The Dam Safety Bill, 2019 on December 3 passed in Rajya Sabha amid the sloganeering and disruption by opposition MPs over the suspension of 12 MPs on December 1. The Bill provides for the surveillance, inspection, operation and maintenance of specified dams in India via a regulatory body.
Maharashtra government issues new guidelines for passengers arriving in state, only people with negative RT-PCR report or, fully vaccinated allowed
Hours after the announcement of the first two cases of new variant Omicron in Karnataka, the Maharashtra government revised its covid guidelines for passengers arriving from other states and countries. Now people with either a fully vaccinated certificate or, negative RT-PCR report within 72 hours before boarding is a must for every passenger.
Two cases of Omicron variant found in Karnataka, says Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry
Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry on December 3 said that there are two confirmed cases of Omicron variant that have been reported in Karnataka. These are the first cases of fast-spreading cases to be reported in India. However, the Indian government has already implemented strict measures for international travellers.
Congress will provide 20 lakh jobs in UP if we win election, says Priyanka Gandhi at Pratigya Rally in Moradabad
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on December 2 promised 20 lakh jobs if they come into power. She said that the Congress party will contest the UP elections on the basis of development. Priyanka said this during her Pratigya Rally in UP’s Moradabad.
Amit Shah hits out at Akhilesh Yadav, says during Yadav’s rule, there was mafia rule in UP, now law rules
Home Minister Amit Shah is in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur, where he addressed the people and said that now in Uttar Pradesh, dacoity has gone down by 70 per cent, incidents of looting, by the use of weapons, has gone down by 69 per cent, cases of murder went down by 30 per cent, deaths due to dowry has gone down by 22.5 per cent. He further led an attack on Akhilesh Yadav and said that he should go home and check the data. Shah concluded by saying that during Yadav’s rule, there was Mafia rule now in Yogi Adityanath’s tenure, law rules.
Maruti Suzuki to hike vehicle prices from January due to rise in input costs
Maruti Suzuki on December 2 announced a price hike from January in its all vehicles due to an increase in the various input costs. In a letter submitted to National Stock Exchange (NSE), India’s largest car making company said that, Over the past year, the cost of the Company’s vehicles continue to be adversely impacted due to increases in various input costs. Therefore, it has become imperative for the Company to pass on some impact of the above additional costs to customers through a price hike.
Supreme Court slams Centre and Delhi government on air pollution issues, orders to come up with serious plans within 24 hours
Supreme Court on December 2, gave a 24-hour deadline to the centre and Delhi government to come up with an action plan against poor air quality to control the air pollution in the NCR region. The SC said that if the Centre and Delhi government fail to take measures to control the air pollution then the court will pass an order.
India tour of South Africa likely to be postponed by one week amid Omicron scare
Amid the scare of the new variant of coronavirus Omicron, BCCI is likely to postpone the India tour of South Africa by ane week. Team India was supposed to travel to South Africa on December 8, a day after the Mumbai Test against New Zealand.
Shashi Tharoor joins protest outside Parliament, shares pictures
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor also joined the opposition leaders who are protesting outside Parliament as 12 MPs were suspended from the rest of the winter session for causing a ruckus in the monsoon session. Shashi Tharoor shared the pictures and he wrote that he joined protesting MPs at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament to decry the undemocratic actions of the BJP administration.
Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat to move Dam Safety Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha today
Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will move the Dam Safety Bill 2019 in Rajya Sabha today for consideration and passage. Earlier, the bill was passed yesterday to the Rajya Sabha but it couldn’t be passed as the opposition leaders caused a ruckus in the Parliament, and the bill couldn’t pass.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to introduce National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Bill today
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will introduce the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha today. Apart from this, it is also expected that in the Parliament today, MPs will have a discussion on the COVID-19 pandemic today. The decision will be held under rule 193.
Tamil Nadu issue new SOPs for foreign traveller amid fear of Omicron
Amidst the fear of the new variant of coronavirus, Omicron, the state government of Tamil Nadu issued new SOPs for foreign travellers. In the SOPs, it is mentioned that it is mandatory for people to take the RT-PCR test and the officials have also deployed team for conducting the RT-PCR test.
Cauvery water dispute: Karnataka government is not against protest, but opposition should refrain from gaining political mileage, says CM Siddaramaiah
CM Siddaramaiah further underlined that they all must work for the people of Karnataka and not for self-political gains.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday asserted that his government does not oppose any protest, though there is a Supreme Court verdict against it. He added that the opposition should refrain from gaining political mileage, stating that there are few people and parties who are making the Cauvery issue political.
CM Siddaramaiah further underlined that they all must work for the people of Karnataka and not for self-political gains. Reportedly, there has been an escalating conflict between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu after the Cauvery Water Mangaement Authority (CWMA) issued an order asking Karnataka to release 5000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for 15 days.
