Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar (Photo Source: PTI)
Hello and welcome to Wednesday's live blog. From politics to sports to entertainment, the Internet is buzzing with the breaking news and headlines from across the globe. In world of politics, all eyes will be on what happens to senior Congress leader DK Shivakumar. Also on agenda will be PM Modi’s Russia trip. This is the first time that any leader is visiting eastern Russia. Meanwhile, trouble is brewing for Boris Johnson over Brexit blues. 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:
7:35 pm: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma along with Home Minister James K. Sangma and Airport Authority of India (AAI) officials inspected the Baljek Airport in West Garo Hills district yesterday; discussed measures to speed up intervention to make the airport operation.
7:30 pm: Anuradha Bhasin, Executive Editor of Kashmir Times who challenged "restriction on working journalists in Kashmir in wake of revocation of Article 370" in Supreme Court, files additional affidavit saying movement of journalists in Srinagar continues to be restricted. Hearing tomorrow.
7:27 pm: Three held at Delhi airport with micro-SD cards worth crores.
7:25 pm: Police have registered case against the 6 people who were seen drinking and dancing on a road in a viral video, in Mukherjee Nagar. Case has also been registered against the owner of the house where they stay.
7:20 pm: India increases customs duty by 5 percent on imports of subject goods for 180 days, originating in Malaysia and imported under India-Malaysia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement.
06:15 pm: Toll in Punjab firecracker factory blast rises to 18: Police.
06:05 pm: 16 people have died and 10 people have been injured in a fire that broke out at a fire-crackers factory in Gurudaspur's Batala in Punjab.
05:55 pm: Court to pass order on ED's plea for custodial interrogation of DK Shivakumar.
05:20 pm: Youth Congress workers protesting against Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar’s arrest were detained following a scuffle with police personnel in Central Delhi.
05:10 pm: Shivakumar has not been given food today, seems it is "slow torture" by ED: Singhvi tells court.
04:35 pm: Arrest of DK Shivakumar is another example of the vendetta politics unleashed by the Govt: Rahul Gandhi.
The arrest of DK Shivakumar is another example of the vendetta politics unleashed by the Govt, using agencies like the ED/CBI & a pliant media to selectively target individuals.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) September 4, 2019
04:25 pm: Unless ED shows something startling has happened, Shivakumar can't be sent to its custody as he never absconded: Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who is appearing on behalf of the Congress leader told court.
04:15 pm: Bail application moved on behalf of DK Shivakumar.
03:45 pm: Enforcement Directorate seeks 14 days custody of Congress leader DK Shivakumar in connection with the money laundering matter.
03:30 pm: Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar, who was arrested by ED in a money laundering case on Tuesday, has been produced before a court in Delhi.
03:00 pm: KD Hospital, Ahmedabad: Home Minister Amit Shah was successfully operated for lipoma at the back side of neck under local anesthesia. After this minor surgery he has been discharged. Read Full Story Here
02:30 pm: Congress workers protest in Bengaluru against the arrest of senior party leader DK Shivakumar by Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case.
02:00 pm: Trinamool Congress leader Satabdi Roy returns her remuneration that she got as a brand ambassador from Saradha Group, to Enforcement Directorate. The amount returned is excluding taxes. Roy and other Trinamool leaders have been summoned by CBI and ED in connection with the Saradha scams.
01:30 pm: Maruti Suzuki India Limited has decided to shut down the passenger vehicle manufacturing operations of Gurugram Plant and Manesar Plant in Haryana for two days.
01:00 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin hold delegation level talks in Vladivostok, Russia.
12:25 pm: Minority leaders met Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, in Bengaluru today, and thanked him for handing over the IMA ponzi scam case to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
12:15 pm: Supreme Court's five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, started today's hearing in Ayodhya land dispute case. Today is the 19th day of the hearing.
12:00 pm: BJP leader Prakash Javadekar meets legendary track athlete Milkha Singh at his residence in Panchkula as a part of BJP's Sampark Abhiyan.
