LIVE News Updates: Gujarat’s tally of coronavirus cases rises to 1,61,848 with 1,126 new infections

Gujarat’s tally of coronavirus cases rises to 1,61,848 with 1,126 new infections; death toll reaches 3,654 with eight more fatalities: health department

LIVE News Updates: Gujarat’s tally of coronavirus cases rises to 1,61,848 with 1,126 new infections
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20 Oct 2020, 7:57 PM

Two coaches of Gorakhpur-Kolkata Puja Special train derailed in Bihar, No casualties reported

Bihar: Two coaches of 05048 Gorakhpur-Kolkata Puja Special train derailed between Silaut and Siho today. No casualties reported yet. More details awaited.

20 Oct 2020, 7:55 PM

Gujarat's tally of coronavirus cases rises to 1,61,848 with 1,126 new infections

Gujarat's tally of coronavirus cases rises to 1,61,848 with 1,126 new infections; death toll reaches 3,654 with eight more fatalities: health department

20 Oct 2020, 7:32 PM

CBI takes over probe allegations of TRP manipulation after registering FIR in UP

CBI takes over investigation from Lucknow police into allegations of TRP manipulation after registering FIR: Officials

20 Oct 2020, 7:27 PM

Chandigarh reports 57 new COVID-19 cases taking the total number to 13,743

20 Oct 2020, 7:04 PM

Delhi Capitals win toss, choose to bat first against KingsXI Punjab

20 Oct 2020, 7:01 PM

Telangana postpones all exams this week due to rains

The Telangana government on Tuesday announced postponement of all examinations till Dasara in view of floods in Hyderabad and some other parts of the city.

Education Minister P. Sabitha Indra Reddy announced that all the examinations have been postponed till Dasara.

After the minister tweeted the announcement, several students replied with a request to cancel the examinations saying they can't write the exams in the current situation in view of the COVID-19 pandemic and floods.

The decision to postpone the exams is expected to provide relief to more than five lakh students.

20 Oct 2020, 7:01 PM

Press Council asks print media to not publish any article about election results

Press Council of India asks print media to refrain from publishing any article that in any manner predicts results of upcoming elections between October 28-November 7

20 Oct 2020, 6:40 PM

Criminal who shot at police officer in Gurugram held

The Gurugram police on Tuesday arrested dreaded criminal Sombir who was on the run after shooting at and injuring an Inspector of the Haryana Police in the city's Palam Vihar area in September, police said.

The accused was overpowered and arrested from Dharam Colony in Gurugram after a brief shootout during which the criminal fired at police in a bid to escape. A countrymade pistol, two cartridges and a motorcycle were seized from him.

20 Oct 2020, 6:34 PM

Tamil Nadu reports 3,094 new COVID-19 cases, 6,94,030 total cases

Tamil Nadu reports 3,094 new COVID-19 cases, 50 deaths and 4,403 discharges today, as per the State Health Department. The total number of cases in the State is now at 6,94,030 including 6,46,555 discharges and 10,741 deaths. There are 36,734 active cases in the State.

20 Oct 2020, 6:33 PM

No new COVID-19 infections in Mizoram, 2,280 total cases

No new COVID-19 infections reported in Mizoram today. The states total cases stand at 2,280, out of which 117 are active patients.

20 Oct 2020, 6:31 PM

More rains add to Hyderabad's pain

Rains continue to lash Hyderabad and its outskirts on Tuesday, adding to the woes of people already battered by heavy downpour and flash floods twice last week.

As witnessed several times during the last few days, the rains led to inundation of roads, affecting vehicular traffic.

Officials said some areas received rains on Monday night and again on Tuesday afternoon, though both the spells were not very intense.

20 Oct 2020, 6:20 PM

Government preparing plan to make vaccine available to all, says PM Modi

20 Oct 2020, 6:12 PM

We have to be alert and careful while celebrating this festive season, says PM Modi in his address

20 Oct 2020, 6:09 PM

We should not be relaxed in our fight against corona till a vaccine is made, says PM

20 Oct 2020, 6:07 PM

People should not be careless, says PM Modi

20 Oct 2020, 6:07 PM

We should not think that Corona has gone, says PM

20 Oct 2020, 6:06 PM

This is not the time to be complacent about coronavirus, says PM while addressing the nation

20 Oct 2020, 6:04 PM

PM Modi's 7th address to the nation after COVID spread starts

20 Oct 2020, 5:55 PM

3 terrorist killed in the encounter at Pulwama

A total of three terrorists killed in the encounter at Pulwama. Three AKs recovered. Operation concluded: Chinar Corps, Indian Army.

