Breaking News Latest Updates, Highlights of September 2


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Today, in this Live blog, we will focus on the coronavirus pandemic in the country, the deadly infection which has affected over 37 lakh people and has led to the deaths of more than 66,000 people. However, the recovery rate in India is one of the best in the world and stood at 77 per cent, as per the Union Health Ministry. More than 29 lakh people have been recovered from the disease in the country.

We will also focus on the resumption of activities across the country under the Centre’s fourth phase of phase-wise upliftment of coronavirus-mandated lockdown termed as Unlock 4.0. Under the Unlock 4.0, the MHA has allowed Metro trains to resume from September 7, while religious, political, sports, entertainment gatherings up to 100 people are allowed from September 21. However, schools, colleges, cinema halls, swimming pools and international travel of passengers remains suspended.

Here are the Highlights from September 2:

5:00 pm: Delhi: Former JNU student and activist Umar Khalid leaves from Delhi Police Crime Branch office. He was called for interrogation in connection with the February 2020 riots in the national capital

4:50 pm: Over 1,20,700 passengers took to the skies across the country on 1st September, while over 1,20,800 passenger arrivals took place. Domestic aviation operations continue to grow steadily: Ministry of Civil Aviation

4:45 pm: 1121 flight departures took place across the country on 1st September, while 1118 flight arrivals took place: Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA

4:30 pm: Chandigarh Administration sets up #COVID19 Help Desk for patients in home isolation. “The desk has been functioning for past 15 days. We contact people who are in home isolation & provide them with requisite support” says Yashpal Garg, CEO, Housing Board & Chairman of Help Desk.

4:15 pm: In view of the need to optimise usage of available inpatient beds for hospitalisation of seriously ill emergency/ semi-emergency patients, it has been decided to temporarily stop routine OPD admissions for two weeks: AIIMS, Delhi

4:00 pm: We have forged an alliance with Janata Dal (United) & have become a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). There has been no discussion about seat-sharing in the next Bihar Assembly elections: Hindustani Awam Morcha chief Jitan Ram Manjhi

3:30 pm: Mission Karmayogi focuses on individual (civil servants) & institutional capacity building. At top, there will be a PM’s HR Council which will consist of national & international experts under the chairmanship of PM: C Chandramouli, Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training

3:20 pm: Mission Karmayogi aims to prepare Indian Civil Servants for future by making them more creative, constructive, imaginative, innovative, proactive, professional, progressive, energetic, enabling, transparent and technology-enabled: Govt of India

3:15 pm: Cabinet approves #MissionKarmayogi – National Programme for Civil Services Capacity Building to lay the foundation for capacity building for Civil Servants so they remain entrenched in Indian culture while they learn from best practices across the world: Govt of India


3:10 pm: Union Cabinet has approved the introduction in Parliament the Jammu & Kashmir Official Languages Bill 2020 in which 5 languages Urdu, Kashmiri, Dogri, Hindi & English will be official languages. This has been done based on public demand: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

3:05 pm: Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palaniswami issues notice stating that Inter-district govt & private bus service would be resumed from Sept 7th in the state. Train service would also be resumed across the state on 7th September. All passengers advised to adhere to #COVID19 govt norms

3:00 pm: Twenty-seven mafias & criminals (including Kanpur encounter case accused Jay Vajpayee) have been identified who accumulated huge wealth by means of crime. We’ve prepared a report on their wealth which will be seized following legal verification: Kanpur Range IG Mohit Agrawal

2:45 pm: Rajnath Singh asked me to agree on scrapping of question hour as parliament session is being convened in extraordinary situation. I told him that duration of question hour duration shouldn’t be cut. We demand reinstatement of question hour: AR Chowdhury, Leader of Congress in LS

2:30 pm: OPD services temporarily suspended at AIIMS, Delhi “In view of the need to optimise usage of available inpatient beds for hospitalisation of seriously ill emergency/ semi-emergency patients, it has been decided to temporarily stop routine OPD admissions,” reads the statement.

2:15 pm: To dispel rumours & bring some clarity about the family’s stance & their case, Mr Singh (lawyer of #SushantSinghRajput‘s father) will address media today. Our FIR has nothing to do with a drug angle. We have not stressed upon it: Varun Singh, Briefing lawyer, in the case

2:00 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to deliver a special keynote address at US-India Strategic Partnership Forum’s 3rd Annual Leadership Summit at 9 pm (IST) tomorrow, through video conference.

1:40 pm: Supreme Court refuses to entertain an appeal by Netflix challenging a Bihar local court’s order which restrained it from using Sahara Group chairman Subrata Roy’s name in its upcoming web series ‘Bad Boy Billionaires’.

1:30 pm: India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) stands at 1.76%, one of the lowest globally while global CFR stands at 3.3%. India is reporting 48 deaths/million population, also one of the lowest in the world while the global average is 110 deaths/million population: Ministry of Health

12:45 pm: Limit imposed on total benefits under Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS). Total benefits which may be granted to an Importer Exporter Code (IEC) holder not to exceed Rs 2 crores per IEC of exports made in the period 1st Sept to 31st Dec: Ministry Of Commerce & Industry

12:30 pm: TMC MP Derek O’Brien writes to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He writes ‘With elections in WB months away, your recent blocking of pages & accounts in Bengal points to link b/w FB & BJP…Please do all it takes to maintain integrity of your platform in Indian electoral process.’


