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  • The state of Gujarat is set to vote in the second phase of assembly elections on Monday. The 2.5 crore-strong electorate tasked with deciding the political fate of 833 candidates in the second phase has had a history of indifference towards elections, particularly in the 23 urban segments spread across Ahmedabad, Vadodara and the Gandhinagar municipal corporations. Stay with TOI for latest updates:
  • After casting his vote in Ahmedabad, PM Modi will return to the capital and address party functionaries after the inaugural ceremony of the two-day meeting. He is likely to lay down the party’s political agenda as it readies for the next round of state polls and the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.
  • “Since Rahul Gandhi has neither bothered to read the ‘Ramayana’ or the ‘Geeta’, he should at least browse on the internet for a description of the prefix ‘Shri’. He must have picked up something told by a temple priest, who prepared a cake and got it cut by Kamal Nath,” BJP leader Narottam Mishra said.
  • On December 1, while she was at her home in Mumbai, the woman received an email from a hotel chain. In the mail, the hotel thanked her for her stay at their establishment in Dublin, Ireland, and sent her a receipt of 1234.38 EUR (approx Rs 1,05,000).
  • Kharge said Indians are facing a multi-pronged assault under the Modi government and it was Congress’s ‘rashtradharm’ to step up as the force that protects them. He directed state in-charges to submit roadmaps for organisational action on people’s issues in the next three months.
  • The Latin archdiocese has requested the Kerala government to initiate talks to end the long-drawn protest against the Vizhinjam port project, where fisher-folks, environmentalists and church-backed activists have raised the red flag over adverse ecological changes.
  • England continued their free-scoring form to march into the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup 2022 on Monday as they defeated Senegal 3-0 in their Round of 16 match at Al Bayt stadium. With the win, England set up a mouth-watering last eight clash with France.
  • In the bustling neighbourhood of Akbarnagar in Ahmedabad, Manji Ramani, 64, has ticked his schedule for Monday. It just says VOTE. “I lost my hands in an accident when I was nine. But I have voted in all the polls since 1980. One should vote,” said Ramani, who paints with his mouth.
  • Sources indicated that the EC, convinced that the changes it had proposed in October in the manifesto guidelines, which form part of the model code, will enhance financial transparency on poll promises and help the voter make an informed decision, is likely to go ahead with the necessary changes.
  • A bench of Chief Justice Rajesh Bindal and Justice Jaspreet Singh passed the order recently on an old PIL filed by lawyer Motilal Yadav, who had sought a ban on caste-based rallies in UP. In its order the bench has also issued notice to the chief election commissioner to respond on the issue.
  • by Thomas Bush
    Elite Russian troops are suffering casualty rates as high as 40%. Ukrainian President Zelensky said that the nation is preparing a powerful countermeasure against recent Russian aggression against Ukrainian infrastructure. Kyiv administration has said that power restoration in the city is in its final stage. Ukraine is gradually restoring heat and electricity afterRussian missile strikes […]
  • by Ivan Vaquero
    Switzerland has frozen 7.5 billion Swiss Francs in Russian assets. The European Union has suggested seizing 300 billion euros in Russian assets to rebuild Ukraine. Kyiv administration has said that power restoration in the city is in its final stage. Ukraine is gradually restoring heat and electricity afterRussian missile strikes damaged almost every Ukrainian hydroelectric […]
  • by Thomas Bush
    Russia has refused to negotiate an end to the war as long as the West demands Russia pull out of Ukraine. The United States is considering dramatically expanding their training of Ukrainian troops. Finland has offered to train Ukrainian soldiers in fighting in winter conditions. Finland and Sweden are increasing their aid to Ukraine so […]
  • by Thomas Bush
    Since the beginning of the war, Russia has lost twice as many aircraft as Ukraine. Ukrainian President Zelensky said that the nation is preparing a powerful countermeasure against recent Russian aggression against Ukrainian infrastructure. Kyiv administration has said that power restoration in the city is in its final stage. Ukraine is gradually restoring heat and […]
  • by Annie May
    Ukrainian President Zelensky said that the nation is preparing a powerful countermeasure against recent Russian aggression against Ukrainian infrastructure. Kyiv administration has said that power restoration in the city is in its final stage. Ukraine is gradually restoring heat and electricity afterRussian missile strikes damaged almost every Ukrainian hydroelectric and thermoelectric power plant. Escaped employees […]
  • by Thomas Bush
    The United States is considering dramatically expanding their training of Ukrainian troops. Finland has offered to train Ukrainian soldiers in fighting in winter conditions. Finland and Sweden are increasing their aid to Ukraine so that the country can better fight during winter. The Pentagon has said it will support Ukraine as long as it takes. […]
  • by Thomas Bush
    The European Union has suggested seizing 300 billion euros in Russian assets to rebuild Ukraine. Kyiv administration has said that power restoration in the city is in its final stage. Ukraine is gradually restoring heat and electricity afterRussian missile strikes damaged almost every Ukrainian hydroelectric and thermoelectric power plant. Escaped employees of  the captured nuclear […]
  • by Jimmy Cooper
    Russia has announced plans to bolster its nuclear arsenal next year. So far, the United States and Russia have used their direct hotline during the war in Ukraine. NATO has vowed to help Ukraine “for as long as it takes.” The Pentagon has also said it will support Ukraine as long as it takes Finland […]
  • by Robert Leonard
    China claims it drove off a US naval cruiser near the Spratly Islands. China has warned of a potential arms race after learning that the US was sending nuclear-capable bombers to Australia. President Biden has said that the United States would defend Taiwan if China invaded. China has been simulating attacking United States ships, according […]
  • by Jimmy Cooper
    Finland has offered to train Ukrainian soldiers in fighting in winter conditions. Finland and Sweden are increasing their aid to Ukraine so that the country can better fight during winter. The Pentagon has said it will support Ukraine as long as it takes. The White House is asking for another $38 billion for Ukraine, in […]