Coronavirus Live News Updates: 6 states, UTs administer 1st Covid vaccine dose to 100% of adult population

All adult people in Sikkim, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Ladakh and Lakshadweep have received at least one dose of Covid vaccine as the cumulative jabs administered in the country crossed 74 crore on Sunday, the Union Health Ministry said. Around 50,25,159 vaccine doses have been administered till 8 pm on Sunday, according to data from the CoWIN portal.

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Odisha | IMD issues red alert in 7 districts, orange alert in 6 districts & yellow alert in 8 districts for next 24 hours due to heavy rains

“Chances of heavy to very heavy rains in 1-2 districts. There is also chances of flash floods,” says Umashankar Das, IMD Bhubaneswar

In Pics: Gujarat CM-designate Bhupendra Patel receives a grand welcome

Gujarat CM-elect Bhupendra Patel to be sworn-in tomorrow-September 13 at 2:20 pm: Governor Acharya Devvrat

Britain records 56 COVID-19 deaths, 29,173 new cases, reports Reuters

Britain reported 56 new deaths within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test on Sunday, down from 156 a day earlier, and 29,173 new cases, again lower than the 29,547 recorded on Saturday.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya lauds 6 states and UTs – Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Daman & Diu for administering the first COVID-19 vaccine dose to 100% of the adult population

Navjot Singh Sidhu urges Punjab CM to take action on demands raised by 32 farmer unions at Sept 10 meeting

Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh urging him to take action on the demands raised by 32 farmer unions at the meeting with the Congress Party in Chandigarh on September 10.

In Pics: Moments of joy for the family members of Gujarat’s CM-elect Bhupendra Patel

Andhra Pradesh reports 1,190 new COVID-19 cases, 1,226 recoveries and 11 deaths in the last 24 hours

  • Active cases: 15,110
  • Total cases: 20,29,985
  • Total recoveries: 20,00,877
  • Death toll: 13,998

Himachal Pradesh reports 87 new COVID-19 cases, 170 recoveries and one death in the last 24 hours.

  • Active cases: 1,536
  • Total cases: 2,15,691
  • Death toll: 3,620

NSUI proposes to appoint Rahul Gandhi as Congress president.

Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of few places of Delhi and NCR (Noida, Greater Noida, Hapur, Ghaziabad, Indrapuram, Dadri, Gurugram: India Meteorological Department

BJP chief JP Nadda congratulates Gujarat CM-elect Bhupendra Patel

65% of the J&K’s population is below 35 years of age. We’ve developed transparent mechanism for recruitment into Govt jobs. We’ve recruited people for 12,000 posts recently. Some of them have joined while verification process for others is underway

– J&K LG Manoj Sinha in Srinagar

COVID-19 | Mumbai reports 354 new cases, 188 recoveries, and 7 deaths today. Total positive cases 735056 and active cases 4,823

Bhupendra Patel to take the oath as Gujarat CM at 2.20pm on Monday. His cabinet may take oath on Wednesday

Reports TOI

Karnataka CM inaugurates 120 advanced life support ambulances

  • Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Sunday inaugurated 120 advanced life support ambulances which have been added under the Arogya Kavacha-108 (Emergency Medical Services) in Bengaluru.
  • Speaking to ANI, the Chief Minister said, “We are strengthing the health infrastructure at local and taluka levels. With all the facilities and upgrading of centres at Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and Community Health Centres (CHCs), we have decided to add more numbers of ambulances to increase the reach.”
  • The Arogya Kavacha scheme, originally introduced by the previous CM B S Yediyurappa, will be given a further facelift, the state’s Health Minister K Sudhakar said.

CBI arrests 11 accused in cases related to violence and other offences in West Bengal, reports ET Bureau

CBI has arrested 11 accused ( Seven on 12.09.2021 and four on 11.09.2021) in ongoing investigation of two separate cases related to violence and other offences in West Bengal. CBI had registered these cases on the orders of High Court of Calcutta and taken over the investigation of the cases earlier registered by the State Police. Investigation is continuing in these cases.

Bhupendra Patel’s work at grassroots, his hold on the cooperative sector and work with party workers, his administrative abilities, etc. were some of the factors for his appointment as state CM

– Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil

Kerala reports 20,240 new COVID-19 infections, 29,710 recoveries and 67 deaths in the last 24 hours.

  • Active cases: 2,22,255
  • Total recoveries: 41,30,065
  • Death toll: 22,551
  • Test positivity rate is 17.51%

In Pics: Gujarat CM-elect Bhupendra Patel meets Governor Acharya Devvrat

Bhupendra Patel meets Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat at Raj Bhavan, stakes claim to form government: Official

Karnataka reports 803 fresh COVID-19 cases, 802 recoveries and 17 deaths today

  • Total cases: 29,61,735
  • Total recoveries: 29,07,548
  • Death toll: 37,504
  • Active cases: 16,656

We have lost a brave young officer. He was learning the nuances of policing. It’s a very tragic loss for us and his family. We express our deepest condolences. Perpetrators involved in this case have been identified and they will be brought to justice: Dilbag Singh, J&K DGP

4 people including three minors, were killed when a cloudburst occurred in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. One person is missing: J&K Disaster Management Authority

One terrorist has been killed in the operation in Thana Mandi area of Rajouri: J&K Police

Gujarat CM oath ceremony tomorrow

BJP MLA Bhupendra Patel to be sworn in Gujarat chief minister on Monday.

