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Updates: Senior bureaucrat P D Vaghela appointed as new TRAI chairman

P D Vaghela, a 1986-batch IAS officer of Gujarat cadre, is currently Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals.

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12:02 AM

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  • Jharkhand Health department caps the cost of Rapid Antigen Test at Rs 550 for private laboratories
  • Manipur reported 178 new cases and 106 recoveries today
  • Director General ITBP SS Deswal given additional charge as the DG NSG
  • Defence Ministry approves acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 2,290 crore
  • 37 deaths and 1,984 fresh positive cases reported in Delhi, in the last 24 hours
  • Maharashtra reports 11,921 new COVID-19 cases, 180 deaths and 19,932 discharges today
  • Madhya Pradesh: Indore administration allows reopening of religious places for devotees
  • Punjab reported 1,271 new COVID-19 cases, 2,033 recoveries, and 46 deaths today
  • Haryana reported 1,630 COVID-19 cases, 2,421 recoveries and 24 deaths today
  • Senior bureaucrat P D Vaghela appointed chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
  • Madhya Pradesh recorded 1,957 new COVID-19 cases & 35 deaths today
  • Karnataka reported 6,892 new COVID-19 cases, 7,509 discharges and 59 deaths
  • West Bengal recorded 3,155 new coronavirus cases, 2,923 recoveries and 56 deaths
  • NCB files affidavits in Bombay HC responding to the bail pleas of actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother refuting their claims
  • Jharkhand reports 1,508 new COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths today
  • IPL 2020 match 10: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians in Super Over
11:49 PM

IPL 2020 match 10: Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Mumbai Indians in Super Over

11:44 PM

Jharkhand reports 1,508 new COVID-19 cases and 9 deaths today, taking total cases to 81,417 including 68,603 recoveries and 688 deaths. The number of active cases stands at 12,126: State Health Department

11:29 PM

IPL 2020 match 10: Mumbai Indians tie Royal Challengers Bangalore's score; match to be decided in Super Over

11:11 PM

Andhra Pradesh: Police have caught the accused in 19th September Kalabhairava idol desecration case in Allagadda Mandal. Case registered under Sections 457, 380 & 295 IPC.

11:11 PM

Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 provides impetus to indigenisation and facilitates technology infusion to enhance future capabilities of the Armed Forces: Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat

11:11 PM

AIIMS & CBI are in agreement on the Sushant Singh Rajput death case but more deliberations are needed. There is a need to look into some legal aspects for a logical legal conclusion: Dr Sudhir Gupta, chairman of AIIMS' Forensic Medical Board in the actor's death case

11:01 PM

A reward of Rs one lakh each has been announced for providing information about the present locations of absconding accused retired DIG Prasanta Kr Dutta and Diban Deka: Assam Police

10:16 PM

Narcotics Control Bureau has filed affidavits in Bombay HC responding to the bail pleas of actor Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty refuting the claims by their lawyer that NCB has no jurisdiction in this case as per orders of Supreme Court

10:02 PM

The man succumbed to injuries after being shot by terrorists in Nildora area of Shopian today. A case has been registered under relevant sections of law and the area cordoned off and search is going on: Jammu and Kashmir Police

10:01 PM

Over 81 per cent votes cast in first phase of Rajasthan gram panchayat polls

09:54 PM

Total number of COVID19 cases in the state now stands at 14,457 including 3,650 active cases, 10,607 recovered and 175 deaths: Himachal Pradesh Health Department

09:54 PM

Puducherry: A couple died in a fire accident that took place while they were making firecrackers at home in Ariyankuppam; case registered

09:16 PM

West Bengal recorded 3,155 new coronavirus cases, 2,923 recoveries and 56 deaths, taking total cases to 2,50,580 including 2,19,844 recoveries, 4,837 deaths and 25,899 active cases: State Health Department

09:11 PM

PD Vaghela appointed chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India

09:03 PM

Karnataka reported 6,892 new COVID-19 cases, 7,509 discharges and 59 deaths, taking total cases to 5,82,458 including 4,69,750 discharges and 8,641 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 1,04,048

08:58 PM

Madhya Pradesh recorded 1,957 new COVID-19 cases & 35 deaths today, taking total cases to 1,24,166 including 99,944 recoveries, 2,242 deaths and 21,980 active cases

