NEWS ON AIR https://newsonair.gov.in/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR State News Union Minister Shripad Naik visits JNPT; briefed about the port’s expansion plans https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430836 STA Union Minister of State for Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Shripad Naik today visited the country's premier container handling port JNPT. PM Modi greets people of Goa on Feast of St. Francis Xavier https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430834 STA Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people of Goa on the day of the Feast of St. Francis Xavier. In a tweet, Mr Modi hoped that the occasion will further the spirit of harmony and brotherhood in society. Cabinet Secretary chairs NCMC meeting on Cyclonic Storm 'Jawad' https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430831 STA Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba today chaired the second meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee, NCMC in New Delhi, and reviewed the preparedness of States and Central Ministries and Agencies to deal with the Cyclonic Storm Jawad. UP: I&B Minister Anurag Thakur inaugurates Earth Station of Doordarshan Kendra in Gorakhpur along with three FM stations https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430828 STA Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated Earth Station of Doordarshan Kendra in Gorakhpur today. Jawad Cyclone: Deep Depression likely to reach north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts by tomorrow https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430817 STA The Deep Depression over west-central Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards with a speed of 25 kilometres per hour during past six hours, intensified further into Cyclonic Storm ‘JAWAD’ (Pronounced as JOWAD) and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of today. Union Minister Giriraj Singh inaugurates National Generic Document Registration System and Banadhikar mobile app in Tripura https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430816 STA In Tripura, Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Giriraj Singh along with Minister of State Faggan Singh Kulaste today inaugurated the National Generic Document Registration System and Banadhikar mobile application through virtual mode. Jal Jeevan Mission: J&K plans to provide 100% tap water connection by 2022 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430812 STA In Jammu and Kashmir, continuing with its efforts to cover 100 percent of rural households with functional tap water connections under Jal Jeevan Mission by 2022, the UT Administration has provided 4.62 lakh tap water connections in two years. Jal Shakti Ministry approves drinking water supply schemes worth Rs 267 crore for Uttarakhand under Jal Jeevan Mission https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430810 STA Jal Shakti Ministry has approved drinking water supply schemes of rupees over two hundred sixty-seven crore for Uttarakhand under the Jal Jeevan Mission. Bihar Governor, CM pay floral tribute to first President Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary in Patna https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430796 STA In Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan and Chief Minister Nitish Kumar paid floral tribute to the first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary at his samadhi in Patna. Higher reaches receive snow in Himachal Pradesh https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430803 STA In Himachal Pradesh Pradesh snowfall is being experienced in higher reaches of the state. AIR correspondent reports that bad weather and snowfall continued in the Lahaul-Spiti district for the third day today. Former DGP Punjab Sarbdeep Singh Virk joins BJP https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430802 STA Former Director-General of Punjab Police Sarbdeep Singh Virk today joined BJP. He was inducted in the party by Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Gajendra Singh Shekhawat at party headquarter in New Delhi. Odisha, Andhra Pradesh govts fully gear up to tackle impact of impending cyclonic storm https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430693 STA Odisha and Andhra Pradesh governments are fully geared up to tackle the impact of the impending cyclonic storm. Odisha: Regional Conference on Replication of Good Governance Practices begins in Bhubaneswar https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430797 STA A two days Regional Conference on Replication of Good Governance Practices began today in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar. J&K: Jammu district administration identifies 6 hotels to quarantine travelers arriving from abroad https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430786 STA In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Jammu district administration has identified six hotels with 130 rooms to quarantine the travelers arriving in Jammu from abroad. Today is anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430781 STA Today is anniversary of Bhopal gas tragedy. Considered among the world's worst industrial disasters, the Bhopal gas tragedy was a gas leak incident 37 years ago, on the intervening night of December 2-3 in 1984, at the Union Carbide India Limited (UCIL) pesticide plant in Bhopal. Delhi Air pollution: Schools to remain shut from today till further orders https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430779 STA Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said that all schools in Delhi will remain closed till further orders in view of rise in pollution level. Karnataka CM to