LIVE News Updates: Gujarat’s coronavirus case count rises to 1,58,635 with 1,161 new cases

Gujarat’s coronavirus case count rises to 1,58,635 with 1,161 new cases; death toll reaches 3,629 with nine more fatalities: Health Department

LIVE News Updates: Gujarat’s coronavirus case count rises to 1,58,635 with 1,161 new cases
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17 Oct 2020, 8:04 PM

Gujarat's coronavirus case count rises to 1,58,635 with 1,161 new cases

Gujarat's coronavirus case count rises to 1,58,635 with 1,161 new cases; death toll reaches 3,629 with nine more fatalities: Health Department

17 Oct 2020, 7:46 PM

Complaints of unknown gas smell reported from Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Govandi, says BMC

Complaints of unknown gas smell reported from Ghatkopar, Vikhroli, Govandi, Bhandup: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

17 Oct 2020, 7:37 PM

Manipur records 426 new COVID-19 cases, 15,141 total cases

Manipur records 426 new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths today; the total number of positive cases in the State stands at 15,141 including 11,443 recoveries, 3,587 active cases and 111 deaths: State Health Department

17 Oct 2020, 7:23 PM

Andhra Pradesh reports 3,676 new COVID-19 cases, 7,79,146 total cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 3,676 new COVID-19 cases today taking total positive cases to 7,79,146 including 37,102 active cases, 7,35,638 recoveries, and 6,406 deaths: State Health Department

17 Oct 2020, 7:23 PM

Former general secretary of AAP's Goa unit Pradeep Padgaonkar resigns from party's primary membership

17 Oct 2020, 7:09 PM

Chennai Super Kings win toss, choose to bat first against Delhi Capitals

UAE: MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings win the toss, elect to bat first against Shreyas Iyer-led Delhi Capitals in the 34th IPL 2020 match at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

17 Oct 2020, 6:45 PM

Three held at Chennai airport for smuggling 4.1kg gold

Three persons were arrested for smuggling 4.1 kg gold valued at Rs 2.16 crore, Commissioner of Customs at Chennai International Airport said on Saturday.

According to Customs officials, 14 persons who flew in from Dubai by two Indigo Airline flights on Friday were intercepted and questioned by officials on suspicion they were smuggling in gold.

"On questioning, they revealed concealment of 38 bundles of gold paste in their rectums. The contraband was recovered and seized under the Customs Act of 1962," a Customs statement said.

Further investigation is under progress.

17 Oct 2020, 6:24 PM

Tamil Nadu reports 4,295 new COVID-19 cases, 6,83,486 total cases

Tamil Nadu reports 57 deaths and 4,295 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the total number of cases in the State to 6,83,486. The death toll is at 10,586. 6,32,708 people have been discharged in the State so far including 5,005 people discharges today: State Health Department

17 Oct 2020, 6:23 PM

Rohan Jaitley elected president of Delhi and District Cricket Association

Rohan Jaitley, the 31-year-old son for of former finance minister late Arun Jaitley, has been elected unopposed as the new president of Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA). Rohan is slated to remain in the post till June 30, 2021, reports India Today

17 Oct 2020, 6:10 PM

ED files charge sheet against ex-AAP councillor Tahir Hussain in case related to alleged use of laundered money to fuel Northeast Delhi riots

17 Oct 2020, 5:54 PM

Samajwadi Party announces a 39-member executive committee for its Uttarakhand unit, appoints Satyanarayan Sachan as its president

17 Oct 2020, 5:44 PM

Respecting women is as necessary as worshipping the Goddess, says Rahul while greeting nation on Navaratri

Respecting women in today's times is as necessary and important as worshipping the Goddess.

Best wishes on Navratri, tweeted Rahul Gandhi

17 Oct 2020, 4:57 PM

PM Modi chairs COVID-19 review meeting; cautions against complacency, calls for keeping up efforts to contain pandemic

17 Oct 2020, 4:56 PM

3 vaccines in advanced stages of development in India, says PMO

Three vaccines in advanced stages of development in India, out of which 2 are in Phase II, one is in Phase-III: PMO statement

17 Oct 2020, 4:02 PM

Seema Mustafa of The Citizen elected as Editors Guild President, Sanjay Kapoor as Gen Sec

Seema Mustafa of The Citizen has been elected as Editor Guild President, Sanjay Kapoor of Hard News as General Secretary and Anant Nath of Caravan as Treasurer

17 Oct 2020, 3:40 PM

Airtel’s privacy policy says it can collect sexual orientation, genetic data

Airtel's privacy policy has riled up users after they found that it says Airtel can collect users' sensitive personal information, such as sexual orientation, genetic information, and political opinion, and share all of this with third parties.

Users are raging on Twitter about how intrusive this is. But as shocking as it may sound to some, it's far from a new discovery, reports NDTV

17 Oct 2020, 3:12 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver keynote address at the inaugural function of Grand Challenges Annual Meeting on Monday: PMO

17 Oct 2020, 3:12 PM

Mumbai Police registers case against actor Mithun Chakraborty's wife Yogita Bali and son Mahaakshay on a complaint of cheating and rape filed by a woman: Official

17 Oct 2020, 3:09 PM

Rajasthan Royals win toss, choose to bat first against Royal Challengers Bangalore

Rajasthan Royals win the toss and elect to bat first against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

17 Oct 2020, 2:50 PM

32 dengue cases in Gurugram, no fatalities reported

This year, at least 32 dengue cases have been confirmed in Gurugram, Haryana, till October 16. The figure was 22 last year. However, no deaths have been recorded so far.

