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New Delhi Updated on: August 05, 2020 23:17 IST
Breaking News August 5, 2020 | As it happened

Breaking News August 5, 2020 | As it happened

The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 18.6 million, including more than 704,000 fatalities. More than 11,931,000 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this breaking news blog for live updates on coronavirus pandemic as it continues to pose a challenge for health workers and scientists who are in a race against time to produce a vaccine/medicine. Also, the grand ceremony of the Ayodhya Ram Temple Bhoomi Pujan is set to take place today. The Bhoomi Pujan is very likely to take place at 12:30 PM, while the foundation stone will be laid at 12:40 PM today. The prime minister will also release a commemorative postage stamp on 'Shree Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir'.

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  • 10:16 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Pak violates ceasefire along LoC in J-K's Poonch

    Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by resorting to mortar shelling on forward posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Wednesday, officials said. The shelling from across the border started in the Krishnagati sector around 7.00 pm, prompting strong retaliation by the Indian Army, a defence spokesperson said.

    In the shelling, one cattle shed was damaged, they said.

    The Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire 49 times last month and shelled areas along the LoC in Rajouri, Poonch, Kupwara and Baramulla districts on a daily basis.

  • 10:04 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus cases in Assam

    Assam's COVID-19 death toll rose to 121 on Wednesday with six more fatalities, Minister for Health and Family Welfare Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

    The total number of positive cases stood at 48,161.

  • 8:17 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Prayers mark Ayodhya Bhoomi Pujan in UK

    Several temples and members of the Indian diaspora in the UK marked the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony for Ram Mandir in India with prayer ceremonies on Wednesday. The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the temple took place on Wednesday in Ayodhya with Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing the ‘bhoomi pujan’ of the temple.

    With COVID-19 lockdown restrictions still in place to curb large crowds at places of worship in Britain, many of the temples continued to make use of digital media to mark Prime Minister Modi leading the ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the new temple.

  • 7:38 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh

    Uttar Pradesh reported 4,078 COVID-19 cases and 40 new fatalities on Wednesday, bringing the infection tally to over 1.04 lakh and death toll from the disease to 1,857.

    However, the state government said 4,154 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infected people to 1,04,388.

  • 6:59 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Coronavirus cases in Delhi

    Delhi recorded 1,076 fresh coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the tally in the city to over 1.4 lakh, while the death toll from the disease climbed to 4,044, authorities said.

  • 6:49 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    25,000 non-Kashmiri migrant workers return to J-K

    A total of 25,000 non-Kashmiri migrant workers, out of the 40,000, who had left Jammu and Kashmir after the coronavirus outbreak, have returned to the Union Territory for work, a top official said on Wednesday.

  • 5:22 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Rupee gains 10 paise to close at 74.94 against US dollar

    The rupee rose by 10 paise to close at 74.94 against the US dollar on Wednesday tracking positive domestic equities and weak American currency.

  • 5:15 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Incessant rainfall causes landslides, flooding in parts of Goa

    Landslides hit rail and road traffic on Goa-Karnataka borders, while low-lying villages were inundated, as incessant rains continued to pummel the coastal state for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday.

  • 4:56 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    India's COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 67.19 per cent; case fatality drops to 2.09 per cent

    A total of 51,706 patients have recuperated from COVID-19 in India in a span of 24 hours, the highest in a day, pushing the recovery rate to 67.19 per cent on Wednesday while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 2.09 per cent, the Union health ministry said.

  • 4:54 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Rajasthan Governor congratulates people on Ram Temple 'bhoomi pujan'

    Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday congratulated the people on the foundation laying of Ram temple in Ayodhya while Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed hope that it would become a symbol of unity in the country.

    Mishra said he will hold the recitation of Sundarkand with his family members and light 101 earthen lamps at the Raj Bhawan in Jaipur on Wednesday evening.

  • 4:14 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    Heavy rains in Odisha, to persist till Sunday

    Heavy rains triggered by a low-pressure area formed over the Bay of Bengal battered many parts of Odisha and the weather office on Wednesday forecast that rainfall in the state will persist till Sunday.

  • 3:35 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha

    UP receives light to moderate rain

     Light to moderate rain and thundershower occurred at many places over east Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places over western part of the state in the last 24 hours, the Meteorological Department said.

    Jaunpur recorded 6 cm rainfall, Soraon 5 cm, and Lucknow, Kanpur (City), Khalilabad (Sant Kabirnagar) and Lalitpur witnessed 4 cm rainfall each, it said.

    At 37.2 degrees Celsius, Etawah was the hottest place in the state.

  • 3:30 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Coronavirus cases in Puducherry

    Puducherry recorded seven COVID-19 deaths, including three women, on Wednesday while 286 fresh cases, the highest-ever on a single day here, were reported taking the overall tally of cases to 4,432.

     

  • 2:51 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam tests positive for COVID-19

    Veteran singer-actor SP Balasubrahmanyam on Wednesday said he has been admitted to a hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. The 74-year-old singer, who has worked across Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam film industries, shared the news in a video message on Facebook.

  • 2:29 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM chants 'Jai Siya Ram' in Ayodhya

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi who started his speech with Jai Siya Ram chant, said the entire country today is in the trance of Lord Ram. He said that a grand temple will now be built for Ram Lalla deity who had been living under a tent for many years.

