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Coronavirus News Live: Delhi reports 2,548 new cases and 32 deaths today

This takes total cases to 2,49,259 including 2,13,304 recoveries and 5,014 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 30,941.

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12:20 AM

Wrap Up: All you need to know about the news that matter

  • Delhi reported 2,548 new COVID-19 cases, 3,672 recoveries and 32 deaths in the last 24 hours
  • Uttarakhand reported 814 new coronavirus cases, 1,172 recoveries today
  • SSR death case: NCB summons Jaya Shah and Shruti Modi to join the investigation tomorrow
  • Punjab records 2,247 new COVID-19 cases, 2,811 recoveries and 47 deaths
  • Government has hiked MSP by Rs 50 per quintal for wheat, Rs 225 per quintal for gram
  • More than 150 nations join WHO-led global plan for COVID vaccines
  • Dow Jones plunges more than 870 points as the pandemic fears mount
  • UNGA adopts forward-looking declaration to mark 75th anniversary of United Nations
  • An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 occurred in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand at 9 pm today: National Centre for Seismology
  • Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor likely to be summoned this week
  • SSR Death case: NCB has summoned Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone’s manager, Karishma Prakash to join the drug probe
12:12 AM

Lok Sabha passes The Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill, 2020.

11:57 PM

Executive Order I'm issuing blocks property & interests in property, in US of those contributing to supply, sale, or transfer of conventional arms to/from Iran, as well as those who provide training, financial support, services & assistance related to the arms.

- US President, Donald Trump

11:55 PM

Sara Ali Khan, Shraddha Kapoor likely to be summoned this week. Padukone, if required would be summoned post Karishma Prakash’s questioning: NCB Sources

11:54 PM

NCB has summoned Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone’s manager, Karishma Prakash to join the drug probe connected to SSR’s death. This after the NCB has stumbled upon some chats between Deepika Padukone and Karishma discussing procuring hash.

11:20 PM

Most significant role in this epidemic is that of doctors. Soldiers participate in battles at border but it is a battle of health - of life & death - and doctors worked like soldiers. Many doctors sacrificed themselves after turning COVID-19 positive: Pragya Singh Thakur, BJP MP

11:16 PM

Yesterday I had said that several doctors & health workers sacrificied their lives while trying to save patients. I had also said that they should be given the status of martrys. If there is God above us, we call doctors 'demigod': Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress MP in Lok Sabha

10:53 PM

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri inaugurated the Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh)-Raipur & Jagdalpur-Hyderabad routes through a video conference under UDAN regional connectivity scheme: Ministry of Civil Aviation

10:34 PM

Discussions on how to run the markets smoothly in the wake of the three Farm Bills, passed by the Parliament, were done. It was also discussed that how do the produce be purchased on MSP: Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala after meeting with Chief Minister ML Khattar

10:34 PM

Samajwadi Party announces on Twitter that they will support the candidates of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in the upcoming Bihar Assembly election, without forging an alliance with any political party.

10:09 PM

BJP has issued three-line whip to its Rajya Sabha MPs directing them to be present in the House tomorrow and support the Government's stand.

10:09 PM

2008 Bengaluru serial blasts: Shoaib - an accused absconding since 2008 - detained by Bengaluru city Anti-Terrorist Cell (ATC), with the assistance of central agencies. He was detained in Kerala and is being brought to Bengaluru. A Red Corner Notice was issued against him.

10:09 PM

Meeting b/w Corps Commanders of India & China to discuss standoff in Ladakh started around 10 am & is still going on. 14 Corps Chief Lt Gen Harinder Singh, & Lt Gen PGK Menon along with a Joint Secretary from MEA are attending it from Indian side at Moldo on Chinese side of LAC.

