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Today at Jagran English, we will be focusing on the incessant rains across the country. Apart from it, we will also focus on the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and the COVID-19 situation in India.

Here are the Highlights of August 5:

3:10 pm: Heavy traffic at Ashok Road and other parts of central Delhi, authorities on the ground say it is due to the Indian Youth Congress protest at Raisina Road

3:00 pm: Eight PILs filed in Calcutta High Court over delay in COVID-19 compensation to victims. CPI(M) leader Dr Fuad Halim is one of the petitioners. The court has ordered filing of affidavit on why state has not provided any compensation to COVID victims. Next hearing on August 12.

2:40 pm: Assam & Mizoram, in a joint statement, agree to maintain peace in inter-state border areas; The 2 states will not send their respective Forest & Police forces for patrolling, domination, enforcement/for fresh deployment to any areas where confrontation has taken place recently

2:25 pm: Delhi | Youth Congress protests over issues including fuel price hike and Pegasus at Raisana road. Water cannons were used to disperse the protestors

2:10 pm: For some many years, UP has been viewed from a political lens, its prospects of playing a vital role in country's development were not even discussed. But state's 'growth engine' potential has been promoted only in the last few years: PM Modi

2:05 pm: PM Modi doesn't speak a word on employment. 12 crore youth did not get jobs in last 7 years, as was promised by him. He has stolen the employment of crores of young people: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

2:00 pm: New India is gaining global recognition not through ranks, but by winning medals. It has been proved that one's progress is decided by hard work, not family. Indian youth is moving forward, it's progressing: PM Modi

1:55 pm: No matter how much some people (Opposition) try to disrupt Parliament proceedings and stall the development of the country, our country cannot become hostage to such selfishness and politics: PM Modi

1:50 pm: August 5 will be remembered in history. Two years ago on this day, Article 370 was abrogated in Jammu and Kashmir. On this day last year, the first step was taken towards the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Today, construction of a grand Ram Temple is underway: PM Modi

1:45 pm: Tokyo Olympics | Golfer Aditi Ashok stands at second rank after round 2. Two more rounds are to be held on 6th & 7th August respectively

1:40 pm: PM Narendra Modi while interacting with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Uttar Pradesh, via video conferencing, urges them to encourage more people to get vaccinated against COVID19 and not believe rumours

1:25 pm: PM Narendra Modi interacts with beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Uttar Pradesh, via video conferencing

1:15 pm: Today is a day of mourning for J&K. BJP govt started oppression,barbarism in 2019. It is unfortunate that BJP is celebrating while Kashmir is mourning. We will resist this. We will force govt to speak to Pakistan to address external dimensions: PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti

1:00 pm: The entire country is proud of the achievement of the Indian men's hockey team. In the last few days, Hockey has brought together every Indian across the globe. The performance of this team will inspire many: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

12:45 pm: A Delhi lawyer Vineet Jindal filed a complaint in Delhi Police against Rahul Gandhi for sharing his photo along with parents of 9 y/o girl who was allegedly raped & murdered. No FIR registered against Gandhi. Earlier tweet said FIR registered, this is incorrect, error regretted

12:30 pm: The news regarding firing incident at main chowk Sopore is totally baseless as no such incident has taken place. General public is requested to co-operate with the police and not to heed towards rumour mongering: Jammu & Kashmir Police

12:18 pm: Hockey players Vivek Sagar and Nilakantha who were trained in Madhya Pradesh will be awarded Rs 1 crore each for their performance in #Olympics at Tokyo: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

12:15 pm: Pegasus case | Privacy of citizens as a whole and individual privacy must be considered, senior advocate Arvind Dattar appearing for petitioner journalists before Supreme Court

12:12 pm: Pegasus snooping row | Supreme Court asks all petitioners to serve their petition copy to the Centre Supreme Court to hear the matter on Tuesday 

12:10 pm: Pegasus case | Sr lawyer Shyam Divan, appearing for academician Jagdeep Chhodkar, says the magnitude of the present case is huge, & please consider independent probe in the case. It has to be the highest level bureaucrat who replies to this preferably Cabinet Secretary, he added

12:00 pm: A Delhi-based lawyer Vineet Jindal has filed a complaint in Delhi Police against Congress' Rahul Gandhi for sharing his photo along with the parents of a 9-year-old girl who was allegedly raped & murdered in Delhi. An FIR has been registered against Rahul Gandhi

11:50 am: Pegasus case | All I want is that issue a notice to the Union of India, says senior advocate Kapil Sibal to the Chief Justice of India

11:40 am: Pegasus snooping row| Kapil Sibal argues that journalists, public figures, constitutional authorities, court officers, academicians all are targeted by spyware & Govt has to answer who purchased it? Where was the hardware placed? Why did not the government register FIR?, he added

11:30 am: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik speaks to the Indian men's hockey team over the telephone and congratulates them for the victory: Chief Minister's Office (CMO)

11:20 am: Pegasus case in Supreme Court | Senior advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for N.Ram & others says this spyware is only sold to government agencies and can't be sold to private entities. NSO technology is involved in the international arena

11:10 am: Pegasus snooping row | Senior adv Kapil Sibal for N.Ram & others -Pegasus is a rogue technology that enters our lives without our knowledge. It is an assault on the privacy, dignity & values of our republic. CJI says no doubt the allegations are serious if reports are true.

