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Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was admitted to hospital a day ago after earlier having tested positive for the coronavirus, also has dengue, reports NDTV
Manish Sisodia, admitted to hospital due to COVID, diagnosed with Dengue
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was admitted to hospital a day ago after earlier having tested positive for the coronavirus, also has dengue, officials said on Thursday.
Sara Ali Khan arrives in Mumbai ahead of NCB probe
Actor Sara Ali Khan, who has been summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a drug case related to the death of Sushant Singh Rajput, on Thursday arrived in the city from Goa.
The 25-year-old actor reached Mumbai with her mother, actor Amrita Singh and brother, Ibrahim Ali Khan around 5pm and headed to their suburban Juhu residence.
Khan made her acting debut opposite Rajput in the 2018 film "Kedarnath".
Maharashtra reports 19,164 new coronavirus cases, taking state's tally to 12,82,963
Maharashtra reports 19,164 new coronavirus cases, taking state's tally to 12,82,963; death toll goes up to 34,345 with 459 new fatalities: official
7 die in rain-related incidents in UP
Seven people died in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours, according to a statement on Thursday.
A person each died in lightning strikes in Ambedkar Nagar and Mau districts. Two died due to wall collapse in Ghazipur and one each in Pratapgarh and Sultanpur, a statement from the Relief Commissioner Office said
Another person died due to snakebite in Ghazipur, it added.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath condoled the deaths and directed officials to provide assistance of Rs 4 lakh each to the family of the deceased.
Adityanath directed officials to asses the damages caused in the districts due to rain and send a report to the government.
Advocate shot dead in Srinagar
Suspected terrorists shot dead an advocate at his residence in Srinagar on Thursday evening, officials said.
According to reports, Babar Qadri, an advocate who also appeared in TV debates, was shot by gunmen from close range at his residence at Hawal in downtown Srinagar.
Additional police teams have reached the spot. The area has been cordoned off and a search operation has begun to nab the assailants.
NIA conducts searches at 30 locations in Bengaluru in connection with recent violence there; says key conspirator arrested
RCB captain Virat Kohli wins the toss, chooses to field first against KXIP
UAE: Royal Challengers Banglaore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli wins the toss and elects to field first against KingsXi Punjab(KXIP) in the sixth IPL 2020 match, being played at Dubai International Stadium tonight
Pakistan violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera sector at about 1745 hours.
Coronavirus case count in Mumbai's Dharavi area rises to 3,102 with 15 new cases: civic body
Kerala reports 6,324 new COVID-19 cases
Kerala reported 6,324 new COVID-19 cases, 3,168 recovered cases & 21 deaths today, taking the total number of active positive cases in the state till date to 45,919: Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister, Kerala
Farmer commits suicide in UP’s Fatehpur for not being able to repay loan
Upset over not being able to "repay" his loan, a farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur, police said on Thursday.
The incident took place at Naraini village in the Kishanpur area.
The farmer, identified as Mahendra Savita (37), was found hanging from a tree around 9.30 am, Kishanpur SHO Pandhari Saroj said, adding that he had left his home in the morning to go to his fields.
According to his wife Ranno Devi's statement, Savita was upset as he could not repay his loan of Rs 60,000.
4 people die, 4 rescued from debris of a building collapse in Dera Bassi area of Mohali
Four people die, four others rescued from the debris of a building collapse in Dera Bassi area of Mohali. Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announces an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs for the kin of the deceased.
Bombay High Court adjourns hearing in bail pleas of Rhea Chakraborty and her brotherfor Sept 29
Bombay High Court adjourns hearing in bail pleas of Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik for 29th September
Uttar Pradesh reports 4,674 new COVID-19 cases, 3,84,277 total cases
Uttar Pradesh reports 4,674 new COVID-19 cases, 67 more fatalities. Infection tally goes up to 3,84,277, death toll now 5,366. Number of active cases in the state stands at 61,300.
Five men arrested in Greater Noida for robbing people on Delhi-Agra Yamuna Expressway and other highways in western Uttar Pradesh: Police
Flipkart Wholesale expands footprint to 12 new cities
Digital business-to-business marketplace Flipkart Wholesale on Thursday said it has expanded its operations to 12 new cities ahead of the festive season.
Flipkart Wholesale will now be operational in Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Mysuru, Chandigarh Tricity, Meerut, Agra, Jaipur, Thane-Bhiwandi-Ulhasnagar, Greater Mumbai, Vasai-Virar-Mira-Bhayanadar, Thane (Kalyan-Dombivli) and Thane (Navi Mumbai).
Expanding with the fashion category in these cities, Flipkart Wholesale said it is looking to digitally transform kiranas and micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to help them grow faster, retain their customers, and improve their profitability.
"As we enter the festive season, we are excited to be scaling up our offerings across 12 cities, aiming to create more opportunities for MSMEs and Kiranas," Adarsh Menon, Senior Vice President and Head - Flipkart Wholesale, said in a statement.
Congress MLA Narayan Rao succumbs to COVID-19 in Bengaluru
Congress MLA B Narayan Rao, who was undergoing treatment for coronavirus, passed away on Thursday, the hospital in Bengaluru where he was admitted said.
