New Delhi, Nov 23 (PTI) These are the top stories at 9.30 pm:
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Veteran Congressman and ex-Assam CM Tarun Gogoi dies from post-COVID complications
Guwahati: Veteran Congress leader and a three-term former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi died here on Monday while undergoing treatment for post-COVID-19 complications, state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
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Momentum of economic reforms will continue, FM assures industry
New Delhi: Finance Minister Nirmala itharaman on Monday assured the industry that momentum of economic reforms will continue to make India a hotspot of global investment.
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Foreign Secretary briefs envoys of key nations on attempts by Pak-based JeM to carry out terror attack in J&K
New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Monday briefed top envoys of key nations, including the US, Russia, France and Japan on the planned terror attack by Pakistan-based terrorist group JeM in Nagrota in Jammu which was foiled by security forces on November 19, sources said.
Healthy adults to receive vaccine for COVID at later stage, likely 2022: Book
New Delhi: Even if a vaccine against the coronavirus is available by early next year, healthy adults, without any underlying illness, are not likely to receive it before 2022, according to a new book 'Till We Win: India's Fight Against The Covid-19 Pandemic'.
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Vienna-based IPI slams Kerala govt's ordinance, calls it 'major blow' to press freedom
New Delhi: The Vienna-based International Press Institute on Monday vehemently criticised the Kerala government's ordinance making a controversial amendment to the state Police Act, saying it is a "major blow" to press freedom not only in the state but all over India as it threatens to set a precedent for other state dispensations to "stifle" independent media.
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Decision not to implement Kerala ordinance shows CPI(M) responsive to people's issues: Yechury
New Delhi: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday said the decision of the LDF government in Kerala not to implement a controversial ordinance that sought to give more teeth to police to crackdown on abusive social media posts shows that the party is a vibrant, democratic entity, responsive to the issues raised by people.
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Shah's lunch at tribal family a show off, food was cooked at five-star hotels: Mamata
Bankura (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday described Union Home Minister Amit Shah's recent visit to a tribal household here for lunch as "show off" and claimed that the food items served to the BJP leader were cooked at five-star hotels.
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SC says COVID-19 situation worsened in Delhi & Guj, asks Centre, states to file status report
New Delhi: The COVID-19 pandemic has “worsened” in Delhi and gone “out of control” in Gujarat, the Supreme Court said on Monday, directing the Centre and all states to apprise it within two days of the steps taken to contain the situation nationwide.
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2G scam: HC dismisses pleas challenging legality of CBI’s appeal against acquittal
New Delhi The Delhi High Court Monday dismissed various pleas challenging the legality of CBI’s appeal against the trial court verdict in the 2G scam case in which former telecom minister A Raja and others were acquitted and said that it was filed duly by the probe agency.
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Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine 70% effective on average
London: Pharma major AstraZeneca said on Monday that an interim analysis of clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine in the UK and Brazil showed that it was 70 per cent effective on average, becoming the third drugmaker to announce promising results to contain the deadly virus. By Aditi Khanna
UK regulator reviews Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine
London: The UK government on Monday said that the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) is reviewing data from Pfizer/BioNTech to determine whether its COVID-19 vaccine meets "robust" standards of quality, safety, and effectiveness. By Aditi Khanna
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China to launch its first spacecraft to moon to collect samples, return to earth
Beijing: China said on Monday that it will launch its first unmanned space mission on Tuesday to collect samples from the moon's surface and return to earth, which its scientists say is one of the country's most complicated and challenging space missions. By K J M Varma. PTI AQS