle in select stocks to kick off from February 25

Rolls-Royce launches nuclear reactor business

M&M reports over 8-fold increase in Q2 profit at Rs. 1,432 crore

Oil PSUs to set up 22,000 EV charging stations

Indian Bank launches Video KYC facility

Corona Updates

World: 251,536,308; Active 18,722,426 (7.44%); Recovery 227,734,643 (90.54%); Vaccinated 7.31BN

India 34,386,786; Active 148,906 (0.43%); Recovery 33,776,053 (98.22%); Vaccinated 1.09BN

Aurobindo Pharma's Covid-19 vaccine plan in limbo after partner fails to get EUA in Taiwan

India reports 11,466 new cases and 460 deaths in 24 hours

Union Govt: 116Cr Covid-19 vaccine doses provided to States & UTs so far; 15.92Cr balance, unutilised to ease travel, 96 countries agree to mutually accept vaccine certificates with India

Hugs, tears mark emotional reunion as US reopens borders after 20-month ban; UK makes vaccination must for healthcare workers; People of Chinese City Heihe Waging a 'War' on Covid; Info on outbreak source to fetch $15,500

WHO warns of massive syringe shortfall of 2BN in 2022 which threatens to hamper vaccine efforts globally is production does not improve

France advises against Moderna for under-30s over rare heart risk

Bangladesh’s Beximco to sell generic version of Merck Covid-19 pill

Dutch hospitals urge new measures as Covid-19 cases near record

Bharat Biotech yet to apply for Covaxin approval by Canada, need to that: High Commission

Kerala reported 6,409 new Covid-19 cases and 47 deaths in the last 24 hours

As latest guidelines from Rajasthan Government, spectators, staff and players who are vaccinated with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine will be allowed to enter stadiums: Rajasthan Cricket Association

Pfizer applies for Covid-19 vaccine approval for 5-11 year olds in Japan

Pfizer asks health regulators in the US to authorise booster jabs of its Covid-19 vaccine for everyone aged 18 and older

Covid is surging again in Europe as winter looms

France extends Covid-19 booster shots, requires them for health pass

Pakistan’s Covid-19 positivity rate dips to lowest level since March 2020

Russia records 39,160 Covid-19 cases in past 24 hours

Canada authorizes Pfizer Covid vaccine booster for adults

India has vaccine certificate pact with 96 countries: Government

13 new cases push Nagaland's Covid tally to 31,951

Virus deaths in Russia hit daily record despite work halt

Delhi sees zero Covid death for 18th day, 33 fresh cases

PIL in Calcutta HC seeking timeline by which Covid vaccination certificates be available for trial participants

Pfizer CEO predicts Covid-19 vaccine booster to be effective for 1 year

AstraZeneca to set up division for vaccines and antibody therapies

Bahraini Ministry of Health records 15 new cases of Corona virus

State News

Chennai Corporation makes us cry for water and die in water: Madras high court

Chennai stays in with fingers crossed; 90 reservoirs have combined storage of 88%

Huzurabad not just a blip, BJP growing in strength in Telangana

Taking leaf from TRS, BJP may seek more bypolls

Telangana: Tirade indicates we are main opponent now, says BJP

BJP brands all its critics as traitors: Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

Will cut tongue if BJP leaders engage in loose talk: Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

Telangana has grown sans Centre’s support: KT Rama Rao, Telangana IT and industries minister

TRS government expedites construction of Telangana Backward Classes self-respect bhavans

Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao should resign if he cannot help farmers: Shabbir Ali

Telangana CM should pass a resolution against three Central farm laws: State Congress chief

Congress wants to do a phoenix act in Telangana by achieving 80 lakh votes in 2023

Two held for duping former Union minister T Subbarami Reddy’s wife of 32.5L shares

Naga Pratishta puja now costs a bomb in Hyderabad

Telangana & Andhra Pradesh slip in logistics ranking; trail UP, Odisha

Indore opens heartstrings & purse-strings for Covid orphans

Punjab and PRTC contractors employees have scheduled a state-level meeting in Jalandhar today in which they could take a decision on resorting to another indefinite strike as the state government’s deadline to regularize them in service had already ended

BJP sets 3 ambitious targets with an eye on 5 poll-bound states

Six new flights to SE Asian countries from Guwahati soon

Kuwait News

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives a written message from the Emir of the State of Qatar inviting His Highness to attend the opening ceremony of the 2021 Arab Cup (FIFA)

The Speaker of the National Assembly raises the regular session for the government to submit his resignation

The Deputy National Guard stresses the importance of competition between members of the Protection and Enhancement Command in the performance of their duties

The Minister of Public Works pays a field visit to follow up on the new maternity hospital project

Kuwait nominates Haitham Al-Ghais for OPEC chief post

Prison term slashed in ‘tenders bribery’ issue

Details reveal broad scope of Amnesty; suspicious deposits in focus

Life begins in Kuwait Desert again as prep for camping season starts

Copper cables worth millions stolen

The Ministry of Interior: 426 violators of the residence law will be deported within a week

Kuwaiti Ministry of Health: 24 new cases of Covid-19 and no deaths reported in the last 24 hours

The launch of the first edition of the Kuwait Equestrian Federation Show Jumping League next Friday, with the participation of more than 300 competitors in 8 championships

Deputy Foreign Minister receives Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General of United Nations in Iraq

* Kuwait Airways achieved 5 Million Dinars in profits in September and our fleet will reach 38 aircraft in 2026*

Kuwaiti real estate: A remarkable recovery in the local market, especially in the investment, residential and chalet sectors

The International Organization for Medical Physics elects a Kuwaiti doctor to head the Middle East Federation of Medical Physics

Kuwait official: We are keen to implement urban development concepts in the country’s urban planning

New law banning home delivery service motorcyclists using Highways, Motorways suffocate companies and restaurants

Kuwait’s Historical Landmarks caught up between Neglect and Obliteration

Kuwaiti Economy recovery on the right track: NBK report

Authorities arrest ransomware hackers in Kuwait and Romania

Permission sought to open nurseries in Cooperatives

Issuance of some visas remains suspended in spite of decisions issued by Cabinet

Prosecution interrogates four Kuwaitis

Extinguishing a tire fire in an open yard in the Sulaibiya area

MoH spent KD 3 billion on purchase of medicines, drugs, chemicals between 2008 and 2020

Kuwait in full gear to execute development projects, meet 2035 Vision

Afghanistan & Pakistan News

Merkel says Afghanistan situation ‘regrettable’, women unable to pursue dreams

Taliban must get legitimacy within Afghanistan First: What Ajit Doval & Uzbek, Tajik NSAs discussed

With an eye on Indian Ocean, China delivers largest, most Advanced Warship PNS Tughril to Pakistan; Pak says commissioning of the ensures balance of power in the Indian Ocean

Islamic State violates dents Taliban claims of safer Afghanistan

Pakistan opposition join hands to counter Imran Khan govt in Parliament over inflation

IMF has asked Pakistan to further hike levy on petroleum products, says Imran Khan’s adviser

Imran Khan govt should explain accord it has reached with TLP, says Shahbaz Sharif

Bilawal Bhutto lashes out at Imran Khan government over talks with banned TTP

Pentagon intensifies efforts to evacuate families of Defence Dept service members, civilians from Afghanistan

US special envoy expresses concern over surge in IS attacks in Afghanistan

Imran Khan urges global community to fulfil ‘moral obligation’, save Afghans from hunger

Pak authorities restore land for first Hindu temple in Islamabad after public outcry

International News

Pope condemns attack on Iraqi PM as vile act of terrorism

Belarus denies ‘unfounded’ Polish accusations on migrants

Beefed up EU tech rules could be global standard, says Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen

EU migrant crisis Brews I Poland blocks thousands at Belarus Border, calls Lukashenko a 'Gangster'

Joe Biden plans in-person summit with leaders of Canada, Mexico on Nov 18; 1st of its kind in 5 years; Meeting with China's Xi Jinping planned for as soon as next week

France's Audrey Azoulay re-elected as UNESCO chief; hailing a new confidence & unity in the organisation

18 People die after Goldmine collapses in Southern Niger; Rescue operations ongoing; accident sparked when artisanal wells collapsed at mine site

UAE announces Residence Visa for retired expats

Saudi Deputy Defense Minister confirms the coalition’s commitment to support Yemen

The United States renews its support for the Palestinian-Israeli two-state solution

US Secretary of Commerce: The lack of domestic production in semiconductor is a national security issue

Russian official: The phenomenon of climate charge requires countries to put aside their differences to face these challenges

The Saudi Crown Prince affirms the Kingdom’s support for Iraq to enhance its security and stability

The European Parliament praises Kuwait’s human rights record as ‘Among the best in the region’, following its recent visit to the Gulf State

Paris: The 41st General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) kicked off in its 41st session with Kuwaiti participation

Brussels: The European’s Union’s economy and finance ministers discuss the recent sharp increases in energy and consumer prices and its associated policy implications

Fire sweeps through school in Niger, killing 20 children

Taiwan says China seeking to degrade its military and morale

Sports News

Rohit to lead India in T20Is vs New Zealand, Virat Kohli and Bumrah rested; Maiden call-up for Venkatesh Iyer; Hardik axed

Rahi Sarnobat wins Silver at President's Cup despite experiencing Weapon Malfunction during women's 25m pistol event

T20 World Cup: The financial fallout of India’s early exit

England formidable even without Mills and Roy, says Williamson

Hasan Ali, Fakhar Zaman big match players, will fire in semis: Babar Aza

Today’s News (9th Nov 2021, Tuesday)

Today’s News (9th Nov 2021, Tuesday)

 by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

 

Headlines

T20 World Cup, India vs Namibia: Rohit, Ashwin help Kohli-led India end campaign on a winning note

T20 WC: Rohit, Ashwin Star as India end Kohli-Shastri era on a high, beat Namibia by 9 wickets; tactical imperfections hit Team India on the face in T20 World Cup 2021

T20 WC, Pakistan vs Scotland: Shoaib Malik sizzles in Pakistan’s 72-run win, to face Australia in Semifinals

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) faculty’s invention ‘Artificial Intelligence based Dustbin’ has got patent as intellectual property by the Patent Office, Govt of Australia

Orange vendor Harekala Hajabba (66) himself having no schooling, received Padma Shri award for bringing a revolution in rural education by constructing a school (175 students) in a Mangaluru village; Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj, George Fernandes get Posthumous Padma Honour

‘Last rites samaritan’ Mohammad Shareef Chacha from Ayodhya gets Padma Shri

Karan Johar honoured with the prestigious Padma Shri Award in New Delhi

Smriti Irani gleams with pride as friend Ekta Kapoor is bestowed with Padma Shri; writes ‘She has toiled for years on end to create a brand’

Tamil Nadu rains: IMD warns of 'Localised Landslides' as heavy downpour brings Chennai to halt; City Armed Reserve Team rescues 9-month pregnant woman stranded inside house; no respite for Chennai as new Bay system gathers pace

Chennai rain: Four killed and over 60 houses suffered damage; IMD forecasts more rainfall on Nov 10-11

MP: 4 dead as fire breaks out at Paediatric ICU of Kamala Nehru Children's Hospital in Bhopal; CM Shivraj orders high-level probe

Mumbai: Need to fix responsibility for hospital fires, must act on CM’s directives as top priority

PM Modi to conduct Noida Airport’s ‘bhoomi pujan’ on Nov 25: Jewar MLA

2-hour chats, no shop talk: CRPF to start Chaupals for Jawans as suicides, fatricide shed light on mental health

Terrorists again resort to selective attacks, kill salesman in Srinagar within 24 hours of shooting cop dead

MEA summons Pak Diplomat, lodges ‘Strong Protest’ over killing of Indian fisherman in unprovoked firing

Civilian who was shot (outside a shop in the Bohri Kadal) by terrorists in Srinagar succumbed to bullet injuries

Manhunt on in Mumbai to locate duo who asked taxi driver for Antilia's location; Mumbai Police tightens security outside Mukesh Ambani’s house Antilia; DCP-level rank officer is monitoring the situation

Alarming dengue outbreak shows how little India has learnt from deadly 2nd Covid wave - 500 in TN; UP registers fivefold increase; 1,171 dengue cases, 9 deaths in Delhi in last one week, cases mount to over 2,700; Rajasthan 13,000 in this year so far; Punjab staring at worst outbreak with death toll at 60

New Rafale jolt: Report claims "CBI decided not to investigate UP registers fivefold increase kickbacks; Mediapart has published alleged false invoices that enabled Dassault to pay secret commissions to middleman Sushen Gupta

China uses Twitter to threaten Military Action in Arunachal Pradesh; troops on high alert

China builds mockups of US Navy Ships in area used for Missile Target Practice; built mockups in the shape of a US Navy aircraft carrier and other US warships possibly as training targets, in Xinjiang desert

Supreme Court: States blocking CBI probe a matter of concern over affidavit filed by CBI pointing WB, Maha, Ker, Pun, Raj, Jhar, Chhat & Mizo withdrawn general consent to cases against its residents

CCPA recommends Winter Session from Nov 29 to Dec 23; meetings likely this week on Covid Protocol

Breather for Delhi? After 3 days, favourable wind speed bring AQI from 'Severe' to 'Very Poor'; Delhi-NCR: Four in 5 families facing one or more ailments due to Air Pollution, shows survey

UP: 89 cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Kanpur so far; Total of 89 Zika virus been reported

Indian Railways likely to roll out 3rd rake of Vande Bharat Express by March 2022; shells of 5 VBTs are in final stages of completion; RTI query finds 52 lakh waitlisted passengers denied train travel in 1st 6 months of this FY

Railway board chief discusses more AC rakes, cheaper fares

PM Narendra Modi, senior leaders greet LK Advani on 94th birthday

MEA protests killing of innocent Indian fisherman by Pakistan side; FIR against 10 Pakistan maritime security personnel

French portal Mediapart: French aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation used false invoices to bribe middleman for sale of Rafale jets; Indian agencies did not probe kickback charges

What is the ‘secret deal’ between Modi govt and Finmeccanica, asks Congress

‘Not a desirable position’: SC concerned over states not granting ‘general consent’ to CBI for probe

Uphaar fire tradegy: Delhi court awards 7-year jail terms to real estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal in evidence tampering case

SC agrees to examine plea for legal aid to women who face abuse at matrimonial homes

Mumbai Police tightens security outside Mukesh Ambani’s house Antilia

Lakhimpur Kheri case: SC says pace of investigation not up to expectation, recommends ex-HC judge for monitoring of UP SIT probe; also sought details of all evidence collected, including info from mobile phones of accused, their statements

NCP MP Amol Kolhe to go incommunicado, to review some ‘extreme decisions’

Financial & Business News

3 Indian non-profits selected for $2.5mn funding from Google.org

Nissan, Orix, Zoomcar partner for New Car Subscription Programme, offer Share-Back option which will allow customers to list the vehicle on Zoomcar's short term rental platform

Fitch: Trai may cut 700 Mhz, 3.3-3.6 Ghz base prices expects much awaited 5G spectrum sale in 2022

Nepal Army chief to be conferred with honoury 'General' rank of Indian Army, meet PM Modi during 4-day visit

Auto: Maruti Suzuki to finalise plans for 18,000Cr new Haryana unit by 2021-end with State Govt reducing gross salary cap to Rs 30,000/month in its 75% job reservation policy for locals

Energy: Peak power demand deficit almost wiped out, in 2020-21; India needs to tap hydro resources to achieve 500 GW RE capacity target

Tech giant Microsoft has revealed this week, that it will no longer support OneDrive on Windows 7,8, and 8.1 starting on March 1, 2022

Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Tesla now a quarter of S&P 500 combined market cap

Elon Musk: I’ll sell 10% of Tesla stock based on Twitter poll; Twitter votes Elon Musk should sell 10% of Tesla stock

Adani targets food staples business for expansion

CCI urged to revoke nod to Future’s deal with Amazon

Global Drug Index shows how most countries fail drug policy test

Corona Updates

World: 250,792,989; Active 18,719,032 (7.46%); Recovery 227,006,004 (90.52%); Vaccinated 7.28BN

India 34,366,767; Active 151,527 (0.44%); Recovery 33,754,190 (98.22%); Vaccinated 1.08BN

Needle-Free: Union Govt orders 1cr shots of Zydus Cadila's Covid-19 vaccine at Rs 265/dose for inoculation of those aged 12 years and above; Full dose of Zydus Cadila's Covid vaccine to cost Rs 1,128, double of Covaxin and Covishield

US lifts pandemic travel ban, opens doors to visitors

Singapore currently foots complete Covid-19 medical bills of all Singaporeans, (PRs) and long-term pass holders; Unvaccinated Covid patients to pay their own medical bills if hospitalised

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 250MN, Eastern Europe infections at record levels; daily avg down by 36% over three months, but still infecting 50MN people every 90 days due to Delta variant; Germany agrees for Covid booster shots with rising Intensive Care patients in raging 4th wave

Germany’s seven-day Covid incidence rate rises to record high

US reopens orders 20 months after Covid pandemic struck. Here's all you need to know; UK lifts travel restrictions for WHO-listed vaccines; India's Covaxin recipients to benefit

UK to recognise Covaxin from Nov 22; US welcomes inclusion of Bharat Biotech vaccine in WHO-approved list

SC to hear on Nov 29 a plea seeking disclosure of data on Covid vaccines’ clinical trials

Of the 11,451 new cases, 13,204 recoveries & 266 deaths in last 24 hours in India, Kerala reported 7,124 cases, 7,488 recoveries, and 21 deaths. Meanwhile, the pace of vaccination is expected to pick up again after seeing a slump during Diwali. The Centre said the states have a stock of 16 crore vaccine doses still to be administered. It also revealed that 36% of the population above 18 years have been fully vaccinated.

