The airport is spread over more than 1300 hectares of land, the completed first phase of the airport will have a capacity to serve around 1.2 crore passengers a year and work on it is scheduled to be completed by 2024. Taking to Twitter, the Prime Minister had said that the project will boost commerce, connectivity and tourism.

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Visuals: UP CM Yogi Adityanath says, “Jinnah’s followers tried to incite violence in western UP.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the Noida International Airport in Gautam Buddh Nagar.

Sindhu cruises into Indonesia Open quarterfinals

Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu registered a comfortable straight-game win over Germany’s Yvonne Li to cruise into the women’s singles quarterfinals of the Indonesia Open Super 1000 event here on Thursday. The reigning world champion, seeded third here, hardly broke a sweat to win the second round clash 21-12 21-18 against the world No.26 in 37 minutes at the USD 850,000 event.

Noida International Airport will be a multi-modal connectivity hub. It will create employment opportunities for more than 1 lakh people. Soon we’ll see 17 airports including an international airport at Ayodhya in the state

– Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia

Germany latest country to pass 100,000 deaths from COVID-19

Germany’s disease control agency said it recorded 351 additional deaths in connection with the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, taking the total toll to 100,119. In Europe, Germany is the fifth country to pass that mark, after Russia, the United Kingdom, Italy and France.

Turkey’s domestic COVID-19 vaccine applies for emergency auth

Turkey’s domestically developed COVID-19 vaccine, Turkovac, has applied for emergency authorisation, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Thursday, adding he hoped the shot would be available for use by year-end. Speaking at his ministry’s budget debate in parliament, Koca said work on Turkovac was nearing completion, and added the shot would mark the first Phase III clinical research project to be fully carried out by Turkey.

Senior RSP leader Abani Roy dies

Senior RSP leader and former MP Abani Roy passed away on Thursday. He was 84 years old. He died at RML Hospital in Delhi.

Olaf Scholz set to replace Merkel

Olaf Scholz is set to end the era of the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. The newly formed coalition of three German political parties, the Social Democrats, the Greens, and the Free Democrats, led by Olaf Scholz is about to form the next German government, reported DW news. The left-leaning Olaf Scholz, about to hold the designation of Germany’s next chancellor, has ruled out the 16-year long term of Merkel-led German government, reported DW News.

Several killed in blast in Somali capital

Several people were killed and some others were feared injured in an explosion in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu early Thursday, police and witnesses said. A police officer who declined to be named told Xinhua that the blast which took place near Mogadishu’s KM4 junction caused multiple casualties.

Over 18.5 lakh inoculated in MP during mega vaccination drive

Over 18.5 lakh people were vaccinated against COVID-19 during the Madhya Pradesh government’s Mega-Campaign-6 on Wednesday, a health official said on Thursday. At least 18.56 lakh people took the jab under the Mega-Campaign-6 till 8 pm, which is a record in the country, the official claimed.

Very heavy rainfall likely over Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Karaikal

Rains are expected between November 25 and 29. Isolated heavy rainfall also very likely over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam and Rayalaseema on November 26 and 27

ITC starts clinical trials of nasal spray for COVID-19 prevention

Developed by scientists at ITC Life Sciences and Technology Centre (LSTC), Bengaluru, the company plans to market the nasal spray under the Savlon brand once it gets all the requisite regulatory approvals, according to sources. When contacted for comments, a spokesperson of ITC said, “We are unable to share more details at the current moment as the clinical trials are underway.”

Pakistan fails to keep up with its commitment on counter-terrorism

Pakistan has once again failed in its counter-terrorism commitment to the international community, as a country’s court on November 7 freed six terrorists including those who were the masterminds of the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. According to the Inside Over, those freed were identified as Prof Malik Zafar Iqbal, Nasrullah, Samiullah, Yahya Mujahid, Hafiz Abdul Rehman Makki and Umar Bahadur. With the exception of Makki, all five terrorists were sentenced to nine years imprisonment.

