Breaking News LIVE, October 18:
5:00 PM| Fire breaks out on the third floor of a building in central Kolkata’s Bowbazar area, injuring three people, reports PTI quoting fire department officials.
1:50 PM| India has crossed Covid peak, says government-appointed panel, stresses “protective measures must continue”.
12:30 PM| India on Sunday successfully test fired the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos from the navy’s indigenously-built stealth destroyer, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) said a statement.
12:00 PM| Dhirendra Singh, the main accused in the Ballia shooting case, was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday.A UP STF team arrested Dhirendra Singh near Janeshwar Mishra Park in Lucknow.
11:15 AM| While referring to Democratic candidate in the US elections Joe Biden’s remarks about choosing hope over fear and unity over division, former Union minister P Chidambaram on Sunday urged voters in Bihar to take a similar vow. Taking to Twitter he said: “Mr Joe Biden, Democratic candidate in the US elections said yesterday ‘We choose hope over fear, unity over division, science over fiction and yes, truth over lies’. That’s a good vow that the people of Bihar, MP and elsewhere should take when they go to the polling booths this month.”
Mr Joe Biden, Democratic candidate in the US elections said yesterday “We choose hope over fear, unity over division, science over fiction and yes, truth over lies”
— P. Chidambaram (@PChidambaram_IN) October 18, 2020
10:15 AM| The ministry of health and family welfare said today that the very high testing of COVID-19 in India has resulted in the continuous falling positivity rate which has now fallen below 8%. As per the Ministry, the COVID-19 count includes 7,95,087 active cases and 65,24,596 cured/discharged/migrated cases. With 837 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total death count due to the disease has reached 1,12,998.
Decapitated body of a 12-year-old girl was recovered in Dantiwada area of Banaskantha district of Gujarat. Police investigation underway.
Delhi’s air quality recorded in the ‘poor’ category on Sunday morning; The share of stubble burning in the national capital’s PM2.5 pollution is likely to ‘increase significantly’, according to the Ministry of Earth Sciences’ air quality monitor, SAFAR.
Nominations of Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (JCC) chief Amit Jogi and his wife Richa Jogi for upcoming bypolls in Marwahi constituency was disqualified. A high-level investigation committee on October 15 cancelled Amit Jogi’s caste certificate.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday asserted that Nitish Kumar will be the next chief minister of Bihar after the coming assembly elections in the state. Shah also said that the NDA will get a two-third majority in the polls.
Talking about the Lok Janshakti Party breaking away from the ruling alliance in Bihar, Shah said the party was offered adequate seats but still walked away from the alliance.