Lok Sabha passes Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill that seeks to bring cooperative banks under the supervision of RBI
Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases, Nagpur Mayor Sandip Joshi on Wednesday said 'Janta curfew' would be observed in the city on Saturdays and Sundays during remaining two weeks of this month.
"A meeting will be convened after September 30 to decide whether the curfew will be extended," Joshi told reporters after attending a meeting with municipal commissioner Radhakrishnan B, corporators and local representatives.
Nagpur district on Wednesday registered 2,052 new coronavirus cases, taking its tally to 57,482, the local administration said.
COVID-19 tally in Mumbai slum colony Dharavi rises to 2,960 with addition of 15 new cases: BMC
Kuwait on Wednesday reported 698 new COVID-19 cases and three more deaths, raising the tally of infections to 96,999 and the death toll to 571, the Health ministry said in a statement.
Currently, 9,241 patients are receiving treatment, including 93 in ICU, according to the statement.
As many as 968 more patients have recovered, raising the total recoveries in the country to 87,187.
On September 14, the Kuwait's government decided to postpone the transition to the fifth phase of the return to normalcy plan until further notice, Xinhua news agency reported.
The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 3,574 on Wednesday as 17 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.
Eight new patients have travel history, while nine infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.
The fresh infections have taken the number of active coronavirus cases in the archipelago to 204, the official said.
In two hit-and-run cases, four people, including a couple, were killed and five others sustained injuries in Hisar district on Wednesday while undertaking their early morning walks on roads, police said.
In the first incident which took place in Hisar cantonment area this morning, a husband and his wife, who were out for a morning walk, were killed when a speeding truck hit them.
Two youths, who were also walking on the road with them, too were hit by this truck and suffered critical injuries. They were admitted to a hospital in a serious condition, police said.
Congress protests in Pune, Thane and Solapur cities of Maharashtra demanding the withdrawal of Centre's decision to ban export of onions.
Fifteen people have been named by the Delhi Police in a vast chargesheet filed by the Delhi Police over the Delhi riots that raged through the capital city in February this year, leaving more than 50 people dead and hundreds injured, reports NDTV
Two children were crushed to death by a bus here on Wednesday, police said.
The incident took place in Shamsherganj market under Jethwara Police Station, they said.
The driver of a Prayagraj-bound bus, departing from Shamsherganj, crushed Aryan (4) and his younger brother Shivay (2) under the wheels while reversing, SHO Sanjay Pandey said.
Both the children died on the spot while the bus driver fled. The locals have damaged the bus and demanded compensation for the family," he said.
The bodies of the deceased have been sent for post-mortem examination and the matter is being investigated, police said.
Russia to supply India’s Dr Reddy’s Laboratories with 100 million doses of the Sputnik-V vaccine against COVID-19 once it receives regulatory approval in India
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday condoled the death of army jawan Aneesh Thomas, who was killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops using heavy fire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.
Leader of Opposition in the assembly, Ramesh Chennithala expressed grief over the demise of the jawan and offered his condolences to the bereaved family.
A statement from CM's office said, Vijayan condoled the death of Aneesh Thomas (36), a native of Alumuk in Kollam district.
Verdict in Babri mosque demolition case on Sept 30; accused L K Advani, M M Joshi, Kalyan Singh, Uma Bharti asked to be present in court.
Seven persons have died due to lightning at different places in Madhya Pradeshs Damoh district. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and former CM Kamal Nath have expressed grief over the deaths.
According to information received from the administration, three members of a family were killed in the last 24 hours due to lightning at Lamti village in Damoh district near Tezgarh police station area.
The three were working at a farm. Two other persons died at Daba village and one each in Sataria and Kunwarpur due to lightning.
Expressing grief over the deaths, Chouhan said"Seven people have died due to lightning in Damoh district. I pray to God to give peace to the departed souls and strength to the families to bear the loss."
The Serum Institute of India has received approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to resume the clinical trial of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine candidate, officials from the drug manufacturing company confirmed on Wednesday.
India is the manufacturing partner of the vaccine candidate named Covishield, developed jointly by the University of Oxford's Jenner Institute's and AstraZeneca. The Pune-based firm is looking after the trials at 17 trial sites across India.