hold meeting with experts in view of newly found cases of new COVID-19 variant Omicron in state https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430776 STA Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will hold a meeting with experts today after two cases of the new COVID-19 variant Omicron were reported in the state. Andhra Pradesh: Amid odd weather conditions & depression over Bay of Bengal, fishermen not to venture into sea till Dec 5 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430774 STA The Well Marked Low Pressure Area over southeast Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards, concentrated into a Depression and lay centred today, over southeast Bay of Bengal near about 960 kilometres south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, 1,020 kilometres south-southeast of Gopalpur, Odis Maharashtra reports 796 new cases of COVID-19 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430773 STA Maharashtra today reported 796 new cases of COVID-19, taking the total number of infections to 66,37,221. Two cases of Omicron variant of COVID reported in Karnataka; Primary and Secondary contacts being traced to check the spread https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430760 STA The tracing of Primary and Secondary contacts of two persons tested positive in Bengaluru for Omicron virus is being done in Karnataka. Gujarat CM Bhupendra Patel holds roadshow in Mumbai to invite industry leaders to set up their businesses in Gujarat https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430758 STA Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel held a roadshow in Mumbai today to invite industry leaders to set up their businesses in Gujarat. Maharashtra govt suspends former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh with immediate effect https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430757 STA Maharashtra Government has initiated disciplinary proceedings and suspended former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh with immediate effect. 33 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Manipur https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430756 STA In Manipur, 33 persons were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases during the last twenty four hours. These cases were detected among the 1476 samples tested for the virus and the positive rate is 2.2 per cent. Maharashtra govt revises its guidelines for air travellers https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430754 STA Maharashtra Government has revised its guidelines for air travellers a day after the Centre expressed its concern regarding divergence in travel protocol. KVIC consistently promoting khadi & rural industries in North-Eastern region as part of govt's development initiatives: Vinai Kumar Saxena https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430749 STA Khadi and Village Industries Commission Chairman Vinai Kumar Saxena today said that the Commission has been consistently promoting khadi and rural industries in the North-Eastern region as a part of the Government of India's development initiatives. Tamil Nadu: AIADMK Party announces election for Coordinator and Joint Co-ordinator posts on 7th Dec https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430727 STA In Tamil Nadu, AIADMK Party has announced the election for its Coordinator and Joint Coordinator posts on the 7th of this month. Nominations will be received from tomorrow to 4th evening. MeT predicts heavy rain in some districts of Andhra Pradesh; low pressure likely to intensify around northwestwards https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430716 STA Andhra Pradesh, incessant rains in the recent past have resulted in crop and road damage in districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, and East Godavari. MeT issues alert for very heavy rain in South Bengal; warns fishermen not to venture into sea https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430710 STA In West Bengal, the regional meteorological department has issued a warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall in some districts of south Bengal on 4th and 5th December. AIG Hospitals chairman Dr D. Nageshwar urges caution as South Africa, UK and USA says Omicron infected have mild symptoms https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430702 STA Eminent Doctor and AIG Hospitals chairman Dr D. Nageshwar Reddy dispelled fears regarding Omicron, stating that doctors in South Africa, UK, and USA have told him that those who are infected with the new variant of concern are recovering within days. Tamil Nadu opens shutters of Mullaperiyar dam following heavy inflow of water in Idukki district https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430701 STA In Kerala, water entered several homes along the banks of Periyar river in Vallakadavu and Manjumala areas in Idukki district, following the opening of spillway shutters of Mullaperiyar dam early this morning. Cyclone Jawad: IMD issues heavy rainfall alert in south Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430699 STA Odisha government has reviewed its cyclone preparedness in view of the impending storm Jawad. Accordingly, all the coastal and adjacent districts of the state have been alerted to stay prepared to tackle the cyclone impact. Maharashtra Government launches website, Covid 19 victims kin can now apply online for ex-gratia https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430697 STA Maharashtra Government had announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 50 thousand to the relatives of those who lost their lives due to Covid 19. All India Radio News to broadcast a special series, "Uttar