The European Union's medicines agency on Monday began reviewing Merck's Covid-19 treatment pill so that it can swiftly advise national drug authorities in the 27-nation bloc that want to begin using it before it gets official approval.

Chinese Army provides 3 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses to Nepal Army

Merck ahead of Pfizer in EU talks on Covid-19 pills: EU source

Double vaccination boosted confidence for global travel, say Indians flying to UK, Canada.

China's southwestern city of Chengdu on Monday required visitors at a mega entertainment centre to undergo Covid tests, in the country's second mass screening for the coronavirus at a large venue in days.

Pay your own medical bills if hospitalised due to Covid-19: Singapore government gets tough on people staying unvaccinated.

Singapore is expecting its expert committee on Covid-19 vaccines to make a recommendation on the Pfizer-BioNTech shot for children aged 5 to 11 years old later this month, the country's Health Minister Ong Ye Kung, reported Reuters.

People who receive the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine have antibody levels significantly higher than those infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, says study.

Delhi records 25 Covid-19 cases, zero death in 24 hours. Positivity rate at 0.06%, reports PTI.

In view of the rising Covid cases in Srinagar, there shall be strict corona curfew in five areas for 10 days. (ANI)

Mumbai logs 210 new infections, 5 deaths; active tally at 2,815. (PTI)

The plea has also sought the apex court's declaration that vaccine mandates, even by way of making it a pre-condition for accessing any benefits or services, is a violation of the rights of citizens and is unconstitutional. (PTI)

The plea has sought directions to make public the segregated data of clinical trials for vaccines that are being administered in India under the emergency use authorisation granted by the Drugs Controller General of India.

Japan reported no daily deaths from Covid-19 on Sunday for the first time in 15 months, as infections decline rapidly in the country.

The vaccine is administered using a needle-free applicator as opposed to traditional syringes. The applicator, called "PharmaJet", will be sold at 93 rupees per dose. (Reuters)

The country's drug regulator had in August approved the three-dose shot, ZyCoV-D, for emergency use in adults and children aged 12 years and above.

India to buy 1cr doses of Zydus Cadila's vaccine at about Rs 265 each

The data for Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin for children is under evaluation, the process will take some more time for final approval from DCGI: Sources (ANI)

Govt to start vaccination for kids only after nod to Covaxin

State News

Uttar Pradesh most improved state in Leads 2021 rankings

On pre-poll Kairana visit, Yogi attacks ‘Talibani’ mindset

Withdraw UAPA case against journalist: Women’s Press Corps to Tripura Police

Café-cum-bar owner & manager held in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar for serving hookah, flouting Covid norms

Security guard held for demanding Rs. 30 lakh extortion from businessman in Delhi

Delhi riots: Police can’t have half-trucks to make case against me, says Umar Khalid

Delhi: Cop held for assaulting restaurant owner, ex-police officer in Dwarka

Flood alert sounded across Bhavani river in Erode district after the PWD officials were releasing 8,000 cusecs of water from the dam on Monday evening.

On account of heavy rainfall, CMRL will adopt Sunday timetable. Metro trains will be operated from 5.30am to 11pm with a frequency of 10 minutes.

Puducherry recorded 70mm rainfall and Cheyyur (Chengalpattu district) registered 55mm.

Former Tamil Nadu CM Edapadi K Palaniswamy visits K K Nagar in Chennai on Monday.

Aryan Khan case: Witness makes sensational claims, says 'Rs 18-crore deal fell apart because of viral selfie'

Delhi: BJP plans daily dharna against AAP govt for VAT cut on fuel

Ruling AAP, BJP engage in blame game over frothing in Yamuna

Favourable wind speed brings Delhi’s air pollution level down marginally

Delhi: 5 men arrested at IGI airport for smuggling over 4 kg gold by concealing it in rectum

Police beating reminds Delhi HC of George Floyd’s ‘I can’t breathe’ moment

Mother of two found dead at home near Noida, suicide suspected

Noida: Fraudsters dupe vehicle owners through fake website

Vice-President of Delhi Jal Board Raghav Chadha blames UP, Haryana Goverments for frothing in Yamuna

Delhi Govt makes arrangements at 800 Ghats for ‘Chhath Puja’ celebrations

Venkatesh hosts a tea party for F3 team and co-stars Varun Tej, Tamannaah Bhatia

Samantha Ruth Prabhu is the first South Indian actress to be invited as a speaker at IFFI

Google dedicates doodle to cell biologist Kamal Ranadive’s on her 104th birthday

Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri shut down for devotees due to winters; Badrinath to close on Nov 20

Kollam Junction railway station to get an international standard facelift

Madhya Pradesh: Convict says he was asked to hack mobiles of various VIPs by jail dept, FIR lodged

Bhopal: Fraudster poses as relative, dupes man of Rs. 49,000

Drugs case: SRK’s manager fails to turn up before Mumbai police SIT

‘Severe’ measures under GRAP come into force in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi: Delhi Police has arrested 25-year-old man held for stabbing woman to death

Man who tried to extort Rs. 30 lakh from Rohini businessman arrested

Rape, molestation cases up 20% in Delhi this year

Kuwait News

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Dar Al-Yamanah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah who tendered the resignation of the Government

National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim expressed his gratitude to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah for issuing the Amnesty Decree; which includes those convicted of storming the Assembly building. In a press statement, Al- Ghanim also thanked His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mesha’al Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his unwavering support and the 40 MPs who signed a statement calling on His Highness the Amir to grant amnesty to those convicted in political cases. He said these MPs addressed His Highness the Amir using a language that suits him.

Deputy Chief of the National Guard retired Lieutenant General Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah urged the National Guard departments to cooperate with the state’s regulatory authorities, abide by their instructions, follow the utmost transparency in all transactions and adhere to the legal procedures in force in the National Guard.

*Speaker of the National Assembly: Two Emiri decrees were issued granting

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives Dr. Rasha Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah on the occasion of her receiving the Order of the Star of Italy at the rank of officer

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the ‘Al-Durra’ Domestic Workers Company, Muhammad Al-Olayan, announced requests for domestic workers can now be submitted through the company’s official website.

Chairman of the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry Muhammad Al-Sager all praise for His Highness the Crown Prince for his deep understanding of 60s issue

Ministry of Health may cancel PCR requirement for fully vaccinated travellers

Inflation rate in Kuwait highest among the Gulf countries

The Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) announced a decrease in the number of domestic workers by about 30,000 within a month

Two people were injured after jumping from the second floor of a hotel in Mahboula following the outbreak of a fire.

Kuwait Food Bank on Monday launched a new charitable project, in cooperation with Kuwait Awqaf Public Foundation, to supply free-of-charge cold potable water to workers on site.

Assima Mall, one of the largest malls in Kuwait, opens at the heart of Kuwait City.

Don’t pester relatives of debtors, lawyers told

The Women and Family Committee of Kuwait’s National Assembly has approved a proposal to give monthly salaries to unemployed Kuwaiti mothers

Kuwaiti families spend more, based on the results of a study carried out y the Real Estate Association

No increase in garbage cleaning fees: Kuwaiti Municipality

‘Necessary measures taken to nab robbers’ – ‘losses in millions’

According to the State Audit Bureau report for the 2020/2021 fiscal year, a total of 392 theft related incidents were reported in the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) during the period from 2018 to February 2021

5 domestic labour offices request PAM to cancel their licenses for unknown reasons

Bureau preparing study on ‘suicides’ during Covid-19 crisis in Kuwait

The Minister of Youth launches the strategy of the General Sports Authority for the years 2022-2028 to develop and sponsor sports activity in the country

Kuwaiti Ministry of Health: 25 new cases of corona and no death were reported in the last 24 hours

Speaker of the National Assembly: The regular session of the National Assembly will be adjourned today due to government submitting its resignation

The launch of the first meeting of directors of police academics and security training institutes in the Arab countries, with the participation of the State of Kuwait

The Kuwaiti Red Crescent distributes 4870 school bags to needy families in seven Yemeni governorates

The Kuwaiti embassy in the Netherlands warns of the re-tightening of restrictions to limit the spread of the Corona virus

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation signs a media partnership with the Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha)

Two sports officials: Sports Authority strategy 2028/2022 aims to advance the sports movement at all times

Middle East / Arab News

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses the condemnation and denunciation of the State of Kuwait and in the strongest terms the continued attempts of the Houthi militia to threaten the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The UN envoy to Yemen says that his visit to Taiz governorate comes within the efforts made to reach a political settlement and end the conflict

UNHCR chief: UNHCR has saved millions of lives over 70 years

The Arab League: The delegates to Lebanon sensed with the Lebanese leaders a great interest in the relationship with Saudi Arabia

Islamic Cooperation confirms support for Saudi Arabia’s request to host Expo 2030

The US and Egyptian foreign ministers discuss in Washington the regional situation and bilateral relations

Syria: Israeli aggression injuries two soldiers and causes material losses

Doha: Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani receives a written message from the Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Prince Mohammed in Salman, related to the strong brotherly relations between the two brotherly countries and ways to support and strengthen them and the most prominent regional and international developments

Tehran: Iran calls on the United States of America to give guarantees that no subsequent American administration will withdraw from the nuclear agreement, as happened with the administration of former President Donald Trump in 2018

Jordan warns of the consequences of the decline in international support for refugees and the countries hosting them

Jordan calls for international and international action to prevent the deportation of Jerusalemites Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood

The head of the Kuwaiti and Arab Federations for Electronic Media stresses the importance of unifying the Arab Media identity

Report: 6 Palestinian rights activists hacked y NSO spyware

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

India will host the regional ‘Delhi Security Dialogue’ in Afghanistan

Russia, Central Asia (9 nations) to attend Afghan meet in India on Nov 10; Dinner by NSA Doval, meeting with Modi

After Pakistan, China also skips meet on Afghanistan hosted by India

Delhi security dialogue on Afghanistan to discuss common approach to deal with Afghanistan crisis

Ahmad Massoud in Iran to meet Hazara leader amid Tajikistan’s push for inclusive Taliban Govt

Chief Justice of Pakistan to celebrate Diwali at Hindu temple which was attacked in 2020

Taliban appoint 43 members to government positions in Afghanistan

Taliban victory sparks hopes of peace in rural Afghanistan

Girls schools reopen in Afghan city of Herat, residents say

WHO, UNICEF launch Afghan polio vaccine campaign with Taliban backing

Afghan Minorities Group leaders in India write to Indian government ahead of NSA meeting on Afghanistan

Emaciated children in Kabul hospital point to raising hunger

International News

The President of the United States declares Nov 9, 2021 as World Freedom Day

The World Food Program warns of a humanitarian catastrophe as acute hunger rates reach its peak

China uses fake US aircraft carrier for missile target practice

China’s Communist leaders begin top meet expected to boost Xi

China plenum: What to know about Xi Jinping’s doctrine that could let him rule for life

China builds mock-ups of US navy ships in area used for missile target practice

Putin, CIA chief discuss ‘regional conflicts’: Kremlin

Obama urging governments to action at UN climate summit

“We’re nowhere near where we need to be” on tacking climate change: Barack Obama

Former UN leader Ban Ki-Moon accuses COP26 of ‘failing the world’

Climate justice – and cash – shadow UN talks

Boris Johnson and Priti Patel visit Neasden Temple in London for Diwali

Changing guard at Buckingham Palace: Camila steps up

India, Maldives and Sri Lanka to share intelligence on drug trade, coordinate action against trafficking

China floods: Close to 60 million people affected; 590 reported dead or missing

Sports News

Star India claims India-Pakistan match most viewed T20 game till date; overall reach of 167MN; defines reach as the total number of individuals who viewed the event for at least one minute

This is right time for me to manage workload: Virat Kohli

Rohit Sharma is looking over things for a while now: Virat Kohli hints at his ‘successor’

Rohit Sharma becomes third cricketer to score 3,000 runs in men’s T20Is

Dravid has inherited great team, he can only raise the bar: Shastri

In Rohit Sharma, we have a capable guy, who is ready and waiting in wings: Ravi Shastri

T20 World Cup: This team has over-achieved in last seven years, says Ravi Shastri

T20 World Cup: Players were physically, mentally drained, we didn’t even try as there was no X-factor, says Shastri

Ravi Shastri has raised bar and deserves all praise, says Wasim Jaffer

T20 World Cup: Self-obsession for fitness mantra behind Shoaib Malik’s long innings

Rahul Dravid and Rohit Sharma can take Indian cricket forward: Gautam Gambhir

We didn’t make runs, no other reason: Gavaskar on India’s T20 World Cup debacle

Players should prioritise nation over IPL, responsibility on BCCI to plan better: Kapil Dev

England’s Jason Roy ruled out of T20 World Cup

Sankalp Gupta becomes 71st Grandmaster of India after completing 3rd & final norm at GM Ask 3 round-robin event in Arandjelovac

Novak Djokovic wrapped up end-of-year No 1 ranking after winning Paris Masters; also won 3 of year's 4 Grand Slam

Novak Djokovic’s greatness will be recognised eventually, says Daniil Medvedev

US Open champion Emma Raducanu breaks into World top 20

Emma Raducanu won’t let off-court commitments interfere with training

Serie A: Milan and Inter derby ends in a draw to keep Napoli at the top

Newcastle appoint ex-ournemouth manager Eddie Howe after Bruce exit

Real Sociedad reclaim top spot in La Liga with win at Osasuna

Mancini wants Italy to stay calm ahead of crunch Switzerland clash

Manchester United, Chelsea among clubs in safe-standing trial

Czech manager Silhavy to miss Estonia qualifier due to Covid-19

Xavi Hernandez unveiled as Barcelona coach to fans at Camp Nou

Dolberg to miss Denmark qualifier with ‘surprising’ diabetes diagnosis

West Ham end Liverpool’s unbeaten run as Aston Villa sack manager Dean Smith

Hector Bellerin endures nightmare derby as Sevilla beat 10-man Real Betis

Mourinho raises familiar gripes as Roma slide into crisis

Smith Rowe called up to England squad, Ward-Prowse ruled out

Indian Open polo tournament sees an action-packed finale

New men’s boxing coach Rana wants more counter-attacks, less social media activity from wards

