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New Delhi Updated on: August 11, 2020 23:37 IST
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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 20.2 million, including more than 738,000 fatalities. More than 13,106,000 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this breaking news blog for live updates on 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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  • 11:00 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer

    Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with lung cancer. As per reports, the actor is set to fly to the United States for treatment. He is being said to be in the third stage of cancer. 

  • 7:37 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Janmashtami: No entry to devotees in Mathura temples, 'puja' to be live streamed at Janmasthan

    Janmashtami festival in Krishna Janmasthan here will be observed on Wednesday with all the rituals, but the devotees will not be allowed entry to the temple due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a temple official said.

  • 6:58 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh

    Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday reported its highest single-day spike of 5,041 COVID-19 cases, while 56 more people died due to the infection.

    The total number of cases in the state now stands at 1,31,763 and fatalities at 2,176, Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters in Lucknow.

  • 6:06 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Heavy rains likely in parts of Mumbai, coastal areas: IMD

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted that heavy rainfall was likely in isolated places of coastal Maharashtra, including Mumbai, till August 15. While Mumbai is expected to receive light to moderate showers, neighbouring districts of Thane, Palghar, Raigad and Ratnagiri may witness heavy rains at isolated places, an IMD official said.

  • 5:39 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    COVID-19 fatality rate falls below 2 per cent and presently stands at 1.99 per cent: Health Ministry

    For the first time in the country, the COVID-19 fatality rate has fallen below 2 per cent and is currently at 1.99 per cent, said Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Health Ministry.

  • 4:26 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Reliance breaks into top 100 global companies

    Billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries has jumped 10 places to break into the world's top 100 companies on the Fortune Global 500 list. Read More

  • 4:12 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    COVID-19 recovery rate nears 70 per cent, case fatality rate falls below 2 per cent: govt

    Successful implementation of containment strategy, aggressive testing coupled with standardized clinical management of critical patients have resulted in the rise of COVID-19 recovery rate to nearly 70 per cent while the case fatality rate has fallen below 2 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

    With more patients recuperating and being discharged from hospitals and home isolation (in case of mild and moderate cases), the total recoveries have jumped to 15,83,489 with 47,746 patients getting discharged in a span of 24 hours, it said.

  • 3:56 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Sensex jumps 225 pts; Axis Bank rallies 4 per cent

    Equity benchmark Sensex jumped 225 points on Tuesday following gains in HDFC twins, ITC and Axis Bank amid sustained foreign fund inflows and positive global cues. After touching a high of 38,556.27, the BSE Sensex pared some gains to end 224.93 points or 0.59 per cent higher at 38,407.01.

    The NSE Nifty jumped 52.35 points or 0.46 per cent to finish at 11,322.50.

  • 3:55 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    HDFC raises Rs 10,000 cr equity capital in QIP; issues warrants and bonds

    Housing finance major HDFC Ltd on Tuesday said it has raised Rs 10,000 crore equity capital by issuing shares to qualified investors, including Government of Singapore and Invesco Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund.

  • 3:12 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain would occur over several parts of UP: IMD

    Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain would occur over and adjoining areas of Kosali, Rewari, Palwal, Aurangabad, Dadri, Noida, Gr. Noida, Sikandrabad, Bulandshahr, Khurja, Narora, Sahaswan, Badayun, Isolated places of Delhi during next 2 hours

  • 1:51 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Traffic Advisory ahead of Independence Day

    • Vehicles without parking or access level can't venture near Red Fort area. There are mainly 8 roads where cars can't move between 4 am to 10 am on August 13 and 15
    • The roads are: Netaji Subhash Marg from Delhi to Chata Rail, Lothian Road from Delhi GPO to Chata Rail, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Marg from SC Sen Marg to Yamuna Bazar Chowk, Chandini Chowk road from Fountain Chowk to Red Fort, Nishad Raj Marg from Link Road to Netaji Subhash Marg, Esplanade Road that connects link road to Netaji Subhash Marg, Ring Road from Raj Ghat to ISBT and outer ring road from ISBT to IP Flyover
  • 1:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM Narendra Modi addresses nation over COVID situation | HIGHLIGHTS

    • Every state is fighting the battle against the challenging situation arising due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Role of each and every state is very significant in overall control of the spread of the disease
    • Experts are saying now that if within 72 hours, a person is diagnosed, then the spread can be controlled to a great extent. So, it is important that all the people who come in contact with an infected person must be tested within 72 hours
  • 12:55 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Daughter is entitled to equal property rights : Supreme Court

    Supreme Court in its order says that a daughter is entitled to equal property rights under the amended Hindu Succession Act. Supreme Court said that daughters will have the right over parental property even if the coparcener had died prior to the coming into force of the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005.

