Breaking News, Latest Updates, Highlights Of August 5

Talibuddin Khan
Fri, 05 Aug 2022 05:24 PM IST
Breaking News, Latest Updates, Highlights Of August 5

In today's live blog, we will focus on Congress' nationwide protest against the misuse of central agencies on opposition leaders by the Central government and the price rise and imposition of GST on essential commodities. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi will also address a media briefing at 9 am today at the Congress headquarters. Congress leaders will also gherao of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence against price rise, unemployment and GST hike on some essential items. In Delhi, party MPs will hold "Chalo Rashtrapati Bhavan" from Parliament to register their protest over the issues; CWC members and senior leadership to participate in "PM House gherao" today.

05 August 2022
  • 04:09 PM

    Congress’ Protest

    Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi were taken to Kingsway Police camp in New Delhi after their detention during Congress' protest against Centre over inflation and unemployment.

  • 03:47 PM

    CBI notice to TMC MLA

    CBI sends notice to Birbhum TMC President Anubrata Mondal for questioning in cattle smuggling case. He has been asked to appear in the CBI office at Nizam's Palace in Kolkata on Monday, news agency ANI reported quoting CBI Sources.

  • 03:08 PM

    Water Cannons used on Congress workers during protest

    Chandigarh: Water cannon being used by police personnel to disperse the Congress leaders & workers who have been protesting against the Central govt over the issues of inflation & unemployment

  • 03:07 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi after her detention

    They (BJP) think Opposition can be muzzled. As their ministers can't see inflation, we want to show them inflation by marching towards PM house...PM Modi has handed over the assets of country to his friends:Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

  • 01:49 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi jumps police barricade

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra jumps over a police barricade placed near AICC during party protest against price rise & unemployment in Delhi. She was later detained by police during the Congress protest

  • 01:48 PM

    Detained Congress leaders

    Congress MPs including Mallikarjun Kharge, Jairam Ramesh and Ranjeet Ranjan detained at Police Lines Kingsway Camp in Delhi.

  • 01:47 PM

    Salman Khurshid on BJP's allegation

    Why will I come to save the family? I'll come to save my leader, my leader saves me. I have no issue if they make this a definition of family," Congress leader Salman Khurshid says on BJP's allegation that the party's protest is an attempt to save the "family"

  • 01:14 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi Detained By Police

    Police have detained Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra from outside AICC HQ in Delhi where she had joined other leaders and workers of the party in the protest against unemployment and inflation. The party called a nationwide protest today.

  • 01:06 PM

    Parliament Monsoon Session

    Both houses have been adjourned amid ruckus by the opposition members. While Lok Sabha has been adjourned till 2 pm, the Rajya Sabha proceedings were called off till 2:30 pm. 

  • 01:05 PM

    Rahul Gandhi detained

    Congress MP Rahul Gandhi detained by police during a protest against the Central government on price rise and unemployment in Delhi

  • 01:04 PM

    Ex-Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat detained

    Congress leader & former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat detained by police during party's protest against Central govt on price rise & unemployment in Delhi

  • 12:53 PM

    Priyanka Gandhi sits on road to mark her protest

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra sits on a protest with other leaders and workers of the party outside the AICC HQ

  • 12:53 PM

    Congress leaders in Andhra Pradesh protest against Centre

    Andhra Pradesh | Wearing garlands made of vegetables, Congress workers in Vijayawada protest against the Central government over the issues of price rise and unemployment.

  • 12:40 PM

    Sonia Gandhi leads Congress' protest

    Congress interim president & MP Sonia Gandhi leads protest of party MPs against inflation and unemployment, in Parliament

  • 12:40 PM

    P Chidambaram on Congress' protest

    This protest is about price rise and Agnipath. Price rise affects everybody. As a political party and as elected representatives we are bound to voice the grievances the burdens and the fears of the people. This is what we are doing: Congress MP & senior leader P Chidambaram

  • 12:37 PM

    Rahul Gandhi Claims Congress MPs Beaten

    "All Congress MPs were marching towards Rashtrapati Bhawan to raise the issue of inflation and price rise but they are not allowing us to go ahead from here. Our job is to raise the issues of the people... Some MPs detained, also beaten," Congress MP Rahul Gandhi at Vijay Chowk.

  • 12:35 PM

    Rahul Gandhi Detained

    Several Congress MPs, including Rahul Gandhi and Shashi Tharoor, were detained by police during a protest against the Central government on price rise and unemployment.

  • 11:45 AM

    Sonia Gandhi leads Congress' protests in Parliament

    Congress interim president & MP Sonia Gandhi leads protest of party MPs against inflation and unemployment, in Parliament.

  • 11:44 AM

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Congress' protest

    Inflation has risen beyond the limit; the government will have to do something about it. This is why we're fighting: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as the party holds nationwide protests against inflation and unemployment

  • 11:40 AM

    Rahul Gandhi dons black attire to mark his protest

    Congress MP Rahul Gandhi arrives at the Parliament, wearing black as a mark of protest against inflation and unemployment.

  • 11:39 AM

    Congress' protest

    Amid rain showers, Congress workers continue to protest against price rise & unemployment, at party headquarters in Delhi

  • 11:39 AM

    Priyanka Gandhi reaches AICC HQ

    Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra arrives at party HQ in Delhi. The party has called a nationwide protest today against unemployment and inflation.

  • 11:21 AM

    Congress workers protest in Assam

    Congress workers and leaders protest against inflation and unemployment in Guwahati, Assam. They have organised a "Raj Bhavan gherao" protest here.

