Breaking News LIVE, October 26:
6:30 PM| Famous Gujarati film musician, singer and former Parliamentarian Mahesh Kanodia passed away at his residence in Gandhinagar on Sunday. He was 83.
5:00 PM| Actor Payal Ghosh, who accused filmmaker Anurag Kashyap of raping her, joined the Republican Party of India (Athawale) on Monday. She along with some others joined the party in the presence of its chief and Union minister Ramdas Athawale.
4:00 PM| Interim relief to Mahesh Bhatt from Bombay HC which restrains actor Luveina Lodh from making and circulating any false statements against Bhatts after recording her lawyer’s statement that she has not and will not make any defamatory statements.
11:00 AM| Air Quality Index at 405 in Anand Vihar, in ‘severe’ category as per Delhi Pollution Control Committee data. The AQI is in a ‘very poor’ category at several locations in the national capital including Rohini, ITO, and Dwarka.
Chirag Paswan, on Nitish Kumar over allegations of corruption, said he believed “jail is the right place” for the Chief Minister. “It is not possible that Nitish Kumar was not involved in scams,” the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader told news agency ANI on his coalition partner-turned-chief target.
Chirag Paswan’s latest attack came in response to questions about his promise to jail those responsible for corruption in the five-year Nitish Kumar rule, even if it meant the Chief Minister.
India has recorded 79,09,959 confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 1,19,014 deaths. Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 90.2 percent. ‘Unlock 5.0’ is underway. Globally, there have been over 4.28 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 11.51 lakh people have died so far.
The third phase of human trials of India’s COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ is set to begin at the Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) and SUM Hospital in Odisha. Covaxin is being indigenously developed by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and Bharat Biotech. IMS and SUM Hospital is the only institute from Odisha on the ICMR’s list of 21 medical institutes where trials are underway.