Breaking News August 27
New Delhi :
The Union Home Ministry is expected to hold a high-level meeting to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and discuss the reorganization of the state into two Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir – with legislator and Ladakh – without legislator. Meanwhile, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will visit Rae Bareli on Tuesday to express solidarity with the workers of a rail coach factory who are agitating against the corporatisation of the unit.
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7.05 pm: Syed Sehrish Asgar, Director of Information & Public Relations Jammu and Kashmir: 10 more police stations will be opened by Thursday.
7.00 pm: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended a SpiceJet pilot for six months over a runway incursion in July this year at Ahmedabad airport.
Afghanistan wrote to United Nations Security Council (UNSC), over continuous shelling by Pakistan in various cities of Afghanistan near borders with Pakistan. Afghanistan urged UNSC to take necessary measures. pic.twitter.com/rRF3QXcEOx— ANI (@ANI) August 27, 2019
6.30 pm: Army spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand: Defence Ministry approves Army's proposal to allow construction and repair of 130 Army schools all over the country, from works budget. This allows Army to re-prioritise works which it can do within existing limits.
6.15 pm: Abhishek Jorwal, SP Ambala: 3 Indian sims recovered, 1 inactive&2 active. It's his 9th visit to Ambala since 2016. Last time when he went to Pakistan, he gave an Indian sim to Pak Army which was misused by them to get info about Indian forces. Case registered under Foreign Act.“
6.00 pm: Haryana: Crime investigation agency-2 (CIA-2) arrested a Pakistani national Ali Murtaza in Ambala & produced him before District Magistrate. He has been sent to judicial custody.
5.45 pm: Finance Min Nirmala Sitharaman on Rahul Gandhi's tweet on RBI: Whenever Rahul Gandhi raises things like 'chor,chori,' one thing comes to my mind, he tried his best 'chor, chor,chori,' but public gave him befitting reply. What's the point of using the same words again?
5.30 pm: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) Sources: The meeting was held with various departments to assess the implementation of Centre's schemes in Jammu and Kashmir and initiatives to be taken to expedite return of normalcy.
5.20 pm: CGST Mumbai West Anti Evasion team arrested Ramesh Patil, Director of Mudrai Multi Facilities Services for indulging in fake invoicing; claiming fraudulent Input Tax Credit (ITC) of Rs. 18 Crores and for passing on ITC of approx Rs 20 crores on turnover of Rs101 crores approx.
5.10 pm: Bilawal Bhutto Zardari,Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman: Our Kashmir policy earlier was how to capture Srinagar, but now under Imran Khan because of his greed and failures our policy is how to save Muzaffarabad (capital of PoK)
5.05 pm: Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi meets flood-affected people at a relief camp at Hill Face School Auditorium in Makkiyad; says, “I'm not CM of Kerala, we don't have a govt in Kerala or at the national level. But it is my responsibility to ensure that what is your right is given to you."
Sai Praneeth on winning a Bronze Medal at BWF World Championships 2019: I'm really happy. It's a month to remember forever. I got Arjuna Award right before the start of World Championships, it was one of the motivations. I'm happy that I followed it by winning a Bronze.#Badminton pic.twitter.com/KYXEdECXfy— ANI (@ANI) August 27, 2019
4.50 pm: Kempegowda International Airport (Bengaluru) Spokesperson: The new South Runway at Kempegowda International Airport nears operational readiness with the successful completion of validation flight today. Operations on the new Runway are planned to commence on 5 Dec.
4.45 pm: Delhi: Governor of Madhya Pradesh Lalji Tandon arrives at Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah
4.30 pm: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secy for UP (East) in Raebareli: I have seen advertisements in newspapers, by unions of tea estates&mill associations, that "we are sinking, save us." Such is the situation that we have to give advertisements about our declining economy.
4.10 pm: Delhi: The Union Cabinet meeting will be followed by a meeting of Council of Ministers, tomorrow.
4.05 pm: P. Chidambaram's family issues statement: We challenge govt to produce a shred of evidence in support of one undisclosed bank account/property or shell company anywhere in the world. We are absolutely confident that ultimately truth will prevail.
4.00 pm: Rameshwar Teli, MoS for Food Processing Industry: Govt will provide 75% subsidy if any state govt or entrepreneur sets up a mega food park in J&K. We also want that no food produced in J&K should be wasted. We'll hold a roadshow in the state to spread awareness about govt schemes.
3.50 pm: Kerala: Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi meets flood-affected people at a relief camp at St Thomas’ Church in Wayanad.