12:15 pm: Shuttler PV Sindhu pulls out of Thomas & Uber Cup, scheduled for October 2020, due to personal reasons: PV Ramana, PV Sindhu’s father to ANI

12:05 pm: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan writes to PM Modi to convey concerns of his govt with regard to hurdles in payment of GST compensation to the states. Letter reads, “Request you to advise Finance Ministry not to go ahead with plans of transferring GST compensation burden on states.

11:55 am: #HimachalPradesh reports 22 new #COVID19 cases taking the state’s total to 6,283, out of which 1,524 are active cases. The total number of recovered cases stands at 4,673 while the death toll is at 40.

11:45 am: On intervening night of 27/28 Aug, raid was conducted at Mumbai, 2 men, Abbas Lakhani & Karn Arora were arrested & bud (curated marijuana) was seized. Detailed network analysis & follow up probe uncovered linkages of Abbas Lakhani with one Zaid Vilatra: NCB.

11:35 am: Zaid Vilatra disclosed that he runs an eatery shop at Bandra, which was not giving any pecuniary gains since lockdown. He also disclosed that he is into the drug peddling especially bud, through which he used to earn the substantial amount of money: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

11:30 am: Based on his interrogation, Basit Parihar r/o Bandra was made to join the investigation. It was learnt that linkages of Basit with the earlier registered i.e based on the preliminary enquiry on the details submitted by ED, were found and further matter is under investigation: NCB

11:10 am:  Rhea Chakraborty’s father Indrajeet Chakraborty reaches DRDO Guest House, where CBI team investigating the case, is staying

11:00 am: Mumbai: Parts of 3rd to 7th floor of a multi-storeyed building collapsed today morning at ST Building Chowk near Ratnadeep Bar in Dongri area. 6 people safely rescued by Mumbai Fire Brigade, no casualties reported so far

10:30 am: #SushantSinghRajput death case: Varun Mathur, a friend and business partner of the late actor in a firm, called for questioning by Enforcement Directorate (ED) today in Mumbai.

9:55 am: Budgam Police & Indian Army apprehended 4 LeT associates, who provided shelter & logistical support to active terrorists, during a search operation in Pethkoot, Beerwah Budgam, J&K. 24 AK-47 rounds, 5 detonators & other incriminating material recovered from them: J&K Police


9:45 am: Single-day spike of 78,357 new positive cases & 1045 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. #COVID19 case tally in the country stands at 37,69,524 including 8,01,282 active cases, 29,019,09 cured/discharged/migrated & 66,333 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

9:30 am: Jitan Ram Manjhi’s (in file pic) Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) to join National Democratic Alliance (NDA) today, in Bihar. The party had left ‘Mahagathbandhan’ last month.

9:25 am: Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh leaves for Moscow on a three-day visit to Russia. He will attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Defence Ministers’ meeting during his visit


9:20 am: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrests a Zaid Vilatra from Mumbai in connection with the case: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB)

9:15 am: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested one Abdul Basit Parihar from Bandra, Mumbai. He had connection with Samuel Miranda (Rhea Chakraborty’s associate). Miranda is accused of procuring drugs on instructions of Showik Chakraborty (Rhea Chakraborty’s brother): NCB

9:10 pm: Kerala: A team of veterinary doctors removed a rubber valve from the throat of a Cockatiel bird in Kozhikode. Dr RK Sneharaj, says, “We tried to remove the valve by giving anaesthesia to the bird and we were successful otherwise surgery was the only option.”

9:05 am: The total number of samples tested up to 1st September is 4,43,37,201 including 10,12,367 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

8:55 am: No meeting with Chinese counterpart in Defence Minister Rajnath Singh’s schedule. He is leaving for Moscow, Russia today to attend Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Defence Ministers’ meeting: Sources

8:45 am: Eight new #COVID19 cases reported in Mizoram in the last 24 hours. Total cases in the state rise to 1020, including 610 discharged patients. Active cases stand at 410: Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Mizoram

8:30 am: Central Crime Branch (CCB) Women Protection Wing conducted a raid at an illegal spa and massage parlour in Sadashiva Nagar and rescued 5 women & arrested two persons. Further probe underway: Sandeep Patil, Joint CP (Crime), Bengaluru


8:20 am: Palghar: A 4-storey building collapsed in Achole area of Nala Sopara late last night; no casualty reported. The building was vacant when it collapsed

8:00 am: Brigade Commander level talks between India and China to be held again today at 10 am in Chushul/Moldo to discuss the ongoing issues along the southern bank of Pangong Tso: Indian Army Sources

7:40 am: Uttarakhand: Boating services have resumed in Nainital. Vikram Singh Bisht, Boat Operators Committee manager said, “There was lockdown during our peak profit season of May-June this year. Even now the tourists are afraid but we hope the situation will improve by October.

7:30 am: We’re closely monitoring it&hope for a peaceful resolution. As Secy Pompeo said on several occasions, what’s so disturbing is the emergence of a clear pattern of Beijing acting increasingly aggressively, both domestically&abroad: US State Dept spox to ANI on India-China border situation


7:20 am: From Taiwan Strait to Xinjiang, the South China Sea to the Himalayas, cyberspace to international organizations, we’re dealing with Chinese Communist Party that seeks to repress its own people & bully its neighbours. The only way to stop these provocations is by standing up to Beijing: US State Dept

7:10 am: Manipur: Imphal West district police carried out an eviction drive against allegedly illegal structures constructed at Lamphel Super Market, yesterday.

7:00 am: Maharashtra: Ganesha idol immersion was done inside the premises of Shreemant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple, Pune in view of restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted By: Talib Khan

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