LIVE News Updates: Delhi reported 3,816 new COVID-19 cases taking total cases to 2,53,075
Delhi reported 3,816 new COVID-19 cases (out of 59,013 tests), 3,097 recoveries & 37 deaths today, taking total cases to 2,53,075
Lightning strike kills 2 in Azamgarh
Two persons died due to lightning strike in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh district on Tuesday, an official said.
After grazing their animals, Pramod Yadav (25) and Bhima Yadav (55) had gone to a sugarcane field in Raunapar area when it started raining. The two took shelter under a tree, where they were struck by lightning, Sagri 'tehsildar' Dwijendra Upadhyay said.
The duo, residents of Ismailpur village, sustained severe burn injuries and died on the spot, he said.
People working in the farm informed the police, which sent the bodies for post-mortem.
Chandigarh reports 266 new COVID-19 cases taking the total number of cases to 10,546
Chandigarh reports 266 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the total number of cases to 10,546 including 2,622 active cases, 127 deaths and 7,794 cured cases: Health Department, Chandigarh
Delhi reported 3,816 new COVID-19 cases taking total cases to 2,53,075
Delhi reported 3,816 new COVID-19 cases (out of 59,013 tests), 3,097 recoveries & 37 deaths today, taking total cases to 2,53,075 including 2,16,401 recoveries & 5,051 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 31,623: State Health Department
PM Narendra Modi visited 58 countries since 2015 and total expenditure of ₹ 517 crore was incurred on the visits: Govt
PM Narendra Modi visited 58 countries since 2015 and total expenditure of Rs 517 crore was incurred on the visits: Govt
CSK win toss, opt to field against RR
The Rajasthan Royals will start their IPL 2020 campaign against Chennai Super Kings as CSK win toss, opt to field against RR, reports Hindustan Times
COVID-hit K'taka defers reopening schools to Sept 30
With no let-up in COVID-19 cases across Karnataka, especially in Bengaluru, the state primary and secondary education department has directed all schools across the southern state not to reopen till September 30.
"Though the Centre on August 31 advised the state governments to reopen schools from September 21 under Unlock 4.0 for allowing students of class 9-10 to consult their teachers on lessons, we have directed them to defer it till September 30 in view of the spurt in COVID cases," state secondary education director Krishnaji Karichannavara told IANS here on Tuesday.
In a circular on September 19 to all schools, including state-run and private, the department's principal secretary said he would seek the state health and family welfare department's assessment of the Covid situation across the state for reopening schools and allowing class 9-10 students to meet their teachers from October first week.
Mechanic takes girlfriends for joyride in Mercedes, rams into auto, 3 hurt
A motor mechanic, who took two of his girlfriends for a joyride in the Mercedes of one of his clients, rammed the car into an auto-rickshaw, injuring three pedestrians in the Sarai Kale Khan area in South-East Delhi.
Though the auto driver escaped unhurt, three pedestrians received severe injuries and were rushed to the AIIMS trauma centre for treatment following the accident on Sunday night.
"On the spot enquiry revealed that the Mercedes hit the auto from behind near a red light and skidded to the opposite side of the road, injuring three pedestrians. The injured persons have been identified as Brijesh, Mahender and Suresh," said R.P. Meena, DCP, South East.
Punjab to start Covaxin's Phase-3 trials
Punjab's three Government Medical Colleges will participate in the Phase-3 trials of Bharat Biotech Ltd's Covaxin, the first indigenously-developed vaccine candidate against coronavirus, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), an official said on Tuesday.
The trials are scheduled to commence from October 15.
This was disclosed by a government spokesperson fter a virtual Covid review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
The Chief Minister has directed the Medical Education and Research Department to ensure full care and strict adherence to all precautions to be taken during the trials, for which the consent of the participants will be mandatory.
5,722 fresh cases push tally to 3,64,543 in UP
COVID-19 death toll in UP reaches 5,212 after 77 more people succumb to the infection, 5,722 fresh cases push tally to 3,64,543; active case count 63,148: Official
2 injured in a cylinder blast of a truck in Delhi
Cylinder of a truck blasted during filing at a gas station in Sector-20 of Dwarka area, Delhi. Two injured in the incident: Delhi Police
22 new cases push COVID-19 tally of Andamans to 3,673
The COVID-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rose to 3,673 on Tuesday as 22 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.
