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  • 11:08 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Chhattisgarh COVID-19 count touches 3,415

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh increased to 3,415 after 99 people, including eight police and five Border Security Force (BSF) personnel,
    tested positive on Tuesday, a health official said.

    Chhattisgarh's COVID-19 figures are as follows: positive cases 3,415, new cases 99, deaths 14, discharged 2,728, active cases 673, people tested so far 1,89,038.

  • 10:34 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Rajasthan govt directs private schools not to charge fees till reopening

    Rajasthan government on Tuesday barred the private schools in the state from taking advance fees till they reopen, a statement said. The state government had on April 9 barred schools in the state from taking an advance fee for three months in view of the corona pandemic and the order was extended today, it said.

    “Private schools were directed to not take fees till June 30. Now this order has been extended till reopening of schools,” School Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasara said.

  • 10:13 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus updates from Noida

    Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar on Tuesday recorded one more death due to COVID-19 and 115 new patients, pushing the tally of cases in the district to 2,935 so far, an official data showed. The district's death toll has now reached 29, while the number of active cases rose to 1,121, according to data released by the Uttar Pradesh Health Department for a 24-hour period.

    Also, 23 patients were discharged during the period, taking the overall number of recoveries to 1,785 in the district, the data showed.

  • 10:01 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus updates from Gujarat

    Gujarat reported its highest-ever single-day spike of 778 coronavirus positive cases on Tuesday, taking the tally to 37,636, while 17 more patients
    succumbed to the infection, five of them in Ahmedabad, the state health department said. The state reported the deaths of 17 more COVID-19 patients, raising the fatalities to 1,979.

    Also, 421 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered cases in Gujarat to 26,744, the department said in a release.

  • 9:55 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Tripura to conduct rapid antigen test in containment zones, entry points: Minister

    The Tripura government on Tuesday decided to conduct rapid antigen test in the state's 28 containment zones and all the entry points including Agartala Airport following a spike in COVID-19 cases, Law Minister Ratan Lal Nath said.

  • 9:37 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus updates from Chandigarh

    Chandigarh on Tuesday reported another fatality due to COVID-19, taking the death toll to seven while five fresh cases pushed the tally to 492 in the Union Territory, according to a medical bulletin.

  • 9:00 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus updates from Goa

    Goa on Tuesday reported 90 COVID-19 cases, taking the overall count to 1,903, while 95 people were discharged post recovery, leaving the state with 739 active ones, an official said. A total of 3,197 samples were tested during the day, of which 90 returned positive, 2,057 negative and 1,050 reports are awaited, he added.

    Eight people, including former state health minister Suresh Amonkar, have died of the infection so far.

    Goa's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases: 1,903, new cases: 90, deaths: 08, discharged: 1,156, active cases 739, Samples tested till date: 79,864.

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

    Maximum temperatures hover close to normal in Haryana, Punjab

    The weather was pleasant in Haryana and Punjab as the maximum temperatures in both the states hovered close to normal limits on Tuesday, the Met office said. Their common capital Chandigarh, which received rain in the evening, recorded a maximum of 35.5 degrees Celsius.

    Hisar in Haryana recorded a high of 37.2 degrees Celsius, down two notches against normal while Karnal registered a high of 33.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal.

    Ambala recorded a high of 35.1 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average while Narnaul, which was lashed by rain, recorded a maximum temperature of 27.4 degrees Celsius, ten notches below season's average.

    Amritsar, Ludhiana and Patiala in Punjab recorded near similar below normal maximum temperatures at 35.8 degrees Celsius, 35.7 degrees Celsius and 35.2 degrees Celsius, respectively.

  • 8:22 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Delhi Police holds virtual passing out parade of recruit constables

    Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delhi Police on Tuesday organised its first-ever virtual passing out parade of recruit constables at the Police Training College in New Delhi, officials said.

  • 8:17 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus updates from Maharashtra

    The number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra spiked by 5,134 on Tuesday, taking the total count to 2,17,121, state Health department said. With 224 more patients succumbing to the infection, the death toll has gone up to 9,250, it said.

