In a move that is expected to adversely impact thousands of Indian students, the US immigration authority has announced that foreign students will have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only classes in this fall semester due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Sunday (July 12) said that he is fine and has not self isolated himself. Terming the news reports appearing in media regarding his health as baseless, Governor Koshyari said that he has undergone relevant tests and is not showing any symptoms of coronavirus COVID-19 infection.
At least 18 personnel at Raj Bhavan in south Mumbai tested positive for coronavirus after they went for screening by themselves for the infection. Two Raj Bhavan employees tested positive last week, after which 100 others there got tested, of which 16 have tested positive, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) sources informed.
Maharashtra Minister of Higher Education and Technical Education Uday Samant on Sunday (July12) said that Union Human Ressources Department Ministry should cancel the varsity exams as coronavirus COVId-19 pandemic has now entered into safe places like Raj Bhavan and superstar Amitab Bachchan's home. He also added that holding exams amid coronavirus outbreak is not safe for the students and the Unitversity Grants Commission should not play with the lives of students.
India on Sunday (July 11, 2020) recorded the highest single-day spike of 28,637 COVID-19 cases with the total number crossing 8.49 lakh. As per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data the tally stood at 8,49,553out of which 2,92,258 are active, 5,34,621 have been cured and migrated and 22,674 have died so far due to the infection.
The ongoing political tussle in JD(U)-BJP-LJP alliance in Bihar came out in open on Saturday (July 11) with BJP MLC Sanjay Paswan attacking Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) president Chirag Paswan for backing RJDs call for deferring Bihar elections scheduled to be held in October-November due to coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.
During the session, 19 bills were introduced in the two Houses (18 in Lok Sabha and 1 in Rajya Sabha). The two Houses were adjourned sine die after completion of the budgetary process including passage of the Finance Bill.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested Kerala gold smuggling case accused Swapna Suresh and Sandeep Nair from in Bengaluru. After formally arresting them, the NIA took Swapna Suresh and her family members in its custody. They will be produced in NIA office in Kochi on Sunday.
As India and China attempt to lower weeks of border tension in eastern Ladakh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said that a disengagement and de-escalation process has been agreed upon between the two countries and it is very much a work in progress.
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) will file a money laundering case and launch a probe into the alleged illegal transactions and tainted assets created by slain Kanpur-based gangster Vikas Dubey, his family members and associates.
Former Congress party president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday trained his guns at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the PM-CARES Fund and said why was the latter scared of sharing details of the donations received from the Chinese firms.
Amid demands for a judicial probe into the encounter of Kanpur-based gangster Vikas Dubey, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe various aspects of the slain history-sheeter, cases registered against him and his alleged links.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to cancel the final-year examinations of Delhi University and other central universities across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the two terrorists gunned down by the security forces in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmirs Baramulla on Saturday has been identified as a member of the Pakistan-backed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reviewed the COVID-19 situation in the country in a meeting attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Member of NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary and other senior officials of the central government.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday formally took over the investigation into the Jayaraj-Bennix custodial deaths case from the CB-CID. A Team headed by CBI ADSP Vijaykumar Shukla started the investigation by visiting the residence of the bereaved family in Sathankulam.
According to the IMD, isolated extremely heavy falls are very likely over Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh on July 11 and over East Uttar Pradesh on July 11 and 12.
Criticising former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis over his 'Mi punha yein' (I will come back) refrain during the last year's assembly polls, Pawar said that voters thought that this stance smacked of arrogance and felt that they should be taught a lesson.