Breaking News August 28
The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hear around 10 petitions related to abrogation of Article 370, granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Most of them challenging the Centre's decision revoking Article 370 while others are connected with the imposition of curfew and its consequences in the region. Meanwhile, Union Women and Child Welfare Minister Smriti Irani would be on a day-long visit to her Parliamentary constituency today.
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9.00 pm: Top IAF sources: Indian Air Force (IAF) to receive the advanced version of the Spice-2000 air to ground guided bombs by mid-September from Israel. The bombs are being delivered to India as part of around Rs 300 crore contract signed in June this year.
8.45 pm: Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gaurav Ahluwalia today over alleged ceasefire violations.
8.30 pm: UK Media: The Queen has approved order to suspend UK Parliament till 14 October, couple of weeks before Brexit deadline.
8.15 pm: Odisha: One Naxal neutralised, one police personnel lost his life and another injured during an exchange of fire between security forces and Naxals in Bonda area of Malkangiri, earlier today. The injured police personnel has been airlifted to Visakhapatnam.
8.00 pm: Union Minister Piyush Goyal: Cabinet has allowed 100% FDI in Contract Manufacturing through automatic route.
7.30 pm: DS Vaghela, Dy SP Kutch-East, Gujarat: We've received information from state govt about a terror threat. Entire Kutch District is at high alert, security deployed at all landing ports. Marine police, Customs & CISF are conducting joint sea patrolling; marine commandos also engaged
7.15 pm: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar: The Cabinet has approved 75 new medical colleges, to be established by 2021-22. This is a move to add 15,700 MBBS seats in the country.
7.00 pm: Pune: A 19 year-old man has been arrested by police for allegedly abducting and murdering a 3-year-old girl. The girl was found lying unconscious near a railway track today morning, she later succumbed to her injuries. Postmortem report awaited; case registered.
6.45 pm: MP: Students of a primary govt school in Khandwa were seen cleaning toilet of their school in a viral video. Tanvi Sundriya, DM, Khandwa says, "If students are given practical education on cleanliness in schools&are involved in such activities there's nothing wrong about it."
6.30 pm: Sources: Bharatiya Janata Party leader Mukul Roy has been called by the Central Bureau of Investigation (Delhi) for questioning in connection with Narada case.
6.15 pm: DCP Delhi West Monika Bhardwaj: A 88-year-old woman, involved in the selling of heroin has been arrested by Anti-Narcotics Cell from Inderpuri. 16 gm heroin was recovered from her. She has been arrested 9 times since 1996 for similar crimes.
6.00 pm: Veerappa Moily, Congress: Any leader including Jairam Ramesh shouldn't make any such statement which will demoralize the rank & file of Congress party especially when Rahul Gandhi Ji is fighting for the cause of the party and also against policies of the present govt.
5.45 pm: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik: The medium of phone and internet is used less by us and mostly by terrorists and Pakistanis as well as for mobilisation & indoctrination. It is a kind of weapon used against us so we have stopped it. Services will be resumed gradually.
5.30 pm: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Ladakh tomorrow.
5.00 pm: Government sources: Reports about the government setting up a GoM (Group of Ministers) on issues relating to Jammu And Kashmir is not correct, and as such, denied.
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command met locals at VILGAM village in KUPWARA district and RAMPUR and BONIYAR in BARAMULLA district, with an aim to promote a sense of security and well being among them. #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/w7IvO9N8fN— ANI (@ANI) August 28, 2019
4.30 pm: Andhra Pradesh: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence, Vizag seized 1015 kgs Cannabis worth approximately Rs 1.5 Crore, yesterday; one person arrested.
4.15 pm: Rajasthan: The Special Operations Group (SOG) and Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has seized 23 pistols, 7 magazines and 20 live cartridges and fake Indian currency notes of face value of Rs 1,0,76000 in Sawai Madhopur; 3 people arrested.
4.00 pm: Supreme Court will continue to hear tomorrow plea of P. Chidambaram against Delhi High Court’s order of dismissing his anticipatory plea on a case being probed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in INX media case.
3.45 pm: Supreme Court granted interim protection to senior Congress leader P Chidambaram from arrest in a case being probed by Enforcement Directorate in INX media case, will continue till tomorrow.
3.30 pm: Haryana Police has arrested two wanted criminals from district Jhajjar. 2 country-made pistols, 7 live-cartridges and a motorcycle were recovered from their possession.