Data shared by the administration revealed that the district recorded 93 cases of dengue in 2018, 66 in 2017, 86 in 2016 and 451 in 2015.

The district has recorded four cases of malaria this year so far.

As many as 15 cases of malaria were reported in 2019, 30 in 2018, 48 in 2017, 38 in 2016 and 67 in 2015.

However, no Chikungunya cases have been recorded since 2018.

17 Oct 2020, 2:21 PM

Hostels will reopen from 1st Dec, schools from 1st Nov, says Assam Minister HB Sarma

Hostels will reopen from 1st Dec, schools from 1st Nov. We've divided sections & days in a way to ensure that the institution doesn't become overcrowded. There'll be two streams - 8.30 am-12.30 pm & 1.30-4.30 pm. Students can come only three days a week: Assam Minister HB Sarma

17 Oct 2020, 2:05 PM

6 injured in an accident at Eastern Express Highway near Vikhroli, Mumbai

Mumbai: Six passengers injured after a bus met with an accident at Eastern Express Highway near Vikhroli.

17 Oct 2020, 1:33 PM

Rahul Gandhi to address two campaign rallies on 23rd October - one in Hisua and another in Kahalgaon

Rahul Gandhi to address two campaign rallies on 23rd October - one in Hisua and another in Kahalgaon.

17 Oct 2020, 1:32 PM

Bandra magistrate court orders FIR against Kangana and her sister for creating communal tension

Bandra magistrate court has ordered registration of an FIR against actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel allegedly for creating communal tension through their tweets and interviews, reports MumbaiMirror.

17 Oct 2020, 1:21 PM

Aligarh Police's Twitter Handle "Hacked, Case Filed: Police, reports NDTV

17 Oct 2020, 1:05 PM

8 injured due to a water pipeline burst in Pune, Maharashtra

Maharashtra: Eight injured, out of which two suffered serious wounds, due to a water pipeline burst in Pune's Janta Vasahat, last night as it flooded surrounding areas.

17 Oct 2020, 12:52 PM

NIA Special Court sentences 15 accused in 2015 ISIS conspiracy case

National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court, Delhi yesterday sentenced 15 accused convicted in a 2015 ISIS conspiracy case.

"The case was first of its kind in which an extensive terrorist conspiracy involving online radicalization was hatched on cyberspace," says NIA.

17 Oct 2020, 11:41 AM

Odisha reports 2,196 new COVID-19 infections

Odisha reports 2,196 new COVID-19 infections, pushing total case tally to 2,66,345 including 23,786 active patients and 1,121 deaths.

17 Oct 2020, 11:39 AM

At least 9 killed, 30 injured in accident between jeep and UP roadways bus in Pilibhit

17 Oct 2020, 11:36 AM

Soumitra Chatterjee's health condition improves

The health condition of legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee improved a lot on Saturday and he is speaking a bit as well as recognising people and identifying their voices, a doctor treating him at a private hospital here, said.

17 Oct 2020, 10:53 AM

Congress releases its manifesto for the upcoming by-election Madhya Pradesh Assembly

Congress party releases its manifesto for the upcoming by-election to the legislative assembly of Madhya Pradesh. Former Chief Minister Kamal Nath, Digvijaya Singh and other leaders of the party present.

17 Oct 2020, 9:51 AM

If we form govt, we will pass a Bill in the first Vidhan Sabha session to scrap the three anti-farm laws, says Surjewala

If we form the government, under the leadership of Tejashwi Yadav, we will pass a Bill in the first Vidhan Sabha session to scrap the three anti-farm laws: Randeep Singh Surjewala, Congress

17 Oct 2020, 9:51 AM

Taking an oath, determined for change. Will give jobs to 10 lakh youth, says Tejashwi Yadav

Taking an oath, determined for change. Will give jobs to 10 lakh youth, said RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav urges change in Bihar as the Mahagathbandhan releases its manifesto for the upcoming Bihar Elections

17 Oct 2020, 9:44 AM

India reports a spike of 62,212 new COVID-19 cases & 837 deaths

India reports a spike of 62,212 new COVID-19 cases & 837 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total case tally stands at 74,32,681 including 7,95,087 active cases, 65,24,596 cured/discharged/migrated cases & 1,12,998 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

17 Oct 2020, 9:42 AM

Bihar has double engine government, says Tejashwi Yadav

Bihar has double engine government. Nitish Kumar has been governing the state for the last 15 years but it has not been accorded the special category status yet. Donald Trump will not come and accord that: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

17 Oct 2020, 9:40 AM

Rahul Gandhi slams Modi govt over Global Hunger Index

The poor of India are hungry because the government is just filling the pockets of some of its special 'friends’, tweeted Rahul Gandhi

17 Oct 2020, 9:06 AM

BJP leader shot dead in UP By bike-borne assailants, 3 arrested

A BJP leader DK Gupta was shot dead last night in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad district. Gupta was targeted by three unknown attackers on bikes, police said.

The BJP leader, who was the Mandal vice president, was leaving after closing his shop when he was attacked at a local market.

Soon after the killing, a protest by some family members and supporters broke out outside the hospital - where he was taken - as they demanded arrest of the accused. Some protesters also tried to block a road in Agra.

Three people, including the main accused, have been detained and are being questioned: ADG Agra, Ajay Anand.

17 Oct 2020, 8:05 AM

Encounter breaks out in South Kashmir's Anantnag

An encounter started between terrorists and security forces at Larnoo area in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Saturday, officials said.

The firefight between terrorists and security forces took place after security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of a specific information about presence of terrorists.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

"Encounter has started at Larnoo area of Anantnag. Police and security forces are on the job," police said.

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