Today’s News (8th Nov 2021, Monday)

Today’s News (8th Nov 2021, Monday)

 by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

T20 WC: India fail to qualify for knockout stage of ICC tournament for 1st time since 2012 as Kiwis beat Afghan by 8 wickets; Shoaib's 18 ball 50 help Pak beat Scots; SF lineup Pak vs Aussies, Eng vs Kiwis (Repeat of WC Final)

30+ States, UTs to use IIT Madras' Data driven model to make roads safer, improve trauma care

Pentagon-cited China village a PLA camp: Arunachal official

TN Chennai rains: More downpours today; MET raises flood alert; Schools/Colleges shut; CM appealed to people to postpone their travel to the state capital by three days in view of the incessant rains; heavy showers predicted for next 2 days

21cm of rain in a night floods several localities of Chennai; Relief camps set up as Smart City Chennai floats on water

Tamil Nadu rains: Four NDRF teams deployed in Thiruvallur, Chengalpattu and Madurai; PM assures CM of Centre’s support

After a six years gap, Chennai sees intense showers in 24-hours

Food packets distributed to residents as well to those railway staff involved in restoration work

IMD: Rainfall in October highest in the month in last 120 years; Kerala received 589.9 mm highest since 1901, more than double of 2020

Cyclonic circulation over north TN, low pressure area likely: IMD

PM meets Delhi man Vidyut Mohan (30 years) whose innovation (small-scale, tractor mountable equipment which can convert tons of agri waste into renewable fuel, fertilisers) can be gamechanger for Air Pollution

BJP not family-run party, will win coming state polls: PM Modi at party national executive

BJP meet: Sitharaman lists out farmer sops, hints at no dilution in agri laws stand

BJP meet: In signal of growing stature, Yogi presents resolution

Will definitely win Bengal one day, BJP workers should be ready for whatever sacrifice it takes: JP Nadda

India at COP26 says its solar energy capacity increased 17 times in 7 years; now at 45 GW; US backs India-UK led solar Green Grids Initiative at COP26

33 Lakh children in India malnourished, 17.7 lakh of them in severe category; Maharashtra, Bihar, Gujarat worst performers

10 more cases of Zika virus takes total infections to 89 in Kanpur; of those recently infected 3 are Air Force personnel, two are women and men each

Chhattisgarh: Naxals abduct 5 villagers, including schoolgirl, in Sukma; Search operations launched; took place in Bater village, located 18 kilometres inside the forest from Konta police station

South Pole Adventure: British Sikh female Army Officer Harpreet Chandi will be travelling 700 miles battling temp of - 50 deg Celsius and wind speeds of up to 60mph

Race against age": 67-year-old's Cyclothon Mohinder Singh Bharaj from Kashmir to Kanyakumari; returning after cycling 3,600 km from Srinagar to Kanyakumari in 12 days

5 years since demonetisation, value of cash in circulation up 64%; value and volume of bank notes in circulation increased by 16.8%, 7.2%, respectively, during 2020-21

Indian fisherman shot dead y Pak, matter being investigated; another injured treated at Gujarat's Okha; Indian Coast Guard rescues fishermen from burning boat off Gujarat coast

India takes serious note of death of Indian fisherman in firing by Pakistan maritime agency

Police constable shot dead by militants in Srinagar in another incident of targeted killing

NCERT has removed a teachers’ manual on the integration of gender non-conforming and transgender children at schools from its website

Supreme Court to hear Lakhimpur Kheri violence matter today in which eight people, including four farmers, were killed in violence during a farmers' protest

30 cops injured in clash at UP jail after inmate dies of Dengue; prisoners allegedly hurled stones at policemen and started a fire in the jail after hearing about the death of an inmate

Financial & Business News

Tatas to take over, operate Air India by Jan 23, 2022

Five years after DeMo, cash at record 14.5% of GDP

Post demonetisation, notes in circulation on rise; so are digital payments

Energy: Andhra rules out VAT cut on fuels; Punjab slashes petrol, diesel prices by Rs 10 & Rs 5; Total tax on petrol down to 50 pc, diesel to 40 pc after duty cuts & by a slightly higher proportion in states that have also cut local sales tax or VAT on the fuel

KCR says no reduction of VAT on petrol, diesel in Telangana; asks Centre to withdraw cess

Kerala CM inaugurates Arippara Hydro Electric Project completed by Cochin International Airport Ltd which will generate 14MN units of electricity in a year

Maruti Suzuki India keeping close watch on commodities' price movement to fix vehicle prices; JLR expects gradual recovery in semiconductor situation to begin in 2nd half FY22

France commits to support India’s defence industrialisation

Short video platform TikTok emerged as the most downloaded non-gaming app worldwide for the month of Oct 2021 with more than 57 million installs. The largest number of installs were from Douyin in China at 17 percent, followed by the US at 11 percent, reports Sensor Tower

Corona Updates

World: 250,447,170; Active 18,687,439 (7.46%); Recovery 226,696,545 (90.52%); Vaccinated 7.25BN

India 34,355,184; Active 153,386 (0.45%); Recovery 33,741,010 (98.21%); Vaccinated 1.08BN

Of the 11,451 new cases, 13,204 recoveries & 266 deaths in last 24 hours, Kerala reported 7,124 cases, 7,488 recoveries, and 21 deaths

India records 11,451 new cases and 266 deaths in last 24 hours

INSACOG: Frequency of new AY.4.2 variant of COVID-19 is less than 0.1% of all VOI/VOC, is too low to be of concern at this time

India begun choosing Covid-19 patients ahead of rollout of 2nd phase of WHO’s solidarity trial to check the efficacy of two drugs Imatinib and Infliximab – on preventing mortality in patients hospitalised

Airlines gear up for travel surge as US reopens to Int'l Voyagers from next week follows 18 months of restrictions for 33 countries

Demand for booster shots grow as soon-to-expire doses pile up

Switzerland recognises Covaxin, UK could be next

UK reports 30,305 new infections on Sunday, reports Reuters citing govt data.

Japan has zero daily Covid-19 deaths for first time in 15 months

India, S Africa ask EU to break deadlock on Covid drugs, vax

Germany has reported 4,782,546 new cases of Covid

Bahraini Ministry of Health records 40 new cases of Corona virus

Proof of vax required as strict mandate takes effect in Los Angeles

Worldwide cases of Covid-19 approaching 250mn, reports Reuters

‘States have 16 cr vaccine doses unutilised

11 Covid patients die in Maharashtra hospital fire

4 new cases take Covid-19 tally of Andamans to 7,664

Gujarat reported 19 new coronavirus positive cases

Tamil Nadu witnessed 850 fresh coronavirus infections with six additional deaths, the health department said on Sunday. (PTI)

Haryana recorded 18 fresh Covid cases

Goa reports 31 new Covid cases, one death in 24 hours

New cases in Diwali week fall to lowest since start of 2nd wave

Sonu Sood helps another Covid survivor in Mumbai, actor Nupoor Alankar feels overwhelmed

State News

No DLitt to Gulzar as Centre’s nod awaited

Waze took huge amounts from bookies: Crime branch

Mumbai: Rane, Raut bicker over Sena’s first LS victory

Mumbai: 2 die in blaze at Kandivli highrise, firemen save 5

Aryan was framed, drug bust pre-planned: Witness to cops

Drug case: Nawab Malik says Wankhede part of ‘Aryan kidnap plot,’ officer denies claim

Drug case: Aryan skips SIT summons, 2 other accused quizzed

Punjab AG hits ack, says Sidhu ‘obstructing’ work

‘Taking BSP leaders in its party will only weaken SP’, says Mayawati

Rahul Gandhi hits out at govt over poverty issue

Hyderabad: 2 arrested for filming woman in trial room

For taking out the victory rally, newly elected BJP MLA Eatala Rajender booked for violating ECI order

New Delhi: Last year’s road accidents were most fatal in 5 years

Delhi-NCR continued to suffer ‘air emergency’ conditions with the air quality staying in the ‘severe’ category for the third day in a row, even as weather conditions changed slightly in favour of dispersion of pollutants

Most private schools set to reopen today in Delhi

Soon, a replica of the Vande Bharat trainset would replace the Fairy Queen Steam locomotive at the Rail Bhavan in the capital. The proposed symbolic move gains importance in view of the government’s focus on the modernisation of Indian Railways and the projection of the indigenous semi-high speed train as the sign of the changing face of the national transporter

Manisha Koirala opens up on her battle with cancer

Husband viewed wife as cash cow, says Delhi HC as it grants divorce to couple

To escape Delhi pollution, people flock to Uttarakhand

Delhi: Amid festive cheer, vaccination drive takes a hit; govt looks to ramp up efforts

Delhi: 5 minors detained, 2 arrested for robbery in Mangolpuri area

Call meet of NCR states to douse farm fires: Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai

Less than 2,000 seats vacant at Delhi University, fifth cutoff likely today

Kuwait News

The Kuwait Cabinet holds an extraordinary meeting

Cabinet: His Highness the Emir of the country honors a lofty initiative, using his constitutional rights to kindly pardon some of the people of Kuwait, who have been sentenced

The State of Kuwait strongly condemns and denounces the attempt to assassinate the Iraqi Prime Minister and stresses its standing and solidarity with brotherly Iraq

The Minister of Information and Culture issues a decision regulating the work of the Higher Committee for State Appreciation and Incentive Awards headed y one of its specialized members

GCC Finance Ministers hold the 114th meeting of the Financial and Economic Cooperation Committee

Excellence Media Award: Launches Award for Media and Electronic Publishing to support and encourage workers in this field and to make their work more quality and creative

Insurance: We are studying initiative from a technical, legal and legislative perspective to establish investment and real estate projects that will benefit retirees

Air ambulance and medical evacuation aircraft have carried out more than 4,500 transfers of patients and injured since its launch in 2015

The conclusion of the final qualifiers for the 24th Kuwait Grand Competition for Memorizing and Reciting the Noble Qur’an, with the attendance rate of more than 70 percent

Kuwait Youth Authority graduates 88 Kuwaiti female engineers within the training program

Ministry of Health: 23 new Corona cases and no deaths during the past 24 hours

Afghanistan & Pakistan News

Afghan rights activist, 3 other women slain; 2 suspects held

Middle East & Arab News

Turkey: More than 27 thousand people suffer from lung cancer annually

The Iraqi Prime Minister vows to pursue those involved in the attempt to assassinate him, and confirms that he knows them well and accused unnamed parties of trying to tamper with Iraq’s security and kidnap him

The Secretary-General of the United Nations strongly condemns the attempt to assassinate the Iraqi Prime Minister

The Yemeni government stresses the need for a balance between humanitarian and economic work

Qatar: The 9th Ajyal Film Festival kicks off with the participation of 85 films from 44 countries

Jordan warns of the consequences of declining international support for refugees and the countries hosting them

Cairo: The Egyptian Ministry of Interior announces the elimination of what it described as the ‘largest and most dangerous’ armed criminal gang formations in the southernmost governorate of Aswan, and states that it consists of 12 ‘extremely dangerous’ criminal elements led by the so-called Hamdi Au Saleh, the fugitive from a death sentence and a number of life sentences and imprisonment

Jeddah: The leadership of the coalition forces to support legitimacy in Yemen confirms the implementation of 29 operations targeting the equipment and elements of the terrorist Houthi militia in Al-Jua and Al-Kasara in the Yemeni governorate of Ma’ri, and confirms that they include the destruction of 17 military vehicles and the killing of 138 militia members

International News

Changing Guard at Buckingham Palace: Camilla steps up amid Queen Elizabeth's health scare

6 workers died, 2 in 'Critical Condition’ after a methane explosion at an Arcelor Mittal mine in Kazakhstan

1000s of protesters marched in Scotland's Glasgow to demand bolder action at UN climate conference

Massive 19-metre-long Whale dies after getting stranded at the northern port of Calais In Northern France

A capsule carrying four astronauts home will leave ISS today blaming high winds at the landing site for the delay

China engages in biological activities with potential dual-use applications: Pentagon

Sports News

T20 WC: Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri aim to sign off on a high as flawed campaign ends for India

Cricketing giants India exited the Twenty 20 World Cup after New Zealand beat Afghanistan to book the second semi-final berth from Group 2

Knocked out of T20 WC, time for India to take fresh guard?

Rashid Khan reaches 400 wickets in T20 Cricket, does so in 289 matches; Only 3 others Bravo (who has crossed 500 wickets), Imran Tahir & Sunil Narine crossed 400-wicket mark in T20 cricket

Bhaskar Bhatt set to e Women's Boxing Head Coach; Lovlina Borgohain to get direct entry to World Championships

MotoGP: Francesco Bagnaia wins Algarve GP as Ducati's ags Constructors' Championship

Serie A: Milan and Inter derby ends in a draw to keep Napoli at the top

Today’s News (7th Nov 2021, Sunday)

Today’s News (7th Nov 2021, Sunday)

   by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

T20 WC: Vintage David Warner seals 8-wicket for Aussies thrashing of West Indies; England in semis despite 10 run loss against South Africa, Eng, Australia, Pak in last four; Ind, Kiwis, Afg fight for 1 place

3,000 baby river turtles native to Amazon rainforest were released into a Peruvian river after hatching from eggs kept on artificial beaches as part of a conservation effort

Zojila Pass, connecting Ladakh to Srinagar, world's 2nd coldest road, reopens for vehicular movement; Zojila tunnel between Baltal and Minamarg under construction once completed, the tunnel will provide all-year connectivity between Leh and Srinagar

Srinagar airport declared as 'Major Airport' under Sub-Section (i) of Section 2 of the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India Act, 2008 (No.27 of 2008)

Cruise Drug Case: Witness tells Mumbai Police that Oct 2 was pre-planned; Aryan Khan was framed by certain individuals in order to make money

BSF Jawans foil smuggling bid along Indo-Bangladesh border, rescue 70 birds (Love birds& parrots); smugglers apprehended along the Indo-Bangla border in North 24 Parganas

One dead after fire breaks out in Mumbai High-rise, four fire tenders on spot; fire started in a flat on the 14th floor of `Hawsa Heritage' on Mathuradas Road

Ahmednagar Hospital Fire: Smoke, cries & panic filled the ICU; Toll rises to 11; Govt forms inquiry panel to probe

Suspected crude bomb recovered near an under-construction site in Khulicherra area (Assam-Mizoram border), additional forces deployed

Heavy rainfall forecast along with strong winds of speed 30 to 40 kmph over Maharashtra Districts for 2 days; Yellow Alert Issued in Pune, Nashik

Tripura Police serves notices to 102 persons under UAPA; Issues notices to Twitter, FB, YouTube; names of the persons who have been charged were not disclosed

Sachin Waze was given list of bar owners, told to collect money at behest of Anil Deshmukh: ED

Kolkata: Actor-turned-BJP leader Joy Banerjee said he has decided to resign from the primary membership of the party, after having ‘faced neglect’ in the recent years

Dilip Ghosh asks Tathagata Roy, former Meghalaya governor, to leave BJP if he was upset with its style of functioning

Climate protestors throng Glasgow streets, demand faster action from world leaders

Key India concern on climate finance part of $100 billion delivery plan: COP26 president Alok Sharma

Archaeologists unearth room shedding light on slave life in ancient Pompeii

Financial & Business News

India ready to move into next orbit of growth: SBI chief

Indusind Bank says whistleblower claims baseless; gave 84,000 loans sans client consent in May; Tech glitch led to disbursal of loans sans customer consent

