New Delhi, Aug 1 (PTI) These are the top stories at 5 pm: NATION DEL8 VIRUS-LD CASES India records highest one-day jump of 57,118 COVID-19 cases; recoveries surge to 10,94,374 New Delhi: India's COVID-19 tally reached 16,95,988 on Saturday with a record single-day increase of 57,118 cases, while the recoveries surged to 10,94,374, according to the Union Health Ministry data.
DEL27 VIRUS-RECOVERY At 2.15 pc India's COVID-19 fatality rate lowest since 1st lockdown: Health ministry New Delhi: The country's total number of recoveries from COVID-19 has surged close to 11 lakh, while the case fatality rate has declined from 3.33 per cent in mid-June to 2.15 per cent, the lowest since lockdown was clamped in March, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
DEL19 PB-LIQUOR-LD TOLL Death toll in Punjab spurious liquor tragedy rises to 62 Chandigarh: The death toll in the Punjab spurious liquor tragedy rose to 62 on Saturday as 23 more casualties were reported from the state's Tarn Taran district, officials said.
DEL20 RJ-GEHLOT If high command forgives rebels, I will welcome them back: Gehlot Jaisalmer: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to get the alleged attempt to topple his government stopped and said he is open to welcoming back the Congress rebels led by Sachin Pilot.
MDS11 AP-CRANE-2ND LD MISHAP Crane collapse in AP leaves 11, including 4 HSL employees dead Visakhapatnam: In a grave mishap, 11 people were killed when a massive 70-tonne jetty crane collapsed during a load test in the Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) here on Saturday, said to be the first such tragedy in its 75-year history.
BOM5 MP-AYODHYA-NATH Ram temple is coming up with consent of all: Kamal Nath Bhopal: A Ram temple is being constructed in Ayodhya with the consent of every Indian, Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath said on Saturday, four days ahead of the foundation laying ceremony.
DEL30 DL-VIRUS-CASES 1,118 fresh COVID-19 cases; 26 more deaths in Delhi New Delhi: The national capital recorded 1,118 fresh coronavirus cases, and 26 deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours, authorities said on Saturday.
BOM6 GJ-VIRUS-WHO-AHMEDABAD WHO suggests Ahmedabd COVID-19 measures as case study:Guj Govt Ahmedabad: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has appreciated the management of COVID-19 in Gujarat's Ahmedabad and suggested to take up various measures being implemented in the city as a case study for rest of India and other countries, the state government said on Saturday.
LEGAL LGD1 SC-RAJPUT Sushant Singh Rajput's death case: SC to hear Rhea Chakraborty's plea on Aug 5 New Delhi: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on August 5 a plea filed by actress Rhea Chakraborty who has sought transfer of an FIR, lodged against her in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, from Patna to Mumbai.
LGD2 SC-STUBBLE BURNING Pollution matter: SC asks states about arrangements made to prevent stubble burning New Delhi: The Supreme Court has asked governments of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan about the arrangements made by them for preventing stubble burning which is a source of pollution in the region.
FOREIGN FGN14 US-TRUMP-3RDLD TIKTOK Trump says will ban TikTok in US amidst reports of Microsoft in talks to buy Chinese-owned app Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that he will act to ban TikTok as soon as on Saturday, amid reports of American technology giant Microsoft being in advanced talks to acquire the popular Chinese-owned video app. By Lalit K Jha FGN24 CHINA-NEPAL-LD XI Want to push for continued advancement of China-Nepal ties: Xi Beijing: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday said he wants to push for a continued advancement of ties with Nepal amidst Beijing’s sustained forays to shore up pro-China Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli’s grip on power in the backdrop of intra-party feud in the ruling communist party. By K J M Varma BUSINESS DEL25 BIZ-PASWAN-NFSA J&K, Manipur, Nagaland, Uttarakhand join 'One Nation-One Ration Card' scheme: Paswan New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Nagaland and Uttarakhand have joined the 'One Nation-One Ration Card' scheme, taking the total number of states and union territories connected under the scheme to 24, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Saturday.
DEL26 BIZ-GST-COLLECTION GST collections drop to Rs 87,422 cr in July New Delhi: GST collections in July fell to Rs 87,422 crore from Rs 90,917 crore in June, according to a Finance Ministry statement.
DEL16 BIZ-FM-PSU Govt to come out with strategic sectors list soon: FM New Delhi, Aug 1 (PTI) The government will soon come out with a new public sector enterprises policy that will define strategic sectors which will not have more than four PSUs, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday.