LJP chief writes to EC, seeks postponement of Bihar Assembly poll

LJP chief writes to EC, seeks postponement of Bihar Assembly poll

Saturday, 01 August 2020 | PNS | New Delhi

NDA ally Lok Janshakti Party’s (LJP) supremo Ram Vilas Paswan has written to the Election Commission against holding the Bihar Assembly polls in October-November, when they are due, saying it will otherwise amount to deliberately “pushing people towards death” due to coronavirus pandemic and considering the flood situation. The party has...

Cases cross 20K mark in J&K

Saturday, 01 August 2020 | PNS | Jammu

The total number of coronavirus positive cases Friday crossed 20,000 mark  while a senior Kashmir Administrative Services Officer (KAS) along with 12 others died taking the total death toll to 377 in Jammu & Kashmir. Sharing the news on his twitter handle, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary wrote, “I find...

Kerala reports 1,310 Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths take toll to 73

Saturday, 01 August 2020 | PTI | Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala reported 1,310 Covid-19 cases on Friday, including 20 health workers, taking the infection tally to 23,607, while three deaths took the toll to 73. A total of 864 people have recovered. The positive cases include 885 on Friday and 425 on Thursday. (Yesterday due to some technical issues, the Covid...

Bengal decides on rapid antigen test

Saturday, 01 August 2020 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

With the number of corona cases going up by the hour the Bengal Government has decided to conduct rapid antigen tests in Kolkata and nearby districts, Health Department sources said. Initially tests will be conducted in Kolkata and North 24 Parganas which have witnessed massive upswing in the number of cases....

Tamil Nadu: 97 dead, 5,881 test positive

Saturday, 01 August 2020 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

Tamil Nadu  lost 97 persons to Covid-19 during the last 24 hours ending Friday evening. The State also saw 5,881 persons testing positive for Covid-19 during the same period. The number of new persons diagnosed with coronavirus was higher than that of Thursday while the number of persons succumbing to...

Maha records 10,320 new cases

Saturday, 01 August 2020 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

The Covid-19 infections crossed 10,000 mark for the third time in nine days in Maharashtra on Friday, as the state recorded 10,320 infected cases, while 265 more people died of pandemic. A day after it recorded the highest-ever daily tally of 11,147 Covid-19 infections, as many as  10,320 people tested positive...

Andhra reports 10K plus cases for 3rd day; tally zooms to 1.40L

Saturday, 01 August 2020 | PTI | Amaravati

The virulent spread of coronavirus continued unabated in Andhra Pradesh with the state registering over 10,000 cases for three consecutive days, taking the aggregate to 1,40,933 on Friday. In the last 24 hours ending 9 am on Friday, the state reported 10,376 Covid-19 cases, the highest daily count so far, from...

UGC justifies in SC holding final year exams in Sept ‘to protect students’ future

Friday, 31 July 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

The UGC Thursday justified in the Supreme Court it decision directing all universities and institutions to hold final year/semester examinations in September saying it was done to protect the academic future of students across the country. The University Grants Commission (UGC) filed a 50-page affidavit on a batch of petitions, including...

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