Reports PTI

Chandni Chowk has become an important tourist place in Delhi in one way. We still have several schemes to develop this tourist place. Street food joints will be opened for 3-4 hours at night after markets close: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

In Pics: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates redeveloped Chandni Chowk market

Oxygen therapy may put a brake on Alzheimer’s: Study

  • Oxygen therapy halted the build-up of plaque on the brain — a key characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, in a mice model, as per a novel study.
  • The study, by scientists at Tel Aviv University in Israel, showed that breathing pure oxygen for some time in a pressurised — or hyperbaric — chamber can boost the functioning of the human brain. In animals, the therapy helped fight the build-up of brain plaque, the Times of Israel reported.
  • “I don’t think this can ‘cure’ Alzheimer’s in humans, but it may be able to significantly slow its progression and severity,” lead author Professor Uri Ashery from the varsity’s Sagol School of Neuroscience, was quoted as saying.
  • “Further studies are needed, but people could possibly start benefiting from this in just a few years,” Ashery added.

Delhi reports 22 new COVID-19 cases, 44 recoveries and zero deaths in the last 24 hours.

  • Active cases: 390
  • Total recoveries: 14,12,760
  • Death toll: 25,083

We will be going to the Raj Bhavan at 6 pm. We will be meeting the governor regarding the appointment of the new Gujarat CM: Union Minister & BJP leader Bhupender Yadav

Bhupendra Patel is capable. We believe BJP will win the upcoming elections in the state under his leadership

– Vijay Rupani on appointment of Bhupendra Patel as Gujarat’s new CM

Gujarat: BJP leaders to meet governor at 6pm, reports ET Bureau

In Pics: BJP MLA Bhupendra Patel elected as the new leader of BJP Legislative Party

Gujarat | Bhupendra Patel elected as the new leader of BJP Legislative Party, says Union Minister & BJP leader Narendra Singh Tomar

Bhupendra Patel is an MLA but no decision has been taken yet. We will wait for the meeting to conclude: Yamal Vyas, Chief Spokesperson, Gujarat State BJP on meeting to elect the new Gujarat CM

With over 74 crore COVID vaccines administered so far, India marches ahead with another achievement in its fight against COVID-19

– Government of India

Encounter underway between security forces and terrorists in Thana Mandi area of Rajouri. Details awaited: Jammu & Kashmir Police

Tamil Nadu Govt will introduce a bill in the Legislative Assembly seeking state’s exemption from NEET examination, tomorrow

We’ve already issued a detailed advisory on precautions to be taken (against Nipah virus). Advanced surveillance measures already in place at all border districts. People coming from Kerala will be under surveillance: Dr KV Trilok Chandra, Karnataka Health Commissioner

Lok Sabha MP Varun Gandhi writes a letter to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Zydus Cadila to seek DCGI nod for two-dose regimen of its vaccine

Toshiba to shift 30-year old production unit out of China

Iran to allow new memory cards in UN’s nuclear site cameras

The announcement could buy time for Iran ahead of an IAEA board meeting this week in which Western powers had been arguing for Tehran to be censured over its lack of cooperation with international inspectors. The IAEA told member states in its confidential quarterly report last week that its verification and monitoring activities have been “seriously undermined” since February by Iran’s refusal to let inspectors access their monitoring equipment.

Odisha logs 649 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths

The state currently has 6,957 active COVID-19 cases, while 10,01,254 patients have recovered from the disease, including 706 on Saturday. The state has so far conducted over 1.88 crore sample tests including 60,298 on Saturday for COVID-19. Odisha’s positivity rate now 5.39 per cent.

No more COVID-19 lockdowns, UK health minister suggests

British health minister Sajid Javid said on Sunday he did not expect the country to see any more lockdowns to fight the COVID-19 crisis and ruled out the use of vaccine passports to allow people to attend mass events.

CBDT refunds over Rs 70,120 crore between April 1 to September 6

“CBDT issues refunds of over Rs. 70,120 crore to more than 26.09 lakh taxpayers between 1st April 2021 to 6th September 2021. Income tax refunds of Rs. 16,753 crore have been issued in 24,70,612 cases and corporate tax refunds of Rs. 53,367 crore have been issued in 1,38,801 cases,” Income Tax India tweeted.

Uttarakhand Congress MLA joins BJP

Congress MLA Rajkumar, a Dalit leader who represents Purola constituency in the Uttarakhand assembly, joined the BJP on Sunday with the saffron party asserting this is a big indication of its victory in the coming polls in the state.

Govt exempts TDS/TCS on transfer of assets by Air India to SPV

J&K: Terrorists attack police party at Khanyar in Old Srinagar city, as per police; more details awaited

Wipro leaders to return to office from Monday, says Rishad Premji

UAE says will allocate 24 billion Dirhams to absorb 75,000 jobs for citizens in the private sector over 5 years

Reports Reuters

Govt appoints 31 members at NCLT, ITAT

The government has appointed 31 people as judicial, technical and accountant members at the NCLT and the ITAT, amid the Supreme Court flagging concerns about vacancies at various tribunals.

Vijay Rupani, who resigned as Gujarat CM yesterday, arrives at BJP office in Gandhinagar to attend legislature party meet

12 police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 who had attended 10-day training program at Pune, as per Nagpur City Police

Vijay Rupani voluntarily resigned as CM. He didn’t take the decision under any pressure. The observers sent by party high command are taking the views of senior BJP leaders on who should be made the CM. The decision will be taken at the meeting today.

– Nitin Patel, BJP

A CM should be someone who is popular, experienced and takes everyone together. There are rumors in the media that I will be made CM, but the fact is that BJP high command will decide who will be the chief minister.

– BJP leader Nitin Patel in Ahmedabad

Zomato pulls the plug on its grocery delivery service

As per sources

Uttarakhand Congress MLA from Purola, Rajkumar joins BJP at the party’s office in Delhi

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