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Morning News

0815 HRS
  • Counting of votes for Assembly elections begins in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Telangana.
  • President Droupadi Murmu to confer National Awards for the empowerment of Divyangjan in New Delhi today.
  • Met department warns of heavy rain in delta districts of Tamil Nadu due to deep depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal.
  • Kemei Elias Caprono of Kenya wins 37th Pune International Marathon held this morning.
  • And in Badminton, Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto advance to women’s doubles final of Syed Modi India International Challenge in Lucknow.


Counting of votes has begun for Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Telangana. Polling in these states was held last month along with Mizoram. Voting was held in single phase, except for Chhattisgarh, where two phase polling was held on 7th and 17th November. In Mizoram, voting took place on 7th November, in Madhya Pradesh, it was held on 17th November, Rajasthan voted on 25th November and in Telangana, voting took place on 30th November.

Counting of votes for Mizoram Assembly Polls, which was to be held today has been revised for tomorrow. The Election Commission changed the day of counting after receiving several representations from various quarters as Sunday holds a special significance for the people of Mizoram.

Our correspondent reports from Bhopal that counting in Madhya Pradesh is going on peacefully. For 230 assembly seats, a total of 77.82 percent voting took place in the state. The political fate of 2 thousand 533 candidates will be decided today. 

"In Madhya Pradesh, more than 20 thousand officers and employees are counting votes in all 230 assembly constituencies of 52 district headquarters. Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer, Anupam Rajan informed that the results are likely to be available in 5 to 10 hours.

4 thousand 369 tables have been set up for EVM and 692 tables for counting of postal ballots in the state. The maximum number of 26 rounds of counting will be held in Jhabua assembly constituency and the least number of 12 rounds will be held in Sevdha assembly constituency of Datia district. Sanjeev Sharma, Akashvani News, Bhopal."

Our correspondent in Rajasthan reports, all arrangements are in place for counting of votes at 36 counting centres across the 199 constituencies of the state. Chief electoral officer Praveen Gupta has said that the counting will take place at the district headquarters of 33 districts. However, Jaipur and Nagaur will have three more centers. He said that around 175 companies of CRPF and RAC teams along with local police teams have already been deployed at the counting centres to ensure the security and peace of the areas during counting.

Voting for the Karanpur seat was postponed following the death of the incumbent legislator and the Congress candidate Gurmeet Singh Koonar.

In Chhattisgarh, three-tier security arrangements have been put in place across all counting centers in 33 districts of the state. More from our correspondent:

"In the 90 members Chhattisgarh assembly, the contesting parties require atleast 46 seats to get the majority. And the political scenario that who will rule the state for the next five years will be cleared by this afternoon. Chhattisgarh is known as the tribal dominated state and as such one third of seats are reserved for ST population. Political experts said that the road to the power corridor in the state has been decided by these seats . Chhattisgarh has also the feature of having the more female voters in comparison to their male counterparts. This election has witnessed the more female voting than the male voters.

This year 1 thousand 181 candidates including over 400 independents are in the fray. Among them, to name a few heavyweight candidates whose political fate will be decided today are Congress leader and Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Deputy CM T S Singhdeo, top BJP leader and former CM Dr. Raman Singh, Assembly Speaker Charan Das Mahant. With Vikalp Shukla, Manas Pratim Sarma, Akashvani News, Raipur."

Our correspondent from Telangana reports, counting of votes for 119 Assembly constituencies is being held amidst tight security. All the main contenders including Congress, BRS and BJP express confidence that they will get the required numbers to form the government. Counting is being held in 49 counting centres across the State. Over 71.34 per cent of the 3 crore 26 lakh electors cast their vote last Thursday. Munugode constituency reported the highest turnout of over 91 per cent, while Yakutpura in Hyderabad, registered the lowest voting percentage of over 39 per cent. More from Our Correspondent:

"Counting of votes will commence shortly amidst tight security arrangements across the state. The postal ballots are being counted initially followed by the counting of EVM votes. A total 49 counting centres have been set up in which, 2 thousand 417 rounds will be counted on 1798 tables. In Shadnagar, the minimum number of 12 tables have been set up, while the maximum of 28 tables have been set up at many places where the number of candidates is high. Bhadrachalam will have the minimum number of 13 rounds of counting of votes and maximum of 26 rounds of counting will be held in Jubilee Hills constituency in Hyderabad. Officials revealed that the first trend is likely to emerge at around 10 AM. Lakshmi, Akashvani news, Hyderabad."