11:04 am: Karnataka | A team of the Enforcement Directorate also conducted raids at the residence of Chickpet MLA BZ Zameer Ahmed Khan's residence in connection with the IMA scam case

10:55 am: Bombay High Court has asked Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to file an affidavit in the matter of door-to-door vaccination drive for bedridden patients till next Wednesday

10:45 am: Bengaluru: Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducts raid at the residence of former Karnataka Minister & Congress leader Roshan Baig, in connection with I-Monetary Advisory investment scam

10:36 am: Guwahati | Assam Ministers Ashok Singh & Atul Bora leave for Aizawl to meet a high-level delegation of Mizoram govt to discuss the Assam-Mizoram border issue "We're hopeful (of interaction). Assam wants to keep spirit of unity & brotherhood among North-eastern people," says Bora

10:30 am: India’s COVID19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 48.93 cr. Cumulatively, 48,93,42,295 vaccine doses have been administered through 57,21,937 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today. 37,55,115 vaccine doses were administered in last 24 hours: Union Health Ministry

10:22 am: More than 51.01 crore (51,01,88,510) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far. Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 48,60,15,232 doses as per data available at 8 am today: Union Health Ministry

10:15 am: Andhra Pradesh: A gate of Pulichinthala dam in Krishna district was washed away due to technical problems following discharge of water. Krishna Dist Collector J Nivas says it'll be replaced by stop lock gate. Water flow from dam likely to cause flash floods in some areas

10:12 am: "At least 12 persons were injured in an IED blast by Maoists at Ghotiya at around 7.30 am. Dantewada police reached the spot to rescued & shift the injured to the hospital," says Dantewada SP Abhishek Pallav

10:05 am: India reports 42,982 new #COVID19 cases, 41,726 recoveries and 533 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry Total cases: 3,18,12,114 Active cases: 4,11,076 Total recoveries: 3,09,74,748 Death toll: 4,26,290 Total vaccination: 48,93,42,295

9:55 am: In view of my decision to take a temporary break from active role in public life, I've not been able to take over the responsibilities as your Principal Advisor. I request you to kindly relieve me from this responsibility: Prashant Kishor to Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh

9:40 am: Another milestone in our account as COVAXIN receives GMP certificate from Hungary. This marks the 1st EUDRAGDMP compliance certificate received by Bharat Biotech from European regulatories: Bharat Biotech

9:25 am: Wrestling, Women's 53kg Freestyle, 1/8 Final: Vinesh Phogat loses to Vanesa Kaladzinskaya 9-3

9:15 am: A total of 47,48,93,363 samples tested up to 4th August. Of which, 16,64,030 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

9:00 am: Historic! A day that will be etched in the memory of every Indian. Congratulations to our Men’s Hockey Team for bringing home the Bronze. With this feat, they have captured the imagination of the entire nation, especially our youth. India is proud of our Hockey team: PM Modi

8:45 am: Indian men's Hockey team brings #Bronze medal home after they beat Germany, 5-4

8:30 am: A bench headed by Chief Justice of India NV Ramana will hear the pleas filed by journalists, Editors Guild of India, Rajya Sabha MP and an advocate in the matter

8:20 am: Supreme Court to hear a batch of petitions seeking a court-monitored SIT probe into the reports of government allegedly using Israeli software Pegasus to spy on politicians, activists, and journalists

8:10 am: Wrestling, Women's 57 kg: Anshu Malik loses to Valeria Koblova in Repechage round

8:05 am: Wrestling, Women's 53kg Freestyle, 1/8 Final: Vinesh Phogat beats Sofia Magdalena 7-1

7:58 am: Men's Hockey: After the end of the first half of the game between India and Germany for bronze medal, the scoreline reads 3-3

7:55 am: UN Security Council will meet on Friday, 6th August, under Indian Presidency to discuss and take stock of the situation in Afghanistan: Ambassador of India to the United Nations, TS Tirumurti

7:48 am: Karnataka: Central Crime Branch (CCB) says it has seized 9 tons of red sandalwood worth Rs 4.5 crores and arrested two persons in Bengaluru

7:40 am: Psychotropic drugs worth Rs 686 crores have been seized from the home & godown of a person in Thuthibari area of Maharajganj. The person has been arrested & another accused is on the run. They sold the drugs to local medical stores & in Nepal: SP Pradeep Gupta

7:34 am: Madhya Pradesh | Special Task Force, Indore unit has arrested seven people, all residents of Gujarat, for their involvement in hawala transactions & seized Rs 70.10 lakhs from their possession. A currency counting machine has also been seized: Indore STF SP Manish Khatri

7:28 am: COVID-19: UK to move India from 'red' to 'amber' list on August 8, as per information available on UK Govt website

7:20 am: Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra was airlifted after he got stuck at a flood-affected village in Datia district where he had gone to help stranded people yesterday

Posted By: Talibuddin Khan