The permission to resume comes three days after AstraZeneca announced that it has resumed trials in the UK. On September 9, the trials were halted after one of the participants in the UK reported a suspected severe adverse reaction when administered a booster dose of the vaccine candidate.
On September 10, the Serum Institute of India also paused its trials after the DCGI issued a show-cause notice to them asking for an explanation as to why the institute decided to go ahead with the clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine candidate while doubts about patient safety are yet unclear.
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Why so much fear?, tweeted Rahul Gandhi.
Security has been heightened outside the Mumbai home of superstar Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan as a precautionary measure, a day after Ms Bachchan spoke emphatically in parliament against what she called attempts to vilify the film industry with allegations of drug abuse related to the Sushant Singh Rajput death investigation, reports NDTV.
Bangladesh has appealed to the Indian government to withdraw the ban imposed on onion export as soon as possible, keeping the import flow of onion from India uninterrupted.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam said on Tuesday: "We are expecting a positive result soon in this regard, Dhaka has requested New Delhi to revoke its ban on onion export as India earlier had made an 'unofficial' pledge to Bangladesh of a continuing supply of onion here."
The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) of India on Monday issued a notification imposing restrictions on onion export with immediate effect. This decision has posed a negative impact on onion markets in Bangladesh.
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta on Wednesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19.
"Last week, I took a COVID test after having light fever. Its report was negative. I was tested again since I was feeling unwell. The report has now come as positive," he tweeted in Hindi.
Gupta said he was already in quarantine during the last week and advised those who had come in his contact to get themselves tested.
Tourism could be engine of growth and there is a lot of pent-up demand which needs to capitalised: RBI Governor
Yesterday, the health minister said that this decision (lockdown) prevented approximately 14 to 29 lakh COVID-19 cases & 37,000-78,000 deaths. The house must be informed what is the scientific basis on which we've reached this conclusion, says Congress MP Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha
An army soldier injured in Pakistan ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district succumbed in the hospital on Wednesday.
No infiltration reported along India-China border during last six months, says MoS MHA Nityanand Rai in a written reply in Rajya Sabha to Unstarred Question 'whether it is a fact that the cases of infiltration from Pakistan & China has increased during the last six months'.
Number of cases of attempted infiltration along India-Pakistan border during last 6 months are - Feb 0, March 4, April 24, May 8, June 0, Jul 11, says MoS MHA Nityanand Rai on 'whether it is a fact that cases of infiltration from Pak & China has increased during the last six months'
Yoshihide Suga elected as Japan’s prime minister, becoming the country’s first new leader in nearly eight years and facing a raft of challenges including reviving an economy battered by the COVID-19 crisis: Reuters
Rajya Sabha to hold a discussion today on the statement made by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, on 15th September, regarding COVID-19 pandemic and the steps taken by the Government
Shruti Modi, former business manager of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, arrive at NCB SIT office. She was summoned by Narcotics Control Bureau on Tuesday.
As per a media report, a Shenzhen based tech company with links to Chinese govt is tracking over 10,000 Indians in its global database of foreign targets. I want to know from the govt if it has taken note of it. If so, what actions have been taken? asks Congress MP KC Venugopal in RS
India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 50-lakh mark with a spike of 90,123 new cases & 1,290 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 50,20,360 including 9,95,933 active cases, 39,42,361 cured/discharged/migrated & 82,066 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Telangana recorded 2,273 COVID-19 cases, 2,260 recoveries and 12 deaths yesterday, taking total cases to 1,62,844 including 1,31,447 recoveries, 996 deaths and 30,401 active cases: State Health Department
Congress MP Anand Sharma has given short duration discussion notice in Rajya Sabha over 'the incursion of Chinese Army across the LAC and military standoff between the Armies of India and China on the LAC.'
RJD MP Manoj Jha has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over 'COVID-19 and its impacts on migrant workforce.'
BSP MP Veer Singh has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over 'increase in unemployment due to lockdown and COVID-19 pandemic.'
PDP MP Nazir Ahmad Laway has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over 'MPLAD funds and poor condition of National Highway from Jammu to Srinagar.'
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over 'proposed privatisation of JNPT (Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust) ports and concern over national security.'