05 Aug, 23:54 (IST)

Section 144 imposed in areas that fall under limits of Thelamara and Dhekiajuli police stations with effect from 10.00 pm today until further order, in the interest of maintenance of public order and peace: Sonitpur District Magistrate.

05 Aug, 23:35 (IST)

The resignation of Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu was confirmed by the All India Radio (AIR).

05 Aug, 22:46 (IST)

Jammu & Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has resigned, said reports. The official confirmation was awaited.

05 Aug, 22:19 (IST)

40 people rescued by National Disaster Response Force after 2 local trains got stuck between Masjid & Bhaykhala stations due to waterlogging on tracks amid incessent rains.

05 Aug, 22:03 (IST)

PM Narendra Modi spoke to Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray regarding the situation prevailing in Mumbai and surrounding areas due to heavy rainfall. PM assured all possible support: Prime Minister's Office (file pics) 

05 Aug, 21:42 (IST)

Maharashtra: Severe waterlogging outside Byculla railway station in #Mumbai due to incessant rainfall.

05 Aug, 21:32 (IST)

348 new #COVID19 cases and 173 recoveries reported in Goa today. Total number of cases is 7,423, out of which 2,072 are active cases, 5,287 are recovered cases and 64 deaths: Directorate of Health Services, Goa

05 Aug, 21:08 (IST)

We have noted the comments of the Chinese MFA spokesperson on the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The Chinese side has no locus standi whatsoever on this matter and is advised not to comment on the internal affairs of other nations: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA)

05 Aug, 21:05 (IST)

Odd-even vehicle rationing scheme will be re-introduced tomorrow in the cities of Nepal where active COVID-19 cases exceed 200: Nepal Home Ministry

05 Aug, 21:04 (IST)

Uttarakhand: Earthen lamps have been lit in the premises of Badrinath & Gopinath temples in Chamoli on the occasion of 'Bhoomi Pujan' of #RamMandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

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New Delhi, August 5: The number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases globally has reached 18,701,167 as on Wednesday (August 5) morning, according to the worldometers. The death toll due to coronavirus worldwide now stands at 7,04,349. On a positive note, as many as 11,915,264 people have so far recovered from the infection. In this live blog, we will provide coronavirus updates and bring to you breaking news across streams. Coronavirus Live Map in India.

In India, all eyes will be on Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya town where the foundation laying ceremony or bhumi pujan for the construction of Ram temple will be held. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone. This comes months after the Supreme Court delivered its historic verdict in the Babari Masjid-Ram Janmbhoomi title dispute case and ordered that the site be given to a trust to build a Ram temple, and that alternative land be provided in Ayodhya for a mosque. Ram Temple 'Bhumi Pujan' in Ayodhya Live Streaming: When And Where to Watch Online Telecast of August 5 Foundation-Laying Ceremony For Construction of Ram Mandir.

Other major developments are coming from the Lebanese capital Beirut where massive explosions took place on Tuesday. The blasts took place on Tuesday evening (around 6:10 pm local time), shaking buildings all over the city while also causing severe damages and casualties, Xinhua reported. The death toll has crossed 78 and the number of casualties was expected to rise as the counting continued. The causes of the blasts remained unknown, but Lebanese Interior Minister Mohammad Fahmi said that the explosive chemicals stored at Port of Beirut may have caused the explosions.