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New Delhi Updated on: October 01, 2020 23:20 IST
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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 34.1 million, including more than 1,018,732 fatalities. More than 25,424,847 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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  • 10:34 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Amit Shah likely to visit West Bengal before Durga Puja

    Union Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah is likely to visit West Bengal before Durga Puja to look into the party's organisational aspects ahead of state assembly polls due in 2021, its state president Dilip Ghosh said on Thursday.

  • 9:24 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Religious places, cinema halls to remain closed in Odisha

    The Odisha government on Thursday said places of worship, cinema halls and entertainment complexes will remain closed till October 31 as it issued unlock 5.0 guidelines in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • 9:21 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Delhi: Fire breaks out at a building in Nehru Place

    A fire broke out at a building in Nehru Place in Delhi on Thursday evening. According to reports, five fire tenders were present at the spot and an operation to extinguish the blaze was underway.


  • 8:38 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    13 killed in fire at tourist spot in north China

    Thirteen people were killed and 15 others injured when fire broke out at a tourist site in north China's Shanxi province on Thursday, local authorities said.

    The fire engulfed an exhibition hall of snow sculptures at around 1 pm at the Taitaishan scenic site in Xiaoshanyan Village in Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi, the provincial government said.

    All the 15 injured have been rushed to hospitals and are in stable condition. Investigation has been launched into the cause of the fire, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

    Millions of Chinese flocked to tourist sites as China declared an eight-day holiday on Thursday to celebrate the 71st anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Mid-Autumn Festival.

  • 8:14 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Pune: Congress workers hold torch rally against Hathras gangrape

    Congress workers held torch rally in Pune against the alleged gangrape of a woman in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras.


  • 8:03 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    BMW to increase prices in India by up to 3 pc from November

    German luxury carmaker BMW on Thursday said it will increase prices of its model range in India by up to 3 per cent from next month. The company will increase prices across the BMW and MINI product portfolio with effect from November 1, BMW Group India said in a statement.

    "BMW Group India is constantly engaged in offering aspirational products and highest levels of customer service to its exclusive clientele.
    The company will increase the prices of its cars by up to 3 per cent from November 1 because of rising costs and depreciating currency," BMW Group India President Vikram Pawah said.

    With comprehensive solutions and customer-centric offers from BMW India Financial Services and services across the dealer network, the company remains at the forefront of providing an unparalleled experience at all times, he added.

    The company sells a range of models under BMW and MINI brands in the country.

  • 7:29 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    EU agency reviews Oxford coronavirus vaccine

    The European Medicines Agency has begun its first review process for the experimental COVID-19 vaccine being developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca.

  • 7:28 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    US layoffs remain elevated as 837,000 seek jobless aid

    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week to a still-high 837,000, evidence that the economy is struggling to sustain a tentative recovery that began this summer.

  • 6:48 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Russia reports nearly 9,000 new virus cases

    Russian health officials reported nearly 9,000 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, one of the largest increases in months.

    The 8,945 cases are almost twice as many as health officials were registering in late August. The new cases brought the country’s total to more 1.18 million, fourth highest in the world. There have been 20,796 confirmed deaths – 12th highest globally -- according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

  • 5:04 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    World shares mostly higher; Tokyo trading halted by outage

    Shares were higher in Europe and Asia on Thursday, while trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was suspended due to a technical failure in its computer systems.


  • 4:52 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Bihar Election 2020: LJP President Chirag Paswan arrives at Jagat Prakash Nadda's residence

    The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan has arrived at the residence of BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda.

  • 4:40 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Final semester UG, PG exams begin in West Bengal universities

    Final semester undergraduate and postgraduate examinations began on digital mode in state universities of West Bengal on Thursday with the authorities
    saying it was going on smoothly.


  • 3:59 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    GST collections at Rs 95,480 crore in September

    Goods and Services Tax (GST) collections at Rs 95,480 crore in September touched the highest level so far this fiscal, the Finance Ministry said on Thursday.

