August 4, 2020: Top Headlines of the Day

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A stray dog is seen behind the razor wire installed by police in Srinagar, Kashmir on August 04, 2020. (Photo by Faisal Khan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
A stray dog is seen behind the razor wire installed by police in Srinagar, Kashmir on August 04, 2020. (Photo by Faisal Khan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Ayodhya fervour spreads through India, heavy rains lash Mumbai, curtains for IPL title sponsor Vivo and more, in today’s news wrap. Do scroll through:

What the Ayodhya Ram Mandir will look like when fully completed

Ahead of the groundbreaking ceremony for Ram Temple on Wednesday, the design of the planned shrine was released by the government. The temple, which will be built in the Nagara style of architecture, will comprise three stories with pillars and domes. It will be double the size of the previous planned design. See Photos

‘Chief Guest’ PM Modi’s itinerary for the Ram Mandir ‘bhoomi pujan’

The rituals for 'Bhumi Pujan' for the Ram Temple ceremony in Ayodhya have begun. The foundation stone of the temple will laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, who has a packed schedule of three hours in Ayodhya. Read More

Red alert as heavy rains cause utter chaos in Mumbai

Heavy rains lashed Mumbai and neighbouring Thane district overnight, causing water-logging at several places and affecting local train services and road traffic movement today morning. See Photos

Congress finally breaks its silence on Ayodhya ceremony

In a statement on Twitter a day before the foundation stone laying ceremony for the grand temple of Lord Ram in Ayodhya, AICC general secretary and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi called the bhoomi pujan of Ramlala's temple an occasion for “national unity, fraternity and cultural congregation”. Read More

Russia to start nationwide coronavirus vaccination programme in October

The Russian government has announced plans to begin a nationwide vaccination campaign in October, despite mounting questions over its Covid-19 vaccine and a lack of crucial data confirming its effectiveness. Read More

Kerala gold smuggling racket: NIA gets three-day custody of kingpin

A special court in Kochi that is hearing the Kerala gold smuggling case on Tuesday extended the custody of 33-year-old Perinthalmanna native Ramees KT, one of the alleged kingpins in the sensational case. The period of custody was extended on a request by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the case. Read More

China digs in at key vantage point along border

Green Top has embedded itself like a thorn at the heart of the disengagement process on the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh and is threatening to poison the wider India-China talks aimed at drawing down troops before the winter, government sources have told News18. Read More

How Donald Trump’s move will affect Indians working in US

US President Donald Trump, who has taken a slew of measures to promote his "Hire American" agenda, on Monday signed an executive order preventing federal agencies from contracting or subcontracting foreign workers, mainly H1-B visa holders. Read More

Bihar govt wants CBI to probe Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case

Bihar government has recommended a CBI inquiry into the death of Sushant Singh Rajput after the late actor's family lawyer, Vikas Singh, requested CM Nitish Kumar to transfer the case from Mumbai Police to the central probe agency. Read More

IPL 2020 title sponsors Vivo set to exit contract

The decision by the IPL Governing Council on Sunday to retain the Chinese company Vivo as title sponsors of the tournament, to be played in UAE due to the coronavirus pandemic, caused a huge backlash on social media because of recent incidents at the border which led to an anti-China feeling across the country. The central government had also banned a whole host of Chinese apps. Read More

How the world’s newspapers reported on India’s Independence

The world celebrated the Independence of India by reporting about it, amidst concerns of the bloodshed that ensued. We take a look at what Indian and global media wrote on August 15, 1947. See Photos

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