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New Delhi Updated on: August 29, 2020 23:23 IST
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The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 24.9 million, including more than 841,000 fatalities. More than 17,296,990 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. Russia became the first country to register the world's first coronavirus vaccine. President Vladimir Putin himself endorsed the vaccine and said that the vaccine was safe to use and that one of his daughters had already been vaccinated.

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  • 8:57 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Noida Metro services to resume from Sept 7

    Services of the Noida-Greater Noida Metro rail, which were shut down five months ago amid the COVID-19 outbreak, will resume from September 7, officials said Saturday. The decision comes after the Union Home Ministry issued guidelines for "Unlock 4" this evening and allowed metro rail operations in a graded manner.

    "Aqua Line services will resume as per norms issued by the central government," Ritu Maheshwari, Managing Director of the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), which operated the rail network, told PTI.

  • 8:32 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Unlock 4.0 Guidelines: Metro train service to resume from Sep 7

    Metro train services will be allowed to operate with effect from September 7 as the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced Unlock 4.0 guidelines, allowing more activities outside the containment zones. Read More

  • 7:52 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Unlock 4.0: MHA issues new guidelines, to be in force till Sept 30

    The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued new guidelines for Unlock 4.0. According to the guidelines, during the Unlock 4.0 period, more activities will be allowed outside the containment zones. Read More 

  • 6:46 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi to address nation tomorrow

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation through his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' at 11 AM tomorrow.

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

    India's COVID-19 recoveries go past 26 lakh, fatality rate drops to 1.81 per cent: Health ministry

    India's COVID-19 recoveries have crossed 26 lakh pushing the recovery rate to 76.47 per cent, which the Centre said has been made possible due to the strategic policy of "testing aggressively, tracking comprehensively and treating efficiently" in supervised home-isolation, facility-isolation and hospitals.

    The case fatality rate (CFR) has also been low when compared to the global average. It is on a continuous decline and currently stands at 1.81 per cent, the ministry underlined on Saturday.

  • 5:15 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    5 killed as restaurant collapses in China

    Five persons were killed and four others trapped after a restaurant collapsed in north China's Shanxi province on Saturday, authorities said. The accident took place at around 9:40 AM in Xiangfen county in the city of Linfen. So far, 33 people have been brought out, including one dead and one seriously injured, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

    Rescuers were searching for those trapped in the debris of the collapsed two-story building, the report added.

    The reason for the collapse was not immediately known

  • 4:43 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Amit Shah recovers, likely to be discharged from AIIMS soon

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah who was admitted in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi has recovered from coronavirus and is likely to be discharged shortly.

    In a statement, AIIMS said, "Amit Shah has recovered and is likely to be discharged in a short time."

  • 4:06 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    IIT-Indore teaches ancient sciences, mathematics in Sanskrit

    The Indian Institute of Technology here has introduced a unique course to impart mathematical and scientific knowledge from ancient texts in Sanskrit, an official said on Saturday.

    Titled "Understanding Classical Scientific Texts of India in an Immersive Sanskrit Environment", the course was started to in a bid to expose the present generation to ancient knowledge, the official from the institute said.

    The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)-sponsored quality improvement programme began on August 22 and will continue till October 2 with a total of 62 hours of online classes, he said.

  • 4:01 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Haryana minister Ranjeet Singh tests COVID-19 positive

    Haryana Power Minister Ranjeet Singh said on Saturday that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Singh, who is an Independent MLA supporting the BJP-JJP government, had got his test done just before the one-day Assembly session on Wednesday and his report returned negative. However, he developed symptoms after the session and got himself tested again.

    "I got my COVID test done again and the report came positive," the cabinet minister tweeted. "My health is alright, but I under home quarantined on the advice of doctors."

  • 2:52 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Bengaluru Police solved kidnapping of an 11-year-old boy within a day

    Police solved the kidnapping of an 11-year-old boy within a day.  "They demanded Rs 2 crores and asked us not to contact the police. But we did, and the police conducted a really thorough probe throughout the city and apprehended the kidnappers," says the victim's mother."

