Hello and welcome to Saturday's live blog. From politics to sports to entertainment, the Internet is buzzing with the breaking news and headlines from across the globe. At least 2 people were killed and 5 others injured after an eight-year-old unauthorised building collapsed in Bhiwandi area of Maharashtra's Thane district today. Former finance minister Arun Jaitley, who was admitted to Delhi AIIMS on August 9, passed away this noon. With Indian economy skidding to a historic low, the government has also announced a slew of measures to boost the economic growth in the country. The tension between India and Pakistan which was hightened over the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution is still there with relation between the countries deteriorating with each passing day. 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:
03:00 pm: BWF World Championships: PV Sindhu enters finals.
02:45 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi conferred with Order of Zayed, UAE's highest civilian award by Crown Prince, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
02:30 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United Arab Emirates Crown Prince, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan hold delegation-level talks in Abu Dhabi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi & United Arab Emirates Crown Prince, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan hold delegation-level talks in Abu Dhabi. pic.twitter.com/ocs9HNcoLS— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2019
02:15 pm: Delegation of opposition leaders comprising Rahul Gandhi, Ghulam Nabi Azad, D Raja, Sharad Yadav, Manoj Jha, Majeed Memon, and others that had reached SRINAGAR has been sent back.
02:00 pm: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Srinagar airport.
01:45 pm: Bomb Disposal Team of 74th Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) neutralised a 10 kg IED bomb in Sukma, today.
01:30 pm: PM Narendra Modi has spoken to Arun Jaitley’s wife and son, and expressed his condolences. Both of them insisted that PM does not cancel his current foreign tour.
12:45 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with NRI business community in UAE.
12:40 pm: Home Minister Amit Shah has cut short his visit to Hyderabad, and is returning to Delhi following passing away of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
12:32 pm: Former Union Minister and Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley passes away at AIIMS, Delhi.
12:17 pm: Abrogation of Article 370 enabled complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir: Amit Shah in Hyderabad.
12:00 pm: Two people have been injured after a fire broke out in a building in Goregaon (West), earlier today.
11:42 am: Watch: Dahi Handi celebrations in Dadar on the occasion of Janmashtami.
11:37 am: Despite Pakistan's anti-India rhetoric, UAE to confer highest civilian award to PM Modi today.
11:31 am: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi onboard flight to Srinagar. A delegation of Opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, are visiting Jammu and Kashmir today.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi onboard flight to Srinagar. A delegation of Opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, are visiting Jammu & Kashmir today. pic.twitter.com/ixBkANgksg— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2019
11:29 am: Rahul Gandhi, other opposition leaders reach Delhi, to leave for Srinagar shortly.
11:10 am: A fire broke out at cricketer Sreesanth's house in Edappally, Kochi, earlier today. A room was gutted in it. No injuries have been reported.
11:00 am: President Trump is very much looking forward to his meeting with PM Modi, where they will discuss the strategic partnership and how they can cooperate more closely on issues like defense cooperation, counter terrorism, and trade: US administration official.
10:55 pm: Five Maoists have been killed in encounter with security forces in Narayanpur, Chhattisgarh.
10:35 am: Ghulam Nabi Azad who is part of Opposition delegation which will visit J-K today: On one hand Govt says situation is normal, and on the other hand they don't allow anyone to go. Never seen such contradictions. If things normal then why political leaders are under house arrest?
10:32 am: Encounter breaks out between security forces and Maoists in Abujmarh area of Narayanpur. Two jawans have been injured.
10:02 am: CRPF Commandant M Arvind committed suicide by shooting himself with his personal weapon on Friday, initial inquiry leads to some marital problems.
10:01 am: Water-logging in parts of Bhopal following heavy rainfall across Madhya Pradesh.
Madhya Pradesh: Water-logging in parts of Bhopal following heavy rainfall in the region. pic.twitter.com/UTYctN0cxB— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2019
09:35 am: Shah Rukh Khan inaugurated a special India Post cover on completion of 130 years of Bandra railway station on Friday.
08:44 am: Rahul Gandhi, other opposition leaders to visit Srinagar today.
08:15 am: One person was arrested by Hyderabad Police on charges of stealing mobile phones from a girls' hostel inside the Osmania University campus. His accomplice is absconding. They had entered the hostel through a bathroom window.
07:30 am: A 54-year-old lady was allegedly gangraped and assaulted in Karnal on August 14. She is currently undergoing treatment in Rohtak. Police have registered a case; investigation underway.
07:15 am: Sri Lanka ends emergency rule 4 months after Easter attacks.
07:00 am: In a first, Maharashtra government has selected 163 women from the tribal community to drive Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses in the state. The pilot project was inaugurated by former president Pratibha Patil on Friday.
06:45 am: Devotees in France gather at International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Temple in Paris on the occasion of Janmashtami.
06:30 am: A four-storey building collapsed in Shanti Nagar area of Bhiwandi, Maharashtra. Read More