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Economic Times | 27 Oct, 2020 | 11.55PM IST

Coronavirus Updates: Delhi reports 4,853 fresh, highest single-day spike till date

Total cases in Delhi rise to 3,64,341, including 3,30,112 recoveries/discharges/migrations and 6,356 deaths. Active cases 27,873.

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11:54 PM

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

  • 34 per cent candidates in 2nd phase Bihar polls face criminal cases
  • HSBC executive says has cut 6,000 jobs this year, expects 10,000 by year end
  • SpiceJet starts facilitating COVID-19 tests for passengers in India, UAE
  • Vistara to start flights to Bangladesh from Nov 5 under air bubble pact
  • SC extends till Mar 31 time to complete trial in sexual assault case against Tarun Tejpal
  • MHA issues an order to extend the guidelines for Re-opening, issued on 30th September
  • Protests in Italy over new coronavirus crackdown turn violent
  • 49.4 pc of new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours were reported from Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi
  • Swiss report 5,949 new coronavirus infections, 16 more deaths
  • India's COVID-19 recovery rate has increased from 76.94 pc on September 1 to 90.62 pc as on date
  • Swiss report 5,949 new coronavirus infections, 16 more deaths
  • PM Modi to address 3 rallies in Bihar tomorrow
  • Fighting corruption is not a job of single agency but is a collective responsibility: PM Narendra Modi
  • 63 fresh COVID-19 positive cases and 35 recoveries reported in the state today: Nagaland Health Minister
  • UK Covid report says 'structural racism' killing minorities
  • Liquor stores in Uttar Pradesh now allowed to operate till 10 pm
  • Andhra Pradesh reports 2,901 new COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths taking the state's total cases to 8,11,825
  • 5,457 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala, taking the state's active patients to 92,161
  • Novavax delays U.S. trial start of vaccine to November
  • Delhi High Court suspends three-year jail term of former Union minister Dilip Ray in coal scam case
  • Maharashtra reports 5,363 new COVID19 cases, 7,836 recoveries and 115 deaths
  • IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad set a target of 220 runs for Delhi Capitals in Dubai
  • Jharkhand reported 318 new COVID-19 cases, 506 recoveries and 4 deaths today
  • Andaman and Nicobar reported 21 new COVID-19 cases and 22 recoveries today
  • Manipur reported 180 new COVID-19 infections today
11:45 PM

Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court today sent Rabins Hameed - an absconding accused in KeralaGold SmugglingCase, to 7 days of NIA custody

He was deported by the UAE government following Interpol's Blue Corner notice against him, & arrested at Kochi airport yesterday
11:25 PM

Manipur reported 180 new COVID-19 infections today, taking the total cases to 17,604 out of which 4,246 are active cases. Total number of deaths stands at 150.

11:25 PM

Food & Civil Supplies Dept officials conducted raids & recovered 5200 bags of rice hidden in mills meant to be distributed under Public Distribution System. Food & Civil Supplies Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu ordered to initiate legal action against these mills: Govt of Punjab

10:55 PM

Andaman and Nicobar reported 21 new COVID-19 cases and 22 recoveries today

Total number of cases rise to 4,274 including 197 active cases, 58 deaths and 4,019 recoveries
10:42 PM

Railways moved 15% more freight in September 2020 than we did in September 2019. Similarly, exports are 5% up in September 2020. Wheels of the economy are fast coming back to normal: Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal at India Energy Forum by CERA Week

10:02 PM

Today, we had to sit on protest to demand justice for my sister. We did not cast vote for this day. We have demanded police security for our family: Brother of the woman who was shot dead by a man in Haryana's Ballabhgarh yesterday

09:49 PM

Delhi: Joint team of Special Staff Dwarka District and Mohan Garden Police station have arrested one Pawan Gahlot for the murder of Vikas Mehta in Uttam Nagar on 22nd October

09:48 PM

Jharkhand reported 318 new COVID-19 cases, 506 recoveries and 4 deaths today

Total number of cases now stands at 100,224 including 93,874 recoveries, 876 deaths and 5,474 active cases
09:17 PM

Odisha: Officers of the Vigilance Department of Koraput Division have arrested a Child Development Project Officer for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 1,75,000

09:10 PM

IPL 2020: Sunrisers Hyderabad set a target of 220 runs for Delhi Capitals in Dubai

08:51 PM

4,853 fresh COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike till date, take Delhi's tally to over 3.64 lakh; death toll reaches 6,356: Authorities

08:40 PM

Maharashtra reports 5,363 new COVID19 cases, 7,836 recoveries and 115 deaths, as per State's Public Health Department

The COVID19 tally of the state rises to 16,54,028, with 14,78,496 recoveries and 43,463 deaths. Active cases at 1,31,544
08:23 PM

Police announce security high alert in Islamabad after a bomb blast in a seminary in Peshawar killed at least 8 people and wounded more than 110: Pakistan media.

