LIVE News Updates: Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi passes away

Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi passed due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday

LIVE News Updates: Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi passes away
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12 Aug 2020, 8:17 PM

Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi passes away

Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi passed due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday

12 Aug 2020, 6:39 PM

9,597 new COVID-19 positive cases in Andhra Pradesh, 2,54,146 total cases

9,597 new COVID-19 positive cases, 6,676 recoveries & 93 deaths reported in Andhra Pradesh today, taking the total number of cases to 2,54,146, including 90,425 active cases, 1,61,425 recovered and 2,296 deaths so far: State Health Department, Andhra Pradesh

12 Aug 2020, 6:15 PM

1,212 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala

1,212 new COVID-19 cases and 5 deaths reported in Kerala. Of these new cases, 1,068 contracted the infection through local transmission: Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala Chief Minister

12 Aug 2020, 5:28 PM

Five killed as bus catches fire in Karnataka

At least five people, including three children, were charred to death and many others sustained burns when a Benglauru bound bus they were travelling in caught fire on a national highway in Chitradurga district on Wednesday morning.

According to police sources, there were 32 people in the vehicle.

"Five people have died after a bus caught fire on National Highway 4 at about 3.30 am. The bus was on the way from Vijayapura to Bengaluru," a police officer said.

12 Aug 2020, 5:26 PM

Statewide complete lockdown on 28th August stands withdrawn

Statewide complete lockdown on 28th August stands withdrawn. It will be observed on 20th August, 21st August, 27th August and 31st August: Government of West Bengal

12 Aug 2020, 4:58 PM

Tripura govt decides to start neighbourhood classes for school students

Tripura govt decides to start neighbourhood classes for school students, mostly in remote areas, who don't have TV sets or mobile phones: Official

12 Aug 2020, 4:07 PM

Rajasthan episode has destroyed myth that BJP and its theatrics cannot be beaten, says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury:

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury: Rajasthan episode has destroyed myth that BJP and its theatrics cannot be beaten. Horse-trading politics of BJP has been defeated.

12 Aug 2020, 3:58 PM

Mumbai fishermen net a whale shark

Late on Tuesday night, a fishing trawler in the Arabian Sea accidentally netted a big catch around 40-50 kms off Colaba.

A giant dotted whale shark got entangled in the fishing nets and desperately struggled to set itself free, but failed, said one of the fishermen on board the vessel.

Owing to darkness and inclement weather conditions, the fishing trawler decided to sail back to Mumbai, dragging the creature in the nets behind it, and reached here early on Wednesday.

They left it along with the net near the shores of the 145-year-old Sassoon Docks in Colaba and sailed back into the sea, informed Damodar Tandel, President of Akhil Bharatiya Machhimar Kriti Samiti and prominent fisherfolk leader.

12 Aug 2020, 3:50 PM

Four private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients in Goa: CM Pramod Sawant

12 Aug 2020, 3:44 PM

Delhi police ASI dies as under construction floor of house collapses

A Delhi police ASI succumbed to the injuries he sustained after the under construction third floor of a building in the Bara Hindu Rao area of North Delhi collapsed on Wednesday morning.

The 49-year-old Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police Zakir Hussain was rushed to a hospital but was declared brought dead. A constable also suffered minor injuries in the accident.

The police said that the two policemen were on a tenant verification drive in the area in view of Independence Day on August 15 when the accident took place.

12 Aug 2020, 3:26 PM

CM was inaugurating Bangra Ghat Mahasetu in Gopalganj, Same path had collapsed 12 days ago also, says Tejashwi Yadav

On one hand, CM was inaugurating Bangra Ghat Mahasetu in Gopalganj and on the other hand, approach path to the bridge collapsed. Same path had collapsed 12 days ago also. CM is in a haste to inaugurate new projects,what if lives were lost in this collapse?: Tejashwi Yadav, RJD, reports ANI

12 Aug 2020, 2:52 PM

Puducherry registers 481 new COVID-19 cases, five more deaths: Officials

12 Aug 2020, 2:25 PM

Top Hizbul commander Azad Lalhari killed in J&K encounter

Top Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Azad Lalhari was killed on Wednesday in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.

"In the initial firing, two soldiers were injured. One of the injured succumbed to his injuries at the Army's Base Hospital in Srinagar," police said

Police said Lalhari was killed in the joint operation by police, Army and the CRPF in Kamrazipora village.

12 Aug 2020, 1:33 PM

Highest single-day spike of 1,876 cases takes Odisha's COVID- 19 tally to 50,672

Highest single-day spike of 1,876 cases takes Odisha's COVID- 19 tally to 50,672; nine fatalities push its coronavirus death toll to 305: Health official.

