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PM Modi likely to hold Covid-19 review meeting with chief ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a meeting of the chief ministers of seven states next week to review the coronavirus situation

19 Sep 2020 11:44 pm
Delhi coronavirus update: 4,071 fresh virus cases, 38 deaths reported

Thirty-eight more people died from coronavirus in Delhi on Saturday as 4,071 fresh infections surfaced, pushing the number of cases to over 2.42 lakh in the city, according to a Health Department bulletin. So far, the city has reported 4,945 deaths and 2,42,899 infections, the bulletin said, adding that the authorities conducted more than 61,000 tests the previous day. The Saturday bulletin said the active cases tally on Saturday stood at 32,064. The number of containment zones in Delhi jumped t

19 Sep 2020 11:38 pm
Ladakh coronavirus update: 73 new cases and one more death reported

The Union Territory of Ladakh reported 73 new coronavirus cases and one more death on Saturday, taking the cumulative figures to 3,708 infections and 49 fatalities, according to an official bulletin

19 Sep 2020 11:27 pm
Centre mulls closure of PSUs up for sale on a case-to-case basis

The Union government may consider the closure of central public sector units (PSUs) even if they have been approved for strategic disinvestment on a case-to-case basis.

19 Sep 2020 11:27 pm
Chhattisgarh coronavirus update: 2,617 COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths on Saturday

Chhattisgarh's Covid-19 count rose to 84,234 after 2,617 people were detected with the infection on Saturday

19 Sep 2020 11:27 pm
Maharashtra coronavirus update: 21,907 new cases, 425 deaths; 23,501 recover

Maharashtra, the most affected state, has reported 21,907 new coronavirus cases, taking the case tally to 11,88,015

19 Sep 2020 11:19 pm
Chandigarh coronavirus update: Six more deaths, 290 more cases reported

Total death toll in Chandigarh has reached 116

19 Sep 2020 11:12 pm
Bank of India shareholders approve Rs 8,000-cr fundraising via various modes

State-owned Bank of India on Saturday said it has received shareholders' nod for raising up to Rs 8,000 crore through various modes, including issue of equity shares

19 Sep 2020 11:10 pm
Net direct tax collections decline 31% in April-August FY21

The net direct tax collection in April-Augustwas 31.1 per cent lower on year-on-yearbasis at over Rs 1.92 trill, according to data provided by Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur in Lok Sabha

19 Sep 2020 11:06 pm
IPL 2020: DC vs KXIP playing 11, squad, head to head, pitch report details

Dubai International Cricket Stadium pitch may assist pacers in the beginning of DC vs KXIP match, but the pitch has traditionally been slow. Check DC vs KXIP playing 11 probables, and other details

19 Sep 2020 11:04 pm
KVIC gets Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal to remove 160 fake Khadi products online

The Khadi and Village Industries Commission said it had forced e-commerce portals Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal and others to remove over 160 web links selling products under the brand name of 'Khadi'

19 Sep 2020 11:01 pm
India's first CRISPR Covid-19 test approved for use

The Tata CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) test, powered by CSIR-IGIB, received regulatory approval on Saturday from the DCGI

19 Sep 2020 10:54 pm
Lok Sabha passes Bill to amend Companies Act, promote ease of doing biz

The Lok Sabha on Saturday passed a Bill to further amend the Companies Act and decriminalise various non-compoundable offences, and to promote ease of doing business

19 Sep 2020 10:38 pm
Agriculture Bills are anti-farmers, says Puducherry CM Narayanasamy

Senior Congress leader and Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy flayed the Centre over the Agriculture Bills on Saturday

19 Sep 2020 10:36 pm
Himachal Pradesh coronavirus update: 286 fresh cases, 5 more deaths

Himachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally climbed to 11,909 on Saturday, while the death toll mounted to 114

19 Sep 2020 10:33 pm
Punjab coronavirus update: 49 deaths take toll to 2,757; case tally at 95,529

49 more coronavirus-related fatalities and 2,696 new cases were reported in Punjab on Saturday

19 Sep 2020 10:22 pm
Pakistani troops shell two sectors along LoC in Jammu & Kashmir's Poonch

Pakistani troops engaged in firing and mortar shelling on forward areas along LoC in Poonch district on Saturday evening in violation of a ceasefire agreement

