Top news of the day: Heavy rains lash Chennai, transport services affected; Aryan Khan case is one of kidnapping and ransom, alleges Maharashtra Minister, and more

Commuters walk on the submerged railway tracks near Egmore Railway Station, in Chennai on November 7, 2021.   | Photo Credit: R. Ragu

Heavy rains lash Chennai, transport services affected

Chennai and several suburbs in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts have witnessed intermittent rains and showers became non-stop since night that led to inundation in many areas, inconveniencing people.

Aryan Khan case is one of kidnapping and ransom, alleges Nawab Malik

Mr. Malik alleged that the “plan to trap” Mr. Aryan Khan was laid through Mohit Kamboj, a former BJP youth wing president and general secretary of the party’s Mumbai unit, while accusing the BJP leader of being Narcotics Control Bureau officer Sameer Wankhede’s “partner-in-crime” in an extortion racket.

Bombay High Court remands Anil Deshmukh in ED custody till November 12

The High Court set aside a special court's order remanding former Maharashtra Home Minister to judicial custody.

BJP national executive | Be the bridge of faith between party and common people, says Modi

“In his address, Prime Minister Modiji gave a mantra to the party workers that they should become a bridge of faith between the common man and the party, while referring to the party’s history as it has always been associated with the issues close to the common man of the country,” party general secretary and Union Minister Bhupender Yadav said.

COVID-19 AY.4.2 variant frequency too low to be of concern, says INSACOG

The frequency of the new AY.4.2 variant of COVID-19 is less than 0.1% of all VOI/VOC and is too low to be of concern at this time, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) said. Its weekly bulletin said the vaccine effectiveness does not seem to be different for AY.4.2 when compared to other Delta variants.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence | Supreme Court hearing on November 8

A bench comprising Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli would hear the matter in which the apex court on October 26 directed the Uttar Pradesh government to provide protection to witnesses under the Witness Protection Scheme, 2018.

Navjot Sidhu hits back at Punjab AG, accuses him of subverting justice

A.P.S. Deol, the advocate general, had accused Mr. Sidhu of obstructing the functioning of the state government and his office, and “spreading misinformation to gain political advantage”.

With pending issues on marines and defence ban resolved, India and Italy relaunch ties

Decision on lifting ban on Italian defence company follows Prime Minister’s visit to Rome for the G20 Summit.

With grip on present, Xi Jinping eyes control over Party’s past and future

Mr. Xi, who took over in 2012, has already abolished term limits and ended the collective leadership model. The 20th Party Congress to be held in October 2022 will likely see him begin his third five-year term.

Sudan security fires tear gas as anti-coup campaign starts

Dozens of teachers carried banners reading "no, no to military rule" and called for a transition to "full civilian rule" at a rally outside the education ministry in the capital Khartoum.

Total tax on petrol down to 50%, diesel to 40% after duty cuts

On November 1, prior to the duty cuts, central excise of ₹32.90 a litre and VAT of 30% in Delhi made up for 54% of the retail selling price of diesel, according to price build-up of the fuel available from State-owned fuel retailers. This, after the ₹5 per litre reduction in excise duty, has come down to 50% in Delhi.

T20 World Cup | New Zealand beats Afghanistan, ousts India from semis race

The win by the Kiwis meant that India — currently with four points from four matches — cannot qualify for the semifinals even if they beat Namibia in their final Super 12 on November 8.

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