Rajasthan's COVID-19 total increases by 1,466 to 81,693; death toll at 1,056

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Sunday (August 30) that Air India has been an asset but added that it is not government's responsibility to run airports and airlines. Puri expressed hope that the privatization process of Air India would get complete within 2020.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 17:05
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Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Sunday (August 30) that Air India has been an asset but added that it is not government's responsibility to run airports and airlines. Puri expressed hope that the privatization process of Air India would get complete within 2020.

In other news, the Supreme Court (SC) on Monday (August 31) announced the quantum of sentence to lawyer Prashant Bhushan, who has been convicted by the SC for contempt of court for posting two tweets against the top court. The verdict was pronounced by an SC bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished citizens on the occasion of Onam and called it a unique festival, which celebrates "harmony".

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31 August 2020, 22:16 PM

Rajasthan: 1,466 new infections along with 13 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours taking the total number of cases to 81,693, of which, 13,825 are active cases and 1,056 deaths.

31 August 2020, 22:13 PM

The Union Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal on Monday (August 31, 2020) said that the Indian Railways has so far solarised 960 Railway Stations and has moved closer to become a Net Zero Carbon Emission Railway by 2030.

31 August 2020, 21:28 PM

The Supreme Court on Monday (August 31) directed fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to be present in person before it on October 5 at 2 pm, directing the Union Ministry of Home Affairs to ensure his presence in the courtroom on that day. The top court also dismissed his plea seeking review of the 2017 verdict which held him guilty of contempt for transferring USD 40 million to his children in violations of court orders (Read more)

31 August 2020, 21:27 PM

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday (August 31, 2020) said that it has decided to deploy high-level Central teams to Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, and Odisha to assist in controlling the sudden COVID-19 surge in these states. 

31 August 2020, 18:54 PM

Delhi's Directorate of Education has directed all the private unaided recognized schools to take no fee except the tution fees from the parents during the COVID-19 lockdown period. (Read in detail)

31 August 2020, 18:53 PM

New DelhiFormer Indian President Pranab Mukherjee passed away at the age of 84 in Delhi. Mukherjee, who served as the 13th President of India, was hospitalised at the Army Hospital on August 10. 

31 August 2020, 16:49 PM

Rajasthan, Punjab, Bihar and West Bengal are likely to witness heavy to very heavy rainfall on September 1, according to the National Weather Forecasting Centre. (Read more)

31 August 2020, 16:02 PM

Puducherry: 291 new cases and 7 deaths were reported today. The total number of cases now jumps to 14,411, of which, 4,849 are active and 228 have succumbed to the virus.

31 August 2020, 15:59 PM

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Monday (August 31) arrested suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillor Tahir Hussain in a money laundering case related to the communal violence in northeast Delhi in February. The probe agency has secured six days of custodial remand of Tahir. 

31 August 2020, 14:58 PM

Jammu and Kashmir: Wreath laying ceremony for Naib Subedar Rajwinder Singh held at Nowshera. 

31 August 2020, 14:37 PM

Ajay Singh Chautala declared to be national president of Jannanayak Janta Party (JJP) in the national executive meeting held in Panchkula. (ANI input)

31 August 2020, 14:18 PM

Normal life was affected across West Bengal on Monday, the last day of the month, with most people preferring to remain indoors and vehicles staying off the roads, as a total lockdown was enforced across the state. (PTI input)

31 August 2020, 13:22 PM

The Supreme Court on Monday (August 31) ordered lawyer-activist Prashant Bhushan to pay a fine of Rupee 1 by September 15 as punishment in contempt case. The top court ordered Bhushan to pay the fine by September 15 or he will be jailed for 3 months and debarred from practising for 3 years. (Read here)

31 August 2020, 13:15 PM

Total number of COVID-19 cases in the state is now 5,983 including 1,475 active cases, 4,431 recoveries and 33 deaths: Himachal Pradesh Health Department
 

31 August 2020, 13:11 PM

International Travel: Ban on international flights extended till September 30 amid rising coronavirus cases in the country.

31 August 2020, 12:52 PM

Police baton charge members of student's wing of Samajwadi Party, protesting against Centre's decision to conduct JEE-NEET 2020 examinations in September

31 August 2020, 12:17 PM

Fresh clashes broke out between Indian and Chinese troops at Pangong in Ladakh near Line of Actual Control on the intervening night of August 29-30. (Read here)

31 August 2020, 11:10 AM

2,602 new COVID-19 cases & 10 deaths reported in Odisha on 30th August. 57,877 samples were tested across the state: State Health Department, Odisha

31 August 2020, 11:09 AM

1,873 new COVID-19 cases, 1,849 recovered cases & 9 deaths reported in Telangana on 30th August, taking the total number of positive cases to 1,24,963, including 31,299 active cases, 92,837 recovered cases & 827 deaths so far in the state: Health Department, Govt. of Telangana

31 August 2020, 10:01 AM

India COVID-19 data: Coronavirus cases in India surge to 36,21,246 including 7,81,975 active cases, 27,74,802 cured/discharged/migrated & 64,469 deaths as per the Ministry of Health data. A spike of 78,512 new cases and 971 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

31 August 2020, 09:23 AM

ICMR Samples testing: Total number of samples tested up to August 30 is 4,23,07,914 including 8,46,278 samples tested yesterday.

31 August 2020, 09:18 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished citizens on the occasion of Onam and called it a unique festival, which celebrates "harmony"."Greetings on Onam. This is a unique festival, which celebrates harmony. It is also an occasion to express gratitude to our hardworking farmers. May everyone be blessed with joy and best health," he tweeted while sharing a clip from his `Mann Ki Baat` programme where he spoke about the festival.