Breaking News LIVE, October 12:
6:15 PM| A suit was filed against the two news channels and four of their anchors today by the likes of Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, Anil Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar, Kabir Khan, among others. The plaintiff list also includes the names of The Film &Television Producers Guild of India (PGI), The Cine & TV Artiste, Association (CINTAA), Indian Film and TV Producers Council (IFTPC) and Screenwriters Association (SWA).
कुछ दिन पहले किसी कोरोना पॉज़िटिव व्यक्ति के सम्पर्क में आने के कारण मैं बीते एक सप्ताह से अपने आवास पर क्वारंटीन था,गत दो दिनों से कोरोना के कुछ लक्षण आने के कारण आज कोरोना टेस्ट करवाया,जिसकी रिपोर्ट अभी पॉज़िटिव आई है।
चिकित्सकों की सलाह पर अपने सरकारी आवास में ही आइसोलेट हूं।
— Jairam Thakur (@jairamthakurbjp) October 12, 2020
1:55 PM| Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced Special Festival Advance scheme wherein all the central government employees will be eligible for an interest free loan of Rs 10,000 which they will have to utilize on festival related spending up to March 31, 2021.
1:35 PM| Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is addressing the media on key economic issues. FM on Monday announced giving out cash vouchers to central government employees this year in lieu of leave travel concession (LTC) fare which could be spent only on buying non-food GST-rated items.
1:25 PM| Supreme Court allowed NEET exam to be conducted on October 14 for students who could not appear for it due to COVID-19 infection or because of residing in containment zones; results on October 16.
1:00 PM| Bihar Panchayati Raj Minister and politician from Madhubani district, Kapil Deo Kamat’s health deteriorated on Monday. The Minister has been put on ventilator. The 69-year-old minister is undergoing treatment to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Patna. The special team of doctors are monitoring his health.
12:15 PM| Bihar BJP MLA Vinod Kumar Singh, passed away at Medanta Hospital in Delhi on Monday. The MLA had been running ill for long time and was admitted to the hospital a few days ago after complaining of a brain hemorrhage. The demise of Minister Vinod Singh was reported by his PA Rajeev Ranjan himself.
11:00 AM| Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) Asia Pacific Group (APG) keeps Pakistan in the ‘enhanced follow-up list’ for lack of any major progress made to counter-terror financing on its soil.
Several areas in Mumbai experienced a power outage on Monday morning. Juhu, Andheri, Mira Road, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Panvel were among the areas that were largely affected. “Due to grid failure, the supply of power in the city is disrupted,” a Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport [BEST] spokesperson confirmed.
“The electric supply is interrupted due to TATAs incoming electric supply failure. Inconveniences is regretted,” it posted on Twitter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tops the BJP’s list of 30-star campaigners for the first phase of the Bihar Assembly elections 2020. Apart from Modi, BJP President J.P. Nadda, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, the state faces like Bihar President Sanjay Jaiswal and Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi, as well as former Maharashtra Chief Minister and BJP’s Bihar election in-charge Devendra Fadnavis, are the star campaigners.
Actor Rhea Chakraborty’s neighbour had claimed a few days back that an eyewitness had seen late Sushant Singh Rajput drop off Rhea at latter’s apartment complex in Mumbai. Now, post an interrogation with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), she has been warned by the central agency from lying.
Congress spokesperson Khushbu Sundar has resigned from the primary membership of the Congress party. She has conveyed her decision in a letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi, complaining of being “pushed and suppressed” by “few elements” seated at a higher level with the party.
With 66,732 new cases, the coronavirus tally in India has now risen to over 71 lakh. As many as 816 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the casualties to 1,09,150. Of the 71,20,539 infections, the recoveries stand at 61,49,536, while 8,61,853 cases are still active. With increasing recoveries, India has sustained its leading global position with the maximum recovered cases.
Globally, the infections topped 37.3 million. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to step up efforts to contain Covid-19 on Monday. South Korea eased social distancing requirements, and the governor of Jakarta relaxed restrictions in Indonesia’s capital.