Maharashtra reports 15,765 new COVID-19 cases, total jumps to 8,08,306; death count at 24,903

Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday at the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) Hospital where he was admitted earlier this month and had undergone surgery for the removal of a clot in his brain. He was 84. He was admitted to the Army Hospital in Delhi on August 10 and had also tested positive for COVID-19.

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 22:53
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Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday at the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) Hospital where he was admitted earlier this month and had undergone surgery for the removal of a clot in his brain. He was 84. He was admitted to the Army Hospital in Delhi on August 10 and had also tested positive for COVID-19.

Pranab Mukherjee's last rites were held today and his body was laid in state at his official residence 10 Rajaji Marg in New Delhi.

In other news, the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main began from today after being postponed twice due to the coronavirus pandemic. The National Testing Agency (NTA) conducted the exam amid COVID-19 guidelines. Around 8.58 lakh students have registered for the JEE main exams this year. 

China on Monday (August 31) accused the Indian Army of crossing the Line of Actual Control (LAC) and purposely violating the consensus reached "multi-level talks" between the two nations. Notably, an attempt by the Chinese Army to transgress into Indian areas near the southern bank of Pangong Tso near Chushul in Ladakh on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday were thwarted by the Indian Army. 

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1 September 2020, 21:32 PM

Indian astronomers detect extreme-UV light from a galaxy located 9.3 billion light-years away from Earth. (Read in detail)

1 September 2020, 21:29 PM

Maharashtra: 15,765 new COVID-19 cases take the total count to 8,08,306. The total number of active cases increases to 1,98,523. Death toll at 24,903.

1 September 2020, 18:44 PM

Jammu and Kashmir: 525 fresh cases were reported today, of which, 241 were from Jammu division and 284 from Kashmir division. The total number of cases now has jumped to 38,223 including 8,022 active cases, 29,484 recoveries and 717 deaths

1 September 2020, 18:31 PM

India bids teary farewell to former President Pranab Mukherjee - In pics. (See here)

1 September 2020, 18:29 PM

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday (September 1) reviewed the progress of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation India Limited (DFCCIL), directing the DFFCIL management team and the contractors to take all possible steps to speed up the pace of works on all the sections of the Western DFC (1504 route km) and Eastern DFC (1856 route km). In the review meeting, which was attended by all the top officials of Railways Board, DFCCIL including CRB and MD/DFCCIL, and the contractual agencies, the progress of each individual section was discussed in detail, and instructions were given to ensure smooth progress by resolving all hindrances, according to an official statement.

1 September 2020, 18:28 PM

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday announced that after the implementation of Unlock 4.0, the markets will be opened from 9 am to 9 pm. At a routine meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in the state, the CM said that weekly closure of all markets in the state will be on Sundays only. "All markets should open from 9 am to 9 pm and weekly closure of markets should be fixed on Sundays," he said. (Read in detail)

1 September 2020, 18:25 PM

As Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China are engaged in the third round of talks in Chushul to diffuse the tension in the region following fresh skirmishes along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), fresh reports have surfaced that the Chinese PLA wanted to capture an important peak 'black top' so as to monitor the Indian posts and their activities near the dormant height

1 September 2020, 15:11 PM

IMD: Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls and thunderstorm & lightning very likely over Rayalaseema, coastal & south interior Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu during next 3-4 days. Isolated heavy to very heavy falls also very likely over south Interior Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu on 02nd & 03rd September 2020.

1 September 2020, 14:24 PM

The last rites of former President Pranab Mukherjee being performed at Lodhi crematorium by his son Abhijit Mukherjee.

 

1 September 2020, 14:11 PM

Hearse carrying Pranab Mukherjee's mortal remains reaches Lodhi Road crematorium; family, relatives accompany in PPE kits.

 

1 September 2020, 13:25 PM

The Union Cabinet on Tuesday condoled the sad demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee, who passed away here at the Army`s Research and Referral Hospital during treatment on Monday. The Cabinet observed silence for two minutes in his memory.

1 September 2020, 13:22 PM

The third phase of sero-survey is beginning today. This time it is being done on a ward-wise basis. The sample size is 17,000. Sampling will be complete within a week and it will take 7-10 days after that to process it: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

1 September 2020, 13:21 PM

NSA Ajit Doval, along with top officials, reviewed the situation at India-China border. Defence Minister likely to call another high level meeting later today: Sources

1 September 2020, 11:36 AM

Delhi: BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.
 

1 September 2020, 11:30 AM

Chinese embassy issues a statement on LAC row; Says India’s has "grossly violated China's territorial sovereignty" & China has made "representations to the Indian side."

 

1 September 2020, 10:49 AM

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.

1 September 2020, 10:37 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee at his residence, 10 Rajaji Marg.

1 September 2020, 10:34 AM

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee. 

1 September 2020, 10:32 AM

The wreath-laying ceremony of Former President Pranab Mukherjee has been scheduled in three phases - the official dignitaries can pay homage from 9:15 am to 10:15 am, other dignitaries can visit after 10:15 am to 11 am and an hour`s time is kept for the general public from 11 am to 12 noon.

1 September 2020, 10:30 AM

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Naravane, Air Force Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh pay last respects to former President Pranab Mukherjee, at his residence.

1 September 2020, 09:40 AM

India COVID-19 data: Coronavirus cases in India surge to 36,91,167 including 7,85,996 active cases, 28,39,883 cured/discharged/migrated & 65,288 deaths as per the Health Ministry data.Single-day spike of 69,921 new positive cases & 819 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours. 

1 September 2020, 09:21 AM

Delhi: The mortal remains of former President Pranab Mukherjee being taken to his residence at 10 Rajaji Marg.

1 September 2020, 09:13 AM

Bihar: Candidates undergo temperature check & hand sanitization process at TCS Office in Pataliputra Colony, Patna, designated as an exam centre for JEEMain. They are also being given fresh masks. 

1 September 2020, 09:07 AM

Candidates writing JEE Main start arriving examination centre across India. There are a total of 660 center's across India.

1 September 2020, 09:04 AM

Flags at Rashtrapati Bhavan and Parliament fly at half-mast as 7-day State mourning is being observed in the country following the demise of former President Pranab Mukherjee.