Breaking News, Latest Updates Highlights of September 13
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Here are the highlights of the day:
13:48 hours: Inderjeet Singh, grandson of former President Giani Zail Singh, joins BJP in the presence of Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
13:14 hours: You (AIADMK) were in alliance with Centre, you still are. When it came to voting for CAA and farm laws, you should've imposed condition of exemption from NEET. You didn't have courage to raise voice, you ruled in silence until death of aspirants, says Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin.
We took steps to cancel NEET exam as soon as we came to power. Government is taking all constructive steps to cancel NEET exam and enroll students in medical education on basis of Class 12 marks. I request you all to support the Bill (seeking permanent exemption from NEET), he added.
12:50 hours: Delhi's air quality will deteriorate again around 10 October and continue that way till November end, mainly due to stubble burning in neighbouring states. Last year, Delhi govt found a solution. Pusa Insititute made a bio-decomposer. It gave encouraging results, says Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
We appeal to the Centre to ask state governments to spray the bio-decomposer on farmland for free, it is very reasonable. The stubble need not be burnt again. I will meet the Union Environment Minister soon and request him for his personal intervention, he added.
12:10 hours: This is a fight against injustice. This is a fight for justice, for the people of West Bengal. I would like to tell the people of Bhabanipur that they've received a big opportunity, they should come forward and make history, says BJP's Priyanka Tibrewal.
11:31 hours: Union Power Minister RK Singh meets United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry in Delhi.
11:20 hours: Students and their parents were totally confused over the conduction of NEET exam here. There is no clear stand taken by the DMK government on NEET. Yesterday, a student, Danush committed suicide. DMK is responsible for it, says former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and AIADMK leader Edappadi K Palaniswami.
Students didn't prepare well for the exam as DMK-government said that NEET will be scrapped. We have decided to walk out in protest. We will support NEET resolution, he added.
11:10 hours: Today, I have presented the resolution against NEET. You (AIADMK) also brought this resolution. I urge opposition parties to extend their support to this resolution, says Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin.
10:48 hours: Just In: An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 on the Richter scale hit Kargil, Ladakh at 9.16 am today, says National Center for Seismology.
10:25 hours: Of 27,254 new COVID-19 cases and 219 deaths reported in the last 24 hours in India, Kerala recorded 20,240 COVID19 cases and 67 deaths yesterday, says Union Health Ministry.
10:00 hours: Just In: India reports 27,254 new COVID-19 cases, 37,687 recoveries and 219 deaths in last 24 hours, says Union Health Ministry.
Total cases: 3,32,64,175
Active cases: 3,74,269
Total recoveries: 3,24,47,032
Death toll: 4,42,874
Total Vaccination : 74,38,37,643 (53,38,945 in last 24 hours)
9:30 hours: Sensex slips 145 points in the opening trade, currently at 58,159.74; Nifty at 17,322.80.
9:15 hours: Two bodies were recovered from the Yamuna river and search for the third one underway after three boys drowned during idol immersion in the Yamuna on Saturday, says Delhi Police.
9:00 hours: A total of 54,30,14,076 samples for COVID-19 tested up to 12th September. Of which, 12,08,247 samples were tested yesterday, says Indian Council of Medical Research.
8:50 hours: Eight persons were killed in a road accident after a jeep hit a lorry coming from the opposite direction near Maranayakanahalli in Karnataka, Chintamani area yesterday, says Chikkaballapur Police.
8:20 hours: Long before the painful churning that took place in the subcontinent during freedom struggle resulting in framing of an egalitarian Constitution of India, he (Swami Vivekananda) advocated secularism as if he foresaw the events to unfold, says Chief Justice of India NV Ramana.
Swami Vivekananda firmly believed that true essence of religion was common good and tolerance. Religion should be above superstitions and rigidities. To fulfill dream of making resurgent India to principles of common good and tolerance,we should install Swami Ji's ideals in youth, he added.
8:00 hours: Light intensity rain, drizzle would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of North Delhi, Garhmukteshwar, Bagpat, Kaithal, and Rohtak during the next 2 hours (issued at 4 am), says IMD.
7:50 hours: Government of India is committed to ensuring that we provide for the insurance cover of every Anganwadi worker, says Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani.
7:45 hours: I joined BJP without taking money. I was asked how much money I wanted but I refused and asked for minister's post to serve people. I don't know why I wasn't made a minister in this government but I've been promised ministerial berth in next expansion, says Karnataka MLA Shrimant Patil.
7:30 hours: Mizoram reported 541 fresh COVID-19 cases and one fatality yesterday, says state health department.
Active cases: 12,396
Total recoveries: 58,747
Death toll: 238
7:18 hours: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit on September 16 virtually.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma