Daily Briefing: General Bipin Rawat’s last rites today; Laws repealed, farmers end protest

Big Story  Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, the nation’s most senior military officer who was killed, along with his wife and 11 armed forces personnel, in an IAF helicopter crash near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu Wednesday, will be cremated with full military honours in New Delhi today afternoon. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who met the family members, led the nation in paying tribute by placing a wreath and offering petals before each of the 13 caskets. Only in the Express  D S Hooda, a former General Officer Commanding-in-Chief…

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Man gets death for rape, murder of 2-year-old girl after trial ends in 5 days

A POCSO court in Surat on Tuesday awarded death sentence to a 35-year-old man for raping and murdering a two-and-a-half-year-old girl. The trial in the case was completed in five days during which 42 witnesses were heard and examined by the court. According to the case, the girl, daughter of a textile worker, went missing while playing outside her home November 4 . After unsuccessfully searching for the girl her family members lodged a missing person complaint with police. On November 7, police found the body of the minor girl…

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BJP will never topple govt, it will come to power in Rajasthan with strong mandate in 2023: Shah

Hitting out at Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot for accusing the BJP of trying to bring down his government last year, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the party will never topple the government and will come to power in the state with a strong mandate in 2023. He exuded confidence that the BJP will win the 2023 assembly elections in Rajasthan with two-thirds majority. “They are always in fear that their government will collapse. Who is going to topple the government? BJP will never topple your government.…

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Forget everything, seize the moment: Debutant Iyer shines bright on ‘Sunny Day

Neither does Shreyas Iyer wants to harp on the past nor is he keen to fret about what the future has in store for him. He just wants to “stay in the moment” and seize the day, as the illustrious Sunil Gavaskar advised him while giving the India cap. 📸📸#INDvNZ @Paytm pic.twitter.com/kvXBEOq0V3 — BCCI (@BCCI) November 26, 2021 Iyer, the 16th Indian Test cricketer to score a hundred on debut, knows that once skipper Virat Kohli is back in the team for the next game against New Zealand in Mumbai,…

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Confident TN up against unbeaten Hyderabad in last-four clash

Defending champions Tamil Nadu will have their task cut out as they lock horns with an unbeaten Hyderabad side in the semifinals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament here on Saturday. TN are eyeing a third straight appearance in the final of the premier domestic T20 tournament. Tamil Nadu, who won the 2020-21 edition of the event earlier this year, after having stumbled in the final against Karnataka in 2019, will head into the last-four clash with confidence after a convincing performance against Kerala. Jagadeesan, C Hari Nishaanth,…

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‘Prime Minister’s decision, no comments’: Nitish Kumar on decision to scrap farm laws

Having consistently supported the three contentious agricultural laws, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Friday issued a guarded response on the announcement of their withdrawal, saying the “decision has been taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi”. Speaking to reporters in Delhi, Nitish Kumar said some people supported the legislations, while there were opposing voices also, prompting the PM to announce to get them repealed in the winter session of Parliament. In February, following a meeting with the PM, the BIhar CM had said the laws were in the “interest of the…

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British Columbia sees death toll rising from massive flood; Ottawa pledges aid

British Columbia sees death toll rising from massive flood; Ottawa pledges aid

The death toll from massive floods and landslides that devastated parts of British Columbia is set to rise, with the Canadian province declaring a state of emergency on Wednesday and the federal government promising major help. Authorities have confirmed one death after torrential rains and mudslides destroyed roads and left several mountain towns isolated. At least three people are missing. Some 18,000 people are displaced in the Pacific Coast province, Canadian Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino said. “We expect to confirm even more fatalities in the coming days,” British Columbia…

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Delhi pollution: Haryana shuts schools in four districts, imposes other restrictions

Delhi pollution: Haryana shuts schools in four districts, imposes other restrictions

In order to curb air pollution in districts around the National Capital Territory of Delhi, including Gurgaon, Faridabad, Sonipat and Jhajjar, the Haryana government Sunday issued a detailed set of instructions. As per the orders, Chief Secretary Vijai Vardhan has asked all government and private schools to remain shut till November 17, by which time the situation shall be reviewed. Additionally, all government and private offices have been asked to shift to work-from-home mode. “With an aim to reduce 30 per cent plying of vehicles on roads that will impact…

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