LIVE News Updates: MTNL plans to sell assets in Mumbai through DIPAM

MTNL has submitted a set of assets for monetisation through the framework of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), which comes under the Finance Ministry

LIVE News Updates: MTNL plans to sell assets in Mumbai through DIPAM
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19 Sep 2020, 10:16 AM

Indian nationalism can never support cruelty, violence and religious sectarianism, says Rahul

Swaraj and nationalism are directly related to non-violence. Indian nationalism can never support cruelty, violence and religious sectarianism, tweeted Rahul Gandhi

19 Sep 2020, 8:42 PM

MTNL plans to sell assets in Mumbai through DIPAM

State-run telecom operator MTNL has submitted a set of assets for monetisation through the framework of the Department of Investment and Public Asset Management (DIPAM), which comes under the Finance Ministry.

The assets proposed for sale include land, staff quarters and telephone exchange in Mumbai, said Anurag Thakur, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs, in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

"MTNL has submitted a set of assets for monetisation through the DIPAM Framework.... No property in Delhi is presently under monetisation through the DIPAM Framework," he said.

He informed the Lok Sabha that international property consultants have been appointed for end-to-end transaction advice on monetisation of these properties.

19 Sep 2020, 8:12 PM

MT at 48/1 after 5 overs, Rohit out for 12

IPL 2020: CSK Vs MI; MT at 48/1 after 5 overs, Rohit out for 12

19 Sep 2020, 7:48 PM

IPL 2020: CSK Vs MI; MI scores 19 runs in 2 overs

IPL 2020: CSK Vs MI; MI scores 19 runs in 2 overs.
Rohit Sharma hits 4 runs off the first ball

19 Sep 2020, 7:27 PM

Manipur reports 117 new COVID-19 cases, 8,724 total cases

Manipur reported 117 new COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths today. The total number of cases in the State is now at 8,724 including 6,723 recovered cases, 1,946 active cases and 55 deaths: State Health Department

19 Sep 2020, 7:15 PM

CSK wins toss, opt to field against Mumbai Indians

CSK wins toss, opt to field against Mumbai Indians.
The 13th edition of the IPL was moved out of India due to the rising coronavirus cases in the country. MS Dhoni, who announced his retirement from international cricket in August, will be back in action after a gap of over 13 months. Both teams lost key players ahead of the tournament. Defending Champions Mumbai will begin their title defence without the services of Sri Lanka fast-bowler Lasith Malinga while CSK will take the field without Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh in this year's, reports NDTV

19 Sep 2020, 7:01 PM

Andhra Pradesh reports 8,218 new COVID-19 cases, 6,17,776 total cases

Andhra Pradesh reports 8,218 new COVID-19 cases today. The total number of cases now at 6,17,776 including 5,30,711 recoveries, 81,763 active cases, and 5,302 deaths: State Health Department.

19 Sep 2020, 6:38 PM

Punjab allows opening of higher education institutes

The Punjab government on Saturday allowed the opening of higher education institutions for PhD scholars and postgraduate students of technical and professional programmes requiring laboratories and experimental works from September 21.

However, schools, colleges and coaching centres will continue to remain closed.

According to a detailed guideline, open-air theatres will be allowed to function with strict adherence to social distancing norms. Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres and similar places would, however, continue to remain closed.

19 Sep 2020, 6:25 PM

Coronavirus case tally in Mumbai's Dharavi area rises to 3,018 with 25 new cases

Coronavirus case tally in Mumbai's Dharavi area rises to 3,018 with 25 new cases: civic body

19 Sep 2020, 6:12 PM

K'taka dancer-actor Kishore, accomplice held in drugs case

Dancer-actor Kishore Aman Shetty and another person were arrested on the charges of peddling and consumption of drugs, the Mangaluru city police said on Saturday.

Shetty, a well-known celeb in the coastal region, rose to fame by participating in TV reality shows like 'Dance India Dance' and featuring in the Bollywood superhit flick 'ABCD: Anybody Can Dance', directed by Tamil dancing sensation Prabhudeva.