12 Aug 2020, 1:33 PM

264 more Maharashtra police personnel test positive,11,392 total cases

264 more Maharashtra police personnel tested positive for COVID-19 while 3 died in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 121 Total number of police personnel infected in the state at 11,392, out of which 9,187 have recovered and 2,084 are active cases: Maharashtra Police.

12 Aug 2020, 1:16 PM

96 more people test positive in Arunachal Pradesh, 2,327 total cases

96 more people, including 61 security personnel, test positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh; tally rises to 2,327: Health official.

12 Aug 2020, 1:16 PM

Reward announced for info on Hapur rape accused

The Hapur police have announced a reward of Rs 50,000 on Dalpat, the accused in the rape of a six-year-old girl.

The victim was kidnapped and brutally raped last Thursday and is presently admitted in the Meerut Medical College where her condition remains critical.

Three days after three sketches were released based on the statements of the girl's parents and neighbours, the police have now announced the bounty to quicken the pace of the investigation expecting leads to increase.

While none of the senior police officials were ready to comment on the delay in the arrest of the accused, a police spokesman released photographs of search operations that show the cops looking for the accused in the area where the child was raped after being kidnapped.

12 Aug 2020, 12:58 PM

Derogatory social media post accused arrested in B'luru

City police have arrested the person accused of posting a derogatory message which triggered riots in Bengaluru east last night, an official said on Wednesday.

"With regard to the incidents in DJ Halli, accused Naveen was arrested for posting derogatory posts," said city Police Commissioner Kamal Pant.

Naveen is said to be the relative of Congress MLA Akanda Srinivas Murthy.

Following his social media post, irate mobs resorted to rioting and arson in DJ Halli, .G Halli, Pulikeshinagar and Kaval Byresandra.

12 Aug 2020, 12:45 PM

Rajasthan Royals' fielding coach Dishant Yagnik test positive for COVID-19

Rajasthan Royals' fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for COVID-19, the IPL franchise announced on Wednesday, days before leaving for the UAE to take part in the lucrative league, reports NDTV

The 13th edition of Indian Premier League is set to take place in the UAE from September 19 to November 10. "Rajasthan Royals would like to inform that their fielding coach Dishant Yagnik has tested positive for COVID-19," the franchise said in a statement.

12 Aug 2020, 12:34 PM

Evidence being collected on Kozhikode plane crash: AAIB chief A Handa

12 Aug 2020, 12:13 PM

139 new cases in Andaman and Nicobar, 1,764 total cases

139 new cases push COVID-19 infection tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands to 1,764; death toll mounts to 21: Health official.

12 Aug 2020, 12:02 PM

Man dies in wall collapse following heavy rains in UP

A 60-year-old man died when a wall collapsed on him following heavy rains in U, Police said on Wednesday.

Jitendra Singh was injured in the incident in Bhabhua village on Tuesday night, they said.

He was rushed to the community health centre in Baberu, where doctors declared him dead, police said.

The body was handed over to his family members after post mortem, police said.

12 Aug 2020, 11:32 AM

Uttarakhand Disaster Management Center asks all District Magistrates in the state to stay alert in the wake of IMD forecasting heavy rain

Uttarakhand Disaster Management Center asks all District Magistrates in the state to stay alert in the wake of IMD forecasting heavy rain and lightning in Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Nainital, Udham Singh Nagar, Dehradun, Haridwar, Chamoli districts on 13th August.

12 Aug 2020, 11:20 AM

Four Naxals killed in encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district: Police

12 Aug 2020, 10:55 AM

1,897 new COVID -19 positive cases in Telangana, 84,544 total cases

1,897 new COVID -19 positive cases, 1,920 and 9 deaths reported in Telangana on August 11, taking the total number of cases to 84,544, including 22,596 active cases, 61,294 recoveries and 654 deaths so far: Director of Public Health and Family Welfare, Telangana, reports ANI.

12 Aug 2020, 10:32 AM

Twitter testing automatic translation for tweets

witter has kicked off a test with a small group of users across iOS and Android in Brazil that automatically translates tweets that are in a language they may not be able to read.

"To make it easier to understand the conversations you follow on Twitter, we're experiencing an automatic translation for Tweets in other languages that appear on your homepage," the company said in a statement.

The translation is already a feature of Twitter, but it's not automatic. The platform currently supports inline translations, so users can click on any tweet written in a different language to translate it.

If the primary language of the user is set to English within Twitter, all other Tweets in different languages will have a Translate button.

12 Aug 2020, 10:31 AM

3 dead in Bengaluru, 110 arrested for rioting over FB post

Three people have reportedly died and several others injured in the arson that resulted after an inflammatory social media post in parts of East Bengaluru. Over 100 rioters have been arrested, said the police on Wednesday.

