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Wrap Up: Highlights of the day
- Govt extends suspension of international flights till Aug 31
- Eight core industries' output contracts 15 per cent in June
- India's fiscal deficit touches 83.2% of annual target in April-June quarter
- Nagaland: Total lockdown in Kohima extended till 7 August 2020
- Himachal Pradesh government extends lockdown in containment zones till August 31st
- First coronavirus positive pet dog in US dies
Chhattisgarh: 336 new Covid-19 positive cases and 3 deaths have been reported today
Total number of cases now at 9,192 including 2,908 active cases, 6,230 discharged cases and 54 deaths.
All cinema halls, gyms, swimming pools and amusement parks to remain closed till August 31: Noida Police
Jharkhand: 826 new cases and 2 new deaths have been reported today.
Total number of cases rise to 11,314 including 6,894 active cases, 4,314 recovered and discharged cases and 106 deaths.
Assam: 1st Battalion of National Disaster Response Force evacuated villagers from flood-affected Gaurang Char village in Kokrajhar district today.
16 search & rescue teams of NDRF are deployed for flood rescue operation in Assam.
Karnataka Minister BC Patil says, he has tested positive for Coronavirus.
So-called arbitral tribunal of South China Sea violated the principle of state consent. The award is illegal, null & void & has no binding force...China neither accepts nor recognizes it. We hope those non-claimant countries could contribute to regional peace & stability rather than contrary.
- Sun Weidong, Chinese Ambassador to India
Noida building collapse: 2 people have succumbed to their injuries.
Three people are stable and are undergoing treatment: Noida Police on building collapse in Sector-11
Noida building collapse: 5 people have been rescued of which 2 are in critical condition.
They have been shifted to hospital: Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, District Magistrate Gautam Buddh Nagar
BMC issues fresh directions permitting religious sacrifice of 150 buffaloes per day from 1st to 3rd August for Eid-ul-Adha between 6 am to 6 pm at the Deonar abattoir.
Bihar flood updates
- 45,39,206 people affected due to floods in Bihar and 26,732 people at shelter homes.
- 30 teams of National Disaster Response Force/State Disaster Response Force deployed in affected areas.
Maharashtra: Body of a missing COVID19 patient found in a well in Washim.
Police says, "The patient had run away from COVID19 centre here on 29th July. Patient's body was found in a well today."
Chhattisgarh: home isolation for limited no. of Covid positive asymptomatic persons
We've decided that a limited number of COVID positive asymptomatic persons will be initially allowed for home isolation. 50 patients to be allowed in Raipur, 20 each in selected large cities, 10 each in other places & 5 each in small districts: Chhattisgarh Health Min TS Singh Deo
Rajesh Bhushan took charge as Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, today.
Himachal Pradesh: Covid-19 case tally rises to 2,564.
There are 1,076 active cases, 1,459 recovered cases and 12 deaths in the State.
Rajasthan: 13 deaths, 1147 new positive cases reported today
Taking the total number of cases in the state to 42,083.
West Bengal: 2,496 new Covid-19 cases and 45 deaths reported today.
The total number of cases now stands at 70,188 in the state including 20,233 active cases, 48,374 discharged cases and 1,581 deaths
Ministry of Defence has written to Central Board of Film Certification, MeITY & Ministry of I&B to advise production houses to obtain No Objection Certification from MoD before the telecast of any film/documentary/web series on Army theme: Sources
PM Modi conveys Eid-ul-Azha greetings to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina.
In a letter to PM Hasina, he writes, "On this occasion, I wish you and all my Bangladeshi brothers and sisters good health and prosperity."
Today, US sanctioned Xinjiang Production & Construction Corps & two of its officials for their connection to serious human rights abuses in Xinjiang. We call on the world to join us in condemning CCP’s heinous abuse of human rights of its own citizens.
- Mike Pompeo, US Secy of State
7 more persons arrested from Amritsar Rural, Batala and Tarn Taran districts in the spurious liquor case.
Punjab Police has set up 5 teams to conduct raids across affected districts as death toll rises to 38: Punjab Information and Public Relations Department
Goa: 209 fresh Covid-19 cases reported today
Taking the total number of cases in the state to 5913 including 1657 active cases and 4211 recovered cases; death toll 45.
Sushant Singh Rajput case: Maharashtra govt has filed a caveat before the SC today
After Bihar govt & Sushant Rajput's family filed a caveat in SC, Maharashtra govt has filed a caveat before the SC today to ensure that no order is passed in Rhea Chakraborty petition case without hearing its (Maharashtra) side: Sachin Patil, standing counsel for Maharashtra Govt
A building collapsed in Sector-11, Noida
4 persons rescued from the site. Rescue operation underway, NDRF team rushed to building collapse site.
Maharashtra govt has decided to stop the pensions of those who had fought against the emergency. The decision to give the pensions was done by the erstwhile Fadnavis govt.
ET Bureau reports
Mumbai: 53 deaths and 1100 fresh Covid-19 cases reported today
Taking the total number of cases in Mumbai to 1,14,287. The number of recovered and discharged cases is 87,074.
Maharashtra: 10,320 new Covid-19 cases & 265 deaths reported today
- Taking total cases to 4,22,118 including 2,56,158 discharges and 14,994 deaths.
- Active cases stand at 1,50,662.
Sushant Singh Rajput friend's comment
Sushant's family members told me about a Rs 15 crore transaction made by Rhea and asked me to mention this in my statement. I told his family members that I will only tell what I know and believe. After this, I contacted the police: Siddharth Pithani (ANI reports)
We, time and again asked our Indian friends to formally start the diplomatic negotiation to settle these problems. We proposed the possible dates as well but our proposal was not responded timely.
