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New Delhi Updated on: August 20, 2021 23:58 IST
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According to Worldometer, the total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed over 210 million, including 4,416,161 fatalities. A total of 188,726,122 patients are reported to have recovered. IndiaTVNews.com brings you all the latest updates about the COVID-19 crisis. Stay Home, Stay Safe, and Stay Informed.

 

 

 

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  • 11:25 PM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    Joe Biden addresses the nation

    US President Joe Biden is currently addressing the nation on evacuation in Afghanistan. Here are the highlights of his speech.

    • We have secured the airport (in Kabul) enabling flights to resume not just military flights but civilian charters from other countries and the NGOs taking out the civilians & vulnerable afghanis: US President Joe Biden
    • The Afghan baby who was seen on video being lifted up to a US Marine on the wall at Hamid Karzai International Airport (in Kabul) has been reunited with its father and "is safe at the airport," according to the United States Marine Corps officials
    • Any American who wants to come home—we will get you home
    • We have almost 6,000 troops on the ground providing runway security & to the mountain division standing guard around the airport (in Kabul, Afghanistan) & marine assisting civilian departure. This is one of the largest & most difficult airlifts in history

    READ MORE : US President Joe Biden addresses on Afghanistan crisis amid torrent criticism

     
  • 9:52 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar called on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Deputy PM & Minister of Foreign Affairs

    External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar called on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Deputy PM & Minister of Foreign Affairs; exchanged views on Afghanistan earlier today in Doha, Qatar

     

  • 9:26 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Vaccination drive to resume tomorrow in Mumbai; BMC has received 1.50 lakh Covishield doses and 10,240 Covaxin doses

    Vaccination drive to resume tomorrow in Mumbai; BMC has received 1.50 lakh Covishield doses and 10,240 Covaxin doses: BMC

     

  • 7:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Gangster Satender has been arrested

    Gangster Satender has been arrested. In an audio call that went viral, the accused was heard asking his associate to procure an AK-47 rifle. He was planning to cause harm to a Deputy Supdt of  Tihar Jail to avenge the death of Ankit Gujjar in jail, said Delhi Police Special Cell

     

  • 7:45 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Zydus Cadila receives approval for Emergency Use Authorization from DCGI for ZyCoV-D today

    Zydus Cadila receives approval for Emergency Use Authorization from DCGI  for ZyCoV-D today. World’s first & India’s indigenously developed DNA based vaccine for COVID-19 to be administered in humans including children & adults 12 yrs and above, said Ministry of Science & Technology.

     

  • 6:29 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Kerala reports 20,224 new COVID-19 cases, 17,142 recoveries and 99 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Kerala reports 20,224 new COVID-19 cases, 17,142 recoveries and 99 deaths in the last 24 hours

  • 5:27 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    LG had again rejected the proposal to form a committee to investigate the deaths due to lack of oxygen: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

    We can't deny that people died due to lack of oxygen in Delhi. But Centre wants to hide this. LG had again rejected the proposal to form a committee to investigate the deaths due to lack of oxygen: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

     

  • 4:43 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves the proposal to publish relevant details of planned procurements on the Defence Ministry & Defence Services website

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves the proposal to publish relevant details of planned procurements on the Defence Ministry & Defence Services website. The decision will help promote 'Ease of Doing Business’ & increase transparency in the capital acquisition process.

     

  • 4:42 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Meeting of Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi with Opposition leaders, via video conferencing, begins

    • Meeting of Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi with Opposition leaders, via video conferencing, begins.
    • DMK's MK Stalin, TMC's Mamata Banerjee, JMM's Hemant Soren, Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray, NCP's Sharad Pawar, Loktantrik Janata Dal's Sharad Yadav and CPI(M)'s Sitaram Yechury have joined the meeting. Nobody has joined the meeting from SP.

  • 4:13 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    We'll not tolerate Taliban mentality: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on reports of people shouting slogans in support of Pakistan in Ujjain

    "We took strong action against the incident and the accused has been arrested. We'll not tolerate Taliban mentality," said Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on reports of people shouting slogans in support of Pakistan in Ujjain.