The 65-year-old Basavakalyan MLA from Bidar district in North Karnataka was admitted on September 1 after being diagnosed with severe COVID-19 infection, Manipal Hospital Director Dr Manish Rai said in a statement.
He passed away at 3.55 pm,it said.
Dr Rai said he was critically ill with multi-organ failure and on multiple supports including ventilator in the Intensive care unit under constant observation by an expert panel of doctors.
"We deeply regret the loss and express our condolences to his family and friends," he added.
Uttarakhand eases coronavirus norms for tourists
The Uttarakhand government has eased coronavirus norms for tourists, exempting them from producing a negative test report on arrival.
In a revised set of guidelines for tourists, Chief Secretary Om Prakash said it is not mandatory for them to bring coronavirus negative report before checking into a hotel or homestay.
Moreover, the requirement of a mandatory stay of a minimum two days in a hotel or homestay will also not be required anymore, he added.
Man buried alive in borewell
A 60-year-old man was on Thursday buried alive and another injured after the earth in a 45-feet deep borewell caved in here.
Ashraf (65) and Nandan Rajput (60) got trapped inside the borewell in Alaypur Peet Bholeshwar village following the incident, police said.
Sensex plunges 1100 points
Sensex cracks 1,100 points, Nifty nears 10,800 as selling intensifies, reports CNBC
Kannada film comedian Rockline Sudhakar succumb to heart attack
Noted comedian in the Kannada film industry Rockline Sudhakar succumbed to cardiac arrest on Thursday during the shooting of a film, sources said.
His end came in a private hospital, according to former president of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce (KFCC) Sa Ra Govindu.
Another office-bearer of the KFCC said the 65-year-old Sudhakar was shooting for 'Sugarless' at Bannerghatta here.
"He had gone to the makeup room where he suddenly collapsed. He was taken to the hospital where he died," the office-bearer told PTI
Sudhakar tested positive for COVID-19 a month ago and was hospitalised.
He resumed his work after he tested negative.
Islamic scholar P M Ibrahim Musliyar passes away
Noted Islamic scholar and Qazi of Udupi, Chikkamagaluru, Hassan and Shivamogga districts, Al HajP M Ibrahim Musliyar Bekal passed away at a private hospital here on Thursday after a brief illness, family sources said.
He was 71 and is survived by his wife, three sons and two daughters.
Ibrahim Musliyar Bekalhailed from Naringana in Bantwal taluk of Dakshina Kannada district.
Popularly known asBekal Ustad, he was the state president of Sunni Jamiyyatul UIlema and principal of Jamiya SaAdiya Arabic Shariyat college andchief editor of 'Al Ansar' magazine.
Musliar hadgraduated from the Deoband Arabiccollege and had served Soorinje and Bantwal Juma Masjids for twoyears each.
Hehad later served as 'Mudarris' (educator) of Bekal for 43 years and came to be known as Bekal Ustad.
Karnataka will not impose lockdown again
In a strong bid to scotch the rumour about the imposition of lockdown again, Karnataka Medical Education Minister, Dr. K. Sudhakar on Thursday said there was no proposal before the state government to reimpose lockdown.
Speaking to reporters here, Sudhakar clarified that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did suggest imposing the lockdown, but it was not mandatory for anyone of the states which participated in Wednesday's interaction with him. "It was more of a suggestion from his side rather than a direction. Moreover, I do not see any reason to implement it in Karnataka," he explained.
10 dead in a landslidedue to heavy rainfall in Syangja district, Nepal
Nepal: At least 10 dead in a landslide incident in Syangja district following incessant rainfall.
“We have recovered 10 bodies out of which 9 are from the same family. One injured has been sent to hospital,” says Ganga Bahadur Chettri, Chief District Officer, Syangja, Nepal
Teacher held for raping 6-year-old
A Shiksha Mitra in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested for allegedly raping a six-year-old student inside a primary school in Meerut district.
Circle officer of Mawana area, Uday Pratap Singh, said that a case of rape has been registered against the accused and appropriate sections of POCSO Act will also be invoked since the victim is a minor.
According to reports, the accused is a teacher (Shiksha Mitra) in a village primary school.
The incident came to light after the girl informed her family members on Tuesday and they, along with the villagers, rushed to the school and thrashed the accused.
Allahabad HC turns down plea to rename itself
The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a plea to rename itself either as the Prayagraj High Court or the Uttar Pradesh High Court.
A Lucknow bench of the high court dismissed the lawsuit, filed in the form a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), terming it as a 'publicity stunt litigation'.
The petition, filed by advocate Ashok Pandey, was dismissed by a bench comprising Justice P.K. Jaiswal and Justice D.K. Singh.
V Hangkhalian, Nemcha Kipgen and Thokchom Radheshyam Singh dropped from the Council of Ministers
Manipur: Three Ministers V Hangkhalian, Nemcha Kipgen, and Thokchom Radheshyam Singh dropped from the Council of Ministers.
