On September 25, a nation-wide protest is observed in wake of farm bills passed in Parliament. Farmers, under aegis of Bharatiya Kisan Union and Revolutionary Marxist Party of India (RMPI), blocked Amritsar-Delhi National Highway near Phillaur in Punjab. Similarly, members of Karnataka State Farmers' Association held protest near Bommanahalli on Karnataka-Tamil Nadu highway. Police personnel deployed in the area to ensure law and order is maintained and COVID safety norms are followed during protest.
For some people, age is just a number. This is proved by an 82-year-old who is known as 'Dadi of Shaheen Bagh'. Famous TIME Magazine named Bilkis among the 100 most persuasive people in the world. Bilkis dadi illustrated her active presence at the prolonged anti-CAA protest in Delhi's Shaheen Bagh. Dadi expressed happiness over the nomination and said, "Will be famous all over the world".
Three people were killed while three others sustained injuries in a bus accident in Delhi. The incident took place on main Wazirabad Road on late night of September 24. The driver lost control over the bus and hit another vehicle and a street vendor's shop across the footpath opposite to Nand Nagari Depot. More details are awaited.
Ministry of External Affairs on September 24 held a press brief in Delhi. MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on reports about Pakistan's announcement to hold elections in Gilgit Baltistan. He said, "Any action by Pakistan to alter the status of the military occupied so-called 'Gilgit-Baltistan' has no legal basis whatsoever and totally void."
With continuous rise in COVID-19 cases, India crossed 58-lakh mark on September 25. A spike of 86,052 new cases and 1,141 deaths reported in last 24 hours. COVID-19 tally stands at 58,18,571 including 9,70,116 active cases, 47,56,165 cured/discharged/migrated and 92,290 deaths. According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), more than 13.80 lakh tests have been done in the last 24 hours.
India's COVID-19 tally crossed 56-lakh mark on September 23 with a spike of 83,347 new infections. Total COVID-19 cases in the country stand at 56,46,011. Currently, there are 9,68,377 active cases. With 1,085 deaths in last 24 hours, the death toll rises to 90,020. Indian Council of Medical Research reported that 6,62,79,462 samples were tested up to September 22. Further, the Health Ministry informed that India's COVID-19 testing capacity surges to over 12 lakh daily tests.
In its battle against the Coronavirus Pandemic, India has reached another grim milestone, a single day spike of 86,508 has taken India's covid tally past 57 lakh. 1,129 deaths were reported in the last..