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Supreme Court will hear the review plea on Friday filed by 6 ministers from opposition ruled states seeking to postpone the conduct of JEE, NEET in view of COVID 19

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03 Sep 2020, 7:10 PM

SC to hear review petition seeking postponement of JEE and NEET exams on Friday

According to Bar & Bench.com, Supreme Court will hear the review plea filed by 6 ministers from opposition ruled states seeking to postpone the conduct of JEE, NEET in view of the COVID-19 on Friday

03 Sep 2020, 5:15 PM

Powerful blast kills father, son in Vijayawada factory

Two persons were killed in a massive explosion at a plywood factory on the outskirts of Vijayawada on Thursday, police said.

The incident occurred in an industrial estate in Surampalli in Gannavaram mandal of Krishna district.

The explosion occurred when a scrap dealer and his son were shifting empty chemical cans into an auto-rickshaw. The victims were identified as Koteshwar Rao and his son Chinna Rao, residents of Raja Rajeswaripet in Vijayawada.

03 Sep 2020, 5:14 PM

Situation in border should be handled in a responsible manner: MEA on stand-off in eastern Ladakh

03 Sep 2020, 5:08 PM

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar to visit Russia to attend meeting of SCO foreign ministers: MEA

03 Sep 2020, 4:34 PM

Islamabad High Court gives India another opportunity to appoint a counsel for Kulbhushan Jadhav, Pakistan Media

Islamabad High Court gives India another opportunity to appoint a counsel for Kulbhushan Jadhav: Pakistan Media

03 Sep 2020, 4:34 PM

Islamabad High Court adjourned further hearing of the matter till October 6, says Pakistan Media

Islamabad High Court adjourned further hearing of the matter till October 6: Pakistan Media

03 Sep 2020, 4:30 PM

Nepal records highest daily spike with 1,228 coronavirus

Nepal records highest daily spike with 1,228 coronavirus infections. Six more deaths in the past the 24 hours and 917 recoveries: Nepal Health Ministry.

03 Sep 2020, 4:02 PM

5 states including UP and Maharashtra account for 62% of total active cases in the country

Five states- Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra account for 62% of total active cases in the country: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry on COVID-19 situation, reports ANI

03 Sep 2020, 3:41 PM

Delhi government suspends three motor licensing officers for "irregularities" in issuance of driving licences: Officials

03 Sep 2020, 3:39 PM

Sushant Singh was treated for depression, had stopped taking medicines, doctors tell cops

Two psychiatrists who treated Sushant Singh Rajput in his last few months separately diagnosed the actor as suffering from severe depression, anxiety, an existential crisis and bipolar disorder, according to statements recorded by the Mumbai Police. Both revealed the actor had stopped taking his medicines, which exacerbated his condition and made it very difficult to treat him, reports NDTV.

03 Sep 2020, 2:50 PM

You can’t say it is a second wave, says Delhi Health Minister

You can't say it is a second wave. We could've called it a second wave if there were no positive cases for one or two months & then cases would've started coming again. The virus is still there in Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain on rise in COVID-19 cases in national capital.

03 Sep 2020, 2:35 PM

Shopkeeper commits suicide in UP

A 30-year-old shopkeeper allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in New Mandi area here as he was worried about money, police said on Thursday.

They said Manu Dhiman was found lying on the road on Wednesday.

His body was sent for postmortem and investigation is on.

03 Sep 2020, 2:33 PM

Rupee settles 44 paise lower at 73.47 (provisional) against US dollar

03 Sep 2020, 2:24 PM

Anti-CAA protests: Sharjeel Usmani granted bail, released from jail

Former AMU student leader Sharjeel Usmani, who was lodged in jail in connection with anti-CAA protests, has been released after a district court granted him bail, official sources said on Thursday.

Usmani, who was released on Wednedsay, is the son of a senior faculty member at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

The bail order states that Usmani has a very good academic record and was not arrested from the scene of the crime and no incriminating evidence was found on him at the time of arrest, the sources said

Usmani was arrested on July 10 by the ATS in Azamgarh.He was wanted in different cases under various sections of the IPC in connection with the anti-CAA protests at AMU in December last.

03 Sep 2020, 2:10 PM

Brazil announces equal pay for men’s and women’s national football teams , reports Indian Express

03 Sep 2020, 2:09 PM

Maha: Thane COVID-19 tally crosses 1.26 lakh

The COVID-19 tally in Thane crossed 1.26 lakh on Thursday after detection of 1,487 new COVID-19 cases in the Maharashtra district, officials said.

Besides, in neighbouring Palghar district, the total number of COVID-19 cases crossed the 25,000-mark, they said.

In Thane, 1,487 people tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases in the district to 1,26,839, an official from the district collectorate said.

03 Sep 2020, 2:09 PM

Another Odisha minister tests positive for COVID-19

Odisha minister of textile and handicrafts, Padmini Dian, on Thursday said she has tested positive for COVID-19, and was undergoing home isolation.

