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TN college teachers want UGC to ensure guest lecturers are paid as mandated
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) The college teachers organizations of Tamil Nadu have requested the University Grants Commission (UGC) to look into the anomalies in payments being made to guest lecturers in state colleges.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Politics
List single decision not implemented, Punjab CM dares Oppn
Chandigarh, Dec 2 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday dared the Opposition to list a single decision or announcement made during his two-month tenure as CM, which has not been implemented on the ground.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
AAP promises to provide free school education in Punjab
Pathankot, Dec 2 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced to provide high quality free education to the children of Punjab in government schools, if his party forms the government.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
I salute the land of heroes, Kejriwal says in Punjab
Pathankot, Dec 2 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said here on Thursday that the land adjoining the international border is of heroes and warriors.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
Bengal: No outside leaders in BJP campaign
Kolkata, Dec 2 (IANS) Taking a lesson from the defeat in the last West Assembly polls, the state BJP leadership has decided not to bring any leader from outside the state to campaign for the forthcoming Assembly polls.
2021-12-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Maha suspends ex-Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) In a significant decision, the Maharashtra government has suspended former Mumbai Police Commissioner and current Commandant-General, State Home Guards, Param Bir Singh, it was announced on Thursday evening.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Maha suspends ex-Mumbai police chief Param Bir Singh
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) In a significant decision, the Maharashtra government has suspended former Mumbai Police Commissioner and current Commandant-General, State Home Guards, Param Bir Singh, it was announced on Thursday evening.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Ratan Tata to be given 'Assam Baibhav Award': Assam CM
New Delhi/Guwahati, Dec 2 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday, on the occasion of 'Asom Divas' (Assam Day), announced to confer the 'Assam Baibhav Award' -- the state's highest civilian award, upon industrialist Ratan Tata.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong condemns K'taka Minister's 'cow slaughter' remark
Udupi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Congress on Thursday denounced Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K.S. Eshwarappa's statement that those who slaughter cows will be "trapped and crucified".
2021-12-02
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Politics
India will not send spent nuclear fuel to Russia: Govt
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) India will not be sending back the spent fuel generated at the nuclear power plants located in Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam as it considers it as a material of resource, Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh has said.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Technology
Believe in serving holy cow, but do not seek vote on it: Baghel
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has accused the Centre of playing politics and creating hurdles in the path of Congress-led government in the state and seeking votes in the name of cow.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Cong leadership not divine right, PK's dig at Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Poll strategist Prashant Kishor has once again targeted senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, saying no individual has the "divine right" to leadership.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
My complexion may be dark but intentions clear: Kejriwal
Amritsar, Dec 2 (IANS) In a reply to Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi's remarks of 'black Englishman', Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said "all mothers of Punjab adore their black son (Kejriwal), and sisters like their black brother".
2021-12-02
Category: India, Punjab,National,Politics
S. Korea, US to update war plans to deter N. Korea nuke, missile threats
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) South Korea and the US agreed on Thursday to update their joint wartime contingency plans to deter North Korea's evolving nuclear and missile threats, the two sides said, in a sign of their stepped-up cooperation to reinforce deterrence against the recalcitrant regime.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
'What's sauce for the goose...': SC reminds Trinamool of its 2018 order on rural polls
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reminded the Trinamool Congress its 2018 order, where it put on hold the Calcutta High Court order, directing the State Election Commission (SEC) to permit online filing of nominations by candidates for the rural polls in West Bengal, while hearing its pleas alleging violence in recently- concluded Tripura civic polls.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Botswana achieves WHO Covid-19 vaccination target
Gaborone, Dec 2 (IANS) Botswana has achieved the World Health Organisation (WHO) target of vaccinating 40 per cent of the entire population by December 2021, President Mokgweetsi Masisi said.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Botswana,Health/Medicine,Politics
Farmers in Afghanistan's Kunduz voice concern over drought, seek help
Kunduz, Dec 2 (IANS) Farmers in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province have expressed concern over drought, saying the current drought and water shortage to irrigate their farmlands would badly affect their harvests.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Afghanistan,Politics
Committee to recommend right-sizing of ISRO manpower: Minister
Chennai/New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) With the Indian space agency's focus shifting to research and development (R&D), a committee has been set up to recommend the methodology for right-sizing and optimal utilisation of the existing science and technology (S&T) manpower, as per Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Technology
Committee to recommend right-sizing of ISRO manpower: Minister
Chennai/New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) With the Indian space agency's focus shifting to research and development (R&D), a committee has been set up to recommend the methodology for right-sizing and optimal utilisation of the existing science and technology (S&T) manpower, as per Union Science and Technology Minister Dr Jitendra Singh.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics,Technology
BJP Bihar demands action as Jivesh Mishra's car stopped at Assembly gate