This conspiracy to break Congress is happening not only in Meghalaya, but whole northeast. I challenge CM Mamata Banerjee to first elect them on TMC’s symbol and then formally welcome them to her party

– Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on 12 MLAs moving to TMC

UN raises issue of violence against women, girls in Afghanistan

The global community needs to listen to the voices and experiences of Afghan women and girls and urgently respond to their needs, especially survivors of violence and those who face multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, said the statement.

The Modi government has focused on the northeast region since it came to power. Today, the region is ready to play the role of contributor in the development of the country. We want to move forward with three E’s-‘Empathy, Empowerment, Enabler’- in the region

– Home Minister Amit Shah

BJP leadership meet for a two-day convention in Dehradun

“We are fully prepared for the Assembly elections in Uttarakhand. We all are working on the grassroots level in the State. People will extend their support to BJP in the state,” says Pralhad Joshi, BJP in-charge for elections in Uttarakhand

New Zealand test series: India reach 82/1 at lunch

After opting to bat, India lost opener Mayank Agarwal (13 off 28) cheaply before Shubman Gill (52 batting off 87) and Cheteshwar Pujara (15 batting off 61) shared an unbeaten 61-run stand. Pacer Kyle Jamieson (1/12) troubled Indian batters the most in the opening session.

Indonesia court orders govt to amend controversial labour law

Indonesia’s Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the government to amend parts of a controversial job creation law within two years, describing it as conditionally unconstitutional. The legislation, which was passed last year, sparked widespread protest across Indonesia over claims it undermined worker rights and weakened environmental protections.

China quietly developing military bases in Pacific islands?

China, which wishes to expand its maritime and economic profile has started to court the Pacific island nations. According to the Singapore Post, Kiribati a Micronesian country is discussing opening up its largest marine reserves to commercial fishing which may serve a dual purpose like a naval base for the Chinese as well. Pacific country’s President Taneti Maamau, decided to open up the marine reserves to commercial fishing to China which could be exploited for dual purposes.

Indian shares fall as banks, consumer sectors drag

Indian shares edged lower on Thursday as consumer, financials, and metals stocks slipped, with a 2% fall in ICICI Bank weighing the most on the blue-chip Nifty 50 index. The benchmark S&P BSE Sensex was down 0.05% at 58,313.06 by 0502 GMT, while the NSE Nifty 50 index dipped 0.07% to 17,403.10.

There are elections in Uttar Pradesh and other neighbouring states. As per our information, the people in power, when they visited the villages in some parts of these states, they got some different kind of reception from the locals. Considering this, they might have sensed the kind of treatment they will get when they go to seek votes. It seems that on that backdrop, this practical decision was taken. Had there been no elections in these states in the near future, this decision would not have been taken

– Nationalist Congress Party Chief Sharad Pawar

Explosion rocks Somalia capital Mogadishu

A huge explosion rocked Somalia’s capital Mogadishu early on Thursday, triggering a plume of smoke which rose from the blast site amid gunfire, according to a Reuters witness. There was no immediate claim of responsibility but Islamist group al Shabaab frequently carries out bombings in the Horn of Africa country.

Nawab Malik alleges Wankhede forged mother’s death certificate

The high-profile drug bust case in which Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was arrested has now turned into a war of words between Maharashtra Minister Malik and former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis making allegations and counter-allegations against each other.

Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls to be held on December 19

Counting of votes on December 21

Rupee falls 15 paise to 74.55 against US dollar in early trade

India wins toss, bats in 1st test against New Zealand

India won the toss Thursday and elected to bat against New Zealand in the first test meeting between the countries since the final of the inaugural World Test Championship. New Zealand won the WTC final in Southampton by eight wickets in June, and this two-test series against India marks the onset of its title defense.