Pradesh ki Baat- Akashwani Ke Saath" https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430694 STA All India Radio News has been reaching out to the people across the country with the stories that matter for the citizens. Uttar Pradesh has seen rapid strides in development over the past five years. Akashvani Jammu celebrates its 75th foundation today https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430657 STA Akashvani Jammu is celebrating its 75th foundation today. Exactly 74 years ago it was the day when Radio Station Jammu was started as a makeshift arrangement from three classrooms of Government Ranbir Higher Secondary School, Jammu with basic aim to effectively counter Pakistan's virulent anti-I Maharashtra govt allows physical classes in primary schools from today https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430627 STA Maharashtra Government has allowed physical classes in primary schools of the state from today. In urban areas, physical classes of 1st to 7th Standard and physical classes of 1st to 4th Standard in rural areas are expected to begin from today. Policeman injured after Militants open fire on cop during regulating traffic at Rajouri Kadal in Srinagar https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430685 STA In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, terrorists fired upon a traffic police personnel who was busy in regulating traffic at Rajouri Kadal in the outskirts of Srinagar city, this evening. World observes 'World Aids day' today; events organize to spread awareness among people https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430668 STA As the world observes World Aids day today, Meghalaya Aids Control Society organized a bike and vintage car rally in Shillong city to spread awareness against the stigmatization of HIV/AIDS patients. Manipur reports 31 new COVID-19 positive cases, cumulative death toll is 1978 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430681 STA In Manipur, 31 persons were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases during the last twenty-four hours. More than Three Crore and Four Lakh Forty-Six Thousand samples tested in Andhra Pradesh so far https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430680 STA A record number of more than Three Crore and Four Lakh Forty-Six Thousand samples have been tested in Andhra Pradesh so far. Himachal Pradesh Police organizes ‘President's Colour Award’ ceremony https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430678 STA The ‘President's Colour Award’ ceremony was organized by Himachal Pradesh Police at the historic Ridge Ground in Shimla today. CM Mamta Banerjee meets Sharad Pawar; to set up collective support of all like-minded regional parties against BJP, says NCP Chief https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430672 STA In a bid to gather the support of all like-minded regional parties together, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee today held a meeting with NCP Chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai. Omicron Covid: Health Secretary writes to Maharashtra Government to align orders with Centre’s for implementation of guidelines across States/UTs https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430664 STA Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written a letter to the Maharashtra Government regarding the divergence in COVID protocol to be followed for air travellers. New variant more transmissible, need to be alert, not afraid: Maharashtra’s Health Minister Rajesh Tope https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430663 STA Maharashtra’s Health Minister Rajesh Tope today said that there is no imminent threat due to the detection and classification of Omicron as the variant of concern. Nagaland celebrates its 59th Statehood day today https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430609 STA Nagaland is celebrating its 59th Statehood day today. A state level programme was held at Civil Secretariat Plaza Kohima this morning. Assam: Main accused in student leader’s lynching case killed in road accident https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430644 STA In Assam, the alleged main accused in the lynching of a student leader at Jorhat district was killed in a road accident last night. Winter session of Odisha legislative assembly begins today https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430616 STA The winter session of Odisha legislative assembly began from today. However, the house was soon adjourned till the afternoon after paying respect to departed leaders . Intense cold climatic conditions continue in Kashmir Valley https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430641 STA In the Kashmir Valley, Intense cold climatic conditions continued today as the minimum temperature in Srinagar dropped to this season's lowest so far at minus 2.5 degree Celsius. Uttar Pradesh becomes first state in country to fully vaccinate over 5 crore people https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430638 STA Uttar Pradesh becomes first state in the country to fully vaccinate over 5 crore people. One third of the state’s eligible population is now fully vaccinated. Delhi govt decides to reduce VAT on petrol to 19.40 per cent from 30 per cent https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430634 STA Delhi Government has decided to reduce VAT on petrol to 19.40 per cent from 30 per cent. Petrol price in the city will be reduced by eight rupees per litre. Karnataka state Health dep commences RT-PCR testing of passengers arriving from abroad https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430631 STA Karnataka state Health department has commenced RT-PCR testing of all