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Pakistan Violated Ceasefire in Krishna Ghati Sector in Poonch
Pakistan violated ceasefire in KRISHNA GHATI sector in POONCH at about 11 am today. Indian Army is retaliating.
SC Issues Notices to Centre, Twitter, Google & YouTube
The Supreme Court has issued notices to Centre, Twitter, Google & YouTube on plea filed by Facebook for transfer of petitions pending in High Courts across the country that demand to interlink Aadhaar database with social media profiles for authentication of identity, to Supreme Court.
Next hearing is on 13 September.
Karnataka Gets a Cabinet as Ministers Take Oath in Bengaluru
KS Eshwarappa, C N Ashwath Narayan, Govind M Karjol and B Sriramulu take oath as Karnataka Cabinet Ministers, in the presence of Governor Vajubhai Vala and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, in Bengaluru.
AgustaWestland Money Laundering Case: Special Court in Delhi Defers the Hearing
A special court in Delhi defers the hearing on Enforcement Directorate plea seeking bail cancellation of Rajiv Saxena for 29 August in the AgustaWestland money laundering case.
Indian Air Force is a Technologically Advanced and Extremely Potent Force: Rajnath Singh
“Indian Air Force is a technologically advanced and extremely potent force, the recent offensive strike against terrorist outfits in our neighbourhood speaks volumes about the reach and lethality of the formidable arm of the Indian Armed Forces,” says Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh.
Chhattisgarh: Two Workers Killed in Jhilimili Coal Mines
Two workers killed, 4-5 workers feared trapped after a part of Jhilimili coal mines in Koriya district caves in; rescue work underway, police present at the spot.
Uttarakhand: Indo-Tibetan Border Police Conducts a Search & Rescue Operation
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is conducting search & rescue operation in Tikochi and Arakot in Uttarkashi district on the banks of river Tons, following cloudburst in the area. One body recovered, 4 vehicles feared trapped under debris.
National Highway 3 Blocked Due to a Landslide
National Highway 3 (Manali-Leh) blocked after a landslide occurred in Marhi near Rohtang, Kullu district. An oil tanker got stuck under a boulder following the landslide.
Zakir Naik Banned From Giving Speeches in Malaysia
A day after Zakir Naik was quizzed for over 10 hours by police for his remarks against Malaysian Hindus, the Islamic preacher has been banned from giving public speeches anywhere in Malaysia.
Section 144 Imposed in Areas Under 10 Police Stations of Jaipur
Section-144 of CRPC imposed in areas under 10 police stations of Jaipur, Rajasthan from 19 August 2019 to 21 August 2019, until further orders, in view of attempts by anti-social elements to disturb the communal harmony.
Former Raebareli Sadar MLA & Congress Leader Akhilesh Singh Passes Away
Senior Congress leader and former Raebareli Sadar MLA Akhilesh Singh passed away in Lucknow on Tuesday morning. He was suffering from cancer for a long time. His body will be taken to his village in Raebareli for last rites.
On World Humanitarian Day, UN Pays Tribute to Thousands of Aid Workers Killed
The United Nations has paid tribute on World Humanitarian Day to the thousands of aid workers who have been killed, injured, assaulted and kidnapped, saying the world has become a more dangerous place for those who risk their lives to help people in need.
MNS Party Withdraws Declaration Of Bandh
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has decided to withdraw the bandh they had initially announced on 22 August. The bandh was declared after ED had summoned MNS chief Raj Thackeray. The party called the bandh off as Thackeray requested party workers not to do anything that might create problems for public.
UP Govt Increases VAT on Petrol & Diesel
Prices of diesel and petrol increased by Rs 2.35 and 98 paisa respectively since midnight. Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol has been increased to 26.80% and 17.48% on diesel.
‘Environmental Tragedy’ as Canary Islands Fire out of Control
A fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an “environmental tragedy”.