20 Sep, 00:09 (IST)

2,011 prisoners and 416 jail staff tested positive for COVID-19 in prisons across Maharashtra. 6 prisoners and 4 jail staff died of the disease so far: State Prison Department.

19 Sep, 23:21 (IST)

The Chennai Super Kings (166/5) defeated Mumbai Indians by five wickets in the tournament opener of IPL 2020.

19 Sep, 23:05 (IST)

Appointments Committee of Cabinet approves proposal for appointment of Simanchala Dash as adviser to Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC for a period of 3 years: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.

19 Sep, 22:23 (IST)

Lok Sabha passes the Companies (Amendment) Bill, 2020; the House adjourned till 3 pm tomorrow.

19 Sep, 22:01 (IST)

Jammu & Kashmir Govt has introduced amendment in Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure) Rules, 2020, authorising Naib Tehsildar in addition to Tehsildar to issue certificate to the Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) holders and their children: Department of Information, J&K.

19 Sep, 21:51 (IST)

Haryana: A man kills himself after allegedly shooting his father dead at Dhanwapur village in Gurugram. Deputy Commissioner of Police Sumer Singh says, "The man is a lawyer and his father had retired from Delhi Police. 10 live rounds have been found at the scene."

19 Sep, 21:36 (IST)

Hyderabad: Kukatpally Court in Ranga Reddy District has put a stay on the release of Amitabh Bachchan's upcoming movie 'Jhund' over copyrights infringement. The court also said that this movie must not be streamed on any OTT (Over The Top) platform.

19 Sep, 21:35 (IST)

Mumbai Indians set a target of 163 runs for Chennai Super Kings in the first IPL-2020 match, being played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Mumbai Indians finished 162/9 in 20 overs.

19 Sep, 21:32 (IST)

4,644 new COVID-19 cases, 2,862 recoveries and 18 deaths reported in Kerala today, taking active cases to 37,488 and death toll to 519: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

19 Sep, 21:26 (IST)

Karnataka government has issued order restricting students of Class 9th to 12th from visiting schools and pre-university colleges to meet teachers, citing rise in COVID-19 cases. They were allowed earlier by Education Dept after a fall in the number of cases.

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India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 52 lakh-mark after the country reported 96,424 new COVID-19 cases. The death toll also mounted to 84,372 after 1,174 deaths  were reported in the time period of 24 hours. Till Friday morning, of the total cases, India had 10,17,754 active coronavirus cases while a total of 41,12,552 patients were cured or discharged from different hospitals.

The Lok Sabha on Friday was adjourned after opposition Congress protested against comments made by Union Minister of State (Finance) Anurag Thakur on the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Thakur, while addressing the House, had compared Nehru's PMNRF with PM-CARES Fund and questioned Gandhi family's association.

The investigations into the Amshipora case, where three Rajouri locals were killed, in an encounter, will be conducted with utmost fairness and will be taken to their logical conclusion, Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Friday. Indian Army is committed to the professional conduct of operations," Army chief Naravane told ANI.

In some world news, United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson hinted at imposing a new set of restrictions as the second wave of virus hit the country. Johnson told Reuters, “Second wave of virus inevitable, new restrictions possible.”

In some sports news now, the much awaited Indian Premier League will start from today. This year, the 13th edition of the IPL is taking place at Dubai due to increasing COVI-19 cases in India. In the first match, defending Champions will clash with Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings.

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