the passengers arriving from abroad. JeM terrorist commander along with his foreign associate killed in encounter in South Kashmir's Pulwama district https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430625 STA In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, a terrorist commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror outfit along with his foreign associate were killed by security forces in an encounter in Qasbayar area of South Kashmir's Pulwama district this morning. J&K Police recovers ancient sculpture in Khag area of central Kashmir's Budgam district https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430629 STA In the Kashmir valley, J&K Police recovered an ancient sculpture in Khag area of central Kashmir's Budgam district yesterday. J&K LG Manoj Sinha holds interactions with Industry leaders in Kolkata; invites them to invest in UT https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430628 STA Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha held interactions with the Industry leaders in Kolkata yesterday and invited them to invest in the Union Territory. Amid threat of Omicron, Bihar govt starts gathering details of 630 people who reached country from abroad https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430626 STA Amid threat of Omicron the new variant of COVID, the Bihar Government has started gathering details of 630 people who had reached the country from abroad with passports having Bihar addresses. Incessant rain and floods badly affect Andhra Pradesh https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430623 STA Andhra Pradesh is the most badly affected state due to incessant rain and floods. The Paddy crop damage is very high in Rayalaseema District and South Coastal Andhra. Telugu lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry passes away https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430621 STA Telugu lyricist Sirivennela Seetharama Sastry passed away yesterday in Secunderabad following lung cancer related complications. He breathed his last in KIMS hospital, Secunderabad. He was 66. Delhi reports 34 new cases of COVID-19 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430620 STA Delhi reported 34 new COVID-19 cases yesterday. According to the Delhi Government Health Bulletin, the total count of cases has gone up to 14,40,934. Stage all set for 'Hornbill festival' in Nagaland https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430619 STA In Nagaland, the stage is all set to celebrate the biggest cultural extravaganza of the state, the Hornbill festival which is known as the Festival of Festivals starting from today. Hyderabad: Tight screening of passengers at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport especially those arriving from at-risk countries in wake of Omicron alert https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430618 STA In Hyderabad, tight screening of passengers is being held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport especially those arriving from at-risk countries in the wake of Omicron alert. All international passengers arriving in Maharashtra to compulsorily undergo RT-PCR test at airport https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430617 STA Government of India has declared some countries as countries at risk due to detention of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in South Africa and other countries. COVID-19: Madhya Pradesh CM instructs District Administration to speed up awareness campaign https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430474 STA In Madhya Pradesh, concerned over the increased number of COVID-19 cases in different localities of state capital Bhopal, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan instructed the District Administration to speed up awareness campaign. Maharashtra govt appeals all citizens to stay at home and offer tribute to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvan Din https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430611 STA Maharashtra Government has appealed to all the citizens to stay at home and offer tribute to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on his Mahaparinirvan Din which is observed on 6th of December. J&K: Police recover 1300 Years old sculpture of Goddess Durga https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430602 STA In the Kashmir Valley, J&K Police in Khag area of central Kashmir's Budgam district have recovered an ancient sculpture. Kerala confirms 4,723 new COVID-19 positive cases https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430600 STA Kerala confirmed 4,723 new COVID-19 positive cases today. Manipur reports 36 new COVID-19 positive cases https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430597 STA In Manipur, 36 persons including one personnel of the Central Armed Police Force were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases during the last twenty-four hours. Tamil Nadu registers 730 new covid cases https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430595 STA Tamil Nadu has registered seven hundred and 30 new covid cases today. A total of nine deaths were reported today. All international passengers arriving in Karnataka will have to undergo RT PCR test: Karnataka Health Minister https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430590 STA arnataka Health and Medical Education Minister Dr. K Sudhakar has said that all the international passengers arriving in Karnataka will have to undergo RT PCR test. Noted Telugu Lyricist ‘Sirivennela’ Seetarama Sastry passes away at 66 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430586 STA Noted poet, Telugu film Lyricist ‘Sirivennela’ Seetarama Sastry passed away