New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) These are the top stories at 5.15 pm: NATION DEL7 VIRUS-CASES Daily COVID-19 tally in India lowest in 125 days New Delhi: India recorded 30,093 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 125 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,11,74,322, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
DEL58 VIRUS-HEALTH MINISTRY Two-thirds of Indians have Covid antibodies, another 40 crore still vulnerable to infection: Govt New Delhi: Around 40 crore people are still vulnerable to COVID-19 infection as a nationwide survey found two-thirds of the country's population aged above six to have SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, the government said on Tuesday as it stressed there is no room for complacency in the fight against the pandemic. DEL61 PAR-LD BJP MEET-PM PM asks BJP MPs to effectively counter Oppn's charges on COVID response, vaccines; says Cong in 'coma' New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked BJP MPs to proactively counter the opposition's misleading charges on the management of the COVID-19 pandemic and hit out at the Congress, saying it is in a “coma” and is unable to digest the BJP coming to power.
PAR14 LS-2NDLD ADJOURN Lok Sabha adjourned for the day amid repeated disruptions over Pegasus row New Delhi: The Pegasus snooping controversy rocked the Lok Sabha proceedings on Tuesday, leading to continued disruptions and repeated adjournments of the House.
PAR15 RS-RESUME Normalcy returns to RS after Naidu meets leaders New Delhi: Normalcy returned to the Rajya Sabha on the second day of the monsoon session and it held a discussion on the COVID-19 situation in the country after Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu met the floor leaders of various parties.
DEL10 VIRUS-VACCINE-DOSES Over 2.11 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses available with states, UTs and pvt hospitals: Govt New Delhi: More than 2.11 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and union territories, and private hospitals, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.
DEL48 RSQ-VIRUS-OXYGEN No deaths due to lack of oxygen specifically reported by states, UTs during second COVID wave: Centre New Delhi: No deaths due to lack of oxygen were specifically reported by states and UTs during the second COVID-19 wave, the government informed Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
DEL46 VIRUS-ALLPARTY Congress, SAD will not attend Tuesday's all-party meeting on COVID-19 New Delhi: The main opposition Congress said it wouldn't attend the government's meeting with floor leaders of all parties on COVID-19 later on Tuesday.
DEL27 JK-DGP-INTERVIEW IAF base attack: Probe points at involvement of ordnance factory across border, says J-K DGP Srinagar: Drones have added a new dimension to security threats from terror groups and investigations into the attack on the Jammu IAF station last month show the involvement of 'non-state actors' supported by state actors such as the ordnance factory of Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said on Tuesday. By Sumir Kaul DEL13 UNIVERSITIES-CARBON-FOOTPRINT Not zero, net zero: Universities, institutes work towards reducing carbon footprint on campuses New Delhi: From purchasing power from 'green generators' to allowing only solar operated vehicles for in-campus transportation and installing waste treatment plants in premises, universities and institutes across the country are taking strides to reduce their carbon footprint. By Gunjan Sharma MDS1 TL-COVAXIN-WHO WHO assessing Covaxin data for EUL; Decision date 'to be confirmed' Hyderabad: The World Health Organisation, which is currently reviewing Bharat Biotech's application for an Emergency Use Listing (EUL) of its COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, has said it is assessing the data of the jab.
BOM10 MH-LD RAJ KUNDRA Raj Kundra sent in police custody till July 23; cops allege he profited from porn films business Mumbai: Businessman Raj Kundra, arrested in a case related to alleged creation of pornographic films and publishing them through some apps, was on Tuesday remanded in police custody till July 23 by a Mumbai court, after the crime branch alleged he was making financial gains through this illegal business.
LEGAL LGD8 SC-KERALA-LD RELAXATION SC says Kerala's Bakrid relaxations 'wholly uncalled for', directs state govt to heed Right to Life New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday termed “wholly uncalled for” the Kerala government’s relaxations for Bakrid in areas with a high Covid positivity rate and said giving in to pressure from traders discloses a “sorry state of affairs”.
LGD9 SC-LD COOPERATIVES SC majority verdict quashes part of 97th Constitutional amendment on cooperatives New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday in a 2:1 majority verdict upheld the validity of the 97th Constitutional amendment that deals with issues related to effective management of cooperative societies but struck down a part related to their setting up and functioning.
BUSINESS DEL56 BIZ-FINMIN-DA FinMin issues order to implement Cabinet decision on DA, DR hike from July 1 New Delhi: The Finance Ministry on Tuesday issued an order to implement the Cabinet decision to hike Dearness Allowance for central government employees to 28 per cent from July 1.
FOREIGN FGN17 US-INDIA-TRAVEL-LD ADVISORY US eases travel recommendations on India as COVID-19 cases fall Washington: The US has lowered its travel advisory for India from the highest Level 4, meaning no travel, to Level 3, which urges citizens to reconsider it, amidst a drop in the number of COVID-19 deaths and infections in the country. By Lalit K Jha FGN13 US-INDIA-RANA-EXTRADITION 26/11: Biden admin proposes US court to extradite Rana to India Washington: The Biden administration has urged a federal court in Los Angeles to extradite Pakistani-origin Canadian businessman Tahawwur Rana to India where he is sought for his involvement in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack. By Lalit K Jha. PTI HDA