Breaking News LIVE, October 30:
6:15 PM| The election Commission of India has revoked the ‘star campaigner’ status of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath for repeatedly violating the model code of conduct during his campaign for the by-elections to 28 assembly seats in the state.
5:15 PM| Anti-Ship missile (AShM) fired by Indian Navy’s Guided Missile Corvette INS Kora hits the target at max range with precise accuracy in the Bay of Bengal. (ANI)
1:10 PM| Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a tour of ‘Arogya Van’ in Kevadia after inaugurating it.
1:00 PM| “Around 35 per cent of our beds are occupied. Spike in cases is due to aggressive contact tracing and testing. Until there is a vaccine, masks should be considered as Covid vaccine. If you wear masks, it’ll protect you from both pollution and Covid-19,” said Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain on Friday.
10:45 AM| Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Ahmedabad on Friday morning. He is on a 2-day visit to Gujarat. The Prime Minister is visiting Gujarat for the first time after the coronavirus outbreak.
Trading has resumed at the onion wholesale market in Nashik in Maharasthra after four days. The traders had been protesting against the stock limit imposed by the central government.
Modi on Friday greeted people on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi and hoped that this day furthers compassion and brotherhood. Milad-un-Nabi marks the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad and it is observed in the month of Rabi’ al-awwal, the third month in the Islamic calendar.
“Best wishes on Milad-un-Nabi. Hope this day furthers compassion and brotherhood all across,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted. “May everybody be healthy and happy. Eid Mubarak!” he said.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Thursday backed population-based reservation for castes but said it can only be implemented after census data is available. Addressing a poll rally, he also attacked the RJD over its record on law and order and ridiculed Tejashwi Yadav’s promise of 10 lakh jobs.
He repeatedly told the people that his government has worked for the development of Bihar with the cooperation of the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
India saw 48,648 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day taking the COVID-19 caseload to 80,88,851, while the active cases fell below 6,00,000, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The national recovery rate crossed 91%.
A total of 73,73,375 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far pushing the national recovery rate to 91.15% while the case fatality rate stands at 1.50%.