Auto: Ratings agency Acuite Ratings and Research said commercial vehicle volumes are set to pick up with the ongoing economic revival; Citroen India silently revised the prices of the C5 Aircross mid-size SUV. now priced from ₹ 31.30 lakh

Polished diamond prices will go up as supplies will get squeezed at a time when there is robust global demand with Surat in long vacation mode (no cutting & polishing units for 21 days)

World’s top wind turbine makers expect another difficult year over surging commodity prices, supply-chain headwinds that are set to last into next year

After Evergrande, another Chinese real estate developer Kaisa at risk of default escalating fears of further problems in the country's embattled property sector

Elon Musk asked his 62.5 million followers on Twitter in a poll if he should sell 10% of his Tesla stock

Elon Musk’s Starlink to explore collaboration with Indian telcos for broadband

Broadcasters propose hike in channel rates; SC to decide

Ola starts grocery delivery service through dark stores

Corona Updates

World: 250,269,665; Active 18,665,676 (7.46%); Recovery 226,543,867 (90.52%); Vaccinated 7.23BN

India 34,354,966; Active 153,253 (0.45%); Recovery 33,740,926 (98.21%); Vaccinated 1.08BN

Union Health Ministry: 11 crore of 60 plus get first jab, total coverage tops 108 crore; only 6,78,27,591 people in 60+ age group have been administered with both the doses

Lakshadweep to become First in India to achieve full Covid-19 vaccination coverage; Goa aims to achieve full anti-Covid vaccination target with second dose by Nov 15

Moderna shares plummeted as it announced it would be able to supply only 700MN - 800MN doses this year, down from 800MN - 1BN doses; over delays in filling vials, delivering in international markets

Bahrain records 30 new cases of Corona virus

China has given 75.96% of population complete Covid-19 vaccine doses

Telangana sees 164 new Covid cases, 1 more death

State News

After Telangana high court jolt, cops scramble to clear 6,000-vehicle pile-up

BJP to make Eatala Rajender Telangana unit working president

Telangana: High on Huzurabad win, BJP plans protest rallies

Hyderabad: GHMC demolishes unauthorised structures at Gopanpally Thanda

Telangana: Lorry owners seek cheaper diesel, threaten to go on strike

Air pollution behind 10% of eye problems in Hyderabad

Man poses as IPS officer to cheat girl, held

Kuwait News

Under the patronage of His Highness the Crown Prince, Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the second annual Grand Prix shooting tournament of His Highness the Crown Prince has been concluded

The State of Kuwait condemns and denounces continued attempts of the Houthi militia to threaten the security of Saudi Arabia by targeting the cities of Jizan and Khamis Mushait with two drones

Kuwaiti Saqr Al Mulla wins membership of the advisory board of the International Gymnastics Federation

The Ministry of Interior has completed about 4 million transactions since the launch of Online service

Kuwait wins 10 medals at the end of the Abu Dhai International Triathlon Championship

Kuwaiti Ministry of Health: 28 new cases of Corona virus and no deaths recorded in the last 24 hours

Credit Bank: The bank’s five-year strategy was based on 5 goals to improve institutional work

MP Mehalhal Al-Mudaf submitted a proposal to suspend the issuance of entry visas for expatriate engineers, accountants and legal workers. He said other professions can be added later, depending on the foreign manpower situation in such fields.

Kuwait Fire Force (KFF) said Friday its teams managed to get under control a huge fire at a 4,000 sq.m. basement of a store in Al-Mubarakiya marketplace.

The Commercial Arbitration Center for the Gulf States presents initiatives to quality arbitrators in the Gulf Cooperation Council countries

Gulf Cooperation Council Commercial Arbitration Center (GCCCAC) is offering a pioneering initiative to qualify specialized arbitrators in adjudicating commercial disputes. The training period is from 8 November until 29 December 2021.

The Minors Affairs Authority makes 13 million dinars in profits after exiting one of its local investments

The Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Issa Al-Kandari issued Ministerial Resolution number 122 of 2021 canceling Article Two of Ministerial Resolution number 69 of 2020 in order to allow lectures, cultural activities and Quran recitation sessions in mosques

A British expat was referred to the police station for violating religious sentiments. A Kuwaiti citizen reported to the police station when he saw a British woman in a private hospital tattooed verses from the Quran on her leg. A case for violating religious sanctity has been registered against her.

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior announced, the coordination and joint cooperation between the Kuwaiti General Administration for Drug Control and the General Directorate for Drug Control in Saudi Arabia resulted in the thwarting of the smuggling of more than 1,700 million narcotic tablets (Captagon) hidden inside a container of spices and legumes

Two Nigerian immigration officers arrived in Kuwait in July and collected data for those wishing to renew their passports as Nigerian embassy in Kuwait stopped renewing passports since the start of the “Corona” pandemic

Some people tend to believe that the forgery of patients documents is a simple administrative violation, but according to 80 percent of court verdicts these offences are considered serious offense and those convicted can face imprisonment and/or monetary fines.

The cost for the private health insurance for expatriates who have reached 60 years of age without university degrees will be approximately 500 dinars. There are six companies authorized to provide health insurance for these categories, which includes Kuwait Insurance Co, Gulf Insurance Group, Al Ahlia Insurance, Warba Insurance, Al Oula Takaful Insurance, and Wethaq Takaful Insurance. Currently the Ministry of Health now receives 50 dinars annually, as health insurance, from all expatriates. Whether this 50 KD also need to be paid by those above 60 years are not yet clear.

Two jurists have criticized the decision issued by the Public Authority for Manpower to impose a 500 dinars fee in addition to private health insurance on residents aged 60 years who do not have a university qualification, stressing that the decision clearly seen as ‘unconstitutional’ and issued in violation of international treaties and covenants in the field of human rights to which Kuwait is a signatory.

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry will cancel the decision No 67/2020 which was issued in March 2020 to regulate the sale of food products to consumers to prevent the arbitrary increase in the cost of these products following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic when the borders of countries remained closed to prevent the spread of infection and as a result there was fear of food commodities becoming scarce

A Syrian expatriate motorist in Kuwait was shot at by another motorist following a road accident involving them; Kuwait has recently seen a series of violent incidents in public, some of which culminated in murders.

A Jordanian expat has reportedly killed a Bangladeshi citizen in Kuwait following a financial dispute that developed into a fight.

The Audit Bureau report for 2020/2021 shows from Jan 2018 to February 2021 the Kuwait Oil Company has reported 392 theft incidents.

Kuwait remains among strongest Sovereign countries: Fitch Ratings

A Covid-19 positive case has been reported at an event held at the Embassy auditorium on November 6, 2021. Embassy of India, in a press release, advised all those who have come into contact with anyone who attended the event to take all Covid-19 related precautions.

Kuwait’s Ministry of Interior declared on Saturday resuming issuance of entry visas and allowing family union according to standing rules.

The decision to ban the delivery bikes on highways will be in force starting from Sunday, November 7th.

Arab News

King of Morocco: The Moroccanness of the Sahara is an undisputed fact, and we expect bolder and clearer stances from our partners

The Foreign Ministers of Algeria and Italy dismiss the political and security situation in Libya

A delegation from the Arab League arrives in Khartoum with the aim of converging views and reaching a solution to the current crisis in Sudan

The Arab Planning Institute signs a memorandum of understanding with the Arab Trainers Union to enhance cooperation

The Yemeni president expresses his aspiration for international pressure on the Houthi militia to stop targeting civilians and delinquency for peace

The leadership of the coalition forces to support legitimacy in Yemen announces the interception and shooting down of a booby-trapped plane launched by the terrorist Houthi militia towards Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia

The leadership of the coalition forces to support legitimacy in Yemen announces the implementation of 32 operations targeting the mechanisms and elements of the terrorist Houthi militia in the cities of Al-Bayda, Serwah and Al-Jawf governorate in Yemen, and says that they included the destruction of 14 military vehicles and the killing of 157 Houthi militia members

Erbil: The Security Media Cell of the Iraqi joint Operations Command announces the raid of tunnels belonging to the remnants of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in Nineveh Governorate and its center is Mosul, and finding a group of missiles and explosive belts

Tunisia: Libyan President Council spokeswoman Najwa Wahiba announces that the Council has suspended the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Najla Al-Manqoush, from work and referred her to the investigation, as well as preventing her from travelling, due to “Al-Manqouche is alone in foreign policy without coordination with the Council in violation of the political agreement

International News

Iraq Prime Minister unhurt after drone attack that targeted Kadhimi's residence in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone. It provided no further detail

Key CPC conclave next week set to endorse unprecedented 3rd Term for Xi Jinping

North Korean mechanized troops held an artillery fire competition over the weekend as part of efforts to boost the country's defence capabilities

21 Brazil Scientists refuse Medals (National Order of Scientific Merit for contribution in Science & Tech) in row with Jair Bolsonaro

US: 8 dead in stampede during the opening night of the Astroworld music festival, 11 hospitalised with cardiac arrest

Germany: Reports are coming in of several people sustaining injuries in a knife attack on a high-speed train; One man arrested at train station in Seubersdorf, where the train is currently stopped

Pak PM removes ban on radical group Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan succumbing to the hardline Islamists to end the deadly anti-Govt agitation

Pompeii archaeologists unearthed the remains of a "slave room" at a Roman villa destroyed by Mount Vesuvius' eruption nearly 2,000 years ago in Italy's Pompeii

99 killed, 100 injured in the capital of Sierra Leone when a fuel tanker exploded following a collision

Berlin: German police say that a knife attack occurred on a train between two cities in the southern state of Bavaria, injuring 3 passengers, and indicated that hundreds of passengers were evacuated from the train while still investigating the circumstances of the accident

Washington: At least eight people were killed and others injured in a stampede at the opening of the Astroworld Music Festival in Houston, Texas

Sports News

Akash Kumar’s success will motivate younger boxers to excel, says PM Modi

Boxer Arundhati Choudhary demands trial against Olympic bronze medallist Lovlina Borogohain

Kagiso Rabada becomes first South African and 4th bowler to pick up T20 World Cup hat-trick

ICC congratulates West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo for a fine career

It’s end of a generation for West Indies cricket, admits Kieron Pollard

Gayle appears to have played his last T20I for West Indies, fraternity hails format’s Bradman

BBC drops former England captain Michael Vaughan from radio show amid racism allegations

T20 WC: New Zealand, Afghanistan clash in match that will decide India’s semifinal chances

Tarak Sinha, one of the India’s most respected cricket coaches, dies; BCCI expresses grief at Tarak Sinha’s demise

A rare coach who gave dozens of Test cricketers to India: Virender Sehwag condoles Tarak Sinha’s demise

Rishabh Pant, Sehwag and others mourn death of noted coach Tarak Sinha

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Ruturaj slams third consecutive half-century as Maharashtra beat Odisha; TN edge past Pondicherry by 1 run

WBBL: Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues star for Melbourne Renegades

Xavi Hernandez back at Barcelona, named head coach until 2024

Paris Saint-Germain defeats ordeaux 3-2 in the French League 1

Rayo defeats 2-1 Real Madrid take the top of the Spanish League

Wroclaw (Poland): India’s young shooting ace Saurah Chaudhary wins silver in 10m air pistol event of the ISSF President’s Cup

Manu Bhaker and Javad Foroughi win air pistol mixed team gold in President’s Cup

Djokovic crowned season-ending world number one for record seventh time

Naomi Osaka ‘back’ on tennis court two months after tearful exit

Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev reach Paris Masters Semifinals

Today’s News (6th Nov 2021, Saturday)

Today’s News (6th Nov 2021, Saturday)

                                                                                                                                                                                       by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

 

Headlines

T20 World Cup, India vs Scotland: India rout Scotland by 8 wickets to stay alive in semifinal race

ICC T20 World Cup: New Zealand vs Namibia: New Zealand stay on course for semifinal berth with big win over Namibia

It's our future and we don't have a seat at the table, say youngsters at COP26 climate summit; young people attending in unprecedented numbers. However, nearly all of them are there only as observers

UP: 30 more people test positive for Zika virus in Kanpur, tally rises to 66; Of those infected, 45 are men and 21 women

Navy Chiefs of 12 countries from the Indian Ocean Region will participate in the Indian Navy's 3-day-long maritime conclave in Goa

Baseless': Reliance Junks Media Report on Mukesh Ambani relocating to London with family following their acquisition of 300acre Stoke Park estate there

Sameer Wankhede removed as Lead Officer from Aryan Khan Probe, 5 more cases; IPS officer Sanjay Kumar Singh will now investigate Aryan Khan drugs case + 5 cases from Mumbai Zone

TN, Pondy: Cracker-laden scooter bursts into flames, father, son killed, 3 other sustain injuries; injured admitted in JIPMER

UP: Angered over kids fighting during cricket match, 60 year old Ashutosh Tripathi throws acid on two women and a teenage girl; Injured admitted to hospital and are out of danger

90% beneficiaries of One Nation One Ration Card scheme in Delhi in last 3 months were from UP, Bihar

BJP leader and former minister Manish Grover tendered an apology after protesting farmers held him hostage inside a temple in Haryana's Rohtak

Four hurt as vehicles pile-up on Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Gr Noida due to smog

India to host NSA-level meet on Afghan on Nov 10, Russia and Iran among other nations, will be in attendance

Madras HC’s Vanniyar quota verdict emphase sub-quotas need to be backed by quantifiable data

Terrorists flee after brief gunfight with security forces in SKIMS hospital in Srinagar

Two Indian Army officers receive Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award

PM Modi inaugurates infra projects worth Rs. 130 cr at Kedarnath; says places of faith are now viewed with pride

JP Nadda chairs meeting of BJP leaders to discuss preparations of national executive meet on Nov 7

Windshielf of BJP MP’s car smashed during farmers’ protest in Haryana

SKM asks citizens to light a lamp to honour farmers killed during protest

Sidhu vs Channi? Sidhu takes back resignation; Punjab Congress chief sets new conditions to resume work

Digvijay Singh isn’t aware that civilians can don army uniform as a mark of honour: BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya

BJP slams opposition parties for not reducing VAT on petrol, diesel in states ruled by them

Aryan Khan drug: The spotlight has shifted to NCB top cop Sameer Wankhede’s clothes, lifestyle

Aryan Khan reaches NCB office to mark attendance as part of bail condition in drugs case

Aryan Khan case: Sameer Wankhede shifted, Sanjay Singh of NCB’s Delhi team to take over probe, NCB forms Special Investigation Team (SIT)

Directors can’t be booked just because firm violated law: SC

Ambanis have no plan to relocate to London: RIL

Builder can’t force buyer to take possession of incomplete flat: NCDRC

Financial & Business News

Tata Steel BSL first company to export LD slag (by-product of manufacturing the metal) to Bangladesh for cement making

Amazon, Apple, Mahindra join First Movers Coalition to drive zero-carbon tech demand; launched at the COP26 Summit being held in Glasgow

NCLT approves GAIL buying IL&FS's 26% stake in ONGC Tripura Power Company (OTPC), a SPV for setting up of a 726.6 MW combined cycle gas turbine thermal power plant at Palatana, Tripura

DoT fixes Dec 2022 deadline for internet service providers to customise their network as well as change modem, routers at customer premise for the services as per IP address, IPv6

Ola started piloting a quick delivery service for items like grocery, personal care and pet care products in Bengaluru

Bezos wishes success to Musk as SpaceX gets court's approval to build $2.9BN lunar lander which will be used under Artemis mission to land humans back on the moon

New Zealand PM says trade won’t trump China rights concerns

Google’s parent Alphabet launches company to discover drugs using AI

For first time in J&K, Modi govt promoting agri start-ups for youth: Union Minister Jitendra Singh

