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Today we will focus on the coronavirus pandemic prevailing in the country, which has afflicted over 48 lakh people in the country, while the death toll due to the deadly virus has also reached 80,000. India is the second worst-hit nation from the coronavirus after the United States of America.

We will also focus on the 18-day Parliament Monsoon session which began from Monday amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, on the day of its start, as many as 17 MPs including Meenakshi Lekhi, Anant Kumar Hegde and Parvesh Sahib Singh have tested positive for the highly contagious coronavirus.  

Here are the Highlights from September 15:

4:00 pm: Controlling Authority of Haryana has extended the validity till December 31, 2020 of all licences issued under Haryana Private Security Agencies (Regulation) Act, 2005 which were expiring between April 1st 2020 and December 31, 2020

3:50 pm: Delhi: Congress MPs stage walkout from Lok Sabha demanding discussion on India-China border issue

2:15 pm: This is what Jaya Bachchan said, that industry is receiving a bad reputation due to only a few people. The industry provides jobs to 5 Lakh people, if someone is trying to finish this off, then they should be stopped: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena

2:00 pm: Some people are bad-mouthing film industry. It's not only the industry but also our culture-tradition that is being defamed. They say there is a drugs racket. Is it not in politics or any other sector? It is the responsibility of govt & people to stop it: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena

1:46 pm: Facebook's letter is in disregard of committee's privilege. Facebook's refusal to appear before the committee is an attempt to conceal crucial facts in relation to its role in Delhi riots. Fresh summons will be issued to it in line with principles of natural justice:Raghav Chadha

1:44 pm: The second day of Parliament proceedings in Lok Sabha (in file pic) to begin at 3 pm today. Cuts in the salary allowances of MPs and other important matters to be taken up for discussion in the House.

1:42 pm: Parliament's Standing Committee on Information Technology is examining issues raised in your notice as a part of its inquiry into "safeguarding citizen's rights": Facebook India to Delhi Assembly's Committee on Peace & Harmony

1:40 pm: The regulation of intermediaries like Facebook fall within exclusive authority of the Union of India. Given that the matters are under consideration by Parliament, we object to the Notice and request you recall it: Facebook India to Delhi Assembly's Committee on Peace & Harmony

1:38 pm: We had summoned Facebook India VP & MD Ajit Mohan over its role in Delhi riots. In reply, Facebook has asked to withdraw summon as 'regulation of intermediaries like Facebook falls within exclusive authority of GOI': Delhi Assembly's Peace & Harmony Committee chief Raghav Chadha

1:35 pm: Maharashtra: Madan Sharma, retired Navy officer who was beaten up allegedly by Shiv Sena workers in Mumbai, met Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Raj Bhavan today

1:30 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 9 am tomorrow.

1:20 pm: Urbanisation is the reality of present times. For many decades, it was considered that urbanisation was a problem in itself. But I don't think that way. If it is a problem, there are opportunities also. BR Ambedkar was a big supporter of urbanisation: PM Narendra Modi

1:15 pm: I told him of the incident. Sections under which accused were booked are weak. Gov assured he'll take action on my memorandum. I demanded that state govt be dismissed, President Rule be imposed. He assured he'll speak to centre: Ex-Navy officer Madan Sharma after meeting Governor

1:10 pm: Maharashtra: Madan Sharma, retired Navy officer who alleged he was beaten up by Shiv Sena workers in Mumbai, to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today

1:00 pm: I want to remind the members that battle against COVID-19 is far from over. I wish to inform the house that government is taking all necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in India: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in Rajya Sabha

12:50 pm: COVID-19 testing is about 1 million tests per day which translates to 720 tests per million population per day, much higher than that stipulated by WHO which 140 tests per million per day. A total of 55189226 samples were tested as of Sept 11: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in RS

12:40 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates and lays the foundation stone of seven projects related to urban infrastructure in Bihar, via video conferencing. Out of these, four are related to water supply, two to sewerage treatment and one to riverfront development

12:25 pm: Rohatgi says that FIR was registered against Saini in a mala fide manner & now he has retired. Rohatgi says that the state government is after Saini because he had filed two charge sheets which had current Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh as an accused.

12:20 pm: Supreme Court starts hearing the plea of former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini Court seeking anticipatory bail in a case related to alleged abduction & murder of Junior Engineer Balwant Singh Multani in 1991. Saini's counsel Mukul Rohatgi says his client was a decorated officer.