10:09 PM

Yet again, though we are not surprised, Pakistan has twice chosen to divert the attention of the Council with its imposturous political propaganda full of disinformation & gratuitous references about India’s internal matters: First Secretary, Permanent Mission of India, Geneva

10:08 PM

An earthquake of magnitude 3.5 occurred in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand at 9 pm today: National Centre for Seismology

09:37 PM

Rajasthan reports 1892 COVID-19 cases, 16 deaths, 1815 recoveries and 1732 discharges. Total cases in the state stand at 1,16,881, including 1352 deaths, 97284 recoveries and 95,906 discharges: State Health Department

09:28 PM

Senthil Kumar, First Secretary, Permanent Mission of India, Geneva, during India's right to reply at 45th Session of Human Rights Council

09:11 PM

UNGA adopts forward-looking declaration to mark 75th anniversary of United Nations

  • The UN General Assembly adopted by consensus on Monday a forward-looking declaration on the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the world body that calls for strengthening mechanism to combat terrorism, reformed multilateralism, inclusive development and better preparedness to deal with challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The landmark 'Declaration on the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations' was adopted at the high-level meeting of the 193-member Assembly to commemorate the milestone anniversary of the world body.
09:07 PM

Dow Jones plunges more than 870 points as the pandemic fears mount

09:05 PM

More than 150 nations join WHO-led global plan for COVID vaccines

  • A total of 156 countries have joined the global COVAX scheme intended to ensure fair distribution of supplies of future vaccines against COVID-19, an alliance led by the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.
  • The list includes 64 wealthier, self-financing countries, and accounts for about two-thirds of the global population, a statement issued by the WHO and GAVI vaccine alliance said, after a deadline of last Friday to make binding commitments.
  • The goal of COVAX is by the end of 2021 to deliver 2 billion vaccine doses around the world, with healthcare workers prioritised initially and then the most vulnerable 20% of people in every participating country, regardless of income level.
  • While many lower-income nations are seeking assistance via COVAX, some richer countries had been reticent in confirming their intentions. Some of those who have secured their own future supplies through bilateral deals, including the United States, do not plan to join COVAX.
08:48 PM

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Dola Sen sings a song in the Parliament premises. 8 suspended Rajya Sabha MPs are protesting at Gandhi statue against their suspension from the House.

08:42 PM

Government has hiked MSP by Rs 50 per quintal for wheat, Rs 225 per quintal for gram, Rs 300 per quintal for lentil, Rs 225 per quintal for Mustard seeds, and Rs 75 per quintal for barley.

- Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar

08:20 PM

Punjab records 2,247 new COVID-19 cases, 2,811 recoveries and 47 deaths, taking total cases to 99,930 including 75,409 recoveries and 2,860 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 21,661

07:45 PM

Narcotics Control Bureau to file an application in special NDPS Court seeking one-day custody of Showik Chakraborty: NCB Sources

07:45 PM

Madhya Pradesh reported 2,523 new COVID-19 cases, 2,244 recoveries and 37 deaths today, taking total cases to 1,08,167 including 83,618 recoveries and 2,007 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 22,542

07:43 PM

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation extends the validity period of issued smart cards which was for one year period to 10 years; also enables card recharge option via net banking.

07:42 PM

Delhi reported 2,548 new COVID-19 cases, 3,672 recoveries and 32 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 2,49,259 including 2,13,304 recoveries and 5,014 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 30,941: State Health Department

07:41 PM

Uttarakhand reported 814 new coronavirus cases, 1,172 recoveries today, taking total cases to 41,777 including 501 deaths and 12,075 active cases: State Health Department

07:41 PM

Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) summons Jaya Shah and Shruti Modi to join the investigation tomorrow

07:21 PM

Even before COVID19 hit us, our GDP had been in a free fall for 7 quarters. Fundamentals of economy - savings, investment, consumption & employment have been under a stress for a while now: Congress MP Manish Tewari on Insolvency & Bankruptcy Code (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020

07:21 PM

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation extends the validity period of issued smart cards which was for one year period to 10 years; also enables card recharge option via net banking.

07:20 PM

COVID-19 tally in Puducherry rises to 23,191, including 18,065 recoveries and 467 deaths. Active cases stand at 4,659

07:20 PM

She (Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal) has been a distinguished member of our Cabinet & the issue was discussed. She raised a point if it was legally possible. I clarified Centre has power under provisions of the Constitution: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

07:19 PM

We may have strong disagreements but I would like to compliment Finance Minister & her MoS that they are two people who constantly come with Bills to try and fix things which really need fixing at urgency: Supriya Sule, NCP MP in Lok Sabha

07:18 PM

Death toll rises to 13 in Bhiwandi building collapse incident.

