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Coronavirus Updates: Former President Pranab Mukherjee is on ventilator support

Former President Pranab Mukherjee is on ventilator support at Army's R&R hospital. Prior to surgery, Pranab Mukherjee tested positive for COVID-19: Sources

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12:17 AM

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

  • 7,665 new cases and 80 deaths have been reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours
  • 988 new cases have been reported in Punjab today, taking the total number of cases to 24889
  • Chandigarh reports 80 new COVID-19 positive cases taking the total number of cases to 1595
  • BCCI invites third parties to express their interest (EOI) in acquiring the title sponsorship rights for IPL 2020
  • Biren Singh led government win the confidence motion in Manipur assembly by voice vote
  • Preparations for Janmashtami underway at ISKCON Temple amid COVID-19
  • Lockdown in Andaman and Nicobar Islands extended for one week from tomorrow
  • 794 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Haryana today
  • 114 deaths and 4,267 new COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka today
  • With 11 deaths and 1,173 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in the state today
  • A major explosion tore through a Baltimore (USA) neighbourhood, levelling several houses
  • Customs at Chennai International Airport seized gold worth Rs 22.21 lakhs under Customs Act
  • Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik Chakraborty and her father also leave from ED office
  • India's COVID-19 cases jumped from 10 lakh to 22 lakh in 24 days
  • Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 19.95 million, death toll at 731,078
  • COVID-19: BJP's Somaiya, MLC Thakur test positive
  • Former President Pranab Mukherjee is on ventilator support at Army's R&R hospital
  • 2,905 new COVID-19 cases reported in West Bengal today
  • 100 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Manipur, in the last 24 hours
  • Lebanese PM steps down in wake of Beirut explosion, protests
  • Manipur: 6 Congress MLAs have tendered their resignations to the Assembly Speaker
  • 531 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in the state today
  • 427 new COVID-19 positive cases and 3 deaths reported in Chhattisgarh today
12:12 AM

Puducherry District Magistrate issues order prohibiting the placing of idols at public places, gatherings and public processions to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, in view of COVID-19 pandemic.

12:12 AM

Nearly one million stranded Indians have returned through various modes under Vande Bharat Mission and more than 130 thousand have flown to various countries: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

12:12 AM

Odisha: In recognition of his Life Time Contribution to Art, Dharmapada Award presented to Padma Shri awardee sculptor Sudarshan Sahoo by Odisha Lalit Kala Academy, says the Academy.

11:51 PM

427 new COVID-19 positive cases and 3 deaths reported in Chhattisgarh today. Total number of cases now at 12,625 including 3,509 active cases, 9,017 discharges and 99 deaths: State Health Department

11:26 PM

Delhi: Sachin Pilot & other MLAs supporting him held a meeting with Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal today

11:26 PM

I expressed India’s solidarity with Lebanon in the UNOCHA meeting today. India sent essential medicine for COVID and is now rushing more medical, relief & humanitarian material: TS Tirumurti, Permanent Representative of India to UN

11:12 PM

Police arrested 3 officials of Ramesh Hospitals, Vijayawada for neglecting the pertinent needs of electrical repairs which could have in averted the accident: Andhra Pradesh CMO

11:12 PM

Dharwad District Collector office to be sealed for the next two days after five employees test positive for COVID-19. Sanitisation work to be done at the office: Dharwad Deputy Commissioner Nitesh Patil, Karnataka

11:11 PM

Case registered under relevant sections at Bhuntar police station against four persons for not providing information about their arrival and travel history to the local Panchayat and administration: Kullu Police, Himachal Pradesh

11:11 PM

Lebanon government resigns amid outrage over Beirut blast: Reuters

11:10 PM

531 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in the state today

This takes the total case tally to 18,786 including 8849 active cases, 9748 recovered cases and 189 deaths: Jharkhand Health Department
11:09 PM

Party gives us post & can also take it back. I've no desire for any post but I wanted our self-respect to remain intact. I've contributed to the party for 18-20 years now. We've always attempted to ensure the participation of people who worked hard to form the government.

- Sachin Pilot

11:09 PM

Sonia Gandhi Ji heard all our concerns and the governance issues that we raised. Formation of the 3-member committee by the Congress President is a welcome step. I think all the issues will be resolved, says Sachin Pilot, Congress

11:09 PM

Several things were said, I heard a lot of things. I was surprised by a few things that were said. I think we should always maintain restraint and humility. There is no place for personal malice in politics. We had formed govt in Rajasthan after 5 years of hard work.

