Breaking News LIVE, October 14, 2021: Hello and welcome to ABP News LIVE Breaking News Blog! President of India Ram Nath Kovind will celebrate Dussehra this year with the soldiers of the Indian Army in Ladakh’s Drass area, one of the coldest places in the world where temperatures can drop to less than -40°C. With this, the President will be breaking away from the tradition where he is usually seen participating in Dussehra celebrations in the national capital, Delhi, every year.
An official communiqué issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday said that President Kovind will be visiting Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir on October 14 and 15 (a two-day trip over Thursday and Friday).
The condition of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is stable, the doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said later on Wednesday. Singh, 89, was admitted to the hospital in Delhi for evaluation of fever.
The Congress leaders had been complaining of fever since Tuesday.
“The eighty-nine year Congress leader was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi for evaluation of fever; his condition is stable,” news agency ANI quoted the doctors a saying.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday its newly formed advisory group on dangerous pathogens may be “our last chance” to determine the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and and urged China to provide data from early cases.
The first human cases of COVID-19 were reported in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. China has repeatedly dismissed theories that the virus leaked from one of its laboratories and has said no more visits are needed.
A WHO-led team spent four weeks in and around Wuhan earlier this year with Chinese scientists, and said in a joint report in March that the virus had probably been transmitted from bats to humans through another animal but further research was needed.