Hello and welcome to Monday’s live blog. From politics to sports to entertainment, the Internet is buzzing with the breaking news and headlines from across the globe. While tension has escalated between India and Pakistan with the former scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to AIIMS, Delhi on August 9, is still on life support and said to be "critical". Here in this segment, News Nation brings you live news from all corners of the world. The latest stories will appear in our live blog below - so keep scrolling down.
Here are the LIVE updates:
4.30 pm: Enforcement Directorate (ED) attaches under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 13 immovable properties consisting of agricultural lands and residential flats at Andhra Pradesh and Telangana worth, 2.42 crores of Ganne Srinivasa Rao and others in a bank-fraud case.
4.15 pm: The task force headed by Akhilesh Ranjan, Member of Central Board of Direct Taxes, has submitted its Direct Tax Code Report to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
4.00 pm: Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis: I will request Nirmala Sitharman ji for extension in due date for filling income tax and GST returns.
3.45 pm: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced Rs 100 Crore for emergency relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-hit regions of the state.
3.30 pm: PM Modi would receive the Order of Zayed, the highest civil decoration of the UAE which was conferred earlier in April 2019 in recognition of leadership of Prime Minister Modi for giving a big boost to bilateral relations between the two countries.
3.15 pm: Ministry of External Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on bilateral visits to France, UAE, and Bahrain, he will also attend the G7 summit in Biarritz, France from 22nd to 26th August.
66 civilians wounded in multiple blasts in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province on Afghanistan Independence day: Pajhwok Afghan News (Pic courtesy - Reuters) pic.twitter.com/cRnaBuMBY7— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
02:48 pm: Members of All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) protest against singer Mika Singh in Mumbai for performing in Pakistan.
02:31 pm: China warns Canada against interfering in 'purely internal' Hong Kong matter.
02:19 pm: ED has summoned P Chidambaram in connection to a case related to the Airbus purchase deal on August 23.
01:44 pm: Monsoon flood wreaks havoc in northern states, toll reaches to 121 in Kerala, Delhi on high alert. Click here for details
01:30 pm: Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) to hold a protest on 22 August at Jantar Mantar in Delhi against revocation of Article 370.
01:11 pm: IAF rescues four persons from Jammu's Tawi river: Watch 'DARING' video.
12:35 pm: Arun Jaitley continues to be 'critical', security beefed up outside AIIMS ward, health bulletin soon - Read Here
12:17 pm: Death toll in flood-related incidents rises to 121 in Kerala. 40 people injured, 21 still missing.
12:10 pm: Supreme Court lawyer Alakh Alok Srivastava files a criminal complaint against Shehla Rashid, seeking her arrest for allegedly spreading fake news against Indian Army and Government of India.
11:46 am: Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely to occur at isolated places in Uttarakhand's Kumaun region during the next 24 hours.
11:44 am: Jodhpur court adjourned hearing in Blackbuck poaching case to September 16 on a plea of Rajasthan Government against acquittal of Saif Ali Khan, Tabbu, Sonali Bendre, Neelam and Dushyant Singh.
11:13 am: Supreme Court refuses to quash the charges against journalist Tarun Tejpal in the sexual assault case registered by his former junior colleague in 2013.
10:30 am: Traffic movement stopped at Bhuntar-Manikaran road near Sarsadi in Himachal's Kullu after the road caved in following a landslide.
10:19 am: A portion of a footbridge over Sutlej river in Chaba area of Shimla collapsed yesterday after the water level in the river increased due to heavy rainfall in the region. The bridge provided connectivity to Shakra, Baaladi, Bindla and Jedvi villages.
10:10 am: 17 people have died in the cloud burst in Mori tehsil of Uttarkashi.
10:04 am: Jammu and Kashmir: Schools re-open in Rajouri district today.
09:57 am: Electricity production resumed last night in Nathpa Jhakri Hydroelectric Station of 1500 MW capacity and 412 MW Rampur Hydro Power Station in Shimla. Operation was suspended yesterday due to rise in silt in the Satluj river.
09:43 am: Delhi Government has called for an emergency meeting of concerned officials in wake of the rising water level in Yamuna river. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will chair the meeting.
09:30 am: Normal life affected in Himachal Pradesh's Hamirpur due to heavy rainfall in the area.
09:25 am: UPDATE: 15 dead and 35 injured in bus-truck collision in Maharashtra's Dhule.
09:18 am: Water level of Yamuna River recorded at 204.70 meters today (the warning level is at 204.50 meters), after more than 8 lakh cusecs of water released from Hathni Kund barrage in Delhi.
08:50 am: Emergency Wing at Dehradun's Doon Hospital prepared to take-up patients being brought from Mori tehsil of Uttarkashi.
08:23 am: Uttarakhand: Two choppers have taken off for Arakot of Mori in Uttarkashi with communication equipment and ropes for rescue operations following cloud burst. Three medical teams have also reached the spot.
07:20 am: 10 dead and 20 injured after a bus collided with a canter truck near Nimgul village in Maharashtra's Dhule late last night.
Maharashtra: 10 dead and 20 injured after a bus collided with a canter truck near Nimgul village in Dhule, late last night. pic.twitter.com/7i49q3z3pT— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
07:08 am: National Highway (NH) 3 between Manali and Kullu partially damaged following heavy rainfall across Himachal Pradesh.
06:55 am: Jordan summons Israeli envoy over Temple Mount 'violations'.
06:41 am: I am not scared of being arrested.I'll surrender in next 3-4 days. I haven't been to that house in last 14 yrs so there's no question of keeping AK-47 there, says Independent MLA from Mokama, Anant Singh, who went missing following recovery of an AK-47 from his residence on August 16.
06:30 am: A sigh of relief for Hong Kong as weekend protest ends without violence.