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New Delhi Updated on: October 08, 2020 23:18 IST
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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 36 million, including more than 1,054,000 fatalities. More than 27,143,990 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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  • 10:32 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    UK tells India Mallya can't be extradited till resolution of secret legal matter

    The UK has conveyed to India that fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya cannot be extradited till the resolution of a "secret legal" matter, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday.

    India has been pressing the UK to extradite Mallya after he lost his appeals in the British Supreme Court in May against his extradition to India to face money laundering and fraud charges.

  • 8:59 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Ram Vilas Paswan passes away at 74

    Lok Janshakti Party founder and Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan passed away on Thursday evening. He was 74. He breathed his last a Delhi hospital. He had undergone heart surgery recently. 

  • 8:11 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra

    Maharashtra reported 13,395 new COVID-19 cases, taking its tally to 14,93,884 on Thursday, while the toll rose to 39,430 after 58 more patients succumbed to the infection, said a state health department official.

  • 8:00 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Fresh low pressure area likely to trigger rain in Odisha from Oct 11: MeT centre

    With a fresh low-pressure area likely to take shape over the Bay of Bengal by Friday, the meteorological centre here has predicted rainfall of varying intensity in Odisha over the next few days. This will be the ninth instance of the formation of low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal since the beginning of August.

  • 6:56 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus cases in Delhi

    Delhi recorded as many as 2,726 fresh coronavirus cases. With this, the tally of coronavirus cases in the state has mounted to over 3 lakh on Thursday, while the death toll mounted to 5,653. Thirty-seven fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department. Read More

  • 6:52 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Jet Airways shares jump 5 per cent

    Shares of Jet Airways on Thursday gained nearly 5 per cent amid reports that a consortium has won the bid for the company.

    The stock rose by 4.89 per cent to close at Rs 30.05 -- which was also its upper circuit limit -- on BSE. On NSE, it gained 4.88 per cent to settle at Rs 30.10.

  • 6:28 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Central Railway to run 8 more special trains in Maharashtra

    After announcing five special trains the day before, the Central Railway (CR) on Thursday announced another eight trains connecting various cities in
    Maharashtra. These eight trains will start operating from October 11, it said in a release in Mumbai.

    Two trains will run between Pune-Ajni, while a train each will be operated between Mumbai-Kolhapur, Mumbai-Latur, Pune-Nagpur, Pune-Amravati, Kolhapur-Gondia, and Mumbai-Nanded.

  • 5:47 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Centre allows political gatherings in Bihar, bypoll constituencies with conditions

    The Centre on Thursday permitted with certain conditions political gatherings in poll-bound Bihar and also in those constituencies where bypolls are to be held with the maximum number of people in a close space or a hall capped at 200 while in an open space, it will depend on the area.

  • 5:13 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    TCS rises over 3 per cent after share buyback announcement

    Shares of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Thursday closed with over 3 per cent gains after the company announced a mega-Rs 16,000 crore buyback plan at Rs 3,000 per equity share.

     

  • 4:55 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    American poet Louise Gluck wins Nobel literature prize

    The Nobel Prize for literature was awarded to American poet Louise Glück on Thursday “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” Read More

  • 4:15 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Sensex reclaims 40k-mark; Nifty tops 11,800

    Market benchmark BSE Sensex rallied over 300 points to reclaim the 40,000-mark on Thursday, supported by robust buying in IT stocks. 

    After soaring over 400 points during the day, the 30-share index ended 303.72 points, or 0.76 per cent, higher at 40,182.67. It hit an intra-day high of 40,468.88 and a low of 40,062.23. The broader NSE Nifty rose 95.75 points, or 0.82 per cent, to finish at 11,834.60.

  • 4:13 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Amit Shah appeals to everyone to follow PM Modi's public movement against COVID-19

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday appealed to everyone to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public movement against COVID-19 and said a global pandemic can be fought only when all the countrymen come together. Shah also said there are only three mantras to protect ourselves from the coronavirus -- wearing a mask, practising two meters of social distancing and washing hands frequently -- as suggested by the prime minister.

    "A global pandemic like COVID-19 can be fought only when all the countrymen come together. Let us all unite to fight against it by joining this mass movement started by PM Modi and play an important role in making India COVID-19 free by making everyone aware of this pandemic," he said in tweets in Hindi.

     

  • 4:08 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    15 years of Nitish Kumar and BJP, and 15 years of RJD-Congress didn't benefit Bihar's poor. State is lagging behind on social-economic-education integrators. An alliance has been formed for Bihar's future, we'll make all efforts to be successful, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said.

  • 3:57 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Global shares mostly higher on hopes for U.S. stimulus

    Global shares were mostly higher on Thursday on optimism that U.S. stimulus may be coming after all, as President Donald Trump appeared to reverse his earlier decision to halt talks on another economic rescue effort.

     

  • 3:30 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    34 White House staffers, other contacts infected with Covid-19

    An internal US government memo has revealed that at least "34 White House staffers and other contacts" have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in recent days, it was reported.

  • 3:15 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Kerala govt sets up welfare board for farmers

    In a first in the country, the Kerala government has decided to form a Welfare Fund Board for the uplift of farmers in the state. The state cabinet on Wednesday decided to set up the board to be known as 'Kerala Karshaka Kshemanidhi Board'. 

    The cabinet also decided that Dr P Rajendran would be appointed as the chairman of the Kerala Farmers Welfare Fund Board.

