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Today, our focus will remain on the coronavirus pandemic which has afflicted 42,04,614 people in India while 71,642 people have lost their lives against the deadly infection, taking the country's mortality rate to 1.70 per cent. India also surpassed Brazil in the list of worst-affected nations. With this, India has now only behind the United States of America (USA) which has over 64 lakh cases of coronavirus.

Here are the Highlights from September 8:

4:20 pm: Travesty of justice. 3 central agencies hounding a single woman just because she was in love with a drug addict who was suffering from mental health issues for several yrs & committed suicide due to consumption of illegally administered medicines, drugs: #RheaChakraborty's lawyer

4:10 pm: Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) must have found evidence against her: Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey

4:05 pm: #RheaChakraborty is totally exposed in the sense that she had a connection with drug peddlers. This has been established, that is why she has been arrested: Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey

4:00 pm: Actor Rhea Chakraborty arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Mumbai: KPS Malhotra, Deputy Director, Narcotics Control Bureau

3:50 pm: I am more than happy to oblige Mumbai Police & Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. Please do my drug tests, investigate my call records if you find any links to drug peddlers ever I will accept my mistake and leave Mumbai forever, looking forward to meeting you: Kangana Ranaut

3:40 pm: Rhea Chakraborty yet to be formally arrested. Paperwork and other formalities are being completed: KPS Malhotra, Deputy Director, Narcotics Control Bureau.

3:35 pm: Process underway for Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) to arrest Rhea Chakraborty in drug case related to #SushantSinghRajput's death probe.

3:30 pm: Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and held talks with India's External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar today: Iran's Embassy in New Delhi

3:25 pm: Government of India in exercise of powers conferred under Section 51A of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967, orderS for attachment of immovable properties of designated terrorists Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Hardeep Singh Nijjar in Punjab: National Investigation Agency

3:20 pm: Sushant Singh Rajput's father KK Singh filed a complaint to Medical Council of India stating, "any consultation between Sushant Singh Rajput & Registered Medical practitioner Susan Walker was strictly confidential & disclosure of same would be misconduct under IMC regulation.

3:10 pm: Andhra Pradesh: Workers of Communist Party of India (Marxist) as part of a protest against potholes on roads in Vizianagaram district, demonstrated that they could swim & catch fish in it. A party worker said, "Govt should repair the roads as people are facing trouble."

3:00 pm: ICICI Bank-Videocon case: Deepak Kochar remanded to Enforcement Directorate custody till 19th September, by Special PMLA Court

2:50 pm: External Affairs Minister of India Dr S. Jaishankar wrote to Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr AKA Momen conveying his heartfelt sympathy & deepest condolences to victims of accident at Baitus Saldam Mosque in Narayanganj on Friday, 4 Sep: High Commission of India in Bangladesh

2:40 pm: Tamil Nadu Minister & All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader D Jayakumar today convened a party meeting to begin booth level election preparation amidst #COVID19 pandemic, at Otteri in Chennai.

2:30 pm: Narcotics Control Bureau has summoned Sushant Singh Rajput's staff Neeraj Singh, Keshav: NCB

2:20 pm: As per request submitted by MLAs Sunil Prabhu & Pratap Sarnaik, I answered in Assembly & said that Kangana Ranaut had relations with Adhyayan Suman, who in an interview said she takes drugs & also forced him to. Mumbai Police will look into details of this: Maharashtra Home Min

2:00 pm: Telangana Assembly has moved a resolution requesting the Central Government to confer the 'Bharat Ratna' award on Former Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao

1:40 pm: India's behaviour violated agreements...It's serious military provocation. We've made representations through diplomatic & military channels asking them to immediately stop dangerous moves, withdraw people who crossed the line & discipline frontline troops: China Foreign Ministry

1:30 pm: On 7Sep, Indian troops illegally crossed LAC & entered south bank of Pangong Tso. Indian troops blatantly fired warning shots at our border patrolling troops who were there for consultation. Our troops were compelled to take measures to stabilise situation: China Foreign Ministry

1:25 pm: Illegal, fabricated prescription and administering scheduled drugs without following the law- these facts have come to light now. Bogus prescription was received within Bandra PS limits. Hence, the FIR: Rhea Chakraborty's lawyer on her FIR against #SushantRajput's sister & others

1:15 pm: Himachal Pradesh reports 28 new #COVID19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 7,703 including 2,267 active cases, 5,366 recoveries and 57 deaths: State Health Department

1:05 pm: Congress Parliamentary Strategy Group meeting, chaired by party interim president Sonia Gandhi, underway through video conferencing, over the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament.