Patna, Dec 2 (IANS) Senior leaders of Bihar BJP on Thursday demanded strict action against the security personnel who stopped cabinet minister Jivesh Kumar Mishra's car at the Assembly gate for the convoys of the DM and the SSP.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
BJP Bihar demands action as Jivesh Mishra's car stopped at Assembly gate
Patna, Dec 2 (IANS) Senior leaders of Bihar BJP on Thursday demanded strict action against the security personnel who stopped cabinet minister Jivesh Kumar Mishra's car at the Assembly gate for the convoys of the DM and the SSP.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Bihar,National,Politics
Draft policy on ecological restoration of TN forest area on anvil
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu government will be bringing out a draft policy by February for ecological restoration of its forest land from alien plant species that are invasive. The government has been trying to remove these invasive plant species from forest land but was not successful. The main invasive species that outrun the native species and have to be annually weeded out are Lantana camara, Acacia mearnsii, Prosopis juliflora.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
S. Korea asks US to support Seoul's push to declare formal end to Korean War
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) South Korean President Moon Jae-in met US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday and asked for Washington's support for Seoul's efforts to declare a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Pak rushes over 5,000 cops to Gwadar on anti-riot duty
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Balochistan police have issued orders to send 5,500 police personnel to Gwadar from various other districts for maintenance of law and order and on anti-riot duties amid the weeks long protests there, the Dawn reported.
2021-12-02
Category: International, India,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Defence/Security
Shiv Sena assails govt over vax policy as LS debates Covid
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Lok Sabha on Thursday began discussion on the Covid-19 pandemic and various aspects related to it in the country, with members of the opposition and government taking potshots at each other over handling of the pandemic and vaccination.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
S. Korea unlikely to drastically tighten virus curbs despite surging infections
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) South Korea is unlikely to reimpose tighter social distancing rules despite surging Covid-19 infections, as the government is set to announce new measures to tame the latest wave of infections, a senior presidential official said on Thursday.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Manipur media organisations threaten to boycott govt if advt bills not paid
Imphal, Dec 2 (IANS) The media organisations in Manipur on Thursday asked the state government to clear the pending advertisement bills of various media houses by December 10, failing which, they will boycott the government.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Manipur,National,Politics
Kerala asks RBI Gov to withdraw caution notice for Coop Societies
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) Kerala Cooperation Minister V.N. Vasavan on Thursday wrote to RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das seeking withdrawal of 'Caution Notice' published by the central bank last month in several Malayalam dailies over various cooperative societies using the word "bank" in their names.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Kerala,Business/Economy,Politics
S. Korea, Visegrad Group countries sign MoU on R&D cooperation
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) South Korea's science ministry said on Thursday that it has agreed with the Visegrad Group in Europe -- the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia -- to boost cooperation in the fields of research and development.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Omicron-positive couple gives false info, puts many at infection risk
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) A couple, who tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant in South Korea, was found to have lied about how they went home from the airport upon return from Nigeria, leaving dozens of people exposed to the risk of infection.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Politics
Vibrant Gujarat has built state's global brand image: CM
Gandhinagar, Dec 2 (IANS) As a pre-cursor to the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit (VGGIS) 2022, Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Thursday met industry leaders in one-on-one meetings during his visit to Mumbai.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Turkey's finance minister resigns amid currency crisis
Ankara, Dec 2 (IANS) Turkey's Finance and Treasury Minister Lutfi Elvan has resigned amid a sharp plunge of the Turkish lira, according to a presidential decree issued in the Turkish official gazette on Thursday.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Turkey,Politics
Ruckus over Mamita Meher case continues in Odisha Assembly
Bhubaneswar, Dec 2 (IANS) For the second day in a row, opposition BJP and Congress members continued to create uproar in the Odisha Assembly over school teacher Mamita Meher murder case.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Orissa,National,Politics
AIADMK to elect Coordinator, Joint Coordinator on Dec 7
Chennai, Dec 2 (IANS) A day after restoring the right to elect the party's top most leaders to its primary cadre, the AIADMK party on Thursday announced the election schedule.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Politics
Maoists expel ideologue Kobad Ghandhy for anti-party views (Ld)
Nagpur, Dec 2 (IANS) The Central leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) has expelled its top cadre Kobad Ghandhy for anti-revolutionary views from the primary membership of the party. Ghandhy, 74, has spent nearly four decades in Maoist activities including 10 years in prison across six Maoist affected states.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
HC denies early hearing of plea seeking election of Dy LS Speaker
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused an early hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction for holding the election of Deputy Lok Sabha Speaker.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Ground water level in Telangana drops during November
Hyderabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Ground water levels in Telangana have dropped during November compared to October 2021.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Kerala SC/ST students to get scholarship to learn to fly
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) The Kerala government will now bear the entire expense of students who pass the entrance examination to the state-run Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, which gives training for Commercial Pilot License (CPL).
