Breaking News August 12
Jammu and Kashmir is celebrating first Eid-al-Adha after the revocation of Article 370 of Indian Constitution amid massive security arrangements. Meanwhile, Reliance is expected to announce the commercial launch of its broadband service, Jio GigaFiber during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) today. Reliance Jio is also likely to unveil a new smart feature, JioPhone 3.
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6.30 pm: Defence PRO: 3000 army personnel deployed for flood relief & rescue operations in 15 districts of the 4 affected states. A total of approximately 35,000 persons have been rescued /evacuated in these states.
6.15 pm: Dharwad: Union Minister and MP from the constituency Pralhad Joshi visited the flood-affected district, earlier today.
6.00 pm: Rohit Kansal, J&K Principal Secretary (Planning Commission): The District & Divisional Administration carried out a no. of activities including interacting with maulvis, people, organising mandis, & as a result we've had an extremely peaceful & relaxed Eid today.
5.45 pm: Madhya Pradesh: Seven police personnel have been suspended in connection with a case wherein a 55-year-old man died in police custody in Belgadha police station. IG Gwalior Zone, Raja Babu Singh says,' A judicial inquiry has been ordered in the case.'
5.30 pm: Chandigarh: Elante Mall evacuated following a hoax call regarding bomb threat; SP (crime) Vineet Kumar says, "a PCR call was received at 1:06 pm today regarding information about bomb in the mall. We evacuated the mall, conducted a thorough search & santization operation."
5.15 pm: Delhi: Security heightened at and around Lal Quila metro station ahead of Independence Day 2019.
5.00 pm: All India Tennis Association (AITA) Secy General Hironmoy Chatterjee to International Tennis Federation(ITF) on Davis Cup in Pakistan:Government has asked us to follow the Olympic Charter. AITA has clearly stated to Govt & players that ITF has taken full responsibility for safety
4.30 pm: Noida: 7 toll plaza workers arrested for allegedly killing a truck driver Vimal Tiwari after he couldn't pay Rs 14,600 tax. Tiwari's body was recovered on the morning of Aug 10,following an argument with the toll bouncers at new Yamuna bridge in Kalindi Kunj on the previous night
4.15 pm: MoS, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra, Ramdas Athawale: I have announced Rs 50 lakh from my Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) fund, for Kolhapur and Sangli district. I also urge other MPs and MLAs to help people.
4.00 pm: Kerala: Congress leader & Lok Sabha MP from Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi, met the District Collector of Wayanad, AR Ajayakumar, to review the flood situation in the constituency.
3.45 pm: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa in Belthangady, Dakshina Kannada: 5 bridges & 300 houses damaged or completely destroyed in the floods in the district. These families will receive a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each. As an emergency relief, Rs 10,000 will be distributed to the victims
3.30 pm: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman, K Sivan: On 14th early morning, around 3:30, we are going to have a maneuver called trans-lunar injection, by this maneuver, Chandrayaan2 will leave earth & move towards the moon.
3.15 pm: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat has expressed grief on death of 6 people due to cloud-burst in Chamoli's Ghat area & has directed District Administration to expedite rescue& relief operations & to provide immediate financial & other required help to those affected.
3:05 pm: Three people were killed and six others injured when an overhead water tank collapsed on workers of a food catering unit in Ahmedabad on Monday.
3:00 pm: Water level receding in flood-hit Kolhapur. Flood-affected National Highway (NH) 4 has also been re-opened for heavy vehicles and SUVs at Kolhapur-Sangli Phata.
2:55 pm: Locals greeted District Magistrate, Rahul Yadav, and police officials after offering namaaz at a mosque on the occasion of Eid.
2:35 pm: Woman & girls tie 'rakhi' on the wrists of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel in Pakija Masjid area of flood-affected Sangli district.