  • 3:58 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    MSRTC operates extra buses for students appearing for MHT-CET

    The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) has started operating 1,500 extra buses for students appearing for the common entrance
    test (CET) across Maharashtra from October 1 to 9, an official said on Thursday.

  • 2:58 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Gold futures ease on low demand

    Gold futures on Thursday fell by 0.1 per cent to Rs 50,286 per 10 gram as participants offloaded their holdings on low spot demand. On the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold prices for December delivery declined by Rs 48, or 0.1 per cent, to Rs 50,286 per 10 gram in a business turnover of 15,229 lots. However, gold was trading 1.48 per cent up at USD 1,879.30 per ounce in New York. 

  • 2:56 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Air Marshal Amit Dev takes over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command at Shillong

  • 2:55 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    ShareChat inks global music licensing deal with Times Music

    Indian social media platform ShareChat on Thursday said it has signed an agreement with Times Music to license the latter's music catalogue on its platforms. The partnership will include Punjabi Music catalog of Speed Records, which boasts largest market share in Punjabi music and has some of the top Punjabi Hits like 'Lamberghini',' Mann Bharrya' and others, a statement said.

    The collaboration would enable more than 240 million users of ShareChat and Moj (its short video platform) to access an exhaustive library of Times Music and Speed Records to create content on the two platforms, bringing a more immersive experience, it added.

  • 2:55 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Will approach SC over Maratha quota issue: Parth Pawar

    In a series of tweets on Wednesday night, Parth said he was devastated to hear about the "tragic death" of Vivek Rahade and urged leaders of the Maratha community to wake up and fight for the quota cause before a chain reaction of such "unfortunate" incidents starts.


    "The flame that Vivek has ignited in our minds can set the whole system ablaze. The future of an entire generation is at stake. I have no choice but to approach the Hon''ble Supreme Court and file an intervenor application in the Maratha reservation matter pending before it," Parth tweeted.

    "I am ready to carry the burning torch of Maratha agitation in my heart and knock the doors of justice for Vivek and millions of other helpless ''Viveks''," he added.

    The son of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar requested the Maha Vikas Aghadi government, comprising the NCP, Shiv Sena and Congress, to step in to resolve the crisis.


  • 2:54 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    TN CM, Dy CM, Stalin greet President Kovind on his birthday

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami, Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and DMK President M K Stalin on Thursday greeted President Ram Nath Kovind on his 75th birthday.

    Palaniswami sent a bouquet to Kovind and said: "I have great pleasure in conveying my warm felicitations and best wishes to you on the joyous occasion of your birthday. I pray the Almighty to grant you many more years of good health to serve the nation and the people."

  • 11:33 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Punjab: Farmers stage 'Rail Roko' agitation in Jalandhar as protest against Farm Law

  • 11:31 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Barbaric criminals will definitely be punished: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Rape cases in UP

    "The barbaric criminals will definitely be punished for their barbarism. The probe teams are carrying out the investigation. But I think there should not be political tourism on the same," Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on recent incidents of rape in Uttar Pradesh.

    "Those who are trying to increase the tension through political tourism, should not do that. Everyone is saddened and want punishment for the culprits, Uttar Pradesh govt is working towards it. You will see the results soon," he added.

  • 10:32 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Rahul Gandhi slammed BJP government over 'jungle raj' in Uttar Pradesh.

  • 10:30 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    No words to condemn the barbaric and shameful incident: Banerjee on Hathras case

    * "Have no words to condemn the barbaric and shameful incident at Hathras involving a young Dalit girl. My deepest condolences to the family. More shameful is the forceful cremation without the family’s presence or consent, exposing those who use slogans & lofty promises for votes," West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted on Hathras gangrape case.


