• Unlock-3 is the 12th day in Haryana. The Janmashtami festival has brought joy to Faridabad and Gurgaon. The temples, mosques, gurudwaras and churches closed for the last four months will be opened on Wednesday. The district administration has given permission to open unlock-3 guidelines as soon as they are found. Although some rules are definitely enforced.
  • A sensational case of murder of husband and wife has come up in Faridabad, Haryana adjoining Delhi. The incident of killing Monika and Sukhbir by tying their hands and feet in the village Jasana of Old Faridabad area has come to light. At the same time, DCP Maqsood Ahmad, ACP Crime Anil Kumar, ACP Tigaon, SHO Tigaon, besides crime branch, forensic experts have reached the spot. The cause of the murder has not been ascertained.
  • 827 new patients have been found. This brings the total number of infected to 43705. 7 people died in 24 hours. 2 in Faridabad, 1-1 deaths in Gurgaon, Ambala, Panipat, Kurukshetra and Panchkula. The number of deaths reached 509. There are now more than 30 thousand tests per 10 lakhs in the state. On an average 15 thousand samples are being taken every day. After increasing the testing, more than 600 cases are being received continuously.
  • Media outlet ‘The Caravan’ has claimed that three of its journalists were attacked by a mob in Northeast Delhi
  • Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain  said that the national capital’s COVID-19 cases’ doubling rate is now over 50 days, compared to the national average of 20 days.
  • The Delhi Police Tuesday advised invitees for the Independence Day function at the Red Fort here to refrain from attending it if they experienced any Covid-19 symptom within two weeks before the event and haven’t got tested.
  • India’s coronavirus recoveries have increased to 16,39,599, with 56,110 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, marking the highest recoveries in one day.
  • A violent mob attacked Pulakeshinagar Congress MLA R Akhanda Srinivas Murthy’s house after a Facebook post by his relative named P Naveen allegedly insulted Prophet Muhammad.
  • A 28-year-old Devendra Patel who was allegedly involved in ATM robberies escaped from a hospital where he was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 in Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh, police said.
  • BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday said, “It seems that Congress government in Rajasthan is safe now but it cannot be said when the drama between (former Deputy CM) Sachin Pilot and (CM) Ashok Gehlot will begin again.
  • Women soldiers of Assam Rifles have been deployed in Kupwara district of North Kashmir to keep a check on weapon and drug smuggling. 
  • One Army jawan was martyred and one unidentified terrorist was killed in an encounter between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district
  • Hours after 49-year-old Punjab police ASI Jaspal Singh was cremated with full honours after he passed away due to coronavirus, his 24-year-old daughter Navpreet died at home.
  • Following the violence in Bengaluru over a Facebook post that allegedly insulted Prophet Muhammad, Section 144 has been imposed across the city.


  • South Korea-based Daewoong Pharmaceutical said it has received the Indian regulatory approval to test its anti-parasitic drug ‘niclosamide’ to treat COVID-19 patients in early-stage human trials. 
  • The CBI on Monday filed a case of alleged illegal conversion of residential land to raise Ambience Mall in Gurugram against the company chairman Raj Singh Gehlot and others.
  • Mozilla Corporation, the company behind the Firefox web browser, on Tuesday announced that it’s firing 250 employees, and said, “Going forward, we will be smaller.”
  • Apple’s 59-year-old CEO Tim Cook has become a billionaire 9 years after he took the helm of the iPhone maker, according to Bloomberg. 
  • McDonald’s has sued former CEO Steve Easterbrook alleging he misled investigators by lying about his sexual relationships with three employees in the year before his ouster. 
  • SoftBank has reported a profit of $11.8 billion in the June quarter. This comes after the group suffered a loss of nearly $13 billion in the financial year 2019-20, the worst-ever loss reported in its 39-year history. 
  • US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris as his vice presidential running mate.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that it is discussing with Russian authorities the process for possible WHO prequalification of the country’s newly-approved COVID-19 vaccine ‘Sputnik V’.
  • Speaking on Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine, US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Tuesday, “The point isn’t to be first with a vaccine.
  • The Canadian city of Mississauga has allowed local Hindu temples to broadcast the Hanuman Chalisa and Gayatri Mantra through loudspeakers over the course of Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi and Onam.


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