3.45 pm: SC today asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta & amicus curiae ,(Friend of Court) Ranjit Kumar, to visit Puri Jagannath Temple and inquire into situation of unauthorised eviction drive held jointly by temple administration&state govt around temple&apprise it by filing detailed report
3.35 pm: INX Media case: Supreme Court extends interim protection granted to senior advocate P Chidambaram from arrest in a case being probed by Enforcement Directorate. SC to continue to hear tomorrow plea of P Chidambaram against Delhi HC order dismissing his anticipatory plea.
3.20 pm: West Bengal: Border Security Force (BSF) have arrested 26 Bangladeshi nationals from the Ghona field area of â€‹â€‹the Indo-Bangladesh border, while trying to crossover to India.
3.15 pm: Raebareli: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) meets the workers of Modern Coach Factory (MCF), who are agitating against the "factory's privatisation".
3.00 pm: Advocate Wajed Khan Pathan: I filed a petition in the Pune Civil Court against the movie 'Section 375' & the Court has issued summons against actor Akshay Khanna & two producers of the movie. The movie portrays women in a bad light and misinterprets court procedure.
2.45 pm: Shahjahanpur: Parents of a missing student of SS Law College have filed a missing complaint with the police, and have blamed college director & BJP leader, Swami Chinmayanand for it.
2.30 pm: Punjab and Haryana High Court has rejected parole plea of Dera Sacha Sauda chief & rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. The plea was filed by his wife.
2:21 pm: Parents of a missing student of SS Law College have filed a missing complaint with the police, and have blamed college director & BJP leader, Swami Chinmayanand for it.
2:20 pm: Punjab and Haryana High Court has rejected parole plea of Dera Sacha Sauda chief & rape convict Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. The plea was filed by his wife.
2:10 pm: Shuttler PV Sindhu meets PM Narendra Modi in Delhi; Sindhu won a gold medal at the BWF World Championships on August 25.
1:50 pm: Delhi Sant Ravidas Temple demolition case: Congress Haryana President Ashok Tanwar has moved Supreme Court seeking rebuilding of the Ravidas Temple.
1:40 pm: Kevin Joseph murder case: The principal sessions court in Kottayam has sentenced all 10 convicted in the case to double life imprisonment. Kevin's body was found in a canal in Thenmala in Kollam in May 2018. The court had observed that the murder was an honour killing.
1:32 pm: Shivna river water enters Pashupatinath Temple in Mandsaur following heavy rainfall in the region.
1:20 pm: Delhi Police Special Cell today arrested two inter-state arms traffickers and recovered 23 illegal pistols and 50 live cartridges from their possession.
1:10 pm: Meeting to decide the next Delhi Congress President to be held at the residence of Interim Party President Sonia Gandhi, today.
1:00 pm: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: Today we are announcing a scheme to waive arrears to clean up Delhi Jal Board's books. Some of these arrears are due to consumers but some are also due to incorrect billing.
12:50 pm: We will seek an explanation from Shashi Tharoor for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The future course of action will be decided based on his explanation: Kerala Congress President Mullappally Ramachandran in Kannur.
12:15 pm: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa on Nalin Kateel taking charge as BJP State President: He is a hard worker, he has become a member of Lok Sabha for the 3rd time. Entire organisation is with him, we're going to win a minimum of 150 seats in next Assembly elections under his leadership.
12:15 pm: High-level meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary A K Bhalla, begins in Home Ministry.
12:10 pm: Central Reserve Police Force: 53rd Battalion of CRPF, Army and Jammu & Kashmir Police conducted a joint operation and apprehended two terrorists in Baramulla, J&K; warlike stores recovered.
12:05 pm: Opposition leaders walkout from Puducherry assembly after govt didn't consider no confidence motion notice against Speaker. NR Congress leader, N Rangaswamy, "Speaker's conduct is partisan in manner. Asked CM to consider notice but he didn't give proper response so we walked out".
12:05 pm: Over 40 passengers were injured on Tuesday when an overloaded mini bus rolled down into a gorge in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The accident took place shortly after the vehicle left Chunanta village for Udhampur around 7.30 am, a police official said.
12:00 pm: 15 people killed after a truck overturns on two tempos in district Shahjahanpur. CM Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of the incident and directed district administration to provide medical care to those injured and appropriate compensation.
11:50 am: Mumbai Police registers a case against unknown persons for making a fake social media account of Former India batsman and chairman of selectors, Sandeep Patil. The accused allegedly messaged cricketers from the fake account and asked them for their numbers.
