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  • Sep 19, 2021 10:55 PM IST

    TN reports 1,697 new Covid-19 cases, 27 deaths in 24 hours

    With 1,697 new Covid-19 cases and 27 deaths in the last 24 hours, Tamil Nadu's tally reached 2,645,380 and the death toll climbed to 35,337, reports ANI.

  • Sep 19, 2021 10:42 PM IST

    Suspicious movement detected along LoC in Uri sector, search of area under progress: PRO Defence, Srinagar

    Suspicious movement was detected along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector on the intervening night of September 18 - 19 and the search of the area is under progress, reports ANI quoting the Defence PRO in Srinagar.

  • Sep 19, 2021 09:44 PM IST

    'Will try to ensure Amarinder Singh attends swearing-in but its up to him': Harish Rawat

    Congress leader Harish Rawat said that he will try to ensure that Amarinder Singh attends the oath-taking ceremony of new CM Charanjit Singh Channi but also said “it's up to him,” reports ANI.

  • Sep 19, 2021 09:09 PM IST

    Amarinder Singh thanks state officers, employees for ‘giving their best’

    Former Punjab CM Amarinder Singh thanked the officials and the employees of the state government for “giving their best” during his 4.5 years as the CM. “May you continue to serve the people of the State with the same zeal & commitment,” he said.

  • Sep 19, 2021 08:22 PM IST

    Delhi prisons department to start initiative to professionally train Tihar jail inmates in sports

    The Delhi Prisons Department would kick start new initiative aimed at imparting professional training to Tihar jail inmates in various sports, reports PTI citing officials.

  • Sep 19, 2021 07:39 PM IST

    Maharashtra report 3,413 new Covid-19 cases, 49 deaths

    With 3,413 new Covid-19 cases and 49 deaths, Maharashtra's total confirmed cases reached 6,521,915 and the death toll climbed to 138,518. 

    Mumbai saw 423 new infections and five deaths as the city's tally reached 738,101 and the death toll went up to 16,053.

  • Sep 19, 2021 07:14 PM IST

    Channi to take oath as Punjab CM tomorrow at 11am

    Charanjit Singh Channi to take oath as new Punjab CM tomorrow at 11am.

  • Sep 19, 2021 07:05 PM IST

    Punjab CM-designate Channi's supporters celebrate outside Guv's house in Chandigarh

    Punjab CM-designate Charanjit Singh Channi's supporters celebrate outside the governor's house in Chandigarh, reports ANI.

  • Sep 19, 2021 06:27 PM IST

    Punjab CM-designate Charanjit Singh Channi reaches Governor's house in Chandigarh

    Punjab's CM-designate Charanjit Singh Channi has reached the governor's house in Chandigarh, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 19, 2021 06:01 PM IST

    ‘Not disappointed at all’: Randhawa on Charanjit Singh Channi being elected as Punjab CM

    Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said that it was the decision of the Congress high command to appoint Charanjit Singh Channi as the CM of Punjab and said he was not disappointed at all, reports ANI. 

    “I welcome it. Channi is like my younger brother,” he said.

  • Sep 19, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    Congress names Charanjit Singh Channi as new Punjab CLP leader, CM-designate

    Charanjit Singh Channi unanimously elected as the leader of the Congress legislature party of Punjab, tweets senior Congress leader Harish Rawat.

  • Sep 19, 2021 05:43 PM IST

    Congress' Harish Rawat, Sukhjinder Randhawa to meet Governor Banwarilal Purohit at 6.30pm

    Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit has given time to AICC general secretary Harish Rawat and Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa to meet him at 6.30 pm, according to Raj Bhawan sources.

  • Sep 19, 2021 05:13 PM IST

    7 dead, 9 injured in road accident near Borgaon, Bastar in Chhattisgarh: Police

    Seven dead, nine injured in a road accident near Borgaon in Kondagaon Tehsil, Bastar in Chhattisgarh, reports ANI citing P Sundarraj, Bastar IG. 

  • Sep 19, 2021 05:07 PM IST

    ‘Will have to wait 2 to 3 hours’: Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on decision about next Punjab CM, reports ANI

    Congress leader Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said there has been no decision made on next CM of Punjab. He also said that the decision would be made today and asked to wait for the next two to three hours, reports ANI. 

  • Sep 19, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa seeks time to meet Governor Banwarilal Purohit, reports ANI citing sources

    Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, whose name Congress MLAs in Punjab have proposed for the next CM, has sought time for a meeting from governor Banwarilal Purohit, reports ANI citing sources.