3.15 pm: Bihar Minister, Brij Kishor Bind: It is mentioned in Shiva Puran that Lord Shiva was from Bind caste. When Lord Krishna can be a 'Gwala' (a shepherd), Lord Ram can be a Kshatriya, then, why can't Lord Shiva be a 'Bind'.
3.00 pm: Defence PRO: Inter-Services Boxing Championship 2019 was held at Bengaluru Air Force Station from 24 to 26 Aug in 10 weight categories. The overall championship was won by Army Red, while Army Green stood 2nd. Air Force and Navy stood 3rd and 4th, respectively.
2:50 pm: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray says there is no change in the seat-sharing formula worked out with the BJP for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. In last one month, the ruling BJP and Shiv Sena have inducted nearly 12 senior Congress and NCP leaders, leading to speculations that both the saffron allies may contest the state Assembly polls separately, like in 2014. When asked about it, Thackeray said the announcement of political alliance between the BJP and Shiv Sena was made ahead of the Lok Sabha elections this year in Mumbai itself.
2:40 pm: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami embarked on a three-nation tour on Wednesday in a bid to woo investors from those countries to invest in the state. The chief minister, who will be travelling to the UK, US and Dubai during his two-week sojourn, hit out at MK Stalin for criticising his foreign trip and asked the DMK chief to clarify about his "frequent" foreign visits.
2:30 pm: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday said prosecution ratio in criminal cases in the country is "very pitiful" and age-old police techniques such as giving a suspect the third degree and phone tapping will not yield the desired results in curbing crimes or getting convictions. Addressing the top brass of police organisations during the 49th Raising Day event of the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) here, the home minister said usage of forensic evidence is the need of the hour for police investigators to clinch convictions against criminals.
2:20 pm: The Karnataka government will set up a state-wide squad to check any misuse during the flood relief programme, Revenue Minister R Ashoka said on Wednesday. Addressing reporters after a meeting with senior officials on the flood relief programme, Ashoka said there was a notion among some people that the natural calamity was an opportunity to plunder resources. "This belief reflects in (sections of) media as well", he said. "For the first time, we have decided to form a squad, which will randomly visit places to contain the menace of middlemen," Ashoka added.
2:10 pm: The British government will seek to extend the suspension of parliament until October 14 -- two weeks before the UK is set to leave the EU, reports said Wednesday. Parliament is by convention suspended for the annual conferences of the three main parties, with the final one, the governing Conservatives' congress, due to end on October 2. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants parliament to return on October 14, the BBC and Sky News television reported.
2:00 pm: A Class 10 student was thrashed by a group of men on Janmashtami following a quarrel over plucking of leaves from a tree in north Delhi's Burari, police said on Wednesday. The victim has been identified as Aditya Raj. While the family of the victim alleged police inaction, a senior police officer said teams have been formed to nab the accused. Aaditya is currently hospitalised.
1:50 pm: Iran on Wednesday hanged in public a man convicted of murdering the leader of main weekly prayers in the southern city of Kazeroun, state news agency IRNA said. Hamid Reza Derakhshandeh was executed at the scene where he killed the cleric on May 29, IRNA reported, citing the chief justice of Fars province, Kazem Mousavi. Mohammad Khorsand suffered fatal injuries when attacked with a "cold weapon" while returning from a ceremony during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting, IRNA said.
1:40 pm: An Afghan official says Taliban insurgents have stormed a checkpoint in western Herat province, killing 14 pro-government militia members. Police chief spokesman Abdul Ahid Walizada said on Wednesday that seven others were wounded in the Tuesday night attack in Robat Sangi district. He said an unspecified number of Taliban fighters suffered casualties.
1:30 pm: After getting a green signal from the Supreme Court, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday to meet his party colleague and former MLA Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami, the Left party said. The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed Yechury to visit the state to meet Tarigami, who has been detained by the authorities there in the wake of the Centre abrogating provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution, which accorded a special status to the state.
1:20 pm: Modi govt constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to look into the issues concerning Jammu and Kashmir, which has been bifurcated into Union Territories after abrogation of provisions under Article 370. Government sources said Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister for the PMO Jitendra Singh are part of the group.
1:10 pm: Jairam Ramesh responsible for UPA-2's policy paralysis, says Veerappa Moily- Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily alleged on Wednesday Jairam Ramesh was responsible for "policy paralysis" during the UPA-2 government as he hit out at him over his controversial remarks on the Prime Minister. The former Union Minister also slammed Shashi Tharoor for his statement that praising the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for doing the right things would lend credibility to the opposition's criticism of him.