Apart from Shetty, 30, police also arrested Aqeel Nausheel, 28, for allegedly possessing synthetic drug MDMA or Meth or Molly.

19 Sep 2020, 6:10 PM

Thousands gather for mass anti-govt protest in Bangkok

Thousands gathered in Bangkok on Saturday to participate in a massive student-led protest against the Thai government, which according to organisers will be demonstration so far.

In recent weeks, the capital city has witnessed rallies calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who took power in a 2014 coup and won disputed elections last year, the BBC reported.

Some are also urging reforms to the monarchy, despite the risk from the country's strict royal defamation laws.

A previous protest in August drew around 10,000 protesters, according to Thai police.

19 Sep 2020, 5:58 PM

Communist veteran Roza Deshpande dies

Veteran communist leader and former Lok Sabha member Roza Deshpande died at her residence here on Saturday afternoon due to old age, sources said.

Deshpande, 91, was the daughter of Shripad Amrit Dange, one of the founders of the Communist Party of India.

She is survived by a son and a daughter.

Deshpande had taken part in the Sanyukta Maharashtra movement (the movement for the creation of the state of Maharashtra) and the Goa liberation struggle as a member of the All India Students Federation.

19 Sep 2020, 5:33 PM

Diesel prices down 19-21 paise across metros

Diesel prices declined in the range of 19-21 paise across the four metropolitan cities on Saturday.

In the national capital, diesel was sold at Rs 71.82, lower from Rs 72.02 per litre on Friday.

Similarly, in Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata, the fuel was priced at Rs 78.27, Rs 77.21 and Rs 75.32 a litre, respectively, down 21 paise, 19 paise and 20 paise, respectively from the previous levels.

The recent fall in transport fuel prices comes in the wake of softening of global oil prices as an extended run of Covid-19 has depressed demand and created a glut in the market.

19 Sep 2020, 5:31 PM

Two militant associates held in J-K's Pulwama

Two associates of militants were arrested in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir and incriminating material was seized from their possession, police said on Saturday.

The two were arrested from Awantipora and Khrew areas of the south Kashmir district, a police spokesman said, without disclosing their names.

He said incriminating material of outfits Hizb-ul-Mujahdeen and Al-Badr was seized from the possession of the militant associates.

Cases have been registered and investigations initiated, the spokesman said.

19 Sep 2020, 5:31 PM

Govt introduces three labour bills in Lok Sabha

The government on Saturday introduced three bills related to labour laws, including on industrial relations, in the Lok Sabha amid opposition from the Congress and few other parties.

Labour Minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar introduced the Occupational Safety, Health And Working Conditions Code, 2020, the Industrial Relations Code, 2020, and the Code On Social Security, 2020.

He withdrew the three bills that were introduced last year and introduced the three new ones.

According to the minister, over 29 labour laws have been merged into four codes and that one of them has already been passed.

19 Sep 2020, 4:51 PM

No progress is taking place in Jammu & Kashmir, says Farooq Abdullah in Lok Sabha

No progress is taking place in Jammu & Kashmir. People there do not have access to 4G facility, how are they going to grow in the present time when the rest of the country has access to every facility on the internet: Farooq Abdullah, National Conference MP in Lok Sabha, reports ANI.

19 Sep 2020, 4:44 PM

2 killed, 14 injured in NY shooting

Two people were killed and 14 others wounded after a shooting at a party on Saturday in Rochester, New York, police said.

A man and a woman between the ages of 18 and 22 died in the shooting, Xinhua news agency reported citing Interim Police Chief Mark Simmons as saying.

The incident took place on the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, at a residence located near the Rochester Public Market.

He added that the wounded have been taken to two different hospitals with no life-threatening injuries reported.

19 Sep 2020, 4:43 PM

Thunderstorms, lightning forecast for Andhra

The MeT on Saturday forecast thunderstorms with lightning at isolated places in Andhra Pradesh over the next three days.

