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 escalated between India and Pakistan with the former scrapping the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, monsoon flood is wreaking havoc in several states, including Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Odisha, across India. Former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to Delhi AIIMS on August 9, is still on life support and said to be "critical". 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:
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from his two-day state visit to Bhutan. External Affairs Minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar receives him at the airport. pic.twitter.com/1NOdIJjyGR— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2019
4.45 pm: Himachal Pradesh: A truck rolled down a gorge on National Highway-3 in Kallor area of Bilaspur today. Rescue operation underway.
BS Hooda, Congress: When govt does something right I support them. Many of my colleagues opposed the decision to abrogate #Article370, my party has lost its way, it's not the same Congress it used to be. When it comes to patriotism & self-respect, I'll not compromise with anyone. pic.twitter.com/0I9DGmvDHW— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2019
4.15 pm: PM of Bhutan (Dr.) Lotay Tshering in Paro, Bhutan: We are happy to report that Narendra Modi visited us for 2 days. It was a successful visit. Successful as we all are very happy,we could give what he wanted,we could get what we wanted,mainly in terms of heart to heart connection
4.00 pm: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath anounce ex-gratia amount of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of the journalist and his brother, who were shot dead in Saharanpur, today.
3.45 pm: Tamil Nadu: MDMK General Secretary & Rajya Sabha MP, Vaiko admitted to a hospital in Madurai.
3.30 pm: Delhi: Excise Dept of Govt of National Capital Territory (GNCT) raided two locations- RSVP Night Club at Radisson Blu Hotel in Dwarka & NIV Art Culture in Neb Sarai, y'day as liquor was being sold&served without valid licence. 639 bottles&pints of liquor&beer seized.
3.15 pm: Uttarakhand: State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team helps pilgrims cross damaged path on the route of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.
3.00 pm: Samajwadi Party leader and Former Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav: Yeh Uttar Pradesh jo 'Uttam Pradesh' kehlaya jana chahiye tha aaj 'Hatya Pradesh' kaha ja raha hai. Yahan hatyayein lagataar ho rahi hain.
02:43 pm: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia visited former finance minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) today.
02:30 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for Delhi from Paro International Airport after concluding a two-day visit to Bhutan.
02:00 pm: Tamil Nadu Minister D Jayakumar on milk price hike: Milk producers are saying they are facing losses. In order to address their concerns, we have hiked the price of milk in the state.
01:51 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a cultural program at Tashichhoedzong Palace in Thimphu.
01:39 pm: Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred at 1158 hours today in India-Myanmar border region.
12:44 pm: Bhiwadi lynching case: Family of victim Harish Jatav continue to protest with body of Jatav's father who committed suicide after son's death. Protesters also clash with Police.
12:10 pm: Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar offered prayers at a gurudwara in Panchkula today before kicking off 'Jan Aashirwad Yatra'.
11:33 am: Movement of vehicular traffic has stopped near Chamba bus stand after a portion of the road was damaged due to continuous rainfall in Himachal Pradesh.
11:21 am: Fire breaks out at Women & Child Hospital, Geedam in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district today; no casualties reported, fire under control.
11:15 am: PM Narendra Modi arrives at National Memorial Chorten in Bhutan capital Thimpu.
Bhutan: PM Narendra Modi at National Memorial Chorten in Thimpu pic.twitter.com/15wtZETheA— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2019
10:40 am: National Highway 5 blocked after landslide and heavy rain in Himachal Pradesh's Ribba and Kinnaur; portion of a road damaged in Balichowki area of Mandi.
10:06 am: Cabinet expansion in Karnataka will be done on August 20, there will be no BJP legislative party meeting, it will be after 3-4 days, says Yediyurappa.
09:51 am: Karnataka hone tapping case will be handed over to the CBI. Many leaders including Congress legislative party leader have demanded a probe in this issue, says Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.
09:48 am: RSS Chief Mohan paid visit to former Union Minister Arun Jaitley, who is admitted at Delhi AIIMS.
09:40 am: PM Modi addresses students in Bhutan, welcomes scientists to India for launching satellite. READ HERE
09:33 am: Bhutan has understood the spirit of harmony, togetherness and compassion. This very spirit radiated from the adorable children who lined the streets to welcome me yesterday. I will always remember their smiles, says PM Narendra Modi.
09:31 am: Two people including National Students' Union of India(NSUI) district president Manish Kumar Singh shot at by bike borne assailants in Bihar's Arrah, both admitted to hospital in critical condition.
09:25 am: Much of what I wrote in my book 'Exam Warriors' is influenced by teachings of Lord Buddha, especially the importance of positivity, overcoming fear and living in oneness, be it with the present moment or with mother nature: PM Modi in Bhutan.
09:22 am: India is home to world's largest healthcare scheme, Ayushman Bharat, which offers health assurance to 500 million Indians. India has among the cheapest data connectivity in the world, which is directly and indirectly empowering millions, says Prime Minister Modi.
09:18 am: It is natural that the people of Bhutan and India experience great attachment to each other, as we are close not just due to our geography. Our history, culture and spiritual traditions have created unique and deep bonds between our peoples and nations: PM Modi.
09:14 am: PM Narendra Modi addresses students at Royal University of Bhutan, in Thimpu: Anyone visiting Bhutan is struck as much by its natural beauty as by the warmth and simplicity of its people.
PM Narendra Modi at Royal University of Bhutan, in Thimpu: Anyone visiting Bhutan is struck as much by its natural beauty as by the warmth and simplicity of its people pic.twitter.com/Xz9qsmE5XP— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2019
08:45 am: National Highway 3 between Manali and Kullu partially damaged due to landslide and heavy rain. Movement of heavy vehicles stopped, light vehicles still plying.
08:30 am: Independent MLA Anant Singh, who was found to keep AK-47 earlier this week, fled from his residence when Police reached to arrest him.
08:11 am: Ladakh leaders urge Centre to declare it tribal area to protect its identity.
08:09 am: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu holds talks with Lithuanian counterpart Gitanas Nauseda; discusses bilateral ties, regional issues.
07:45 am: A 28-year-old man was arrested from Bawana for allegedly making a hoax bomb call at the IGI Airport in New Delhi.
07:28 am: BJP's Hans Raj Hans speaks in JNU on Article 370 abrogation, says "Let's pray everything remains peacefull... we are suffering for mistakes committed by our past generations...I suggest to change the name of this institute to MNU, afterall their should be something named after Modi Ji".
#WATCH Delhi: BJP's Hans Raj Hans speaks in JNU on Article 370 abrogation. Says "Dua karo sab aman se rahein, bomb na chale....Hamare buzurgon ne galatiyan ki hain hum bhugat rahe hain...Main kehta hoon iska naam MNU kar do, Modi ji ke naam pe bhi to kuch hona chahiye..." (17.08) pic.twitter.com/gejRVIXhZa— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2019
07:20 am: Delhi received heavy rainfall last night. Visuals of waterlogged street, in front of Municipal Corporation of Delhi Civic Center.
Delhi: The national capital received rainfall last night. Visuals of waterlogged street, in front of Municipal Corporation of Delhi Civic Center. pic.twitter.com/fY3YzEAnoI— ANI (@ANI) August 18, 2019
07:12 am: Pakistan lodging fake FIRs against terrorists to mislead FATF: Reports.
06:36 am: Israel shoots down 2 out of 3 rockets fired from Gaza.
06:30 am: At least 40 people have been killed and more than 100 others are wounded in the blast at Kabul wedding: TOLO News.