After some Congress leaders came out in support of the Centre's decision to scrap provisions of Article 370, the party has convened a meeting today of all its general secretaries, in-charge of states, and state party unit chiefs to discuss the issue in detail. Congress Legislative Party leaders in state assemblies, AICC department heads and all MPs of the party along with frontal organisation heads will meet and strategise the party's stand on the issue moving forward. Meanwhile, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav will hold state-wide protests to highlight the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
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Supreme Court Unit of the AICC (All India Congress Committee) Legal, human rights and RTI department endorses and supports "the decision whereby the two union territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir have been created."— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) August 9, 2019
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6.45 pm: Jammu & Kashmir: DG CRPF, Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar assesses the deployment of CRPF troops in the downtown area of Srinagar.
6.30 pm: Sushma Chauhan, Deputy Magistrate (DM) Jammu District: Section 144 (gathering of more than 4 people banned) withdrawn from Jammu Municipal limits. All school, and colleges to open tomorrow (August 10).
Delhi: Police has nabbed 9 members of the Neeraj Bawana gang. pic.twitter.com/jPP6EMKOjR— ANI (@ANI) August 9, 2019
6.00 pm: Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Muneer Khan in Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir: In Jammu, situation is normal. In Kashmir, situation is under control. All steps necessary to maintain law and order will be taken.
5.45 pm: Saradha scam case: Calcutta High Court extends interim suspension on Rajiv Kumar's arrest warrant till August 20.
5.30 pm: West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee met West Bengal Governor, Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan, today.
5.15 pm: Vijay Gokhale, Foreign Secretary on being asked if there will be a review of the Doklam incident during PM Modi's visit to Bhutan: Obviously we will review defence and security matters with Bhutan that include situation along the India-Bhutan boundary.
5.00 pm: Ahmed Patel, KC Venugopal, and A K Anthony leave after meeting Sonia Gandhi at her residence.
4.30 pm: Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment goes to 'Badhaai Ho' (Hindi).
4.15 pm: Vijay Gokhale Foreign Secretary: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to roll out RuPay Cards in Bhutan during his state visit on 17-18 August.
4.00 pm: Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court issues Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) against businessman Ratul Puri in AgustaWestland money laundering case.
3.45 pm: 66th National film Awards 2018: Award for best actress goes to Keerthy Suresh for Mahanati.
3.30 pm: Babri Masjid- Ram Janmabhoomi land dispute case: SC rejecting submissions of senior advocate Dr Rajiv Dhavan representing one of the Muslim parties, seeking a direction that hearing should not be for five days. SC says, "Hearing in the case to be 5 days, from Monday to Friday."
3.15 pm: 66th National film Awards 2018: Award for best actor goes to Ayushmann Khurrana for Badhaai Ho and Vicky Kaushal for Uri.
Delhi: Senior Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader G. Vivekanand joins Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Minister of State for Home Affairs, G. Kishan Reddy and K Laxman, BJP Telangana President. pic.twitter.com/NaYGinW6jx— ANI (@ANI) August 9, 2019
2:50 pm: After Pakistan banned the screening of Indian films, All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) wrote to PM Modi demanding a ban on Pakistani artists, diplomats & bilateral relations with Pakistan and its people.
2:40 pm: Maharashtra Congress leader Nana Patole demands FIR against Chief Minister & other ministers under Maharashtra Disaster Management law of 2005, for negligence In tackling the disaster situation in Maharashtra.
2:30 pm: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee while returning from Airport stopped her convoy & asked traffic police to allow the movement of cars which were stopped at Service road for smooth movement of her convoy.
2:20 pm: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) continues rescue operations in Sirol area of Kolhapur.
2:10 pm: A special court in Delhi has sent Businessman SS Babu in judicial custody till 23rd August in connection with a money laundering case related to Moin Qureshi. His bail plea will be heard on 17th August.
2:00 pm: India Meteorological Dept (IMD) issues Red alert for 9 districts of Kerala for today. Red alert issued for Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Malappuram, Kozhikode, Wayanad, Kannur and Kasargod districts.
1:50 pm: BCCI to now come under the ambit of NADA (National Anti-Doping Agency). Sports Secretary RS Julaniya says "BCCI does not have discretion to say no. All are same, everyone has to follow the same rules"
1:40 pm: In Payal Tadvi suicide case, Bombay High Court grants bail to the 3 accused doctors-Bhakti Mehre, Hema Ahuja & Ankita Khandelwal.The three will have to submit a surety of Rs 2 Lakh & appear before crime branch every alternate day. They will not be allowed to go inside Nair Hospital.
1:30 pm: NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) distributes biscuits and other food items among flood-affected people in Bhilawadi town of Sangli district in Maharashtra.
1:25 pm: A total of 6 bodies have been recovered so far, from Meppadi in Wayanad district, where a landslide occurred yesterday.
1:20 pm: Indian Navy opens its airport INS Garuda for civil aircraft operations in Kochi due to non-availability of the civilian airport there, says Navy Spokesperson Captain DK Sharma.