Petrol price further cut by Rs. 8, diesel by Rs. 9 in BJP-ruled states

ATM co AGS Transact Technologies, betting on cash-recycling machines, files papers for Rs. 800cr IPO

Govt to use revenue surge to fund welfare drives, not beat fiscal deficit target: Sources

Uber Q3 loss widens on investment losses, revenue up 72%

Elon Musk’s Starlink to explore collaboration with Indian telcos for broadband

One Hour Bazaar raises funds for online grocery delivery services business

Novo Nordisk may raise sales target of obesity drug after stellar demand

Yahoo Inc is leaving the China market, suspending its services there, amid what it says is an “increasingly challenging” business and legal environment

Inflation at 13-year high in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) area

Asian markets struggle to track Wall Street rally, eyes on US jobs

No proposal to extend free ration scheme PMGKAY beyond November 30: Food secretary

Finance ministry invites suggestions on taxation from industry and trade bodies

Forex reserves increase $1.9 billion to $642 billion

Amitabh Bachchan’s NFT Series Records India’s Highest-Ever NFT Bids at Nearly $1MN; Madhushala” poem recital, recorded in the superstar’s own voice, which crossed a total of 5.5Cr (Highest)

Happiest Minds aims to lower revenue dependency on US to below 65% in few years

22 states / UTs so far have reduced VAT on petrol, diesel: Centre

I-T dept unearths Rs. 200 crore unaccounted income in raids on Punjab, J&K dry fruit companies

Reduction of VAT on petrol prices a poll strategy: Shiv Sena

Corona Updates

World: 249,821,103; Active 18,597,137 (7.44%); Recovery 226,170,721 (90.53%); Vaccinated 7.19BN

India 34,344,087; Active 154,896 (0.45%); Recovery 33,728,923 (98.21%); Vaccinated 1.08BN

WHO: Europe saw more than 50% jump in Covid-19 cases last month, making it pandemic epicentre

Chinese journalist Zhang Zhan jailed for Wuhan Covid coverage 'close to death' after hunger strike; she questioned the authorities' handling of the outbreak in her smartphone videos

Close to achieving 100% single vaccine dose feat, Mumbai struggles to track Refuseniks in slums

Novavax files for emergency use listing of Covid-19 vaccine with WHO; earlier they said received EUA for Covid-19 vaccine in Indonesia

India reported 12,729 new Coronavirus cases and 221 deaths

More than 116.5 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses provided to states and Union Territories so far, says Health Ministry; 15.54Cr balance and unutilised Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with them

Canada yet to recognise Covaxin even after WHO nod

Pfizer said that its experimental antiviral pill for Covid-19 cut rates of hospitalization, death by 90%

Vaccine mandates are working in US, but are still divisive

The United States is steadily chipping away at vaccine hesitancy and driving down Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations to the point that schools, governments and corporations are lifting mask restrictions yet again.

11 states file suit against Joe Biden’s business vaccine mandate

The United States has secured millions of doses of Pfizer Inc's experimental antiviral pill for Covid-19 in case it turns out to be an effective treatment: President Joe Biden

Guyana approves India-made Covaxin for travel

Russia records 40,735 new Covid-19 cases, slight increase in collective immunity

Bahrain records 28 new cases of Corona virus

Pakistan records 515 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

Researchers detect SARS-CoV-2 variant in dogs, cats with suspected myocarditis

Assam reports 239 new Covid-19 cases and 5 deaths over 24 hours. (ANI)

Maharashtra reports 802 new cases in 24 hours, the lowest daily count since May 2, 2020; and 17 fresh fatalities.

Delhi records zero Covid-19 deaths, 32 fresh infections over 24 hours, positivity rate rises to 0.14%. (ANI)

The Delhi Cabinet on Friday approved a budget of Rs 1,544 crore under the Emergency Covid-19 Response Package to bolster health systems in order to be prepared for a possible third wave, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said. (PTI)

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma Friday asked authorities to achieve 100% Covid vaccination before Christmas year end

Bharat Biotech's US partner Ocugen files EUA request with FDA for paediatric use of Covaxin

West Bengal reports 763 new cases and 13 deaths over 24 hours.

It's a proud moment for our country. We've got approval for a made in India vaccine. Earlier India was a vaccine manufacturing hub but in the last 18 months, we've shown that we can do a lot of high-quality research also: Dr Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director on Covaxin approval by WHO. (ANI)

Mumbai reports 238 new Covid-19 cases and 4 deaths over 24 hours.

Kerala reports 6,580 new Covid-19 cases and 46 deaths over 24 hours. (ANI)

Karnataka reports 214 new Covid-19 cases and 7 deaths over 24 hours. (ANI)

MP govt plans 100% vaccination coverage by year end through mega drives on four days. (PTI); The vaccination mega drives in MP will be conducted on Nov 10, 17, 24 and Dec 4. This will be in addition to the regular vaccination programmes conducted throughout the week. (PTI)

The Madhya Pradesh government is scheduled to conduct the first mega inoculation drive on November 10.

Karnataka comes up with solution for flyers testing positive post-Covid recovery

Telangana reports 151 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

State News

Home Minister Amit Shah wished people on Govardhan Puja

Govardhan Puja in Durg: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel getting whipped

BJP’s Eatala Rajender should tell people what he will bring from Centre for Huzurabad: V Hanumanth Rao, former Congress MP

Diwali 2021: Despite ban, crackers make their presence felt in Delhi; air quality ‘hazardous’

Trolls attack Farhan Akhtar for taking part in Diwali puja with girlfriend Shibani Dandekar

‘I’m a woman, I can fight’: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra aims to revive Congress

Tribal students from remote villages of Maharashtra clear NEET

9 of Top 10 JEE(A) rankers, 58 of top 100 choose IIT-B, Delhi distant 2nd

CBSE to evaluate OMR-sheets on exam day, at centres

Loss of tropical tree cover causes more CO2 release than India overall

Karnataka: LKG, UKG classes set to reopen from Nov 8

Pawan Kalyan sends special Diwali hampers to his directors

93-year-old Varadarajan Gopal, a retired DCP from Chennai, father of Telugu actor Rajasekhar passed away, body will be flown to Chennai

Shah Rukh Khan is reportedly being wooed by several international media outlets for a tell-all interview on his son Aryan Khan’s recent drug-case

Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor deletes anti-crackers tweets after netizens share a picture of his father Anil Kapoor bursting crackers

Hyderabad: Two died after stone splinters hit their head, while busting crackers

A man and his 7-year-old son were killed as fireworks they were carrying on a bike exploded on the way. The fireworks exploded accidentally when the duo reached Kottakuppam in Villupuram district. The man had bought two bags of country fireworks from Ariyankuppam that is known for its cheap fireworks, and was heading to his in-laws' place. The massive accident was caught on CCTV.

Kuwait News

His Highness, the Crown Prince, Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, includes under his patronage tomorrow, His Highness’s second annual Grand Shooting Championship

Kuwaiti shooter Al-Shammaa wins the gold medal for skeets shooting in the shooting championship of His Highness the Crown Prince

The Kuwait Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020 employs modern technologies to present the vision of New Kuwait 2035

Firefighting teams controlled a fire in the basement of Mubarakiya markets, but no injuries were reported

Interior Ministry: Thwarting the smuggling of 1,700 million Captagon tablets to Saudi Arabia, with joint cooperation between the Kuwaiti and Saudi Narcotics Control

National Culture congratulates Kuwaiti poets who won the Katara Prize for the Poet of the Holy Prophet

Agriculture Authority: Supporting Kuwaiti agricultural products is a national duty to achieve more food security

Kuwaitis Al-Bashir and Al-Shatti win third place in the Qatar Baja Desert Championship

25 new cases of Corona and no deaths recording during the past 24 hours

The Board of Directors of the Public Authority for Manpower PAM decided to form a committee to review the fees for all work permit related services and renewal.

Temperature to drop at night time from this week

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

Protests continue after corpse found at Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) lawmaker's farmhouse in Karachi’s Malir

International News

Russian diplomat found dead outside embassy in Berlin

UN, UK vow to push youth climate demands at COP26 summit

UN agency evacuates 172 Nigeriens from troubled Libya

Big boost needed in climate adaptation: UNEP on releasing Adaptation Gap Report

UN rights chief calls for Sudan military to step back; UN rights body opens urgent session in wake of Sudan’s coup

US State Department advises all US citizens to leave Ethiopia as soon as possible

The United States expresses its deep concern about the escalation of violence in Ethiopia

US. Russia, China having meaningful talks: US climate envoy John Kerry

China taking incremental, tactical actions to press claims along frontier with India: Pentagon

Japan, Germany expand military ties as German warship visits

South Korea’s conservative former top prosecutor, who has called for a stronger US security guarantee to neutralize North Korea nuclear threats, won the main opposition party’s hotly contested nomination for next March’s presidential election on Friday

Vatican confirms papal trip to Greece, Cyprus in December

Flash floods in Bosnia prompt evacuations, school closures

COP26 braces for youth protests after vague emissions pledges

Greta Thunberg brands UN climate summit ‘a failure’

Mexico announces its biggest seizure of pure fentanyl

Death toll from landslide in Colombia rises to 17

Poland accuses Belarus of more border ‘provocations’ amid migrant crisis

Baghdad clashes hurt 30 as Iran-aligned parties dispute Iraq vote results

Iran says has enriched over 210 kilograms of uranium to 20%

Turkey calls for immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia

The Coalition to Support Legitimacy announces the interception of a booby-trapped plane targeting Khamis Mushait in southern Saudi Arabia

The US Secretary of State announces a virtual ministerial meeting next Wednesday to discuss Corona developments

France: Presidential and legislative elections are essential to the stability of Libya

UNAMI calls for restraint and peace in Baghdad protests

Istanbul: The Turkish authorities close the Bosphorus Strait to shops transiting in both directives, after the prevailing fog reduced visibility

Tokyo: South Korea says it will continue to communicate with members of the Security Council on a proposal put forward by China and Russia again to the Council to ease sanctions imposed on North Korea

The price of the OPEC basket of crudes fell to $81.42 a barrel compared to $81.58 the previous day

'2 Weeks of Celebration and Blah, Blah, Blah': Greta Thunberg calls COP26 'A Failure'

Iran’s atomic agency said its stockpile of 20% enriched uranium has reached over 210KGs, the latest provocative move ahead of upcoming nuclear talks with the West

Sports News

T20 WC: India hammer Scotland, push NRR ahead of Afghan & Kiwis in race to SF; Bumrah goes past Chahal to become India's highest wicket-taker (64) in T20Is; Kiwis stay on course for Semifinal Berth with big win over Namibia

Jasprit Bumrah becomes India’s leading wicket-taken in men’s T20Is

Wish we had couple of good overs against Pakistan and New Zealand but glad to get our mojo back: Virat Kohli

Death overs didn’t go as per plan, hoping to nail that against India, says skipper

Former cricketers feel Virat Kohli should have announced decision to quit T20I captaincy after the World Cup

Unfair to judge us on two ad games: Ravindra Jadeja

Eoin Morgan wants England to tackle racism ‘head on’

A win against the West Indies may not be enough to send Australia into the T20 World Cup semifinals but skipper Aaron Finch feels it is best to focus on the job at hand as worrying about results of other teams clouds one’s vision and judgement

Going to India and winning Tests one of world cricket’s greatest challenges, says New Zealand coach Gary Stead

India vs New Zealand: NZ to train in Kolkata ahead of Kanpur Test

India to play three Tests in South Africa

We can’t be happy playing few Super 12 games, reckons Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer

Yorkshire County Cricket Club chairman Roger Hutton resigns over cricket racism row y former player Azeem Rafiq, the BBC reported on Friday

Michael Vaughan reveals he was named in Azeem Rafiq racism investigation report, denies accusation

Mumbai fly in Solanki, Patil after they recover from Covid-19, to Guwahati for the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Second straight loss for Chandigarh in Mushtaq Ali T20; Bengal clinch a thriller vs Baroda

Andhra Pradesh Cricket Association (ACA) ombudsman Justice (retd) G Krishna Mohan Reddy, strips secretary Durgaprasad of his post

Lens defeated Troyes by 4-0 clean goals in the French Football League

Nathan Blagg, 21, Chelsea fan who posted anti-Semitic and racist tweets aimed at fans of rival club Tottenham, including photos of Auschwitz and a man doing a Nazi salute, was jailed for eight weeks

Harry Kane says Tottenham’s appointment of Antonia Conte to replace the sacked Nuno Espirito Santo shows ‘great ambition’ from the Premier League Club

Artera ‘privileged’ to reach 100 games for Arsenal

Manchester United lean on Cristiano Ronaldo to prove Manchester City’s missed opportunity

Odisha FC announce strategic partnership with Brazil’s Avai FC

Julian Brandt and Julian Draxier were given the chance to boost their hopes of playing at next year’s World Cup after being recalled by Germany for forthcoming qualifiers

Injured Lionel Messi misses out for Paris Saint-Germain again

Hazard ‘not happy’ but staying professional, says Ancelotti

Juventus can’t afford to relax despite Zenit win, says Allegri

Injured Lukaku out of Belgium World Cup qualifiers

Solskjaer rues Varane absence, LIndelof doubt for Manchester derby

Liverpool’s Firmino faces spell out with serious hamstring injury

Al Sadd agree to release Xavi Hernandez ahead of Barcelona switch

Hylo Open: Kidambi Srikanth cruises to semifinal with hard fought win; Sikki-Ashwini ousted

Two Chinese badminton players banned for match-fixing, betting

Novak Djokovic reaches Paris Masters Semis, Hubert Hurkacz books ATP Finals berth

Today’s News (5th Nov 2021, Friday)

Today’s News (5th Nov 2021, Friday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

T20 WC: Sri Lanka eliminate defending champions West Indies; chasing 190 settled at 169; leaves Australia and South Africa to fight for the final semi-final spot; Adam Zampa takes five as Australia hammer Bangladesh

Diwali Day Act introduced in US Congress to declare festival of lights as federal holiday

UK minister Rishi Sunak released new Gandhi commemorative coin to mark Diwali

PM Modi celebrates Diwali with soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera

Political leaders including US President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, other prominent personalities greet Indians on Diwali

Diwali bonanza: After Centre, several states announce additional cut in fuel prices

India, Pakistan Armies exchange sweets along LoC on Diwali as a gesture for promoting peace, harmony

Surgical strike showed Army’s capabilities: PM

PM Modi unveils 12-foot statue of Adi Guru Shankaracharya in Kedarnath

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday offered prayers at Kedarnath shrine, After offering prayers at the temple, Prime Minister unveiled a 12-foot statue of the seer at the temple premises. He also reviewed the ongoing construction works.

