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A total of 2053 staff of Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) suspended so far, as their strike continues. Of these, 1135 staff were suspended today


Adani to invest $70 bn in renewable energy, produce cheapest hydrogen

Billionaire Gautam Adani on Thursday said his logistics-to-energy conglomerate will invest USD 70 billion over the next decade to become the world’s largest renewable energy company and produce the cheapest hydrogen on the Earth.

We may not agree with Hindutva as a political ideology but comparing it with ISIS and Jihadist Islam is factually wrong and exaggeration

– Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on a passage in Salman Khurshid’s book on Ayodhya verdict

China ruling party leaders pass historic Xi resolution

Top Communist Party leaders wrapped up a key meeting in Beijing by passing an important resolution on the country’s past, state media said Thursday, which is expected to cement President Xi Jinping’s grip on power.

Heavy waterlogging continues in Chennai

COVID-19: 286 new cases, 7 deaths in Karnataka

Tata Steel consolidated net profit soars manifold to Rs 12,547 cr in Jul-Sep: BSE filing

Rain red alert withdrawn for Chennai, flight arrivals resume

Andhra Pradesh reports 286 COVID-19 cases, three fatalities

Infection tally rises to 20,69,352, death toll 14,409. Number of active cases stands at 3,196.

A round the clock NDRF control room is closely monitoring the situation and is in touch with state authorities: NDRF

Out of these, 11 teams are deployed in Tamil Nadu, two in Puducherry and five in Andhra Pradesh. Deployed teams are conducting evacuation work and providing help to the affected people in coordination with the local authorities


Due to the rainfall, the waterlogging situation has been created at some places in Chennai. To tackle the situation, 18 self-contained teams of NDRF have been deployed in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry in consultation with State authorities


The low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has converted into a depression causing heavy rainfall in a few parts of Tamil Nadu and is likely to cross the Chennai coast near Mahabalipuram by this evening

– National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)

It’s been decided that a ‘jatha’ of around 1500 pilgrims will visit Pak from Nov 17-26 under 1974 Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines b/w India-Pak.Scheduled to visit Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, Sri Panja Sahib, Dera Sahib, Nankana Sahib, Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara Sacha Sauda


India takes necessary measures to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity

– MEA on China’s construction activities along border areas

India also stepped up border infrastructure including construction of roads and bridges

– MEA on China’s construction activities along border areas

India has neither accepted China’s illegal occupation of its territory nor has it accepted unjustified Chinese claims

– MEA on Pentagon report

As stated earlier, China has undertaken construction activities in past along border areas including in areas it has illegally occupied for decades


Telecom Department allots license and spectrum to Voda Idea and Jio for 5G testing in Gujarat

In view of teas of inferior qualities being imported & blended with teas from Darjeeling, Kangra, Assam (Orthodox) & Nilgiri (Orthodox), it’s directed that henceforth no registered buyers of teas shall blend any ported tea with teas aforementioned regions from today

– Tea Board

One of the key elements which we’ve seen in previous meetings was the need for unimpeded, unhindered access for humanitarian assistance providers…There have been difficulties due to lack of unimpeded access

– Arindam Bagchi, MEA on humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan by India

Pakistan was invited, they did not come. It shows their attitude over Afghanistan issue if they did not come to such important meetings

– Arindam Bagchi, MEA on NSA-level summit on Afghanistan hosted by India in Delhi

Delhi reports 40 new cases, 0 deaths and 61 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Active cases 367

Visuals: Heavy waterlogging in several parts of Chennai due to incessant rainfall

A total of around 2000 positive cases for dengue reported so far in Gwalior district.

Vaccine certificates will be checked before their entry into the library, gymkhana, swimming pool, AMC Sports Complex, City Civic Center and all the buildings of the corporation: Government of Gujarat

From Nov 12th, those over 18 yrs of age, who are eligible for the vaccine and have not taken the first dose or the second dose, will not be allowed in AMTS, BRTS, Kankaria Lakefront, Kankaria Zoo, Sabarmati Riverfront: Government of Gujarat

As far as Chennai is concerned, current rainfall activities continue and at a few places heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected and some places expected to receive extremely heavy rainfall

– S Balachandran, DDG, IMD Chennai

Moderate rainfall is expected to occur in rest of the places in northern Tamil Nadu and in south Tamil Nadu light to moderate rainfall is expected to occur. Tomorrow we are expecting rainfall only in isolated places over Nilgiris, Coimbatore and Kanyakumari districts

– S Balachandran, DDG, IMD Chennai

1-2 places in Vellore, Tirupathur, Tiruvannamalai, Chengalpattu expected to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall. 1-2 places in Dharmapuri, Krishnagiri, Salem, Kallakurichi districts likely to experience heavy rainfall

– S Balachandran, DDG, IMD Chennai

Depression likely to cross between south Andhra, north Tamil Nadu coast around Chennai by evening. As far as rainfall for next 24 hrs is concerned, a few places in Chennai, Tirvallur, Kanjivaram, Ranipet district expected to get heavy to very heavy rain

– S. Balachandran, DDG, IMD Chennai

Visuals: Congress General Secy Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meets Shahjahanpur ASHA workers who were allegedly beaten up by police

Inspector Rajeshwari has done excellent work. She herself lifted an unconscious man who was fighting for life and sent him to a hospital. Treatment is on, he’s alright. She has been an excellent officer. All the kudos go to her

– Chennai Police Commissioner Shankar Jiwal

As many as 444 neighbourhoods in Chennai have been flooded and a total of 11,817 complaints have been received at the GCC’s helpline number 1913. Civic issues of 5,913 complaints have been resolved: Greater Chennai Corporation

Congress leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira arrested by ED on money laundering charges.

