LIVE UPDATES: BJP MLA Kiran Maheshwari dies after testing positive for COVID-19, day’s other top stories


BJP MLA from Rajasthan’s Rajsamand, Kiran Maheshwari, has passed away at Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital days after testing positive for COVID-19. She was under treatment for post COVID complications for nearly three weeks.

In one of her recent social posts, Maheshwari had condoled the death of veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who too died after testing positive for coronavirus. Patel too was receiving treatment at the same hospital in Gurgaon.

In other news, thousands of farmers have continued to hold protests against controversial Farm law at Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border). They have refused the offer for talks by Home Minister Amit Shah.

LIVE UPDATES on today’s big stories will appear below:

18:29 PM: A 26-year-old man identified as Hoshiyaar and hailing from Bulandshahr district in #UttarPradesh, was allegedly beaten to death by a hotel owner identified as Sanjay Kumar and his friend Anil, in a fight over drinking liquor in #Gurugram, the police said on Monday. (IANS)

17:23 PM: An FIR has been registered against a casting director on charge of raping a TV actress, says #Mumbai police. The First Information Report was registered on Nov 26 at the Versova police station. The accused & the victim have been in a relationship for two years, the police said. (IANS)

16:49 PM: COVID-19: RT-PCR test prices in Delhi reduced from Rs 2,400 to Rs 800, says AAP govt. (PTI)

15:51 PM: The new agricultural laws have been brought in for benefit of the farmers. We will see and experience benefits of these new laws in the coming days: PM Modi in Varanasi. (ANI)

14:56 PM: Maharashtra: Sheetal Amte, social activist and granddaughter of Baba Amte, dies allegedly by suicide at Anandwan in Chandrapur. (ANI)

13:49 PM: Amid their stand-off with the Centre over their protest venue in #Delhi, farmers rallying at the Singhu entry point on the Delhi-Haryana border on Monday were busy commemorating the birth anniversary of first Sikh master, Guru Nanak Dev. (IANS)

13:17 PM: 23-year-old undertrial prisoner attacked with improvised sharp object by three other prisoners at Tihar jail, succumbs to injuries: Tihar jail officials. (ANI)

12:06 PM: Delhi’s air quality turns “very poor”, likely to deteriorate further with calm winds and low temperature allowing accumulation of pollutants: Govt agencies. (PTI)

11:19 AM: Maharashtra: She (actor Urmila Matondkar) may join Shiv Sena tomorrow, says party MP Sanjay Raut. (ANI)

10:54 AM: #UttarPradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will visit Mumbai on December 2 to ring the bell at the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) during the listing of the Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) bonds. (IANS)

09:59 AM: Single-day rise of 38,772 new cases, 443 fatalities pushes India’s COVID-19 tally to 94,31,691, death toll to 1,37,139: Health Ministry. (PTI)

09:13 AM: Kanpur: A minor girl allegedly abducted & raped by 4 friends of her brother in Lal Bangla area. 2 arrested, 2 absconding. Police say “They spiked her drink & raped her. Case registered u/s of IPC & POCSO Act. 2 members of the family of absconders detained for questioning.” (ANI)

07:01 AM: Deorania police in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh has registered its first case of ‘Love Jihad’ days after the Governor gave her consent to the controversial ordinance.  The note by police said that was trying to forcibly convert the girl’s faith. According to police, one Tikaram filed a complaint alleging that his daughter was being lured by Uvaish from the same village to leave her religion.