Breaking News LIVE, April 2:
A car rammed a barricade outside the US Capitol on Friday afternoon, injuring two Capitol Police officers and leading to a suspect being shot, two law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.
Capitol Police say the incident happened at a checkpoint near the Capitol. It comes as the Washington region remains on edge nearly three months after a mob of armed insurrectionists stormed the Capitol as Congress was voting to certify Joe Biden”s presidential win.
Capitol Police say that someone “rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers” and that a suspect was taken into custody.
Maharashtra on Friday recorded 47,827 new COVID-19 cases, its highest daily rise since the coronavirus pandemic began last year. It took the state’s caseload to 29,04,076, a Health Department statement said.
As many as 202 coronavirus-related deaths were reported in the state on Friday, taking the death toll to 55,379, it said. As many as 24,126 patients were discharged during the day, pushing the tally of recoveries to 24,57,494.
There are 3,89,832 active cases in the state.
Amitabh Bachchan receives first dose of Covaccine
India has recorded a massive surge of 81,441 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s total caseload to 12,302,110, Worldometer showed this morning. Active cases have crossed the 600,000-mark and now stand at 615,798. India is now the 5th-worst hit country in terms of active cases. The death toll from the deadly infection stands at 163,428.
Maharashtra has reported 43,183 new Covid-19 cases, its highest one-day rise since the pandemic began. Mumbai reported 8,646 new cases, which increased its caseload to 423,419. Meanwhile, Delhi logged 2,790 fresh Covid cases, the highest daily count this year. In the wake of corona surge in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold an “urgent” meeting with the health minister and officials today.
PM Narendra Modi will address four public meetings in poll-bound Tamil Nadu later today. The first meeting will be held at the Amma Thidal ground in Madurai at 11.30 AM followed by another at the RG Indoor Stadium in Pathanamthitta at 1.45 PM.
Crowd seen at Dadar vegetable market in Mumbai this morning. Mumbai reported 8,646 new COVID-19 cases yesterday.
An encounter has started at the Kakapora area in Pulwama district. Police and Security Forces are carrying out the operation. More details awaited: Jammu & Kashmir Police.
In his message on Good Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the day reminds us about the struggles and sacrifices of Christ. “Good Friday reminds us about the struggles and sacrifices of Jesus Christ. A perfect embodiment of compassion, He was devoted to serving the needy and healing the sick,” PM Modi tweeted.