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India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 61-lakh mark
- A spike of 70,589 new cases and 776 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
- Case tally stands at 61,45,292 including 9,47,576 active cases, 51,01,398 cured/discharged/migrated & 96,318 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Total Covid tests
A total of 7,31,10,041 samples tested up to 28th September for COVID-19. Of these, 11,42,811 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Odisha imposes restriction on use of private vehicles for hire
The Odisha State Transport Authority (STA) has issued strict instructions to central and state government departments, central and state Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs), Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), industrial houses and individuals against hiring non-transport (private) vehicles.
Will give up all posts held in city’s municipal corporations: Delhi SAD chief
We will give up all posts which we held as part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) including those in the municipal corporations in Delhi, said Delhi Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President, Harmeet Singh Kalka.
UN Chief calls 1 million Covid global death toll ‘agonizing milestone’
“Our world has reached an agonizing milestone: the loss of one million lives from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a mind-numbing figure. Yet we must never lose sight of each and every individual life. They were fathers and mothers, wives and husbands, brothers and sisters, friends and colleagues. The pain has been multiplied by the savageness of this disease,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a statement.
COVID-19 : UN deputy chief calls for more $35 bn for vaccine, tests
UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday called on countries to help fill the gap of USD 35 billion in order to meet the global goals of COVID-19 vaccine production, treatments and tests.
‘Rail Roko’ agitation in Amritsar enters 6th day
Punjab: ‘Rail Roko’ agitation in Amritsar by Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee against farm Bills (now laws), enters 6th day. “On Oct 1, we’ll announce mass agitation together with others across the nation,” says Committee’s General Secretary
Pandemic to keep Asia’s growth at lowest since 1967, warns World Bank
- The coronavirus pandemic is expected to lead to the slowest growth in more than 50 years in East Asia and the Pacific as well as China, while up to 38 million people are set to be pushed back into poverty, the World Bank said in an economic update on Monday.
- The bank said the region this year is projected to grow by only 0.9%, the lowest rate since 1967.
J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC
Pakistan violated ceasefire along LoC by firing with small arms and shelling with mortars in Mankote sector, Poonch district. Indian Army is retaliating: PRO Defence Jammu
Mizoram reports 50 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
The total cases in the state rise to 1958, including 1459 discharges. Active cases stand at 499: Govt of Mizoram
More than 82% of total coronavirus cases recovered: Health Ministry
India has witnessed close to a 100% increase in recoveries in the past month. More than 82% of total cases (exceeding 50 lakhs) recovered and discharged. Active cases (lower than 10 lakhs) a small proportion (less than 1/5th) of total cases: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
India, Bangladesh to hold JCC meeting today
The issues related to Rohingya crisis, water sharing in common rivers, energy, connectivity, bilateral trade and border are expected to be on the agenda of a meeting in Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) to be held today, Bangladeshi media reported.
Global coronavirus death toll crosses 1 million-mark: Johns Hopkins University data
The United States has reported the most deaths – more than 205,000 – followed by Brazil, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
Mumbai: MLA hostel evacuated over bomb threat call
- Mumbai police on Monday evacuated people from MLA hostel after a bomb scare. However, the police did not find any explosive material there.
- “Around 150 people were there in the building. We have checked thoroughly and have not found any explosive material. The phone number has been traced. Further action will be taken,” police said.
Over 60 countries back 2030 Biodiversity Protection Pledge ahead of UN Summit
- Political leaders from more than 60 countries including Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom came together to commit to protecting biodiversity in a pledge released on Monday.
- The announcement comes ahead of a summit being convened by the president of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that will discuss “Urgent action on biodiversity for sustainable development.”
3 die after under-construction building collapses in Vadodara
Three persons died after an under-construction building collapsed in Bawamanpura here late Monday night. Rescue operation underway. Further details are awaited.
PM Modi to inaugurate 6 mega projects in Uttarakhand under Namami Gange today
PM will also unveil the logo of Jal Jeevan Mission at 11 am today through video conference. He will release the guidelines for GPs and Pani Samiti for the implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission – Har Ghar Jal, according to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Monsoon session of Odisha Legislative Assembly to begin from today
Karnataka cabinet reshuffle: Yediyurappa likely to travel to Delhi
- Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa is likely to travel to Delhi for his cabinet reshuffle and expansion, sources said.
- CT Ravi, who holds the portfolio of Karnataka Tourism and Culture Minister is likely to be dropped from the cabinet, they said.
- According to sources, Arvind Limbavali, Umesh Katti, Basangouda Patil Yatnal, Sunil Kumar and Halady Srinivas Shetty are likely to get placed in Yediyurappa’s cabinet.
SC to hear plea seeking Mehbooba Mufti’s release today
- The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear a petition seeking the release of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti.
- The plea was filed by Mufti’s daughter Iltija Mufti.
- In July, Mufti’s detention under Public Safety Act (PSA) was extended by three months.