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Sept 6 News Digest: Indian Army rescues 3 Chinese nationals in Sikkim; Highest single-day spike in India’s Covid cases and more

Nisha Agarwal

Indian Army rescues 3 Chinese nationals in Sikkim

Indian Army rescued 3 Chinese nationals who lost their way in North Sikkim's plateau area. They provided them with medical assistance including oxygen, food, and warm clothes. The Indian Army also assisted them in finding the correct course to their destination.

India reports highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases

India has reported the highest single-day spike with 90,633 new cases in the last 24 hours. The total coronavirus tally has crossed the 41 million mark with 41.13 lakh cases.

5 men allegedly kidnapped by China's PLA from Arunachal

Five people were allegedly kidnapped from Arunachal Pradesh's Upper Subansiri district by the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA). The state police have launched a probe into the case.

Health Ministry allows COVID-19 testing without prescription

The Union Health Ministry, for the first time, has allowed on-demand COVID-19 testing without a prescription. The Ministry updated its advisory on the COVID-19 testing strategy after India surpassed Brazil to become the second country with the highest number of cases in the world. Individuals who wish to get tested and those undertaking travel to other countries or Indian states mandating a negative Covid-19 test can get an "on-demand" test.

Spar over jobs for SC/ST in Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday decided to provide government jobs to next of kin of any SC/ST individual killed in the state. Following this, the leader of the opposition Tejashwi Yadav slammed the CM saying the move will further encourage their killings.

80 new special trains to run from Sept 12: Yadav

Eighty new special trains will be operational from September 12. The reservations will begin from September 10, said Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav on Saturday.

IPL-13 schedule to be out today: Brijesh Patel

The much-awaited schedule of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 will be released on Sunday, chairman Brijesh Patel said on Saturday. All eight teams are currently awaiting the release of fixtures but due to different quarantine rules in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, IPL’s operations team took time to finalize the schedule.

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