17 Nov, 23:49 (IST)

"Spoke to US President-elect Joe Biden on phone to congratulate him. We reiterated our firm commitment to the Indo-US strategic partnership and discussed our shared priorities and concerns - Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region," PM Narendra Modi tweeted.

17 Nov, 23:43 (IST)

Coronavirus infections top 15 million in Europe, according to an AFP tally.

17 Nov, 23:27 (IST)

"We need to come together to meet COVID19 challenge. Chinese companies are working with their Russian and Brazilian partners on phase-III clinical trials of vaccines, and we're prepared to have cooperation with South Africa and India," Chinese President Xi Jinping said during BRICS Summit, earlier today.

17 Nov, 22:55 (IST)

Maharashtra: Two minors injured in septic tank explosion at Shivshakti Society located in Thane West; injured shifted to a local hospital.

17 Nov, 22:27 (IST)

6,396 new positive cases 4,421 recoveries and 99 deaths reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi stands at 4,95,598 including 42,004 active cases, 4,45,782 recoveries and 7,812 deaths.

17 Nov, 22:25 (IST)

Schools, colleges and educational and coaching institutes in Rajasthan to remain close for students and regular class activities till 30th November: Government of Rajasthan.

17 Nov, 21:47 (IST)

GoAir Riyadh-Delhi flight diverted to Karachi airport due to a medical emergency onboard (passenger reported unwell). The flight landed safely at Karachi airport: Airline Official.

17 Nov, 21:29 (IST)

Our govt has decided to make a strict law on 'Love Jihad'. This law will be very strict. People involved in forcefully converting religion of girls will also be charged for abduction and loot: Rameshwar Sharma, Madhya Pradesh Assembly Protem Speaker.

17 Nov, 21:13 (IST)

The coronavirus tally in Maharashtra rose to 17,52,509 with 2,840 fresh COVID-19 cases. The state reported 68 deaths, taking the death toll to 46,102, the state health department said. 

17 Nov, 20:47 (IST)

No Chhath Puja allowed at beaches, riverbanks, ponds in Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

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Mumbai, November 16: PM Narendra Modi expressed grief over the demise of Rajasthan Minister Bhanwarlal Meghwal on Monday. PM Modi tweeted saying, "He was a veteran leader who was passionate about serving Rajasthan."

US President Donald Trump boasted about the impressive early trial results of Covid-19 vaccine developed by Modern Inc., which has shown 94.5 per cent efficacy. The idea that we have a 94.5 percent" effective vaccine is stunningly impressive," Anthony Fauci said. He further said, "It is really a spectacular result that I don't think anybody had anticipated it would be this good."

The National Hurricane Center in its latest forecast on Monday night said that Iota has turned into the most severe "category 5" storm. The storm will hit Central America region this evening, with the predicted landfall timing stated to be after 8 pm.

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