19 Sep 2020 10:16 pm
Opposition takes on govt over PM-CARES; Anurag Thakur hits back at Congress

Thakur charged Congress with alleged donations from government departments to trusts run by the Gandhi family members when the party was in power

19 Sep 2020 10:16 pm
Congress MLA Priyank Kharge tests positive for coronavirus

Congress MLA and former Minister Priyank Kharge on Saturday said he had tested positive for Covid-19

19 Sep 2020 10:07 pm
Noida coronavirus update: 174 new cases recorded, recovery rate at over 83%

UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar on Saturday recorded 174 new Covid-19 cases that pushed the district's infection tally to 11,217

19 Sep 2020 10:03 pm
Farm bills are sugar-coated pills, should be voted against in Rajya Sabha: KCR

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao on Saturday termed the Agriculture reform Bills as sugar-coated pill, saying that it will do a lot of injustice to the farm sector in the country

19 Sep 2020 9:54 pm
Tamil Nadu coronavirus update: 5,569 fresh cases and 66 fatalities recorded

Tamil Nadu on Saturday registered 5,569 new coronavirus cases, taking the aggregate to 536,000, while the toll mounted to 8,751 with 66 more deaths

19 Sep 2020 9:54 pm
Shubman to bat at top order throughout IPL season: KKR coach McCullum

Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum on Saturday made it clear that Shubman Gill would open for them throughout the IPL

19 Sep 2020 9:48 pm
Tamil Nadu govt ties up with Coursera to skill 50,000 youth

Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) has partnered with the online learning platform Coursera to train 50,000 unemployed youth.

19 Sep 2020 9:48 pm
J&K coronavirus update: 1,492 new Covid cases take state tally to 62,533

As many as 1,492 more people tested coronavirus positive in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, taking the tally in the Union Territory to 62,533, health officials said

19 Sep 2020 9:38 pm
Agri-related Bills give farmers freedom to fetch better prices: Nadda

BJP national president J P Nadda hit out at the pposition for calling the three agriculture-related Bills passed by Parliament anti-farmer

19 Sep 2020 9:38 pm
Meghalaya reports 112 fresh Covid-19 cases, state's tally now at 4,557

Meghalaya's Covid-19 tally rose to 4,557 on Saturday as 112 more people, including 33 security personnel, tested positive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed state's death toll to 36

19 Sep 2020 9:11 pm
Will reduce killings at B'desh border; fire only in self-defence: BSF DG

The incidents of killing criminals along the India-Bangladesh international front will be made to reduce significantly, BSF chief Rakesh Asthana said on Saturday

19 Sep 2020 9:09 pm
Madhya Pradesh CM bats for Centre's farm Bills, hits out at opponents

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday said those opposing the Centre's farm bills were creating confusion by provoking farmers. In a series of tweets, the MP CM said the bills aimed to make farmers in the country atmanirbhar (self-reliant) and those opposing them are just trying to show themselves as farmer friendly while seeing various sections of society as votebanks. They have no connection with public interest. The upliftment of farmers is not their priority, Chouha

19 Sep 2020 9:07 pm
Andhra Pradesh Covid-19 tally reaches 617,000 with 8,218 additions

Andhra Pradesh's coronavirus tally touched 617,000 on Saturday as the state completed a total of 50.33 lakh sample tests, returning an overall positivity rate of 12.27 per cent

19 Sep 2020 9:05 pm
Gujarat reports 1,432 new Covid-19 cases, its highest single day surge yet

Gujarat sawits highest single-day spike of 1,432 coronavirus cases on Saturday, raising the total number of cases to 1,21,930, the state health department said

19 Sep 2020 9:02 pm
Oppn questions setting up of PM CARES Fund, alleges it lacks transparency

Members of opposition parties like the Congress, DMK and the TMC on Saturday opposed in Lok Sabha the setting up of the PM CARES Fund, alleging that it lacked transparency. They were participating in a debate on the bill for giving effect to various compliance relief measures for taxpayers, including extending time limits for filing returns, in the wake of the coronavirus crisis and tax benefits for donations to PM CARES Fund. I can't understand the logic to have a separate fund. What is the dif

19 Sep 2020 9:00 pm
Southern Railway's Chennai Division boost freight biz with new units, app

'Freight Seva' is a one-stop destination for information needs, such as incentive schemes of Indian Railways, types of wagons and commodities that can be transported, freight and parcel rates, etc

