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Here are the highlights of November 18:

12:00 pm: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij offers to be the first volunteer for the third phase trial of Covaxin, which will start in the state on 20th November.

11:45 am: Home Minister Amit Shah expresses anguish over the loss of lives in a road accident in Vadodara. "Have spoken to the local administration they are providing all possible assistance. Condolences with the bereaved families. May injured recover at the earliest," he tweeted.

11:35 am: Supreme Court dismisses the appeal filed by UP Shiksha Mitra Association in connection with the case related to the recruitment of around 69,000 Assistant teachers in UP. The court granted one last chance to the Shiksha Mitras to compete in the respective examinations.

11:25 am: There'll be no lockdown but there can be local restrictions at some busy places. Maximum tests are being conducted which we'll further increase. The virus can easily spread due to large gatherings during Chhath Pooja hence the restrictions: Satyendra Jain, Delhi Health Minister

11:15 am: Mumbai: Kangana Ranaut and Rangoli Chandel summoned by Police, asking them to appear before Bandra Police on 23-24 Nov over "objectionable comments on social media to spread communal tension between 2 groups." Case registered following Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate court order

10:55 am: Multiple FIRs, covering more than 90 schools, registered on the application given by all Block Development Officers of Dhanbad district. Different authorities and officials of these schools have been booked as per the findings of probe: SSP Dhanbad on Jharkhand scholarship scam

10:45 am: Jammu & Kashmir: Pakistan resorted to unprovoked heavy firing from 9 pm last night till around 4 am today in Samba Sector. BSF retaliated strongly.

10:30 am: One Army soldier died and two were injured in an avalanche at Roshan Post in Tanghdar area of Kupwara district at around 8 pm last night: Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management. 

10:15 am: Saddened by the accident in Vadodara. My thoughts are with those who lost their loved ones. Praying that the injured recover soon. The administration is providing all possible assistance at the site of the accident: PM Narendra Modi

10:00 am: Noida administration deploys COVID-19 testing team to conduct random tests of commuters at Delhi-Noida Border

9:15 am: J&K: Mughal Road in Rajouri district opened for one-way traffic today morning after local authorities conducted snow clearing operations. Higher reaches of Pir Panjal range witnessed heavy snowfall over the last two days.

9:05 am: Gujarat: Nine people died, 17 injured in a collision between two trucks, at Waghodia Crossing Highway in Vadodara earlier this morning. The injured admitted to a hospital. More details awaited.

8:55 am: Moradabad: #COVID19 norms flouted during birthday celebrations of city's Mayor Vinod Agarwal. Mayor's supporters seen without wearing masks while not maintaining social distancing during his cake cutting ceremony at Municipal Corporation's camp office.

8:45 am: A layer of haze lingers in the sky of Delhi this morning. A local says, "There used to be dense smog, we used to feel irritation in eyes but it is better after the rain. Today it is hazy again. A permanent solution is needed.

8:35 am: Madhya Pradesh government decides to form a 'Cow Cabinet' for the protection of cows in the state. Animal husbandry, Forest, Panchayat, Rural Development, Home and Farmer Welfare departments to be a part of the 'Cow Cabinet'

8:20 am: BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda to hold a meeting with all the newly appointed state in-charges of the party, on 19th November, via video-conferencing.

7:50 am: Uttar Pradesh govt issues advisory for the festival of #ChhathPuja in the wake of #COVID19. Devotees be urged to perform rituals at their homes or near their homes, as much as possible. Arrangements be made by local admn at the traditional spots near rivers/ponds for the puja

7:40 am: It is natural for people to not visit theatres these days due to COVID-19 fears. Even multiplexes are not getting satisfactory response. Hence, it is not economically viable for single-screen theatres to restart operations: Dilip Borawake, owner of Laxminarayan Theatre in Pune

7:30 am: Maharashtra: Single-screen theatres continue to remain shut in Pune despite the state govt's permission. "Owners of single-screen theatres feel that there is not much scope to reopen theatres as of now," says Dilip Borawake, owner of Laxminarayan Theatre.

7:20 am: During the conversation, PM Modi & US President-elect Biden exchanged views on global strategic partnership & Indo-Pacific region & discussed COVID-19. They also discussed role of healthcare & pharmaceuticals particularly vaccines: Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Ambassador of India to US

7:10 am: During the conversation, PM Modi also extended warm congratulations for Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. This is a proud moment for Indian-Americans in US. She is a source of inspiration & India is also very proud of her achievement: Ambassador of India to US, in Washington

7:00 am: In 2014, when PM Modi was on his first official visit to US, it was then VC Biden who hosted official lunch for him. In 2016 during PM's address to US Congress, it was VC Biden who presided over the joint session. So they very warmly recall those interactions: Amb. of India to US

Posted By: Talib Khan