Top news of the day: November 5, 2023

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Congress unveils manifesto for Chhattisgarh polls; promises a census of castes and a higher purchase price of paddy

On November 5, the Congress released its manifesto for the Chhattisgarh Assembly polls, promising caste census, loan waiver to farmers, ₹3,200 per quintal for purchase of paddy and gas cylinders from subsidized cooking for women under a new program. The promises made by Congress leaders during their election campaign including loan waiver to farmers, caste census, purchase of paddy at 20 quintals per acre, free education for KG students ( nursery) to PG (after graduation), have been mentioned in the manifesto.

Virat Kohli on his 35th birthday ties Tendulkar with 49th ODI hundred

Virat Kohli on November 5 equaled Sachin Tendulkar’s record for most ODI centuries with his 49th hundred in the World Cup match between India and South Africa in Kolkata, celebrating its 35th anniversary in the most dignified manner. Kohli reached the landmark when he scored a single off Kagiso Rabada in the Indian 49th over in front of a packed Eden Gardens crowd who couldn’t stop chanting his names.

Draft reports on bills to replace criminal laws expected to be passed on November 6

A parliamentary committee examining three bills aimed at replacing existing criminal laws will meet on November 6 to adopt draft reports, days after some opposition members requested an extension for the committee to examine the measures further. detail. On October 27, the Interior Standing Committee was unable to adopt the three draft reports, as some opposition MPs insisted on more time to study them. The committee will now meet on November 6, according to a notice sent to members for the adoption of the three projects.

Air pollution in Delhi: Air quality again in ‘severe plus’ category; Primary schools closed until November 10

Toxic haze persisted over Delhi for the sixth consecutive day on November 5 as pollution levels again reached the severe plus category due to unfavorable wind conditions, particularly calm during the night. The air quality index deteriorated from 415 at 4 p.m. on November 4 to 460 at 7 a.m. on November 5. All primary schools in the national capital will remain closed till November 10 due to increasing pollution levels in the city, Delhi Education Minister Atishi has announced. on November 5. For grades 6-12, schools have the option to teach online.

Indian envoy calls on Canada to produce evidence of Nijjar murder, says Trudeau’s statements ‘damaged’ investigation

India’s High Commissioner to Canada, Sanjay Kumar Verma, reiterated New Delhi’s stance on the diplomatic standoff with Canada and urged Ottawa to release evidence supporting its allegations regarding the killing of Khalistan terrorist Hardeep Singh Nijjar. The Indian envoy made the remarks in an interview with Canadian platform The GlobeandMail on November 3.

Indian, Sri Lankan navies discuss maritime security in Palk Bay, Gulf of Mannar

A recent meeting between the Indian and Sri Lankan navies discussed maritime security in Palk Bay and the Gulf of Mannar region, safety of fishermen and measures to reduce contraband trafficking, among other issues. This was the 33rd edition of the annual international maritime boundary meeting between representatives of the navies and coast guards of India and Sri Lanka, held on board the INSSumitra on Friday, November 3 at the dividing point of the maritime boundary between Indo and Sri Lanka. Calimere in Palk Bay.

Two senior Congress leaders fight to establish their sons, capture party as MP: PM Modi

On November 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi targeted the opposition Congress, saying two of its senior leaders were fighting in Madhya Pradesh to establish their sons and take over the party organization in the State. Addressing a public meeting of Seoni district MP ahead of the national elections, Prime Minister Modi said that the Congress, despite being in power for five to six decades in the country after Independence, did not ‘did nothing for the welfare of the tribal community. He also has sought support from ‘hearty’ Mizoram residents who were ‘like my family members’ for BJP. In a video message to the people of the poll-bound state, Modi said the BJP-led NDA government has been relentlessly trying to reduce the psychological and physical distance between New Delhi and the northeast since 2014.

Bihar caste survey deliberately showed inflated Muslim and Yadav population: Amit Shah

On November 5, Union Home Minister Amit Shah attacked the Nitish Kumar government in Bihar, accusing it of deliberately showing an inflated Muslim and Yadav population in the state’s caste survey , as part of its “policy of appeasement”. Addressing a rally in Muzaffarpur district, the senior BJP leader said the decision to conduct a caste survey in the state was taken when Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) was a constituent of the NDA. Attacking the Opposition INDIA alliance, of which the JD(U) and the RJD are key members, Mr Shah said the bloc’s sole aim is to oppose Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Modi government’s fight against corruption is ‘nautanki’, says Kejriwal

On November 5, AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal called the Narendra Modi government’s fight against corruption “nautanki”, saying those the BJP accuses of wrongdoing are rewarded with ministerial berths when ‘they join the party. Addressing a festive event in Haryana’s Rohtak, Kejriwal also said that if anyone commits a “huge sin or crime” and joins the BJP, the officials of the CBI, ED or the department income tax would never even dare to touch this person.

BJP releases fifth list of candidates for Rajasthan elections

The BJP on November 5 released a list of 15 candidates, which includes some new faces, for the November 25 Rajasthan Assembly elections. The party dropped sitting MP from Mawli (Udaipur) Dharmnarayan Joshi and fielded KG Paliwal instead.

Israeli minister says Gaza atomic bomb ‘an option’, suspended by Netanyahu

An Israeli minister from the far-right Otzma Yehudit party declared on November 5 that the dropping of an atomic bomb on the Hamas-led Gaza Strip was “an option,” prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to suspend him indefinitely from government meetings. In a radio interview, Jerusalem Affairs and Heritage Minister Amichai Eliyahu said that “there are no non-combatants in Gaza” and that providing humanitarian aid to the strip would constitute “a failure “. When asked if there were no non-combatants in Gaza and if a nuclear attack on the Gaza Strip was “an option”, Eliyahu replied: “It is a path.” His remarks infuriated members of the ruling coalition and opposition, sparking calls for him to be fired from the government.

Thousands of people are sleeping outdoors in Nepal after the earthquake killed at least 157 people and destroyed most homes.

Thousands of villagers in Nepal’s northwest mountains slept outside the night of November 4 in freezing cold after an earthquake killed at least 157 people and damaged or destroyed most homes. Most houses in villages in Jajarkot district collapsed or were badly damaged by Friday night’s sudden earthquake, while the few concrete houses in towns were also damaged. As rescuers rushed to provide emergency aid, operations were hampered by the fact that many mountainous villages could only be reached on foot. Roads were also blocked by landslides caused by the earthquake. Soldiers could be seen trying to clear blocked roads.

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