More than 132 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs so far

INS Vela commissioned into the Indian Navy

The fourth Scorpene-class submarine was commissioned into the Indian Navy, in the presence of Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, at the naval dockyard in Mumbai.

Oil slips, awaiting OPEC+ response to U.S.-led crude release

Oil prices were little changed on Thursday with investors waiting to see how major producers respond to the emergency crude release by major consuming countries designed to cool the market, even as data pointed to healthy U.S. fuel demand.

India reports 9,119 new cases, 396 deaths

Active cases stand at 1,09,940 – lowest in 539 days

NIA carries out searches at multiple locations in Jammu & Kashmir

The searches are in connection with its ongoing probe into a terrorism conspiracy case, the investigation agency said.

Germany’s COVID-19 death toll passes 100,000

Europe’s largest economy is battling a fresh surge in coronavirus cases, and recorded 351 fatalities in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 100,119, according to figures from the Robert Koch Institute. As infections reach a record high and intensive care units fill up, the health crisis is posing an immediate challenge to the new coalition government set to take over from Angela Merkel’s cabinet.

Delhi reports 35 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths

As many as 35 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the last 24 hours in the national capital, according to official data. With this, Delhi now has 311 active cases and the cumulative infections have mounted to 14,40,754.

CM Yogi allocates Rs 3,301 crores for displaced persons in Jewar

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has allocated Rs 3,301 crore for the rehabilitation of people displaced due to the ongoing construction of the Jewar airport. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally lay the foundation stone of the much-awaited Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) in Jewar on Thursday.

Congress Parl group to meet over issues for winter session

“We will raise the issue of inflation in the upcoming session of Parliament. Congress Parliamentary Strategy Group will meet in New Delhi on November 25 to finalize the strategy for the upcoming Parliament session,” Congress general secretary KC Venugopal had told ANI. To take on BJP-led Central government, Congress is also planning to strongly raise issues of ‘COVID mismanagement’ in public forums and in the upcoming winter session of Parliament.

Australia considers diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Australia is considering not sending any government officials to the Winter Olympics to be held in Beijing next year amid growing calls from lawmakers for an official diplomatic boycott, the Sydney Morning Herald said in a report on Thursday. Australian politicians from the ruling Liberal-National coalition and the opposition Labor party are urging the federal government to boycott the event, which will be held in February, the newspaper reported without citing a source.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to withdraw the laws is a victory of the farmers. Narendra Modi and arrogance have been defeated. However, the movement will continue till a law on MSP is made. The ruling NDA in the state and at the Centre were rattled by the massive and unprecedented support that RJD got recently from farmers. The RJD has got the support of farmers and weaker sections of the society. We will form the government in the state in the next assembly poll

– Rashtriya Janata Dal president Lalu Prasad

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu to lead Indian delegation at ASEM

The ASEM or Asia-Europe Meeting is a platform for the countries in Asia and Europe to exchange views on regional and global issues and strengthen cooperation in a wide range of areas. The grouping comprises 51 member countries and two regional organisations– the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Alleged PFI activist Rehman sent to AIIMS from Mathura jail

Alleged PFI activist-cum-PhD scholar Atiq Ur Rehman, facing terror charges and lodged in a Mathura jail, was on Wednesday sent to New Delhi AIIMS for bypass surgery after the money for his surgery was sanctioned by the Uttar Pradesh government. “Since the money needed for bypass surgery of Atiq Ur Rehman has been sanctioned by the govt, he has been sent to AIIMS,” Mathura Jail Superintendent Brijesh Kumar told PTI.

Subway sandwich chain co-founder Peter Buck dies at 90

Peter Buck, whose $1,000 investment in a family friend’s Connecticut sandwich shop in 1965 provided the genesis for what is now the world’s largest restaurant chain — Subway — has died. He was 90. Buck, a nuclear physicist who was born in Portland, Maine, in 1930, died at a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, on Nov 18, Subway said in a statement. The cause of his death was not disclosed.

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