Dian is the third minister in the state to have contracted the disease. Earlier, higher education minister Arun Kumar Sahoo, and labour minister Susant Singh were diagnosed with the infection.

"I undertook sample tests after developing mild fever and came to know that I have contracted COVID-19 on Thursday morning. I am curretly undergoing home isolation," the Kotpad MLA told PTI over phone.

03 Sep 2020, 1:31 PM

Prime Minister Donated Rs 2.25 Lakh From Own Pocket To PM-CARES: Officials

03 Sep 2020, 1:31 PM

PDP meeting foiled, party leaders stopped from leaving homes

The J&K administration on Thursday prevented the first official meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) since the aborgation of Article 370 on August 5 last year. Hours before the scheduled meeting, police informed senior PDP leaders that they were not allowed to move out of their houses, reports Indian Express.

03 Sep 2020, 1:17 PM

Himachal Pradesh's COVID-19 case tally rises to 6,482

Himachal Pradesh's COVID-19 case tally rises to 6,482 including 1,649 active cases, 4,742 recovered cases and 44 deaths: State Health Department, reports ANI.

03 Sep 2020, 1:16 PM

Delhi HC allows breath analyser test through tube process for air traffic controllers; it was suspended due to COVID-19 pandemic

03 Sep 2020, 1:06 PM

UP president Ajay Lallu arrested, he was going to Faizabad to know the pain of the farmers

UP congress president Ajay Lallu was arrested at Barabanki toll plaza when he was on his way to Faizabad to meet farmers and discuss their problems.

03 Sep 2020, 12:46 PM

governance of the country is working on the basis of advertisement-speeches, says Priyanka

The truth behind deteriorating economy has been exposed.

7000 small and medium factories have shut shop in Noida

Employment of millions of people has been lost

The governance of the country and state is working on the basis of advertisements-speeches, in which only lies are told, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi

03 Sep 2020, 12:30 PM

Zaid Vilatra sent to Narcotics Control Bureau's (NCB) custody till 9th September in Sushant Sing's case

03 Sep 2020, 12:29 PM

Torrential rains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa kill 23

At least 23 people were killed and many others suffered injuries after torrential rains lashed different parts of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, officials said.

The officials said that most of the casualties were reported on Wednesday from upper parts of Hazara division, where at least 19 people lost their lives while four others died in Buner district of Malakand division, reports Xinhua Dawn news.

03 Sep 2020, 12:28 PM

By abolishing question hour, govt is running scared of answering relevant questions

By abolishing question hour in Parliament, govt is running scared of answering relevant questions. Modi govt doesn't want to answer on brazen transgression by China onto Indian territory, blunder of Indian economy, falling GDP & over 12 crore job losses: RS Surjewala, Congress

03 Sep 2020, 12:22 PM

Chhattisgarh's single-day COVID caseload crosses 2K

Chhattisgarh on Wednesday recorded the worst ever single-day spike in the number of COVID-19 cases with over 2,000 fresh patients and 12 fatalities, including a senior BJP leader and former Mayor.

Now the total number of COVID positive patients in the state has reached 35,330, the Health Department said in its daily bulletin.

The state recorded 12 more COVID-19 fatalities, including former Mayor of Rajnandgaon Shobha Soni, who was a towering BJP leader in the area. The total fatalities in Chhattisgarh have now reached 299.

So far, 35,330 persons have been detected Corona positive in Chhattisgarh of which 18,220 have been discharged from different hospitals. Currently, there are 16,811 active cases in the state.

03 Sep 2020, 12:15 PM

France reports over 7k new COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs

France has reported more than 7,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, the third time the single-day caseload surpassed this figure since the pandemic started in March, health authorities said.

On Wednesday, there were a total of 7,017 new cases, about 2,000 more than the previous day, reports Xinhua news agency.

The new figure, which took the overall nationwide caseload to 331,034, was close to the peak of 7,578 reported on March 31.

The test positivity rate, or the proportion of people tested positive compared with the total number of people tested, stood at 4.3 per cent, identical to the previous day.

03 Sep 2020, 12:14 PM

Preparations underway at Rajiv Chowk metro station as Delhi Metro rail gears up to resume services from September 7 as part of Unlock 4

03 Sep 2020, 12:12 PM

BCCI contingent member tests positive for COVID-19

A member of the BCCI contingent, which is in Dubai to oversee the conduct of IPL, has tested positive for Covid-19, a league source told PTI on Thursday.

03 Sep 2020, 12:07 PM

Bengaluru metro to run again from September 7

Metro rail services in Bengaluru would resume, in phases, from September 7, adhering to the guidelines to contain coronavirus, a top official said on Wednesday.

"The metro service will resume in phases on the east-west and north-south corridors, as per the guidelines of the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs," said Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd Managing Director Ajay Seth.