"Thunderstorm along with lightning are likely to occur at isolated places in North Coastal AP (NCAP), Yanam, South Coastal AP (SCAP) and Rayalaseema," said a Met official.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected on Saturday in East Godavari and West Godvari districts, Yanam and Krishna district.

Similarly, Kadapa and Kurnool districts from Rayalaseema are also expected to experience the same weather.

19 Sep 2020, 4:23 PM

Chennai Super Kings Captain MS Dhoni & his team board buses for Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi

Chennai Super Kings Captain MS Dhoni & his team board buses for Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi, ahead of their 1st IPL 2020 match against Mumbai Indians today evening.

19 Sep 2020, 4:10 PM

Unemployment is on the rise because of Modi regime, says Rahul Gandhi

Unemployment is on the rise because of Modi regime, tweeted Rahu Gandhi.

19 Sep 2020, 4:03 PM

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwathnarayan tests positive for COVID-19

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwathnarayan tests positive for COVID-19

19 Sep 2020, 3:56 PM

Arrested scribe Rajeev Sharma was passing info about Army deployment on LoC, says Delhi Police

Arrested scribe Rajeev Sharma was passing info about Army deployment on LoC, India's border strategy to Chinese intelligence: Delhi Police.

19 Sep 2020, 3:15 PM

Yogi govt should be in a job-giving role, but govt itself is stalling jobs, says Priyanka Gandhi

Interacted with 4000 Urdu teacher recruitment candidates. All the candidates are deserving and meritorious and are eligible for employment. But the government has been creating obstacle in their way of getting jobs. The UP BJP government should be in a job-giving role, but the government itself is working to stall jobs.

19 Sep 2020, 3:07 PM

Refrain from farm protests amid corona: Punjab govt

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday ordered an inquiry into a letter issued by a BDPO regarding the protests by farmers allegedly organised by the state government and his transfer to the headquarters.

19 Sep 2020, 3:05 PM

14 people, including six security personnel, test COVID-19 positive in Mizoram

14 people, including six security personnel, test COVID-19 positive in Mizoram, raising infection tally to 1,548; active case count 575: Official

19 Sep 2020, 2:38 PM

Bombay HC upholds acquittal of six in 2009 Goa blast case

The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court on Saturday upheld the acquittal of six persons accused of being linked to the Goa-headquartered Sanatan Sanstha, and who were charged by the NIA for a failed bomb blast plot in South Goa's Margao town in 2009.

19 Sep 2020, 1:44 PM

Rajya Sabha passes Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill 2020

19 Sep 2020, 12:58 PM

Rajasthan reports 813 new COVID-19 cases, 7 death

Seven deaths and 813 new coronavirus cases were reported in Rajasthan on Saturday. Two deaths were reported from Hanumangarh while Ajmer, Banswara, Jaipur, Jaisalmer and Sikar reported one death each, taking the total number of fatalities in the state to 1,315, according to an official report.

19 Sep 2020, 12:29 PM

You thought of healthcare workers now?, asks Derek O'Brien

You thought of healthcare workers now? Bengal has Medicare Service Prevention of Violence & Damage to Property Act 2009. What happens to it? Bill is an attempt to encroach states' constitutionally assigned functioning, says Derek O'Brien during Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill discussion

19 Sep 2020, 11:58 AM

Telangana reports 2,123 new COVID-19 cases, nine deaths

Telangana added 2,123 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the total infection count to 1,69,169, while death toll rose to 1,025 with nine more fatalities.

19 Sep 2020, 11:58 AM

RS passes amendment in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code

The Rajya Sabha on Saturday passed the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020, whereby fresh insolvency proceedings will not be initiated for at least six months starting from March 25 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

19 Sep 2020, 11:37 AM

Jharkhand reports 1,478 new COVID-19 cases, 12 fresh fatalities

Jharkhand''s COVID-19 tally rose to 68,578 on Saturday as 1,478 more people tested positive for the infection, while 12 fresh fatalities pushed the state''s coronavirus death toll to 602, a health official said.