  • 12:46 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus: Latest updates on COVID-19 crisis around the world

    Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus crisis in India and other parts of the world on Tuesday.

    • PM Narendra Modi interacts with CMs of around 10 states.
    • Telangana reports 1,896 fresh COVID-19 cases and eight new deaths.
    • Odisha reports 1,341 new COVID-19 cases and 10 more deaths.
    • New Zealand Cricket to host West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh in summer season.
    • Fresh coronavirus infections in India dipped below 55,000 in a single day after the country recorded over 60,000 cases daily for four days on the trot, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
    • COVID-19 does not directly cause loss of taste, says study.
    • 'COVID Bandhus' of Odisha's Ganjam succour in fight against virus.
    • As many as 36 security personnel among 76 new COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh.
    • Gargling with mouthwashes might lower spread of COVID-19, scientists say.
    • Karnataka govt issues revised guidelines for home isolation of COVID-19 patients.
    • Expert committee on COVID-19 vaccine administration will meet on Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry says.
    • COVID-positive hockey player Mandeep shifted to hospital after oxygen level drop.
    • Scientists and engineers from India and the US can widen their opportunities for research under the COVID-19 Virtual Networks that is being developed as part of the India-US Science and Technology Endowment Fund(IUSTEF), Indian Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu says.
    • Nagaland's COVID-19 tally crosses 3,000-mark with 230 fresh cases.
  • 12:27 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    I harbour no wish to have a post, these things come and go, says Sachin Pilot

    I harbour no wish to have a post, these things come and go. We need to work in the direction of strengthening the public's confidence and trust in us: Sachin Pilot, Congress

    I imbibed certain values from my family, no matter how much I oppose anyone, I've never used such language. Ashok Gehlot ji is elder to me & I respect him personally but I have the right to raise work-related concerns: Sachin Pilot on Gehlot's 'nikamma' remark against him

  • 12:20 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Flood water enters houses in Kannadi village of Alappuzha in Kerala

    Floodwater enters houses in Kannadi village of Alappuzha after shutters of Pamba Dam were opened on August 9.

  • 11:33 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM Narendra Modi holds video conference

    PM Narendra Modi holds a video conference with Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Gujarat, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, to discuss corona related situation.

  • 10:40 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Two vehicles submerged in Bonjwah area of Kishtwar district

    Jammu & Kashmir: Two vehicles submerged in Bonjwah area of Kishtwar district after an overflowing river stream blocked the unconstructed road. Heavy water flow forced one of the vehicles to turn sideways. Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in the area

     

  • 10:39 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in India

    Single-day spike of 53,601 cases and 871 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 tally rises to 22,68,676 including 6,39,929 active cases, 15,83,490 cured/discharged/migrated and 45,257 deaths

  • 10:38 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Standing Committee on Information Technology meets at 11 am today

    The Standing Committee on Information Technology meets at 11 am today in Parliament to discuss 5G telecom and Internet shutdowns. Looking forward to a constructive discussion: Congress' Shashi Tharoor, Chairperson, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology

  • 8:36 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Preparations for Janmashtami underway at Jhandewalan Temple

    Preparations for Janmashtami underway at Jhandewalan Temple

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

    We'll accord state funeral to late Wing Commander(Retd) Capt DV Sathe: Maharashtra CMO

    We'll accord state funeral to late Wing Commander(Retd) Capt DV Sathe. His life has been one that will inspire young pilots to achieve Sword of Honour and command over skies: Maharashtra CMO Capt Sathe was flying Air India Express plane that crash-landed at Calicut airport on Aug 7

  • 8:02 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Monsoon Special: Swami Ramdev reveals yoga asanas to keep vector-borne diseases at bay

    Swami Ramdev reveals yoga asanas to keep vector-borne diseases at bay in Monsoon season | WATCH NOW 

  • 7:26 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in Mizoram

    The number of COVID-19 cases reaches 623 in Mizoram; active cases stand at 300

  • 6:59 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 20.2 million, death toll crosses 7.38 lakh

    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,  Sidhant Mamtany and Rashi Hardaha. You can get in touch with us directly on twitter @sushmitapanda, @himaanshus, @ShashBhandari​ @vani_mehrotra​ @priyajais, @SidMamtany, 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 20.2 million, including more than 738,000 fatalities. More than 13,106,000 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Total positive cases country-wise:

    • USA 5,149,723
    • Brazil 3,013,369
    • India 2,152,020
    • Russia 882,347
    • South Africa 553,188

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