- Sachin Pilot

11:09 PM

Since past some time some MLAs were in Delhi, there were some issues which we wanted to highlight. I did that. I'd been saying since beginning that all these things were based on principle. I always thought these things are essential to be raised in party's interest: Sachin Pilot

11:07 PM

Manipur: 6 Congress MLAs have tendered their resignations to the Assembly Speaker

10:54 PM

5 staffers test COVID positive; Meghalaya High Court to be shut till August 12 for sanitisation

10:50 PM

Pranab Mukherjee undergoes brain surgery

  • Mukherjee, who was unwell, was hospitalised on the advice of the doctors
  • He had tested positive for COVID-19 prior to the surgery
  • "He is critical and is on ventilator support,": Sources
10:26 PM

Lebanese PM steps down in wake of Beirut explosion, protests

10:16 PM

100 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Manipur, in the last 24 hours. The state's total cases tally now stands at 3,853 including 1720 active cases, 2122 recovered cases and 11 deaths: State Health Department

10:11 PM

2,905 new COVID-19 cases reported in West Bengal today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 98,459. The total numbers of active and discharged cases are 26,031 and 70,328 respectively: State Health Department

10:07 PM

Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ahmed Patel and KC Venugopal arrive at party's 15 GRG Road war room

10:06 PM

Power Grid net profit falls 18 pc to Rs 2,048 cr in Jun quarter

  • State-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd on Monday posted an over 18 per cent fall in its consolidated net profit to Rs 2,048.42 crore for the June 2020 quarter.
  • The company's consolidated net profit had stood at Rs 2,502.80 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous financial year 2019-20, according to a BSE filing.
  • Its total income rose to Rs 9,816.72 crore in the April-June 2020 period, compared with Rs 9,361.72 crore in the year-ago period.
10:03 PM

Former President Pranab Mukherjee is on ventilator support at Army's R&R hospital: Sources

09:57 PM

Smart metering will empower discoms, high investment required a major hurdle: Crisil Ratings

  • Smart metering will help empower discoms by improving billing efficiencies and reducing leakages, however, the scale of financial investment required is a major roadblock in its path, according to a report.
  • India's traditional power metering system is inadequate, resulting in MBC (metering, billing and collection) inefficiencies, high commercial losses and revenue leakages, Crisil Ratings said in a report.
09:56 PM

Garment workers seen losing up to $5.8 bln in wages during coronavirus

  • Garment workers supplying global fashion brands have been underpaid or not paid at all during the coronavirus crisis, with lost wages potentially amounting to nearly $6 billion, researchers said on Monday.
  • With the pandemic leading to store closures and falling sales, many retailers cancelled orders or demanded discounts from suppliers, jeopardising the livelihoods of tens of millions of workers in the sector.
  • Pressure group Clean Clothes Campaign said garment workers in South and Southeast Asia, many already surviving on "poverty pay", had only received three fifths of their regular income on average from March to May.
09:55 PM

Thank Modi for accepting request to set up National Institute of Virology in Punjab

- Amarinder Singh

09:54 PM

There is no rule of law in Manipur. We are demanding division of vote. They (BJP) don't like it. Within the ruling party, a lot of people don't like this government

- Okram Ibobi Singh, Former Manipur CM and CLP leader

09:46 PM

Former President Pranab Mukherjee undergoes successful brain surgery for removal of clot: Sources

09:46 PM

COVID-19: BJP's Somaiya, MLC Thakur test positive

Former BJP MP Kirit Somaiya on Monday announced that he and his professor wife Medha had been detected with the coronavirus infection and hospitalised.
09:40 PM

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 19.95 million, death toll at 731,078

09:40 PM

India's COVID-19 cases jumped from 10 lakh to 22 lakh in 24 days: Data analysis

India's COVID-19 cases have jumped from 10 lakh to 22 lakh in 24 days, with over 60,000 infections reported daily in the last four days, an analysis of the Health Ministry data showed on Monday.
09:36 PM

We have won the trust vote by voice vote. Whatever the Speaker is doing is as per the rules. The opposition MLAs were in less number: Manipur CM N Biren Singh after BJP govt winning trust vote in Assembly

09:34 PM

Manipur BJP government has won trust vote by voice vote in the Assembly. All 28 BJP MLAs, and 16 Congress MLAs were present during voting. 8 Congress MLAs were absent. After the trust vote, Congress MLAs raised protest & threw chairs in the well of the House.

09:34 PM

This is a direct slap on BJP's anti-democratic face. They are the people doing such horse-trading and sabotaging democratically elected government. This is actually a message to BJP's wrong-doings: KC Venugopal, Congress General Secretary

09:34 PM

Mr Pilot is also happy and our Chief Minister is also happy: KC Venugopal, Congress General Secretary on Sachin Pilot's meeting with Rahul Gandhi earlier today.

09:28 PM

Sushant Singh Rajput death case: Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik Chakraborty and her father also leave from Enforcement Directorate office in Mumbai after questioning.

09:16 PM

Tamil Nadu: Customs at Chennai International Airport seized gold worth Rs 22.21 lakhs under Customs Act from three passengers who had arrived from Abu Dhabi by Air India Express Flight yesterday. Further investigation underway.

