1. COVID-19: Shiv Sena Asks If Modi Will Be Quarantined
As the head of the Ram Janmabhoomi trust Nritya Gopal Das turned COVID-19 positive recently, Shiv Sena questioned whether PM Modi will be quarantined because he had shared the stage with Das during the ground breaking ceremony of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on August 5.
2. COVID-19 Assam: 2792 Fresh Cases Detected
With testing being ramped up in the state, more COVID-19 cases are coming to light. The surge can also be attributed to the lockdown relaxations being announced by the government for the convenience of the public. In the past 24 hours, 2792 new cases were found across Assam out of 49510 tests.
3. Manas Robin Offers 2 Lakh To Fight Akhil’s Case
Manas Robin offered a financial assistance of Rupees 2 lakhs today for fighting the legal battle of anti-CAA activist and KMSS Chief Akhil Gogoi.
4. Legendary Vocalist Pandit Jasraj Dies
Legendary Indian classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj died on Monday in New Jersey, US. He was 90 years old.
5. “I Was, Am, And Will Be With BJP”- Jatin Bora
In an interesting development, leading Assamese actor Jatin Bora today reiterated his allegiance to BJP. In a press meet, Bora said that he was with BJP, is with BJP, and will always be with BJP.
6. Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat Dies at 50
Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat who was critical has died in a Hyderabad hospital. Kamat, 50, was believed to have been suffering from chronic liver disease. “I will miss you my friend Nishikant Kamat. Rest in peace,” tweeted actor Riteish Deshmukh.
7. AC Installed in Assam State Zoo for Animals
The authorities at the Assam State Zoo-cum-Botanical Garden have taken a slew of measures to enable the animals to cope with the heat and remain safe in the zoo. The authorities at Assam State Zoo and Botanical Garden in Guwahati have installed Air Conditioners (AC) in hospitals and quarantine facilities for animals to beat the scorching summer heat.
8. India Exceeds 3 Cr COVID-19 Tests
India has set a new landmark of conducting 3 crore COVID-19 tests on Monday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reported.
9. US: 18 Shot, 4 Killed, Across Cincinnati
At least 18 people were shot, including four killed, as gunfire erupted in several places around Ohio’s Cincinnati city overnight, authorities said in different news outlets.
10. Manipur: Nitin Gadkari Lays Foundation Stone of 3000 Cr Highway Project
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday laid the foundation stone for 14 Highway Projects worth Rs. 3000 crore and over 300 Kms length in Manipur through video conferencing in the presence of Chief Minister N Biren Singh, DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh and other officials.
11. “Himanta’s Quality Of Thinking Has Degraded”: Congress MLA Nandita Das
Responding to Himanta Biswa Sharma’s communal comment on Rajiv Bhawan, Boko MLA Nandita Das of the Indian National Congress on Monday said that Himanta Biswa Sharma’s quality of thinking has reached a new low.
12. J&K: 2 CRPF Jawans, 1 Cop Killed In Militant Attack
Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan and one cop of the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday were killed in the line of duty in a militant attack in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir.
13. Mizoram Govt Imposed 4-day Total Lockdown
The Mizoram government on Sunday imposed a four-day complete lockdown in the Aizawl Municipal Corporation (AMC) area to curb the spread of COVID-19, an official said. The lockdown has come into effect from the midnight of Sunday and will remain in force till 4.30 am on August 21, the official said.
14. Baghjan: Third Operation to Install BOP Successful
The third operation of the capping of Baghjan oil well continued as the expert team has set up the Blow out Preventer (BOP) on Monday. The operation is going on successfully till the filing of this report.
15. Majuli-Jorhat Ferry Services Resume
Majuli-Jorhat ferry services will commence from Monday, officials said. The ferry services would run maintaining the precautionary measures. 50% of passengers have been permitted to board the ferry.