Cabinet Approves Kartarpur Sahib Corridor
A day ahead of Guru Nanak Jayanti, the cabinet on Thursday approved Katarpur Sahib Corridor.
A tweet by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on this read: “ In landmark decision, the Cabinet approves building and development of Kartarpur corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district to International Border. Kartarpur corridor project with all modern amenities and facilities to be implemented with Central Government funding.”
Noted Pakistani Feminist Writer Dead
Noted Pakistani feminist writer and poet Fahmida Riaz died . She was 72. The eminent progressive writer, who was also hailed by many as the pioneer in feminist literature, had been suffering from illness for the past few months, reports Dawn news.
She died on Wednesday night. Riaz was also a human rights activist and the author of more than 15 books on fiction and poetry.
Russian Military Intelligence Chief Dead
General Igor Korobov, the head of Russian military intelligence agency GRU, has died at the age of 63, a Defence Ministry official said on Thursday.
“Head of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Deputy Chief of General Staff Igor Korobov died on Wednesday from a serious illness,” the official told TASS news agency.
Korobov was born on 3 November 1956. He started serving in the military in 1973.
SC Reject PIL Seeking Use of Ballot Paper for 2019 LS Polls
The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a PIL seeking a direction to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to hold 2019 General Election and state assembly polls with ballot system or papers instead of EVM (Electronic Voting Machines).
Former MP Baishnab Charan Parida Passes Away
Former Rajya Sabha MP Baishnab Charan Parida passed away on 22 November at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Parida was 77 at the time of the death.
7 Children, Driver Dead in School Van Accident in MP
At least seven children and driver were killed on Thursday after a bus collided with school van at Birsinghpur in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district.
Priest Who Organised Protest Against Rape-Accused Bishop Warned by Church
Convenor of ‘Save our Sisters’ campaign Father Augustine Vattoly was prohibited by church from holding protests on 14 November and was warned of ecclesiastical action in case of disobedience.
According to news reports, Father Vattoly reportedly coordinated the protest but did not participate.
“I am told that such actions by a priest will seriously injure the good of the Church in public and will cause scandal among the faithful. Therefore, I strongly prohibit you from organizing and attending the said Dharna and similar activities. Disobedience will incur ecclesiastical actions as per norms of Church law,” a letter from Major Archepady of Ernakulam-Angamaly to Father Vattoly said.
No Action Against BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, Says SC
Supreme Court today declined to take any action against BJP Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari for breaking the seal of a locked house in an unauthorised colony in North East Delhi’s Gokulpur area. The court specified that it did not find any contempt of court by Manoj Tiwari.
The top court has now left it to BJP to take actions against Tiwari and said, “There is no doubt that Tiwari has taken law in his hand. We are pained by the machismo and manner of Tiwari. As an elected representative he should have acted responsibly rather taking law in his own hands.”
8 Labourers Hurt as Truck Rams into Kharar Flyover
Eight labourers were reportedly hurt and suffered minor injuries after a truck rammed into shuttering of a lintel they were constructing on the Kharar flyover near Gharuan village.
According to the owner of the project, where the mishap took place, the incident took place at 3 am when the labourers had nearly finished the construction of the flyover
Ashok Kumar Bansal, the owner of Map Projects, said the incident took place at 3 am when the labourers were almost done with the construction of the lintel on the flyover near the Gharuan bus stand.
(Source: The Tribune)
Fire Breaks Out at ICAI Building in Delhi
A fire broke out on the third floor of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India building on ITO road today morning, the Delhi Fire Service said.
No casualty has been reported.
A call about the fire was received at 9.10 am. Four fire tenders and another vehicle was rushed to the spot. The fire was controlled by 9.30 am, a senior Delhi Fire Service officer said.
Stationery items and furniture were damaged, the fire officer said.
The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.
Australian PM Calls on President Kovind in Sydney
Australian Prime Minister Scott John Morrison, on Thursday, 22 November, called on President Ram Nath Kovind in Sydney, where the President was given a guard of honour at the Admiralty House by the Governor-General of Australia Peter Cosgrove.
President Kovind is on a four-day trip to Australia.
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