The pro-Kannada outfits, political groups and farmers associations called for a strike to protest against the release of Cauvery water to Tamil nadu. Speaking about the strike, the Bengaluru police stated that there is no permission for any bandh, protest or demonstration in the city. The police announced Section 144, a prohibition of assembling more than five people in the city.
On Monday, JDS supremo and former PM Devegowda wrote an open letter to PM Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention into the cauvery dispute. CM Siddaramaiah openly welcomed former PM Devegowda’s step. In his letter, JDS supremo asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interfere in resolving the ongoing disputes and differences between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
In addition, he also suggested to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to form an external agency who can bring forth a permanent solution to the Cauvery water sharing dispute between both the states. Today, a 12 hour Bandh was called upon by the Farmer’s Organisation in Bengaluru, with support from opposition parties. As far as reports are concerned, another statewide bandh has also been issued for 29th of September.
While Karnataka Jala Samrakhshan Samiti, an umbrella outfit of farmers’ association and opposition parties in Karnataka are holding protests in the state regarding the Cauvery water sharing dispute, farmers in Tamil Nadu also took the street to protest on the same and demanded for the release of Cauvery water to the state from Karnataka.
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Farmers from different parts of Thanjavur performed Tharpanam, a ritual which is done for ancestors, in front of district collector office, urging the government to get Tamil Nadu’s share of water in Cauvery for Kuruvai and Samba cultivation.
While Karnataka Jala Samrakhshan Samiti, an umbrella outfit of farmers’ association and opposition parties in Karnataka are holding protests in the state regarding the Cauvery water dispute, farmers in Tamil Nadu also took the street to protest on the same and demanded for the release of Cauvery water to the state from Karnataka.
The conflict between the two states broke out when the Cauvery Water Management Authority (CWMA) order directed Karnataka to continue releasing 5000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu for another 15 days. Following the order, top Congress leaders of Karnataka maintained that there is no surplus water available to be released.
Protesting against the Karnataka government and demanding release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, a group of farmers from Tiruchirappalli were holding dead rats in their mouths. Notably, a similar protest was seen in April 2017, when Chinnagodangi Palanisamy, a 65-year-old farmer, caught a live rat in his mouth while protesting near Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to draw the government’s attention to the plight of farmers in drought-stricken areas of Tamil Nadu. The photos of this incident went viral then.
Meanwhile, farmers from different parts of Thanjavur performed Tharpanam, a ritual which is done for ancestors, in front of district collector office, urging the government to get Tamil Nadu’s share of water in Cauvery for Kuruvai and Samba cultivation. Kuruvai cultivation refers to the seasonal cultivation of paddy during the Kuruvai season in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Samba cultivation also refers to a seasonal paddy cultivation.
Furthermore, members of Cauvery Urimai Meetpu Kulu also staged a rail roko protest in Thanjavur by blocking Cholan Express train, condemning Karnataka government to release Tamil Nadu’s share of water in Cauvery river. Reportedly, the protestors were arrested by the police.
In another protest regarding the same, members of Desai Thenninthiya Nathigal Inaippu Vivasayigal Sangam (National South Indian River Interlinking Agriculturist Association) held a protest under the leadership of state president of the association Ayyakannu in Trichy by performing the last rites of Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah. They condemned the Karnataka state government for not releasing enough water from Cauvery.
Watch: Korean Ambassador Chang Jae-bok performs puja for his new car, video goes viral
In the video a priest can be seen holding the puja ceremony. Ambassador Chang Jae-bok and other officials are also standing in attendance during the puja ceremony. The post was shared by the Korean Embassy on X on September 26
South Korean Embassy in India held a special puja ceremony to mark the arrival of a new vehicle for Ambassador Chang Jae-bok. The official took to X (formerly Twitter) to share a video of the pooja ceremony. He wrote he was delighted to have new Hyundai Genesis GV80 as the ambassador’s official vehicle. He also held a puja ceremony for good luck.
In the video a priest can be seen holding the puja ceremony. Ambassador Chang Jae-bok and other officials are also standing in attendance during the puja ceremony. The post was shared by the Korean Embassy on X on September 26. The video has been viewed close to 80,000 times. The post has more than 1700 likes.
Variety of comments started coming on Twitter. Many social media users were happy on seeing the video and wished Ambassador for the new car. One social media user said Good Luck and safe driving Ambassador Chang. One X user wrote that is the way to appreciate someone’s culture and wished the Ambassador best of Luck.
One social media user thanked the ambassador for embracing the culture. He said good luck for the new vehicle. Another X user said nice looking car. One user wrote performing puja is a very heartwarming. He assured the Ambassador that positive forces will bring much more glory to South Korea and India’s relations. One social media user said great to see this and respect for him. Another X user said India’s culture was the pride of India.
Another social media user said this is a great gesture by the Korean ambassador.
One X user said happy driving and safe journeys.
Another user found the video beautiful.
Another social media user said this will be a good beginning for the car of the ambassador.