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Breaking LIVE News: CSK player, 12 staff members test coronavirus positive ahead of opening ceremony of IPL 13

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Breaking News LIVE: Water logging in some parts of Chennai, due to heavy rainfall ahead of Cyclone Nivar

The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain a petition seeking postponement of the Bihar Assembly elections due to the coronavirus pandemic. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan and comprising Justices R S Reddy and M R Shah left it to the Election Commission decide the schedule.

The Supreme Court said that states/UTs can ask the UGC to extend exam deadline for final year exams. The decision taken by the state disaster management authority shall prevail over the UGC deadline, the SC said. However, The decision to cancel the exam and promote students is beyond their jurisdiction, it said.

Rafale fighter jets will be formally inducted into the Indian Air Force by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on September 10, The Rafale induction ceremony will be held after the return of the Defence Minister from Russia. Rajnath Singh is scheduled to attend the meeting of the Defence Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member countries from September 4 to 6, at the Ambala airbase in Haryana. French Defence Minister Florence Parly will be invited for the induction ceremony.

Actor Rhea Chakraborty has been summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Sushant Singh Rajput death probe. She reached the DRDO guest house at about 10.40 am, where the CBI team is stationed to probe the Sushant Singh Rajput case.

Meanwhile, Ankita Lokhande took to Twitter and denied Rhea Chakraborty’s recent allegations against her. The actress said that she never claimed to have spoken to Sushant Singh Rajput on the phone and that she has already cleared his flat. Ankita shared a long note on Twitter and captioned it as, “Few Revelations on today. Follows #ITWILLCONTINUETILLWEGETJUSTICE.”

With 77,266 cases in 24 hours, the coronavirus tally in India rose to 3,387,500 on Friday with the death toll at 61,529, as per the latest figures released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Chief secretaries and health secretaries of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir, attended the meeting with Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba. Apart from a high caseload, these states and J&K also account for 89 percent of the COVID deaths.

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7:46PM 28 Aug, 20
Kanyakumari Congress MP, Vasantha Kumar passes away

Tamil Nadu Member of Parliament from Kanyakumari and businessman H Vasanthakumar succumbed to COVID-19 on August 28 after a three-week battle against the deadly infection.

7:32PM 28 Aug, 20
Muharram 2020: HC allows Taziya processions in Mumbai with only 5 people

The Bombay High Court on Friday allowed Taziya processions to take place in Mumbai on the occasion of Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram month. However, the court said that the processions can be taken out with not more than five people while stringent restrictions will stay in place in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

5:25PM 28 Aug, 20
IPL 13: CSK player, 12 support staff members test coronavirus positive days ahead of opening ceremony

A Chennai Super Kings fast bowler and as many as 12 members of the team support staff have tested for the novel coronavirus 

5:11PM 28 Aug, 20
Delhi HC stays broadcast of trailer of Sudarshan TV News channel on 'infiltration of Muslims'

Delhi HC stays the broadcast of a trailer of Sudarshan TV News channel on the “infiltration of Muslims” in the Civil Services with the hashtag ‘UPSC Jihad’.

3:19PM 28 Aug, 20
260 held for violating curbs in Kolkata during lockdown

Kolkata Police on Thursday said 260 people had been arrested till 12 pm for violating the curbs imposed as part of the state government’s total biweekly lockdown strategy to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. Seven vehicle owners were prosecuted violating the lockdown, while 199 people were booked or prosecuted for not wearing a face mask.

3:18PM 28 Aug, 20
Assembly session begins in Punjab

The Punjab Assembly, which met under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, paid tributes to the soldiers killed in Ladakh's Galwan valley, the Covid warriors and Olympian Balbir Singh Senior, PTI reporters. The 12th session of the 15th Punjab Assembly began at 11 am with strict protocols in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Thirty MLAs in the state, including four ministers, have tested positive for the coronavirus.

12:49PM 28 Aug, 20
SC dismisses plea seeking postponement of Bihar polls

The Supreme Court Friday refused to entertain a petition seeking postponement of the Bihar Assembly elections due to the coronavirus pandemic. A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan and comprising Justices R S Reddy and M R Shah left it to the Election Commission decide the schedule.

12:16PM 28 Aug, 20
'You have guts to come on national media': SSR's sister slams Rhea Chakraborty over TV interview

Sushant Singh Rajput’s sister Shweta Singh Kirti launched a no-holds barred attack on her late brother’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty over an interview given by the latter on Thursday. “You have guts to come on National Media and tarnish the image of my pure brother after his death!! You think God is not watching for what you have done! I believe in God and I have faith, now I really want to see what he will do to you. #Godiswithus #JusticeForSushantSinghRajput,” Shweta posted from her unverified Twitter account.

12:03PM 28 Aug, 20
Centre permits meals on flights, airlines can put flyers on no-fly list for refusing to wear mask

The Centre has permitted the airlines to serve pre-packed snacks, meals and beverages on domestic flights and hot meals on international flights, according to an official order, PTI reported. Moreover, any passenger who refuses to wear a face mask in a flight can be put on the no-fly list by the airline, said a senior official of the aviation regulator DGCA. In an order issued on Thursday, the Civil Aviation Ministry said, "Airlines may serve pre-packed snacks/meals/pre-packed beverages on domestic flights depending on the duration of flight. Airlines and charter flight operators can "serve hot meals and limited beverages" on international flights "as per the standard practices."  The ministry said only single-use disposable trays, plates and cutlery should be used while serving food or beverages in domestic and international flights. "Crew shall wear a fresh set of gloves for every meal/beverage service," it noted.

11:38AM 28 Aug, 20
Japan PM Shinzo Abe to resign over health issues: Local media

Japan PM Shinzo Abe to resign over health issues: Local media

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