1:00 pm: Mayawati expresses concern over mob-lynching incidents on suspicion of child theft in Uttar Pradesh. In a tweet, she said, "In Uttar Pradesh, mob lynching in its new frightening form is targeting innocent women. There is terror among the people because of innocent women being harassed/murdered on charges of child theft. It would be better if the state government takes strict legal action against such wrong elements."
12:52 pm: Randeep D, Special Commissioner of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP): Now, we are ensuring that any user of plastic, be it domestic or big eateries or manufacturers, all this should completely cease. Even the user will be fined.
12:40 pm: A Anbalagan, AIADMK MLA on Puducherry budget: When we protested against this, we were thrown out of the assembly by marshals. We will take this matter to Lieutenant Governor and Central Government.
12:20 pm: Russian Envoy to India, Nikolay Kudashev on Article 370: This is the sovereign decision of Indian government, it's an internal matter of India. All issues existing between India & Pakistan should be resolved through dialogue on the basis of Shimla agreement & Lahore declaration.
12:02 pm: Delhi HC seeks response from the Centre on a fresh application filed by founder of J&K People's Movement Party (JKPMS), Shah Faesal, seeking copy of Look Out Circular (LOC) issued against him. Court asks the Centre to file reply by 1 Sept. Court will hear the matter on 3 Sept.
11:59 am: Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP, KD Singh arrives at Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) headquarters for examination in connection with Narada sting case.
11:45 am: The preparations are underway for receiving and training the first ever batch of women soldiers in Corps of Military Police, from accommodation necessities to training modules to selecting the right instructors from all over the country for them.
11:45 am: DGCA calls urgent meeting with GoAir, Indigo over performance of Airbus Neo aircraft: aviation regulator.
11:38 am: Congress Lok Sabha MP, Rahul Gandhi interacts with flood-affected people from his constituency at Bavali village in Wayanad.
Kerala: Congress Lok Sabha MP, Rahul Gandhi interacts with flood-affected people from his constituency at Bavali village in Wayanad. pic.twitter.com/orUbUvZLd7— ANI (@ANI) August 28, 2019
11:20 am: Amit Shah at foundation day celebrations of Bureau of Police Research&Development, in Delhi: This isn't era of 3rd degree, we need to use scientific methods for investigation. I told PM to think about National Modus Operandi Bureau to study methods of crime&criminal mentality.
11:10 am: Congress slams Pak for dragging Rahul's name in petition moved in UN.
11:05 am: Pavan Kapoor has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United Arab Emirates (UAE): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
11:00 am: Independent MLA from Mokama Anant Singh's counsel has written to the Speaker of Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha against JDU MP RCP Singh and Barh ASP Lipi Singh, demanding action against Barh ASP Lipi Singh for using a car that had a sticker of JDU MP RCP Singh on it.
10:55 am: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre and others and says that a five-judge Constitution Bench will hear all the petitions related to abrogation of Article 370, in the first week of October.
10:20 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks Aamir Khan for supporting the move to ban single-use plastic.
10:20 am: Pakistan: Karachi airspace partially shut till August 31
10:15 am: Suo motu case registered against WB BJP President Dilip Ghosh in Kolaghat Police Station, for his reported statement, "Don't be afraid of TMC goons&police. If you are attacked, beat up TMC workers&police personnel. Don't be afraid. We'll manage if there's any problem"
10:10 am: One District Voluntary Force (DVF) personnel lost his life and another was injured in an exchange of fire between security forces and naxals on Bonda hill in Malkangiri. Operation still underway.
10:00 am: PV Sindhu after becoming 1st Indian to win BWF World Championships: It was a very emotional moment for me. It was a much-awaited win. When medal ceremony was going on, the national anthem playing, me standing on podium&the flag flying high, it's a moment I can't express.
#WATCH #PVSindhu after becoming 1st Indian to win BWF World Championships: It was a very emotional moment for me. It was a much-awaited win. When medal ceremony was going on, the national anthem playing, me standing on podium&the flag flying high, it's a moment I can't express. pic.twitter.com/vTFuXE6ZZj— ANI (@ANI) August 28, 2019
9:35 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated the Indian para badminton team which won 12 medals at the BWF World Championship, saying their performance is motivating.