07:18 PM

There is enough visual evidence available that if the Marshals would have not protected the Deputy Chairperson of (Rajya Sabha) Harivansh Ji, he would have been nearly physically assaulted: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

07:18 PM

Tamil Nadu reported 5,344 new COVID-19 cases, 5,492 discharges and 60 deaths today, taking total cases to 5,47,337 including 4,91,971 discharges and 8,871 deaths

07:18 PM

Manipur reports 116 new COVID-19 cases, 71 recoveries and 2 deaths, taking total cases to 9,010 including 6,838 recoveries, 59 deaths and 2,113 active cases

07:17 PM

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee spoke to the suspended MPs from different parties who are protesting at Gandhi statue against suspension from the House (Rajya Sabha) & expressed solidarity & her full support to us: Ripun Bora, one of the suspended Congress Rajya Sabha MPs

06:41 PM

Karnataka reports 7,339 COVID19 cases, 9925 discharges and 122 in the last 24 hours. The total cases in the state rise to 5,26,876, including 4,23,377 discharges and 8,145 deaths. Active cases stand at 95,335

06:41 PM

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to hold a meeting tomorrow, over Film City in Uttar Pradesh. 1000 acres of land identified for the project. CEOs of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway to also be present at the meeting: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's Office (CMO)

06:40 PM

Today's conduct of the suspended members of not refusing the House (Rajya Sabha) in spite of a declaration of suspension by the Chairperson is illegal and further aggravates their conduct as far as violating norms of the House is concerned: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

06:31 PM

Congress to collect 2 crore signatures of farmers and poor people against farm bills and submit a memorandum to President: K C Venugopal

06:23 PM

Ministry of Road Transport and Highways issues order for exemption of permit requirements to transport vehicles used exclusively for the carriage of oxygen during the period of COVID-19 pandemic, up to the 31st March, 2021.

06:23 PM

Senior official of Pakistan High Commission summoned by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on the issue of abduction of a Sikh girl in Pakistan: Sources

06:22 PM

Congress is launching agitation against the government for passing this anti-farmer and anti-people laws.

- Congress leader AK Antony

06:11 PM

Government hikes MSP for wheat by Rs 50 per quintal to Rs 1,975 per quintal: Agriculture minister Narendra Singh Tomar in Lok Sabha

06:07 PM

What I am afraid of is that this Ordinance savvy govt, on one pretext or the other, is resorting to the promulgation of the Ordinance: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress MP in Lok Sabha

06:07 PM

I took a serious exception to the way one after another Ordinances are being promulgated on the pretext of COVID. What I would suggest the govt, is that the promulgation of ordinances shouldn't be taken as a rule. It should be considered as an exception.

- AR Chowdhury, Congress MP

06:07 PM

Kerala reports 2,910 new COVID-19 cases today. Active cases are at 39,285 and 98,724 people have recovered so far.

06:01 PM

Minimum Support Price and APMC mechanism will continue; Opposition spreading false propaganda.

- Narendra Singh Tomar

05:59 PM

Indian Air Force’s Rafale fighter jet flying over Ladakh from a forward airbase. The aircraft were formally inducted into Air Force on September 10

05:59 PM

Government has sanctioned Rs 48 crores for Jagdalpur airport, Rs 27 crores for Ambikapur airport & Rs 33 crores for Bilaspur airport under UDAN scheme for up-gradation & development of three airports in Chhattisgarh.

- Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

05:59 PM

Lok Sabha passes The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020

05:34 PM

Andhra Pradesh reports 6,235 new COVID-19 cases today. The total number of cases now at 6,31,749 including 5,51,821 recoveries, 74,518 active cases, and 5,410 deaths

05:33 PM

Delhi: Police take into custody some Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supporters protesting near Vijay Chowk against the suspension of party Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh.

05:12 PM

Maharashtra Government has filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking to quash the interim stay imposed on Maratha reservation.

05:03 PM

A delegation of Shiromani Akali Dal met the President and requested him not to sign on 'anti-farmer' bills that have been forcefully passed in Rajya Sabha. We requested him to send back the bills to the Parliament: Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal

05:01 PM

Merchandise imports from China were $76.38 billion in 2017-18, which decreased to $70.31 billion in 2018-19 & to $65.26 billion in 2019-20. It was $11.01 billion during April-June of 2020-21 as compared to $17.26 billion for the same period in 2019-20.

- Ministry of Commerce in Lok Sabha

05:00 PM

Bhopal: Schools reopen today after Government allowed students of class 9-12 to visit schools on a voluntary basis, for taking guidance from teachers.

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