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Here are the Highlights of November 18:

1:17 pm: We found roads to solution for all issues before 2014. We addressed NPAs issue,recapitalised banks, enhanced their strength, brought reforms like IBC, reformed laws, strengthened Debt Recovery Tribunal: PM at symposium to ‘Build Synergy for Seamless Credit Flow & Economic Growth’

1:12 pm: Reforms brought in by Govt in the banking sector & support to the sector in every way in the last 6-7 years have led to the country's banking sector being in a very strong position today. Banks' financial health is in a much better position now: PM Narendra Modi at a symposium

1:07 pm: We are in a situation when the ground is solid for a leap and the target is set. What remains is to just begin: PM Narendra Modi at a symposium to ‘Build Synergy for Seamless Credit Flow & Economic Growth’

1:00 pm: There comes a time in the development journey of any nation when it takes a new resolve for a new leap & then the strength of the entire nation comes together for the fulfillment of those resolves: PM at a symposium to ‘Build Synergy for Seamless Credit Flow & Economic Growth’

12:30 pm: Supreme Court asks absconding former Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh to disclose his whereabouts and says that it will hear Singh's plea for protection against arrest only after he tells which part of the country or the world he is in.

10:35 am: CM Yogi Adityanath and Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami meet at the CM residence in Lucknow.

10:00 am: It's not about reopening schools but caution, which is of umpteen importance... Perhaps schools will not be opened until children are vaccinated. But schools have to ensure that staff is 100% vaccinated: Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo

9:52 am: Cabinet meeting on November 22, CM will take the call. We have sent the proposal. CM to make announcement accordingly: Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo on VAT reduction ( in fuel prices) -

9:45 am: PM Modi has approved Rs 6466 crore package for telecom services in remote areas; to introduce 4G services in villages that are still not covered by telecom sector- 7287 villages, 44 districts of 5 states to be covered. Services in next 18-24 months: IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

9:30 am: All schools and colleges to remain closed in Puducherry and Karaikal today in view of the heavy rain forecast. As per IMD's forecast, Puducherry is likely to experience a 'generally cloudy sky with heavy rain' today.

9:21 am: Five important transitions taking place in India. We're building world's most extensive public information infrastructure...We're on our way to connecting 600,00 villages; used technology to deliver over 1.1 billion doses of vaccines across India using Cowin &Aarogya Setu:PM Modi

9:17 am: Technology has become a major instrument of global competition & key to shaping future international order. Technology & data are becoming new weapons. The biggest strength of democracy is openness, at the same time we shouldn't allow vested interests to misuse this openness: PM

9:13 am: We are in a time of change that happens once in an era. The digital age is changing everything around us. It has redefined politics, economy & society. It is raising new questions on sovereignty, governance, ethics, law, rights & security: PM Modi addresses Sydney Dialogue

9:10 am: It is reshaping international competition, power and leadership. It has ushered in a new era of opportunities for progress and prosperity. But, we also face new risks & new forms of conflicts across diverse threats from sea-bed to cyber to space: PM Modi addresses Sydney Dialogue

9:05 am: Australia-India share deep friendship & our relations will grow even more with time. We are making great progress in so many areas including space, science, digital technologyy. It's an honour for Australia that PM Modi is addressing Sydney dialogue: Australia PM Scott Morrison.

8:55 am: Technical officials in low line areas will ensure that during heavy rains all pumps in the areas are operated & water is drained out. A total of 769 pumps all across the city as we don't want any area to be inundated: Gangandeep Singh Bedi, Commissioner, Chennai Corporation

8:45 am: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh arrives in Leh, Ladakh. He will visit Rezang La to pay tributes to Indian soldiers who fought a battle here in 1962 and dedicate to them, a revamped War Memorial.

8:30 am: WB: An arms dealer arrested from Mominpur, Kolkata y'day. One country-made firearm, along with 2 live cartridges, seized from him.He couldn't produce any documents for them. One of his associates arrested too. Case registered under Arms Act. They'll be produced before court today

8:15 am: Punjab Congress president Navjot Singh Sidhu to visit Kartarpur Sahib to pay obeisance, on Nov 20th: Surinder Dalla, media advisor to Navjot Singh Sidhu Punjab CM had earlier announced that the state cabinet will visit there on November 18th. Some MLAs will also accompany them.

8:00 am: All cases lodged in connection with farmers' protests are being quashed...We want no farmer to burn stubble, we'll be strict. But cases lodged so far in connection with stubble burning, are being quashed. I request them to not burn stubble, it causes pollution: Punjab CM

7:50 am: Tamil Nadu: War room set up at Chennai Corporation where the corporation officials are monitoring red alert on heavy rain announced for today in Chennai.

7:40 am: Tamil Nadu: Theni District Collector announces closing of all schools and colleges today in the district in wake of heavy rainfall here. As per IMD's forecast, Theni district is likely to receive heavy rainfall today.

7:30 am: Delhi continues to witness 'very poor' air quality with overall Air Quality Index (AQI) standing at 362 (at 06:33am): System of Air Quality & Weather Forecasting & Research (SAFAR)

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan