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Latest News Live: Stock rout deepens; S&P 500 drops nearly 3%, Dow down 800

Wall Street's main indexes slumped more than 3% on Wednesday as a surge in coronavirus cases dashed hopes of a quick global economic recovery and traders got nervous before next week's U.S. presidential election.

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11:53 PM

All you need to know:

  • S&P 500 drops nearly 3%, Dow down 800
  • Jharkhand reports 345 new COVID-19 cases, 452 recoveries/discharges and 4 deaths today.
  • Hong Kong bans Air India flights till Nov 10 as passengers test COVID-19 positive
  • Mumbai adds 1,354 COVID-19 patients; active cases below 19000
  • Bullet train: L&T wins Rs 25,000-cr order for Gujarat stretch
  • Tamil Nadu reports 2,516 new COVID-19 cases, 35 deaths and 3,859 discharges today, as per the State Health Department.
11:37 PM

Coronavirus: Chhattisgarh records 1,929 new cases, 55 deaths

11:36 PM

Jharkhand reports 345 new COVID-19 cases, 452 recoveries/discharges and 4 deaths today.

Total cases in the State rise to 1,00,569, including 94,326 recoveries/discharges and 880 deaths.
11:10 PM

Assam Joint Entrance Exam topper Neel Nakshatra Das, his father Dr Jyotirmoy Das and three other persons arrested for allegedly using proxy to write the exam: MP Gupta, Commissioner of Police Guwahati, Assam

11:04 PM

Hong Kong bans Air India flights till Nov 10 as passengers test COVID-19 positive

11:02 PM

IPL: Mumbai Indians beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 5 wickets in today's match

10:46 PM

Hurricane Zeta speeds toward a storm-weary Louisiana

Workers have closed one of the last floodgates surrounding New Orleans ahead of landfall by Hurricane Zeta, which is growing stronger as it speeds toward a storm-weary Louisiana.
10:44 PM

Mumbai adds 1,354 COVID-19 patients; active cases below 19000

10:31 PM

Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (in file pic) has written to Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad requesting to direct all internet service providers to block all online gaming, gambling and betting websites and apps from access in the state

10:16 PM

Russia submits application to WHO for Sputnik V vaccine prequalification

  • Russia has submitted applications to the WHO for accelerated registration and prequalification of its COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V to make it available globally in a shorter time frame than usual procedures, according to an official statement on Wednesday.
  • The WHO prequalification of medicines assesses the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines.
10:14 PM

India, UK strike new COVID-19 research tie-ups

  • India & UK clinched new partnerships to boost bilateral cooperation on combating the coronavirus pandemic as part of the 10th UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue (EFD), held virtually following the COVID-19 lockdown and travel constraints.
  • A GBP 8-million joint funding initiative announced as part of the EFD outcomes will support collaborative research focused on understanding the severity of COVID-19 in South Asian populations in India.
10:10 PM

Bullet train: L&T wins Rs 25,000-cr order for Gujarat stretch

10:08 PM

1,518 new positive cases and 8 deaths reported in the state today.

The total number of positive cases in the state is now 1,62,223 including 11,014 active cases, 1,49,451 recoveries and 1,758 deaths: Haryana Government
09:49 PM

India continues to be among the countries with the lowest per million cases & per million deaths. With 10,66,786 tests in last 24 hrs, the cumulative number of tests conducted has crossed 10.5 Cr: Government of India

09:33 PM

Himachal Pradesh's COVID19 case tally stands at 21,149 including 18,179 recoveries, 2,646 active cases and 295 deaths so far: State Health Department

09:32 PM

Haryana: Around 70 cows have died due to suspected food poisoning at a cow shelter in Panchkula. Director, Veterinary Dept says, "Prima facie it appears to be a case of food poisoning. Test samples taken for further probe. 30 cows under treatment, a total of 100 cows affected."

09:11 PM

Tamil Nadu reports 2,516 new COVID-19 cases, 35 deaths and 3,859 discharges today, as per the State Health Department.

The total number of cases in the state is now at 7,16,751 including 6,79,377 discharges and 11,018 deaths.
09:10 PM

Air pollution: IT, process industries in Haryana exempted from electricity generator ban

08:57 PM

Sikkim reports 12 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 3,875

08:45 PM

S&P 500, Dow sink to late-Sept lows on virus woes

08:42 PM

Maharashtra reports 6,738 new COVID-19 cases

-The state reported 8,430 recoveries and 91 deaths, as per State's Public Health Department. -The COVID19 tally of the state rises to 16,60,766, with 14,86,926 recoveries and 43,554 deaths. Active cases at 1,29,746
08:27 PM

788 new coronavirus cases in MP, recoveries go up by 1,032

08:14 PM

Parliamentary panel on data protection bill summons Jio, Airtel, Uber, Ola, Truecaller

  • A Joint Committee of Parliament issued a notice on Wednesday calling representatives of telecom operators Reliance Jio and Airtel and cab aggregators Ola and Uber to depose before it on the issue of data security.
  • According to the notice, representatives of Reliance Jio Infocomm and Jio Platforms have been called to depose before the panel on two different sittings on November 4. Representatives of Ola and Uber have been called to appear before the panel the next day.
08:11 PM

536 new COVID-19 cases reported in Jammu and Kashmir today

199 from Jammu division and 337 from Kashmir division. Total number of cases now at 93,213 including 6,976 active cases, 84,782 recoveries and 1,455 deaths: Govt of Jammu and Kashmir
07:55 PM

Gujarat reports 980 fresh cases of COVID19, 5 deaths and 1,107 recoveries today.

