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Lok Sabha adjourned sine die; monsoon session scheduled to go on till Oct 1 cut short in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic
Mr Modi has destroyed web of relationships that Congress built and nurtured over several decades
Mr Modi has destroyed the web of relationships that the Congress built and nurtured over several decades. Living in a neighbourhood with no friends is dangerous, tweeted Rahul Gandhi
Lok Sabha adjourned sine die in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic
Lok Sabha adjourned sine die; monsoon session scheduled to go on till Oct 1 cut short in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
Gujarat's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,27,541 with addition of 1,372 cases
Gujarat's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,27,541 with addition of 1,372 cases; 15 deaths take toll to 3,370: state health department
Lok Sabha passes the Major Port Authorities Bill, 2020
We should enhance focus on effective testing, tracing, treatment, surveillance and clear messaging: PM Modi at meeting with CMs
While fighting COVID-19, we have to also move ahead with full strength on economic front: PM
1,249 test positive, J&K COVID tally crosses 67,000
Jammu & Kashmir saw 1,249 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as the total number of people infected crossed 67,000 in the Union territory.
A statement issued by the information and public relations department said 1,249 people tested positive - 646 from Jammu division and 603 from Kashmir division.
The total number of people infected with coronavirus reached 67,510 in J&K out of which 46,530 have recovered completely.
States should assess effectiveness of 1 or 2-day lockdowns and consider if they hamper eco activities: PM at COVID-19 review meet with CMs
NCB team reaches Sara Ali Khan and Shardha Kapoor’s residence to serve summon
Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) team reaches Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor’s residence to serve summon: NCB official
Fire breaks out at a pvt firm's office in Noida sector 59. Efforts are underway to douse the flames, officials say.
KKR win toss, elects to field against MI
UAE: Kolkata Knight Riders Captain Dinesh Karthik wins the toss and elects to field first against Mumbai Indians in the fifth IPL 2020 match, being played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi today
Rajasthan reports 1,946 new COVID-19 cases,1,20,739 total cases
Rajasthan reported 1,946 new COVID-19 cases, 1,553 recoveries & 15 deaths today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 1,20,739 till date, including 18,992 active cases, 98,986 discharged cases & 1,382 deaths: State Health Department, Govt of Rajasthan.
Andhra Pradesh reports 7,228 new COVID-19 cases, 6,46,530 total cases
Andhra Pradesh reported 7,228 new COVID-19 cases, 8,291 recoveries & 45 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total positive cases in the state to 6,46,530 till date, including 5,70,667 recoveries, 70,357 active cases & 5,506 deaths: State Health Department, Govt of Andhra Pradesh.
Tripura reports 504 new COVID-19 cases, 23,338 total cases
Tripura reports 504 new COVID-19 cases, two more fatalities. Infection tally reaches 23,338, death toll goes up to 250. Number of active cases stands at 6,602: Health official.
Militants open fire on vehicle carrying security personnel in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama. There were no casualties in the incident: Police
Deepika Padukone, Shraddha kapoor, Sara Ali Khan summoned by NCB
Bollywood actresses Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan and Shraddha Kapoor to be summoned by the Narcotics Control Bureau's (NCB) in the drug related probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput case, reports Hindustan Times.
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia hospitalised
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, who had tested positive for novel coronavirus on September 14, has been hospitalised on Wednesday
Egypt reports 113 new COVID cases
Egypt reported 113 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, pushing the country's total tally to 102,254, said the Health Ministry.
The ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed said in a statement that 19 more patients died from the novel coronavirus, raising the death toll to 5,806.
Meanwhile, 811 others were cured and discharged from hospitals, increasing the total recoveries to 91,143.
The recovery rate from the coronavirus in the most populous Arab country has reached 87.7 per cent.
Egypt announced its first confirmed COVID case on February 14 and the first death from the viral disease on March 8, Xinhua news agency reported.
Two Mumbai watchmen drown in flooded lift
In a shocking incident, two security guards trapped in a flooded lift in a Mumbai building drowned while struggling to open its door, a police official said on Wednesday.
The security guards had gone to the waterlogged basement of Nathani Residency building in Agripada to restore water supply to the complex around 8 a.m. but were caught in the rising water level.
In a bid to escape, they got into the building lift and closed its door, but the flooded lift failed to start and even the door failed to reopen, said Agripada Police Station Senior Police Inspector Savlaram Agavane.