India requests Pakistan to let Srinagar-Sharjah flight use its airspace keeping in mind larger interest of common people

Developing countries may need $300 billion annually by 2030 for adapting to face climate change

Global CO2 emissions set to rebound this year to pre-Covid levels

International Energy Forum commends India on net zero goal

Ailing West Bengal cabinet senior, 1970s’ ‘Young Turk’ Subrata Mukherjee passes away

Uttar Pradesh: 55 new Zika virus cases reported in Kanpur, total tally rises to 66; 2nd round screening begins

Assam CM: 3 more bridges will be constructed to address the connectivity issue of the people living along the south and north bank of the Brahmaputra river

9 people killed, 7 admitted after consuming spurious liquor in Bihar’s Gopalganj

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake hits Gujarat's Dwarka; 3.7 magnitude earthquake hits Assam, no casualties reported

Mithun Babu, a native of Kerala's Wayanad, ordered a passport cover from Amazon on October 30 but received an original passport with the product on Nov 1

To weigh Veer Savarkar with the tools of Gandhi is injustice: Information Commissioner Uday Mahurkar

Anil Deshmukh questioned; son to appear before ED too

Punjab Police foils terror plot on Diwali eve; tiffin bomb recovered, three held

Word ‘terrorist’ inscribed on back, alleges prisoner in Punjab

Woman still married, Punjab and Haryana HC order protection of live-in couple

Financial & Business News

US Trade Representative Tai, Commerce Minister Goyal to take ‘comprehensive look’ at bilateral trade ties

Qualcomm’s outlook adds to signs that chip crunch is easing; though problems are expected to persist until next year, the chipmaker is now more adept at getting its hands on scarce parts

HCL Technologies to hire 10,000 professionals to boost AWS business unit capacity; help enterprises worldwide accelerate their cloud transformation journey

DoT formed a technology innovation group on the next frontier, the sixth generation (6G), hoping to take the lead in the development of the technology globally

Nomura says Union Govt excise duty cut on petrol, diesel to cost exchequer Rs 45,000 crore

India, Indonesia and Philippines join Coal Transition Programme aimed at accelerating their transition from coal power to clean energy

Nifty above 17,900, Sensex surges 400 points in Diwali's muhurat session; HDFC Bank, Infosys, Reliance, ICICI Bank, Hindustan Unilever, TCS and Axis Bank were among the top movers

Samvat 2078: D-Street gears up for New Year after record run

PayTM raises Rs. 8,235 crore from anchor investors

Petrol price cut by Rs. 5.70-6.35, diesel by Rs. 11.16-12.88 across country

UK interest rates set to rise amid high inflation

UK stocks end at records after Fed tapering decision

Coal – ‘least loved commodity’ – appreciates 188%, the best performer since last Diwali

Bullish street sees a positive start to Samvat 2078

Make healthcare affordable: Bajaj Allianz

HCL Tech to hire 10,000 people to boost its newly Amazon Web Services (AWS) business unit, (AWS BU) to help enterprises worldwide accelerate their cloud transformation journey

Corona Updates

World: 249,292,066; Active 18,467,721 (7.41%); Recovery 225,780,147 (90.57%); Vaccinated 7.15BN

India 34,332,407; Active 156,810 (0.46%); Recovery 33,715,722 (98.20%); Vaccinated 1.08BN

India reports 12,885 new Covid cases and 461 deaths

WHO: Europe may see another half a million Covid deaths by February, rising cases of 'grave concern

UK approves conditional authorization to Merck's Covid Pill, 1st shown to treat Coronavirus; not sure how quickly the pill will be available for us

Sputnik Light produces strong level of antibodies against Covid-19 in early-stage trials

US mandates vaccines or tests for big companies by Jan 4

Arizona won't stop using Covid money for anti-mask grants, reports AP

Travellers vaccinated with Covaxin can enter US

Australia's biggest states open borders in time for Christmas season, reports Reuters

Germany reports 4,709,488 confirmed coronavirus cases (+37,120), 96,346 coronavirus deaths (+154, according to data from Robert Koch Institute (Reuters)

Oxford scientists find gene that doubles risk of dying from Covid-19

China reports 78 new coronavirus cases for Nov 4 vs 104 day ago, reports Reuters

Covid-19 vaccination: ‘No shortage for door-to-door drive’

Telangana reports 106 new Covid-19 cases, one death

State News

Bengaluru: It is high time men made way for women to lead grassroots institutions like gram panchayats to achieve the constitutional goal of empowerment, the Karnataka HC has said

All in-person classes allowed in Karnataka from November 8

Telangana: Every Telugu across the world wanted me to win, says Eatala Rajender, who won despite TRS local network

Telangana BJP chief Bandi Sanjay prepones padayatra second leg to build on win

Telangana: Independents claim moral victory in Huzurabad bypoll

A man died when an air gun allegedly misfired at a house in a village in Siddipet district of Telangana

Diwali delight returns as stalls bustle with activity in Hyderabad

Delhi’s air quality worsens as cracker ban goes up in smoke; Delhi’s air quality of turning ‘severe’

Delhi witnesses foggy morning, maximum temperature of 27.8 deg C

Peddanna will showcase superstar Rajinikanth in his true element, says filmmaker

Cinemas in Kolkata gear up for Diwali season litmus test; City kids celebrate with lights and flowers

Kolkata: Cat & mouse game to stop sales of banned firecrackers

Delhi air quality hits hazardous levels after Diwali

In 2 days, 24 dead in twin hooch tragedies in dry Bihar

Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate key infrastructure projects worth Rs 130 crores, including Saraswati Retaining Wall Aasthapath and Ghats, Mandakini Retaining Wall Aasthapath, Tirth Purohit Houses and Garud Chatti bridge on river Mandakini. He will also lay the foundation stone for multiple projects.

There was a time when spirituality and religion were believed to be associated only with stereotypes. But, Indian philosophy talks about human welfare, sees life in a holistic manner. Adi Shankaracharya worked to make the society aware about this truth: PM Modi at Kedarnath

Years back, the devastation that took place in Kedarnath was unimaginable. People were worried if their shrine will be restored? And today it stands in even more glory than before: PM Modi

I have regularly reviewed redevelopment works at Kedarnath from Delhi. I reviewed progress of different works being carried out here through drone footage. I want to thank all 'rawals' here for their guidance for these works, says PM Modi

It is an auspicious day to lay the foundation of not only new projects but opening a gateway of development for this 'Dev Bhoomi' to maximise the safety measures for devotees: PM

After 2013 destruction, people used to think if Kedarnath could be redeveloped. But a voice within me always told me that Kedarnath will be redeveloped again: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

You all are witness to the inauguration of Adi Shankaracharya Samadhi here today. His devotees are present here in spirit. All maths and 'jyotirlingas' in the country are connected with us today: PM Modi at Kedarnath, Uttarakhand

A grand Ram Temple is being constructed in Ayodhya. Recently, Deepotsav was celebrated there. Work on Kashi Vishwanath corridor project in Varanasi is also progressing rapidly....Now, the country aims high and also sets a time limit to achieve these aims: PM Modi at Kedarnath

The Samadhi of Adi Shankaracharya has been reconstructed after its destruction in the 2013 Uttarakhand floods.

PM Modi credits Baba Kedar for reconstruction work carried out in Kedarpuri in sub-zero temperatures after devastating floods of 2013.

Kuwait News

His Highness the Emir of the country receives the heads of the three authorities (Legislative, Executive and Judicial), where they submitted to His Highness the first report of the committee charged with proposing the terms and conditions of the amnesty

National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim confirmed that he, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid, and Chairman of the Supreme Judiciary Council and Court of Cassation Judge Ahmed Al- Ajeel have submitted the first report on the regulations and conditions regarding the Amiri amnesty to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

The Minister of Interior stresses the need to adhere to vigilance and readiness to confront everything that may disturb security

The ambassadors of the Cooperation Countries to Kuwait pay a visit to the Sheikh Jaber Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah International Tennis Complex and praise its international equipment

Defense Minister: We are proud of the national cadres who have been proven their competence and ability to work, give and serve the country in the most difficult circumstances

800 Companies referred for investigation for Residency Trading; 60,000 Expats under these companies

Minister of Interior Sheikh Thamer Ali Sabah Al- Salem Al-Sabah stressed the necessity of facilitating the residency affairs sector’s auditors by taking advantage of the technological leap witnessed by the security establishment in providing services to the public while adhering to the laws, rules and regulations governing work.

The Board of Directors of the Public Authority for Manpower, cancelled the ban on the issuance of work permits to expatriates over sixty years of age with high school diplomas and below. The council adopted a new requirement for the renewal of work permits for this category of people with an annual fee of 500 dinars in addition to private health insurance; 3 categories exempted

Kuwait’s Oil Reserves may last 90 years at the current production rate

DGCA: Investigation Committee formed to investigate the video of Landing and Takeoff

Head of the Organ Transplantation Department at the Hamed Al-Issa Center for Organ Transplantation who is also head of the Kuwaiti Society for Organ Transplantation, Dr. Mustafa Al-Moussawi announced he has performed 164 kidney transplants during the past two years, 103 in 2019 and 61 in 2020.

The Palestinian President praises Kuwait’s authenticity in supporting the Palestinian cause

The Royal Saudi Land Forces participating in the ‘Gulf Shooting 2021’ exercise arrive in the State of Kuwait

The National Council for Culture congratulates the great artist, Muhammad Al-Mansour, for choosing a distinguished artistic personality to receive an appreciation award from Jordan

Shamal Az-Zour Al-Oula achieves a net profit of 10.2 million dinars in 9 months, with a profit of 9.29 fils per share

The US dollar stabilises against the dinar at 0.301 and the euro rises to 0.350

The vision of greening and increasing afforestation… two inevitable demands to spread the green covering surrounding residential areas and vital facilities in Kuwait

Theft of 520 manhole lids in Kuwait baffle authorities

Kuwait ranked first in the Arab world and 50th globally in the Social Progress Index for the year 2021

Director-General of the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Yousef Al-Fawzan said the cost of airline tickets to and from all destinations from the beginning of this month has dropped to between 30 and 40 percent, as a result of the decisions of the Council of Ministers to reopen Kuwait International Airport with its full capacity.

The Ministry of Electricity and Water has introduced the faceprint attendance system for its 25,000 employees.

The state’s general budget recorded a deficit of 49.912 million dinars in the first four months of the current fiscal 2021/2022, down by 94.5 percent from the deficit achieved during the same period of fiscal 2020/2021, when the deficit at that time was 906.626 million dinars.

The Directorate-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) revealed 14 projects worth $8.2 billion are being implemented by the country to develop Kuwait International Airport, as part of the civil aviation’s vision and strategy from 2021 to 2041 to transform Kuwait into an active regional center for air transport, passengers and cargo.

Oil official’s case sent for probe; public funds squandered

A majority of the people – citizens and residents – have started feeling insecure the moment they step out of the house in light of the recent escalation of “street violence” in Kuwait, and the high crime rate, which some have classified as a phenomenon.

Smoke rises from an archer’s rifle during first day of competitions of His Highness the Crown Prince’s annual Grand Shooting Championship, which witnessed distinguished levels and remarkable brilliance for Kuwait shooters

Kuwait national football team defeats Iran in Qatar International Handball Championship

Distinguished levels in the launch of His Highness the Crown Prince’s annual grand shooting competition and remarkable brilliance for Kuwait shooters

Moving the headquarters of the Gulf Handball Organizing Committee from Qatar to Kuwait

Kuwaiti poets win first places in the Katara Prize for the Poet of the Holy Prophet

16 new cases of Corona and no deaths during the past 24 hours

The Ministry of Health: The last Corona patient was discharged from the Kuwait Field Hospital

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

Islamic State’s Kabul hospital attack undermines Taliban security pledges

First Afghanistan female pilot: Dream of aviation school in ‘Taliban land’ may not take off

12 journalists killed, 230 became victims of violence in Afghanistan last year: Report

American veterans ‘deeply unsettled’ by fall of Kabul, seek in-depth probe of Afghan war

International News

Czech President Milos Zeman to leave intensive care on Thursday: Report

Pentagon report: China is expanding its nuclear force much faster than US officials predicted just a year ago; mentions Chinese village in Arunachal; China says US report on nuclear arsenal 'full of prejudice'

After tough election, Biden dismisses danger signs

Pentagon report: China trying to push territorial claim with India

US federal judge ruled against Blue Origin in a bid to overturn a NASA contract awarded to rival SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, to build the next craft for Moon landings

NASA to divert Asteroid; plans to crash a spacecraft travelling at a speed of 15,000 miles per hour (24,000 kph) into an asteroid next year in a test of "planetary defense

Pope Francis has for the first time named a woman to the number two position in the governorship of Vatican City, making her the highest-ranking woman in the world's smallest state

US to sell Advanced Air-To-Air Missiles to Saudi Arabia worth $650MN to help country protect itself from drone attacks

19 countries, including major investors US & Canada, promised to end all unabated overseas fossil fuel projects by the end of 2022

Israel tests massive inflatable missile detection system; The High Availability Aerostat System resembles a giant blimp or zeppelin

Greece holds a burial ceremony for 32 soldiers who were killed in Albania 81 years ago during the war against Italy

Greece records a record increase in the number of daily injuries since the outbreak of Corona in the country

The US State Department: Our first priority is to return to mutual compliance with the nuclear agreement

The Turkish Economic Council publishes a report on direct investment for Kuwait and Turkey

The United States urges the military authorities in Sudan to end the state of emergency

The 28th Jordan Theatre Festival kicks off with Arab participation

The Secretary of the Arab League: The Israeli occupation’s threat of facilities to the Palestinians is a veil to cover up settlement expansion

Washington: US Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa meets Ethiopian government officials in Addis Ababa

Tunis: The liaison office of the Court of First Instance in Tunis announces that the investigative judge in charge of the file of former Tunisian President Mohammed Moncef Marzouki has issued an international summons in this regard

Vatican City: Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas stressed the need to preserve the identity and religious status of the city of Jerusalem through a binding international recognition of its special status

Beijing: China reiterates its refusal to underestimate its ‘unwavering’ will and determination to protect its sovereignty and territorial integrity, stressing that no ‘person or force’ will be allowed to separate Taiwan from the ‘motherland’ in any way

Egypt stresses the importance of continuing efforts to provide the appropriate atmosphere for reviving the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations

The Arab Planning Institute: We are keen to develop the small and medium enterprises sector in Palestine

Daman Corporation enters into agreements with the Saudi Export-Import Bank worth 101 million dollars

The price of the OPEC basket of crudes fell to $81.58 a barrel

‘You are not alone’: EU Parliament delegation tells Taiwan on first official visit

Fed pulls back economic aid in face of rising uncertainties

Pentagon: China could have 1,000 N-warheads by 2030

Russian navy tracks US ship Mount Whitney in Black Sea

Former US congresswoman Barbara-Rose Collins dies at 82

Analyst who aided Trump-Russia dossier is arrested

Sports News

Big-hitting Asif Ali nominated for ‘ICC Player of the Month’ award along with David Wiese and Shakib Al Hasan

T20 World Cup, Australia vs Bangladesh: Australia blow away Bangladesh to boost semi-final hopes

T20 WC: Australia take giant steps towards qualifying for semifinals

T20 WC: Adam Zampa hails ‘aggressive’ Australia after Bangladesh rout

West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo to retire after T20 World Cup

T20 WC: Woeful West Indies crash out after losing to Sri Lanka

T20 World Cup: Scotland will give everything they have got to beat India, says skipper Kyle Coetzer

T20 WC: Team India keen to make another strong statement

T20 WC: New Zealand expect tricky surface in Sharjah, says Mitchell Santner

Australia should not give up on Will Pucovski despite concussion issues, says Adam Gilchrist

Afghanistan need more big-time matches to be merrier, says Rashid Khan

T20 WC: Afghanistan were not comfortable against Ashwin, says Sachin Tendulkar

T20 WC: Lot goes behind picking a wicket, doesn’t just happen, says Ashwin

Looking forward to Dravid’s stint as Indian Coach, he has got immense knowledge: Ashwin

Life is a full circle, don’t want to read too much into lulls that happened: Ashwin

Rahul Dravid will bring his own work ethic with him: Sunil Gavaskar

T20 World Cup: Return of Ashwin was the biggest positive, says Virat Kohli

Rohit Sharma admits poor ‘decision-making’ has hurt India’s T20 WC campaign

Former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq reiterates ‘institutional racism’ charge after Yorkshire batsman Gary Balance admission of using racist language towards his former teammate

Yorkshire suspended from hoisting England matches after cricket racism row

West Indies to play three T20s and three ODIs in tour to Pakistan

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Rahane’s 75 goes in vain as Karnataka beat Mumbai by 9 runs

Off-spinner Shivank Vashisht takes five as Delhi make winning start against Uttarakhand