12:50 pm: Celebrations of Dasara festival will be held on a smaller scale, in the wake of #COVID19, instead of the traditional way. A grant of Rs 10 crore will be released for the celebrations: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa

12:45 pm: The High Commission of India in Pakistan is facilitating the return of 363 No Obligation to Return to India (NORI) visa holders & 37 Indians from Pakistan to India on Sept 15. Repatriation to be carried out as per the attached list: High Commission of India in Islamabad, Pakistan

12:35 pm: Bandra Police Station seems to be #RheaChakrobarty's second home as she runs to the police station over all kinds of petty issues: Vikas Singh, lawyer of the father of #SushantSinghRajput on her complaint against the late actor's sister and others

12:25 pm: We have doubts that a drug network is operating outside high-profile schools to lure children by offering them ice creams laced with drugs. People involved in this must be sent behind bars: S Suresh Kumar, Karnataka Primary & Secondary Education Minister

12:15 pm: Ladakh: Personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) undergoing fitness checkup at an ITBP camp in Leh, before departing to various forward postings

12:00 pm: Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai pastes notice outside actor Kangana Ranaut's Manikarnika Films office in Mumbai, alleging unlawful construction in the premises.

11:50 am: Supreme Court dismisses a plea seeking the court's intervention to control the increased petrol and diesel prices.

11:45 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi releases two books written by the Chairman of Patrika Group of Newspapers, via video conference. Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Governor Kalraj Mishra and Gulab Kothari, Chairman of Patrika Group also present at the event.

11:40 am: Uttarakhand: Eight departments including health, agriculture and horticulture at the Uttarakhand Secretariat sealed, after four people including a secretary and a joint secretary tested positive for COVID19.

11:35 am: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan writes to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, for the resumption of 'Shramik Special' trains from Odisha to Gujarat, Karnataka and Maharashtra, for migrant workers to return to their workplaces

11:25 am: Supreme Court orders Centre to comply with 2018 circular of Road Transport & Highways Ministry on aspect of width of road while constructing Char Dham National Highway in Uttarakhand. SC asks Centre to do plantation activity to compensate loss of forest area due to construction

11:15 am: Mumbai: Bharatiya Janata Party holds protest outside the state assembly, against the Maharashtra government, over #COVID19 situation in the state

11:10 am: 348 more Maharashtra police personnel tested #COVID19 positive while 1 died, in the last 24 hours. Total number of positive cases in the police force rise to 17,439 including 3,225 active cases, 14,037 recoveries & 177 deaths till date: Maharashtra Police

10:56 am: In the instant case on 07 September, it was China's PLA troops who were attempting to close-in with one of our forward positions along the LAC & when dissuaded by own troops, PLA troops fired a few rounds in the air in an attempt to intimidate own troops: Indian Army

10:53 am: Despite grave provocation, own troops exercised great restraint & behaved in a mature & responsible manner. We are committed to maintaining peace & tranquility, however are also determined to protect national integrity & sovereignty at all costs: Indian Army

10:52 am: It is the PLA that has been blatantly violating agreements and carrying out aggressive manoeuvres, while engagement at military, diplomatic and political level is in progress: Indian Army

10:50 am: While India is committed to disengagement & de-escalating situation on the LAC, China continues to undertake provocative activities to escalate. At no stage has the Indian Army transgressed across the LAC or resorted to use of any aggressive means, including firing: Indian Army

10:45 am: Mumbai: Deepak Kochar, husband of former ICICI Bank MD & CEO Chanda Kochar, brought to Enforcement Directorate (ED) office. ED officials arrested him yesterday in connection with ICICI Bank-Videocon case.

