LIVE News Updates: J&K’s COVID-19 tally crosses 24K, toll rises to 459

Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 463 new cases of coronavirus, taking the Union Territory’s tally above 24,000, while the death toll rose to 459 as 11 more succumbed to the disease

LIVE News Updates: J&K’s COVID-19 tally crosses 24K, toll rises to 459
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8 Aug 2020, 7:25 PM

J&K's COVID-19 tally crosses 24K, toll rises to 459

Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday recorded 463 new cases of coronavirus, taking the Union Territory's tally above 24,000, while the death toll rose to 459 as 11 more succumbed to the disease.

A statement issued by the Information and Public Relations Department said that of the new cases, 81 were from the Jammu division and 382 from the Kashmir division.

The total tally is 24,390 people, out of which the number of active cases stands at 7,264 - 1,756 in the Jammu division and 5,508 in the Kashmir division

8 Aug 2020, 7:23 PM

998 new cases of COVID-19 in Punjab, 22,928 total cases

998 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Punjab in the last 24 hours. State tally rises to 22,928 including 7,506 active cases, 14,860 cured/discharged and 562 deaths: Government of Punjab, reports ANI.

8 Aug 2020, 7:20 PM

UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar district reports 65 fresh COVID-19 cases, 5,868 total cases

UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar district reports 65 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing infection tally to 5,868; active case count 937: Official data.

8 Aug 2020, 6:37 PM

5,883 new COVID-19 positive cases, 2,90,907 total cases

5,883 new COVID-19 positive cases and 118 deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of cases now at 2,90,907 including 53,481 active cases, 2,32,618 discharged cases and 4,808 deaths: State Health Department, reports ANI.

8 Aug 2020, 5:58 PM

1,404 COVID-19 cases in Delhi, 1,44,127 total cases

1,404 COVID-19 cases, 1,130 recoveries and 16 deaths reported in Delhi today. Total number of cases in the national capital now stands at 1,44,127, including 1,29,362 recoveries, 10,667 active cases & 4,098 deaths: Delhi Health Department, reports ANI

8 Aug 2020, 5:18 PM

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra, an interactive experience centre on Swachh Bharat Mission

8 Aug 2020, 5:17 PM

Making information disappear is an anti-democracy experiment of the Modi govt, says Rahul

Whenever the country got emotional, files disappeared

Whether it is Mallya or Rafael, Modi or Choksi ...

The latest entry to this list of the missing is the documents of Chinese intrusion.

This is not a coincidence, it is an anti-democracy experiment of the Modi government, tweeted Rahul Gandhi.

8 Aug 2020, 4:07 PM

Will take corrective action after receiving probe report: AAI chief on Kozhikode plane crash

Airports Authority of India (AAI) Chairman Arvind Singh on Saturday said "corrective action" will be taken after receiving the probe report on the Air India Express plane crash at Kozhikode airport on Friday.

8 Aug 2020, 2:46 PM

Actor Abhishek Bachchan announces his recovery from COVID-19

Actor Abhishek Bachchan announces his recovery from COVID-19, reports ANI

8 Aug 2020, 2:46 PM

Fight against injustice, don't be afraid!' new meaning to Gandhi ji's 'do or die' slogan, says Rahul

Gandhi ji's slogan of 'do or die' will have to be given new meaning on this 78th anniversary of Quit India Movement. 'Fight against injustice, don't be afraid!', tweeted Rahul Gandhi

8 Aug 2020, 2:30 PM

56 new COVID cases in Himachal Pradesh, 3,206 total cases

56 new COVID cases & 54 recovered cases reported in Himachal Pradesh, pushing the COVID tally in the state to 3,206, including 1,158 active cases, 2,008 recoveries and 12 deaths till date: State Health Department, Himachal Pradesh, reports ANi.

8 Aug 2020, 2:15 PM

Kerala government announces ₹10 lakh compensation to families of those who lost their lives in the Air India Express flight crash

Kerala government announces ₹10 lakh compensation to families of those who lost their lives in the Air India Express flight crash at Karipur airport in Kozhikode.

8 Aug 2020, 1:27 PM

California COVID-19 deaths surpass 10k

The number of coronavirus deaths in California, the new epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US, has surpassed the 10,000 mark, according to the state's Department of Public Health.

COVID-19 deaths in the country's most populous state increased to 10,011 on Friday after 142 new fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours, Xinhua news agency reported citing the Department as saying.

8 Aug 2020, 1:27 PM

Chinese mainland reports 31 new COVID-19 cases, 84,596 total caseload

At least 31 new coronavirus cases were recorded in the Chinese mainland in the last 24 hours, taking the total caseload in the country to 84,596, health authorities said on Saturday.