Ahead of results of Assembly Elections, Congress has appointed observers to coordinate the meetings of the Congress Legislature Party in Rajasthan, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh. In Rajasthan, the party has appointed four observers including Bhupinder Singh Hooda and senior party leaders Madhusudan Mistry and Mukul Wasnik. For Madhya Pradesh, senior party leaders Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and Prithviraj Chavan along with two others will be party observers.

In Telangana, the party has appointed five observers including Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shiv Kumar, while party leader Ajay Makan with two other party leaders have been given the responsibility of Chhattisgarh.


President Droupadi Murmu will confer the National Awards for the empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), 2023 today in New Delhi. The President will confer the awards on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities for their outstanding achievements and work done towards empowerment of Persons with Disabilities every year.

The programme is being organized by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. The theme for the IDPD in 2023 is "United in action to rescue and achieve the SDGs for, with and by persons with disabilities.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tribute to the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary. In a social media post, Prime Minister Modi said that Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s profound wisdom and steadfast leadership during pivotal moments in India’s history are a source of great pride. Mr. Modi further added that Dr. Prasad’s endeavours as a champion of democracy and unity continue to resonate across generations.


The Prime Minister will take part in the Navy Day programme in Sindhudurg in Maharashtra tomorrow. He will unveil a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at Rajkot Fort in Sindhudurg, following which he will attend the Navy Day programme. The Prime Minister will also witness the Operational Demonstrations by Indian Navy’s ships, submarines, aircraft and special forces from Tarkarli beach in Sindhudurg. 


In Haryana, the  outreach programme "Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra"  has gained momentum with remarkable public engagement. Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra has been linked with the Jan-Samvad program in Haryana.  Besides  the programmes of IEC awareness van, and solution of problems of public in the Jansamvad by the Haryana Ministers and public representatives  in the presence of officers of administrations has attracted the villagers in large numbers. Various departments set up special counters during the program to provide benefit of welfare schemes and online services at the spot.


The deep depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal has moved west north westwards with a speed of 7 kmph and lay centered over the same region last evening at around 390 km south east of Chennai.  Cyclone Michaung is likely to make a landfall between Nellore and Machilipatnam on Tuesday.

Owing to the depression, the Regional weather department has warned of heavy to very heavy rains today in the delta districts. Heavy rains are expected in Chennai, Kanchipuram, Ranipet, Chengalpet, Villupuram and Cuddalore districts Tamil Nadu. Educational institutions in these districts will be closed tomorrow.

Madras University has postponed undergraduate, post graduate and professional degree exams scheduled for tomorrow. The revised date will be informed later. Anna University has also postponed Engineering semester exams scheduled for tomorrow. It also postponed the distance mode exams scheduled for today and tomorrow. South Central Railway has cancelled 118 trains till Thursday. The State fisheries department has warned fishermen in Kasimedu against venturing into the sea till tomorrow.


Kemei Elias Caprono of Kenya emerged as the winner of the full marathon in the 37th Pune International Marathon organized in Pune today. Simon Maina Mongi and Adere Hallu of Ethiopia bagged the second and third spot respectively in this category. The full marathon started at 3.30 am today and the half marathon started at 4.00 am from Sanas Maidan. The runners traversed length and breadth of Pune city. The competitions in various other categories like 10 km, 5 km and 3 km and family run were also organized.


In Badminton, the Indian women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto, advanced to the final of the 2023 Syed Modi India International Challenge Super 300 in Lucknow yesterday.


  • =Counting of votes today for 4 states, is the top story in most dailies today.  "BJP, Congress eye wins in 4 state poll results today" is the headline in Hindustan Times."

  • India and China, as well as major oil producers Russia, Saudi Arabia and Iran, skip green power pledge signed by 118 nations at COP28 climate summit in Dubai, writes The Times of India.

  • Days after the Indian Government appealed the death penalty to 8 ex-Navy men by Qatar, Prime Minister Modi met the emir of Qatar on the sidelines of COP28 summit in Dubai, writes The Indian Express.

  • And finally, The Pioneer carries the news of the brutal attack by people, on a leopard that strayed into Delhi's Sainik Farms, lamenting how rampant urban construction has destroyed a delicate ecosystem.  The headline reads, "Man eats animal world, and its habitat".


  • Counting of votes for Assembly elections begins in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Telangana.
  • President Droupadi Murmu to confer National Awards for the empowerment of Divyangjan in New Delhi today.
  • Met department warns of heavy rain in delta districts of Tamil Nadu due to deep depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal.
  • Kemei Elias Caprono of Kenya wins 37th Pune International Marathon held this morning.
  • And in Badminton, Ashwini Ponnappa and Tanisha Crasto advance to women's doubles final of Syed Modi India International Challenge in Lucknow.


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