Heavy downpour continues to hit several parts of the country and death toll due to flood-related incidents have risen to 225. Nearly 100 people have lost their lives only in Kerala, where a red alert has been issued in districts of Malappuram and Kozhikode, and Orange alert has been issued in districts of Idukki, Thrissur, Palakkad, Wayanad, Kannur, and Kasargod for Wednesday. Meanwhile, tight security arrangements have been put in place in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of Independence Day.
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4.20 pm: National Commission for Women takes suo-motu cognisance of the case in which 2 tribal women hockey players were reportedly found hanging from a tree by a single rope in Simdega, Jharkhand. NCW has asked DGP to investigate the matter & send a detailed report to the commission.
4.15 pm: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Deputy Commandant Harshpal Singh awarded Kirti Chakra for his role in a counter terrorist operation in Jammu and Kashmir in which three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed.
4.00 pm: Ministry of External Affairs (MEA): Vice President will visit Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia from 17th to 21st August 2019.
Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA): 102 deaths, 59 people missing, & 35 injured due to flood-related incidents across the state, between 8th August to 14th August. #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/9Ry1gz0E9x— ANI (@ANI) August 14, 2019
3.30 pm: AgustaWestland case: Christian Michel seeks regular bail in both cases filed against him by Enforcement Directorate (ED) & Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Michel is currently lodged in Delhi's Tihar Jail.
3.15 pm: Rahul Gandhi in a letter to the Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Shaktikanta Das: Almost a year back, Kerala witnessed the worst floods in over a century. I request RBI to take measures to extend the moratorium on repayment of loans by farmers to December 2019.
3:05 pm: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) expels former Himachal Pradesh Minister Anil Sharma from the party.
3:00 pm: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD): Red alert issued for Malappuram, Kozhikode, & Kannur for today.
2:50 pm: Former Jammu and Kashmir MLA, Rashid Engineer was produced before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court and has been sent to further custody of NIA till August 21.
#BREAKING | Former Jammu and Kashmir MLA, Rashid Engineer, was produced before the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court and has been sent to further custody of NIA till August 21, reports ANI
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2:45 pm: TMC MLAs Sabyasachi Dutta and Sovan Chatterjee likely to join Bharatiya Janata Party, today.
2:35 pm: Mumbai: Maharashtra CM, Devendra Fadnavis reviews preparedness for upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival, with senior police and civic officials & representatives from various Ganesh mandals.
2:20 pm: Indian Meteorological Department (IMD): Earthquake of magnitude 4.6 on Richter scale struck Eastern Xizang-India Border Region at 1:44 pm, today.
2:00 pm: 19 Indo-Tibetan Border Police officials to be conferred with Police Medals on Independence Day- 5 to be conferred with Police Medal for Gallantry, 4 with President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service and 10 to be conferred with Police Medal for Meritorious Service.
1:57 pm: President Ram Nath Kovind approves conferment of Correctional Service Medals on prison personnel-SA Shaikh, Subedar, Satara Dist Prison, N Hemantakumar Singh, Jailor, Manipur Central Jail, Sajiwa and Sanjay Gupta, Dy Superintendent Mondoli Prison HQ for Distinguished Service medal. 37 other prison personnel to receive Correctional Service Medals for Meritorious Service.
1:55 pm: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer on August 16.
1:50 pm: “All India Tennis Association(AITA) has written to International Tennis Federation(ITF) asking to change venue of upcoming Davis Cup or postpone it for some time until situation is bit sorted. In this situation, we can't go&play in Pakistan. We've mailed ITF regarding this,” ANI quoted sources as saying.
1:45 pm: Faridabad Police PRO: A suicide note has been recovered. Names of an inspector and another person are mentioned in the note. The family has filed a complaint, FIR registered.
1:30 pm: Security heightened in Guwahati ahead of Independence Day celebrations tomorrow. Security forces search railway station premises with the help of sniffer dogs.
1:18 pm: A 62-year-old elephant named Indira, belonging to Kollur Shree Mookambika Temple in Udupi district, died yesterday due to fever. The elephant was suffering from fever since last 20 days.