    A total of 3,296 patients were discharged from hospitals in the day, taking the number of the recovered cases to 1,18,558, an official release said.

    The number of active cases in the state now stands at 89,294, it said.

  • 7:53 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus updates from Delhi

    Delhi recorded 2,008 fresh coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the tally in the city to over 1.02 lakh, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 3,165, authorities said. Fifty fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi health department bulletin.

    On June 23, the national capital had reported highest single-day spike of 3,947 cases.

    The death toll from COVID-19 in Delhi stood at 3,115 on Monday.

    The Tuesday bulletin said the death toll from the coronavirus infection has risen to 3,165, and the total number of cases mounted to 1,02,831.

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

    Coronavirus updates from Nagaland

    Nagaland on Tuesday reported 19 new COVID-19 cases, taking the northeastern state's tally to 644, Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom said. Of the 321 samples tested during the last 24 hours through BSL laboratories and also TrueNat RDRP Gene, 19 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, he said.

    Of the total 644 COVID-19 cases, 341 are active and 303 people have recovered from the disease.

  • 7:00 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus updates from Kerala

    In the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases in the State, Kerala on Tuesday reported 272 fresh infections, taking the infection tally to 5894, while over 1.86 lakh people are under observation.

  • 6:37 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    5 NDRF personnel test COVID-19 positive in Mizoram; tally rises to 197

    At least six people, including five National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel, have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram, taking the states COVID-19 tally to 197, an official said on Tuesday.

  • 6:02 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus updates from Himachal Pradesh

    Out of the 1853 people tested today, 1 #COVID19 positive case was reported and the results of 1331 are awaited; 14 people cured in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 1078, including 764 cured and 9 deaths.

  • 6:00 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Cop succumbs to COVID-19 in West Bengal

    A police personnel posted at the Howrah Commissionerate succumbed to COVID-19 at a hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday, a senior health department official said.

  • 5:23 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus updates from Nepal

    Nepal on Tuesday reported 204 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the total tally to 16,168, according to the Ministry of Health and Population which said the country has achieved 46.4 per cent recovery rate.

  • 4:45 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Kerala stops daily passes for commuters to Kasaragod, Mangaluru

    The Kerala government has stopped issuing daily e-passes for those commuting between neighbouring Kasaragod district and Mangaluru in Dakshina Kannada District in Karnataka from Tuesday in the wake of rise in the number of COVID-19 cases on both sides of the border.

  • 3:14 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus updates from Andhra Pradesh

    1178 COVID-19 positive cases reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 21,197. Death toll rises to 252 and a total of 9745 discharged

  • 3:13 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Latest IMD updates on rainfall

    Widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls very likely over northeastern states, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Bihar and East Uttar Pradesh from 8 July: India Meteorological Department

    Moderate to intense thunderstorm & lightning very likely over Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and during next 12 hours: India Meteorological Department

  • 1:47 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Gujarat: NDRF rescues 2 people stuck in Und river

    A team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) rescues 2 people stuck in the Und river catchment area in Jamnagar district.

  • 1:45 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Gujarat: Cattle washed away in flood at Khijadiya Mota village in Paddhari

    Cattle washed away in flood at Khijadiya Mota village in Paddhari, Rajkot due to incessant rainfall.

  • 1:15 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Maharashtra Minister Thorat quarantines himself after telephone operator tests positive

    Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat has gone for home quarantine after telephone operator at his official residence detected COVID-19 positive. The swabs of Thorat and 20 others sent for the COVID-19 test. MPCC sources said after the test report Thorat will decide future action.

  • 12:43 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Over 15 lakh quarantined in Mumbai since virus outbreak: BMC

    More than 15 lakh people have been quarantined in Mumbai after contact-tracing so far since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the city civic body said.

  • 12:42 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.