08:10 PM

Mumbai: Narcotics Control Bureau seized 50 grams local ganja, 25 grams bud/ganja, 2.8 grams charas and 2.2 grams cocaine yesterday; one person arrested

07:54 PM

Karishma Prakash (Deepika Padukone's manager) has been summoned for investigation tomorrow: Sameer Wankhede, Zonal Director, Narcotics Control Bureau, Mumbai

07:54 PM

Ankhi Das has decided to step down from her role in Facebook to pursue her interest in public service, says Ajit Mohan, Vice President & Managing Director, Facebook India

07:44 PM

Delhi High Court suspends three-year jail term of former Union minister Dilip Ray in coal scam case

07:00 PM

Novavax delays U.S. trial start of vaccine to November

The company said it would begin the trial by the end of November. It previously expected to start this month.
06:24 PM

Tamil Nadu reports 2,522 new #COVID19 cases, 27 deaths and 4,029 discharges today, as per the State Health Department

The total number of cases in the state is now at 7,14,235 including 6,75,518 discharges and 10,983 deaths.There are 27,734 active cases in the State.
06:07 PM

Globally, we are one of the lowest in terms of Corporate Taxation. For any investment which comes into manufacturing & which commences production by 31st March 2023, they shall be paying only 15% Corporate Tax.

- Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

06:06 PM

Kerala High Court declines to stay summons issued by Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, Thiruvananthapuram directing Ministers EP Jayarajan & KT Jaleel to appear before it tomorrow in a criminal case registered over the ruckus that took place in the Kerala Assembly in March 2015.

06:06 PM

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflow between April & August of 2020, grew by about 13% compared to non-COVID 2019's comparable period: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the 4th Annual India Energy Forum by CERA Week

06:06 PM

5,457 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala, taking the state's active patients to 92,161

05:58 PM

Andhra Pradesh reports 2,901 new COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths taking the state's total cases to 8,11,825

There are 27,300 active patients and a total of 6,625 deaths have been reported
05:57 PM

Liquor stores in Uttar Pradesh now allowed to operate till 10 pm

05:56 PM

UK Covid report says 'structural racism' killing minorities

05:36 PM

63 fresh COVID-19 positive cases and 35 recoveries reported in the state today: Nagaland Health Minister

05:32 PM

PM Modi to address 3 rallies in Bihar tomorrow

11am: Darbhanga
12:30pm: Muzaffarpur
2pm: Patna
05:13 PM

3 vaccine candidates in different stages of clinical testing- Covaxin has got approval for phase III trials, Cadila also progressing with phase-II trials & Serum is completing phase 2b trial and has an ongoing trial in Brazil, South Africa & US: Balram Bhargava, DG, ICMR

05:12 PM

Fighting corruption is not a job of single agency but is a collective responsibility: PM Narendra Modi

04:49 PM

Election Commission of India has issued notice to BJP leader Imarti Devi for violation of model code of conduct. ECI asks her to respond to the notice in 48 hours.

04:49 PM

We've requested state govts to wait for overall picture to become clear & to take a national approach towards engaging companies & deciding the criteria for vaccine. In order to deliver the vaccine to priority groups, there's no problems in terms of resources.

- VK Paul, NITI Aayog

04:36 PM

Swiss report 5,949 new coronavirus infections, 16 more deaths

04:28 PM

India's COVID-19 recovery rate has increased from 76.94 pc on September 1 to 90.62 pc as on date: Health Ministry

04:26 PM

During the festival season, cases have increased in Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Delhi: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry on COVID19 situation

04:26 PM

See revival in economy; overall GDP growth in current fiscal will be in negative or near zero: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

04:25 PM

49.4 pc of new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours were reported from Kerala, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi: Health Ministry

04:25 PM

Protests in Italy over new coronavirus crackdown turn violent

  • Protesters turned out by the hundreds in Turin, Milan and other Italian cities and towns Monday to vent their anger
  • They were protesting after the latest pandemic restrictions that force restaurants and cafes to close early and shutter cinemas, gyms and other leisure venues
  • In the northern city of Turin, some demonstrators broke off from a peaceful protest, smashing store windows
04:09 PM

Recovery Rate is now at 90.62% in the country, it is constantly increasing which is a good sign: Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry

04:09 PM

MHA issues an order to extend the guidelines for Re-opening, issued on 30th September

  • Lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the Containment Zones till 30th November, 2020
  • There shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods
  • No separate permission/approval/e-permit will be required for such movements
04:01 PM

Mumbai Police has issued an order under section 144 of CrPC banning drones, remote-controlled micro-light aircraft, aerial missiles and paragliders in the area under the jurisdiction of Brihanmumbai Police Commissionerate from 30th October to 28th November.