10:40 am: Rajasthan reports 721 new #COVID19 cases and 7 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 93,257 including 1,158 deaths, 76,467 recoveries and 15,632 active cases: State Health Department

10:30 am: Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that China acted in an open and transparent manner on the #COVID19 outbreak and that it had taken concrete efforts that helped save tens of millions of lives around the world during the pandemic: Reuters

10:20 am: It will be the 3rd CFM meeting that India will be attending as a full member of SCO. Earlier two meetings were held in Beijing (China) on 23-24 April 2018 & Bishkek (Kyrgyz Republic) on 21-22 May 2019: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

10:15 am: External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar will be attending the meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to be held in Moscow on 9-10 September: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

9:50 am: HC Gen Suhag witnessed signing of award of contracts for 5 High Impact Community Development Projects funded by Indian Grants in Seychelles. These projects will be a lifeline for Seselwa Community. Projects to complete by Dec 2020: High Commission of India in Victoria,Seychelles

9:30 am: Single-day spike of 75,809 new #COVID19 cases & 1,133 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 42,80,423 including 8,83,697 active cases, 33,23,951 cured/discharged/migrated & 72,775 deaths: Ministry of Health

9:20 am: The children of migrants workers also have the right to education. It is not their fault that they can't go to school or can't access online education. I don't want these children to join their parents in work, but study. It is a priority for me: SI Shanthappa Jademmanavr, B'luru

9:15 am: TDP (Telugu Desam Party) chief N Chandrababu Naidu expresses grief on the passing away of Telugu actor Jaya Prakash Reddy.

9:00 am: A total of 5,06,50,128 samples tested up to 7th September 2020. Of these, 10,98,621 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

8:45 am: In September 2020 till 6th September, Indian Railways loading was 19.19 million tonnes which is 10.41% (1.81 million tonnes) higher compared to last year’s loading for the same period (17.38 million tonnes): Ministry of Railways

8:35 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Patrika Gate in Jaipur through video conference at 11 AM today. PM will also release two books written by the Chairman of Patrika Group of Newspapers: Prime Minister's Office (PMO)

8:25 am: Maharashtra: Shiv Sena IT Cell files a complaint at Shrinagar Police Station in Thane against Kangana Ranaut seeking FIR against her under 'charges of sedition for her Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) analogy for Mumbai'.

8:20 am: ICG invoking SACEP & MoU provisions, ICG ship Abheek entering Trincomalee harbour today to hand over 1500kg of dry chemical powder to Sri Lankan authorities for fire-fighting #MTNewDiamond. Dornier aircraft launched from Chennai to Trincomalee with 700 kg DCP: Indian Coast Guard

8:10 am: As per the complaint of #RheaChakraborty, a case has been registered at Bandra Police Station in Mumbai. However, in line with the orders of the Supreme Court, the case is duly transferred to CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) for further investigation: PRO, Mumbai Police

7:50 am: External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr. S Jaishankar to leave for Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Foreign Ministers' meet in Moscow. Dr. S Jaishankar will have a short halt in Tehran (Iran); he is likely to meet Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif today: Sources

7:45 am: After obtaining warrant from a court, search is being conducted at actress Sanjana Galrani's house in Bengaluru by Central Crime Branch (CCB): Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Bengaluru, Karnataka


7:35 am: Mizoram reported nine COVID-19 cases yesterday, taking total cases to 1,123 including 732 discharges and 391 active cases. No death due to the disease has been reported in the state so far: State Health Department

7:29 am: China government-owned Global Times claims that Indian troops crossed the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near the south bank of Pangong Tso Lake on Monday.

7:24 am: Earthquake of magnitude 4.4 on the Richter scale occurred 435-km north-northwest of Kargil, Ladakh at 05:47 am today: National Centre for Seismology (NCS)


7:20 am: Biden, Harris must apologise for spreading 'anti-vaccine' rhetoric: Trump

7:15 am: We got permission from Bharat Biotech to start phase-2 human clinical trial of their vaccine. We've 300 volunteers, aged b/w 12 yrs & 65 yrs, out of which screening of 15 has been completed. We hope to get vaccine dosages by tomorrow morning: Dr OP Kalra, VC, PGI Rohtak

Posted By: Talib Khan