19 Sep 2020 8:59 pm
PM-CARES Fund is registered trust unlike PMNRF, says Anurag Thakur

Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur on Saturday said that PM-CARES Fund has been registered under relevant provisions of law unlike PMNRF which is still not registered

19 Sep 2020 8:57 pm
Jammu and Kashmir reports 1,492 fresh Covid-19 cases, 21 new deaths

Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday recorded 1,492 new Covid-19 cases, raising the tally to 62,533, while 21 fatalities pushed the death toll 987, officials said

19 Sep 2020 8:55 pm
Ahmedabad reports 178 new coronavirus cases, tally now at 34,758

Coronavirus case count in Ahmedabad rose to 34,758 with 178 new patients reported on Saturday, the Gujarat health department said

19 Sep 2020 8:50 pm
Why is SAD still with NDA, asks Amarinder Singh amid farm Bills row

Questioning the Akalis alliance with the NDA, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh asked the SAD to list one pro-farmer initiative persuaded by it with the BJP-led Centre in the past six years

19 Sep 2020 8:46 pm
Bihar: PM Modi to lay foundation of 9 highway projects of over Rs 14,000 cr

PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of nine highway projects in Bihar through video conference on Monday and also inaugurate optical fibre internet services, the PMO said

19 Sep 2020 8:37 pm
Kerala reports highest daily surge of 4,644 Covid cases, death toll at 519

Kerala reported the highest single day surge of Covid-19 cases- 4,644 on Saturday, taking the infection count to 1,31,025, while the toll mounted to 519 with 18 more deaths

19 Sep 2020 8:30 pm
China vows countermeasures over Trump govt's move to ban TikTok, WeChat

Amid worsening relations between two countries, China on Saturday said it resolutely opposed the move by the US to ban TikTok and WeChat and vowed to take countermeasures

19 Sep 2020 8:27 pm
New laws have beneficial provisions, will not hurt Tamil Nadu farmers: CM

Says the laws will iron out issues relating to contract farming and have provisions to fetch a better price for the cultivator

19 Sep 2020 8:26 pm
MSME units from Maharashtra availed maximum loans under ECLGS: Minister

The government on Saturday said MSME units from Maharashtra availed maximum loans under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme (ECLGS) as on September 16

19 Sep 2020 8:24 pm
Amarinder lashes out at Akalis for 'misleading' people on agri bills

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday asked Akalis to stop lying and misleading the people of the state by picking selective portions of the Congress manifestos

19 Sep 2020 7:57 pm
Nine RSS workers living at Sangh headquarters test positive for Covid-19

Nine senior workers of the RSS who live in the organization's headquarters have tested positive for coronavirus, a Sangh functionary said on Saturday

19 Sep 2020 7:51 pm
Oxford vaccine: Phase-3 trial to begin in Pune next week, volunteers enrol

Under phase-II, trials were conducted at Bharti Vidyapeeth Medical College and also KEM Hospital in the city

19 Sep 2020 7:45 pm
Mamata Banerjee made WB a safe-haven for 'nefarious activities': Supriyo

After NIA busted Pak-sponsored Al-Qaeda modules in Murshidabad, West Bengal, Babul Supriyo said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has made Bengal a safe-haven for 'nefarious activities'

19 Sep 2020 7:37 pm
No decision on selling only 'Made in India' products in army canteens: Govt

The defence ministry has not taken any decision on selling only Made in India products in military canteens run by it across the country, the government said on Saturday

19 Sep 2020 7:24 pm
Uttar Pradesh Covid-19 tally rises to 348,517 with 5,827 new cases

With 5,827 fresh Covid-19 cases, the total number of those infected by the virus in Uttar Pradesh went up to 348,517 on Saturday

19 Sep 2020 7:14 pm
Entries invited for contest on showcasing GST reforms on video, graphics

Top prize of Rs 1 lakh, four runners-up to get Rs 50,000 each; GSTN releases a series of themes on which the entries could be based

19 Sep 2020 7:11 pm
Chidambaram seeks opposition unity to beat two farm bills in Upper house

Calls the bills anti-farmer, says they don't enforce private purchasers to pay at least MSP to the cultivator

19 Sep 2020 7:07 pm