Speaking on the Roshni land scam, Union Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Anurag Thakur on November 24 stated that people associated with Gupkar alliance have robbed Jammu and Kashmir for years when they were in power. He said, "People associated with Gupkar alliance have robbed JandK for years while in power. This might be the biggest land grab scam in the entire country. In the past 30-40 years, a gang of people has been capturing the govt and vacant land." Earlier, the JandK High Court had ordered Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the scam involving government land encroachment under the Roshni scheme.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan took part in the meeting of BRICS Ministers of Health. The meeting took place via video conferencing in the national capital on November 11. Addressing at the meeting, Dr Harsh Vardhan said, "India's COVID-19 response approach was pre-emptive, proactive and graded. India has curated its response keeping in mind the large population size." As per the information of Health Ministry, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today interacted with Chief Ministers, State Health Ministers and Principal Secretaries/Additional Chief Secretaries of Maharashtra, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura Meghalaya and Goa. He advised the states to focus on higher testing especially in districts with higher positivity; mandatory testing of symptomatic negatives by RAT; focus on high-risk groups and vulnerable populations for SARI/ILI surveillance. Dr Harsh Vardhan noted that although active cases have come down in Maharashtra, it continues to have a large active caseload, with a high fatality rate (2.6%) which increases to 3.5% in and around Mumbai. Active cases are on the rise in the recent days in Manipur
India Meteorological Department (IMD) Scientist Manmohan Singh on November 17 informed that Shimla recorded 4.4 degree Celsius temperature and Manali recorded 1.5 degree Celsius today. "Shimla recorded 4.4 degree Celsius temperature and Manali recorded 1.5 degree Celsius. There has also been a dip of nearly 10 degrees during day time. Higher regions like Kinnaur, Lahaul and Spiti may receive rainfall in the next few days," said Singh on state weather report.
Temperature dropped significantly in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla on November 16. Popular hill station was covered in white layer after fresh snowfall. Roads were being cleared off to welcome visitors at the famous tourist destination.
A fresh snowfall received in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla on November 16. The entire region was covered with white layer of snow. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir's Pir Panjal Range also received snow spell. Connectivity on Mughal road once again disrupted due to harsh weather. The route was closed due to snowfall.
RJD leader Shivanand Tiwari has lashed out at the Congress over the Bihar assembly election verdict. The senior RJD leader said that many believe the Congress bogged down the Mahagathbandhan in the state polls. Tiwari said that while the Congress had put up candidates in 70 seats the party did not even hold enough rallies in the state. He said that while Rahul Gandhi visited for 3 days, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra did not make an appearance for campaigning. Tiwari further alleged that this is not something that has happened in Bihar alone and said that while the Congress is always interested in fighting many seats, it is not interested in winning. Tiwari said that while the political battle was underway in Bihar, Rahul Gandhi was on a picnic at his sister’s house in Shimla. Congress had ended with 19 seats in the state severely denting the chances of the Mahagathbandhan, despite the RJD ending up as the single largest party in the state. Watch the full video for all the details.
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So far, over 200 militants have been eliminated in Jammu and Kashmir this year, informed J-K's Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh in a press conference on November 01. He said, "So far, over 200 militants have been eliminated in Jammu and Kashmir this year."
Security forces have killed Dr Saifullah, who was number one commander of Hizbul Mujahideen, in the encounter in Srinagar, informed Jammu and Kashmir's Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh in a press conference on November 01. He said, "Dr Saifullah who was number one commander of Hizbul Mujahideen has been killed in the encounter. It was a very successful operation. Dr Saifullah (slain Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist) was active since October 2014. He was associated with Burhan Wani for long time."
Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in the Chakura area of Shopian district on October 14. Speaking to media, J-K Director General of Police (DGP), Dilbag Singh said, "The encounter was on till sometime ago and so far two militants have been neutralised. The area is under search now as there could be more militants." "The operation is not over as such and more details on this will be available later," The DGP added. "Pakistan tries to infiltrate more terrorists before snowfall. Our security forces looking after the border security grid are thwarting Pakistan's attempts," he further stated.
Election Commission of India (ECI) on November 03 announced the polling percentage for by-elections in 10 States. While addressing a press conference, an election official said, "Chhattisgarh: 71.99% Gujarat: 57.98% Haryana: 68% Jharkhand: 62.51% Karnataka: 51.3% Madhya Pradesh: 66.37% Nagaland: 83.69% Odisha: 68.08% Telangana: 81.44% Uttar Pradesh: 51.57%."
Voting began for by-polls in 54 Assembly seats across 10 states on November 03. A total of 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh, 8 in Gujarat, 7 in Uttar Pradesh, 2 each in Odisha, Nagaland, Karnataka and Jharkhand, and one seat each in Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Haryana going to polls today. The counting of votes for the by-polls will be on November 10.
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (JKNC) vice president Omar Abdullah on October 29 said, "Land laws in other states are stronger than new land laws in Jammu and Kashmir. Even today people of India can't buy land in HP, Lakshadweep, Nagaland. I don't know what's our fault that buying land in Jammu and Kashmir has been allowed. If we speak against it, we're called anti-national." Central government has amended land acquisition law in JandK.
People in Dharamshala woke up to a chilly morning after Dhauladhar range received fresh snowfall. Temperature dipped in Dharamshala. Mountain lovers enjoyed bonfire. Minimum temperature will touch 7 degree Celsius in hill city, according to IMD. Himachal's Dharamshala, a famous tourist destination, is among ideal places to witness snowfall.
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