     

  • 4:11 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    JP Nadda addressed the meeting of state office-bearers, district president, assembly in-charge, and state president, general secretaries in Dehradun

    BJP National President JP Nadda today in Dehradun addressed the meeting of state office-bearers, district president, assembly in-charge, and state president, general secretaries. The BJP President is on a 2-day visit to Uttarakhand.

     

  • 3:38 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    Scientist Ummalaneni Raja Babu appointed as Director of DRDOpremier avionics laboratory Research Centre Imarat in Hyderabad

    Outstanding Scientist Ummalaneni Raja Babu has been appointed as Director of DRDO’s (Defence Research and Development Organisation) premier avionics laboratory Research Centre Imarat in the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex, Hyderabad.

  • 3:36 PM (IST) Posted by Sri Lasya

    A tipper truck, carrying 15 labourers, overturns in Buldhana, Maharashtra

    Maharashtra: A tipper truck, carrying 15 labourers, overturns in Buldhana. Casualties and injuries feared. Details awaited.

  • 2:24 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Commendable that in such environment, they operated the flight: Capt Devi Sharan of Air India

    Commendable that in such environment, they operated the flight: Capt Devi Sharan of Air India

  • 2:23 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Bengal Governor attends inaugural ceremony of Swatantryaveer Sawarkar Smruti Abhinav Bharat Vyaspeeth

    Bengal Governor attends inaugural ceremony of Swatantryaveer Sawarkar Smruti Abhinav Bharat Vyaspeeth

  • 1:56 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Instagram, Facebook remove Rahul Gandhi's post revealing identity of parents of minor girl

    Instagram, Facebook remove Rahul Gandhi's post revealing identity of parents of minor girl

  • 1:55 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    UP Govt revokes Sunday Lockdown starting this Sunday on August 22

    UP Govt revokes Sunday Lockdown starting this Sunday on August 22. CM Adityanath gave new directions in the team 9 meeting he headed. 

  • 1:13 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Uttarakhand: NH 58 (Rishikesh-Srinagar) blocked near Shivmurti

    Uttarakhand: NH 58 (Rishikesh-Srinagar) blocked near Shivmurti

  • 1:12 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    It is better to send Asaduddin Owaisi to Afghanistan: Shobha Karandlaje

    It is better to send Asaduddin Owaisi to Afghanistan: Shobha Karandlaje

  • 1:11 PM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Religious tourism will create employment, ensure future generations remain connected to tradition: PM Modi

    Religious tourism will create employment, ensure future generations remain connected to tradition: PM Modi

  • 11:46 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Delhi: Parts of the national capital receive rainfall

    Delhi: Parts of the national capital receive rainfall

  • 11:46 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi

  • 11:45 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Navjot Singh Sidhu calls on CM Captain Amarinder Singh this morning

    Navjot Singh Sidhu calls on CM Captain Amarinder Singh this morning

  • 9:34 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    India registers 36,571 new cases in the last 24 hours

    India registers 36,571 new cases in the last 24 hours

  • 9:34 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Foreign origin cigarettes worth Rs 6.52 crores recovered in Mizoram

    Foreign origin cigarettes worth Rs 6.52 crores recovered in Mizoram

  • 9:32 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Kottayam's Malarikkal turns pink as its paddy fields are blanketed with bright pink water lilies

    Kottayam's Malarikkal turns pink as its paddy fields are blanketed with bright pink water lilies

  • 7:44 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches Defence India Startup Challenge 5.0 via video conferencing

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches Defence India Startup Challenge 5.0 via video conferencing

  • 7:43 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Telangana: Hyderabad police arrests 5 persons involved in printing counterfeit Indian currency

    Telangana: Hyderabad police arrests 5 persons involved in printing counterfeit Indian currency

  • 7:43 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Congs Anand Sharma makes courtesy call on Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah

    Congs Anand Sharma makes courtesy call on Farooq Abdullah, Omar Abdullah 

  • 7:42 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    President Ram Nath Kovind gives assent to Constitution (One Hundred and Fifth Amendment) Act, 2021

    President Ram Nath Kovind gives assent to Constitution (One Hundred and Fifth Amendment) Act, 2021

  • 7:40 AM (IST) Posted by Poorva Joshi

    Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury pay tributes to Rajiv Gandhi

    Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury pay tributes to Rajiv Gandhi