11:47 am: 34 per cent shares of Bright Star are held in name of a front company registered in British Virgin Islands&operated inter alia from UAE. The said entity & its assets are benami assets of Kuldeep Bishnoi & Chander Mohan, sons of late former CM of Haryana Bhajan Lal.
11:46 am: Income Tax Department Sources: Benami Prohibition Unit (BPU) Delhi has attached Bristol Hotel in Gurugram, a 'benami' asset worth Rs 150-crores. The asset is owned in the name of a company, Bright Star Hotel Private Limited.
11:40 am: In the history of Karnataka we've never seen 3 deputy CMs.This is not BS Yediyurappas's decision but the direction has come from RSS. If former CM Jagdish Shettar has any self-respect he should resign and leave the govt. KS Eshwarappa and R Ashok should also resign: Ivan D'Souza, Congress.
11:30 am: "Honoured PV Sindhu who created history and made India proud by winning the World Badminton Championship for the first time! My best wishes to her in her pursuit to bring more glory to India," tweets Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju.
11:20 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the residence of late former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to pay tributes to him and meet his family.
11:12 am: Kiran Isher, a resident of POONCH, J&K is taking 3 idols of Lord Ganesha, including a 6.5ft idol called 'India-Pak Border cha Raja' to her home city from Mumbai. Says,"I've been doing it for last 10 yrs to boost the morale of our jawans&instill a feeling of harmony among citizens".
Kiran Isher, a resident of POONCH, J&K is taking 3 idols of Lord Ganesha, including a 6.5ft idol called 'India-Pak Border cha Raja' to her home city from Mumbai.Says,"I've been doing it for last 10 yrs to boost the morale of our jawans&instill a feeling of harmony among citizens" pic.twitter.com/pIbLAOPUJU— ANI (@ANI) August 27, 2019
11:05 am: Supreme Court says the Registrar Listing will look into the urgent listing of pleas filed by the 15 Karnataka MLAs seeking direction to quash and set aside the July 25 order of the Karnataka Speaker rejecting their resignations.
10:55 am: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa felicitates Nalin Kumar Kateel as he takes charge as Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief.
10:45 am: Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at the residence of late Arun Jaitley. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also visit the residence of Arun Jaitley at 11 am to pay tributes to him and extend condolences to the bereaved family.
10:40 am: Trainer aircraft VT-AVV crashes at Aligarh Dhanipur airstrip, no injuries reported. City Magistrate, says, " 6 people were on-board the aircraft when it crashed after one of its wheels got stuck in a wire during landing. All 6 people are safe with no injuries."
10:35 am: National & state leaders made me Deputy CM, they have shown faith in me. I will make the party stronger and bring good name to the government. I did not ask for this post, senior leaders gave it to me, I accepted it: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Laxman Savadi in Bengaluru.
10:30 am: Shuttler PV Sindhu to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju today. She became the first Indian to win BWF World Championships gold medal on 25th August in Switzerland.
10:20 am: A trainer aircraft VT-AVV crashes at Aligarh Dhanipur airstrip, no injuries reported.
10:05 am: My strength is that I can't think about anything else other than the party, it is also my weakness. I have been given a significant portfolio, I'm grateful for it, I will work: Karnataka Tourism Minister CT Ravi in Bengaluru on portfolio allocation.
9:55 am: PM Narendra Modi will go to the residence of late Arun Jaitley Ji at 11 am today to pay tributes to him and extend condolences to the bereaved family: Office of the Prime Minister of India.
9:50 am: A team of officials from the Union tourism ministry, led by minister Prahlad Patel, will be touring Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh next month to finalise the plans to boost tourism in the two newly-formed Union territories by November 1.
9:40 am: There was heavy ceasefire violation at two locations in Poonch yesterday. In general area of Delina Chowk, a terrorist was apprehended after a joint check-post manned by police and army drew fire from a truck. Another terrorist entered a nearby locality, operation underway: Indian Army sources.
9:30 am: Union Home Ministry to hold a high-level meeting on Jammu & Kashmir today. The meeting to be chaired by Union Home Secretary: Sources.
9:25 am: Sensex at 37,653.82; up by 159.70 points.
9:20 am: Roger Federer defeats India's Sumit Nagal 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in the first round of the US Open.
8:55 am: Spacecraft carrying Russian humanoid robot docks at International Space Station, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
8:50 am: One of the two persons who was abducted by terrorists in TRAL, yesterday, has been shot dead. Search for the other person is underway: Jammu & Kashmir Police.
8:40 am: Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi has written to Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Harsh Vardhan and Nitin Gadkari seeking help for flood rehabilitation works.
8:30 am: Brazil rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon fires.