- Pradeep Gyawali, Nepal Foreign Affairs Minister
When India published its 8th edition of political map back in November 2019, it comprised Nepal's territory of Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura. Definitely, Nepal opposed it through political statement and diplomatic notes.
- Pradeep Gyawali, Nepal Foreign Affairs Minister
Uttarakhand: 118 new Covid cases today, taking active cases to 2,897.
80 patients have died of the disease so far.
Manipur: 116 new Covid cases, 1 death reported in the last 24 hours
- Taking total cases to 2,621 out of which 931 cases are active.
- Five people have so far succumbed to the disease.
The rise of China and aspiring rise of India as well, how they engage with themselves, how their partnership will move on and how they manage their differences will definitely set the future of Asia, at least in this region.
- Pradeep Gyawali, Nepal Foreign Affairs Minister
Sushant Singh Rajput death case: A single-judge bench of Supreme Court to hear Rhea Chakraborty's transfer petition on 5th August.
The petition seeks a direction for transfer of investigation from Patna to Mumbai.
Uttarakhand: No lockdown in Dehradun, Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar and Nainital districts on August 1 & 2, due to Eid-ul-Azha and Rakshabandhan
Haryana: 711 new Covid-19 cases, 4 deaths reported today
- Taking total cases to 34,965 including 28,227 recoveries and 421 deaths.
- Number of active cases stands at 6,317.
Karnataka: 5,483 new Covid-19 cases, 84 deaths reported in the last 24 hours
- Taking total cases to 1,24,115 including 49,788 discharges and 2,314 deaths.
- The number of active cases stands at 72,005.
Punjab: 665 new Covid-19 cases, 16 deaths reported today.
With this, the total number of cases has reached 16,119 including 10,734 discharges and 386 deaths.
Chandigarh: Number of Covid-19 active cases reaches 369 in the Union Territory
HP: Markets will remain open in Shimla on Sunday, August 2, in view of Rakshabandhan festival
says Shimla Deputy Commissioner Amit Kashyap
Our MLAs who were lodged here (Jaipur) since many days, were being harassed mentally. We thought of shifting them, to keep external pressure away: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot
Congress MLAs, supporting CM were shifted from Fairmont Hotel, Jaipur to Suryagarh, Jaisalmer today.
Nagaland: Total lockdown in Kohima extended till 7 August 2020.
ISA Framework Agreement amendment to allow all members of the UN to join ISA: MEA
International Solar Alliance(ISA) Framework Agreement amendment will now allow all members of the United Nations to join ISA, including those beyond Tropics. ISA aims to bring together countries for a collective response to main common obstacles to the massive deployment of solar energy: MEA
RBI tells Supreme Court WhatsApp was storing payment data abroad. Payment gateway not cleared yet.
ET Bureau reports
Govt extends suspension of international flights till Aug 31
- Aviation regulator DGCA on Friday said the suspension of scheduled international flights to and from the country has been extended till August 31 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- The suspension of scheduled international commercial services was till July 31. In the wake of the pandemic, overseas flights were suspended in late March, while cargo flights and those approved by the DGCA have been permitted to operate.
Assam: A 300-bedded COVID care centre is being set up in Dibrugarh.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dipu Kumar Deka says, "There are 1,576 cases in Dibrugarh out of which over 600 have been discharged after recovery. This centre will ensure that there is no scarcity of beds here."
Congress president Sonia Gandhi was admitted yesterday evening and is showing satisfactory improvement: Ganga Ram Hospital Health bulletin
She was admitted for routine tests and investigations.
Tamil Nadu: 5,881 new Covid cases and 97 deaths reported today
Taking total cases to 2,45,859 including 1,83,956 discharges and 3,935 deaths.
Locust control operations
Locust control operations were carried out at 34 places in 9 districts of Rajasthan and 2 places in Kutch district of Gujarat against swarms and hoppers in the intervening night of 30th-31st July: Ministry of Agriculture
Jammu and Kashmir: 490 new Covid cases reported today
- 143 from Jammu division and 347 from Kashmir division.
- The total number of cases stands at 20,359 including 7,765 actives cases, 12,217 recoveries and 377 deaths.
Five new cases of coronavirus reported in Mumbai's Dharavi today.
Active cases in the area now stand at 77. Total number of positive cases in Dharavi is 2556.
Kerala reported 1,310 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 10,495
Himachal Pradesh: Covid-19 tally rises to 2,520.
There are 1,061 active cases, 1,430 recovered cases and 12 deaths in the State.
Ahmedabad City Police Commissioner Ashish Bhatia has been made the new Director General of Police, Gujarat: Gujarat Home Minister Pradeepsinh Jadeja
Andhra Pradesh: Record 10,376 new COVID19 cases reported in the last 24 hours.
The total number of positive cases in the state is now 1,40,933 including 75,720 active cases and 63,864 discharged cases, death toll 1349.
Rajasthan Congress MLAs, supporting Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, reach Suryagarh in Jaisalmer.
They were earlier lodged at the Fairmont Hotel in Jaipur.
Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan seeks CBI probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput's alleged suicide.
Maharashtra: A 29-year-old COVID19 positive woman gave birth to two girls at Pune Municipal Corporation-run Sonavane Hospital, today
Delhi LG Anil Baijal cancels Delhi government's decision to open hotels and weekly markets on a trial basis, as part of Unlock 3
We have requested them (Mumbai Police) to facilitate our people: Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey on being asked about "Mumbai Police not providing vehicles to Bihar Police"