New Delhi, Aug 29 (PTI) Following are the top stories: NATION DEL9 VIRUS-LD CASES India's COVID-19 tally goes past 34 lakh with single-day spike of 76,472 cases; death toll 62,550 New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally raced past 34 lakh with a single-day spike of 76,472 cases, while the number of recoveries surged to 26,48,998, pushing the recovery rate to 76.47 per cent on Saturday, according to the Union health ministry.
DEL10 CHIDAMBARAM-LD SITHARAMAN Will FM answer how to describe mismanagement of economy before pandemic: Chidambaram New Delhi: Taking a dig at Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over her 'Act of God' remark on the economy, Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday asked 'the FM as the Messenger of God' to 'please answer' how to describe the 'mismanagement' of the economy before the coronavirus pandemic.
BOM2 CG-RAINS Flood-like situation in 4 C'garh districts, thousands shifted Raipur: Heavy rains battered several parts of Chhattisgarh over the last two days, creating a flood-like situation in some areas of at least four districts and causing rivers, including the Mahanadi, to flow above the danger mark, officials said.
DEL1 JK-ENCOUNTER Three militants, one soldier killed in encounter in J-K's Pulwama Srinagar: Three militants and a soldier were killed in a gunbattle in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday, officials said.
DEL11 PM-SPORTSPERSONS Govt making numerous efforts to popularise sports and support sporting talent: PM New Delhi: Lauding sportspersons who have represented India and made it proud, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his government is making numerous efforts to popularise sports and support sporting talent in the country.
DEL13 MONSOON August receives 25 pc more rainfall; highest in 44 years: IMD New Delhi: India has received the highest rainfall in the month of August in the last 44 years, IMD data shows, as several parts of the country have witnessed floods.
FOREIGN FGN10 US-2ND LD BOSEMAN 'Black Panther' star Chadwick Boseman dies of colon cancer at 43 Los Angeles: American actor Cadwick Boseman, best known for his titular superhero role in 'Black Panther' and as baseball icon Jackie Robinson in '42', has died after a four-year-long secret battle with colon cancer. He was 43.
SPORTS SPD6 SPO-CRI-IPL-LD RAINA COVID Scare in CSK: Raina pulls out due to 'personal reasons'; one more player tests positive New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Suresh Raina has pulled out of the Indian Premier League citing 'personal reasons', the franchise said on Saturday even as it emerged that a second player in the team has tested positive for COVID-19. By Kushan Sarkar PTI HMB