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Today our focus will be on the coronavirus pandemic which has affected over 4 million people and claimed over 69,000 lives in India. Amid the surging rise of coronavirus cases, AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria has said that the pandemic will continue in 2021, adding that "COVID-19 cases in India will continue to rise for some more months before starting to flatten".

Here are the highlights of September 5:

15:41 pm: Telangana Finance Minister Harish Rao tests positive for COVID-19, reports ANI

15:14 pm: Leaving Moscow for Tehran. I shall be meeting the Defence Minister of Iran, Brigadier General Amir Hatami: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

15:13 pm: Schedule of IPL 2020 that starts from 19th September in UAE will be released tomorrow: IPL chairman Brijesh Patel 

14:48 pm: Bihar's unemployment rate is around 46%, one of the highest in India. Around 4.5 lakh posts are vacant in different departments of state govt. If given a chance, our govt will fill all the vacant posts & create new vacancies in proportion to population: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

14:48 pm: Since polls are nearing, Nitish Kumar has announced govt jobs to kin of SC/ST person killed in Bihar. Why shouldn't jobs to given to kin of people of OBC or general category who are killed? This is like encouraging the murder of SC/ST people: Leader of Opposition Tejashwi Yadav

14:01 pm: BJP's parliamentary board will take a decision in this regard. All parties of NDA will unitedly fight the elections and emerge victorious with over three-fourth majority: Bihar BJP chief Sanjay Jaiswal on the seat-sharing formula with JD(U) in the upcoming Assembly polls

13:45 pm: I had a wonderful meeting with Uzbekistan’s Minister of Defence, Major General Kurbanov Bakhodir Nizamovich in Moscow today. Defence Cooperation remains an important pillar of India- Uzbekistan bilateral relations: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

13:45 pm: Productive interaction with the Defence Minister of Kazakhstan, Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev. We discussed ways to add further momentum to India-Kazakhstan defence cooperation: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

13:45 pm: Had an extremely fruitful meeting with Defence Minister of Tajikistan, Colonel General Sherali Mirzo in Moscow. Our talks included a wide spectrum of India-Tajikistan defence relations: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

13:14 pm: Mumbai Police is extending full cooperation to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case: Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh

12:48 pm: Yesterday an operation consisting of CRPF, RR & Baramulla police was conducted in Yedipora village of the Baramulla district. When search party reached suspected house, 1 terrorist fired. 2 terrorists who were neutralised were identified as locals: M Suleiman, DIG, North Kashmir

12:48 pm: Union Health Ministry updates advisory on COVID19 testing; introduces ‘on-demand’ testing without a prescription Individuals who wish to get tested and those undertaking travel can get ‘on-demand’ test

12:19 pm: As per data between August 15 and today, fatality rate among COVID-19 patients is 1% in Delhi against 1.7% of national fatality rate. Our recovery rate is 87% against 77% on national level. COVID-cases are rising in Delhi because we've increasing testing: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

12:19 pm: I want to assure you that COVID-19 situation in Delhi is completely under control but there is no room for complacency: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

11:57 am: 

11:30 am: We have more than doubled the testing in Delhi, in the last week. 37,000 tests were conducted yesterday. Positivity rate is close to 8%. The case fatality rate is around 0.5%. The situation in Delhi is under control: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

10:53 am: 718 fresh positive cases reported in Rajasthan so far. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 88,515 including 71,990 recoveries, 15,409 active cases and 1,116 deaths: State Health Department

10:33 am: Former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta has been admitted to Down Town Hospital in Guwahati, reports ANI

10:20 am: Sushant Singh Rajput Case | Actor Rhea Chakraborty's brother Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda, Zaid and Kaizen Ibrahim have been brought to Sion Hospital in Mumbai for COVID-19 test: KPS Malhotra, Deputy Director (operations), Narcotics Control Bureau

9:51 am: Total number of samples tested up to 4th September is 4,77,38,491 including 10,59,346 samples tested yesterday, says Indian Council of Medical Research

9:43 am: 2,511 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2,579 recoveries and 11 deaths reported in Telangana on 4th September, taking the total number of cases to 1,38,395 in the state. Active cases stand at 32,915: State Health Department

9:42 am: India's COVID-19 tally crosses 40 million with single-day spike of 86,432 new cases and 1,089 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

The total case tally stands at 40,23,179 including 8,46,395 active cases, 31,07,223 cured and discharged and migrated and 69,561 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

9:01 am: Police have taken the manager of the petrol pump into custody. A case will be registered against the petrol pump owner, the manager and the person who sold the chip, says Eswar Reddy, DSP, Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh

8:45 am: Rajnath Singh meets Chinese defence minister in Russia amid border tensions

8:40 am: 

8:08 am: We have great support from India. We have great support from Prime Minister Modi. I would think that the Indian (American) people would be voting for Trump, says US President Donald Trump

7:45 am: An earthquake of magnitude 2.7 occurred 98 km north of Mumbai, Maharashtra at 6:36 am today: National Centre for Seismology 

7:22 am: The deadly coronavirus has affected nearly 4 million and claimed more than 68,000 lives in India so far

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma