Nine fatalities each were reported from Puducherry and Telangana, eight each from Assam, Jharkhand and Odisha, seven each from Jammu and Kashmir and Kerala, six from Chhattisgarh, five from Tripura, four from Goa, two each from Chandigarh, Manipur and Meghalaya, while Ladakh registered one death.
Goa is conducting the highest tests per day per million at 1,584 followed by Andhra Pradesh at 1,391, Delhi at 950, Tamil Nadu 847, Assam 748, Karnataka, 740, Bihar 650 and Telangana 637. The coronavirus has badly hit mega cities such as Mumbai and New Delhi , but is now surging in smaller cities and rural areas. Schools remain closed but students can meet teachers on a voluntary basis on school premises if needed, according to the new guidelines.
Prashant Bhushan on Monday was sentenced to pay a fine of Re 1 for his two tweets that were held contemptuous by the Supreme Court and the advocate-activist told the media that he will be paying the fine. Bhushan, India's most respected public interest lawyer, has of late been an outspoken critic of the Supreme Court and has often accused it of siding with the government.
He was on ventilator support and had also tested positive for COVID-19 in the hospital. He was 13th President of India and was in office between July 25, 2012 and July 25, 2017. My heartfelt condolences & prayers to the family. Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli also condoled the demise of Pranab Mukharjee as loss of a great friend.
The unprecedented move to deny in-person briefings on a particular subject comes just weeks before the November 3 presidential election. Schiff and Pelosi called the administration's move a "shocking abdication of its lawful responsibility to keep the Congress now informed", while Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Ratcliffe "has made clear he's in the job only to protect Trump from democracy, not democracy from Trump".
A senior member of the Saudi royal family said this month that Riyadh would only normalize ties with Israel after the creation of a Palestinian state. The Palestinians seek the West Bank, east Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip - areas captured by Israel in the 1967 Mideast war - for an independent state.