Breaking News Updates April 5, 2021: With the second wave of COVID-19 in India, lockdown-like restrictions have been imposed in Maharashtra and Rajasthan. Meanwhile, several other states have also been announcing restrictions amid fresh spike in coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, Amit Shah had to cut short his poll campaign yesterday due to the Naxal encounter in Chhattisgarh that killed 22 jawans. However, poll rallies of other campaigners are expected to take place in West Bengal and other poll-hit states. Stay tuned to India.com for all the latest breaking news updates. Also Read - India Records Over 93,000 Cases, 500 Deaths in Highest Single-Day COVID Spike in 6 Months

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  • 11:15 PM IST

    Rajasthan: 16 prisoners escaped from Phalodi jail in Jodhpur today, reports ANI.

  • 10:32 PM IST

    Rajasthan: In wake of the increasing COVID-19 cases, night curfew to be imposed in Jodhpur between 8 pm to 6 am from April 6 to April 19.

  • 9:55 PM IST

    Centre rushes 50 high-level public health teams to Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Punjab for COVID-19 control and containment measures.

  • 9:09 PM IST

    Petrol pumps, all-cargo services, data centres/cloud service providers, IT services supporting critical infrastructure and service, govt and private security services and fruit vendors added to the list of essential services: Government of Maharashtra

  • 9:03 PM IST

  • 9:01 PM IST

    Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari accepts Anil Deshmukh’s resignation. He also accepts CM’s recommendation of giving the charge of Home Department to Dilip Walse Patil & giving addnl charge of Labour Dept & State Excise Dept to Hasan Mushrif & Ajit Pawar, respectively.

  • 8:49 PM IST

    One case of UK variant of COVID-19 has been confirmed in Solan: Himachal Pradesh Health Department

  • 8:42 PM IST

    Lt Gen CP Cariappa has taken over as the new Master General Sustenance of the Indian Army. The MGS is responsible for ensuring the sustenance of the Indian Army in terms of ammunition, clothing, general stores and warfighting equipment.

  • 8:40 PM IST

    A team of CBI officers to arrive tomorrow in Mumbai to investigate the corruption allegations of former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh against Anil Deshmukh. Bombay High Court today order CBI to start a preliminary inquiry within 15 days in the case.

  • 8:13 PM IST

    COVID-19: Mumbai’s Siddhivinayak Temple will be closed from today 8 PM onwards till further orders for ‘darshan’. Regular aarti and puja will be performed and webcast.