SC refuses to entertain bail plea by activist Sudha Bharadwaj in Elgar case
The Supreme Court Thursday refused to entertain a plea seeking bail to lawyer and activist Sudha Bharadwaj, an accused in the Elgar Parishad-Koregaon Bhima case being probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Priyanka Gandhi slams Modi govt over farm bill, says, 'Where will farmers go?'
Before BJP's farm bill-
MSP = Minimum Support Price for Farmers
After the bill is passed -
MSP = Maximum Support in Profit for Capitalists
Where will farmers go? tweeted Priyanka Gandhi
Bombay High Court adjourns Kangana Ranaut property demolition matter till tomorrow
Kangana Ranaut property demolition matter: Bombay High Court adjourns the matter till tomorrow
Driest September in Delhi in 16 years, says IMD
Delhi recorded less than 21 mm rainfall in September, the lowest for the month in 16 years, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the IMD's regional forecasting centre, said Delhi has already recorded the last rainfall of the monsoon season and any precipitation is unlikely now.
The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, has recorded just 20.9 mm rainfall against the normal of 109.3 mm this month a deficiency of 81 per cent, according to IMD data.
Delhi court sends Umar Khalid to judicial custody till Oct 22
Delhi riots: Court sends ex-JNU student leader Umar Khalid, arrested under UAPA, to judicial custody till October 22
Former Odisha Minister Matlub Ali passes away
Former Odisha Minister and senior Congress leader Shaikh Matlub Ali passed away on Thursday, family sources said. He was 78.
Ali was undergoing treatment at a private hospital here after he complained of illness.
He is survived by his wife and son.
Ali was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly four times (1974, 1980, 1985, and 1995) from the Mahanga constituency as a Congress candidate.
He held several portfolios as a minister, including Power and Irrigation, Rural Development and Higher Education in the Janaki Ballabh Patnaik and Nandini Satpathy governments, said sources.
Highest one-day spike of 4,340 COVID-19 cases in Odisha takes tally to 1,96,888
Highest one-day spike of 4,340 COVID-19 cases in Odisha takes tally to 1,96,888; record 16 fatalities push death toll to 752: Official.
Telangana reports 2,176 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths
Telangana reported 2,176 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally of positive infections to 1,79,246, while the death toll rose to 1,070 with eight more fatalities, the State government said.
Exploitation of the poor, nurturing of ‘friends, this is Modi’s rule, says Rahul Gandhi
Attack on workers after peasants. Exploitation of the poor, nurturing of 'friends'. This is just Modi ji's rule, tweeted Rahul Gandhi
Drugs probe: Designer Simone Khambata reaches NCB guest house
Fashion designer Simone Khambata reached the NCB guest house here on Thursday morning to appear before the agency in connection with its probe into an alleged Bollywood-drugs nexus, an official said.
46 new COVID-19 cases in Mizoram; tally rises to 1,759
Forty-six more people, including 14 BSF jawans have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the state's coronavirus tally to 1,759 on Thursday, an official said.
Militant killed in encounter in J&K's Pulwama
An unidentified militant was killed on Thursday in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
CRPF jawan injured in militant attack in J-K
A CRPF jawan was injured and his service rifle taken away by militants in an attack in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, police said.
India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 57-lakh mark with a spike of 86,508 new cases
India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 57-lakh mark with a spike of 86,508 new cases & 1,129 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 5,732,519 including 9,66,382 active cases, 46,74,988 cured/discharged/migrated & 91,149 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Encounter has started at Maghama area of Tral Awantipora
Encounter has started at Maghama area of Tral Awantipora. One unidentified terrorist killed. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow: Kashmir Zone Police.
6,74,36,031 samples tested up to 23rd September for COVID-19
6,74,36,031 samples tested up to 23rd September for COVID-19. Of these, 11,56,569 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Seoul: North Korea fired at a S. Korean and burned his body
South Korea on Thursday accused North Korea of firing at a South Korean government official and burning his body and urged the North to punish those responsible.
Global COVID-19 cases top 31.7 million
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 31.7 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 975,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
As of Thursday morning, total number of cases stood at 31,787,190 and the fatalities rose to 975,038, 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 6,943,071 and 201,957, respectively, according to the CSSE.
India comes in the second place in terms of cases at 5,646,010, while the country's death toll soared to 90,020.
The other top 15 countries with the maximum amount of cases are Brazil (4,591,364), Russia (1,117,487), Colombia (784,268), Peru (776,546), Mexico (710,049), Spain (693,556), South Africa (665,188), Argentina (664,799), France (508,381), Chile (449,903), Iran (432,798), the UK (412,241), Bangladesh (353,844), Iraq (332,635) and Saudi Arabia (331,359), the CSSE figures showed.
Brazil currently accounts for the second highest number of fatalities at 138,105.
The countries with a death toll above 10,000 are Mexico (74,949), the UK (41,951), Italy (35,758), Peru (31,568), France (31,444), Spain (31,034), Iran (24,840), Colombia (24,746), Russia (19,720), South Africa (16,206), Argentina (14,376), Chile (12,345) and Ecuador (11,171).