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LIVE Top News Today: Congress eliminated poor instead of poverty but Modi eliminated poverty after 2014, says Union Home Minister Amit Shah

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah on December 5 said that former prime minister Indira Gandhi gave the slogan of ‘Garibi Hatao’ but Congress eliminated the poor instead of poverty. Shah claimed that its Modi government who removed poverty from this country after 2014.

UK revises Covid guidelines for international arrivals, pre-departure negative result mandatory from Monday

The UK government on December 4 revised its Covid guidelines amid the Omicrom scare. Now people coming from other countries have to show their pre-departure negative coronavirus result from December 5 onwards. This will apply to travellers aged over 12 from any country. Currently, travellers have to take an RT-PCR test within two days of arrival.

India set 540 run target for New Zealand in Mumbai Test after declaring at 276-7 in 2nd innings

Indian cricket team set 540 runs target for the New Zealand team to win the 2nd test match in Mumbai. Virat Kohli-led Indian team declared at 276-7 in the second innings after Mayank Agarwal half-century and allrounder Axar Patel quick fore 41 runs in 26, including 3 fours and 4 sixes.

Indian shuttler PV Sindhu loses against South Korea’s An Se-young in final of BWF World Tour 2021

Indian Badminton player PV Sindhu lost against South Korea’s Au Se-young in the final of BWF World Tour 2021. An Seyaoung defeated Sindhu in consecutive sets to clinch the BWF World Tour title, she defeated Sidhu by 21-16 and 21-12.

Navjot Singh Sidhu joins protesting teachers outside Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s house

Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on December 5, joined protesting teachers outside Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s house. In Delhi, teachers are holding a protest against the government, demanding to make their jobs permanent.

First Omicron case confirmed in Delhi LNJP Hospital, total fifth in India

First Omicronn case confirmed in Delhi, the patient was admitted to LNJP Hospital had returned from Tanzania. As of now total of 17 people who tested positive for Covid-19 have been admitted to that hospital. After two in Karnataka, 1 in Gujarat and 1 in Maharashtra, this is the fifth confirmed case of Omicron in India.

Army orders Court to inquire into killings of civilians in Nagaland’s Mon district

Indian Army ordered Court to inquire into the killings of civilians in Nagaland’s Mon district. At least 13 civilians were killed by security forces in Mon district during a firing incident. Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Nagaland Chief Minister Neophiu Rio condemned this incident and promised an investigation will take place to look into this matter.

11 civilians gunned down by security forces in Nagaland, CM Rio calls for calm

At least 13 civilians were gunned down by security forces in Nagaland’s Mon district on Saturday evening. Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio condemned this attack on civilians and assured a high-level SIT will investigate the matter and justice will be delivered to the victims. CM Rio urged everyone to not panic and keep calm.

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Sankalp Saptaah: PM Modi today launches week-long initiative for aspirational blocks at Bharat Mandapam

The country’s Sankalp Saptah programme, which is being implemented in 500 aspirational blocks throughout 329 districts, seeks to increase block-level government while also improving civilian quality of life.

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At Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced a week-long project named Sankalp Saptaah for the country’s aspirational groups.

He also conversed with attendees, including members from the panchayat and the block level.

The week-long programme, which is described in an official news release, is closely correlated with the national Aspirational Blocks Programme (ABP), which Modi introduced in January of this year.

The country’s Sankalp Saptah programme, which is being implemented in 500 aspirational blocks throughout 329 districts, seeks to increase block-level government while also improving civilian quality of life.

Chintan Shivirs were held nationwide at the village and block levels to help with the effective execution of the ABP and to create strong block development strategies. The result of these careful considerations, which will be seen in each of the 500 aspirational blocks, is Sankalp Saptaah.

On October 9, the final day of the seven-day event, a celebration of the week’s worth of effort will take place under the banner of Sankalp Saptaah – Samavesh Samaroh.

Speaking at the inaugural function, the prime minister claimed that more than 25 crore people’s lives in 112 districts throughout the nation had been improved by the aspirational districts plan. He asserted that the quality of living had changed. Now, the aspirational blocks programme will be built on the success of the aspirational districts programme, he said.

According to the statement, about 3,000 panchayat and block level functionaries and representatives of the people are expected to attend the inaugural event at Bharat Mandapam, in addition to about two lakh farmers, block and panchayat level functionaries, and people from other walks of life who will participate virtually.

Starting on October 3 and running through October 9, each day of Sankalp Saptaah is devoted to a distinct development subject on which all aspirational blocks will focus. Sampoorna Swasthya, Suposhit Pariwaar, Swachhta, Krishi, Shiksha, and Samridhi Diwas are some of the themes for the first six days, according to the statement.

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Madhya Pradesh elections: Congress to release first list of candidates after October 5

According to the source, the party has received more than 3,500 inquiries from potential candidates who wish to run for office on the Congress ticket in the Assembly elections.

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As the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections draw nearer, sources stated on Friday that the Congress is expected to reveal its first list of candidates after October 5 as part of its strategy. A Congress source told IANS that the party will announce the names of the candidates at the ideal moment and that the campaigning for the Assembly elections is already underway.

The source stated that the party would issue its initial list of candidates after October 5, when it is anticipated that the Election Commission will have released its polling schedule.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the party’s general secretary, will be in the state on October 5 to speak at a large public gathering, the source added, and her input will be sought before the release of the final list.

To narrow down the field of candidates for the elections, the party organised two sessions of the Screening Committee in the national capital.

According to the source, the party has received more than 3,500 inquiries from potential candidates who wish to run for office on the Congress ticket in the Assembly elections.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, will speak at a public meeting on Saturday in the Kala Pipla Assembly seat.

Two lists of candidates from the BJP have already been made public for the upcoming elections. Along with four other current MPs, the ruling party has included three Union Ministers in its second list. On Monday, a few hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke at a public gathering in Bhopal, the second list of 39 candidates was made public.

The list also included Kailash Vijayvargiya, the national general secretary of the BJP.

The list includes the names of three Union Ministers: Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State for Food Processing Industries and Jal Shakti from Narsinghpur; Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister of Agriculture and Chairman of the Party’s State Election Management Committee from Dimni-Morena; and Fagan Singh Kulaste, Minister of State for Rural Development and Steel from Niwas.

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President Droupadi Murmu gives assent to Women’s Reservation Bill

The new law provides 33% reservation of seats for women in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

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President Droupadi Murmu gives assent to Women’s Reservation Bill

The Women’s Reservation Bill became law in India after President Droupadi Murmu gave her assent, days after the historic vote in the Parliament. The new law provides 33% reservation of seats in the Lok Sabha and state assemblies for women. However, the law will be imposed after the new census and delimitation. 

The Women’s Reservation Bill which is officially known as Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam was passed in both the houses during the special session of the Parliament. The historic bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on September 20, with 454 MPs voting in its favour and 2 voting against it. In the Rajya Sabha, the bill was passed unanimously on September 21 with 214 MPs voting in favour of the bill.  

Issuing a gazette notification, the Government of India stated that the Bill has become an Act after the approval granted by the President. The notification read that the act will come into force on such date as the central government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint. 

While supporting the historic bill in the Parliament, the Opposition condemned the government for not bringing the quota for women into immediate effect. Union Home Minister Amit Shah told the Parliament during the bill’s discussion that it could only come into effect after 2029 due to the pending census and delimitation.

A day after the bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remarked that with the passage of the Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam in Parliament, the nation usher in an era of stronger representation and empowerment for the women of India. He added that this is not merely legislation but a tribute to the countless women who have made the nation. He exclaimed that India has been enriched by their resilience and contributions. 

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