In the first phase from September 7, the 6-coach trains will operate from 8-11 a.m. and 4.30-7.30 p.m. on the east-west route (purple line).

"In the second phase from September 9, the service will also resume on the north-south route (green line) for 3 hours at the same timings," Seth said.

03 Sep 2020, 12:07 PM

4 more Punjab MLAs test corona positive; total number 33

Four more legislators in Punjab tested coronavirus positive, taking their total number to 33 of 117.

"Four of our MLAs, Randeep Nabha, Angad Singh, Aman Arora and Parminder Dhindsa, have tested Covid-19 positive," Chief Minister Amarinder Singh informed in a tweet on Thursday.

"Wish them all a speedy recovery. Fight against Covid-19 is real and the onus is on all of us to observe full precautions, to test, and if found positive, to start treatment quickly," he added.

The legislators who have contracted the disease comprised five ministers in the government.

03 Sep 2020, 12:04 PM

AIIMS resumes OPD services a day after suspension

This is to clarify that OPD services at AIIMS, New Delhi will continue as usual: AIIMS, Delhi

The hospital administration had yesterday issued a circular stating that routine OPD admissions at the hospital are being temporarily suspended for two weeks, reports ANI.

03 Sep 2020, 12:02 PM

Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,13,411 with 3,631 new cases

Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,13,411 with 3,631 new cases; eight fresh fatalities push death toll to 522: Health official

03 Sep 2020, 11:47 AM

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane began a two-day visit to Ladakh

Army Chief Gen MM Naravane began a two day visit to Ladakh on Thursday to carry out a comprehensive review of the security situation in the region in view of China's fresh attempts to change status quo along the southern bank of Pangong lake, official sources said.

03 Sep 2020, 11:29 AM

4 more Punjab MLAs test corona positive; total number 33

Four more legislators in Punjab tested coronavirus positive, taking their total number to 33 of 117.

03 Sep 2020, 10:03 AM

Modi's 'cash-free' India is actually a 'worker-farmer-small businessman' free India, says Rahul

03 Sep 2020, 9:50 AM

Single-day spike of 83,883 new positive cases & 1,043 deaths reported in India in 24 hours

Single-day spike of 83,883 new positive cases & 1,043 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 case tally in the country stands at 38,53,407 including 8,15,538 active cases, 29,70,493 cured/discharged/migrated & 67,376 deaths, says Health Ministry

03 Sep 2020, 9:35 AM

2,817 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2,611 recoveries & 10 deaths reported in Telangana

2,817 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2,611 recoveries & 10 deaths reported in Telangana on 2nd September, taking the total number of cases to 1,33,406 in the state. Total number of cases includes 1,00,013 recoveries, 32,537 active cases and 856 deaths so far: State Health Department

03 Sep 2020, 9:34 AM

Agra region reports surge in COVID-19 cases

As the pace of daily testing picks momentum, the number of COVID-19 cases too is showing an upward trend in the Agra region.

03 Sep 2020, 8:54 AM

Global COVID-19 cases nearly 26 million: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 26 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 861,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Thursday morning, the total number of cases stood at 25,934,466 and the fatalities rose to 861,512, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US accounted for the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 6,113,160 and 185,704 respectively, according to the CSSE.

Brazil came in the second place with 3,997,865 infections and 123,780 deaths.

In terms of cases, India ranks third (3,769,523), and is followed by Russia (1,001,965), Peru (657,129), South Africa (630,595), Colombia (624,069), Mexico (610,957), Spain (479,554), Argentina (439,172), Chile (414,739), Iran (378,752), the UK (340,929), France (331,034), Bangladesh (317,528), Saudi Arabia (317,486), Pakistan (296,590), Turkey (273,301), Italy (271,515), Germany (247,411), Iraq (242,284), Philippines (226,440), Indonesia (180,646), Canada (131,941), Ukraine (128,833), Israel (121,464), Qatar (119,206), Bolivia (117,267), Ecuador (115,457) and Kazakhstan (105,944), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the India (66,333), Mexico (65,816), the UK (41,602), Italy (35,497), France (30,692), Spain (29,194), Peru (29,068), Iran (21,797), Colombia (20,052), Russia (17,365), South Africa (14,389) and Chile (11,344).

03 Sep 2020, 8:20 AM

Prime Minister Modi’s website account hacked, “actively investigating,” says Twitter

The Twitter account of PM Narendra Modi's personal website and mobile application was hacked on Thursday morning, micro blogging site has confirmed. The social media giant stated that it has taken "steps to secure the compromised account" and is "actively investigating" the situation, reported NDTV

The handle of the account is narendramodi_in.

"We're aware of this activity and have taken steps to secure the compromised account. We are actively investigating the situation. At this time, we are not aware of additional accounts being impacted," a Twitter spokesperson said in a statement.

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