  • 1:31 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM Modi inaugurates Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University | HIGHLIGHTS

    • When we talk about self-reliance in agriculture then it is not limited to self-sufficiency in food grains but encompasses self-reliance of the entire economy of the village
    • When we talk about self-reliance in agriculture then it is not limited to self-sufficiency in food grains but encompasses self-reliance of the entire economy of the village
    • Modern technology is helping deal with the challenges related to agriculture. One example of it was how the government used technology to minimize damage caused by locust attack in about 10 States recently
  • 1:18 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM Modi inaugurates College and Administration Buildings of Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the College and Administration Buildings of Rani Lakshmi Bai Central Agricultural University, Jhansi via video conference.

  • 12:22 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 Saturday.

    • More than 20 Samajwadi Party activists have been booked for allegedly violating coronavirus guidelines and gathering for a protest here, police say.
    • Puducherry reports 550 new COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths.
    • Union AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik, who is undergoing treatment for COVID-19, is recovering steadily with "stable vitals and good respiratory efforts", a senior Goa health official said on Saturday.
    • As many as 112 new cases push Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally to 3,745 as death toll rises to seven.
    • India's COVID-19 tally goes past 34 lakh with single-day spike of 76,472 cases and death toll rising to 62,550.
    • UP minister Satish Mahana tests COVID positive.
    • Telangana reports 2,751 fresh COVID-19 cases, as nine deaths push toll past 800 mark in the state.
    • Rajasthan Royals' fielding coach Dishant Yagnik recovers from COVID-19 and joins team in Dubai.
  • 11:56 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Former President is being treated for lung infection: R&R Hospital

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee (in file pic) is being treated for lung infection. His renal parameters have improved. He continues to be in deep coma and on ventilator support. He remains haemodynamically stable: Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi Cantonment

     

  • 11:55 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Car washes away in a flash flood near Shakumbhari Devi Temple

    A car washes away in a flash flood near Shakumbhari Devi Temple in Saharanpur.

  • 10:47 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Cloud cover, light rain to keep mercury in check in Delhi

    A cloud cover prevailed over most parts of the national capital on Saturday morning, which is likely to result in light rains as the day progresses, the weather department said.
     The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to settle around 34 degrees Celsius and 25 degrees Celsius, respectively.

  • 10:15 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM Modi lauds coaches and families for supporting atheletes on Sports Day

    Today, on NationalSportsDay, we pay tributes to Major Dhyan Chand, whose magic with the hockey stick can never be forgotten. This is also a day to laud the outstanding support given by the families, coaches and support staff towards the success of our talented athletes: PM Modi

  • 10:15 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM Modi lauds coaches and families for supporting atheletes on Sports Day

    Today, on NationalSportsDay, we pay tributes to Major Dhyan Chand, whose magic with the hockey stick can never be forgotten. This is also a day to laud the outstanding support given by the families, coaches and support staff towards the success of our talented athletes: PM Modi

  • 9:53 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in India

    India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 34 lakh mark with a spike of 76,472 new cases and 1,021 deaths in the last 24 hours. COVID-19 case tally in the country stands at 34,63,973 including 7,52,424 active cases, 26,48,999 cured/discharged/migrated and 62,550 deaths

  • 9:53 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Nelson Mandela's personal Indian-origin physician passes away

    Nelson Mandela's personal Indian-origin physician Vejay Ramlakan, who served him for a decade until the South African leader's death in 2013, passed away here following a cardiac arrest, his family said.  

  • 9:22 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    All 13 gates of the Tawa Dam in Hoshangabad's Itarsi opened by thirty feet each today

    All 13 gates of the Tawa Dam in Hoshangabad's Itarsi opened by thirty feet each today, releasing over 5,33,823 cusecs of water.

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

    Swami Ramdev LIVE: Yoga asanas to keep heart problems at bay

    Yog guru Swami Ramdev reveals yoga asanas to keep heart problems at bay | WATCH NOW

  • 7:42 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Riot broke out on Friday in southern Swedish town of Malmo

    A riot broke out on Friday in the southern Swedish town of Malmo, where at least 300 people had gathered to protest against anti-Islam activities, police said

  • 7:41 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    3 unidentified terrorists killed by Police, security forces

    Three unidentified terrorists killed by Police & security forces in an encounter that started last night in Zadoora area of Pulwama. Search is going on. More details awaited. (Visuals deferred by unspecified time)

  • 7:23 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 24.9 million, death toll crosses 8.41 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, 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 24.9 million, including more than 841,000 fatalities. More than 17,296,990 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Total positive cases country-wise:

    •  USA 5,874,146
    •  Brazil 3,605,783
    •  India 3,105,185
    •  Russia 956,749
    •  South Africa 609,773