  • Sep 19, 2021 03:59 PM IST

    France says Joe Biden, Emmanuel Macron to talk in coming days, reports AFP

    US President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron to talk in the coming days after the spat between the two countries over the submarine deal with Australia, reports AFP.

  • Sep 19, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    UP to allow 100 people in weddings, other celebrations

    The Uttar Pradesh government has increased the maximum number of people allowed at weddings and other celebrations to 100 from the existing limit of 50. according to an order by state's additional chief secretary (home) Awanish Awasthi.

  • Sep 19, 2021 03:19 PM IST

    Congress proposes name of Sukhjinder Randhawa for post of Punjab CM, reports ANI

    Congress MLAs have proposed the name of Sukhjinder Randhawa for the post of Punjab CM, reports ANI citing MLA Pritam Kotbhai.

  • Sep 19, 2021 02:31 PM IST

    EAM Jaishankar urges early resumption of direct flights to Saudi Arabia

    External affairs minister S Jaishankar has urged his counterpart in Saudi Arabia Faisal bin Farhan for early resumption of direct flights to the kingdom. Afghanistan and Covid-19 were also discussed by the two ministers.

  • Sep 19, 2021 02:05 PM IST

    Karnataka MLA Srinivas Gowda resigns from JD(S)

    Karnataka MLA Srinivas Gowda, representing the Kolar constituency, said on Sunday that he has resigned from the HD Deve Gowda-led Janata Dal (Secular). “I have resigned from JD(S). I have met DK Shivakumar as I was in Congress earlier,” he told news agency ANI.

  • Sep 19, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    Security forces neutralise IED weighing 10 kgs in Chhattisgarh

  • Sep 19, 2021 11:53 AM IST

    Adityanath says UP has risen to No 2 in ‘Ease of Doing Business’ national ranking 

    Uttar Pradesh (UP) chief minister Yogi Adityanath told reporters on Saturday that during his time in the office UP has risen to a become the second best state in the country in terms of ‘Ease of Doing Business’ ranking. He further said that UP has climbed from 6th spot in the economy of the country to second position.

  • Sep 19, 2021 11:01 AM IST

    Serbian foreign minister arrives in Delhi 

  • Sep 19, 2021 10:36 AM IST

    Punjab CLP meeting deferred, no new time announced

    The Punjab CLP meeting, which was to be held at 11am, has been deferred, Congress party sources said. No new time has been decided, they added.

  • Sep 19, 2021 10:29 AM IST

    ‘Awaiting Sonia Gandhi’s orders': Congress MLA Kuldeep Singh Vaid ahead of CLP meeting

    We are awaiting Sonia Gandhi's orders. Immediately after, a decision will be taken in the CLP meeting. There is a background and issues behind the resignation of Captain Amarinder Singh: Congress MLA Kuldeep Singh Vaid after meeting with Sunil Jakhar, in Chandigarh

  • Sep 19, 2021 09:55 AM IST

    India reports 30,773 new Covid-19 cases in a day

    India reported 30,773 Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking the tally of cases to 3,34,48,163. In the last 24 hours 309 deaths have also been reported from all over the country, the death toll now stands at 4,44,838, according to the Union health ministry.

  • Sep 19, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    A total of 55,23,40,168 samples tested for Covid-19, says ICMR

    The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said a total of 55,23,40,168 samples have been tested for Covid-19 in the country till September 18, with 15,59,895 samples being tested in the last 24 hours.

  • Sep 19, 2021 08:42 AM IST

    Lokesh Sharma, OSD to Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, quits

     Lokesh Sharma, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot resigned from his post on Sunday after a tweet he posted on September 18 sparked off a controversy, reported ANI.

  • Sep 19, 2021 07:53 AM IST

    Mizoram reports 1,104 Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths

  • Sep 19, 2021 06:56 AM IST

    Israel recaptures last two prison-break fugitives

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India reports 15,786 new Covid-19 cases; active cases lowest in 232 days

Friday's infection count is 2,668 less (over 14%) than that of Thursday's, when 18,454 cases were reported, the highest single-day spike since October 14. Also, the daily positivity rate that has remained below 3% for the last 53 days touched 1.19% during the day, the health ministry said.
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He said while the other countries had the expertise, India achieved the target by basing the vaccination programme on scientific methods. (ANI)
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