Visuals: I gave first aid after which I carried him. An auto came there, we sent him to hospital. I visited the hospital, his mother was there: Inspector Rajeshwari

No raids on Waqf says NCP leader Nawab Malik

Heavy rains over Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh likely to decrease from tomorrow as the Depression enters into land today and weakens subsequently. Today’s rainfall activity will be more over Andhra Pradesh: India Meteorological Department

Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today.

Delhi CM and AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal to address ‘Rozgar Guarantee rally’ on November 28 at Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan in Lucknow

IMD predicts that heavy rainfall over north Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh will subside from tomorrow, November 12

Former South African president FW de Klerk, who freed Nelson Mandela, passes away, aged 85

Today’s ruckus in Punjab Assembly was deliberate as Opposition is scared. The Channi govt, Punjab Congress are working for the people…Whatever announcement has been made is a vision for the next 5 years, not just 2-3 months

– Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu

Nungambakkam and Meenambakkam have recorded 43mm and 60mm rain between 8.30am and 2.30pm.

Amruta Devendra Fadnavis, wife of former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, sends legal notice to Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik

They (Sameer Wankhede’s relatives) met me and complained of the manner in which the minister is appearing on TV and using foul language for them and their caste, they said that their community is hurt and feels insulted

– Vijay Sampla, Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes

Prabhakar Sail (NCB witness who alleged payoff in the drugs-on-cruise case) appears before NCB operation team in connection with the investigation of the drugs on cruise case.

Visuals: Heavy waterlogging in several parts of Chennai due to continuous rains. Visuals from Jawaharlal Nehru Road and Vadapalani

Amid continued heavy rainfall, waterlogging in parts of Puducherry

Heavy rainfall affected normal life in Puducherry as streets remain inundated due to heavy rainfall in the parts of Union Territory. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin released on Thursday, Puducherry and areas nearby are expected to witness high-speed winds and very heavy rainfall. “Rainfall and thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy falls at isolated places are likely to hit Puducherry and nearby areas,” said IMD.

Four Afghan children injured in landmine explosion

Four Afghan children were injured in a landmine explosion in the western province of Ghor, as landmines and explosive remnants of war continued to pose a lingering threat to Afghans’ lives, Xinhua reported citing local official as saying on Thursday. “The incident took place on Wednesday when children were grazing their sheep in Tasarqi village on the outskirts of provincial capital Firoz Koah,” Abdul Satar, chairman of the provincial health directorate.

India asked ONGC to give 60% stake in two fields to private firms

Asaduddin Owaisi demands arrest of cops over custodial death in UP’s Kasganj

Slamming Uttar Pradesh government over the death of a man who allegedly died by suicide in Kasganj police station, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday alleged that this was not suicide but murder and police official should be arrested.

Amruta Devendra Fadnavis, the wife of former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, sends legal notice to Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik for ‘tarnishing the image of her family’ through his alleged defamatory tweets

Mumbai police has recorded statement of Narcotics Control Bureau zonal director Sameer Wankhede in regard to his complaint with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes against Maharashtra Minister Nawab Malik. The inquiry is being conducted by ACP-level officer.

Visuals: Streets near High Court Metro Station waterlogged due to incessant rainfall in the city

Visuals: TP Chatram Police Station’s Inspector Rajeshwari carries an unconscious man, on her shoulders, to an autorickshaw in a bid to rush him to a nearby hospital

We’ve deployed 11 teams in TN and 2 teams in Puducherry. 5 more teams on standby. All teams are self-contained with equipment to deal with all types of disasters. Advice to people is that if your house isn’t flooded then stay indoors: Rekha Nambiyar, Sr Commandant, NDRF, 4th Bn

Rainwater enters ESI hospital in Chennai after heavy rains

ESI Hospital located in Chennai’s KK Nagar was water-logged on Thursday due to heavy rains. All the facilities including OPDs are operational in the hospital with the available manpower. “The hospital wards including COVID19 wards are not affected,” said Dr Mahesh of ESI hospital.

Thunderstorm with moderate rain is likely to occur at one or two places over Villupuram, Cuddalore, Kallakurichi, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Namakkal, Perambalur, Ariyalur and Salem district of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry and Kraikal in next 3 hours: Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai.

Thunderstorm with heavy rain is likely to occur at one or two places over Chennai, Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram districts in the next three hours: Regional Meteorological Centre, Chennai