2:24 pm: At 11:30 am today, 29 crew members of Offshore Support Vessel Coastal Jaguar jumped into water after a fire engulfed the vessel. 28 rescued by Indian Coast Guard. Search for 1 missing crew underway. Exact cause of fire yet to be ascertained.
1:30 pm: No exchange of sweets between BSF, Pak Rangers at Attari-Wagah Border.
1:20 pm: A crocodile lands on roof of a house in flood-affected Raybag taluk in Belgaum.
1:15 pm: EAM S Jaishankar in Beijing: India-China relationship has a unique place in global politics. 2 years ago our leaders recognised that reality and reached a consensus in Astana that at a time of global uncertainty India-China relationship should be a factor of stability.
1:05 pm: Wrestler Babita Phogat and her father Mahavir Singh Phogat meet BJP Working President JP Nadda, after joining the party.
1:00 pm: Former PM & JD(S) leader HD Deve Gowda has written to PM Narendra Modi on Karnataka flood situation, requests him to notify the natural disaster as natural calamity and release Rs 5000 Crore as interim relief.
1:00 pm: Any bilateral match with Pak will have to get clearance from govt but if it's a multilateral event organised by international bodies then we can't take our own isolated stand: Union Sports Min Kiren Rijiju on Indian team's Davis Cup tie scheduled to be held in Islamabad, Pakistan
12:25 pm: Death toll rises to 76, due to flood-related incidents across the state.
12:15 pm: Devotees offer namaaz and greet each other on the occasion of Eid in Rajouri.
12:05 pm: Over 2.5 lakh sacrificial animals were arranged by administration, mandis were set up in 8 places,treasuries&banks were kept open,over â‚¹500cr was released in 2-3 days,including wages of employees&others. Restrictions were eased on Sunday, we saw traffic at many places.
11:55 am: No exchanges of sweets between Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers along the International Border (IB). BSF wanted to give sweets to Pakistani Rangers but they did not send any reply in this regard.
11:52 am: Karnataka Chief Minister & BJP leader, BS Yediyurappa arrives in Mangaluru to visit rain and flood-affected areas.
11:45 am: Rahul Gandhi meets and distributes relief material to the people of his Lok Sabha constituency.
11:35 am: As your MP, I called CM & requested him to help here as aggressively as possible. I also called the PM &explained to him the tragedy that has taken place here &the need for support from the centre: Rahul Gandhi, at a relief camp in Kaithapoyil, Wayanad.
11:20 am: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ajay Bisaria returned to Delhi, earlier today.
11:05 am: Pak deploying fighter jets to Skardu near Ladakh, India watching closely.
11:00 am: One person dead, several injured in stampede due to overcrowding at Ashokdham Temple in Lakhisarai district; Police and medical teams present at the spot.
10:53 am: Flood-affected National Highway (NH) 4 re-opens for heavy vehicles and SUVs at Kolhapur-Sangli Phata.
10:30 am: Casteism is alive today only because of the SC/ST Act, if this Act is repealed there will be no untouchability. SC/ST Act and reservations have kept casteism alive: BJP MLA from Ballia, Surendra Singh.
10:15 am: Wrestler Babita Phogat, Commonwealth Games champion, to join BJP today.
10:00 am: Two fishermen from Chirayinkeezhu, Trivandrum have dead after their boat capzised in sea.
9:55 am: People offered namaz in the morning at Mohalla mosques on Eid al-Adha, today; J&K police officials greet people outside a neighbourhood mosque Jammu and Kashmir
#WATCH SRINAGAR: People offered namaz in the morning at Mohalla mosques on #EidAlAdha, today; J&K police officials greet people outside a neighbourhood mosque #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/5gcZeYqCWz— ANI (@ANI) August 12, 2019
9:450 am: President Kovind, PM Modi extend greetings to nation on Eid al-Adha.
9:30 am: Rescue and relief works are on in full swing in flood ravaged districts of Karnataka, with a let up in the rains and water receding in most of the affected areas, officials said here on Monday.