08:55 PM

Senior bureaucrat P D Vaghela appointed chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI): Personnel Ministry

08:43 PM

Haryana reported 1,630 COVID-19 cases, 2,421 recoveries and 24 deaths today, taking total cases to 1,25,412 including 1,08,411 recoveries, 1,331 deaths and 15,670 active cases

08:40 PM

Punjab reported 1,271 new COVID-19 cases, 2,033 recoveries, and 46 deaths today, taking total positive cases to 1,11,375, including 90,345 discharges, 3,284 deaths, and 17,746 active cases:

08:40 PM

In the series of continuing opposition to 'anti farmers’ legislations, Congress today undertook nationwide agitation in state capitals under the aegis of the Pradesh Congress Committees: Congress

08:39 PM

Congress will observe 'Kisan-Mazdoor Bachao Divas' on October 2 by holding dharnas and marches at every assembly and district headquarters across the country, the party says

08:38 PM

Madhya Pradesh: Indore administration allows reopening of religious places for devotees, issues guidelines in view of COVID-19.

08:37 PM

Delhi High Court will pronounce order tomorrow on the plea of Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate for early hearing in the appeal against the acquittal of all the accused in the 2G case

08:34 PM

Maharashtra reports 11,921 new COVID-19 cases, 180 deaths and 19,932 discharges today. Total cases in the state rise to 13,51,153, including 35,751 deaths and 10,49,947 discharges. Active cases stand at 2,65,033.

08:33 PM

37 deaths and 1,984 fresh positive cases reported in Delhi, in the last 24 hours. The total number of COVID19 cases now stands at 2,73,098 including 2,40,703 recoveries, 27,123 active cases and 5,272 deaths

08:33 PM

On the occasion of Lata Mangeshkar's birthday, the state Department of Higher and Technical Education, today, has decided to set up a World-class Master Dinanath Mangeshkar Government Music College: Maharashtra Chief Minister's Office

08:33 PM

The Olympic Torch Relay will start its journey on 25 March 2021 from the J-Village National Training Centre in Fukushima Prefecture, and then traverse all 47 prefectures across Japan over a period of 121 days: International Olympic Committee (IOC)

07:58 PM

Jharkhand Health department caps the cost of Rapid Antigen Test at Rs 550 for private laboratories. Charging more than the fixed amount will be considered as the violation of Jharkhand State Epidemic Disease Regulation, 2020: State Health Department

07:58 PM

Delhi High Court will pronounce order tomorrow on the plea of Central Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement Directorate for early hearing in the appeal against the acquittal of all the accused in the 2G case

07:32 PM

Manipur reported 178 new cases and 106 recoveries today, taking total cases to 10,477 including 7,982 recoveries, 64 deaths and 2,431 active cases: State Health Department, Govt of Manipur

07:19 PM

Director General Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) SS Deswal given additional charge as the DG National Security Guard (NSG): Ministry of Home Affairs

07:11 PM

Kerala: NIA Special Court at Ernakulam sentenced ISIS terrorist Subahani Haja Mohideen, in Omar Al-Hindi Module case to life imprisonment and a fine of Rs 2,10,000

07:07 PM

Defence Ministry approves acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 2,290 crore

06:55 PM

824 new COVID19 cases (540 from Jammu & 284 from Kashmir), 1408 recoveries & 14 deaths reported in Jammu & Kashmir today. Total positive cases stand at 73,014 including 17,601 active cases, 54,267 recovered cases & 1,146 deaths: Govt of UT of Jammu & Kashmir

06:54 PM

Tamil Nadu: Chennai Air Customs today seized 165 MDMA tablets including 'Philipp Plein' & 'Blue Punisher' pills, valued at Rs 5 lakhs under NDPS Act 1985, from two postal parcels, which arrived from the Netherlands at Foreign Post Office, Chennai

06:54 PM

2,112 new COVID19 cases, 1,805 discharged cases & 15 deaths reported in Rajasthan today. The total number of positive cases rises to 1,30,971 till date, including 20,043 active cases, 1,08,476 discharged cases and 1,456 deaths

06:54 PM

Kerala reported 4,538 new COVID19 cases, 3,347 recovered cases & 20 deaths today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state till date to 1,79,922, including 57,879 cases & 697 deaths. The test positivity rate is 12.59%: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

06:54 PM

Ministry of Health, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) & AIIMS have developed the National Clinical Registry for COVID-19, which will collect real-time clinical data to inform evidence-based clinical practice, research, guidelines and policy-making: ICMR

06:53 PM

West Bengal: Police have arrested six persons including four Bangladesh nationals in Birbhum and recovered arms and ammunition from them

06:53 PM

Union Home Minister Amit Shah today held a review meeting with the senior officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Several important matters and key issues were discussed in the meeting.

