Karnataka Govt issues an order, directing private hospitals not to deny treatment to patients with COVID-19 and COVID-19 like symptoms. "Non-compliance of this order will attract punishment under sections of Disaster Management Act 2005," the order reads.

Tamil Nadu: Madurai District Collector issues an order for complete lockdown from June 27 to 6 AM of June 29 in the district; milk delivery, hospitals, pharmacies and other emergency services to be allowed.

"An earthquake of magnitude 2.4 on the Richter scale hit 3 km northwest of Rohtak, Haryana at 21:11:23 (IST) today," said the National Center for Seismology.

Mumbai recorded 1,460 fresh COVID-19 cases and 41 deaths today, taking the total number of cases to 73,747 and death toll to 4,282. Number of active cases in the city stands at 27,134: Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation.

Lockdown would be imposed every Sunday, with effect from July 5, until further orders. No activities shall be permitted on that day except essential services and supplies, said the Karnataka Chief Minister's Office.

Maharashtra reports 167 deaths and 5318 new COVID-19 positive cases. Out of these 167 deaths- 86 occurred in the last 48 hrs and rest 81 are from the previous period. The total number of cases in the State stands at 1,59,133: State Health Department.

"Yesterday one of the staff working at Chief Minister Office tested positive for COVID-19. I immediately ordered closure of office and sanitization is being done. I request everyone to not come to my office for at least 2 days. I've also informed the speaker about it," said Puducherry CM V Narayanasamy.

Rajasthan: Bhilwara District Collector imposes a fine of Rs 6,26,600 on a person who invited more than 50 people in his son's marriage ceremony on June 13. Fifteen people have tested positive for COVID-19 & one person has died due to the disease after attending the function.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday asked the Centre to support farmers and states who have suffered damage to crops due to locust attacks. "Locusts have destroyed crops in Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, UP, MP, Gujarat and Maharashtra. GOI (Government of India) must provide support to the states and farmers who have suffered this menace," Rahul Gandhi tweeted.

The special cell of Delhi Police busted a Khalistan Liberation Front module and arrested three persons. A conspiracy to commit target killings and extortion have been foiled, said Delhi Police.

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New Delhi, June 27: In Jammu and Kashmr, plucking of apricots has begun in Kralpora, Budgam district. Shabir Ahmad, an apricot grower says, "The season of apricot plucking provides employment to many people, be it labourers, hawkers or contractors". Keep an eye on this space for all the latest news and updates that take place throughout the day.

Petrol and diesel prices at Rs 80.38/litre (increase by 0.25) and Rs 80.40/litre (increase by Rs 0.21), respectively in Delhi today. In Rajasthan, swarms of locusts attack Hasteda village in Chomu. Sheeshpal, a farmer says, "Locusts have attacked our village for the fourth time. They have caused severe damage to our crops. We appeal to the state government to provide us with some relief".


In Delhi, joggers, morning walkers and cyclists carry out their exercises near India Gate. Maximum temperature of 38.6°C was recorded in the national capital on Friday, as per India Meteorological Department (IMD) data.