03:30 PM

SC extends till Mar 31 time to complete trial in sexual assault case against Tarun Tejpal

Tejpal is alleged to have sexually assaulted a former woman colleague inside an elevator of a five-star hotel in Goa in 2013. He has denied the allegations levelled against him.

He was arrested on November 30, 2013 by the crime branch after his anticipatory bail plea was rejected by the court. He has been out on bail since May 2014.
03:09 PM

Vistara to start flights to Bangladesh from Nov 5 under air bubble pact

03:08 PM

SpiceJet starts facilitating COVID-19 tests for passengers in India, UAE

Passengers can submit their samples at a "location of choice", including at home, using the "At your Doorstep" service, the airline said, adding that the appointment booking service for testing is being offered by VFS Global.

The test reports will be sent by the associated laboratory to the registered email address of the individual within 24 to 60 hours, ensuring confidentiality of the result.
03:07 PM

Ten lakh jobs will be provided with the first stroke of pen in first cabinet meeting

- Tejashwi Yadav

03:02 PM

Come November 10, Bihar will witness 'new dawn'; confident Mahagathbandhan will get two-thirds majority

- RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

02:58 PM

HSBC executive says has cut 6,000 jobs this year, expects 10,000 by year end

Job cuts are part of existing plan to reduce headcount by around 35,000
02:57 PM

34 per cent candidates in 2nd phase Bihar polls face criminal cases

  • About 27% or 389 candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves. Serious criminal cases are non-bailable offences with over five years of imprisonment.
  • As many as 502 or 34% candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • A total of 495 or nearly 34% have given their financial assets worth crores of rupees while three candidates have declared zero asset.
  • 36 (64%) out of 56 candidates analysed from the RJD have declared criminal cases against themselves.
  • 28 (50%) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • About 29 (63%) out of 46 candidates analysed from the BJP have declared criminal cases against themselves and 20 (44%) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • 28 (54%) out of 52 candidates analysed from the LJP have declared criminal cases against themselves and 24 (46%) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • About 14 (58%) out of 24 candidates analysed from the Congress, 16 (49%) out of 33 candidates analysed from the BSP and 20 (47%) out of 43 candidates analysed from the JD(U) have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • Fourteen (42%) out of 33 candidates analysed from the BSP, 10 (42%) out of 24 candidates analysed from the Congress and 15 (35%) out of 43 candidates analysed from the JD(U) have declared serious criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
  • As many as 49 candidates have declared cases related to crime against women and out of 49 candidates, four have declared cases related to rape.
  • About 84 (89%) out of 94 seats are "red alert" constituencies. "Red alert" constituencies are those where three or more contesting candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
According to an Association for Democratic Reforms report
02:48 PM

The poor now linked to banking system, have access to loans: PM

Addressing beneficiaries of the PM Street Vendor's AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme in Uttar Pradesh via video conferencing, he said, "Those doing politics in the name of the poor had created an atmosphere that if a loan is given to the poor it would not be returned".
02:44 PM

We held comprehensive discussion on range of key issues: Inking of BECA with US significant move

- Defence Min Rajnath Singh after 2+2 talks

02:39 PM

Our national security convergences have grown; Indo-Pacific was a focus of our discussion

- S Jaishankar, after 2+2 talks

02:37 PM

India, US can cooperate on defeating Wuhan-originated virus, threats from Chinese Communist Party

- Mike Pompeo

02:36 PM

Discussions also covered developments in our neighbouring countries. We made clear that cross border terrorism is completely unacceptable

- S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister

02:35 PM

US and India are better aligned to protect our democracies and shared values

- Mike Pompeo

02:29 PM

Rupee settles 13 paise higher at 73.71 against US dollar

02:28 PM

We reaffirmed our commitment to peace and security in Indo-Pacific region

- Rajnath Singh, after Indo-US 2+2 talks

02:28 PM

U.S & India are taking steps to strengthen our cooperation against all manner of threats & not just those posed by Chinese Communist Party. Last year, we've expanded our cooperation on cyber issues, our navies have held joint exercises in Indian ocean

- Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State

02:25 PM

Based on our shared values & common interests, we stand shoulder-to-shoulder in support of a free and open Indo-Pacific for all, particularly in light of increasing aggression and destabilising activities by China

- US Secretary of Defence, Mark Esper

02:24 PM

As the world confronts a global pandemic and growing security challenges, the India-US partnership is more important than ever to ensure security, stability & prosperity of the region and the world

- US Secretary of Defence, Mark Esper

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