Thirteen new patients have travel history, while nine infections were detected during contact tracing, he said.
Eighteen more people have been cured of the disease, the official said.
The Union territory now has 152 active coronavirus cases, while 3,469 people have recovered from the disease and 52 patients have succumbed to the infection so far, he said.
Parts of UP receive light to moderate rainfall
Light to moderate rainfall occurred at a few places in eastern and western parts of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, the Meteorological department said.
According to the MeT department, thunderstorm, accompanied with lightning, occurred at isolated places in the state.
It also said dust storm hit a few locations in eastern UP.
Karwi in Chitrakoot and Handia in Allahabad each recorded 4 cm rainfall, while Varanasi and Amroha each received 3 cm rainfall, the MeT department said.
Haraiya in Basti, Azamgarh, Ballia and Bulandshahr each received 2 cm rainfall.
The MeT department said rainfall/thundershower is very likely in most places in east and west UP on Wednesday.
Total COVID-19 cases in Puducherry stand at 23,684, including 4,757 active cases
Total COVID-19 cases in Puducherry stand at 23,684, including 4,757 active cases. 18,454 patients have recovered, while the death toll is 473.
Delhi court sends 6 alleged Al-Qaeda terrorists to 4-day NIA custody
A Delhi court on Tuesday sent six suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists to four-day custody of the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
On September 19, the NIA had busted an inter-state terror module sponsored by the Al-Qaeda from Pakistan. Six alleged terrorists were arrested from West Bengal's Murshidabad district, and three from Kerala's Ernakulum district.
Six out of nine accused were produced before Additional Sessions Judge Parveen Singh, who sent them to NIA custody after the agency sought the same.
According to the agency, they were planning attacks on several vital installations in Delhi-NCR and other parts of the country to spread terror in the minds of the people.
A person was apprehended with 21 kgs of ganja in Powai area of Mumbai
A person was apprehended with 21 kgs of ganja in Powai area of Mumbai, Maharashtra yesterday. A case has been registered under sections of NDPC Act: Anti Narcotic Cell, Bandra Unit
Opposition parties led by Congress boycott Lok Sabha session in support of suspended RS Mps
Opposition parties led by Congress boycott Lok Sabha session, in support of Rajya Sabha MPs who have been suspended for one week and farm Bills issue
Opposition parties likely to boycott LS, indicates Derek O'Brien
TMC MP Derek O'Brien on Tuesday indicated that Opposition parties are going to boycott the Lok Sabha session in protest against the suspension of eight MPs.
Members of the opposition had walked out of the Rajya Sabha earlier in the day.
"There is no Opposition in Rajya Sabha and I am given to understand that the Opposition leaders are going to boycott Lok Sabha as well. So, if that actually happens, there will be absolutely no Opposition in Parliament," O'Brien said during a media briefing.
O'Brien along with seven other MPs were suspended on Monday over their "misbehaviour" with the Rajya Sabha deputy chairman during the passage of farm bills on Sunday.
He accused the government of using "fascist methodology to demolish democracy" and said that the fight against the farm bills will continue outside Parliament.
India's COVID-19 cases share is 17.7 % of global infections, says Govt
India's COVID-19 cases share is 17.7 % of global infections, while those who have recuperated are 19.5 pc of total recoveries in the world: Govt
Drugs probe by NCB: Rhea, her brother file bail plea in HC
Actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty, both arrested by the NCB which is probing drugs angle in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, on Tuesday filed an application in the Bombay High Court seeking bail.
Their lawyer Satish Maneshinde said the plea will come up for hearing on Wednesday before a bench presided over by Justice Sarang Kotwal.
Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on September 9.
Her bail plea was rejected at that time by a special NDPS court here and she was remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.
The special court on Tuesday extended her judicial custody till October 6.
Kashmiri Pandit leader on fast-unto-death
Kashmiri Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) President Sanjay Tickoo is on a fast-unto-death at the historic Ganpatyar temple in old Srinagar city for the rights of the non-migrant Pandit community of Kashmir.
