LIVE NEWS LATEST: 19,673 new covid cases reported in India, death toll 526,357

India on Sunday reported 19,673 new cases of Covid-19, taking the tally to 44,019,811. With 45 new deaths, the death toll from the pandemic in India reached 526,357. And with 19,336 recoveries in the last 45 hours, the number of cured COVID cases in India reached 43,349,778. India on Saturday provided 3,136,029 doses of the COVID vaccine, taking the total number of vaccinations to 2,042,569,509.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation in his monthly radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday. In the 90th edition of his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the Prime Minister recalled the dark chapter in India’s history – the Emergency, which was imposed in 1975, and said that it was our democratic mindset that eventually prevailed. He also appreciated those opposing that period and said that even after the Emergency, people did not lose faith in democracy.

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck 147 km east-southeast of Kathmandu, Nepal, at 07:58 am on Sunday, the National Center for Seismology reported. Tremors were felt in parts of Nepal and Bihar.

An Enforcement Directorate (ED) team reached the residence of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday. The ED team was conducting searches at Raut’s residence in Mumbai in connection with the money laundering case.

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