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Karnataka topped the COVID vaccination drive in the country on Friday by administering 26.92 lakh doses till 9 PM, Minister for Health & Family Welfare and Medical Education K Sudhakar said.
Mumbai Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested an associate of Dawood Ibrahim, Azim Bhau alias Mohammad Azim Abu Saleem. He was involved in extortion and smuggling of drugs. Cases of extortion & robbery have been registered against him at several police stations: Mumbai NCB
GST Council has approved Fitment Committee’s proposal for e-commerce operators (ECOs) such as Swiggy & Zomato to be made liable to pay GST on restaurant service supplied through them, sources said CNBC TV18
GST Council is expected to discuss on Friday is to bring the food delivery platforms like Swiggy and Zomato under the purview of the tax regime. To curb tax evasion, it has been proposed to to treat online food delivery platforms and levy a tax of 5 per cent.
07:12 PM : The two-day Legislative Assembly session of Goa will commence on October 18
07:10 PM : In the beginning, we were administering 40 lakh doses in a day. We then brought it up to 1 crore daily doses and today we had already touched 1.35 crore doses by 3 pm: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on over 2 crore COVID19 vaccine doses administered in a single day today.
The opposition parties were spreading misinformation that led to vaccine hesitancy. It is a matter of real happiness that we are manufacturing vaccines in large numbers. Vaccination drive has reached maturity: Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri
The policeman who was shot by terrorists in Kulgam district succumbed to his injuries on way to the hospital. More details are awaited.
New Zealand call off white-ball tour of Pakistan because of security concerns
New Zealand have called off their white-ball tour of Pakistan because of security concerns ahead of the first of three ODIs at Pindi Cricket Ground in Rawalpindi on Friday. New Zealand were visiting Pakistan for the first time after 18 years for a white-ball tour featuring three ODIs which were to be followed by five T20Is in Lahore.
02:35 PM: A fire broke out in the basement of the CBI building at the CGO complex in Lodhi Road in the national capital on Friday, news agency ANI reported. Eight fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. All officers and staff in the building have been evacuated. Further details awaited.
Delhi: Fire breaks out in the basement of the CBI building at CGO complex in the Lodhi Road area today. All officers and staff in the building have been evacuated pic.twitter.com/c6TYhcvHaD
— ANI (@ANI) September 17, 2021
01:10 PM: CRPF nabs wanted Naxal Madkam Raja in Chhattisgarh
In a joint operation, security forces apprehended wanted Naxal Madkam Raja in Sukma, Chhattisgarh: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)
India is committed to increasing its connectivity with central Asia, said PM Modi in virtual address at SCO summit on Friday.
BJP National President JP Nadda launches ‘Seva Aur Samarpan Abhiyan’ at BJP headquarter, on the occasion of PM Narendra Modi’s 71st birthday.
Light rainfall to continue in Delhi-NCR
Light rainfall is likely to continue in Delhi-NCR on Friday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted.
The sky will remain cloudy with the possibility of light rain till September 23, it added. In the last 24 hours till 8.30 a.m. on Friday, the Safdarjung Observatory recorded 13 mm of rainfall.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana along with other officials arrive at the Special Cell office of Police Headquarters for conference focusing Anti-Terror Units, in the national capital
11:15 AM: India reports 34,403 new COVID-19 cases and 37,950 recoveries in the last 24 hours, says Union Health Ministry.
Active cases: 3,39,056
Total recoveries: 3,25,98,424
77.24 crore vaccine doses administered so far.
10:00 AM: Over 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in WHO-affiliated South-East Asian countries. India has administered a total of 76,57,17,137 doses (first and second) as of yesterday, says World Health Organisation.
India on Friday reported 34,403 new Covid-19 cases and 37,950 recoveries in the last 24 hours, as per Union Health Ministry.
142 dengue cases have been reported in Meerut, out of which 83 cases are active… If mosquito larvae are found in any person’s home for first time, we serve a notice, impose fine if found again and lodge FIR if the larvae are found for the third time, says CMO Dr Akhilesh Mohan.
The Dalai Lama wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 71st birthday and congratulated him on the growing confidence he had brought among the people, despite challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I offer my heartfelt greetings to you on your birthday. May you continue to live a long and healthy life,” the Dalai Lama said in his letter to PM Modi.
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