Breaking News LIVE, September 30:
4:35 PM| A massive blast that panicked residents of Paris on Wednesday was caused by a sonic boom as a military jet broke the speed of sound, police in the French capital said.
3:00 PM| A high-level security review meeting was held in Patna on Tuesday evening to review the state of preparedness for forthcoming assembly elections in Bihar and to take a final call on security arrangements for peaceful completion of general elections.
2:55 PM| Hathras Gangrape Case: Congress, Bhim Army protest in Lucknow, Hathras over gang-rape of 19-year-old Dalit girl.
1:52 PM| Extended range BrahMos supersonic cruise missile successfully tested from ITR Balasore at 10.30 am. The test comes at a time when the air-breathing missile is already deployed in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.
1:45 PM| SC refuses to postpone UPSC prelims examination scheduled to be held on October 4 in view of Covid-19 pandemic.
12:28 PM| All accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case have been acquitted by the Special CBI court in Lucknow.
12:22PM| Babri demolition case: Judge says incident was not preplanned
11:30 PM| Strictest action will be taken against culprits: PM Modi to UP CM Yogi on Hathras rape
10: 50PM| The UP police have issued a high alert across the state given the verdict, in the Babri mosque demolition case, to be delivered by the special CBI court (Ayodhya case) in Lucknow, said senior police officials.
A special court in Lucknow is set to deliver the much-awaited judgment on Wednesday in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case in which BJP veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are among the accused. CBI judge SK Yadav had on September 16 directed all the 32 surviving accused to remain present in the court on the day of the judgment. The accused include former deputy prime minister Advani, former Union ministers Joshi and Uma Bharti, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Kalyan Singh, besides Vinay Katiyar and Sadhvi Rithambara.
Congress’ UP in-charge Priyanka Gandhi attacked the Yogi Adityanath government after the family of the 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died in a Delhi hospital a fortnight after she was gang-raped, alleged that the police forcibly cremated her body in the middle of the night.
Meanwhile, CM Yogi Adityanath formed a three-member SIT to investigate the Hathras gangrape incident, the team to submit a report within 7 days. CM also directed for trial of the case in a fast-track court.
With India recording 80,472 new cases and 1,179 deaths in the last 24 hours ending 8 am on Wednesday, the total number of coronavirus infections crossed the 62 lakh-mark to reach 62,25,764. Of the total, 97,497 people have succumbed to the virus, 9,40,441 are active cases, while as many as 51,87,826 people have been treated and discharged so far.
The global death toll due to Covid-19 passed the one million mark on Tuesday, most of which have been reported in the United States, followed by Brazil and India. These three countries account for nearly 45% of Covid-19 deaths globally. According to Reuters, over 5,400 people die from the disease every 24 hours. This results in around 226 people succumbing to disease per hour, or one person every 16 seconds.