  • 11:21 AM

    'Nakli Gandhi', says Pralhad Joshi

    He (Rahul Gandhi) is not a descendant of Mahatma Gandhi. He is a 'nakli' (fake) Gandhi. And it is a fake ideology: Union Minister Pralhad Joshi on Congress MP Rahul Gandhi's remark that Gandhi is not just a family, but a whole ideology

  • 11:20 AM

    Congress' nationwide protest begins

    Congress workers protest outside the party HQ in Delhi, as their nationwide protest over unemployment and inflation begins.

  • 11:20 AM

    Mallikarjun Kharge dons all-black attire

    Delhi | Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge wears a black kurta and turban in protest against price rise and unemployment.

  • 11:20 AM

    Parliament Monsoon Session

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11.30am amid protest in the House.

  • 11:19 AM

    PM Modi holds key meet with ministers to discuss govt strategy in Parliament

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a meeting with top ministers in Parliament to discuss the government strategy. Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, Pralhad Joshi, Anurag Singh Thakur among those present in the meeting with PM

  • 11:18 AM

    Raahul Gandhi compares PM Modi with Hitler

    "Hitler had also won elections, he too used to win elections. How did he use to do it? He had control of all of Germany's institutions...Give me the entire system, then I will show you how elections are won," says Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.

  • 11:17 AM

    Rahul Gandhi on ED Summons to family members

    Why do they attack the Gandhi family? They do it because we fight for an ideology & there are crores of people like us. We fight for democracy, for communal harmony and we have been doing this for years. It's not just me who did that, it has been happening for years: Rahul Gandhi

    My family sacrificed their lives. It's our responsibility because we fight for this ideology. It hurts us when Hindus-Muslims are pitted against each other,when Dalits are killed,when a woman is thrashed. So, we fight. This isn't just one family, this is an ideology: Rahul Gandhi

  • 10:25 AM

    Rahul Gandhi on Nirmala Sitharaman

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi says, "I think the macroeconomic fundamentals that she is talking about is something else. I don't think the Finance Minister has any understanding of what is going on in the economy of India, zero understanding. She is there as a mouthpiece"

  • 10:18 AM

    Rahul Gandhi on ED's questioning in National Herald case

    Question all you want. There is absolutely nothing there, everybody knows it. My job is to resist the idea of the RSS and I am going to do it. The more I do it, the more I will be attacked, the harder I will be attacked. I am happy, attack me: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi

  • 10:17 AM

    BJP's idea is to not raise people's issues: Rahul Gandhi

    Idea is, people's issues -whether price rise, unemployment, violence in society - must not be raised. That's sole agenda of Govt & Govt is being run to protect interest of 4-5 people & this dictatorship is being run in interest of 2-3 big business people by 2 people: Rahul Gandhi

  • 10:16 AM

    Security tightened outside PM Modi's residence in New Delhi

    Security deployed at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Road, near 7 LKM. Congress, as part of its nationwide protest over unemployment and inflation, has also announced that the CWC members and senior leadership will participate in "PM House gherao" today.

  • 10:16 AM

    'Witnessing death of democracy', says Rahul Gandhi

    We're witnessing the death of democracy. What India has built brick by brick, starting almost a century ago, is being destroyed in front of your eyes. Anybody who stands against this idea of onset of dictatorship is viciously attacked, jailed, arrested & beaten up: Rahul Gandhi

  • 10:14 AM

    COVID-19 Cases in India

    India reports 20,551 fresh cases and 21,595 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Active cases 1,35,364. Daily positivity rate 5.14%

  • 09:08 AM

    Security beefed-up ahead of Congress' protest

    Police officials brief security personnel at Vijay Chowk, ahead of Congress' nationwide protest over unemployment & inflation. Congress announced that the party MPs will hold "Chalo Rashtrapati Bhavan" from Parliament & senior leaders will participate in "PM House gherao".

  • 09:07 AM

    Parliament Monsoon Session

    BJP MP Harnath Singh Yadav gives Zero Hour Notice in Rajya Sabha over the need to conduct proceedings of Supreme Court in Hindi and that of the High court in regional languages. Congress MP Manickam Tagore gives Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha, to discuss the GST on several essential commodities.

  • 09:06 AM

    Congress' protest

    Congress workers protest over inflation at the party office in Delhi. The party has called a nationwide protest today over unemployment and inflation.

  • 09:06 AM

    Congress workers gather at AICC; Sect 144 imposed in area

    Congress workers gathered at AICC headquarters in Delhi as the party will hold a nationwide protest today against inflation, unemployment, and other issues. Section 144 CrPC was imposed in the entire area of the New Delhi district except for Jantar Mantar. Protest/dharna/ gherao in the area of New Delhi district on August 5 cannot be permitted in view of security, law and order, and traffic reasons: Delhi Police

  • 09:05 AM

    US Declares Monkeypox a public health emergency

    The United States declared the monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency. "I remain committed to our monkeypox response: ramping-up vaccine distribution, expanding testing & educating at-risk communities. That's why today's public health emergency declaration on the virus is critical to confronting this outbreak with the urgency it warrants", says US President.

  • 09:05 AM

    BJP protest against WB SSC Scam

    West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar along with party workers protested against the state govt over the SSC scam, in Kolkata. "The corruption that has happened is not possible by one person. It's a network & and all those involved should be arrested," said Majumdar.

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