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New Delhi Updated on: November 06, 2020 23:50 IST
Breaking News November 05

Breaking News November 05

The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 48 million, including 1,230,100 fatalities. As many as 34,656,836 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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  • 10:55 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Greece imposes lockdown to avoid worst at hospitals

    With a surge in coronavirus cases straining health systems in many European countries, Greece announced a nationwide lockdown on Thursday in the hopes of stemming a rising tide of patients before its hospitals come under “unbearable” pressure.

  • 10:15 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Oct recorded warmest nights in 50 years: IMD

    October recorded the warmest nights in the last 50 years and the month was the third-warmest in terms of average monthly maximum and mean temperature during the same period, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday.

  • 10:07 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Will not allow anybody to grab an inch of India's territory, Rajnath in poll rally

    No power in the world will be allowed to capture an inch of Indian territory nor will India occupy an inch of a foreign land, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh asserted on Thursday, and flayed the Congress for allegedly questioning the valour of the armed forces of the country.

  • 9:59 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    West Bengal: Suburban train services to resume from Nov 11

    Railways will resume suburban services in three divisions in West Bengal from November 11, Railway Minister Piyush Goyel said Thursday.

    The services in Eastern Railway's Sealdah and Howrah divisions and South Eastern Railways Howrah-Kharagpur division to be run from November 11 will be demand based, officials said.

  • 9:58 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    SAT directs RIL to pay disgorged amount of Rs 447 cr within 60 days to SEBI

    The Securities and Appellate Tribunal (SAT) has directed Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) to make payment of the disgorged amount of Rs 447.27 Crore along with simple interest within 60 days.

  • 7:36 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Haryana passes bill to reserve 75 per cent private jobs for its residents

    Seventy-five per cent of private-sector jobs in Haryana will be reserved for local candidates, the state assembly has passed a bill on Thursday. 

  • 7:32 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Railways launches 'Meri Saheli' trains for women passengers' safety

    The South Central Railway (SCR) has launched 'Meri Saheli', an initiative for the safety of women travellers, especially those travelling alone.

    "SCR identified eight important trains plying under its jurisdiction and organised the 'Meri Saheli' campaign to increase awareness among women passengers," said a railway official.

    The eight trains include the Golconda Express, Godavari Express, Rayalaseema Express, Sachkand Express, Nandigram Express, Golconda Express, Amaravati Express and Mysore Express.

  • 7:17 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Schools can recover only tuition fees for now: MP High Court

    The Madhya Pradesh High Court on Thursday said that schools can recover only tuition fees from students till the government declares that the coronavirus pandemic is over.

    It also directed that fees shall not be increased for the academic year 2020-21.

  • 7:16 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    UGC notifies guidelines for reopening of universities, colleges

    The University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday notified guidelines for reopening of universities and colleges across the country which have been closed since March in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    For central universities and other centrally funded higher education institutions, the decision for reopening of campuses has been left to the Vice Chancellors and heads.

    However, for state universities and colleges, the respective state governments will have to take a call, the guidelines said.

  • 7:16 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Govt issues revised guidelines for international arrivals

    The government on Thursday issued a set of revised guidelines for international arrivals, under which travellers seeking exemption from institutional quarantine will need to submit a negative RT-PCR report 72 hours before undertaking the journey.

  • 7:09 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    MP: 3-year-old boy falls into borewell in Niwari, rescue operations continue

  • 7:03 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Air quality 'severe' in Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Faridabad; affects healthy people

    The air quality worsened in Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad in the National Capital Region (NCR) on Thursday to reach "severe" levels, which affects healthy people and seriously impacts those with existing diseases, according to a government agency.

  • 6:54 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Air pollution increases risk of mortality from COVID-19, NGT informed

    Air pollution is an important cofactor increasing the risk of mortality from COVID-19 as per latest research, the National Green Tribunal was informed on Thursday.

  • 6:20 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Delhi govt bans firecrackers ahead of Diwali

    Ahead of Diwali, the Delhi government on Thursday decided to ban firecrackers in the national capital and ramp up medical infrastructure in hospitals, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said after a review of the COVID-19 situation.

  • 5:58 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    RBI announces co-lending scheme for banks, NBFCs for priority sector

    The Reserve Bank on Thursday came out with a Co-Lending Model (CLM) scheme under which banks can provide loans along with NBFCs to priority sector borrowers based on a prior agreement.

    The CLM, which is an improvement over the co-origination of loan scheme announced by the RBI in September 2018, seeks to provide greater flexibility to the lending institutions, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) said in a release.

    Under the CLM, banks will be permitted to co-lend with all registered NBFCs (including HFCs) based on a prior agreement, RBI said, adding that "the co-lending banks will take their share of the individual loans on a back-to-back basis in their books".

  • 5:31 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Culture Ministry issues guidelines for reopening museums, art galleries, exhibitions

    The Ministry of Culture on Thursday issued guidelines for re-opening of museums, art galleries and exhibitions chalking out measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.