Around 60 police personnel have sustained injuries in the violent incidents of stone pelting and attacks by rioters that erupted on Tuesday evening. Police had to resort to firing in order to bring the situation under control.

Prohibitory orders have been imposed in the city while curfew was clamped in the DJ Halli and KG Halli police station limits. On Tuesday, the two police stations were targets of the violence.

12 Aug 2020, 10:16 AM

Single-day spike of 60,963 in India, 23,29,639 total cases

Single-day spike of 60,963 cases and 834 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 tally rises to 23,29,639 including 6,43,948 active cases, 16,39,600 cured/discharged/migrated & 46,091 deaths: Ministry of Health, reports ANI.

12 Aug 2020, 10:11 AM

Lucknow records highest spike of 831 COVID cases in a day

Lucknow has recorded an all-time high of 831 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, as it crossed the 14,000 mark. Medical experts have said that if immediate steps are not taken the state capital may soon cross the 1,000-mark in a day.

Tuesday's figure took the caseload to 14,221 since the outbreak on March 11, of which 42 per cent (6,043 cases) have been reported till date in August.

About 7,317 patients have also recovered till date, but since the transmission rate is higher than recovery, active patients have swelled to 6,743. Though asymptomatic cases are allowed home isolation, the increase in active cases added to the pressure on COVID hospitals.

Prof TN Dhole, senior virologist and ex-professor at SGPGI, said moisture in the atmosphere in monsoon is abetting the spread of the virus.

12 Aug 2020, 10:02 AM

Rahul Gandhi slams PM Modi over GDP growth, says 'Modi hai toh mumkin hai'

12 Aug 2020, 10:02 AM

Single-day spike of 60,963 cases and 834 deaths reported in India in 24 hours

Single-day spike of 60,963 cases and 834 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 tally rises to 23,29,639 including 643948 active cases, 1639600 cured/discharged/migrated & 46091 deaths: Ministry of Health

12 Aug 2020, 9:51 AM

UP's Muzaffarnagar records 2 more COVID-19 deaths, 43 new cases

Two more people from Muzaffarnagar have died of COVID-19, taking the death toll in the district to 22, and 43 new cases of the infection have been detected here, officials said on Wednesday.

12 Aug 2020, 9:50 AM

Tutor held for showing porn clips to 10-yr-old student

The Kanpur police have arrested a private tutor on Tuesday for allegedly showing porn video clips on his mobile to a 10-year-old student.

12 Aug 2020, 9:49 AM

100 in Lucknow jail fall sick after getting schizophrenia meds

Over 100 inmates of Lucknow jail fell ill after they were administered a wrong medicine.

12 Aug 2020, 9:49 AM

Hanuman idol desecrated in UP's Muzaffarnagar

An idol of Lord Hanuman was desecrated at a temple in Muzaffarnagar, following which additional police force has been deployed in the area.

12 Aug 2020, 9:29 AM

CRPF officer critical after shooting himself in Srinagar

A CRPF Inspector was shifted to hospital on Wednesday in a critical condition after he reportedly shot himself in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar district.

Police sources said CRPF Inspector identified as M. Damodar of 141 battalion shot himself in Srinagar city with his service rifle.

"He has been shifted to hospital in a critical condition. The details of the incident are being ascertained", sources said.

12 Aug 2020, 9:27 AM

Himachal Governor, CM felicitate people on Janamashtami

Himachal Pradesh Governor Bandaru Dattatraya and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Wednesday felicitated the people on the auspicious occasion of Janamashtami.

12 Aug 2020, 9:26 AM

Sensex falls by 243.24 points to 38,163.77

Sensex falls 243.24 points to 38,163.77 in opening session; Nifty declines 69.60 points to 11,252.90.

12 Aug 2020, 9:26 AM

Terrorist gunned down, soldier killed in encounter in J-K’s Pulwama

An unidentified militant and a soldier were killed, while another jawan was injured in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday, officials said.

Security forces launched a search operation in an orchard in Kamrazipora village of Pulwama in the early hours of the day on receiving information about the presence of militants there, they said.

The officials said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire, injuring two soldiers.

The injured security personnel were rushed to an Army hospital, where one of them succumbed, they said.

One militant was also killed in the gunfight, the officials said, adding that an AK rifle and a few grenades were recovered from the encounter site.

The identity and affiliation of the slain militant are being ascertained, they added.

12 Aug 2020, 8:36 AM

Soldier killed in encounter with terrorists in J-K’s Pulwama district

A soldier was killed and another injured in an encounter with militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said.

Security forces launched a search operation in an orchard in Kamrazipora village of Pulwama in the early hours of the day on receiving information about the presence of militants there, they said.

The officials said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the personnel, injuring two soldiers.

The injured were rushed to an Army hospital, where one of them succumbed, they said.

The operation was going on when last reports came in, the officials said.

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