Breaking News LIVE, November 18:
1:35 PM| The Bombay High Court Wednesday allowed Telugu writer-poet Varavara Rao, accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, to seek treatment at the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai for 15 days. The court said Rao’s treatment would be borne by the state government, and his family would be allowed to visit him as per the hospital’s norms.
12:05 PM| Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday continued his attack on the Central government and claimed that inflation was never so high, nor was unemployment. Taking to Twitter, the former Congress chief said that the public morale is crumbling and social justice is being crushed daily.
“Banks are in trouble and GDP too. Inflation was never so high, nor was unemployment. Public morale is crumbling and social justice is being crushed daily. Development or destruction?” he tweeted in Hindi.
बैंक मुसीबत में हैं और GDP भी। महँगाई इतनी ज़्यादा कभी नहीं थी, ना ही बेरोज़गारी। जनता का मनोबल टूट रहा और सामाजिक न्याय प्रतिदिन कुचला जा रहा है।
विकास या विनाश?
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 18, 2020
11:40 AM| A Nigerian High Commission representative has met Meghalaya Prison Minister A L Hek and sought his intervention for the release of 12 nationals arrested for illegally crossing into India from Bangladesh, PTI reported.
11:00 AM| The Uttar Pradesh government has issued an advisory for Chhath Puja, urging devotees to follow social distancing and try to perform rituals at home as much as possible, reported news agency ANI.
BJP leader Khushbu Sundar met with an accident while on her way to attend the party’s ‘Vel Yatra’ in Cuddalore. She escaped unhurt.
“Met with an accident near Melmarvathur..a tanker rammed into us.With your blessings and God’s grace I am safe. Will continue my journey towards Cuddalore to participate in #VelYaatrai #Police are investigating the case. #LordMurugan has saved us. My husband’s trust in him is seen,” she tweeted.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister has said that the state government has decided to constitute a cow cabinet for the conservation and promotion of cow cattle in Madhya Pradesh.
“Animal Husbandry, Forest, Panchayat and Rural Development, Revenue, Home and Farmers Welfare Department will be included in the Cow Cabinet. The first meeting of the Gau cabinet will be held on November 22 at noon on the day of Gopashtami at Gau Sanctuary Salaria Agar Malwa,” said the CM.
India recorded 29,164 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday – less than 30,000 in a day for the first time in over four months, government coronavirus data shows. With this, the country’s total Covid case count since the January outbreak stands at 88,74,291, including 4,53,401 active cases and 82,90,371 recoveries. The cumulative deaths climbed to 1,30,519 after 449 new deaths.
According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 8,44,382 samples for COVID-19 were tested on November 16 while a total of 12,65,42,907 samples tested so far.