Of the 31 new cases, 25 were locally-transmitted and all reported in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Xinhua news agency quoted the National Health Commission as saying.

On Friday, six new imported cases were also reported -- two in Shanghai and one each in the provinces of Zhejiang, Shandong, Hubei and Guangdong.

8 Aug 2020, 11:53 AM

Death toll rises to 21 as 3 more bodies recovered from Kerala landslide site

Death toll rises to 21 as 3 more bodies recovered today from the landslide site in Rajamala, Idukki. Search underway for the missing people, reports ANI.

8 Aug 2020, 11:46 AM

2 passengers who were in the flight crash test positive for COVID-19

According to CISF sources, two passengers from those who were in the flight crash, have tested positive for COVID-19, reports News18

8 Aug 2020, 10:46 AM

Rajasthan records 499 new COVID-19 positive cases, 50,656 total cases

Rajasthan records 499 new COVID-19 positive cases and 9 deaths, taking the total positive cases and deaths to 50,656 and 776 respectively. Active cases stand at 13,570: State Health Department, reports ANI

8 Aug 2020, 10:46 AM

Black box recovered from crashed Air India Express aircraft in Kozhikode airport

Black box recovered from crashed Air India Express aircraft in Kerala's Kozhikode airport, reports NDTV

8 Aug 2020, 10:42 AM

President Kovind administers the oath of office to GC Murmu as Comptroller and Auditor General

Delhi: President Kovind administers the oath of office to GC Murmu as Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Murmu stepped down as the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu & Kashmir earlier this week, reports ANI

8 Aug 2020, 10:42 AM

Idukki landslide: 18 dead, search resumes for 50 missing

A massive search operation using man and machine, is underway on Saturday to find 50 odd people reported missing after a landslide in Kerala's Idukki district.

Since the Thursday midnight tragedy struck Rajamalai, 18 people have lost their lives while more than a dozen have been rescued and are under treatment in various hospitals in Idukki, Kottayam and Ernakulam districts.

The tragedy took place about 30 km from the popular tourist destination of Munnar when big boulders came down on four lines of estate houses.

State Minister for Electricity, MM Mani, who hails from the district said the state government will do everything possible to help the victims, so would the Tea company, that owns the estate.

8 Aug 2020, 10:28 AM

Digital Flight Data Recorder recovered from Air India Express flight

Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) has been recovered from the aircraft. Floorboard is being cut to retrieve Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR): Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) official, reports ANI.

8 Aug 2020, 9:59 AM

India reported 61,537 COVID cases and 933 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours

India reported 61,537 cases and 933 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 tally rises to 20,88,612 including 6,19,088 active cases, 14,27,006 cured/discharged/migrated & 42,518 deaths, says Ministry of Health

8 Aug 2020, 9:18 AM

The government was dumb, but now it is also blind and deaf, says Rahul Gandhi

“ASHA workers provide door to door healthcare services across the country. They are truly health warriors, but today they are forced to strike for their own right. The government was dumb, but now it is also blind and deaf,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi

8 Aug 2020, 9:15 AM

FIR against 6 in Gurugram for flouting norms on EWS flats sale

An FIR has been registered here against six persons for allegedly flouting norms on the re-selling of EWS category flats, police said.

8 Aug 2020, 9:15 AM

DGCA, Air India, Air India Express officials reach Kozhikode

Investigating officials from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), top officials of Air India and Air India Express have reached Kozhikode from New Delhi on Saturday, said Air India Express.

8 Aug 2020, 8:15 AM

Civilian injured in Pakistan shelling on J&K LoC succumbs

A 65-year-old man injured in Pakistan shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, succumbed overnight, taking the toll of civilians killed in the flare up to two, officials said on Saturday.

Officials said 65-year-old Mohammad Sadiq of Tain Mankote in Poonch district succumbed to critical injuries sustained in Pakistan shelling. Two civilians have been killed and six injured in Friday's flare up on the LoC.

One civilian was killed and six others injured when Pakistan resorted to unprovoked, indiscriminate targeting of defence and civilian facilities in Tangdhar sector of the LoC in Kupwara district on Friday.

Pakistan carried out a series of ceasefire violations on the LoC on Friday. Pakistan started violations in Mendhar and Balakote sectors early morning on Friday.

8 Aug 2020, 8:15 AM

Earthquake of magnitude 3.8 struck Berhampur, Odisha

An earthquake of magnitude 3.8 struck 73km West South-West (WSW) of Berhampur, Odisha at 7:10 am today: National Centre for Seismology

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