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New Delhi Updated on: October 12, 2020 23:08 IST
Breaking News October 12

Breaking News October 12

The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 37 million, including more than 1,081,246 fatalities. More than 28,342,318 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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  • 12:55 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses media over GST compensation

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the media over GST compensation. Here some pointers from the presser:

    • The pandemic has adversely affected the economy. The needs of the poor and weaker sections addressed in various announcements by the govt. Supply constraints have somewhat eased but consumer demand still needs to be given a boost.
    • The proposals being presented are designed in a way that they can stimulate demand by front-loading/advancing some of the expenditure with some offsetting changes. Others are directly linked to an increase in the GDP.
    • Consumer spending related proposal has two components- LTC Cash Voucher scheme and Special Festival Advance Scheme.
    • If Central govt employees opt for it, this will cost around Rs 5,675cr. The employees of PSBs & PSUs allowed to avail this facility, and for PSBs & PSUs the cost will be Rs 1,900 crores. The demand infusion in the economy by central govt and PSUs will be approx Rs 19,000 crore.

    • Under LTC Cash Voucher Scheme, government employees can opt to receive cash amounting to leave encashment plus 3 times ticket fare, to buy items which attract GST of 12% or more. Only digital transactions allowed, GST invoice to be produced.

    • The interest-free advance of Rs 10,000 under the Special Festival Advance Scheme to be paid back in 10 instalments.

  • 12:10 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Odisha: 2,423 new COVID-19 cases, 3,342 recoveries reported

    2,423 new COVID-19 cases and 3,342 recoveries reported in Odisha till October 11. The total number of cases rises to 2,54,662, including 2,27,615 recoveries and 25,954 active cases.

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

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone for Nechiphu Tunnel

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone via video conferencing, for Nechiphu Tunnel on road to Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. He inaugurates 44 bridges made by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) across seven States/Union Territories, via video-conferencing.

  • 11:10 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Mumbai Suburban train services disrupted due to grid failure

    Mumbai suburban train services disrupted due to power outage after grid failure; visuals from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. A commuter says, "We are stuck here since 10:00 am".

  • 7:56 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Swami Ramdev LIVE: Yoga to improve heart, liver, kidney

    Yog Guru Swami Ramdev reveals yoga asanas to improve heart, liver and kidney. | Watch Now

     

  • 7:34 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Mizoram: 9 new COVID-19 cases reported

    9 new COVID-19 cases reported in Mizoram, taking the total tally to 2,184. The number of active cases is at 174 while 2,010 people have been discharged so far. No death reported in the State till date.

  • 6:44 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Hathras gangrape victim's family leaves for Lucknow

    Family members of Hathras alleged gang-rape victim leave for Lucknow. They will appear before Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court later in the day.

    SDM Anjali Gangwar told media, "I am going with them. Proper security arrangements have been made. District Magistrate (DM) and Superintendent of Police (SP) is also accompanying us."

  • 6:26 AM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases nears 38 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, Madhu Rao (@MadhuL13) and my colleagues Vani Mehrotra (@vani_mehrotra), Priya Jaiswal (@priyajais), Nidhi Taneja (@nidhiindiatv), Shashwat Bhandari (@ShashBhandari​), Rashi Hardaha (@rashihardaha), Analiza Pathak (@analizapathak) and Abhinav Ranjan. 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 37 million, including more than 1,077,458 fatalities. More than 28,111,951 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Total positive cases country-wise:

    USA- 7,991,999
    India-  7,119,300
    Brazil-  5,094,979
    Russia-  1,298,718
    Colombia-  911,316