1:12 pm: Fire broke out in a room on the third floor at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital in Delhi, after a short circuit in an air conditioner. 5 fire tenders had rushed to the spot. Fire under control now.
1:10 pm: The current situation in Jammu Division is under control and there is peace. Rumors regarding removal of some district is totally baseless and one FIR regarding this is being registered in Samba District: Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner Jammu
1:05 pm: UN Convention to Combat Desertification (COP 14) is being organised in New Delhi from 2 to 14 September.More than 100 countries will participate.The programme is about how to combat desertification: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar
1:00 pm: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval visited downtown Srinagar today & spent over 2 hours in the area. He interacted with troops and locals & also had lunch with CRPF personnel.
12:50 pm: CPI(M) General Secretary, Sitaram Yechury has been stopped at Srinagar Airport. He had arrived in J&K to meet members of his party's unit, there.
12:45 pm: A High-level meeting is underway at Ministry of Home Affairs over situation of flood across country, especially Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat & Maharashtra. MoS Home Nityanand Rai is holding the meeting with NDRF DG, Disaster Dept officials, Air Force&Army representatives.
12:40 pm: Schools reopened in Udhampur today. Deputy Commissioner of Udhampur Piyush Singla says, “Section 144 is still imposed, but with some exceptions in certain areas. Security plan is in place. Vulnerable areas are being monitored closely. Markets are also open from 11 AM to 5 PM”.
J&K: Schools reopened in Udhampur today. Deputy Commissioner of Udhampur Piyush Singla says,“Section 144 is still imposed, but with some exceptions in certain areas. Security plan is in place. Vulnerable areas are being monitored closely. Markets are also open from 11 AM to 5 PM” pic.twitter.com/V2wgZOkBjB— ANI (@ANI) August 9, 2019
12:35 am: People moving around freely around Srinagar.
12:25 pm: Latest visuals from Srinagar as people move about for their daily chores.
Jammu and Kashmir: Latest visuals from Srinagar as people move about for their daily chores. pic.twitter.com/sVrmaxK8gz— ANI (@ANI) August 9, 2019
12:20 pm: A Special Delhi court extends till August 23, the interim protection from arrest to P Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis cases filed by CBI and ED. Matter has been adjourned to 23rd August for bail applications and 6th September for cognizance.
12:20 pm: Delhi's Tis Hazari Court frames rape and other charges against accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar for allegedly raping a minor.
12:15 pm: Bhubaneswar Kalita, senior Congress leader who resigned from Rajya Sabha and quit the party, to join BJP today.
12:05 pm: BJP President & Home Minister Amit Shah appoints BJP National General Secretary Om Prakash Mathur as Election In-charge, Bihar Minister Nand Kishore Yadav as Election Co-Incharge, for the upcoming Jharkhand Assembly Elections.
12:00 pm: BJP President & Home Minister Amit Shah appoints Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar as Election In-charge, Uttar Pradesh Minister Bhupendra Singh as Election Co-Incharge, for the upcoming Haryana Assembly Elections.
11:55 am: BJP President & Home Minister Amit Shah appoints Union Minister Prakash Javadekar as Election In-charge, Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri & Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai as Election Co-Incharge, for the upcoming Delhi Assembly Elections.
11:35 am: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman holds a National Council Meeting with members of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
11:25 am: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa visited relief camps in Mudhol today.
11:26 am: 60 people have been rescued by NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) today from Puthumala near Meppadi in Wayanad.
10:45 am: An encounter broke out between troops of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), state police and naxals, earlier today in the forest area of Tholkobera in Gudri, the bordering area of Khunti district. Body of a Naxal recovered; arms and ammunition seized.
10:35 am: Ayodhya land case: Hearing in the case has started in Supreme Court. It is the 4th day of the day-to-day hearing in the case.
10:00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a state visit to Bhutan on 17-18 August.
9:50 am: Six Air India Express flights have been rescheduled due to operational reasons.
9:45 am: 54 people have been rescued by NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) from Puthumala near Meppadi in Wayanad. Approximately 100 people have been rescued so far.
Landslide in Wayanad: 54 people have been rescued by NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) from Puthumala near Meppadi in Wayanad. Approximately 100 people have been rescued so far. #KeralaRain https://t.co/5A4qwUPZLp— ANI (@ANI) August 9, 2019
9:20 am: 12 rescue teams of Navy left last night for Sangli by road after airlift was aborted due to unfavorable weather conditions in Kolhapur and Sangli. Police escorts were provided for a green corridor till Sangli.
9:00 am: Nine members of gangster Neeraj Bawana gang arrested by Delhi Police. Three luxury cars and substantial amount of arms and ammunition seized.
8:35 am: Animal statues on the Kalingapatnam beach got washed away in the sea following a rise in the water level, yesterday.
8:00 am: Swati Shigwan, a 31-year-old dentist committed suicide at her residence in Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) area in Andheri, yesterday. Case registered, investigation underway.