19 Sep 2020, 10:26 AM

Three suspected militants held in J-K's Rajouri

Three suspected militants were arrested on Saturday in a counter-insurgency operation in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

19 Sep 2020, 10:18 AM

COVID-19 case count in Pune rises by 4,093, death toll by 85

The coronavirus infection count in Pune district of Maharashtra reached 2,44,516 with the single-day spike of 4,093 cases, a health official said.

19 Sep 2020, 10:16 AM

Priyanka Gandhi writes a letter to UP Chief Minister Yogi on problems of unemployed youth

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wrote a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the problems of unemployed youth in Uttar Pradesh

LIVE News Updates: MTNL plans to sell assets in Mumbai through DIPAM
19 Sep 2020, 9:49 AM

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman moves Bill for amendment of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

19 Sep 2020, 9:49 AM

Due to the focus on fighting COVID19, the fight against TB has slowed down, says MP KJ Alphons

There are 24 lakh Tuberculosis patients in India. Due to the focus on fighting COVID19, the fight against TB has slowed down. Govt should intensify the tracking system and pay more attention to treating TB patients: Rajya Sabha MP KJ Alphons

19 Sep 2020, 9:37 AM

India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 53-lakh mark with a spike of 93,337 new cases

India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 53-lakh mark with a spike of 93,337 new cases & 1,247 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 53,08,015 including 10,13,964 active cases, 42,08,432 cured/discharged/migrated & 85,619 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

19 Sep 2020, 8:57 AM

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Neeraj Shekhar has given zero-hour notice

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Neeraj Shekhar has given zero-hour notice in Rajya Sabha over demand for inclusion of Bhojpuri in the 8th Schedule to the Constitution

19 Sep 2020, 8:57 AM

Rajya Sabha MP Sonal Mansingh has given zero-hour notice

Rajya Sabha MP Sonal Mansingh has given zero-hour notice over the demand to provide support to artists facing hardships due to COVID-19 pandemic

19 Sep 2020, 8:51 AM

9 Al-Qaeda operatives arrested as NIA conducts raids at multiple locations in Bengal and Kerala

9 Al-Qaeda operatives arrested by NIA, in raids conducted at multiple locations in Murshidabad, West Bengal and Ernakulam, Kerala.

National Investigation Agency (NIA) busts Al-Qaeda module in Murshidabad, West Bengal and Ernakulam, Kerala; arrests few Al-Qaeda operatives after raids.

19 Sep 2020, 8:51 AM

Global COVID-19 cases top 30.3 million

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 30.3 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 950,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Saturday morning, the total number of cases stood at 30,395,579 and the fatalities rose to 950,344, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 6,722,699 and 198,509, respectively, according to the CSSE.

India is currently in the second place in terms of cases at 5,214,677, while the country's death toll soared to 84,372.

In terms of cases, Brazil ranks third (4,495,183), and is followed by Russia (1,086,955), Peru (750,098), Colombia (743,945), Mexico (688,954), South Africa (657,627), Spain (640,040), Argentina (613,658), France (467,421), Chile (442,827), Iran (416,198), the UK (388,412), Bangladesh (345,805), Saudi Arabia (328,720), Iraq (311,690), Pakistan (304,386), Turkey (299,810), Italy (294,932), Philippines (279,526), Germany (271,247), Indonesia (236,519), Israel (179,071), Ukraine (173,703), Canada (143,911), Bolivia (129,419), Ecuador (124,129), Qatar (122,917), Romania (110,217), Kazakhstan (107,134), Dominican Republic (106,732), Panama (104,879) and Egypt (101,772), the CSSE figures showed.

The other countries with over 10,000 deaths are the Brazil (135,793), Mexico (72,803), the UK (41,821), Italy (35,668), France (31,257), Peru (31,146), Spain (30,405), Iran (23,952), Colombia (23,665), Russia (19,128), South Africa (15,857), Argentina (12,656), Chile (12,199) and Ecuador (11,044).

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