Morning overview – September 29, 2021

The Punjab congressional crisis deepened on September 28 when State Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned, Minister Razia Sultana resigned to support him, and several other leaders who supported his support.

Amid speculation about an early cabinet reshuffle in Rajasthan, Prime Minister Ashok Gehlot’s loyalists have confirmed that the political situation would not experience any major upheaval due to the “unlimited support” of over 100 MLAs for the current leadership.

The government of Tamil Nadu on Tuesday allowed face-to-face classes for students in grades 1 through 8 from November 1. The standard operating procedures issued in this regard are to be strictly adhered to, it said.

India is successfully running the world’s largest free COVID-19 vaccination program and has taken strategic steps towards employment and social protection during the pandemic, Treasury Secretary Nirmala Sitharaman said at a high-level meeting of the United Nations.

India’s economy is likely to grow in double digits this year and next as the higher revenues give the center more leeway to fuel capital spending, Chief Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal said Tuesday before pitching a strong pitch to repair India’s cities.

Union Interior Minister Amit Shah said Tuesday that despite limited resources and a huge population of 130 billion

Eighteen days after a 32-year-old woman was brutally raped and tortured with iron bars in Sakinaka, Mumbai police filed an indictment.

Amazon.com Inc on Tuesday announced a dog-like household robot called Astro and a deal with Walt Disney Co to incorporate its voice-controlled technology into resort hotels to make its virtual assistant Alexa a bigger part of consumers’ lives.

Lionel Messi scored his first goal from Paris Saint-German and Luxembourg midfielder Sébastien Thill scored late on Tuesday for new signing Sheriff to stun 13-time Champions Real Madrid champions.

Hardik Pandya and Kieron Pollard lived up to their goal when the Mumbai Indians beat the Punjab Kings with six wickets with one over at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.