07:54 PM

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sanctions Rs 2 Lakh compensation each to the families of five persons who died in an incident of boat capsize during immersion of Durga idol at Beldanga 1 block in Murshidabad district on 26th October: West Bengal Government

07:54 PM

An air bubble arrangement has been established between India and Tanzania. Designated carriers of both countries are permitted to operate flights between the two countries: Ministry of Civil Aviation

07:47 PM

Manipur reported 205 new COVID-19 infections today, taking the total cases to 17,6809 out of which 4,233 are active cases. The total number of deaths stands at 156.

07:26 PM

PSLVC49 set to launch EOS01 and 9 Customer Satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 1502 hours on Nov 7, 2020, subject to weather conditions: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

07:17 PM

Punjab reported 528 new COVID-19 cases, 356 discharged cases & 20 deaths, taking total positive cases to 1,32,263 till date, including 1,23,866 discharges, 4,239 active cases & 4,158 deaths: State Health Department

07:12 PM

8,790 fresh COVID19 cases & 7,660 recoveries reported in the state today. 94 healthcare workers among those infected. COVID19 death toll in the state stands at 1,403: Kerala State Government

07:12 PM

Ministers of the Central Asian countries hailed India's US$ 1 billion Line of Credit towards connectivity, energy, IT, etc & welcomed India’s offer of grant assistance for implementation of High Impact Community Development Projects (HICDP) to aid socio-economic development: MEA

06:54 PM

2.24 per cent voter turnout till 5 pm in Phase I of Bihar assembly polls, says CEC Sunil Arora

06:46 PM

Smriti Irani tweets:

06:37 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, currently on his Indo-pacific visit, arrived at the Maldives on Wednesday to begin discussions on ties between the two countries.

06:37 PM

PDP leader Ramazan Hussain joins BJP in Jammu

06:33 PM

Our approach has been that banks will not be the choosers as to whom they would extend benefits of government measures that are taken for MSMEs. Right to refusal is not with banks, but with customers.

- Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at TechSparks2020

06:33 PM

Seven people have been arrested for kidnapping a dentist in Bandlagud area yesterday. A total of 13 people are involved in this incident; 6 accused absconding will be nabbed soon. The case was solved in less than 12 hours: VC Sajjanar, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad, Telangana

06:32 PM

Maharashtra has finally written to Railways asking for general passengers to be allowed to board local trains in a staggered manner

06:25 PM

Dharma Productions will get a notice for a fine from the Goa Waste Management office. Goa is a beautiful state & people come here for shooting films. Everyone is welcome to come & shoot but take your trash away & don't leave it here.

- Michael Lobo, Goa Waste Management Minister

06:24 PM

Parents welcome Delhi govt's decision to keep schools shut

06:15 PM

PM to inaugurate various projects on 30th-31st Oct: PMO

06:12 PM

Boeing posts fourth straight quarterly loss as sales slump

06:12 PM

Hurricane Zeta speeds toward a storm-weary Louisiana

Hurricane Zeta is growing stronger and speeding toward a storm-weary Louisiana, where residents are fed up to be hosting the 27th named storm of a historically busy Atlantic hurricane season
06:03 PM

Voter turnout of 51.68% recorded till 5 pm in the first phase of Bihar Polls : Election Commission of India

06:00 PM

BJP to approach SC against HC order of CBI probe against U'khand CM

Talking to reporters here after addressing a training camp of party workers, state BJP chief Bansidhar Bhagat said the party honours the high court verdict, but will go to the top court against it.
05:43 PM

We have changed the definition of MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) and expanded the scope of MSMEs. Because of this change more MSMEs have come into the system, & they've benefited from the schemes given by govt

- Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at Tech Sparks 2020

05:34 PM

RBL Bank Q2 net profit jumps over two-fold to Rs 144 crore

05:23 PM

Boeing reports $3.5 bn 3Q loss, will cut 7,000 more jobs

Reports AFP
05:13 PM

Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi placed under suspension on President's orders

05:06 PM

HC asks BMC to pay its physically challenged staff's lockdown salary dues

Terming as "illegal" the Mumbai civic body's decision to not pay salary to its physically challenged employees for the days they failed to report to work during lockdown, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked it to pay the arrears to such staffers in two instalments.
04:57 PM

I request Delhiites to start a 'no cracker' campaign considering the seriousness of the situation due to COVID-19 pandemic

- Gopal Rai

04:57 PM

Bihar records 46.29% turnout till 3 PM in 1st phase of assembly polls

Reports PTI
04:50 PM

Only 'green' firecrackers can be manufactured, sold and used in Delhi this Diwali

- Environment minister Gopal Rai.

04:44 PM

Delhi govt to launch anti-firecracker campaign from November 3. It will continue even after Diwali

- Environment minister Gopal Rai

04:39 PM

Azerbaijan says 14 civilians killed in Armenian missile attack

AFP
04:35 PM

Rajnath Singh at the Army Commanders’ Conference

04:22 PM

Hong Kong bars Air India flights for fourth time as passengers test positive for COVID-19

04:19 PM

Sugar consumption stagnant in India; need to bust myths about its use: Govt

The government on Wednesday said there is a need to address "myths and misgivings" about sugar consumption in India, as the per capita consumption of the sweetener has remained stagnant for the last three years at 19 kilogram.
04:10 PM

Delhi court acquits Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a defamation case filed by BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri

Bidhuri had alleged that CM made a defamatory statement by terming him a criminal in an interview to a news channel on July 2017, reports ANI.
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