Speaking to IANS, Tickoo said that the promises of government jobs for the Pandits who did not leave the valley have remained unfulfilled.
He said they had filed a case in 2013 in the High Court for inclusion of non-migrant Pandits in the Prime Minister's rehabilitation package for Kashmiri Pandits.
"The court gave directions asking the Centre and the State to consider our demands," he said. "We were included in the PM's package for return and rehabilitation of Kashmiri Pandits."
Pakistan starts clinical trial of COVID-19 vaccine
Pakistan has started stage three clinical trials of a China-made COVID-19 vaccine, Executive Director of the country's National Institute of Health (NIH) Aamer Ikram said on Tuesday.
Addressing a press conference, the official said the vaccine will be administered to 8,000 to 10,000 volunteers across the country and its final results are expected to come out in about six months, Xinhua news agency.
After the results, Pakistan will start administering it to the general public.
S Korea reports 61 new COVID-19 cases
South Korea reported 61 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, raising the total number of infections to 23,106.
The daily caseload has remained below 100 for three straight days amid the reduced cluster infections in Seoul and its surrounding Gyeonggi province, reports Xinhua news agency.
Of the new cases, 20 were Seoul residents, 14 in Gyeonggi province and 10 imported.
Three more deaths were confirmed, increasing the death toll to 388.
Lok Sabha adjourned for an hour following protests on farmers' issues
Delhi HC sets aside stay on release of book on Asaram Bapu ‘Gunning for the Godman: The True Story Behind Asaram’s Conviction’
Delhi HC sets aside stay on release of book on Asaram Bapu ‘Gunning for the Godman: The True Story Behind Asaram’s Conviction’
Judicial custody of actor Rhea Chakraborty extended till 6th October by Special NDPS court
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh explains why opposition is boycotting rest of the Parliament session
1 suicide case is being talked about for 3 months, ignoring other issues is not right, says Sharad Pawar
One suicide case is being talked about for the last three months. Ignoring other issues is not right. Farmers are also dying by suicide, the government needs to focus on that too: NCP Chief Sharad Pawar.
If these farm bills are in the the interest of farmers then why is there no mention of support price, MSP in the bills?
If these farm bills are in the interest of farmers then why is there no mention of support price, MSP in the bills?
Why is it not mentioned in the bills that the govt will fully protect the interest of farmers? Why hasn't the govt mentioned in the bill that the farmer friendly mandis network will be made stronger?
The govt will have to pay attention to the farmers' demands, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi.
Parliament passes bill to amend companies law to decriminalise various offences, promote ease of doing business
Rajya Sabha passes the National Forensic Sciences University Bill 2020
Rajya Sabha passes The Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020
Rajya Sabha passes the Banking Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2020
I will also take part in their (eight suspended Rajya Sabha MPs) movement, says Sharad Pawar, NCP
I will also take part in their (eight suspended Rajya Sabha MPs) movement. I will fast for a day to show support: Sharad Pawar, NCP
Sharad Pawar to fast today to express solidarity with 8 suspended Rajya Sabha members
Sharad Pawar to fast today to express solidarity with 8 Rajya Sabha members suspended for chaos in house over farm bills, reports NDTV.
BJP will keep talking of Bihar now, and the moment elections end they will forget Bihar, says Tejashwi Yadav
They (BJP) will keep talking of Bihar now, and the moment elections end they will forget Bihar. The PM still has not sent a central team to assess the flood situation here. As far as farm Bills are concerned, we'll hold a protest against it: RJD's Tejashwi Yadav
Congress call a meeting of its Lok Sabha MPs
Congress has called a meeting of its Lok Sabha MPs before the commencement of the session of Lok Sabha today.
4,189 new COVID-19 cases, 3,704 recoveries and 11 deaths reported in Odisha
4,189 new COVID-19 cases, 3,704 recoveries and 11 deaths reported in Odisha till September 21. The total number of cases rise to 1,88,311 including 1,49,379 recoveries, 38,158 active cases and 721 deaths: State Health Department
Rajya Sabha has taken up the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020 for passage
We wanted not just the suspension to be revoked but at the same time we wanted the farm bills to be taken back, says Congress MP
We wanted not just the suspension to be revoked but at the same time we wanted the farm bills to be taken back & proper voting to happen. But nothing of that sort was going to happen as the Chairman wasn't ready to listen to anyone: Syed Nasir Hussain, Congress Rajya Sabha MP.
