29 Nov, 23:37 (IST)

West Bengal reported 3,367 new COVID-19 cases, 3,445 discharges and 54 deaths today.Total cases 4,80,813
Total discharges 4,48,032
Death toll 8,376Active cases 24,405.

29 Nov, 23:35 (IST)

Rajasthan government imposes curfew from 8 pm to 6 am within urban limits of dist HQ towns of Kota, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Bhilwara, Nagore, Pali, Tonk, Sikar and Ganganagar from 1st to 31st December.

29 Nov, 22:35 (IST)

All schools, colleges and higher education institutes in J&K to remain closed till 31st Dec. Class 9-12 students can visit schools on a voluntary basis. Cinemas can open with 50% capacity. 100 guests are allowed in marriage functions: Govt of Jammu & Kashmir.Religious places shall continue to remain open for public, subject to SOPs. No restrictions on the entry of passengers, travellers by road, rail or Air. However, they will have to undergo compulsory COVID-19 antigen test.

29 Nov, 22:02 (IST)

Haryana reports 1,809 new COVID-19 cases, 2,794 discharges, and 26 deaths, says State Health Department.Total cases at 2,32,522Total number of discharged patients: 2,11,216Total deaths: 2,401Active cases: 18,905.

29 Nov, 21:39 (IST)

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot writes to PM Narendra Modi over recent farm laws and farmers' protest; says 'PM should reconsider the laws in the interest of farmers and protection of democratic values'.

29 Nov, 21:16 (IST)

Diego Maradona's doctor investigated for involuntary manslaughter: Telam agency.

29 Nov, 21:08 (IST)

We have always maintained that Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) has no locus standi in matters strictly internal to India, including that of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir which is an integral and inalienable part of India: Ministry of External Affairs.

29 Nov, 20:55 (IST)

Punjab: Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) in Amritsar illuminated ahead of Prakash Parv of Guru Nanak Dev Ji tomorrow.

29 Nov, 20:22 (IST)

Mumbai reports 940 new COVID-19 cases, 515 recoveries/discharges and 18 deaths today.Total cases rise to 2,82,814 including 2,55,860 recoveries/discharges and 10,791 deaths.Active cases stand at 13,157.

29 Nov, 20:08 (IST)

"Serum Institute of India is sympathetic with volunteer’s medical condition, there's absolutely no correlation with vaccine trial and his medical condition. He's falsely laying blame for his medical problems on trial," said the SII statement after a volunteer in Chennai alleged he suffered side effects.

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Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) was unmoved by Home Minister Amit Shah's "conditional offer" for talks with farmers to resolve the issue. The union expressed angst over Shah seeking the shift in venue of protests before holding deliberations with the protesting outfits. Notably, the BKU is one of the largest agrarian bodies involved in the farmers' agitation in Delhi.

The chief executive officer of Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) Adar Poonawalla said the vaccine developer will seek emergency use authorisation of 'Covishield' in next two weeks. The government, he said, is likely to purchase 300-400 million doses of the vaccine candidate by July next year. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited Zydus Biotech Park in Ahmedabad Bharat Biotech in Hyderabad and SII to review progress in COVID-19 vaccine development. PM Modi complimented efforts of the scientist involved in vaccine development.

In some of the news which will take place today:

India will take on Australia in the second one day international (ODI) match. Team will be trying to make a comeback after losing the first match in the three-match series.

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