Debutant Akash Kumar (54kg) signed off with a bronze medal in the AIBA Men's World Boxing Championships after being bested by Kazakh teenager Makhmud Sabyrkhan in Semfinals

Nieva under pressure after below-par show at AIBA men’s World Championship in Belgrade

Today’s News (4th Nov 2021, Thursday)

Today’s News (4th Nov 2021, Thursday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

South African Damon Galgut wins Booker Prize for ‘The Promise’

T20 WC: Scots gave tough fight to Kiwis; fell short of just 16 runs after a spirited chase; Guptill Becomes 2nd Batsman after Kohli’s 3000 runs in T20Is, Rohit. Rahul, Mohamed Shami, Ashwin star in India's all round 66 runs victory over Afghan

We’ll build the future, even if you are stuck in the past: 15-year-old Tamil Nadu schoolgirl at COP26; Vinisha Umashankar, was part of the “Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment

Rahul Dravid unanimously appointed Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team; will take charge from the upcoming home series when India host New Zealand for three T20Is and two Tests

IAF promotes Balakot Air Strike Hero Abhinandan Vartham to Group Captain Rank; will get it once a laid down procedure is completed

DRDO, IAF conduct Successful Flight Tests of Anti-airfield Weapon; two different configurations (of the weapon) based on satellite navigation and electro-optical sensors have been successfully tested

Excise duty on petrol, diesel slashed by Rs 5 and Rs 10, respectively from today; States urged to reduce the VAT to further provide relief to the consumers

UP: Six IAF personnel, 14 women among 25 new cases of Zika virus in Kanpur, District tally at 36

Bihar College Vidyadaan Institute of Tech & Mgmt, popular for accepting cows as fees, sealed for non-repayment of bank loan; recovery amount is Rs 5.9Cr

Ayodhya sets world record by lighting 9 lakh diyas; Last year, the state had set a record by lighting 5,84,372 diyas

T20 World Cup: India vs Afghanistan: All-round India demolishes Afghanistan by 66 runs, stay in competition

ICC T20 World Cup, New Zealand vs Scotland: Martin Guptill leads New Zealand to 16-run victory over Scotland

Centre slashes excise duty on diesel by 10, petrol Rs. 5

Piyush Goyal hails PM Modi for excise duty cut on petrol, diesel, says move will spur economy

Poonch infiltrators believed to have trekked down to Shopian

Modi, Boris float global solar grid plan on fringes of COP26

CBI books 4 military officials for recruitment irregularities

Six more judges appointed to HCs

Rahul Gandhi slams govt over price rise issue

Financial & Business News

Cairn gives in writing to indemnify Govt, withdraw cases to get Rs 7,900 crore tax refund

Auto: Ashok Leyland hands over first batch of Ultra Low Floor CNG BSVI buses to IndiGo; Maruti Suzuki sales fall; Tata Motors reports 94% rise on Dhanteras; IOC to set up 10,000 EV charging stations

Union Govt released GST compensation of 17,000Cr to states, taking the total for FY 22 to Rs 60,000 crore so far

CBDT issued refunds of over Rs 1,12,400 crore to more than 91 lakh taxpayers from April 1 to Nov 1

Ola CEO Tweets about selling 1000+ used cars, Trolled for bad buying experience, e-Scooter delays

Washington: Federal Reserve to begin slowing economic aid as inflation worries rise; Federal Reserve unveils bond-buying ‘taper’, holds to ‘transitory’ inflation belief

New York Times earnings beat on ad rebound, subscriber growth

New US Bill could increase H-1B filing fees

Sensex slips for second day ahead of Fed decision; ends Samvat 2077 38% higher, best in 12 years

Rupee rises 14 paise to 74.54 against US dollar in early trade

India’s services sector activity expands at fastest pace in 10.5 years in October: Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI)

NHAI’s first InvIT sails through, 2 Canadian pension funds put their investment

Increasing number of youngsters directly investing in equities: Survey

IOC to set up 10,000 EV charging stations in 3 years

Maruti Suzuki sales fall; Tata Motors reports 94% rise on Dhanteras

Piyush Goyal warns officials to stay alert against cartelisation, collusion in GeM

Employment rate falls to 37.3% in October

Corona News

World: 248,529,639; Active 18,311,945 (7.37%); Recovery 225,184,958 (90.61%); Vaccinated 7.13BN

India 34,308,140; Active 151,197 (0.44%); Recovery 33,697,740 (98.22%); Vaccinated 1.07BN

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin gets WHO approval for Emergency Use; approval will open travel channels to several countries that are yet to include India-made jab in their green-lighted list of vaccines

J&J's Hyderabad-made jabs get CDL nod, over 1 cr doses ready for export; Sputnik Light produces strong level of antibodies against Covid-19 in early-stage trials

Work on innovative methods, use religious leaders': PM's advice to scale up vaccination; PM thanked officials and ASHA workers for the progress in inoculation drive

Glad to see one more vaccine, Covaxin, being granted WHO emergency use listing. The more products we have to fight Covid-19, the better: WHO Director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Covaxin vaccine was also reviewed by WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization (SAGE), and recommended use of this vaccine in two doses, with a dose interval of four weeks, in all age groups 18 and above: WHO

Technical Advisory Group, convened by WHO and made up of regulatory experts from around the world, has determined that Covaxin vaccine meets WHO standards for protection against Covid, that benefit of the vaccine far outweighs risks and the vaccine can be used across the world: WHO

*WHO today granted for Emergency Use Listing (EUL) of Made-in-India Covaxin. On this occasion, I congratulate scientists of ICMR and Bharat Biotech (the manufacturer of Covaxin): Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya *

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya thanks WHO for granting approval to Made-in-India Covaxin

Dr. Krishna Ella, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech described validation by WHO as a very significant step towards ensuring global access to India's widely administered, safe, and efficacious vaccine.

With validation from WHO, countries can now expedite their regulatory approval processes to import & administer Covaxin. UNICEF, Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), GAVI COVAX facility, will be able to procure Covaxin for distribution to countries worldwide: Bharat Biotech

Today is a joyous day for Indians. I want to thank PM who constantly took care of the vaccine process right from production to inoculating 1 billion doses. With Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, Sabka Vishwas, we have achieved this feat: Union MoS Health, Bharti Pawar on WHO's emergency use approval to Covaxin

The WHO's decision to approve India-made Covaxin has been welcomed by the government.

External affairs minister Jaishankar welcomes WHO's decision to grant Emergency Use Listing to Covaxin

Covaxin 'extremely suitable' for low, middle-income countries due to easy storage requirements: WHO

Over 107.59 crore vaccine doses administered in India so far

Monoclonal antibody cocktail neutralises Delta variant: Study

A British official warns that the number of Corona infections will rise to record levels during the winter season

Covid-19 cases rise in Europe for 5th consecutive week

Germany experiencing 'pandemic of unvaccinated'

The head of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Dr. Rochelle Walinsky issues official recommendations for giving the Pfizer vaccine against the Corona virus emerging Covid-19 to children aged 5 to 11 years, which opens the way to a new phase of fighting the pandemic

The United States can now start giving children aged 5-11 the Pfizer-BioNtech Covid vaccine, US health authorities said Tuesday as they gave final approval to this new phase of fighting the pandemic.

Kyiv: Anti-vaccination protest blocks traffic in Ukrainian capital

Polish daily Covid case count tops 10,400, highest since April

Despite strict curbs, China's Covid cases spike to 3-month high ahead of Communist Party Conclave

‘Ghar Ghar Teeka’: PM Modi pitches for door-to-door vaccination, warns against laxity

Novel antibody reduces severity of Covid-19 infection: Study

Chhattisgarh CM appeals to PM Modi for 1 crore Covid vaccine doses per month

Delhi records zero Covid-19 deaths, 41 fresh cases over 24 hours

Kerala records 7,312 fresh cases and 362 more fatalities in the last 24 hours

Arunachal: Confusing vaccination figures due to migration from China bordering districts

Govt sending teams to 8 states, J&K to control dengue

State News

Telangana bypoll: Eatala Rajender of BJP wins Huzurabad seat defeating TRS candidate Gellu Srinivas Yadav by 23,855 votes; jolt for TRS in its citadel; Dalit Bandhu fails to win the day for TRS

Telangana: Eatala Rajender’s ‘self-respect’ card trumps TRS

Huzurabad bypoll: Eatala to focus on key issues pushes TRS on promises

Huzurabad Congress’ vote share falls to all-time low in Huzurabad

Huzurabad bypoll: Revanth Reddy takes responsibility for Congress loss; Revanth faces rebellion from party seniors

The young student leader and MBBS graduate Balmoor Venkat of the Congress, who failed to put up even a noticeable show in Huzurabad bypoll, got support from his senior and veteran party leaders

Huzurabad bypoll: Telangana chief electoral office Shashank Goel said there were no complaints from any parties or candidates, regarding counting process

Seed order: Siddipet collector faces Telangana HC ire

Hyderabad student to present global youth manifesto at COP26

Hyderabad: Sparks fly as GHMC razes illegal shops after HC fiat

Day after bypoll setback, Centre cuts excise duty on petrol and diesel

Hyderabad: Civic body, police teams to act tough against violators of firecracker norms

Samantha Ruth Prabhu roots for Indian gay couple who is all set to marry in Telangana

Bigg Boss 15: Afsana Khan accuses Pratik Sehajpal and Simba Nagpal of inappropriately touching her; Karan Kundrra defends her

Ram Charan visits Puneeth Rajkumar's family in Bengaluru to pay condolences

Nandamuri Balakrishna undergoes surgery on left shoulder

Dubai lights up Burj Khalifa with Shah Rukh Khan's photo on his birthday

Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan plan strict routine for Aryan Khan; star kid turns to yoga: Report

Shah Rukh Khan’s manager Pooja Dadlani paid Rs. 50 lakh to save Arya Khan but the money was returned, claims ‘middleman’ Sam D’Souza

Aryan Khan drug case: Sam D'Souza linked to extortion bid, moves HC for pre-arrest bail; No pre-arrest bail for Sam linked to Aryan bribe bid

Will disclose ‘secrets hidden’ in a hotel after Diwali: NCP minister Nawab Malik

Mumbai: Survivor missing, 14 years after a teacher, who was an examiner during the SSC board exam conducted in 2007, was accused of molesting a 16-year-old student during the Marathi paper, on witness’s word, the Vikhroli magistrate’s court convicted and sentenced him to one-year rigorous imprisonment

Govt panel: Use STBs to get universal TRP data

Kuwait News

Representative of His Highness the Emir of the country leaves Glasgow after heading the Kuwaiti delegation to the United Nations Climate Change Conference

The State of Kuwait expresses its condemnation and denunciation in the strongest terms of the Houthi militia’s continued attempts to threaten the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Minister of Communication Affairs: The application Sahel is the first of integration by providing government services and 14 government agencies participated in its launch

Government’s Official Spokesman for Sahel: New features in the application to speed up the completion of Electronic Government Transactions

The credit rating of the Moody’s Kuwait’s banking sector is stable at 1A with a stable outlook thanks to the strength of monetary policy

The MoI resumed its services and started accepting visa requests for Commercial, Family and Visit visas. Expats from 7 countries, including Iraq, Yemen, Iran, Syria, Paksitan, Bangladesh and Sudan, need special permission to apply for a visa to Kuwait

The Residency Affairs General Department at the Ministry of Interior recently issued a circular to the directors of its branches in the six governorates regarding the new conditions for issuing entry visas – dependent, tourist, commercial and government visit visas - to the nationals of 53 countries.

The Agriculture Authority and the Ministry of Awqaf sign a “cooperation protocol” to implement the project (Al-Irada Farm for Occupational Therapy) for the treatment of addicts

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on Kuwaiti citizens who are in Ethiopia to leave immediately

The Public Authority for Manpower has announced 6 steps to issue new visas for workers through the “Ashal” portal.

*The Chinese Embassy holds an Art Contest Awards Ceremony (China and Kuwait in My Eyes)

MP Adnan Abdulsamad has submitted a bill to impose an annual fee of KD50 per square meter on the owners of more than one house or whose property measures more than 2,000 square meters in model residential areas.

The Public Authority for Social Security (PIFSS) has taken several steps to establishing investment entities in a number of sectors, in which retirees can subscribe in order to achieve viable and sustainable returns

One of the first remittance exchange company in Kuwait - KIECO Exchange (Kuwait India Intl. Exchange) - announces its Play Station 5 offer for its customers who remit via the KIECO app. In addition to get a chance to win PS5, KIECO also gives you zero commission for transfer through their App.

The size of delayed payments to government institutions due to lack of financial liquidity until the end of last October was about KD 1.9 billion and the institutions have requested the Kuwait Investment Authority to borrow from the General Reserve Fund about KD 1.4 billion to cover special expenses during November, including to cover part of expenses that could not be met during October.

KFH Named ‘World’s Best Islamic Financial Institution 2021’

Japanese Technology helps Kuwait to reduce road temperature up to 10 Degree

MoH: Booster shot offered without previous appointments

1.4 million passengers used Kuwait Airport after it opens for expatriates return

Air customs officers have arrested an Egyptian passenger who arrived at the Kuwait International Airport with a quantity of hashish hidden in his baggage.

The government institutions have given the government employees one week to report change in their marital status so as not to fall foul with the law and avoid disciplinary action.

The Ministry of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy said power supply to the last station Terminal ‘E’ of the new ‘T2’ airport will be completed on Nov 21 and with this the ministry will have completed providing the entire T2 with power supply as per the schedules necessary for the operation of those stations.

A complaint of robbery of a grocery shop in the Mahboula area by two people impersonating as Municipality inspectors was received. Based on the complaints, security men began a combing operation where one person impersonating as municipality inspector was arrested while his accomplice fled the scene. On searching him, white drug powder was recovered. The accused admitted to stealing KD 1,200 from the Asians grocery shop. He was referred to the competent authorities where legal measures will be taken against him and the person who fled will be arrested.

Money-laundering Case Hearing put off to Jan 9

The Court of Appeals overturned the verdict that sentenced to life a woman who was accused of killing her husband early April last year in their apartment in Masayel area. The court instead sentenced her to death.

Kuwait confirmed daily coronavirus cases rose by 21, while no deaths were reported

Kuwait Oil Company won the Global Business Outlook (GBO) award for the Best Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Company, and the award for the Best Crisis Management Response - Covid-19 Response and Awareness Initiatives.

Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport (PART) Opens New Bridge On The ‘Sixth Ring Road’

Continued delay in resolving The 60’s decision Leaves Negative Repercussions On Economic, Humanitarian And Human Rights

Water demand in the Gulf will increase 62% by 2025

Kuwait ranks first among Arabs in Social progress; tops in Greenhouse gas emissions

The General Traffic Deparment (GTD) organizes Security, Durability campaign, impound vehicles

KPC slashes budgets due to several reasons

The Ministry of Health: 47 thousand swabs per week, and work continues to detect the Corona virus

The Kuwaiti pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020 attracts the attention of visitors in a sensory experience to learn about folklore and its rhythms

The State of Kuwait affirms its full support for everything that promotes peace and prevents conflicts, including the development of a new peace plan to reduce the strategic risks of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction

Middle East News

Employers who allow their workers to engage in jobs for their own personal benefit or to work for other employers will be punished with a maximum jail term of six months along with fines amounting up to SR100,000, Saudi News Agency (SPA) reported.

A man cut off the head of his compatriot in front of passers-by and wandered the streets, amid screams of terror in Egypt’s northern city of Ismailia, local media reported.