11:45 am: WATCH: Congress leader and Karnataka's former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah slaps his aide outside Mysuru Airport.
11:30 am: Third round of talks between India and Pakistan on Kartarpur Corridor begin at Attari in Amritsar.
11:00 am: A bus carrying a group of Chinese tourists crashed Wednesday near a popular New Zealand tourist town. Chinese officials say they've been told six tourists were killed, although police have yet to confirm a number. Police said the bus rolled on a highway about 20 minutes north of the town of Rotorua. Liang Zhi, a diplomat from the Chinese Embassy in New Zealand, told The Associated Press that they understand the bus was carrying the driver, a tour guide, and 23 tourists, most of them from the Sichuan province.
10:30 am: A 30-year-old man was stabbed to death by a gang in full public view during Ganeshotsav festival at Puttur in Dakshina Kannada district allegedly over personal rivalry, police said on Wednesday. The three accused were at large, they said. Karthik Merla, who is the secretary of Hindu Jagaran Vedike, was attending the Yakshagana programme during Ganeshotsava in the town Tuesday night when the gang allegedly stabbed him to death near the Sampya police station.
10:00 am: One person died and three others, including two women, sustained injuries as an apple laden truck fell into gorge in Himachal Pradesh's Shimla district on Wednesday, police said. The 42-year-old truck driver Harnam Singh of Ludhiana (Punjab) died and its cleaner Sudhir Kumar (25) of Bihar's Vaishali district was injured, police said. As the truck fell into the gorge, a kutcha house (dharha) near Anandpur on Shoghi bypass was also damaged and two women inhabitants were injured, Shimla Superintendent of Police Omapati Jamwal said. The injured women were identified as Vimla (18) and Dhani Kala (50) and have been admitted in a nearby hospital for treatment, he said.
9:30 am: A 32-year-old man was found murdered in the fields at Kandhla area in neighbouring Shamli district, police said on Wednesday. The body of Pramod Kumar was found with injuries in Alem village in the district on Tuesday evening. The deceased's tractor was also found in the fields, said Circle Officer Rajesh Tiwari. The body has been sent for post-mortem, he added.
9:15 am: PM Modi, President Putin depart for Zvezda ship-building complex in Russia.
#Vladivostok : Prime Minister @narendramodi departs for Zvezda ship-building complex along with Russian President #VladimirPutin, reports ANI.— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) September 4, 2019
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9:00 am: Pope Francis arrives in Mozambique on Wednesday at the start of a three-nation tour of Indian Ocean African countries hard hit by poverty, conflict and natural disaster. He is expected to be welcomed by tens of thousands during his visit, which will culminate with a mass on Friday at the giant Zimpeto stadium in the seaside capital Maputo. Pope John Paul II was the last pontiff to visit Mozambique in 1988.
8:48 am: Abrogation of Article 370 form Jammu and Kashmir is India’s international matter, says Nepal.
8:26 am: The Australian economy has recorded its weakest annual growth in a decade, official data released Wednesday showed, expanding just 1.4 percent in the year to June. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported the economy grew 0.4 percent between April and June compared with the previous quarter, a small increase driven by mining exports and government spending.
8:12 am: Ramesh Solanki, a member of Shiv Sena IT Cell has filed a complaint at LT Marg police station against Netflix "for defaming Hindus and India".
8:09 am: The governors of five US states - New Jersey, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware and Indiana -- are scheduled to visit India over the next few months to enhance economic ties with the country. They will be leading high-powered trade delegations comprising top businesses from their respective states.
7:59 am: The second de-orbiting manoeuvre for Chandrayan2 spacecraft was performed successfully today, beginning at 3:42 am as planned, using the on-board propulsion system. The duration of the maneuver was 9 seconds.
7:56 am: At least seven people have been killed in the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis has said, after the storm delivered a devastating blow to the islands. Minnis said an additional two individuals had died, saying "that would take the number of deaths to seven." "We can expect more deaths to be recorded," he added.
7:55 am: PM Narendra Modi arrives in Russia for 2-day visit, to meet President Vladimir Putin today.