So all the opposition parties boycotted the rest of the session. They appealed to all the people who were sitting at the dharna to finish it & join them in boycotting the rest of the session. That is how we have ended this dharna: Syed Nasir Hussain, Congress Rajya Sabha MP
My party has decided to boycott the entire session, says SP Rajya Sabha MP Ram Gopal Yadav
I am a senior Member of Parliament, I have apologised for what happened in the House, but I didn't get any response. I found this very insulting. My party has decided to boycott the entire session, says Samajwadi Party Rajya Sabha MP Ram Gopal Yadav
Rahul Gandhi slams Modi government over Farm Bills
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu urges Opposition leaders to "rethink, introspect, return to the House to take part in discussions"
Democracy should work with cooperation, says HD Deve Gowda
The government should come to an understanding. Both the Opposition and the Government should sit together to help run the House. Democracy should work with cooperation: HD Deve Gowda, Former Prime Minister and Rajya Sabha MP
Sensex down by 255 points, currently at 37,778.76; Nifty at 11,171
India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 55-lakh mark with a spike of 75,083 new cases
India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 55-lakh mark with a spike of 75,083 new cases & 1,053 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 55, 62,664 including 9,75,861 active cases, 44,97,868 cured/discharged/migrated & 88,935 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Opposition leaders stage walk-out from Rajya Sabha; demanding revocation of suspended MPs
Opposition leaders stage walk-out from Rajya Sabha; protest before Gandhi statue in Parliament premises, demanding revocation of suspended MPs
Suspension of the eight MPs should be restored, says LoP & Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ghulam Nabi Azad
Till our demands which include revocation of suspension of the 8 MPs and Govt to bring another bill under which no private player can purchase below MSP are not met, the Opposition will boycott the session: LoP & Congress Rajya Sabha MP Ghulam Nabi Azad
There will be 90% de-escalation if MPs not constrained by time to speak, says Ghulam Nabi Azad
No one is happy with the incidents that have taken place in this House...The public want that their leaders should be heard. No one can put across their views in just 2-3 mins. There will be 90% de-escalation if MPs not constrained by time to speak, says LoP & Rajya Sabha MP GN Azad
Earthquake of magnitude 4.2 on the Richter scale in Assam
Earthquake of magnitude 4.2 on the Richter scale occurred today at 01:28:33 IST in Barpeta, Assam: National Centre for Seismology
Jharkhand reports 1,321 new COVID-19 cases, 9 fresh fatalities
Jharkhand's COVID-19 caseload rose to 72,673 on Tuesday as 1,321 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said.
One unidentified terrorist neutralised by security forces in encounter in Budgam
One unidentified terrorist neutralised by security forces in an ongoing encounter in Chrar-i-Sharief area of Budgam
We are going to continue this demonstration: Congress MP Ripun Bora
Harivansh Ji said he came to meet us as a colleague & not as Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha. He also brought some tea & snacks for us. We started this sit-in demonstration yesterday as a protest against our suspension. We've been here all night: Congress MP Ripun Bora
No one from the government has come to enquire about us. Many Opposition leaders came to enquire about us and to show solidarity with us. We are going to continue this demonstration: Congress MP Ripun Bora
8 suspended RS MPs refuse to leave, continue overnight protest; Harivansh speaks to MPs over tea
Eight opposition members of the Rajya Sabha were suspended on Monday for the rest of Parliament session over the ruckus in the House during passing of the farm bills on Sunday. However, the members, including Trinamool Congress's Derek O'Brien, Aam Aadmi Party's Sanjay singh, Congress's Rajeev Satav and CPM's KK Ragesh, refused to leave. Few hours later they did eventually depart, but went only as far as the parliament lawns
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh meets the eight suspended Rajya Sabha MPs who are protesting at Gandhi statue against their suspension from the House