2021-12-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Education,Politics
Maoists suspend ideologue Kobad Gandhy for anti-party views
Nagpur, Dec 2 (IANS) The Central leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) has suspended its top cadre Kobad Gandhy for anti-revolutionary policy. Gandhy, 74, has spent nearly four decades in Maoist activities including 10 years in prison across six Maoist affected states.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Politics
Suspension row: asks govt, Oppn to resolve stalemate
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday asked the government and the opposition to resolve the impasse over the suspension of 12 MPs.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Uganda strives to consolidate gains in HIV/AIDS fight amid Covid
Kampala, Dec 2 (IANS) Uganda is striving to consolidate the country's gains in the fight against HIV/AIDS despite the impact of Covid-19, a senior health official said.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine,Politics
Oppn stages walkout from Rajya Sabha over inflation
New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The opposition parties resorted to sloganeering after the Rajya Sabha assembled for question hour and later walked out from the house after they were denied permission on discussion over inflation.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Delhi,National,Politics
Kerala cries foul as TN opens Mullaperiyar dam shutters without notice
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 2 (IANS) Locals led by the Congress blocked the traffic on the Kottayam-Kumali national highway on Thursday in protest against the hardships faced after Tamil Nadu government opened spillway shutters of the Mullaperiyar dam with out any notice.
2021-12-02
Category: India, Kerala,National,Politics
Africa's Covid-19 cases surpass 8.65 mn
Addis Ababa, Dec 2 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 8,651,549 as of Wednesday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Thursday.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chinese firm to implement Bangladesh's first waste-to-energy project
Dhaka, Dec 2 (IANS) A Chinese firm has signed four project investment agreements on a waste-to-energy project with its Bangladeshi partners here.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Bangladesh,Politics
Cambodian PM says eldest son Manet will be one of PM candidates after him
Phnom Penh, Dec 2 (IANS) Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen revealed on Thursday that his eldest son Hun Manet will be one of the prime ministerial candidates after the father's possible retirement in 2030.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Cambodia,Politics
Australian state tightens border restrictions amid Covid-19 outbreak
Canberra, Dec 2 (IANS) The state government of South Australia (SA) has tightened its border restrictions in response to the latest coronavirus outbreak.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Australia,Politics
Japan withdraws ban on inbound flight bookings after causing public confusion
Tokyo, Dec 2 (IANS) The Japanese government on Thursday withdrew its request for airlines to completely stop taking reservations for inbound international flights this month, local media reported.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Japan,Politics
Afghan air force commander calls on run-away pilots to return
Kabul, Dec 2 (IANS) Afghanistan's acting air force commander Mawlawi Amanudin Mansoor has called on the pilots who served under the previous government to return to work and join the current air force.
2021-12-02
Category: International, Israel,Politics
S. Korea's daily Covid-19 cases hit new high at 5,266
Seoul, Dec 2 (IANS) South Korea's daily number of Covid-19 cases hit a new record high as the government eased anti-virus measures amid the higher vaccination rate, the health authorities said Thursday.
2021-12-02
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine,Politics