The Palestinian President meets the Italian Prime Minister during his visit to Rome and the Vatican

Egypt calls on Arab and African countries to conclude strategic alliances between their economies and the optimal use of diverse resources

Two UN experts condemn ‘strongly’ the Israeli occupation’s announcement to build new settlement housing units in the West Bank and East Jerusalem

Egyptian and Indian air force carry out joint training at an air base in Egypt

Qatar’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai impresses visitors by offering a variety of songs

Explosion in a camp for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, causing causalities

The Syrian News Agency (SANA) says that an Israeli aggression with missiles targeted a point in Damascus countryside, which led to some material losses

Jordan announces the signing of an agreement to facilitate the entry of 754 Jordanian commodities, with an annual value of 730 million dollars, to the Palestinian market

Afghanistan & Pakistan News

Pak-Afghan trade resumes as Chaman border reopens

Taliban size up the threat from a tenacious IS-K

ISIS-K launches deadly attack on Kabul Military Hospital; Key Taliban member among 25 killed

Senior Taliban commander Hamdullah Mokhlis, a member of the harline Haqqani network and an officer in the Badri Corps special forces, is the most senior figure, among dead in hospital attack

22 killed as bus falls into ravine in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

International News

Unbecoming’: India slams Pak’s refusal to attend Afghanistan meet, condemns ‘Spoiler’ jibe

Banks, insurers and investors with $130TN or 40% of world's capital at their disposal pledged to put limiting climate change at the centre of their work

Belarussian-owned cargo plane crash-landed in Siberia and burst into flames, killing all 7 on board, after disappearing from radar just outside the city of Irkutsk

*WHO urges vaccine against bacteria (Group B Streptococcus) killing 1,50,000 babies/eear estimated to live harmlessly in intestinal tracts; far bigger cause of preterm births, disability than previously thought_

New York elects former cop Eric Adams as second-ever black mayor; Aftab Pureval becomes first Indian-Tibetan mayor of US' Cincinnati City

Pegasus snooping scandal: US put NSO group, Israel-based maker of military-grade spyware Pegasus, on a list of restricted companies

Australian girl (4 years) abducted from a campsite 18 days ago was discovered "alive and well during a raid on a locked house; Detectives “Openly cried with relief

Joe Biden climate plan aims to reduce methane emissions

Biden returns home to face the music after brutal elections

US services sector index jumps to record high; private payrolls beat expectations

Glenn Youngkin wins Virginia governor’s race, jolting Democrats

Pandemic, politics drive Xi’s absence from global talks

US President Joe Biden says Xi Jinping made ‘big mistake’ by skipping G20, COP26

WhatsApp stops working on 43 types of Smartphones

Sweden: Man dies, kills another in concert venue descent

UN decries ‘extreme brutality’ of Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

Search suspended for three missing French climbers in Nepal

Sports News

It’s official: Rahul Dravid is next Team India coach; to take charge vs New Zealand

Eject big names, bring in youngsters: Kapil Dev tells BCCI

T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma can’t be long-term captaincy option, says Sarandeep Singh

T20 World Cup: Sri Lanka future in safe hands despite early exit, says Mickey Arthur

T20 World Cup: Pollard backs West Indies batters to cut loose against Sri Lanka

T20 World Cup: We were tested by Scotland, need to learn from this says Williamson

Varun Chakravarthy out with left-calf muscle injury: BCCI

Sri Lanka ‘shattered’ after 250 days in bubble, says Mickey Arthur

T20 World Cup: India need to put Rohit Sharma back at top, says Wasim Akram

“Team India needs support after losing to Pakistan and New Zealand,” says Harrdy Sandhu

England’s Tymal Mills ruled out of T20 World Cup with thigh injury

T20 World Cup: Australia hoping not to rely on rivals England, to scramble over the last spot

TN hold aces against Maharashtra

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Rejuvenated Chandigarh look for early momentum

England fan jailed for ‘vile’ Euro 2020 final racial abuse

Sunil Chhetri, football’s first Khel Ratna awardee, says it has been a dream journey

Czechs to play final World Cup qualifier without Patrik Schick

Light a lamp of love. Shoot a rocket of prosperity. Fire a flowerpot of happiness. Wish you and your family a sparkling and happy Deepavali

Rome: AS Roma handed suspended stadium closure for racist chants

Prannoy ousted, Sourabh Verma gets first round walkover

Saarbrucken (Germany) Lakshya Sen enters second round of HYLO Open 500 tournament with a straight-game win over Thomas Rouxel of France

Today’s news (3rd Nov 2021, Wednesday)

Today’s news (3rd Nov 2021, Wednesday)

by Annadatha Venkata Murali Manohar

Headlines

T20 WC: South Africa overcome initial hiccups to beat Bangladesh by 6 wickets; Rizwan-Babar 100 plus runs partnership star in Pakistan’s 45-run win over Namibia; 1st Team to qualify for Semis

National Sports Awards 2021: Neeraj Chopra, Lovlina Borgohain, Mithali Raj among 9 others to get Khel Ratna

NEET AIR 1 Mrinal Kutteri followed no routine, binged shows and studied for just 4 hrs a day; did not cut off his hobbies and other sources of fun

Why panicking: After Puneeth Rajkumar's death, rush in hospitals for Cardiac Tests; OP of Sri Jayadeva Ins of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research crowded with 1st time patients who want to know their cardiovascular health

One Sun, One World, One Grid': PM Modi's Back-to-Roots pitch at COP26 Climate Summit; Stays off UK-led Deforestation Declaration at COP26 Summit; PM meets Nepal PM Deuba in Glasgow; holds talks on bilateral ties, Covid and climate change

World's first partnership for transnational solar power grid launched in Glasgow; being spearheaded by India and the UK in partnership with the ISA and the World Bank Group

Japan pledge brings $100BN Climate Funding Target closer, US Envoy says; more than 100 countries join pact to slash Planet-warming Methane Emissions

Bypolls: LS - Shiv Sena gets Dadra & Nagar Haveli; Congress gets Mandi in HP, BJP retains Khandwa in MP; Assembly - BJP retains grip in Assam, MP; Congress shines in HP, Rajasthan, Karnataka; TMC scores 4-0; Many states throw surprises to both ruling & opposition parties

Bypoll battle: Congress wins big in Himachal, Trinamool sweeps West Bengal; BJP, ally consolidate in Assam

First time ruling party won consecutive bypolls in Rajasthan: Ashok Gehlot

Union health ministry sends central teams to 9 states, UTs to help them manage the dengue outbreak

Child rights protection commission sends notice to MP education dept over controversial Class 7 textbook chapter for promoting communal disharmony

DCW took suo motu cognisance of media reports, issues notice to Delhi Police over online rape threats to Virat Kohli's daughter

CBI charged 2 Navy Commanders (6 others) handling sensitive submarine retro-fitting project for allegedly leaking confidential Submarine information in return of pecuniary gains

PM Modi calls for transparent finance at Biden-led COP26 event

You hatched ‘midnight conspiracy’ to oust me: Amarinder to Sonia Gandhi in resignation letter

Captain Amarinder Singh formally quit Congress and said the name of his new political outfit will be Punjab Lok Congress

Delay in communication of bail orders should be addressed on war-footing: Justice Chandrachud

India, Nepal ensured free flow of goods across borders during pandemic: MEA

Financial & Business News

Amitabh Bachchan's NFT collections of 'Madhushala' reach $520,000 on Day 1 of auction

ED attaches assets worth Rs 35.70Cr of Vikram Investments, other associates in connection with an alleged ponzi scheme scam

Festive cheer lights up gold sales on key buying day

SOURCE Global (formerly Zero Mass Water) produces drinking water using only sunlight and air through its hydro panels. The US-headquartered company is looking to expand in India after running pilots in several regions, including a luxury hotel in the Capital

The Everstone Group, a South Asia focused private equity company, has bagged the master franchise lights of US fast-food brand Subway for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with the aim of opening over 2,000 outlets in 10 years

Auto: Tata is making more money per car than Maruti for the 1st time in a decade; Even as Ford, GM exited India, newbie Kia India turns profitable within two years of sales

Air: AirAsia India allows passengers to carry extra cabin baggage for fixed charges; SpiceJet ratings withdrawn by CRISIL; company placed under 'non cooperative' category

Defence Acquisition Council approves acquisition of arms, military equipment of 7,965Cr including 12 light utility helicopters from HAL

IL&FS gets NCLT nod to sell stake in 3 group cos including power to GAIL, toll road, offshore entity

Tata Power highest bidder for UP Transco with ₹3,000-crore offer to buy the transmission firm under insolvency process

Facebook to shut down its face-recognition system, delete the faceprints of more than 1BN people

Corona Updates

World: 248,241,567; Active 18,306,108 (7.37%); Recovery 224,907,723 (90.61%); Vaccinated 7.10BN

India 34,306,177; Active 157,482 (0.46%); Recovery 33,689,492 (98.20%); Vaccinated 1.07BN

Bharat Biotech's Covaxin on the Brink of WHO Approval; will meet today for a final risk-benefit assessment for its Emergency

India to start Clinical Trials of US-based (Akston Biosciences) 2nd Generation, Low-cost Covid-19 vaccine; suitable for repeated dosing if immunity wanes and requires no refrigeration

Cumulative vaccination coverage exceeds 107 crore

India has registered 10,423 new Covid-19 cases and 443 deaths in the last 24 hours

Bharat Biotech submits additional data to WHO, decision on Covaxin EUL likely on November 3

Covid-19 restrictions in Sydney to ease weeks ahead of schedule

‘Vax’ is Oxford’s word of the year

Centre sends teams to nine states, UTs to help them manage dengue outbreak

At least 22 states, UTs reopened schools for all students, 92% teachers vaccinated, says Centre

Kerala reports 6,444 fresh Covid cases, and 45 deaths

Pfizer lifts 2021 forecasts, sees $36 bn in Covid-19 vaccine sales

The United States could begin administering Pfizer and BioNTech's Covid-19 vaccine to children ages 5 to 11 as soon as Wednesday after a panel of outside experts votes on how broadly the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) should recommend its use in the age group.

Indonesia cuts quarantine period for foreign visitors

Dutch weigh vaccine boosters, new restrictions as Covid-19 cases surge

New Zealand seals off Northern Region over suspected spread of Covid-19; China's Advisory asking people to stock up essentials for 'Emergency Needs' sparks panic

Duke University, University of North Carolina scientists identified and tested an antibody that limits the severity of infections from a variety of Coronaviruses, including those that cause

Scientists have identified a compound that shows potential in easing the symptoms of Covid-19 infection in laboratory and animals.

With a large portion of the population yet to get inoculated in Odisha, the state government on Tuesday launched a campaign to motivate people to come forward for full Covid-19 vaccination of two doses, a health department official said. (PTI)

Monoclonal antibody cocktail effectively neutralises Delta variant, shows study

Two UK Covid test makers pull devices due to new review

Russia's daily Covid-19 death toll rises to new record high

Delhi logs 34 Covid-19 cases, zero death in a day. Positivity rate at 0.07%

Odisha Covid-19 deaths: Kin can apply for Rs 50K ex-gratia from Nov 3

The weekly positivity rate, at 1.16%, has been below 2% for the last 39 days.

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya visits Lady Hardinge hospital

State News

Hate speech: Delhi police files charge sheet before court

Delhi riots: ‘Anti-CAA protest secular, charge sheet communal’, Umar Khalid tells court in conspiracy case

‘Assault’ case: Notice to Delhi CM, 10 others on revision petition

Delhi: Portion of multilevel parking facility at Green Park collapses

Delhi: Man apprehended for threatening to blow up Connaught Place

New Delhi: Dhanteras rush: Associations say many people not following Covid-19 safety norms in markets

Mexican embassy in Delhi celebrates ‘Day of the Dead’

Delhi’s air quality enters red zone first time this season

Kuwait News

The Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Defense toured the Signal Corps and the Land Force Operations Center

Acting Prime Minister and Minister of Defense condoles the Saudi Crown Prince on the death of Prince Saud bin Abdulrahman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister meets Iraqi Foreign Minister in Glasgow

Representative of His Highness the Emir meets with the Prime Minister of the friendly Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Representative of His Highness the Emir of the country calls for concerted efforts to confront the phenomenon of climate change

The Minister of the Interior discusses with the Ambassador of the Emirates and the Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan separately common issues

The Minister of Information and Culture stresses the need to create a new generation of developers for information systems in line with Kuwait’s vision and digital transformation

Upon the mandate of His Highness the Emir, the heads of the three authorities hold a meeting at Seif Palace

The National Guard awards a number of senior commanders and officers with the National Defense Medal granted to them by His Highness the Amir

Climate Summit COP26: 110 countries pledge to end deforestation

The Kuwaiti Army is carrying out an exercise (Gulf Shooting 2021) from the 7th to 18th of this month, with the participation of Saudi and American Forces

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announces the opening of the door for receiving the third revitalizing dose against Covid-19 without prior dates, provided that six months have passed since receiving the second dose, as part of the efforts of the national campaign to vaccinate against the disease, limit the spread of the pandemic and provide the best means of prevention

The Ministry of Education announces the adoption of the mobile canteen or sale in the school theatre or the physical hall by the Ministries of Education and Health, with adherence to health requirements and a safe distance between students, provided the mobile canteen is offered only water, drinks and ready-made foods

The Public Authority for Roads and Land Transport, in coordination with the General Directorate of Traffic, opens a new bridge on Jassim Al-Kharafi Road (Sixth Ring Road) towards Messilah within the South Surra Development Project

The Syrian Artists Syndicate mourns the Syrian Singer Sabah Fakhri, who died at the age of 88

2,190 expats deported from Kuwait in Oct 2021

Expats from 7 countries need special permission to apply for a visa to Kuwait

Pakistan & Afghanistan News

25 people, including a prominent Afghan military commander were killed and 50 others wounded in two explosions and shootings at a military hospital in Afghanistan

International News

ISESCO Space Science Forum calls for cooperation to bridge the gap between countries in the field of space science

The Ethiopian government declares a state of emergency in the country after the forces of the Tigray Front advance towards Addis Ababa

Felman: Realizing the aspiration of the Sudanese people for the democractic transition of power is the cornerstone of stability

The Yemeni government summons its ambassador in Beirut to consult on the statements of the Lebanese Minister of Information

The European Union announces a billion-euro financial package to protect forests around the world

UNESCO warns that educational systems are ignoring the seriousness of the climate crisis

Britain welcomes France’s decision to postpone the implementation of sanctions on British fishing vessels due to the deep differences between the two countries over marine fishing licenses

Kuala Lumpur: Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency says a 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit north and west Sumatra province, but the authorities did not issue a tsunami warning

Elon Musk took to Twitter to bemoan a consultation process for local citizens to express objections to a huge factory he is building near Berlin

US Aviation body issued special bulletin alerting manufacturers, operators, pilots that action may be needed to address potential interference with sensitive aircraft electronics caused by 5G tech

Sports News

Manpreet Singh added to Khel Ratna winners; sports ministry okays 35 Arjuna awardees

ICC T20 World Cup, South Africa vs. Bangladeshi: Bowlers take South Africa closer to semis by scripting six-wicket win over Bangladesh

T20 World Cup, Pakistan vs. Namibia: Unbeaten Pakistan sail into semis with Namibia rout

T20 World Cup: Afghanistan’s Sharafuddin Ashraf approved as replacement for retired Afghan

T20 World Cup: Afghanistan can win against India if we post a good total, says Hamid Hassan

T20 World Cup: Hamid Hassan backs Afghanistan’s spinners to do the job against India

T20 World Cup: Team India divided into two groups, says Shoaib Akhtar

T20 World Cup: Kohli, Rohit hit nets first as Surya returns to training ahead of must-win game

Virat Kohli unlikely to remain ODI captain? Rohit Sharma set to lead in T20s against New Zealand

Yuvraj Singh hints at comeback from retirement next year

World Boxing Championships: Debutant Akash Kumar enters semis; secures India’s first medal in Belgrade