09:07 PM

A major explosion tore through a Baltimore (USA) neighbourhood, levelling several houses: Reuters

09:07 PM

Congress party has every right to keep its brightest talents within it. I hope that he (Sachin Pilot) will come back and if the news is confirmed, I would be amongst those very happily welcoming and applauding it: Shashi Tharoor, Congress

09:07 PM

With 11 deaths and 1,173 fresh #COVID19 cases reported in the state today till 8.30 pm, the total case tally rises to 53,670. 757 patients were discharged today: Rajasthan Health Department

09:06 PM

114 deaths and 4,267 new COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka today till 5pm, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 1,82,354. The total number of patients discharged is 99,126: State Health Department

09:06 PM

If he says no I don't want to come back, then the question that many of the party members are asking - "How long can we carry on like this?" - that is the question. We would ideally like a clear cut decision as soon as possible.

- Shashi Tharoor, Congress

09:05 PM

If Rahul Gandhi is ready to resume the leadership, he only has to withdraw his resignation. I think party workers, Congress Working Committee & everyone will accept that because he was the incumbent President elected in December 2017.

- Shashi Tharoor, Congress

09:05 PM

We should be clear about our leadership going forward/. I welcomed Sonia Ji's appointment as interim president last year. But I do believe it is unfair to her to expect her to carry this burden indefinitely: Shashi Tharoor, Congress

09:04 PM

794 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Haryana today, taking the total number of cases to 42429: State Health Department.

09:04 PM

Lockdown in Andaman and Nicobar Islands extended for one week from tomorrow; reduced number of flights and ships to operate: Chetan Sanghi, Chief Secretary, Andaman and Nicobar Islands

09:04 PM

Manish Prabhat, presently Joint Secretary in the Ministry, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Uzbekistan. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

08:58 PM

Chandigarh: Preparations for Janmashtami underway at ISKCON Temple amid COVID-19. Temple Mgmt's Vice President says, "We're celebrating on 12th Aug. If admn permits we'll open temple otherwise we won't. In any case, 'darshan' can be viewed on our YouTube channel & Facebook Page"

08:57 PM

All three alters will open. There'll be 'kirtan' throughout the day. Barricading done for 'darshan' by devotees, thermal scanning will be done. Hand & body sanitisation will be done. Markings done to ensure social distancing: Akruranand Das, Vice Pres, ISKCON Temple, Chandigarh

08:33 PM

Biren Singh led government win the confidence motion in Manipur assembly by voice vote. 8 out of 24 congress MLAs abstain

08:25 PM

Board of Control for Cricket in India invites third parties to express their interest (EOI) in acquiring the title sponsorship rights for Indian Premier League 2020

  • (IPL) to be held in United Arab Emirates from September 19, 2020 to November 10, 2020: BCCI
  • The Rights are available for the period from August 18, 2020 to December 31, 2020.
  • The turnover of the interested third party must be over INR 300 Crores as per the last audited accounts: BCCI
08:24 PM

Chandigarh reports 80 new COVID-19 positive cases taking the total number of cases to 1595: Health Department, Chandigarh

08:22 PM

A medical student died during treatment at AIIMS Trauma Centre after he jumped off the roof of the hostel. Inquiry underway. He was admitted at Psychiatric ward, had taken one hour leave from the ward and allegedly came & jumped from the hostel roof: DCP South Atul Thakur

08:22 PM

I don't know anything about audio. I know a Gajendra Singh. I don't know any Shekhawat. There is no audio, it was a lie. I don't know Sanjay Jain: Congress MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma on audio clips in which he is purportedly heard conspiring to topple Rajasthan govt

08:22 PM

988 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Punjab today, taking the total number of cases to 24889. Death toll rises to 604 after 20 deaths were reported today: Punjab Govt

08:02 PM

Statement issued by Shri KC Venugopal, G. Secretary AICC, Incharge, Organisation

Shri Sachin Pilot has met with former Congress President Shri. Rahul Gandhi and expressed his grievances in detail. They have had a frank, open and conclusive discussion. Shri Sachin Pilot has committed to working in the interest of the Congress party and the Congress government in Rajasthan.

Following this meeting, Congress President, Smt. Sonia Gandhi has decided that the AICC will constitute a three member committee to address the issues raised by Shri Sachin Pilot & the aggrieved MLA and arrive at an appropriate resolution thereof.
07:53 PM

7,665 new COVID-19 cases and 80 deaths have been reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours

Total number of cases now at 235525 including 87,773 active cases, 1,45,636 recoveries and 2116 deaths: State COVID-19 nodal officer
07:41 PM

There was no camp, nobody was a captive. Bhanwar Lal can never be a captive. I went there willingly, I have come here willingly: Bhanwar Lal Sharma, Congress leader supporting Sachin Pilot, after meeting Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot

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