Breaking News, Latest Updates Highlights of August 27
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Here are the highlights of the day:
16:03 hours: Jammu and Kashmir government approves the implementation of Film Policy-2021. A Jammu and Kashmir Film Development Council (JKFDC) and a Film Division shall be constituted under this policy, reports ANI.
15:10 hours: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot underwent angioplasty at a government hospital here on Friday.
"There was 90 percent blockage in one of his coronary arteries and one stent was placed successfully. He is absolutely fine," Dr Sudhir Bhandari, principal of the SMS medical college, said.
15:01 hours: More than 59.86 crore ((59,86,36,380) vaccine doses provided to States and UTs. More than 4.05 crore (4,05,05,746) balance and unutilized COVID vaccine doses are still available with the States and UTs to be administered, says Union Health Ministry.
14:27 hours: BJP's Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh, Harnath Singh Yadav has written a letter to PM Narendra Modi, demanding that 'Vibhajan Vibhishika Smriti Diwas' or Partition Horrors Remembrance Day should be included in syllabus, reports ANI.
13:10 hours: Delhi High Court seeks Centre's response on the petitions of WhatsApp and Facebook, challenging IT Rules which would require messaging services to 'trace' the origin of particular messages sent on the service. Court sets October 22 as the next date for hearing, reports ANI.
12:46 hours: Delhi High Court seeks response from the LGand& Central Government on Delhi Government's plea challenging the decision of the LG allowing the lawyers chosen by Delhi Police as Special Public Prosecutors for cases related to North East Delhi violence and farmers' protest, reports ANI.
12:31 hours: Just In: Britain to end evacuations from Afghanistan 'in a matter of hours'. Spain to end evacuations from Kabul on Friday, reports AFP.
12:15 hours: Rishikesh-Devprayag, Rishikesh-Tehri and Dehradun-Mussoorie road is closed due to landslides at many places due to heavy rains for the last 3-4 days. Avoid travel to the area till weather becomes normal, says Uttarakhand Police.
11:41 hours: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot says he will undergo an angioplasty procedure at SMS Hospital in Jaipur after he experienced severe chest pain.
11:30 hours: Bar Council of India (BCI) tells Supreme Court that it will frame rules to punish those lawyers who allegedly indulged in strikes, provoked lawyers through social media to abstain from work and refused to attend court proceedings, reports ANI.
11:08 hours: Narcotics Control Bureau conducts raids at four locations in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai in a drugs case; 15 drug peddlers including three Nigerian nationals detained, reports ANI.
10:55 hours: Union I&B Minister Anurag Thakur and Union Culture Minister GK Reddy inaugurate Virtual Photo Exhibition on "Making of the Constitution" and Virtual Film Poster Exhibition "Chitranjali @ 75".
10:35 hours: BREAKING: 5 people died after miscreants set ablaze seven trucks near Dismao village on Umrangso Lanka road in Assam's Dima Hasao last night.
10:14 hours: Of 44,658 new COVID-19 cases and 496 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours, Kerala recorded 30,007 COVID positive cases and 162 deaths yesterday, says Union Health Ministry.
9:51 hours: Sensex down 169 points, currently trading at 55,779. Nifty at 16,609.
9:42 hours: Just In: India reports 44,658 new COVID-19 cases,32,988 recoveries and 496 deaths in the last 24 hours, says Union Health Ministry.
Total cases: 3,26,03,188
Total recoveries: 3,18,21,428
Active cases: 3,44,899
Death toll: 4,36,861
Total vaccinated: 61,22,08,542 (79,48,439) in last 24 hours
9:30 hours: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has called an all-party meeting today to discuss the issue of OBC quota in local bodies.
9:20 hours: Actor Sonu Sood meets Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
9:04 hours: Total number of samples tested up to August 26 is 51,49,54,309 including 18,24,931 samples tested yesterday, says ICMR.
8:46 hours: The barbaric terrorist attack in Kabul shows the importance of continuing Operation PITTING to the end. The majority of those eligible have been evacuated and our teams are getting through to people as fast as they can in the hours that remain to us, says UK PM Boris Johnson.
8:26 hours: Talibs have learned well from the master. Talibs denying links with ISIS is similar to denial of Pakistan on Quetta Shura. Every evidence we have in hand shows that IS-K cells have their roots in Talibs and Haqqani network, says Afghanistan acting president Amrullah Saleh.
7:58 hours: Mizoram reported 905 new COVID_19 cases and 4 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases stand at 7,470 while death toll is at 206 and 48,080 have recovered from the infection, says state health department.
7:30 hours: The US flag will be flown at half-mast until the evening of August 30 to honour the victims killed in the terrorist attacks in Afghanistan's Kabul, says White House.
7:21 hours: US Supreme Court ends President Biden's federal eviction moratorium, implemented during the pandemic, reports Reuters.
7:10 hours: The recovery in 2022-23 may take us to the pre-pandemic level, provided the government does not take any more foolish decisions. Centre’s 4 year National Monetization Pipeline is a foolish decision, says Congress leader P Chidambaram.
7:07 hours: GDP for this year will not go to pre-pandemic level of 2019-20. 2020-21 was a decline. 2021-22 will show an apparent increase in GDP but it will not go back to pre-pandemic level. Only when it goes to pre-pandemic level, can you call it a recovery, says Congress leader P Chidambaram.
7:00 hours: There is no rebellion in Chhattisgarh and Punjab. These are internal matters which are discussed within the party. Did you describe the Karnataka change of guard as a rebellion, says Congress leader P Chidambaram.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma