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New Delhi Updated on: December 05, 2020 22:54 IST
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Breaking News December 5

The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 66 million, including 1,524,255 fatalities. As many as 45,807,872 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this breaking news blog for live updates on the coronavirus pandemic as it continues to pose a challenge for health workers and scientists who are in a race against time to produce a vaccine/medicine.

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  • 10:25 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    64% children in childcare institutions sent home: UNICEF

    As many as 1.46 lakh children or 64 per cent of those in childcare institutions have been sent back to their families as a precaution against the coronavirus pandemic following directives from the Supreme Court, the UNICEF said on Saturday.


  • 9:37 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    MP: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan chairs high-level meeting on Dharma Swatantrya (Religious Freedom) Bill 2020

  • 8:06 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Ex-deputy speaker of U'khand assembly passes away

    Former deputy speaker of Uttarakhand Assembly and Congress leader Anusuya Prasad Maikhuri died at the Max Hospital in Dehradun on Saturday. He was 59.

    Maikhuri had been under treatment at the hospital for more than a month. Sources at the hospital said he died of post COVID-19 complications.

    Maikhuri was the deputy speaker of the state assembly from 2012 to 2017.

    Condoling his death, Pradesh Congress Committee president Pritam Singh said it was a big loss for the party.

  • 7:57 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Goa: Zilla Panchayat polls to be held on Dec 12

    The state election commission on Saturday announced that the Zilla Panchayat elections in Goa will be held on December 12, while the counting of votes will take place on December 14.

  • 7:42 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    62% polling in 4th phase of Raj panchayat election

    A voter turnout of 62 per cent was recorded till 5 pm in the fourth and final phase of the election for zila parishad and panchayat samiti members in Rajasthan on Saturday. Voting was held for 908 members of 46 panchayat samitis in 21 districts and their respective zila parishad members.

    In the fourth phase, 52.55 lakh people are eligible to vote and there are 7,346 polling stations, a State Election Commission spokesperson said.

    He added that 62.16 per cent of the votes were cast till 5 pm. The counting will be held on Tuesday at the district headquarters, the spokesperson said.

    About 18,000 electronic voting machines (EVMs) were used, while more than 36,000 security personnel were deployed for smooth conduct of the elections, the spokesperson said.

  • 7:38 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Moscow opens dozens of coronavirus vaccination centers

    Thousands of doctors, teachers and others in high-risk groups have signed up for COVID-19 vaccinations in Moscow starting Saturday, a precursor to a sweeping Russia-wide immunization effort.

  • 5:38 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    BBB recommends S Ramann for post of SIDBI chairman and managing director

    The Banks Board Bureau (BBB), the headhunter for state-owned banks and financial institutions, on Saturday recommended S Ramann and Shivendra Tomar for the posts of CMD and MD of SIDBI and IFCI, respectively.

    The members of the Banks Board Bureau interviewed 20 candidates on December 4 and 5, 2020 for the vacancy of chairman and managing director (CMD) of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), the BBB said in a statement.
    "Keeping in view their performance in the interview and their overall experience, the bureau recommends S Ramann for the position of chairman and managing director in SIDBI," it said.

  • 5:02 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    PM Modi to lay foundation stone for new Parliament Building on Dec 10

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for a new Parliament building on December 10, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Saturday. READ MORE 

  • 5:01 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    West Bengal: Bomb hurled during a rally in Asansol

  • 4:59 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Mumbai-Nagpur Expressway's first phase to be open for public from May 1

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said the first phase of the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway from Nagpur to Shirdi will be thrown open to public on May 1, 2021.

  • 12:15 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    CBI court grants bail to Ex-Karnataka minister Roshan Baig

    Former Karnataka minister Roshan Baig granted bail by a special CBI court in the IMA scam case. 

  • 11:57 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik summoned by ED for 3rd time

    Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik summoned by Enforcement Directorate for the third time in connection with raid conducted at his residence, asked to appear on Thursday.

  • 11:42 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    IAS officer on election duty for UP Legislative Council polls dies of heart attack

    An IAS officer on election duty for the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council polls died due to a heart attack, an official said on Saturday.

    District Magistrate of Varanasi Kaushal Raj Sharma said that IAS officer Ajay Kumar Singh (50), who was deployed as an observer in Varanasi, died at around 9.30 am while on his way to the counting centre.

  • 10:10 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    COVID-19: 596 new cases, 3 deaths in Telangana

    Telangana recorded 596 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the tally to over 2.72 lakh while three related fatalities pushed the toll to 1,470. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 102, followed by Medchal Malkajgiri 47 and Rangareddy 46.

  • 9:52 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Tamil Nadu: Severe waterlogging in various parts of Rameswaram following heavy rainfall

  • 9:52 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Puducherry: Waterlogging in several parts of Puducherry following heavy rainfall

  • 9:51 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    COVID-19 tally in Andamans rises to 4,742 with 13 new cases

    Thirteen more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, raising the tally in the Union Territory to 4,742. The death toll remained at 61 as no new fatality due to the infection was reported. Of the fresh cases, five were detected during contact tracing, while eight have travel history.

  • 8:48 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    More than one hundred history-sheeters have been detained ahead of Karnataka bandh: DCP (West), Bengaluru

  • 8:48 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Karnataka bandh: Metro stations wear a deserted look in Bengaluru

  • 8:48 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Delhi: Smog engulfs parts of the national capital