Hello and welcome to Sunday’s live blog. From politics to sports to entertainment, the Internet is buzzing with the breaking news and headlines from across the globe. While tension has been escalated between India and Pakistan with the former scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, BJP veteran Arun Jaitley is said to be in a critical condition at AIIMS, Delhi. Here in this segment, 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:
8.00 pm: BJP legislature party meeting to be held at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on 20 August. Cabinet expansion will be done later in the day.
7.45 pm: Himachal Pradesh: Floodwater enters residential areas of Bhuntar in Kullu district, after heavy rainfall in the region.
7.30 pm: Dr MM Kalburgi murder case: Special Investigation Team (SIT) files chargesheet against 6 persons- Amol Kale, Ganesh Miskin, Praveen Prakash Chatur, Vasudev Bhagavan Suryavamshi, Sharad Kalaskar & Amith Ramchandra Baddi
7.15 pm: Umaria: 4-months-old tiger died at Bandhavgarh National Park late last night. It was reportedly abandoned by its mother & rescued by Park authorities for treatment a week ago.
7.00 pm: Defence Spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand: Indian Army troops have inflicted heavy damage to Pakistan Army posts and casualties to Pakistan Army soldiers in response to ceasefire violations by Pakistan in Nowshera sector.
Picture of Indian Army Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa who lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in NOWSHERA Sector, RAJOURI, #JammuAndKashmir, earlier today. 35-yr-old Sandeep Thapa belonged to Rajawala village of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, & is survived by his wife, Nisha Thapa pic.twitter.com/DRac8PkZqf— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2019
6.30 pm: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa called on Union Home Minister Amit Shah today and discussed flood-situation in the state and other issues.
6.06 pm: Manipur: Thoubal Police busts a drug manufacturing unit at Moijing Awang Leikai and seizes 184.644 Kg of suspected heroin. Value of the seized drugs is estimated around 160 crores in the international market
6.00 pm: BJP Ladakh MP, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, to ANI: We'll invite PM Modi & Amit Shah & wait for them to give us dates. We're planning a grand celebration for them & all those who made separate status for Ladakh possible. We've waited 70 years for this moment.
5.45 pm: Ghaziabad: Body of a 7-year-old girl found in a sack in Abhay Khand. A case of her abduction was earlier registered in Khora police station. Body sent for post-mortem.
5.30 pm: Delhi: A fire has broken out on first and second floor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Fire brigade present at the spot.
5.15 pm: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat expresses grief on the death of Indian Army Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera Sector, Rajouri (J&K), earlier today. CM says all possible help will be provided to his family by the state Government.
5.00 pm: DC, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh: People are requested not to go near the rivers and nallas, and also to avoid travelling beyond Manali towards Lahaul as traffic has been stopped at Manali as a preventive measure.
Bhutan: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Simtokha Dzong in Semtokha. Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tshering is accompanying him pic.twitter.com/LnYMt7720N— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2019
4.30 pm: SAMBA: Two brothers were swept away in water while crossing an overflowing stream. One rescued by locals & admitted to hospital, search for the other underway by State Disaster Response Force (SDRF).
4.15 pm: Uttarkashi: Traffic movement halted on part of Gangotri Highway near Army camp in Harsil after boulders fell on the road. Border Road Organisation (BRO) conducting road clearance operation.
4.00 pm: Mumbai: FIR filed against a man under The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 & IPC Section 498-A (subjecting a married woman to cruelty), at Nagpada Police Station on complaint of a lady who alleged her husband gave her instant Triple Talaq. Probe underway.
3.45 pm: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa meets Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi.
03:32 pm: Farmers block National Highway-5 in Bhattakufer near Shimla as apple fruit market is closed today due to labourers' strike.
03:06 pm: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed the situation in flood-affected areas of Odisha's Balangir district today.
02:56 pm: President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind visited and offered prayers at Bapu Kuti, Sevagram Ashram in Maharashtra today.
02:51 pm: Two people stuck in flooded Beas river were later rescued by local teams of district disaster authority, police and fire brigade in Manali.
02:30 pm: Pakistan PM Imran Khan today held the first meeting of the special committee formed by him and headed by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi regarding response from the other countries about Pakistan's Kashmir strategy.
02:19 pm: Andhra Pradesh Governor, Biswabhusan Harichandan conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected East and West Godavari districts.
