LIVE Breaking News, August 9, 2020:
4:53 PM| Just In: This is to clarify that the reports of Disha Salian’s body being found naked is false. After the incident, Police immediately reached the spot and did ‘panchnama’ of the body. Her parents were at the spot: Vishal Thakur, DCP Zone-11, Mumbai
4:50 PM| Six people including a landlord who landed in the Septic tank in the Devipur police station area of Deoghar district of Jharkhand died today. According to the information, Brajesh Chand Burwal, who lived near Devipur main market, built a new septic tank.
2:14 PM| One died and 11 were injured in a fire on Sunday after a cylinder blast in a building named Ashtavinayan located in Dighi Bosri Road of Pimpri Chinchwad area in Pune.
1:16 PM| The death toll in the massive landslide that destroyed a row of 20 houses of tea estate workers in the high range Idukki district of Kerala rose to 28 on Sunday with two more bodies being recovered from the debris.
12:30 PM| Prime Minister Narendra Modi today transferred Rs 17,100 crores to the bank accounts of over 8.5 crore farmers as part of the PM-KISAN scheme, aimed at providing direct support of ₹ 6,000 annually to them on the occasion of Balaram Jayanti.
“Rs 17,000 crores of PM-Kisan Samman Nidhi have been deposited into bank accounts of 8.5 crore farmers with a single click. No middlemen or commission, it went straight to farmers. I am satisfied because the objective of the scheme is being fulfilled,” PM Modi said during the launch of a financing facility for farmers.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who had tested positive for Covid-19 and admitted to Gurugram’s Medanta Hospital, has reportedly tested negative for the virus, party colleague Manoj Tiwari announced on Twitter.
A BJP leader was shifted to a hospital after being fired upon by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday. The injured leader, Abdul Hamid Najar, is the district president of Budgam BJP Other Backward Class (OBC) Morcha.
With the highest single-day spike of 64,399 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 21 lakh on Sunday, while the death toll climbed to 43,379 with 861 more fatalities, the Health Ministry said. The number of recoveries surged to 14,80,884 with record 53,879 more people recuperating in the past 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 68.78 percent,. The case fatality rate has dropped 2.01 percent, according to the ministry data. There are 6,28,747 active cases of the coronavirus disease comprising 29.20 percent of the total caseload in the country.
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