this evening with Lung Cancer related complications at a private hospital in Hyderabad. SLSSC approves drinking water supply schemes worth Rs 1816 Cr for Rajasthan https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430584 STA The State-level Scheme Sanctioning Committee (SLSSC) has approved drinking water supply schemes worth one thousand 816 Crore rupees for Rajasthan yesterday. Manipur: CM N. Biren Singh lays foundation stone for construction of 50 bedded Prefabricated Field Hospital https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430582 STA In Manipur, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh laid the foundation stone for construction of a 50 bedded Prefabricated Field Hospital in Noney district today. Karnataka CM directs Health Department to increase COVID testing https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430567 STA Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has directed the Health Department to increase COVID testing after cluster outbreaks were reported from Mysuru, Bengaluru, Anekal, Dharwad and Hassan. Assam govt begins door-to-door vaccination drive https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430563 STA The Assam Government has launched a massive COVID 19 vaccination drive across the state to achieve 100 percent success in the vaccination process. Maharashtra primary schools to reopen from Dec 1 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430550 STA The Maharashtra state Department of School Education has decided to start classes for primary schools in the state from 1st December. Maharashtra reports 536 new COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths in last 24 hrs https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430543 STA With 536 new COVID-19 cases reported yesterday, Maharashtra recorded the lowest daily count of fresh cases of the infection since last seven months. The number of active cases in the state has also come down to 7,854. Leh: District disaster management authority takes additional steps to curb increasing spread of corona virus https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430542 STA In Leh, the district disaster management authority has taken additional steps to curb the increasing spread of coronavirus. DDMA Chairman Shrikant Suse ordered suspension of public dealing in all district offices for 15 days, from today. Telangana rules out procuring paddy from farmers in Rabi season https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430540 STA Telangana state has ruled out procuring paddy from farmers in Rabi season henceforth. State Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has made this clear while addressing a media conference last evening following the Cabinet meeting. Kerala reports 3,382 new COVID-19 cases, 59 deaths; health minister informed the threat of 'Omicron' would be discussed with CM in review meeting https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430531 STA Kerala confirms 3,382 new COVID-19 positive cases today. The test positivity rate has also reduced to 7.57 percent. Manipur logs 17 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths: recovery rate stands at 97.90 percent https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430529 STA In Manipur, 17 persons were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases during the last twenty-four hours. CM N. Biren Singh presents progress report card of Manipur Govt's achievements https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430527 STA In Manipur, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh presented progress report card of his government’s achievements during the last four years and eight months in Imphal today. President Kovind visits Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya in Haridwar, says its objective is to spread principles of Indian culture and human values https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430520 STA President Ram Nath Kovind visited Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar today. Ninth Phase of Panchayat Elections in Bihar concludes peacefully amidst tight security https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430519 STA In Bihar, Ninth Phase of Panchayat Elections passed peacefully amidst tight security arrangements. Covid Omicron: CM Basavaraj clarifies, no Covid-19 lockdown proposal in state yet https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430516 STA Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj S Bommai has clarified that orders are issued to keep a close watch on schools and colleges and that this should not be understood as a step towards lockdown. Inquiry commission cancels bailable warrant against ex-Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh, asked to deposit ₹15,000 in CM relief fund https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430515 STA The commission investigating corruption allegations against former Maharashtra home minister Anil Deshmukh today cancelled a bailable warrant against ex-Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh. Karnataka Govt writes to Centre for additional grants towards crop loss: CM Basavaraj https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430509 STA Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai told media persons in Tumkuru today that the state has written to the Central Government to release additional grants for input subsidy. CM K Chandrasekhar Rao directs ministers to review incharge districts to ensure 100 per cent vaccination amid new Corona variant virus https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430502 STA The state cabinet has directed medical and health department officials to focus on less vaccinated districts