12:10 pm: Ordered inquiry into the matter of assault on Army veteran Sonu Mahajan, in 2016: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

12:00 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of seven projects related to urban infrastructure in Bihar, via video conferencing. Out of these, four are related to water supply, two to sewerage treatment and one to riverfront development.

11:15 am: COVID-19 fatality and recovery rates stand at 1.67% & 77.65% respectively. India has been able to limit its cases & death per million to 3,320 cases per million and 55 deaths per million which is one of the lowest in the world: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in Rajya Sabha

11:00 am: Onion was being sold at Rs 20-25 per kg here. If the export is banned, prices will fall to Rs 2-3 per kg. Growers will suffer loss. Seller purchase from them at lower prices and later sell it at higher price: Onion farmers in Nashik, Maharashtra

10:35 am: It will continue until this pandemic is over. The charge for a normal haircut is Rs 100. Even if someone does not have that much money, we'll receive whatever they give. People don't have money now. So, I came up with this idea as a fight for society against this pandemic: Gopi

10:15 am: In view of the rapid increase in #COVID19 cases in the state, Uttarakhand govt has asked for 10,000 oxygen Cylinder, which will be installed in COVID care centres, so that the patients do not face oxygen deficiency: State Health Secretary Amit Negi

10:10 am: Drug peddlers Chris Costa and Suryadeep arrested by NCB Mumbai. They will be produced before court today: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Zonal Director, Sameer Wankhede, in Mumbai

10:00 am: Maharashtra: Madan Sharma, retired Navy officer who alleged he was beaten up by Shiv Sena workers in Mumbai, to meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari today.

9:50 am: Search being conducted at Aditya Alva's - son of former minister Jeevaraj Alva - house in connection with the ongoing investigation in the drug case in the state: Sandeep Patil, Central Crime Branch (CCB), Joint Commissioner.

9:40 am: In reply to an RTI query, Bengaluru Central Prison's Public Information Officer states 'Convict Sasikala's probable date of release is 27-01-2021 provided in-default fine is paid. Probable date would be 27-02-2022 if fine not paid. Date may vary if she utilises parole facility'.

9:25 am: US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad to arrive in Delhi today. He will hold talks with External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla: Sources

9:20 am: India's #COVID19 case tally crosses 49-lakh mark with a spike of 83,809 new cases & 1,054 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 49,30,237 including 9,90,061 active cases, 38,59,400 cured/discharged/migrated & 80,776 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

9:10 am: Congress MP Rajeev Satav has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over 'drawing attention of central government on reservation of Maratha community'

9:05 am: Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over 'alleged conspiracy to defame film industry'.

8:55 am: 10-12 days back, onion was being sold at Rs 17-18/kg at this mandi. Prices rose in last 4-5 days due to less supply from other states. We're getting tomatoes from Bengaluru, almost no supply from other places. Tomatoes being sold around Rs 50/kg: Riyaz & Shadab, vegetable sellers

8:45 am: Delhi: Sellers at Ghazipur Sabzi Mandi say they're receiving fewer customers now as prices of vegetables have risen over past few days. Kamal, an onion seller says, "Due to rainfall and flood in southern states and Bihar, there is shortfall in supply. So the prices have risen."

8:30 am: Education Ministry to constitute a National Committee for Integration of Vocational Education. It'll consist of experts in vocational education & representatives from across Ministries to help develop different models of vocational education & apprenticeships: Education Minister

8:20 am: 5,83,12,273 samples tested up to 14th September for #COVID19, of these 10,72,845 were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

8:10 am: A team of Panaji Police Station arrested 5 people who had come from Chandigarh a week ago & were using fake Indian currency notes in parts of Panaji & Porvorim. Fake notes with face value of Rs 2,96,400 seized from them. Case registered, probe on: North Goa SP, Utkrisht Prasoon

7:50 am: Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter underway at Marwal area of Pulwama. Police and security forces are carrying out the operation. More details awaited.

7:35 am: Encounter has started at Marwal area of Pulwama. Police and security forces are on the job. More details awaited: Kashmir Zone Police

7:25 am : US Justice Department has launched an internal inquiry into circumstances surrounding the decision to ease sentencing recommendations for President Donald Trump’s long-time friend Roger Stone: Reuters

7:10 am: Jammu & Kashmir: Steps being taken to allow cultivation along zero-line in Kathua. Deputy Commissioner, BSF official & Panchayat representatives held a meeting in Marheen yesterday. DC says, "This step will not only increase crop production but will also reduce 

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