1:10 pm: On the basis of a viral video in which 3 police personnel were seen assaulting a minor, all 3 police personnel have been suspended with immediate effect, further investigation underway: Praful Thakur, Additional SP, Raipur.
Praful Thakur, Additional SP, Raipur: On the basis of a viral video in which 3 police personnel were seen assaulting a minor, all 3 police personnel have been suspended with immediate effect, further investigation underway. #Chhattisgarh pic.twitter.com/WyM89yqe1L— ANI (@ANI) August 14, 2019
1:05 pm: Fake news is being spread in name of DC Anantnag, Khalid Jehangir on social media. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has referred matter to Cyber Crime investigation team with directions to arrest miscreants involved: Dept of Information & Public Relations, Jammu & Kashmir.
12:50 pm: No exchange of sweets between Border Security Force and Pakistani Rangers at Attari-Wagah border on the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day.
No exchange of sweets between Border Security Force and Pakistani Rangers at Attari-Wagah border on the occasion of Pakistan Independence Day, reports ANI— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) August 14, 2019
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12:45 pm: Families of the people who died in the floods will get Rs 4 lakh: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
12:35 pm: Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to provide free ride to lady passengers on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan tomorrow; facility to be available in both AC and non-AC buses.
12:30 pm: Indian Air Force’s Wg Cdr Amit Ranjan, Sqn Ldrs Rahul Basoya, Pankaj Bhujade, BKN Reddy, Shashank Singh awarded Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry) for bombing Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camp in Pakistan’s Balakot town. All officers are Mirage 2000 fighter aircraft pilots.
12:20 pm: The annual rate of inflation, based on monthly Wholesale Price Index (WPI), stood at 1.08% (provisional) for the month of July, 2019 (over July ,2018) as compared to 2.02% (provisional) for the previous month and 5.27% during the corresponding month of the previous year.
12:05 pm: Mashaal Malik, wife of arrested separatist leader Mohammad Yasin Malik, addressed a flag hoisting ceremony in Islamabad, on Pakistan's Independence Day today: Pakistan media.
11:50 am: Law order situation is totally under control. There have been localised incidents in various parts of Srinagar district and other districts, which had been contained&dealt with locally. There have been no major injuries: J-K ADGP Munir Khan.
11:30 am: Advocate C S Vaidyanathan, appearing for a Hindu party, says "Wiliiam Foster published a book 'Early Travels in India' which contains accounts of seven English travellers to India. The books describe Ayodhya and building of Ram temple".
11:22 am: Law order situation is totally under control. There have been localised incidents in various parts of Srinagar district and other districts, which had been contained&dealt with locally. There have been no major injuries: J&K Addnl Director General of Police, Law & Order, Munir Khan.
11:20 am: The UP government has sought details of four cases against BJP legislator Sangeet Som, including the one related to a fake but inflammatory video uploaded on social media in which he has already been given a clean chit, a senior Muzaffarnagar district official said on Wednesday.
11:15 am: 70 crest gates of Prakasam Barrage have been lifted, with huge inflows of floodwater reaching the reservoir from Pulichintala project on Krishna river.
11:10 am: A PIL moved in Delhi High Court regarding Uniform Minimum Age of Marriage. Petition stated that the different Minimum Age of Marriage for Men (21) & Women (18) is against the Gender Equality, Gender Justice & Dignity of Women.
11:05 am: Rajnikanth offered prayers at the Sri Devarajaswami temple, early morning today, in Kanchipuram as the idol of Lord Athi Varadar is turned to standing position. The idol is taken out once in 40 years from the temple pond.
10:50 am: Ayodhya land case | Hearing in the case has started in Supreme Court. It is the 6th day of the day-to-day hearing in the case.
10:45 am: 95 people have died since August 8 in flood-related incidents in Kerala, 34 people injured. 59 still missing.
10:35 am: I know this government has love for Kashmir, but not for Kashmiris. I know it has love for the land but no love for those who live there. It loves power but not justice. They only want to retain power. But I shall remind that no one lives or rules for eternity: Akbaruddin Owaisi.
10:20 am: Indian Air Force's (IAF) Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to be conferred with Vir Chakra on Independence Day.