Latest news today (November 21): Presenting FE’s Breaking News today. We will keep you updated on all major news, views and much more throughout the day.
ED notice to Byju’s
India’s federal financial crime-fighting agency has issued a show-cause notice to ed-tech company Byju’s for alleged violations of foreign exchange rules, CNBC-TV18 reported on Tuesday, citing sources. The agency has alleged violations by the company worth 90 billion rupees ($1.1 billion) under the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), the television channel reported. (Reuters)
Delhi Excise Policy: Court extends judicial custody of Manish Sisodia till December 11
The Rouse Avenue court on Tuesday extended till December 11, the judicial custody of former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in connection with an alleged excise policy scam.
David Warner rested for T20s against India
The selectors have decided to rest David Warner for the five-match T20 series in India following Australia’s ODI World Cup triumph in Ahmedabad. Warner, who was Australia’s leading run-getting with 535 runs in the triumphant campaign, was originally part of the squad to be led by Matthew Wade. The squad, for the series beginning in Visakhapatnam on November 23, was announced last month. All-rounder Aaron Hardie has already joined the squad as Warner’s replacement. (PTI)
International tunnel expert Arnold Dix on Uttarkashi rescue ops
International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association president Arnold Dix, who has been roped in as part of the ongoing rescue efforts at the Uttarkashi tunnel collapse site, on Tuesday said he was absolutely sure that the 41 trapped workers will come home soon. Speaking to ANI, from the site of the tunnel Professor Dix said the rescuers have several options to bring home the workers. “I think the team here have done a wonderful job. It’s just fantastic. The 900 pipeline is one of the options. The 900 pipe which is there, which I’ve seen, and I’m going to go have another look at this morning. It’s by far the best and fastest means to get the men, but it has its technical difficulties and that’s why we’re doing multiple rescue missions,” Dix told ANI.
Covid shots didn’t increase risk of unexplained sudden deaths among youngsters, says ICMR study
“COVID-19 vaccination did not increase the risk of unexplained sudden death among young adults in India. Past COVID-19 hospitalization, family history of sudden death and certain lifestyle behaviours increased the likelihood of unexplained sudden death,” says ICMR Study. (Read More)
Dense fog disrupts flight operations in Srinagar
Cold wave intensified in Kashmir as the minimum temperature dipped below freezing point even as dense fog disrupted flight operations at the Srinagar international airport early Tuesday. Shopian in south Kashmir was the coldest recorded place in the valley as the minimum settled at minus 3.9 degrees Celsius, while Srinagar city recorded a low of minus 1.2 degrees Celsius on Monday night, an official of the Meteorological Department said. (Read More)
First video of workers trapped inside Uttarakhand tunnel
rescuers released the first video of the workers who had been trapped within the Silkyara tunnel for 10 days. An endoscopic camera was used to collect the images, which were fed into the alternate 6-inch food pipeline. In the footage, workers wearing yellow and white helmets are seen getting food from the pipeline and conversing with one another. (Read More)
Andhra CM orders probe into Visakhapatnam fishing harbour fire incident
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mogan Reddy ordered an investigation into the fire at Visakhapatnam fishing harbour on Monday. According to authorities, a large fire broke out at the Visakhapatnam fishing harbour during the nights of Sunday and Monday. Earlier, CM Reddy approved compensation for fishermen who lost their boats in the Visakhapatnam fishing port fire and directed officials to offer compensation equal to 80% of the worth of the destroyed vessels.
Bihar: Five people die under suspicious conditions in Gopalganj
At least five people died under suspicious circumstances in Bihar’s Gopalganj, officials said on Monday. “Five people have died, and this death is not due to poisonous liquor. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem,” Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Sadar Pradeep Kumar said.