20 Oct 2020, 5:06 PM

One person killed after building collapses in Entally area of Kolkata: Police

20 Oct 2020, 5:06 PM

There has never been any shortage of oxygen in the country in last 10 months; no paucity at present: Health Ministry

20 Oct 2020, 4:57 PM

Please tell nation date by which you will throw the Chinese out of Indian territory, says Rahul to PM

Dear PM, In your 6pm address, please tell the nation the date by which you will throw the Chinese out of Indian territory.
Thank you, tweeted Rahul Gandhi.

20 Oct 2020, 4:48 PM

Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal account for 64% of all active COVID-19 cases: Health Ministry

20 Oct 2020, 4:06 PM

Punjab Assembly passes four bills, adopts resolution against Centre's new farm laws

Punjab Assembly passes four bills, adopts resolution against Centre's new farm laws

20 Oct 2020, 3:29 PM

Seven IEDs, suspected to have been planted by cadres of CPI (Maoist), defused by security forces in Odisha's Malkangiri district: BSF statement

20 Oct 2020, 3:05 PM

Delhi High Court seeks response of EC on a plea use a common election symbol of chessboard to contest

Delhi High Court seeks response of Election commission of India on a plea by Plural Party to use a common election symbol of chessboard to contest

20 Oct 2020, 2:55 PM

state and central governments are playing a blame-game while COVID is spreading rapidly, says Rahul

Reviewed COVID management in my constituency. The state and central governments are playing a blame-game while COVID is spreading rapidly. It’s critical this stops and everyone focuses on defeating COVID.

20 Oct 2020, 2:49 PM

One more terrorist killed in the encounter at Pulwama: Kashmir Zone Police

20 Oct 2020, 2:47 PM

Telangana: Rain lashes several parts of Hyderabad; visuals of waterlogging from various places

20 Oct 2020, 2:32 PM

Punjab CM will lead all MLAs to Punjab Raj Bhavan to submit resolution on Farm laws

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh (in file pic) will lead all MLAs to Punjab Raj Bhavan at 4 pm today to submit to State Governor the resolution on the Farm laws to be passed shortly in Vidhan Sabha: Media Advisor to Punjab Chief Minister

20 Oct 2020, 2:29 PM

A fire breaks out in a chemical factory in Merrut, UP

A fire has broken out at a chemical factory in Meerut's Kharkhauda. Around 6 fire tenders present at the spot. Fire fighting operation underway.

20 Oct 2020, 2:24 PM

Rupee settles 12 paise lower at 73.49 (provisional) against US dollar

20 Oct 2020, 1:33 PM

State Congress Chief DK Shivakumar takes out a car rally today in Sira, Karnataka

Karnataka: State Congress Chief DK Shivakumar took out a car rally today in Sira, Tumkur.

Visuals of Congress leader addressing a crowd during the rally.

20 Oct 2020, 1:30 PM

Fire breaks out at two shops in Karnatak

Karnataka: Fire breaks out at two shops in Vitla area of Dakshina Kannada. More details awaited

20 Oct 2020, 1:16 PM

No respite from rain in Andhra, heavy forecast for 3 days

There seems to be no respite from rain as deep depression over Andhra Pradesh has already caused flooding in several places in the state, with the Met department predicting heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in coastal Andhra and Yanam.

Heavy rainfall has also been forecast at isolated places in Rayalaseema.

Several places in West Godavari district have been witnessing rainfall since Monday evening. Tuesday began with showers and drizzles which are continuing.

20 Oct 2020, 1:16 PM

PM Modi to address the nation at 6 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be sharing a message for citizens at 6 PM today.

20 Oct 2020, 1:16 PM

Poll spending limit for candidates contesting Lok Sabha enhanced by 10% to Rs 77 lakh

Poll spending limit for candidates contesting Lok Sabha and assembly elections enhanced by 10 per cent to Rs 77 lakh: Law ministry notification

20 Oct 2020, 12:42 PM

IPL 13: Pant fit to go, may play against Kings XI Punjab

IPL 13: Pant fit to go, may play against Kings XI Punjab , reports ANI.