  • 2:10 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Sushant Singh Rajput case hearing in Supreme Court | Updates

    The apex court has adjourned the hearing for the day in the Sushant Singh Rajput death cases. During the hearing, it was stated by the government that the case will be handed to the CBI for further investigation, as was demanded by the Bihar authorities including CM Nitish Kumar and Governor.

    In the case of Rhea Chakraborty's petition seeking direction for transfer of investigation from Patna to Mumbai, the SC has directed all parties to file their replies within three days, after which further hearing will take place. 

    Official notification of the CBI taking charge is likely to be out by evening. 

  • 2:01 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Heavy rains inundate parts of Thane, Palghar in Maharashtra

    Several low-lying areas of Thane and Palghar districts of Maharashtra were inundated as heavy rains continued to lash the regions since Tuesday night, a district official said on Wednesday.

  • 1:16 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Nun Rape Case: SC dismisses Bishop Franco's plea

    Supreme Court dismisses the plea of Bishop Franco Mulakkal seeking direction to discharge him from the nun rape case.

  • 1:14 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    RamTemple 'Bhoomi Pujan' concludes at Ayodhya

    RamTemple 'Bhoomi Pujan' concludes at Ayodhya. Soil from more than 2000 pilgrimage sites and water from more than 100 rivers was brought for the rituals.

  • 12:17 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' at Ayodhya

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes part in Ram Temple 'Bhoomi Pujan' at Ayodhya

  • 12:09 PM (IST) Posted by Sidhant Mamtany

    Sushant Singh Rajput case handed over to CBI: Centre tells SC

    Sushant Singh Rajput case handed over to CBI: Centre tells SC

  • 10:46 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Konkan is likely to receive heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours: IMD

    Konkan is likely to receive heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours, predicts IMD, Mumbai. Parts of South Madhya Maharashtra and adjoining Marathwada region are also likely to get very heavy downpour, along with intense spells.

  • 10:45 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Lucknow

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Lucknow, will proceed to Ayodhya in a chopper for the RamMandir event

  • 10:31 AM (IST) Posted by Himanshu Shekhar

    IPS officer asked me to pressurise Rhea: DCP Dahiya

    A senior Mumbai police official has claimed that Sushant Singh Rajput's brother-in-law, an IPS officer, had asked him to pressurise the actor's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty to end their relationship.

    Deputy Commissioner of Police Paramjitsingh Dahiya told a TV channel that O P Singh, brother-in-law of Rajput and senior IPS officer of Haryana police, had made the request in February this year.

    Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, was found hanging at his apartment in suburban Bandra on June 14.

  • 10:16 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    52,509 COVID-19 cases in India in 24 hours, tally crosses 19.08 lakh-mark

    India's COVID-19 tally crosses a 19-lakh mark with a single-day spike of 52,509 new cases and 857 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases is 19,08,255 including 5,86,244 active cases, 12,82,216 cured/discharged/migrated and 39,795 deaths. READ MORE

  • 9:38 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    The idol of 'Ram Lalla' at the Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya

    The idol of 'Ram Lalla' at the Ram Janambhoomi site in Ayodhya. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform 'Bhoomi Poojan' for RamTemple at the site later today.

  • 9:37 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Ayodhya to take part in RamTemple event

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Ayodhya to take part in RamTemple event

  • 8:05 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    am confident that with construction of Ram Temple, 'Ram Rajya' will be established in India: Ramdev

    Today is a historic day. This day will be remembered for long. I am confident that with construction of Ram Temple, 'Ram Rajya' will be established in India, says Yog Guru Ramdev at Hanuman Garhi temple in Ayodhya.

  • 7:56 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded in port, says Lebanon PM Hassan Diab

    Lebanon Prime Minister Hassan Diab says 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded in port. At least 73 dead and 3,700 injured in blasts at Lebanon's Beirut. 

  • 7:55 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    SC to hear Rhea Chakraborty's petition seeking direction for transfer of investigation from Patna to Mumbai

    Supreme Court to hear Rhea Chakraborty's petition seeking direction for transfer of investigation from Patna to Mumbai, today.

  • 7:37 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM Modi to attend foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya today

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya today

  • 7:36 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Ayodhya decorated ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Mandir today

    Ayodhya decorated ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Mandir today; visuals from Saryu Ghat.

  • 7:05 AM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Morning Brief: COVID-19 cases cross 18.6 million, death toll crosses 7.04 lakh

    Hello and welcome to today's live coverage of coronavirus news in India and across the world, with me, Sushmita Panda and my colleagues  Himanshu Shekhar, Shashwat  Bhandari, Vani Mehrotra, Priya Jaiswal,  Sidhant Mamtany and Rashi Hardaha. You can get in touch with us directly on twitter​​​​ @sushmitapanda, @himaanshus, @ShashBhandari​ @vani_mehrotra​ @priyajais, @SidMamtany, and  @rashihardaha for news, tips, photos, questions and comments. Stay tuned to Indiatvnews.com (@indiatvnews) for all the latest updates on what's happening around the world. 

    Here's a quick overview: 

    The total number of global cases has surpassed 18.6 million, including more than 704,000 fatalities. More than 11,913,000 patients are reported to have recovered.

    Total positive cases country-wise:

    • USA 4,813,647
    • Brazil 2,733,677
    • India 1,804,702
    • Russia 850,870
    • South Africa 511,485

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