LIVE News Updates: 8 NE states register 65,882 COVID-19 cases, 174 deaths

The eight northeastern states registered 65,882 COVID-19 positive cases with 174 people succumbing to the disease so far

LIVE News Updates: 8 NE states register 65,882 COVID-19 cases, 174 deaths
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6 Aug 2020, 7:31 PM

8 NE states register 65,882 COVID-19 cases, 174 deaths

The eight northeastern states registered 65,882 COVID-19 positive cases with 174 people succumbing to the disease so far, Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs said on Thursday.

According to the figures from the Ministry, Assam tops with 50,445 coronavirus cases and 121 deaths.

As the deadly virus spreads rapidly across the country including the northeastern region of India, there are three states -- Mizoram (537), Sikkim (800) and Meghalaya (929) -- where there are less than 1,000 positive cases found so far.

As on Thursday, of the 65,882 nCoV positive cases reported in the eight states - Assam has the highest 50,445 cases followed by Tripura (5,725), Manipur (3,093), Nagaland (2,498), Arunachal Pradesh (1,855), Meghalaya (929), Sikkim (800) and Mizoram (537). A total of 21,347 are active cases in the eight states and 44,361 people have recovered from the disease.

6 Aug 2020, 7:03 PM

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6 Aug 2020, 6:37 PM

At least 4 people missing due to massive landslide at Brahmagiri hills triggered by heavy rains in Karnataka

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6 Aug 2020, 6:35 PM

1,299 more COVID-19 cases in Delhi, 1,41,531 total cases

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6 Aug 2020, 6:08 PM

CBI gets in touch with Bihar Police in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput: Officials

6 Aug 2020, 5:27 PM

Vodafone Idea says recognised additional charge of ₹19,440.5 cr in June quarter towards AGR liabilities

6 Aug 2020, 4:56 PM

44 more COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya, tally 983, active cases 633

44 more COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya, tally 983, active cases 633: Health officials

6 Aug 2020, 4:11 PM

Forget standing up to China, India’s PM lacks the courage even to name them, says Rahul

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6 Aug 2020, 3:58 PM

BCCI and Chinese smartphone maker Vivo suspend partnership for IPL 2020

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6 Aug 2020, 3:54 PM

CPI(M) leader Shyamal Chakraborty Succumbs to COVID-19

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6 Aug 2020, 2:40 PM

Such comments are deeply regrettable: MEA on Pak's reaction to groundbreaking ceremony for Ram temple

6 Aug 2020, 2:40 PM

It is not surprising stance from a nation that practices cross-border terrorism: MEA on Pak's comments on Ram temple

6 Aug 2020, 2:40 PM

Pakistan should desist from interfering in India’s affairs and refrain from communal incitement: MEA on Pak's comment on Ram temple

6 Aug 2020, 1:45 PM

Five more people succumbed to COVID-19 in Puducherry, taking death toll to 70, tally reaches 4,621 with 195 fresh cases; active case count 1,743: Official

6 Aug 2020, 1:44 PM

Eight more COVID-19 deaths in Rajasthan raise toll to 753, infection tally climbs to 48,384 with 539 new cases; active case count 13,313: Officials

6 Aug 2020, 1:44 PM

I would like to remind the government that India is a democratic republic, says Priyanka

Saifuddin Soz Saheb has played a significant role in strengthening the processes of Indian democracy. By treating him as a prisoner, the BJP government is crushing democracy. J&K has been literally under dictatorship for a year.

I would like to remind the government that India is a democratic republic, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi

6 Aug 2020, 1:41 PM

TV actor Sameer Sharma allegedly commits suicide

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6 Aug 2020, 1:09 PM

Gujarat CM orders probe in hospital fire which claimed 8 lives

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, on Thursday ordered a probe into the fire incident at a Ahmedabad Covid hospital which claimed eight lives on Thursday morning.

6 Aug 2020, 12:52 PM

65 fresh cases take Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally to 1,855

65 fresh cases take Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally to 1,855, number of active cases 642: Official.

6 Aug 2020, 12:52 PM

Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 40,717 with record 1,699 fresh cases

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6 Aug 2020, 12:32 PM

Loans against gold enhanced to 90% of the value from current 75% to mitigate COVID-19 impact on households, says RBI Governor Das

6 Aug 2020, 12:26 PM

Real GDP growth to remain in negative zone, says RBI Governor

Real GDP growth to remain in negative zone in 1st half and in full fiscal, says RBI Governor.

6 Aug 2020, 12:10 PM

Economic activity had started to recover, says RBI Governer

Economic activity had started to recover, but surge in infection has forced imposition of lockdowns, says RBI Governor Das.

