Hello and welcome to Friday'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 to Jammu and Kashmir, 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:
7.00 pm: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Sources: Fifteen Officers & officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation have been awarded the “Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation" for the year 2019.
6.30 pm: Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) on Jerusalem Ads On Tirupati Bus Tickets: Tickets withdrawn duly taking sentiments of the devotees. An enquiry has been ordered to probe into this matter&to elicit further information & to avoid recurrence of such incidents
6.00 pm: KATHUA: Each WhatsApp group admin shall immediately enable message uploading status to ‘only admins can send messages’ from today for two months till October 21, the order by District Magistrate said.
5.30 pm: Kathua: In order to check and keep a vigil over rumor mongering on social networking sites, District Magistrate, Dr. Raghav Langer, has asked the administrators of social media groups to register their groups with SHO concerned, immediately.
5.00 pm: Jammu and Kashmir Police: Director General of Police (J&K), Dilbag Singh, sanctions scholarship of Rs 2.67 lakh for 32 wards of Police martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the nation.
4.30 pm: Vellampalli Srinivas: TDP&BJP leaders are trying to level baseless allegations on CM for every small issue & trying to create untoward situations. We'll take action against all those who are purporting the vicious propaganda & trying to blame the state for such sensitive issues.
4.00 pm: SpiceJet: SpiceJet Q400 aircraft was operating flight SG-1035 (Bangalore-Mangalore) today. During pushback, a cabin crew suffered minor bruise. As a precaution, pilots took aircraft back to bay. She was declared fit to fly by doctor but was given rest.Another crew operated flight
03:02 pm: RJD's Tejashwi Yadav on P Chidambaram: For a long time we have been saying that CBI and ED are working like BJP's party cell. Opposition leaders are being targeted. This is all political vendetta. We trust our judiciary and I am sure justice will be done.
02:33 pm: PM Narendra Modi addresses the Indian community at UNESCO HQ in Paris, France.
WATCH: PM Narendra Modi addresses the Indian community at UNESCO HQ in Paris,France https://t.co/mv6WJygk3f— ANI (@ANI) August 23, 2019
02:00 pm: Aircel Maxis case: Special Court reserved the order on anticipatory bail plea of P Chidambaram and Karti Chidambaram till September 3, also extended their interim protection till then.
01:30 pm: Terror alert in Tamil Nadu after Intel inputs of six Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists' intrusion. Click here for details
01:24 pm: Five Indian Air Force (IAF) officers found guilty in February 27 Srinagar chopper crash.
01:16 pm: Pakistan violated ceasefire along the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Naushera sector.
01:10 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets France Prime Minister Édouard Charles Philippe in Paris.
01:00 pm: Delhi High Court today allowed the plea of Naresh Goyal, the founder of Jet Airways, seeking withdrawal of his plea to travel abroad.
12:51 pm: Oil marketing companies (OMCs) led by Indian Oil have stopped jet fuel supply at six airports including - Ranchi, Mohali, Patna, Vizag, Pune and Cochin.
12:40 pm: People queue up outside United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) building in Paris, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address.
France: People queue up outside United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) building in Paris, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address. pic.twitter.com/fVw6vJy2rB— ANI (@ANI) August 23, 2019
12:31 pm: Former Prime Minister and Congress leader Dr Manmohan Singh takes oath as Rajya Sabha member from Rajasthan.
12:16 pm: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi to be on a three day visit to Kerala's Wayanad constituency from August 26.
11:49 am: 4 dead after a wall of a temple, where people were gathering to celebrate Janmastami, collapsed in Kachua, North 24 Pargana. Read More
11:12 am: Supreme Court issues notice to Central government after hearing three petitions which had challenged the constitutional validity of 'The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 (Triple Talaq law).
10:59 am: Five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi begins today's hearing in the Ayodhya Ram Temple-Babri Masjid land case in Supreme Court.
10:41 am: Two pregnant women rescued from cloudburst hit Arakot area and brought to Dehradun in a Government helicopter. Both admitted to hospital.
10:35 am: India and the United States held a round of bilateral 2+2 inter-sessional meeting on 22 Aug in Monterey, California. They discussed regional developments and agreed to pursue their quest for a free, open, inclusive, peaceful and prosperous Indo-Pacific.
10:24 am: BJP leader and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar holds a roadshow in Panipat, Haryana.
10:15 am: Devotees throng Krishna Mandir at Patan Durbar Square in Lalitpur, Nepal, on the occasion of Janmashtami.
09:51 am: Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy in Gorakhpur: Our economy is growing at 6 to 7 per cent this year. India has become the software development centre of the world. Our foreign exchange reserve has crossed 400 billion dollar. Investor confidence is at a historic high.
09:35 am: Rupee crashes to over 9-month low of 72.03 against US Dollar.
09:15 am: Janmashtami being celebrated at ISKCON temple in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
09:09 am: Temples in Mathura illuminated on the occasion of Janmashtami.
08:32 am: United States, United Kingdom and Canada, at UN meet on Safety of Religious Minorities, in New York, slam Pakistan and China for discrimination against religious minorities.
#WATCH United States, United Kingdom & Canada, at UN meet on Safety of Religious Minorities, in New York, slam Pakistan & China for discrimination against religious minorities. pic.twitter.com/tuSX5fTLls— ANI (@ANI) August 23, 2019
08:26 am: United Nations' chief urges world to stamp out religious persecution.
08:11 am: Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings.
07:54 am: Pakistan warns cable operators against airing Indian channels.
07:35 am: Donald Trump calls for Pakistan to prevent cross-border infiltration across the LoC and stop groups' bases on its soil that have attacked India in the past.
07:34 am: President Donald Trump is likely to hear from PM Narendra Modi on how he plans to reduce regional tensions and uphold respect for human rights in Kashmir: Senior US administration official.
07:31 am: India, France express commitment to freedom of navigation in Indo-Pacific.
07:30 am: US and Russia trade barbs at United Nations over 'new arms race'.
07:25 am: Google says YouTube campaign targeted pro-democracy protestsin Hong Kong.
07:20 am: World Health Organisation (WHO) urges investment drive, political leadership as malaria fight stalls worldwide.
07:15 am: Amazon wildfires represent an 'international crisis': France President Emmanuel Macron.
07:10 am: Denied loan by government banks, Uttar Pradesh farmer puts up kidney for sale.