They pressed the alarm, after which some building residents rushed down to save them, but could not reach them due to increased water-logging, Agavane said.
31 farmers' associations to support Punjab bandh against agriculture Bills on Sept 25
31 farmers' associations to support Punjab bandh against agriculture Bills on 25th September. Punjab unit of All India Kisan Sangrash Coordination Committee has called for the bandh.
Traders in MP agriculture markets to go on strike from September 24
Agriculture traders in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday announced indefinite strike in about 270 markets beginning Thursday for reduction in the mandi fee on the purchase of agricultural commodities.
A top office-bearer of a traders' body said they are not opposing the farm bills passed recently by Parliament, but wanted the state government to protect their "business interest" by slashing the mandi duty.
"The state government should immediately reduce the mandi fee that is charged from traders on the purchase of agriculture produce to 0.5 per cent from the current 1.5 per cent," said Gopaldas Agrawal, president, Madhya Pradesh Sakal Anaj Dalhan Tilhan Mahasangh Samiti.
He said trading of commodities in about 270 small and big mandis in the state will remain shut until the government accepts demands of the Samiti.
The announcement of shutdown comes at a time when Oilseed crop of Kharif season is expected to reach mandis in the state, which is the largest producer of soybean in the country.
However, heavy rains have affected production of soybean.
No coercive action will be taken against Facebook officer, Delhi assembly panel tells SC
No coercive action will be taken against Facebook officer, Delhi assembly panel tells Supreme Court; next hearing on Oct 15, reports NDTV.
Centre sends notice to Sudarshan News over ‘UPSC Jihad’ show
The Supreme Court has resumed hearing the case regarding Sudarshan News editor Suresh Chavhanke’s ‘UPSC Jihad’ show, reports The Quint.
Delhi: TMC & TRS MPs protest in front of Gandhi statue in Parliament premises over agriculture Bills
Delhi: TRS Lok Sabha MPs from Telangana protest in Parliament premises over agriculture Bills
Death toll in Bhiwandi building collapse in Maharashtra rises to 39
The death toll in the Bhiwandi building collapse in Maharashtra rises to 39 with the recovery of 14 more bodies, say police.
Rajya Sabha passes three key bills for labour law reforms
4 killed in road accident in UP
Four persons were killed and six injured on Wednesday when the car they were travelling in rammed into a tree on the Bahraich-Sitapur road in Uttar Pradesh, police said.
According to the police, the car was over speeding and hit a tree after losing control.
Superintendent of Police Rural Ashok Kumar said 10 persons were in the car travelling from Haridwar to Tetra Bazaar in Siddharth Nagar.
On the Bahraich-Sitapur road, the car lost contro
Woman COVID patient commits suicide in Shimla
A 54-year-old woman COVID-19 patient allegedly committed suicide in the state-run hospital in the Himachal Pradesh capital on Wednesday, the police said.
She had tested positive on September 18 and was undergoing treatment in the Dayal Upadhyay Hospital. She belonged to Chopal in Shimla district.
Deputy Commissioner Amit Kashyap said the woman committed suicide by hanging herself in the balcony outside the Covid ward.
"A magisterial probe has been ordered into the circumstances that led her to commit suicide in the hospital," he told the media.
Kerala Agriculture Minister tests COVID positive
Kerala State Agriculture Minister V. S Sunil Kumar on Wednesday became the third Minister to test positive for COVID-19.
Kumar has been a very proactive minister leading the Covid activities in Ernakulam district and has been shuttling between the state capital and Ernakulam, since April.
Kumar thus became the third Minister in the Pinarayi Vijayan cabinet to test Covid positive.
State Finance Minister Thomas Issac was the first one, and was followed by state Industries Minister E. P.Jayarajan. Both have by now recovered and returned to their jobs.
Governor of Meghalaya called on President Ram Nath Kovind today at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Governor of Meghalaya, Satya Pal Malik, called on President Ram Nath Kovind today at Rashtrapati Bhavan
73 yrs after independence, labourers are getting the right they'd been waiting for, says Union Minister P Javadekar
73 yrs after independence, labourers are getting the right they'd been waiting for. The Bills guarantee wage, social & health security: Union Minister P Javadekar on Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions Code, Industrial Relations Code & Code on Social Security Bill
Parliament passes Bilateral Netting of Qualified Financial Contracts Bill, 2020
Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,92,548 with 4,237 new cases
Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,92,548 with 4,237 new cases; record 15 fresh fatalities push death toll to 736: Health official.
