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Latest News: Earthquake Hit Alaska in US, Tsunami Alert Canceled


5 Dead in Hong Kong Coach Crash

Five people have died and at least 31 injured in the Hng Kong coach crash, reported AFP, quoting official sources.

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Morning Pollution Update

In New Delhi’s Lodhi Road area, the Air Quality Index stands at 249 for PM 2.5, which stands in the moderate category. The AQI for PM 10 is 253, also falling in the moderate category.


Centre Approves Rs 2,500 Cr Relief for Kerala

Four months after the Kerala floods, the Centre has approved an additional Rs 2,500 crore for the relief work. This is over and above the Rs 600 crore earlier sanctioned for the same.

The Kerala government had submitted a memorandum demanding Rs 4,800 crore. However, the committee given the task, cleared Rs 3,100 crore including the Rs 600 crore earlier.

(The Indian Express)

Delhi Metro Services Halted Due to Technical Snag

Delhi’s Metro trains services have been halted on the Dilshan Garden-Rithala line following some technical snag.


Delhi Court Holds Ex-Coal Secretary HC Gupta, 5 Others Guilty of Scam

Delhi court holds ex-coal secretary HC Gupta, along with five others guilty of corruption and criminal conspiracy in coal scam case, PTI reported

Supreme Court Adjourns Rohingya Case

The Supreme Court adjourned the Rohingya case for final disposal in January 2019.

(Source: ANI)

Dilip Ray Resigns as Rourkela MLA, Quits BJP

Former Union Minister Dilip Ray resigned as Rourkela MLA and also quit the BJP.

“I acknowledge my failure in living up to their (constituents’) expectations and therefore taking up moral responsibility. I've decide to quit. The decision is emotionally painful for me,” he said.

(Source: ANI)

Tamil Nadu Govt Moves SC Over Mekedatu Dam

Tamil Nadu government has moved SC to seek status quo against Karnataka government over Mekedatu dam proposal, CNN-News18 reported.

ED Summons Robert Vadra in Land Deal Case

Enforcement Directorate has summoned Robert Vadra in the land deal case.

(Source: ANI)

AIMIM to Approach Mumbai HC for Muslim Reservation

AIMIM to approach Mumbai HC for Muslim reservation in Maharashtra after state legislature passed bill for Maratha reservation in Socially and Economically Backward category.

“We won't challenge it but will go to court with new facts for Muslim reservation,” AIMIM's Imtiyaz Jalil told ANI.

(Source: ANI)

Delhi HC Directs YS Chowdhary to Appear Before ED on 3 Dec

Delhi High Court asks Former Union Minister and TDP Leader YS Chowdary to appear before Enforcement Directorate on Monday, 3 December, saying no coercive steps to be taken in the case against him.

On Friday, Chowdary had approached Delhi HC seeking quashing of summons issued against him by Enforcement Directorate. He was recently raided by the ED and Income-Tax department in connection with allegations of money laundering and financial irregularities.


Mohammad Azharuddin Telangana Congress Working President

Mohammad Azharuddin appointed as the working president of Telangana Congress Committee.

(Source: ANI)

Sandeep Dikshit Appointed AICC Secretary

Sandeep Dikshit has been appointed as the Secretary of All India Congress Committee (AICC).

(Source: ANI)

Madras HC QuashesTN Govt Order on Idol Theft

Madras High Court on Friday quashed the order issued by Tamil Nadu government on 1 August transferring investigation in all idol theft cases to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). The court appointed IG Pon Manickavel as Special Officer for 1 year to conduct probe.

SC Dismisses Plea to Quash Probe into Extra-Judicial Killing in Manipur

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea filed by group of 350 Indian Army soldiers and Manipur police commandos against SC’s earlier judgement of allowing probe into alleged extra judicial killings in Manipur.

It also quashed the plea seeking dilution of AFSPA protection shield to armed forces personnel in disturbed areas.


Delhi HC Sentences 3-Month Prison to Rajpal Yadav

Delhi High Court on Friday sentenced actor Rajpal Yadav to three month civil prison for failing to repay a loan of Rs 5 crore.

Following the verdict, Yadav was immediately taken into custody by Delhi Police.

India's Q2 GDP Growth at 7.1%

GDP growth slows down to 7.1 percent in Q2 from 8.1% in Q1.


