Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will be in Delhi today to hold talks with party president Amit Shah and finalise the much awaited expansion of his cabinet. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the petitions posing legal challenges to the Centre’s decision to scrap provisions of Article 370 which abrogated special status to Jammu and Kashmir and subsequent measures putting restrictions on the working of media in the region.
Check all the LIVE UPDATE here:
11.50 pm: Former Union minister Arun Jaitley is still critical but stable: AIIMS sources
11.15 pm: Home Minister Amit Shah reaches AIIMS to meet former Union Minister Arun Jaitley.
08:28 pm: Fire breaks out at a warehouse in Delhi's Ghitorni, 4 fire tenders at the spot.
08:12 pm: One dead and 17 injured after being struck by lightning near Victoria Memorial in Kolkata.
07:44 pm: Veteran cricketer Rahul Dravid visisted the residence of former cricketer VB Chandrasekhar who passed away in Chennai yesterday.
07:29 pm: AK-47 rifle recovered from the residence of Independent MLA from Mokama, Anant Kumar Singh, in a raid by Police.
07:19 pm: Moderate to heavy rainfall is continuing at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal and Rajasthan; light to moderate rainfall is continuing at isolated places over Odisha, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Coastal Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh.
06:24 pm: Malaysian media quotes PM Dr Mahathir Mohamad: Permanent Resident status of televangelist Dr Zakir Naik (file pic) can be revoked should it be proven that his actions have harmed the country’s well-being. Police are investigating.
06:00 pm: Kapil Dev, Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC): Ravi Shastri to continue as Indian Cricket Team's (Senior Men) Head Coach.
05:17 pm: Water logging in parts of West Bengal capital Kolkata following heavy rainfall in the city.
04:34 pm: Due to heavy rain and lightning, flight operations have been disrupted at Kolkata Airport. Four incoming flights are already on hold. More than 5 flights are waiting to depart.
03:55 pm: AIIMS, Delhi is expected to issue a medical bulletin on Arun Jaitley's health update soon.
03:40 pm: After his Jind rally in Haryana, Union Minister Amit Shah is likely to meet former finance minister Arun Jaitley at Delhi AIIMS.
03:22 pm: Preventive detentions are being reviewed and appropriate decisions will be made based on law and order assessments. The govt's focus is on the earliest return to normalcy while ensuring that terrorist forces are given no opportunity to wreak havoc as in the past - the J-K Chief Secretary concluded.
03:17 pm: 12 out of 22 districts are functioning normally with some limited restrictions in 5 districts. The measures put in place has ensured that there has not been a single loss of life, Subrahmanyam stated.
03:14 pm: Schools will be opened after the weekend area by area. Movement of public transport to be made operational. Govt offices are functional from today. Telecom connectivity will be gradually eased and restored in a phased manner - J-K Chief Secretary briefs media.
03:12 pm: Steps consequently taken included restrictions on free movement and telecom connectivity prevention of large gathering, closure of schools and colleges. A few preventive detentions of individuals were also made in accordance with provisions of law to maintain law and order: Subrahmanyam.
03:10 pm: In implementing decision taken last fortnight,cross-border terrorism required Govt to put in place certain preventing steps. Important factor was credible inputs that such organisations were planning to undertake strikes in Jammu and Kashmir in immediate future, says J-K Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam.
03:06 pm: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary briefs the media in Srinagar.
02:56 pm: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat has confirmed the decision of a General Court Martial to dismiss a Major General from Army in connection with a sexual harassment case.
02:25 pm: After independence, the then home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel unified India, and now the present Home Minister Amit Shah has done the same by revoking Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.
02:21 pm: With United Nations sessions to commence shortly, Pakistan can play victim card and with hope that 'escalating ceasefire violations may invite due attention, says Indian Army.
02:05 pm: Indian Army Sources: Pakistan has upscaled 'ceasefire violations' both in terms of weapon and area in last few days. Immediate aim appears to show Kashmir as potential flashpoint to seek world attention.
02:01 pm: Article 370 was a hurdle in the way of Sardar Patel's dream of one India. The work that Congress Governments couldn't do in 70 years in the greed of vote bank, PM Modi did in 75 days.
01:58 pm: BJP President and Home Minister Amit Shah in Jind (Haryana): We are again going to form government in Haryana, with 2/3rd majority.
01:52 pm: West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has received CBI notice to appear before it today in connection with the case of Jago Bangla, the mouthpiece newspaper of the party.
01:47 pm: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis unveiled the model of coaches for Mumbai Metro Line-3.
01:44 pm: Schools and other educational institutions to reopen in Kashmir valley from August 19: Sources.
01:40 pm: Ayodhya land case: Hearing in the case has started in Supreme Court. It is the 7th day of the day-to-day hearing in the case.
01:34 pm: Congress leaders from Maharashtra meet Interim Congress President, Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.
01:22 pm: Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik directs Civil Secretariat Srinagar and government offices to resume normal functioning from today: All India Radio.
01:12 pm: Ruchira Kamboj, India's Ambassador to Bhutan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bhutan (on 17-18 Aug) may be seen as a continuum leading to a strengthened India-Bhutan partnership. 10 MoUs will be signed between the two countries & there will be five inaugurations.
01:08 pm: District Administration demolishes wall of a resort belonging to Abdullah Azam Khan, son of Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan, over illegal construction in Rampur.
12:52 pm: Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gaurav Ahluwalia today over alleged ceasefire violations.
12:25 pm: Former New Zealand coach Mike Hesson arrives at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters for Indian cricket team's head coach interview in Mumbai. He is one of the six candidates shortlisted by BCCI.
11:44 am: John Sullivan, Deputy Secretary, US Department of State met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar & discussed the deep convergences of strategic relationship in Delhi.
11:18 am: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and President Ram Nath Kovind to visit former finance minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley, who is admitted at Delhi AIIMS.
10:50 am: IndiGo says, "In view of the current security situation in Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), we have extended a full fee waiver on cancellation/rescheduling for all flights to/from Srinagar till 23 August 2019".
10:30 am: Former cricketer Kapil Dev arrives at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters to conduct interview for Indian cricket team's head coach in Mumbai. He is a member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) for appointing Head Coach for Indian cricket team.
Maharashtra: Former cricketer Kapil Dev arrives at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters to conduct interview for Indian cricket team's head coach in Mumbai. He is a member of Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) for appointing Head Coach for Indian cricket team. pic.twitter.com/SClqPg2p0M— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2019
09:50 am: President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Former Finance Minister and BJP leader, Arun Jaitely who is admitted at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), today. He was admitted to AIIMS on 9th August due to breathing problems.
09:30 am: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa will be in Delhi for two days during which he would hold talks with party president Amit Shah and finalise the much awaited expansion of his cabinet.
09:20 am: Former India fielding coach Robin Singh arrives at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters for Indian cricket team's head coach interview in Mumbai. He is one of the six candidates shortlisted by BCCI for the post.
Maharashtra: Former India fielding coach Robin Singh arrives at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) headquarters for Indian cricket team's head coach interview in Mumbai. He is one of the six candidates shortlisted by BCCI for the post. pic.twitter.com/0HJ8Z7KsEE— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2019