including Adilabad, Kumram Bhim Asifabad, Mahabuubnagar, Narayanpet, and Gadwal districts to achieve 100 percent vaccination. Delhi Air Pollution: ban on construction to continue, no entry on trucks till 7th December https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430496 STA Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai today said the ban on construction and demolition activities in Delhi will continue till further orders in view of the high air pollution levels. Omicron variant: Maharashtra cabinet discusses ways to prevent spread of infection https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430491 STA In Maharashtra, the State Cabinet today discussed about prevention of COVID variant Omicron in Maharashtra. J&K Tourism Dept organises interactive meet with Pune travel operators https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430487 STA The Jammu & Kashmir Tourism Department organised an interactive meet with the tour and travel operators of Pune on the sidelines of the India International Travel Mart (IITM) which is being held in Pune these days. Schools reopen in Delhi for all classes from today https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430458 STA Schools and other educational institutions in the national capital Delhi are reopening from today. The institutions in the city have been closed since 13th November of this month due to hazardous air quality levels. Karnataka Health minister says Omicron virus variant in passenger who arrived from South Africa yet to be confirmed https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430478 STA Karnataka Health and Medical Education minister Dr. K. Sudhakar has said that Omicron virus variant in the passenger who arrived from South Africa to Bengaluru is yet to be confirmed. Ninth Phase of Panchayat Elections underway in Bihar https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430477 STA In Bihar, polling for the Ninth Phase of Panchayat Elections in the state is underway amidst tight security. Polling, which began at 7 a.m., will continue till 5 p.m. Winter Session of Bihar State Legislature begins https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430465 STA The Winter Session of Bihar State Legislature began today. The house adjourned till 11 a.m. tomorrow after paying tributes to those leaders who died during inter-session period. Five-day session will be held till third of next month. Bihar crosses 8 crore COVID vaccination mark https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430472 STA Bihar crossed the eight-crore COVID vaccination mark and also became the fifth state in the country to achieve this milestone. HM Amit Shah inaugurates dairy projects worth Rs 415 crore at Gandhinagar in Gujarat https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430464 STA Union Home and Cooperative Minister Amit Shah inaugurated dairy projects worth 415 crore rupees at AmulFed Dairy at Gandhinagar in Gujarat last evening. STF investigating UPTET paper leak case arrests several people; Govt says, exam to be re-conducted within month https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430459 STA Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that those who are responsible for the Teachers Eligibility test paper leak will not be spared and ordered to invoke gangster act and siege the property of those involved in paper leak. Uttarakhand Health dpt makes Covid test mandatory for people arriving from other states https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430460 STA In Uttarakhand, the health department has given instructions for checking passengers coming from other states on the borders and conducting Covid tests in view of increasing cases of corona infection. BJP sweeps Tripura civic elections, winning 329 of 334 seats; PM Modi applauds party workers for victory https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430419 STA Bhartiya Janata Party has swept the Tripura civic body elections winning 329 out of total 334 seats. Counting of votes was held yesterday at 13 different counting centres across the state. Mumbai taxi drivers threaten strike; demand fare hike https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430456 STA Mumbai taximen’s union has threatened to go on strike if they are not allowed to hike fair. President attends Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ghat in Rishikesh https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430451 STA President Ram Nath Kovind attended the Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan Ghat in Rishikesh this evening during his two-day visit to Uttarakhand. Kerala confirms 4350 new COVID-19 positive cases https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430452 STA Kerala witnessed a considerable dip in covid figures as it confirms 4,350 new COVID-19 positive cases today. UPTET 2021 cancelled due to paper leak; Chief Minister warns for strong action against culprits https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430449 STA Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that swift and strong action is being taken against those responsible for leaking the Uttar Pradesh Teacher’s Eligibility Test - UP TET exam paper. 