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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
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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.
MT at 48/1 after 5 overs, Rohit out for 12
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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
CSK wins toss, opt to field against Mumbai Indians
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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chennai Super Kings Captain MS Dhoni & his team board buses for Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi
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Unemployment is on the rise because of Modi regime, says Rahul Gandhi
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Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwathnarayan tests positive for COVID-19
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Arrested scribe Rajeev Sharma was passing info about Army deployment on LoC, says Delhi Police
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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.
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.
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
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.
Rajya Sabha passes Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill 2020
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Priyanka Gandhi writes a letter to UP Chief Minister Yogi on problems of unemployed youth
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Due to the focus on fighting COVID19, the fight against TB has slowed down, says MP KJ Alphons
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India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 53-lakh mark with a spike of 93,337 new cases
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Bharatiya Janata Party MP Neeraj Shekhar has given zero-hour notice
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Rajya Sabha MP Sonal Mansingh has given zero-hour notice
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9 Al-Qaeda operatives arrested as NIA conducts raids at multiple locations in Bengal and Kerala
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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).