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Employment is dignity, for how long will the govt deny it, says Rahul Gandhi

Massive unemployment has forced the youth to call today #NationalUnemploymentDay. Employment is dignity. For how long will the Govt deny it, tweeted Rahul Gandhi

COVID-19 tally in Puducherry rises to 21,428

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

TMC, DMK, RJD, AAP, NCP, Samajwadi Party and Shiv Sena protest demanding GST payments to states

Delhi: TRS, TMC, DMK, RJD, AAP, NCP, Samajwadi Party and Shiv Sena MPs protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue at the Parliament premises, demanding GST payments to states.

Petrol, diesel rates fall again as crude prices soften

Petrol and diesel prices in the country have fallen again in the wake of softening of global oil prices as an extended run of Covid-19 has depressed demand and created a glut in the market.

On Thursday, the pump price of petrol and diesel fell by 15 and 19 paisa per litre respectively in the national capital.

Accordingly, petrol is now being retailed at Rs 81.40 a litre and diesel at Rs 72.37 a litre in Delhi.

This is the third fall in petrol price and seventh reduction in diesel price this month. Prior to this month, while petrol price had risen, the diesel price remained steady or fell for a few days.

Forensic team to submit final medical opinion in SSR death case to CBI next week, says AIIMS

Forensic team to submit final medical opinion in SSR death case to CBI next week, says AIIMS forensic head, reports ANI.

New Zealand reports 7 new COVID-19 cases

New Zealand on Thursday reported seven new coronavirus cases, all detected in a managed isolation facility, taking the total to 1,458, said the Ministry of Health.

With the exception of one arrival from Uzbekistan, the new cases were detected as a result of day 3 testing and are now in quarantine, reports Xinhua news agency.

There were no new community cases, said the Ministry.

Currently, there are four people hospitalized with COVID-19, with no cases in ICU.

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally crosses 1,500-mark as 26 more people test positive

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally crosses 1,500-mark as 26 more people, including an 83 -year-old man, are found to be positive: official

Congress workers in Bhopal fry 'pakoras', as part of their protest over unemployment

Madhya Pradesh: Congress workers in Bhopal fry 'pakoras', as part of their protest over unemployment in the country.

Himachal Pradesh records 77 new COVID-19 cases,10,886 total cases

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

In the present situation, there are sensitive operational issues which I cannot detail, says Rajnath Singh

In the present situation, there are sensitive operational issues which I cannot detail. I hope the House will understand the sensitivity of the matter: Defence Minister Rajanth Singh on India-China border issue

Situation this year is very different both in terms of scale of troops involved & no. of friction points, says Rajnath Singh

The situation this year is very different both in terms of scale of troops involved & no. of friction points. We do remain committed to peaceful resolution of the current situation. At the same time, we remain prepared to deal with all contingencies: Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha.

China undertook significant infrastructure construction to enhance their deployment capabilities, says Rajnath Singh

China, in last many decades undertook significant infrastructure construction activity to enhance their deployment capabilities in the border areas. Our Govt too has stepped up the budget for border infrastructure development to about double the previous levels: Rajnath Singh.

India, China's Perception Of LAC Different, Rajnath Singh Tells Parliament

"India, China's Perception Of LAC Different," Rajnath Singh Tells Parliament, reports NDTV

Chinese actions reflect a disregard of our various bilateral agreements, says Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha

Chinese actions reflect a disregard of our various bilateral agreements. The amassing of the troops by China goes against the 1993 & 1996 Agreements. Respecting and strictly observing Line of Actual Control is the basis for peace &tranquility in the border areas: Defence Minister.

Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,67,161 with detection of 4,241 new cases; 13 fresh fatalities push death toll to 669: Health official

Odisha's COVID-19 tally rises to 1,67,161 with detection of 4,241 new cases; 13 fresh fatalities push death toll to 669: Health official

— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) September 17, 2020

Conduct of our armed forces shows that they maintained 'Sayyam', says Rajnath Singh

Conduct of our armed forces throughout these incidents shows that while they maintained 'Sayyam' in face of provocative actions, they also equally displayed 'Shaurya' when required to protect territorial integrity of India: Defence Minister in Rajya Sabha on India-China face-off

China continues to be in illegal occupation of approx 38,000 sq. kms in the Union Territory of Ladakh, says Rajnath Singh