Opposition parties to meet President at 5 pm over Farm Bills
President's House allots time to Opposition parties at 5pm to meet President Kovind over farm bills. Only five opposition leaders permitted to meet, owing to COVID-19 protocols: Sources Opposition parties had earlier sought an appointment over the issue
4 pilgrims killed, 6 injured in road accident in UP
Four women pilgrims were killed and six others injured when their vehicle hit a roadside tree early Wednesday in Bahraich district, police said.
Telangana sees 10 more deaths, 2,296 new COVID-19 cases
Telangana recorded 2,296 fresh coronavirus cases, pushing the aggregate to 1.77 lakh, while the toll rose to 1,062 in the state with 10 fatalities.
Bombay High Court Chief Justice has declared a holiday today for HC
Bombay High Court Chief Justice has declared a holiday today for HC, after severe waterlogging in city. Today’s board to be taken up tomorrow: Satish Maneshinde, Rhea's lawyer. Rhea & Showik Chakraborty had filed bail pleas in NDPS case before HC, it was to be heard today.
Rajya Sabha passes The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020
Rajya Sabha passes The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020. Lok Sabha had passed the Bill on 21st September.
I have not joined any political party as of now, says Gupteshwar pandey
I have not joined any political party as of now and I have not taken any decision on it yet. As far as social work is concerned, I can do it without entering politics too: Gupteshwar Pandey He recently took VRS from his services in Bihar Police as Director General of Police(DGP)
Pak army shells 3 sectors along LoC in Poonch
The Pakistan army violated ceasefire by resorting to heavy firing and mortar shelling in forward areas along LoC in three sectors in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Wednesday, officials said
Opposition parties have called a meeting at the office of Leader of Opposition in the House, Ghulam Nabi Azad at the Parliament today
Opposition parties, that boycotted Rajya Sabha session, have called a meeting at the office of Leader of Opposition in the House, Ghulam Nabi Azad at the Parliament later today.
Sensex surges 324.27 points to 38,058.35 in opening session
Sensex surges 324.27 points to 38,058.35 in opening session; Nifty rises 92.25 points to 11,245.90.
India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 56-lakh mark with a spike of 83,347 new cases & 1,085 deaths
India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 56-lakh mark with a spike of 83,347 new cases & 1,085 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 5,646,011 including 9,68,377 active cases, 45,87,614 cured/discharged/migrated & 90,020 deaths, says Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Govt has decided to recommend adjournment of the House sine die today, says MoS, Parliamentary Affairs
I've to inform members that the Govt has decided to recommend adjournment of the House sine die today. But some important legislative business passed by Lok Sabha has to be disposed off before adjournment of the House sine die, says MoS for MEA & Parliamentary Affairs, V Muraleedharan
KKR to invest Rs 5,550 crore in Reliance Retail Ventures to pick 1.28 pc equity stake
KKR to invest Rs 5,550 crore in Reliance Retail Ventures to pick 1.28 pc equity stake: Company statement
Death toll rises to 37 in the Bhiwandi building collapse incident in Mumbai
The death toll in the Bhiwandi building collapse in Maharashtra rose to 37 on Wednesday, with the recovery of eight more bodies overnight, police said.
Shiv Sena MP Anil Desai has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha
Shiv Sena MP Anil Desai has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'demand to reconsider disinvestment of Life Insurance Corporation of India
RJD MP Manoj Kumar Jha has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha
RJD MP Manoj Kumar Jha has given Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over 'demand for health insurance cover to voters in the upcoming assembly election in the states'
Posters against Chief Minister and JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar seen in Patna
Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur in Shamli, Muzaffarnagar
Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and in adjoining areas of Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Deoband, Assandh during next 2 hours: India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Rainfall causes water-logging in several areas across Mumbai
Rainfall causes water-logging in several areas across Mumbai: Grant Road to Charni Road, Lower Parel to Prabhadevi, Dadar to Matunga, Matunga to Mahim. Local trains between Churchgate to Andheri cancelled, locals between Virar to Andheri long-distance special trains rescheduled, says Western Railway