01:55 pm: A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking direction to declare the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Act, 2019 (UAPA) "unconstitutional".
01:54 pm: Section 144 has been relaxed in Kishtwar for the entire day.
01:50 pm: Heavy rain likely to occur at isolated places over coastal Karnataka on Saturday: IMD.
01:32 pm: Lucknow's Hazratganj Chauraha intersection was renamed as Atal Chowk after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee yesterday.
01:13 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets Indian diaspora at Taj Tashi in Thimphu.
01:10 pm: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves setting up of a committee under Chairmanship of Director General (Acquisition) to review Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 and Defence Procurement Manual (DPM) 2009. The Committee has been given 6 months to submit its recommendations.
01:06 pm: Lance Naik Sandeep Thapa has lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Nowshera Sector, Rajouri; firing underway: Indian Army
12:40 pm: BSP chief Mayawati paid visit to former finance minister Arun Jaitley at Delhi AIIMS.
12:22 pm: How Indian government develops one of its regions is an internal matter, if the neighbours have a problem with it, we can do nothing. Ladakh is an integral part of India, it's one of India's invaluable jewels, how to handle it is an internal matter of India, says Jamyang Tsering Namgyal.
12:17 pm: BJP MP from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal on UNSC discussion on Kashmir: I'm happy that due to the decision taken under Modi ji's leadership, Ladakh is being discussed in UN. Earlier when Congress was in power, Ladakh was not even discussed in Parliament let alone the UN.
BJP MP from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal on UNSC discussion on Kashmir: I'm happy that due to the decision taken under Modi ji's leadership, Ladakh is being discussed in UN. Earlier when Congress was in power, Ladakh was not even discussed in Parliament let alone the UN. pic.twitter.com/BaDDbLgBm1— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2019
12:16 pm: Pakistan violated ceasefire in Nowshera Sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri at 6:30 am today.
11:47 am: Water-logging in parts of Kolkata after rainfall in the city.
11:36 am: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan conducted aerial survey of flood affected Balangir, Kalahandi, Boudh, Sonepur districts of Odisha. BJP MPs Sangita Singh Deo and Basant Kumar Panda also present.
11:32 am: Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra joins Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of party leaders Manoj Tiwari and Vijay Goel.
11:27 am: Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives at the residence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, for a Group of Ministers (GOM) meeting in Delhi.
11:20 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a Guard of Honour in Paro, Bhutan. He was received by Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering on his arrival at Paro International Airport.
11:15 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at Paro International Airport, he is on a two-day state visit to Bhutan.
10:22 am: MoS Jitendra Singh reaches Delhi AIIMS to enquire about the health of Arun Jaitley.
09:49 am: Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat passed away at a hospital in Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur last night.
Chhattisgarh: Padma Shri awardee Damodar Ganesh Bapat passed away at a hospital in Bilaspur, last night. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/O3oMgNXvOR— ANI (@ANI) August 17, 2019
09:23 am: National Highway (NH) 154 in Himachal Pradesh blocked after a tree fell on the highway near Tattal, Nurpur in Kangra district.
09:07 am: A Special Investigation Team (SIT) will be constituted to investigate the Pehlu Khan case. The SIT will submit its report within 15 days, says Rajasthan Chief Minister's Office (CMO).
09:01 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi emplanes for Bhutan. During this important visit, PM Modi will take part in several programmes. This visit would further cement the bond between India and Bhutan.
The Prime Minister emplanes for Bhutan.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 17, 2019
During this important visit, PM will take part in several programmes. This visit would further cement the bond between India and Bhutan. pic.twitter.com/YwAeC4Kcfh
08:44 am: In view of the ongoing heavy rains and extreme climatic conditions across Himachal Pradesh's Kangra, district administration has asked authorities to keep all schools and educational institutions shut on Saturday.
08:31 am: A Group of Ministers (GOM) including Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar will attend a meeting scheduled to be held at Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's residence later today.
07:48 am: US believes that India and US have a unique opportunity to move forward together, for the good of both of our peoples, the Indo-Pacific region and the world, says US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan.
07:30 am: US State Department: Deputy Secretary John J Sullivan met Indian Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in New Delhi, today. Both discussed a range of issues, including regional security, advancing peace in Afghanistan and expanding US-India trade and investment ties.