20 Oct 2020, 12:42 PM

NIA to file chargesheet against 10 accused in Hizbul Mujahideen narco-terror case

National Investigation Agency (NIA) to file chargesheet today against the ten accused in Hizbul Mujahideen narco-terror case in NIA Special Court, Mohali.

20 Oct 2020, 12:00 PM

2 men hacked to death in Jharkhand

Two men have been hacked to death and their bodies dumped beside a road in Jharkhand's Gumla district, police said on Tuesday.

The bodies were found near Khurshuta village in Raidih police station area on Monday, Chainpur SDPO Kuldeep Kumar said.

The deceased have been identified as Vinod Ekka (24) and Rahul Tirkey (28), he said.

Prima facie, it seems the murder was a result of a personal rivalry but this can be confirmed only after a detailed probe, the officer said.

The bodies have been sent for post-mortem examination, he added.

20 Oct 2020, 11:48 AM

Odisha reports 1,904 new COVID-19 infections

Odisha reports 1,904 new COVID-19 infections, pushing the total tally to 2,72,250 out of which 21,454 are active patients. The state has recorded 1,168 deaths and 2,49,575 recoveries so far.

20 Oct 2020, 10:55 AM

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh moves resolution in state assembly against three new farm laws enacted by Centre

3 Farm legislations along with proposed Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020 are clearly against interests of farmers & landless workers, & time-tested agriculture marketing system established not only in Punjab but also in Haryana, and Western UP: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh

Draft resolution states that Farm laws are against constitution (Entry 14 List-II), which mentions agriculture as a state subject & these legislations are a direct attack to encroach upon functions & powers of states,as enshrined in constitution: Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh

20 Oct 2020, 10:23 AM

India reports 46,791 new COVID-19 cases and 587deaths in last 24 hours

India reports 46,791 new COVID-19 cases & 587deaths in last 24 hours. Total cases - 75,97,064 Active cases - 7,48,538 (dip by 23,517 since y'day) Cured/discharged/migrated - 67,33,329 (rise by 69,721 since y'day) Deaths - 1,15,197 (rise by 587 since y'day)

20 Oct 2020, 10:23 AM

Jharkhand reports 490 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

Three more people succumbed to COVID-19 in Jharkhand, raising the toll to 842, while 490 fresh cases pushed the tally to 96,842, a health department official said on Tuesday.

20 Oct 2020, 10:23 AM

We will ensure farmers are duly protected from Anti-Farmers Laws of Central Govt, says Amarinder Singh

On my way to Vidhan Sabha for one of the most important sessions in the history of Punjab. We have taken feedback of Farmer Unions, Officials and above all, Punjabis and it will be my endeavour today to ensure farmers are duly protected from the Anti-Farmers Laws of Central Govt, tweeted Amarinder Singh

20 Oct 2020, 10:23 AM

Puja organisers to seek review of 'pandals No-Entry Zones' order today

Kolkata puja forum will seek review of Calcutta High Court's "pandal are no-entry zones for visitors" order on Tuesday.

20 Oct 2020, 8:38 AM

Global COVID-19 cases top 40.3mn: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has increased to 40.3 million, while the deaths have soared to 1,117,430, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 40,333,146, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 8,210,849 and 220,095, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India comes in second place in terms of cases at 7,550,273, while the country's death toll soared to 114,610.

The other top 15 countries with the maximum amount of cases are Brazil (5,250,727), Russia (1,406,667), Argentina (1,002,662), Spain (974,449), Colombia (965,883), France (952,600), Peru (868,675), Mexico (854,926), the UK (744,122), South Africa (705,254), Iran (534,631), Chile (493,305), Iraq (430,678), Italy (423,578) and Bangladesh (390,206), the CSSE figures showed.

Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 154,176.

The countries with a death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (86,338), the UK (43,816), Italy (36,616), Spain (33,992), Peru (33,759), France (33,647), Iran (30,712), Colombia (29,102), Argentina (26,716), Russia (24,205), South Africa (18,492), Chile (13,676), Indonesia (12,617), Ecuador (12,395), Belgium (10,413) and Iraq (10,317).

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