    While it has made sanitization of premises at regular intervals and wearing of masks by all visitors mandatory, the standard operating procedures (SoPs) have also barred use of audio guides unless they can be disinfected after every use.

    The guidelines state that lift operations are to be limited, preferably reserved for physically challenged or elderly persons.

    It has also advised limited use of touch-based digital technology except in cases where disinfection can be ensured after every use.

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

    Universities, colleges to re-open in Punjab from November 16

    The Punjab government on Thursday decided to re-open universities and colleges in the areas outside COVID-19 containment zones from November 16 in the state.

  • 4:05 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Sensex surges 724 points; Nifty tops 12,100

    Rallying for the fourth straight session, the Sensex surged 724 points on Thursday to close above the 41,000-mark on across-the-board buying amid a strong trend in the global markets despite uncertainty over the US poll outcome. READ MORE

  • 3:03 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Delhi: Heavy crowd seen in Chandni Chowk area, as festive season kicks in

  • 3:02 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Delhi Police Cyber Crime Cell (CyPAD) busts job scam with over 27,000 victims

  • 2:51 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Punjab: Protestors blocking railway tracks in Phillaur, vacate rail line

  • 2:50 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    UP: Man arrested for posting selfie with gun on social media

    A man was arrested in the district for posting a selfie with a gun on social media, police said. According to Circle Officer Kuldeep Kumar, the man, identified as Karan Kumar, of Chokda village posted the picture on social media along with a text where he put out his "price list" for committing various crimes.

    The arrest was made on Wednesday after the photograph went viral on social media. A case was registered against him in this regard following which he was arrested, the officer said, adding that he is being interrogated.

  • 12:57 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    COVID-19 situation is deteriorating in Delhi due to rising air pollution: Arvind Kejriwal

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal appeals to people to avoid bursting firecrackers this Diwali in view of rising air pollution

  • 12:56 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    India determined to protect its sovereignty, territorial integrity in face of unilateralism and aggression, says Rajnath on border row with China

  • 12:55 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Time for development in Bihar: Tej Pratap Yadav says Mahagathbandhan will form govt in state

  • 12:54 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Playing with lives of your own family, says Kejriwal, urges people to not to burst crackers at any cost

  • 12:52 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Army chief presents medical equipment for two field hospitals of Nepal Army

  • 12:28 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Peace cannot be achieved by desire but by ability to deter war: Rajnath Singh addresses National Defence College

    • It gives me immense pleasure to address National Defence College which is the highest seat of strategic learning in our country on its Diamond Jubilee. Congratulations to Commandant & NDC staff on completing 60 yrs of dedicated service to the nation: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh\
    • Perhaps the most fundamental lesson that the roller coaster of the rise and fall of nations taught us was that peace cannot necessarily be achieved by a desire for peace but by the ability to deter war: Rajnath Singh
  • 11:58 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    West Bengal: Amit Shah pays tribute to freedom fighter Birsa Munda in Bankura

  • 11:06 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    2 dead, 6 injured in an explosion at a chemical factory in Dheku area of Raigad

    Two dead and six injured in an explosion at a chemical factory in Dheku area of Raigad in Maharashtra last night. Injured shifted to hospital.

  • 10:54 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Fire in UP vegetable market, shops gutted

    At least two dozen shops were gutted when a fire broke out in a vegetable market here, police said on Thursday. The blaze broke out at about 1:25 am and immediately fire tenders were rushed to the spot.

    "The fire was controlled after about seven hours," Chief Fire Officer, Jasveer Singh, said. The exact losses are yet to be ascertained. 

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

    Maharashtra: Movie theatres reopen in Mumbai after months of lockdown amid COVID pandemic

  • 10:25 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Rajasthan: Gurjar community members protest on railway track in Bharatpur demanding reservation

  • 9:44 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    50,210 new infections, 704 fatalities push India's COVID-19 caseload to 83,64,086, death toll to 1,24,315, says Health Ministry

  • 8:20 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Greater Noida: Two men snatch chain worn by a woman in Beta 2 police station area | WATCH

  • 8:19 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Haryana: Pollution continues to affect the quality of air in Gurugram.

  • 8:10 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Women prisoners, lodged at Nari Bandi Niketan, celebrated Karva Chauth in jail premises

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

    Air Quality continues to deteriorate in Delhi-NCR, AQI level severe

  • 7:47 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Man gets 20-year jail for raping girl

    A court in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district sentenced a man to 20 years in jail on Wednesday for raping a 5-year-old girl. The additional district and sessions judge also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh on the accused.

    Sanjeev had raped the girl in Agota area, following which he was arrested under relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. 

  • 7:13 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Ministry of Health & Family Welfare data on coronavirus cases

    At 76,56,478, the percentage of total cured cases are 92.09%. Active cases 6.42% of the total cases stand at 5,33,787: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

  • 7:13 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Delhi air quality 'very poor'

    Delhi: Air Quality continues to deteriorate in the national capital

    Air Quality Index is at 451 in RK Puram (severe category), 394 at Lodhi Raod (very poor category), 440 around IGI Airport (severe category) and 456 in Dwarka (severe category)