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

    J&K: Govt sanctions Rs 4 crores to upgrade soil testing labs in the UT

  • 2:07 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    West Bengal: BJP workers set ablaze tires in Howrah during 'Nabanna Chalo' agitation

  • 2:05 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Watch: BJP workers try to break police barricade in Howrah

  • 12:10 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Fire incident reported at PVC sole factory in Narela

    A Delhi Fire Service official said they are trying to douse a fire at a PVC sole factory in outer Delhi's Narela. DFS Director Atul Garg said a fire incident was reported at the factory around 11 am and 10 fire tenders were rushed. Fire-fighting operations are underway, he added. 

  • 11:58 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    PM to deliver keynote address at Invest India Conference in Canada

    PM Modi will deliver the keynote address at the Invest India Conference in Canada, via video conferencing, today evening. The forum aims to give Canadian business community a first-hand perspective of the opportunities to invest in India: Prime Minister's Office

  • 11:56 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Fire breaks out at a factory in Delhi; 10 fire tenders rushed to the spot

    Fire broke out at a PVC sole manufacturing factory in DSIDC Industrial Area in Delhi’s Narela on Thursday, news agency ANI reported. At least 10 fire tenders have rushed to the spot to douse the fire.

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

    Mumbai Police's Economic Offences Wing files a closure report in Maharashtra Cooperative Bank alleged scam

  • 10:40 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    J&K: District administration is conducting 'Back to village-3' door-to-door programme in Rajouri

  • 10:39 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Watch: Flares fired by the Eklavya formation including Apache and Mi-35 attack helicopters

  • 10:39 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    West Bengal: Heavy police deployment outside BJP state headquarters in Kolkata

    Heavy police deployment outside BJP state headquarters in Kolkata. BJP workers have gathered in large numbers for the 'Nabanna Chalo' agitation & are raising slogans against the state government.

  • 10:37 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Commend all air warriors for quick response in Ladakh-China standoff: IAF Chief

    I commend all air warriors for quick response in the recent standoff on the northern frontiers when we deployed our combat assets at short notice to handle any eventuality & provided proactive support to all requirements of deployment & sustenance for Indian Army, says IAF Chief

     

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

    88th IAF Day: Rafale fighter jet carries out a minimum radius turn at Hindon airbase

  • 9:09 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    88th Indian Air Force Day parade at Hindon airbase | HIGHLIGHTS

    • IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria inspects the 88th Indian Air Force Day parade at Hindon airbase

    • Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh attend the  88th Indian Air Force Day celebrations at Hindon airbase

  • 8:38 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Four criminals injured in encounter that broke out between Delhi Police, criminals in Rohini

    Four criminals injured in an encounter that broke out between Delhi Police and criminals in Begum Pur area, Rohini today. Injured admitted to hospital. 70 live cartridges recovered

  • 8:35 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM Narendra Modi wishes to Air Force personnel on 88th anniversary of the Indian Air Force

    PM Narendra Modi wishes to Air Force personnel on the 88th anniversary of the Indian Air Force. He says, "You not only keep the skies of the country secure but also play a leading role in the service of humanity during disasters. Your courage, valor and dedication inspires everyone."

  • 7:58 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Swami Ramdev LIVE: Yoga asanas to cure Varicose Veins

    Yog Guru Swami Ramdev reveals yoga asanas to cure Varicose Veins | WATCH NOW

  • 7:52 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Hathras victim's family go to court against 'illegal confinement'

    A petition has been filed in Allahabad High Court on behalf of the family members of the Hathras victim, alleging that the district administration has illegally confined them in their house. The court has been requested to direct the district administration that the "family members be released from illegal confinement and allowed to move out of their house and meet people".

    This habeas corpus writ petition, filed by the family members of the victim, is listed on October 8 for hearing. Om Prakash, who is the father of the victim, along with her mother, two brothers and two more family members have filed the petition.

    In the petition, it has been alleged that on September 29 the petitioners were illegally confined in their house by the district administration and since then they are not being allowed to meet anyone.

    It has been further alleged that "though, at a later stage, a few people were allowed to meet the petitioners, the district administration is still not allowing them (the petitioners) to move out of their house at free will".

    In this petition, the petitioners have alleged that they were being prevented from meeting or communicating freely, thereby their right to freedom of speech and expression, as well as the right to receive information, is being violated.

    In the petition, one Surender Kumar, claiming himself to be the national general secretary of the Akhil Bhartiya Valmiki Mahapanchayat, has stated that he was approached by the petitioners over telephone and on behalf of them he has filed the petition.

    The habeas corpus writ petition is filed before the high court when a person is illegally detained. During the court proceedings, if the court finds that the person is illegally detained, then it can order for the release of that person.

  • 7:37 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Air Quality updates in Delhi

    Air Quality Index (AQI) is at 210 in Anand Vihar, at 214 in Patparganj and at 251 in Bawana; all three in 'poor' category, according to Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) data.

  • 7:36 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh wishes to air warriors, their families on Air Force Day

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh wishes to the air warriors and their families on the 88th anniversary of Indian Air Force (IAF). He says, "I am confident that the IAF will always guard the nation's skies, come what may. Here's wishing you blue skies and happy landings always."

  • 7:33 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 36.3 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, Sushmita Panda and my colleagues  Himanshu Shekhar, Shashwat  Bhandari, Vani Mehrotra, Priya Jaiswal, and Rashi Hardaha. You can get in touch with us directly on Twitter @sushmitapanda, @himaanshus, @ShashBhandari​ @vani_mehrotra​ @priyajais, 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 36.3 million, including more than 1,061,000 fatalities. More than 27,407,000 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Total positive cases country-wise:

    • USA 7,406,146
    • India 6,223,519
    • Brazil 4,780,317
    • Russia 1,167,805
    • Colombia 824,042