08 Oct, 23:48 (IST)

Pune reported 2,039 new COVID-19 cases and 58 deaths in last 24 hours, taking total cases to 3,01,392 including 2,61,565 recoveries and 7,028 deaths: Pune Zilha Parishad, Maharashtra.

08 Oct, 23:26 (IST)

Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kings XI Punjab by 69 runs in Match 22 of IPL 2020. Brief scores: SRH 201/6 in 20 overs, KXIP 132 all out in 16.5 overs.

08 Oct, 23:19 (IST)

National flag will be flown at half-mast tomorrow in Delhi, capitals of states and UTs where it is regularly flown, and also on day of funeral (of Ram Vilas Paswan) at place where funeral takes place. It has also been decided that state funeral will be accorded: Union Home Ministry.

08 Oct, 22:51 (IST)

Arun Vora, the son of Congress veteran Motilal Vora, quashed the death rumours of his father.

08 Oct, 22:36 (IST)

"May his soul rest in peace. He fought for the welfare of poor. I am deeply saddened by Ram Vilas Paswan ji's untimely death. Had a two-decade-old relation with him. Spoke with his son Chirag Paswan. Prayed to God to give his family the strength to bear the loss," Yog Guru Baba Ramdev said.

08 Oct, 22:35 (IST)

Meeting of the union cabinet to be held tomorrow, via video conferencing.

08 Oct, 22:12 (IST)

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said Ram Vilas Paswan's absence in Indian politics & Union Cabinet will always remain. "Modi government will be committed to fulfill his dream of welfare of poor & development of Bihar. My condolences to his family & supporters & I pray for the peace of the departed soul", Shah said.

08 Oct, 22:04 (IST)

Karnataka records 101 more COVID-19 fatalities, 10,704 new cases. Infection count goes up to 6,79,356, death toll now 9,675. There are 1.17 lakh active cases of the disease in the state.

08 Oct, 21:56 (IST)

17.22 lakh Indians have returned from abroad under "Vande Bharat" evacuation mission launched by the government on May 7 in view of #COVID19 pandemic: Ministry of External Affairs.

08 Oct, 21:37 (IST)

"Today, Chirag Paswan needed Ram Vilas Paswan ji the most when he passed away. Our deep condolences to his family, we are standing with them. I started my political career with Paswan ji, did many election campaigns as RJD and LJP were in alliance in 2010," Tejashwi Yadav, RJD leader, said.

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New Delhi,  October 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch an awareness campaign on Thursday to promote Covid-19 appropriate behaviour ahead of the upcoming festival and winter season as well as the opening up of the economy.

Ashwani Kumar, the former director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), died on Wednesday. The retired IPS officer's body was found at his residence in Shimla, the police said. As per the preliminary findings, a case of suicide is suspected.

In a build-up to the US Presidential Election 2020, Democrat and Republican vice-presidential candidates faced ach other and discussed issues of core public importance at Utah's Salt Lake City.  Haris blasted US administration's pandemic response as its 'greatest failure'.

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