  • 10:28 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Sensex rallies over 450 pts in early trade, Nifty tops 11,350

    Equity benchmark Sensex rallied over 450 points in early trade on Thursday driven by gains in index-heavyweights HDFC duo, Reliance Industries and ICICI Bank amid positive cues from US equities.

    The 30-share index was trading 466.26 points or 1.22 per cent higher at 38,534.19, and the NSE Nifty rose 128.45 points or 1.14 per cent to 11,376.

    IndusInd Bank was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, surging around 4 per cent, followed by Bajaj Auto, Bajaj Finance, Axis Bank, SBI, Bajaj Finserv, ICICI Bank, HDFC twins and Reliance Industries. On the other hand, ONCG, Titan and Nestle India were the laggards.

  • 10:27 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Jharkhand reports 1,111 new COVID-19 cases, 13 fresh fatalities

    Jharkhand's COVID-19 caseload rose to 83,651 as 1,111 more people tested positive for the infection, a health department official said on Thursday.
    Thirteen more patients succumbed to the disease, taking the state's coronavirus death toll to 713, he said.

    Of the fresh fatalities, four were registered in Ramgarh, two each in East Singhbhum, Koderma and Bokaro and one each in Ranchi, Palamau and Lohardaga, the official said.

  • 10:27 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    3 kids drown in water-filled pit at brick klin in UP

    Three children drowned in a pit dug at a brick klin in Naugaur village here, police said on Thursday. The incident occurred on Wednesday when Asif (10), Mohammad Shadab (9) and Shane Alam (9) had gone to graze goats and one of them went to take a bath in the water-filled pit, they said.

    When he slipped into deep water, the two other kids tried to save him but they too fell in the pit and drowned, the police said. The bodies of all the three were recovered with the help of the villagers. The police are probing the matter.

  • 10:26 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    India's COVID-19 tally crosses 63-lakh mark; 86,821 new cases & 1,181 deaths reported in a day

    India's COVID-19 tally crosses 63-lakh mark with a spike of 86,821 new cases & 1,181 deaths reported in last 24 hours. Total case tally stands at 63,12,585 including 9,40,705 active cases, 52,73,202 cured/discharged/migrated & 98,678 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

  • 8:05 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Jharkhand police seize Rs 91 lakh in cash from Bengal bound car, 4 held

    he police seized Rs 91.05 lakh in unaccounted cash from a car in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district and arrested four persons, an official said on Wednesday. The car which was going to West Bengal from Bihar's Gaya district was intercepted at Barbadda on NH-2 on Tuesday night. Income Tax officials are probing the matter and interrogating the men who were carrying the money, Superintendent of Police (City), R Ramkumar, said.

  • 8:04 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Country received 'above normal' rainfall during 4-month monsoon: IMD

    The country received above normal monsoon rainfall during the four-month season for the second consecutive year and recorded the third highest precipitation in the last 30 years, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.

    The country received 109 per cent rainfall of the Long Period Average (LPA) with three of four months -- June (118 per cent), August (127 per cent) and September (104 per cent) -- witnessing above normal rainfall, while July recorded (90 per cent) deficient rainfall. Generally, maximum rainfall is received in July and August.

  • 8:03 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

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  • 8:01 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 34.1 million, death toll crosses 1 million

    Hello and welcome to today's live coverage of coronavirus news in India and across the world, with me, Priya Jaiswal and my colleagues  Himanshu Shekhar, Shashwat  Bhandari, Vani Mehrotra, Sushmita Panda, and Rashi Hardaha. You can get in touch with us directly on Twitter @sushmitapanda, @himaanshus, @ShashBhandari​ @vani_mehrotra​ @jaiswalpriyaa, and  @rashihardaha for news, tips, photos, questions and comments. Stay tuned to Indiatvnews.com (@indiatvnews) for all the latest updates on what's happening around the world. 

    Here's a quick overview: 

    The total number of global cases has surpassed 33.8 million, including more than 1,012,000 fatalities. More than 25,123,000 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Total positive cases country-wise: