12 Jul, 23:26 (IST)

1,088 COVID-19 cases and 39 deaths reported in Pune in the last 24 hours. Number of total cases and deaths stands at 38,502 and 1,075 respectively in the district. Active cases stand at 12,890, said a statement issued by the Pune Zilla Parishad Health Department.

12 Jul, 22:49 (IST)

Around 75 MLAs/ministers were present in the meeting today at Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot's residence Currently Congress leaders Randeep Surjewala and Ajay Maken are meeting with Gehlot to chalk out a strategy for tomorrow's meeting of Congress Legislative Party (CLP): Source.Action likely against absentees

12 Jul, 22:41 (IST)

Jammu and Kashmir reported 357 new COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths today, taking total cases to 10,513 including 5,979 recoveries and 179 deaths: J&K Health Department.

12 Jul, 22:25 (IST)

West Indies defeated England by four wickets in the historic first test match held amid COVID-19 pandemic. Check scorecard here.

12 Jul, 22:23 (IST)

The authorities in Palestine, with jurisdiction over areas of West Bank, Ramallah and Gaza Strip, ordered night curfews on weekend in the nation. The restrictions due to coronavirus were relaxed last month.

12 Jul, 21:54 (IST)

Rajasthan CM and Congress leader Ashok Gehlot's meeting with party MLAs in Jaipur has concluded. Congress MLA Rajendra Gudda says, "Gehlot ji has the majority. We are also making efforts and some BJP MLAs are in our contact. We will bring more MLAs from BJP than we would lose."

12 Jul, 21:50 (IST)

Uttar Pradesh reported 1,388 new COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 12,208 and death toll to 934: State Health Department.

12 Jul, 21:30 (IST)

Kerala gold smuggling case: Customs officials in Kochi recorded statement of Fazil Fareed, the third accused in the case, over the phone. Fazil is in Dubai. According to Customs officials, they called his friend to contact him and recorded his statement. He is a native of Thrissur.

12 Jul, 21:29 (IST)

Madhya Pradesh: Pradhyuman Singh Lodhi, the Congress MLA who joined BJP earlier today, has been appointed as the chairman of Madhya Pradesh State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited and accorded the status of a Cabinet minister.

12 Jul, 20:52 (IST)

Rajasthan Deputy CM and Congress leader Sachin Pilot to not attend Congress Legislative Party meeting scheduled to be held tomorrow. Sources close to Pilot say Ashok Gehlot Govt in minority after over 30 Congress and some independent MLAs have pledged support to Sachin Pilot.

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New Delhi, July 12: A day after being tested positive for COVID-19, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, the Public Relation Officer, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai informed that Sr Bachchan is stable with mild symptoms and is currently admitted in the isolation unit of the hospital. On Saturday, both Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan tweeted to confirm that he has been hospitalised with COVID-19 infection. Keep an eye on this space for all the latest news and updates that take place throughout the day.

In Telangana, body of a COVID-19 patient was taken to a burial ground in an auto-rickshaw from Nizamabad Government Hospital. Dr N Rao, Hospital Superintendent says, "Deceased person's relative who works at the hospital asked us for the body. He didn't wait for an ambulance."

In the United States of America (USA), COVID-19 tally continued to surge posted new daily virus case record of 66,528, reports AFP news agency quoting Johns Hopkins. US President Donald Trump was seen wearing a mask while visiting a military hospital near Washington, D.C., the first time he did so on camera since the coronavirus pandemic broke out in the country. "I'll probably have a mask," Trump told reporters on Saturday ahead of his trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.