6 Aug 2020, 12:10 PM

RBI to maintain accommodative stance, says Governor Shaktikanta Das after meeting of Monetary Policy Committee

6 Aug 2020, 12:10 PM

Global economic activity has remained fragile, says RBI Governor

Global economic activity has remained fragile; surge in COVID-19 cases has subdued early signs of revival, says RBI Governor.

6 Aug 2020, 12:09 PM

SC says Maharashtra govt should also file copy of charge sheets of Palghar mob lynching case before it

6 Aug 2020, 12:07 PM

Reverse repo rate also remains unchanged at 3.3%: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, reports ANI

6 Aug 2020, 12:06 PM

Repo rate remains unchanged at 4%: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das, reports ANI

6 Aug 2020, 11:55 AM

Portion of tunnel wall at Pernem in Goa collapses due to heavy rains

Portion of tunnel wall at Pernem in Goa collapses due to heavy rains; several trains on Konkan Railway route diverted via Londa in Karnataka: Official.

6 Aug 2020, 11:54 AM

We would like to work with Japan to balance the Indo-Japan trade, says Piyush Goyal

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6 Aug 2020, 11:31 AM

17-year-old girl allegedly raped by four men in UP's Ballia district; all accused arrested: Police

6 Aug 2020, 11:01 AM

Disha Patani's father tests COVID positive

Bollywood actress Disha Patani's father and two other officers of the vigilance unit of the Uttar Pradesh power department, have tested positive for the Coronavirus.

Disha's father, Jagdish Patani, is a deputy SP in the vigilance unit of the state power department here.

Jagdish Patani and the two other officers were investigating a transformer scam. They had come to Bareilly from Lucknow.

Following their corona test reports, the zonal chief engineer's office has been closed for the next 48 hours.

6 Aug 2020, 11:00 AM

SC adjourns for August 20 the review plea filed by fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya

Supreme Court adjourns for August 20 the review plea filed by fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya (in file pic), who has sought review of its May 2017 order holding him guilty of contempt of court for transferring money to his children in violation of the court's order, reports ANI

6 Aug 2020, 10:59 AM

Italian PM 'commits' to reopen schools in Sep

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said that he was "committed" to reopen schools next month.

"I commit to the young people, to the families, to the country, to teachers, and to staff that schools will reopen," Xinhua news agency quoted Conte as saying in an interview published in the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera on Wednesday.

"I have no doubt," he added.

Also on Wednesday, Minister of Education Lucia Azzolina approved nearly 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) in new spending on the country's schools, which is in addition to the 1.3 billion euros announced previously.

6 Aug 2020, 10:51 AM

Panchganga river water at Kolhapur in western Maharashtra crosses warning level

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6 Aug 2020, 10:51 AM

539 new COVID-19 positive cases in Rajasthan, 48,383 total cases

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6 Aug 2020, 10:44 AM

Why is the PM lying, asks Rahul Gandhi over Chinese intrusions in Ladakh

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6 Aug 2020, 10:25 AM

BJP leader Sajad Ahmad shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam, J&K

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6 Aug 2020, 10:07 AM

BJP leader Manoj Sinha appointed Lt Governor of J&K

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6 Aug 2020, 10:06 AM

UP villagers forced to evacuate as rivers rise

Residents of dozens of villages have been forced to evacuate and shift to flood relief camps, after huge amount of water was released from upstream dams and barrages into the Sharda, Ghaghara and Mohana rivers.

The most affected village is Raini in Dhaurahra tehsil. Most of its houses and nearly all standing crops have been destroyed by flood waters, affecting 110 families who have been relocated to relief camps.

The district administration is distributing ration kits to all families affected by floods and has also advised sugar mills to immediately clear sugarcane dues of farmers belonging to the affected villages.

Medical check-ups of people staying in flood relief camps are being carried out and they are being asked to maintain social distancing.

6 Aug 2020, 10:05 AM

Four missing minor girls found, sent back home

Four minor girls, three of them from the same family and two of them aged 2 and 3 years, who had gone missing from Ahmadgarh town near here, were traced in Aligarh on Wednesday.

Bulandshahr Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Santosh Kumar Singh said the four had ventured out of their homes in Ahmadgarh on Tuesday afternoon to go to their maternal grandparents in Aligarh.

The SSP said a 14-year-old girl started from Ahmadgarh for Aligarh, nearly 45 km away, along with her friend of the same age and her two toddler sisters.

6 Aug 2020, 9:40 AM

India reports 56,282 new COVID-19 cases and 904 deaths in the last 24 hours

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