BJP West Bengal Unit Moves to HC to Organise Rath-Yatra

West Bengal unit of Bhartiya Janata Party moved to Calcutta High Court for allegedly being denied permission by the government to organise rath-yatra in the state.

Subsidised LPG price cut by Rs 6.5; mkt price LPG cut by Rs 133

Domestic cooking gas (LPG) price Friday was cut by Rs 6.52 per cylinder on account of tax impact on the reduced market rate for the fuel.

A 14.2-kg subsidised LPG cylinder will cost Rs 500.90 in the national capital from midnight tonight as against Rs 507.42 currently, Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the country's largest fuel retailer, said in a statement.

The price reduction comes soon after six consecutive monthly hikes in rates since June. Prior to this price cut, rates had gone up by Rs 14.13 per cylinder since then.

Also Read : LPG Prices Touch Rs 1,000 in Most Parts of Karnataka

Maha Guv Signs Maratha Reservation Bill

Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Friday signed the Maratha reservation bill which was passed by both houses of state assembly 29 November.


Also Read : Reservation Bill Reflects Importance of Marathas in State Politics

Scientists Warn Of Impending 8.5-Magnitude Earthquake In Himalayas

Growing warnings by scientists of an impending high-magnitude earthquake in the Himalayas have got further credence from yet another study by Indian researchers.

The new study, led by seismologist CP Rajendran of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bengaluru, says the "enormous stacking up of strain in the region portends at least one earthquake of magnitude 8.5 or more in one of the overlapping segments of the central Himalayas anytime in the future".


Also Read : Study Detects New Culprit in Deadly 2004 Earthquake: The Himalayas

Jharkhand to Sign MoUs With Patanjali on Agriculture

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Friday, 30 November, said the government would sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved to market organic farm products of the state.

Jharkhand government has also planned to set up a Centre for Excellence in collaboration with Israel for training of farmers from the state, he said.


Also Read : Patanjali’s Sales Down First Time in Five Years

BJP Kerala General Secretary to Go On Indefinite Hunger Strike Over SC's Sabarimala Verdict

BJP Kerala General Secretary AN Radhakrishnan said on Friday, 30 November, that he will sit on an indefinite hunger strike from 3 December in front of the Secretariat to protest against the SC’s verdict on Sabarimala Temple.


Also Read : BJP to Move Sabarimala Protest to Secretariat, Kerala CM Approves

Japan Court Extends Former Nissan Chief Carlos Ghosn's Detention

A Tokyo court on Friday, 30 November, extended the detention of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, local media said, after his arrest on allegations of financial misconduct that have shaken the auto industry.

The extension means Ghosn could remain in a Tokyo cell for another 10 days while prosecutors investigate allegations he under-reported his salary by millions of dollars over five years.


Also Read : Mitsubishi Motors Fires Ghosn, CEO Osamu to Be Interim Chairman

Final Arguments in Sohrabuddin Fake Encounter Case to Start From 3 December

A special CBI court in Mumbai will start hearing final arguments in the Sohrabuddin Shaikh and Tulsiram Prajapati alleged fake encounter cases from 3 December.

Special CBI judge SJ Sharma wrapped up recording of statements of the accused under Section 313 of the Code of Criminal Procedure on Friday.

Under Section 313, the accused get a final chance to put forth their stand after witnesses' statements are recorded.


Also Read : Sohrabuddin Case: HC Dismisses Pleas Challenging Discharge of Cops

Demonetisation Was an Extremely Foolish Move: P Chidambaram

Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Friday, 30 November, slammed the Narendra Modi government for its note ban and GST decisions, saying that “demonetisation was an extremely foolish move.”

“Everything about the GST is wrong except the idea of GST. I don't know why people (on former CEA Arvind Subramanian) don't speak when they are in office? What fear has this government instilled in people?” he added.


Also Read : Chidambaram mocks new GDP estimates, says UPA years best

Earthquake Rocks Anchorage

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake has rocked buildings in Anchorage, Alaska prompting people to run out of offices and seek shelter under office desks.

Officials issued tsunami warning for coastal areas of southern Alaska after earthquake.

(Source: AP)

Tsunami Warning For Alaska Canceled

Officials have canceled a tsunami warning for southern Alaska that was issued following the 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

Earlier, the officials issued tsunami warning for coastal areas of southern Alaska after earthquake.

(Source: AP)

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