17 killed in road accident in West Bengal's Nadia; PM announces ex-gratia of two lakh rupees https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430440 STA Seventeen people died in a road accident at Fulbari under Hanskhali P.S. in Nadia. PM expresses pain at loss of lives due to road accident in West Bengal https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430437 STA Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed pain at the loss of lives due to a road accident in Nadia, West Bengal. Heavy to very heavy rain likely at isolated places in Andhra Pradesh https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430436 STA A low-pressure area is likely to form over south Andaman Sea around 30th November 2021. It is likely to become more marked and move westnorth -westwards during subsequent 48 hours. Tamil Nadu: Red alert continues for 3rd day today in coastal districts https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430435 STA In Tamil Nadu, red alert continues for the third day today in coastal districts. Flood fury is a cause for serious concern as there is no respite from the rain and there seems to be no other option than letting the shutter open in overflowing reservoirs for the Government. Maharashtra: MVA coalition completes two years in office https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430431 STA The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government under Uddhav Thackeray completed two years in office today. 9th ITM for North East begins in Kohima https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430430 STA The 9th Edition of the International Travel Mart, ITM for North East Region got underway last evening at Kohima. The three-day event was jointly launched by Union Minister of State Tourism & Defence Ajay Bhatt, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, MLA & Advisor Tourism H Khehovi Yeputhomi. Delhi reports 27 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hrs https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430426 STA A total of 27 new confirmed cases of Coronavirus infection were reported in the national capital yesterday. Maharashtra reports 889 new Covid-19 cases, 17 fatalities in last 24 hrs https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430420 STA Maharashtra yesterday reported 889 new coronavirus positive cases taking the tally to 66,33,612. According to state health department, 17 patients succumbed to the infection with this the death toll reached to 1,40,908. Himachal Pradesh govt announces new pay scales for its employees https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430418 STA Himachal Pradesh government has announced new pay scales for its employees with effect from 1 January, 2016. Kerala witnesses considerable dip in covid 19 cases https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430416 STA Kerala witnessed a considerable dip in covid figures as it confirms 4,741 new COVID-19 positive cases on Saturday. 19 persons confirmed as new COVID cases in Manipur https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430415 STA 19 persons were confirmed as new COVID-19 positive cases during the last twenty-four hours in Manipur. Manipur Governor interacts with District Level Officers of Imphal West and Imphal East districts https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430414 STA Manipur Governor La. Ganesan interacted with District Level Officers of Imphal West and Imphal East districts at Manipur University on Saturday. Maharashtra govt is taking every precaution to curb the new variant of the Corona: Rajesh Tope https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430413 STA Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said that in the wake of a new variant of the Corona- Omicorn found in South Africa, a request letter has been sent to the Center along with a letter from the Mumbai Municipal Commissioner to stop the flights coming from the country. J&K: Security forces arrest 2 Hizbul Mujahideen terror associates in Pulwama https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430410 STA In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, security forces have arrested two terrorist associates linked with Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit in Pulwama district and recovered incriminating materials including ammunition from their possession. Dharmendra Pradhan launches Centre for Innovation and Incubation website at Utkal University https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430409 STA Union Education, Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has said the National education policy 2020 made under the visionary leadership of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given us a scope to internationalise our universities. State-level scheme sanctioning committee approves drinking water supply schemes worth Rs 225.24 Crore for Uttarakhand https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430400 STA State-level scheme sanctioning committee (SLSSC) approved drinking water supply schemes worth Rs 225.24 Crore for Uttarakhand. CM MK Stalin along with senior colleagues meets Guv, appeals to send draft bill Under-Graduate Medical Education for Prez approval https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430388 STA Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. K. Stalin, accompanied by senior colleagues of the State Cabinet, met Governor R. N. Ravi today. Karnataka CM Basavaraj calls emergency meeting with health department over rise in corona cases https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430397 STA Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has called a meeting of COVID experts, Health Department, and Disaster Management officials to discuss two COVID super spreader incidents reported in the state. Speaking to media persons, the Chief Minister said that precautionary measures will be taken afte Maharashtra Govt announces 50,000 rupees ex-gratia to kin or close relatives of those died due to Covid-19 https://newsonair.gov.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=430396 STA The Maharashtra Government announced 50,000 rupees ex-gratia amount for the immediate relatives of people who lost their lives due to COVID-19.