    • Odisha's COVID-19 tally crosses 10,000-mark with 571 fresh cases, toll rises to 42 as four more die: Health Department.
    • Zoonotic diseases need to be curbed to prevent outbreaks like COVID-19: UN.
    • 234 fresh coronavirus cases in Rajasthan, death toll rises to 465.
    • Scientists identify several existing compounds that halt reproduction of virus that causes COVID-19.
    • The Shiv Sena says PM Narendra Modi had expressed confidence that the battle against COVID-19 would be won in 21 days, but it has been over 100 days and the crisis still persists.
    • International students in US may be deported if their universities switch to online-only classes due to COVID.
    • COVID-19: UP's Muzaffarnagar, Shamli districts seal borders to prevent entry of kanwariyas.
    • India's COVID-19 tally crosses 7 lakh-mark with 22,252 fresh infections, death toll rises to 20,160 with 467 more fatalities: Government.
    • 872 rail employees, kin, ex-staffers test coronavirus positive.
  • 10:21 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Forecast for the next 24-48 hours indicates reduced rainfall activity: IMD, Mumbai

    The IMD issued a statement: "The forecast for the next 24-48 hours indicates reduced rainfall activity over the West coast; intermittent intense spells."

  • 10:19 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Gangotri highway closed near Dharasu in Uttarakashi district, due to falling rocks

    Gangotri highway closed near Dharasu in Uttarakashi district, due to falling rocks in Uttarakhand.

  • 9:44 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Madhya Pradesh: Severe waterlogging after heavy rainfall in Shajapur district

    People walk on severely waterlogged streets in Shajapur, following heavy rainfall in the district.

  • 9:44 AM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    Link Aadhaar to Ration Card: A step-by-step guide

    Aadhaar-Ration Card Linking: If you have not linked your ration card with the Aadhaar card yet, it will not stop you from getting food grains you are eligible for under the PDS. However, it is absolutely advisable to link your Aadhaar with Ration Card. The central government recently extended the deadline of linking Aadhaar card with a ration card till September 30, 2020. The Union Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution clarified that no ration card of the beneficiaries under Public Distribution System will be cancelled or name of the beneficiaries be deleted on the ground of not possessing an Aadhaar number.  A step-by-step guide to link Aadhaar and Ration Card. 

  • 9:40 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in India

    India's COVID19 case tally crosses 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 7,19,665 including 2,59,557 active cases, 4,39,948 cured/discharged/migrated 20,160 deaths

  • 9:39 AM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    Bullet Train: Brad Pitt to star in big screen adaptation of Japanese novel 'Maria Beetle'

    Hollywood star Brad Pitt is set to feature in the big-screen adaptation of "Bullet Train", based on the Japanese novel "Maria Beetle" by Isaka Kotaro.

    The film will be helmed by David Leitch, known for blockbuster actioners like "Deadpool 2" and "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. In the novel, five assassins find themselves on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops in between.

    (PTI)

  • 8:55 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Kanpur encounter: 10 Constables transferred to Chaubepur police station

    10 Constables transferred to Chaubepur police station. As per IGP Kanpur Mohit Agarwal, all personnel of the police station are under scope of investigation in connection with Kanpur Encounter.

  • 8:12 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    60-year old man died by suicide at a quarantine centre of Pune

    A 60-year old man died by suicide at a quarantine centre of Pune Municipal Corporation in Kondhwa yesterday. He and his son had tested positive for COVID-19. Cause yet to be ascertained

  • 8:08 AM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    Encounter underway between security forces, militants in Pulwama

    An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.

    Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Goosu village of Pulwama following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

    He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened firing towards security forces positions.

  • 8:07 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    10 Covid-19 patients discharged in Chinese mainland

    Ten Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery in the Chinese mainland Monday, the National Health Commission said on Tuesday.

     

  • 8:04 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Watch Swami Ramdev's yoga asanas to improve gas and digestion problem

    Watch yoga guru Swami Ramdev's lessons to boost immunity, maintain good health and fight coronavirus, LIVE every day at 7:58 am and 5 pm, only on IndiaTV. Watch today's show on yoga asanas to deal gas and digestion problem | 

  • 7:17 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 11.7 million, death toll crosses 5.40 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 11.7 million, including more than 540,000 fatalities. More than 6,641,000 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Total positive cases country-wise:

    USA -  3,040,833
    Brazil -  1,626,071
    India- 720,346
    Russia- 687,862
    Peru- 305,703
    Spain- 298,869

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