China continues to be in illegal occupation of approx 38,000 sq. kms in the Union Territory of Ladakh. In addition, under the so-called Sino-Pakistan 'Boundary Agreement' of 1963, Pakistan illegally ceded 5,180 sq. km. of Indian territory in PoK to China: Defence Minister in RS

China also claims approximately 90,000 sq. kms. of Indian territory in the Eastern Sector, says Rajnath Singh

China also claims approximately 90,000 sq. kms. of Indian territory in the Eastern Sector of the India-China boundary in Arunachal Pradesh: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Rajya Sabha

On 15 June, Col Santosh Babu, along with his 19 brave soldiers, made the supreme sacrifice in Galwan Valley, says Defence Minister

On 15 June, Col Santosh Babu, along with his 19 brave soldiers, made the supreme sacrifice in Galwan Valley towards the cause of defending the territorial integrity of India. Our PM himself went to Ladakh to boost morale of forces: Defence Minister in Rajya Sabha

Jharkhand's COVID-19 caseload rises to 66,074 as 1,618 more people test positive

Jharkhand's COVID-19 caseload rises to 66,074 as 1,618 more people test positive, while eight fresh fatalities pushed state's coronavirus death toll to 579: health bulletin

The Govt wasted golden months to stop COVID- 19, WHO had sounded a warning in Dec 2019

The Govt wasted the golden months to stop COVID-19. WHO had sounded a warning in Dec 2019. As China is our neighbouring country, we should have been alert first. Congress's Rahul Gandhi had also alerted that an epidemic was looming over us, says Congress MP GN Azad in Rajya Sabha

Telangana reports 2,159 new COVID-19 cases, taking tally to 1,65,003

Telangana reports 2,159 new COVID-19 cases, taking tally to 1,65,003, while nine more deaths push toll to 1,005: state government

Left & opposition leaders to meeting the President at 12:30 pm today over Delhi Riots

This isn't a political fight but a fight to save the lives of people, says Sanjay Raut

I want to ask the members how did so many people recover? Kya log bhabhi ji ke papad kha karke theek ho gaye? This isn't a political fight but a fight to save the lives of people, said Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut during a discussion on the Statement made by Health Minister on COVID19.

My mother & my brother are infected with COVID. Many people in Maharashtra are recovering also. Today, the situation in Dharavi is under control. WHO has appreciated efforts of BMC. I want to state these facts as some members here were criticising Maharashtra govt y'day, said Raut.

Raut also says that the Maharashtra government has followed the protocol of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "The Centre has stopped funds for PPE kits, masks and other materials from September 1. It will cost Maharashtra government Rs50 crore a day. What is the PM CARES fund for if not for States?," he asks.

Forests in West Bengal to open for tourists from Sep 23

Forests in West Bengal will be opened for tourists from September 23, officials said on Thursday.

Pakistan shells two sectors along LoC in Poonch

The Pakistan Army opened heavy fire and shelled mortars targeting forward areas along the LoC in two sectors of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, officials said.

India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 51-lakh mark with a spike of 97,894 new cases & 1,132 deaths

India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 51-lakh mark with a spike of 97,894 new cases & 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/discharged/migrated & 83,198 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Mahesh Poddar has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha

Bharatiya Janata Party MP Mahesh Poddar has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over "cow smuggling in the country especially in the Eastern states."

Shiromani Akali Dal MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha

Shiromani Akali Dal MP Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa has given Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha over the demand to declare Punjabi language 6th official language of Jammu and Kashmir

Regulate digital media first, says Centre to SC over guidelines for TV media

The Supreme Court must look into regulating digital media before electronic media when it comes to laying down standards, as it has far more impact, the government said.

In a statement to the Supreme Court on laying down standards for electronic media, Centre informed SC that it should first regulate digital media as it has a wider reach. Next it contends that SC should not lay down standards without an amicus or committee of amicus since its one show or a few episodes

"Digital media has faster reach, potential to become viral due to apps like WhatsApp and Facebook," says the Centre's affidavit.

"Digital media has serious impact and because of its potential, the court must first take up digital media," it says.

News Broadcasters Association, on the other hand says their regulations are referred to by various HCs and that they have rules and an authority in place to receive complaints against electronic media, impose cost on them or even refer them to Ministry for Information and Broadcast for license revocation.

Sudarshan TV has informed SC that UPSC Jihad was used as a terminology in the show owing to the foreign funding pooled in by the Zakat Foundation and how "infiltration was happening in the UPSC"

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