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Today, our focus will be on the coronavirus crisis. The novel coronavirus, which originated in China’s Wuhan, has affected over 8.78 lakh in India so far while over 23,000 have lost succumbed to deadly infection, according to the data available at the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Apart from it, we will also focus on the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, where deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot has claimed that he has the support of 30 MLAs and the Ashok Gehlot is in minority. Pilot’s revolt comes barely months after Jyotiraditya Scindia’s revolt in Madhya Pradesh which led to the downfall of the Kamal Nath government.

Here are the LIVE updates from July 13:

12:34 pm: Both terrorists neutralised in the ongoing encounter at Anantnag. They belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed. As per preliminary identification, one was local terrorists and one was Pakistani. Arms and Ammunition also recovered Operation over, says J&K DGP Dilbag Singh

12:13 pm: Preparations are underway to set up a second 'Plasma Bank' at Lok Nayak Hospital. It will begin operations soon, says Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

11:57 am: Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane in Jammu today to review the operational preparedness of troops deployed along the border with Pakistan. He will be briefed by senior commanders on the security situation there, says Indian Army officials

11:33 am: Total number of COVID19 cases in Jharkhand rise to 3,774 including 1,433 active cases, 2308 recovered/discharged and 33 deaths: State Health Department

11:02 am: 95 new COVID-19 cases, 133 recovered/discharged and 4 deaths reported in Rajasthan today, as of 10.30am. Total number of cases in the state is now at 24,487, including 5,753 active cases and 514 deaths: State Health Department

10:40 am: Death of Debendra Nath Roy, Hemtabad MLA-Uttar Dinajpur District, raises serious issues including allegations of murder. Need for a thorough impartial probe to unravel the truth and blunt political violence, tweets West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

10:24 am: We demand CBI inquiry into the killing of BJP MLA from Hemtabad, Debendra Nath Ray. Trinamool Congress is behind this killing and has made it look like a suicide. I request West Bengal CM to order CBI inquiry to find the truth behind the killing: BJP leader Rahul Sinha

10:05 am: Odisha’s COVID19 case tally rises to 13,737 with 616 new positive cases reported in the last 24 hours. Total recoveries is 8,750, active cases 4,896, says state Health Department

9:42 am: Just In: Sensex is up by 414 points, currently at 37,009 while Nifty is at 10,884

9:30 am: 28,701 new COVID-19 cases and 500 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 8,78,254 including 3,01,609 active cases, 5,53,471 cured and discharged and 23,174 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

9:15 am: 1,18,06,256 samples tested for COVID-19 till 12th July, of these 2,19,103 samples were tested yesterday, says Indian Council of Medical Research

9:14 am: Whenever the time is right, after delimitation process is completed, legislative assembly will be formed in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, says BJP general secretary Ram Madhav

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8:50 am: Karnataka Minister CT Ravi tests positive for COVID-19. His wife and staff members test negative

8:31 am: Portfolio distribution in Madhya Pradesh Government: BJP's Yashodhara Raje Scindia has been appointed as State Minister for Sports and Youth Welfare and State Minister for Technical Education, Skill Development and Employment

8:15 am: Portfolio distribution in Madhya Pradesh Government: BJP's Narottam Mishra has been appointed as State Home Minister, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs as well as Minister of Law and Justice

7:59 am: Meanwhile, the Congress has claimed that it has support of 109 MLAs in Rajasthan

7:51 am: An encounter has started at Srigufwara area of Anantnag. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow, says Kashmir Zone Police

7:24 am: Meanwhile, 5,34,621 have recovered from coronavirus and discharged from hospitals

7:23 am: According to Union Health Ministry, there are 2,92,258 active coronavirus cases in India

7:21 am: The novel coronavirus has affected 8,49,553 and claimed 22,674 lives in India so far

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma