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Today our focus will be on the coronavirus pandemic that has infected more than 5 million people in India and claimed over 82,000 lives, taking the country fatality rate to 1.63 per cent. Amid the surging coronavirus cases, the Centre has urged people not to panic, noting that nearly 40 lakh people have recovered from the deadly infection, taking the country recovery rate to 78.53 per cent.

Here are the highlights September 17:

16:26 pm: Chinese Yuan Wang-class research vessel had entered Indian Ocean Region from Strait of Malacca last month. It was constantly tracked by Indian Navy warships deployed in the region. The vessel returned to China few days ago after being under constant watch of Indian Navy vessels, reports ANI

14:56 pm: COVID-19 tally in Puducherry rises to 21,428, including 16,253 recoveries and 431 deaths. Active cases stand at 4,744, says government of Puducherry

14:55 pm: Very best wishes to my friend Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 70th birthday. I hope to see you soon: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

14:28 pm: The Dept also carried out searches in another case of a prominent jeweller in Srinagar. During search, it was found that he had not maintained books of accounts of jewellery business even though the turnover is of range of Rs 2 cr to Rs 10 cr in the earlier yrs: Finance Ministry

13:45 pm: We started the Ladli Laxmi Yojana & faced skepticism. It was still adopted by other states. It is extremely important to uplift women for the progress of society. The empowerment of women is not just a clarion call but the motto of my life: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

13:24 pm: Himachal Pradesh records 77 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the total positive cases in the state to 10,886 so far, including 4,143 active cases, 6,620 recoveries and 94 deaths: State Health Department

13:24 pm: 364 police personnel of Maharashtra Police tested positive for COVID-19 and 4 died in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the state force to 20,367 including 3,796 active cases, 16,363 recovered cases and 208 deaths: Maharasthra Police

13:15 pm: I will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow, and discuss various developmental projects of the state: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa

12:42 pm: ‘Must regulate digital media first’: Centre tells Supreme Court on standard guidelines for news channels

12:19 pm: We have increased COVID19 testing four times due to which numbers are likely to rise in Delhi, for 10-15 days. This will help in isolating the positive cases and have a positive impact on national capital: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

12:00 pm: Delhi reported 4,473 new COVID-19 cases yesterday. Total tests conducted were 62,553 while positivity rate was 7.15 y'day. The death rate is at 0.7% from the last 10 days. The bed availability here is 14,521 out of which 50% are occupied: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

11:41 am: 4,241 new COVID-19 cases, 4,121 recoveries and 13 deaths reported in Odisha in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases rise to 1,67,161 including 1,29,859 recoveries, 36,580 active cases and 669 deaths: State Health Department

11:27 am: This year, we have successfully killed 16 terrorists in seven operations in Srinagar area. In total, 177 terrorists have been neutralised in 72 operations conducted this year. This number includes many foreign terrorists with links to Pakistan: J&K DGP Dilbag Singh

11:00 am: The total number of COVID19 cases in Rajasthan rises to 1,08,494 with 814 fresh cases reported today till 10.30am. The numbers of active and recovered patients are 17,838 and 89,370; death toll 1286: State Health Department

10:59 am: Maharashtra: Police have arrested a person in connection with the death of a 21-year-old man after being allegedly electrocuted while cleaning a water tank on the terrace of a railway officer's residence in Matunga area of Mumbai. Case registered under section 304 (A) of IPC

10:16 am: Congress leader Ahmed Patel, CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury, CPI leader D Raja, DMK leader Kanimozhi and RJD MP Manoj Jha to meet the President today on the issue of Delhi riots and the role of police: CPI MP D Raja

9:27 am: India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 51-lakh mark with a spike of 97,894 new cases and 1,132 deaths in last 24 hours

The total case tally stands at 51,18,254 including 10,09,976 active cases, 40,25,080 cured or discharged or migrated and 83,198 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

9:11 am: A virtual meeting of National Security Advisors (NSAs) of BRICS nations scheduled to be held at 4 pm today, reports ANI

8:49 am: Kochi: Kerala Minister KT Jaleel reaches the office of National Investigation Agency (NIA), in connection with Kerala gold smuggling case

8:48 am: 6,05,65,728 samples tested up to 15th September for COVID-19. Of these, 11,36,613 samples tested yesterday, says Indian Council of Medical Research

8:27 am: Three terrorists have been neutralised by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir encounter so far

8:06 am: 'Abandonment of national heroes': Infuriated over Centre, IMA publishes list of 382 doctors who died of COVID-19

7:30 am: The internal reorganisation didn't change the external boundaries. It didn't change our or Chinese map, says former Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale

I am convinced that Chinese aggressiveness on Indo-Sino border has nothing to do with the action of August 5. Parliament of India on that day approved a bill for the internal reorganisation of a state in two Union Territories, he adds

7:30 am: 26 new COVID-19 cases reported in Mizoram till 7 am today, taking the total tally to 1,506 so far. Number of active cases is 567 while 939 people have been discharged. No death reported in the state till date, says Mizoram government

7:26 am: The security forces have eliminated one terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar. Search operation is underway 

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma