Breaking News LIVE August 4, 2021: Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said the central leadership of the BJP will send the final list of the new ministers to be inducted in his cabinet on Wednesday morning, as some issues are yet to be resolved. Bommai also said if he receives the list in the morning, the oath-taking ceremony could take place on Wednesday or some other auspicious day. The government on Tuesday said that the reproductive number or R-value that indicates the speed at which COVID-19 is spreading is more than one in eight states and UTs, including Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, which is cause of concern. India’s COVID-19 tally climbed to 3,17,26,507 on Tuesday with 30,549 more people testing positive for the disease while the active caseload declined after six days, according to Union health ministry data. The death toll climbed to 4,25,195 with 422 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. Stay tuned to this live blog for all the latest breaking news updates.Also Read - Viral Fever Outbreak Wreaks Havoc in Bengal's Birbhum District; 102 Cases Among Kids Reported

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  • 11:19 PM IST

    Immediate action by personnel resulted in quick restoration of Darbuk-Shyok-DBO road and also the construction of a bridge in record time. A bridge was constructed in 72 hours and traffic was restored. The road was damaged due to flash slides: Border Roads Organisation

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    ASEAN is held up as good example of successful regionalism,multilateralism & globalization. This year’s theme of ‘We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper’ under the able chairmanship of Brunei succinctly captures outlook of ASEAN: EAM S Jaishankar at ASEAN-India Foreign Ministers Meeting

  • 9:43 PM IST

    We are not going to file any new cases against the Gorkha community under Foreigners Tribunal Act or under various Foreigners’ Acts. All the cases pending before Foreigners Tribunal against Gorkha community will be withdrawn: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

  • 9:26 PM IST

    As part of the steps taken to take care of children affected by covid19, children up to 18 years will be provided free health insurance of Rs 5 lakhs under Ayushman Bharat and its premium will be paid by PM Care, tweets Union Minister Anurag Thakur.

  • 9:04 PM IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana in Uttar Pradesh, tomorrow at 1pm.

  • 8:29 PM IST

    In view of upcoming festivals, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to all states to actively consider the imposition of local restrictions and to curb mass gatherings.

  • 8:19 PM IST

    India’s Cumulative COVID vaccination coverage has crossed 48.89 cr (48,89,36,423), as per the 7 pm provisional report today: Union Health Ministry . More than 33.50 lakh (33,50,612) Vaccine Doses have been administered today, as per the 7 pm provisional report, the Ministry said

  • 8:19 PM IST

    An ex-gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each from the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) would be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to flooding in parts of West Bengal. The injured would be given Rs. 50,000, tweets Prime Minister’s Office

  • 8:07 PM IST

    Odisha: Jagannath Temple, Puri to open from Aug 16 (Monday) to Aug 20 (Friday) only for locals. Saturday & Sunday will be weekend lockdown. Entry for all devotees to resume from Aug 23; RT-PCR test or vaccination certificate is mandatory at the temple: Temple Administration