06:53 PM

Conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from some more parts of Rajasthan, Punjab, some parts of Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh & Madhya Pradesh during next 2-­3 days: India Meteorological Department

06:53 PM

There is no connection between these 19 incidents that have been reported in last 3 weeks. In 12 cases, we have arrested the accused. We are very certain that we will also detect the accused in the remaining 7 cases: Andhra Pradesh DGP Goutam Sawang on recent attacks on temples

06:53 PM

All are isolated incidents; attempts to link them to spin narrative is wrong. I ask citizens not to get carried away & act only on facts. If any citizen has any concern or info, I request them to inform police: DGP, Andhra Pradesh, on the recent vandal attacks on various temples

06:52 PM

Inter-state bus services in Uttarakhand to resume from 29th September.

06:27 PM

This would enable the states to negate the unacceptable anti-farmers' provisions in the three draconian Agricultural laws including the abolition of MSP and disruption of APMCs in Congress ruled states & alleviate the farmers from the grave injustice done by the Central Govt.

- K C Venugopal

06:27 PM

Hon'ble Congress President has asked the Congress ruled states to explore the possibilities to pass laws in their states under Article 254(2) of the constitution which allows the state legislatures to pass a law to override a Central law which then comes for President Assent.

- K C Venugopal

06:08 PM

I do not know what the Ayodhya judgement will be on September 30 but i will not seek bail: Uma Bharti wrote to JP Nadda before the new BJP team was announced

05:57 PM

Maharashtra government frames SOPs for reopening of restaurants: CM

05:52 PM

Goa DGP Mukesh Kumar Meena has tested positive for COVID-19 following which he was admitted to the hospital. His health condition is stable. He will continue taking treatment: Dr Shekhar Salkar, Manipal Hospital, Dona Paula, Goa

05:51 PM

PM Modi will also inaugurate 'Ganga Avalokan', the first museum on Ganga dedicated to showcase the culture, biodiversity & rejuvenation activities done in Ganga river: Prime Minister's Office

05:49 PM

PM Modi will also inaugurate 'Ganga Avalokan', the first museum on Ganga dedicated to showcase the culture, biodiversity & rejuvenation activities done in Ganga river: Prime Minister's Office

05:49 PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate six mega projects in Uttarakhand under the Namami Gange Mission, at 11 am tomorrow, through video conference: Prime Minister's Office

05:49 PM

Information regarding derailment of one coach of Kamayani Express near Jalgaon station is getting viral. It is clarified that no such incident has happened. A mock drill is being conducted by the railways as part of preparedness in case of a train accident: CPRO, Central Railway

05:41 PM

Gujarat: De-commissioned INS Viraat, a Centaur Class Aircraft Carrier, which was in service for 30 years, being dismantled at a ship-breaking yard in Alang.

05:41 PM

West Bengal govt issues guidelines for Durga Puja; pandals should be kept open from all sides, no cultural programme to be held.

05:36 PM

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar replies to the CM's letter dated Sept 26; writes, "I'm confident that you will take urgent steps to ensure 'political neutrality' of police & enforce their accountability rather than be a shield to cover their culpable transgressions of law."

05:26 PM

In reply to my letter to DGP regarding decline of law & order situation in the state, I was dismissed with a cursory comment that 'WB police firmly adheres to path laid down by you'. How is such a dismissive statement given to a constitutional head of state.

- West Bengal Governor

05:11 PM

5637 metric tonnes of paddy at MSP of Rs 1,868 per MT has been procured from farmers of Haryana & Punjab till Sept 27; procurement of paddy for the remaining states commences from today. Procurement of Cotton for season 2020-21 to commence from October 1.

- Ministry of Agriculture

05:11 PM

I am feeling much better now. If everything goes well, I will be free from the hospital in a day or two: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia to ANI over phone

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