Breaking News August 29
Defence minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit Ladakh today. This is his first visit to Ladakh after the government took the decision to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh into separate Union Territories. Meanwhile, Sitaram Yechury - after getting a green signal from the Supreme Court- will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday to meet his party colleague and former MLA Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami.
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19:00 pm: Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat to visit Srinagar on Friday to review the security situation&preparedness of security forces to deal with the situation in Kashmir valley. This is Army Chief's first visit to Jammu and Kashmir after abrogation of Article 370 from the state
18:00 pm: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Congress' remarks 'this is unfit govt': They ran an economy with double digit inflation through 10 years that they were in power. They couldn't control prices, they led country in corruption, so to talk about fit & unfit is not for them.
17:25 pm: CBI has sought prosecution sanction from Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla against three current MPs and one former MP in the Narada sting case.
16:45 pm: Gold crosses record Rs 40,000-mark as recession fears seep in
3:26 pm: Independent MLA Anant Singh sent to two-day police remand. An AK-47 rifle was recovered from his residence during a raid on August 16.
3:15 pm: Sensex at 37,029.16; down by 422.68 points.
2:45 pm: Bombay High Court has refused to pass an order for video recording all proceedings in Special NIA Court in Malegaon 2008 blasts case. High Court however directed the trial court to conduct speedy trial as per Supreme Court and High Court's earlier directions.
2:34 pm: Bombay High Court has refused to pass an order for video recording all proceedings in Special NIA Court in Malegaon 2008 blasts case. High Court however directed the trial court to conduct speedy trial as per Supreme Court and High Court's earlier directions.
2:25 pm: Former Haryana Chief Minister and Congress leader, Bhupinder Singh Hooda leaves from interim party president Sonia Gandhi's residence.
2:20 pm: Whoever acquires Air India will be very fortunate and will be able to run it according to strong private sector principles: Hardeep Puri, Union Civil Aviation Minister.
2:15 pm: Congress leader PC Chacko has requested interim party president Sonia Gandhi to relieve him of Delhi unit incharge post.
1:55 pm: The Election Commission on Thursday announced bypolls to two Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh which fell vacant after Samajwadi Party members resigned to join the BJP.
1:45 pm: Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS): Body scanners to be made mandatory at all major airports in a year and at all airports in 2 years.
1:30 pm: Pakistan has not yet decided to close its airspace to India. PM is the final authority to take a decision on this: Pakistan Foreign Minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
1:10 pm: 5 people who were questioned by National Investigation Agency (NIA) during raids at different locations in Coimbatore, today, have been asked to appear before the agency, in Kochi, tomorrow.
12:55 pm: Over 6 lakh people in Japan's Kyushu asked to evacuate amid flood-like situation.
12:55 pm: BJP MP and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir on former Pakistani cricketer, Shahid Afridi's tweet on Kashmir: Some people never grow up, they play cricket but they never age, their brains don't grow either.
#WATCH BJP MP and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir on former Pakistani cricketer, Shahid Afridi's tweet on Kashmir: Some people never grow up, they play cricket but they never age, their brains don't grow either. pic.twitter.com/daCosLug6Y— ANI (@ANI) August 29, 2019
12:50 pm: Mullappally Ramachandran, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President: KPCC has decided not to take any action against Shashi Tharoor (in file pic) for his comments on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tharoor's explanation was found to be satisfactory.
12:43 pm: Case registered against 5 people under sections 153-A of the IPC, & 66-B of the IT Act for sensitive posts on social media. Anyone who attempts to disturb peace will be dealt with strictly: Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Rajouri.
12:40 pm: Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA): We will be conservative, and will wait and watch with respect to Boeing 737 MAX operational issues. Boeing has communicated that it will approach Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) for certification around October.
12:33 pm: Faisal Patel appeared before Enforcement Directorate (ED) today in connection with the Sterling Biotech case. His statement is being recorded under provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
12:26 pm: Indrani Mukerjea, who turned approver in INX Media case, on being asked about arrest of P Chidambaram: It's good news that P Chidambaram has been arrested.
12:20 pm: Bye-elections for two Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh to be held on 23rd September, from 9 am to 4 pm: Election Commission of India (ECI).
12:18 pm: BSF and Indian Coast Guard along with other security agencies on high alert after inputs suggest that Pak trained SSG commandos or terrorists would try to enter Gulf of Kutch and Sir Creek area using small boats. Enhanced vigil and patrolling in the area underway: Intelligence Sources.
12:14 pm: Spokesperson, Pakistan Armed Forces, Major General Asif Ghafoor tweets, 'Pakistan carried out night training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, capable of delivering multiple types of warheads upto 290 KMs.'
12:00 pm: Pakistan violated ceasefire in MENDHAR, district POONCH at about 1130 hours today.
11:45 am: Kerala: Congress MP from Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi meets students and flood-affected people at St Claret School in Vythiri.
11:30 am: Meeting underway between National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval & his French counterpart, Emmanuel Bonne.
11:25 am: PM Narendra Modi at the launch of Fit India Movement: Swasth vyakti, swasth parivar aur swasth samaj, yahi naye Bharat ko shresth Bharat banane ka raasta hai.
11:15 am: Rajnandgaon District Court has released 3 tortoises from legal custody four years after police had arrested 6 people for using the tortoises for black magic. After the court orders, wildlife department and police has released the tortoises in Shivnath river.
11:10 am: Aircel-Maxis case against Maran brothers: Delhi High Court adjourns the matter for 1st October after Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sought time to file rejoinder.
11:05 am: "On this day a great sportsperson was born, Major Dhyan Chand. He amazed the world with his his fitness, stamina, and hockey stick," says PM Modi.
11:00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches Fit India Movement from Indira Gandhi Stadium, on the occasion of National Sports Day.
10:55 am: Supreme Court's five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, has started hearing Ayodhya Ram Temple and Babri Masjid land (Title) dispute case. Today is 15th day of hearing in the case.
10:45 am: Union Home Minister Amit Shah flags off battery operated Eco-friendly buses in Ahmedabad; also takes part in a tree plantation drive.
10:40 am: Main Pakistan se poochna chahta hun, Kashmir kab Pakistan ka tha ki usko lekar rote rehte ho? Pakistan ban gaya toh hum aapke wajood ka samman karte hain. Pakistan has no locus standi on this matter: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Leh
10:30 am: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the 26th ‘Kisan-Jawan Vigyan Mela’ in Leh.
LADAKH: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the 26th ‘Kisan-Jawan Vigyan Mela’ in Leh. pic.twitter.com/mTwlhYl5cV— ANI (@ANI) August 29, 2019
10:18 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of Fit India Movement at Indira Gandhi Stadium, on the occasion of National Sports Day.
10:12 am: A speech and hearing impaired girl was allegedly gang-raped in Rajadih village, in Pendra on August 28. Additional SP, Pratibha Tiwari says, "we have arrested 5 accused."
10:10 am: Fire breaks out at Mother & Child Care Unit of the Government Medical College & Hospital, in Cooch Behar. Three fire tenders present at the spot. More details awaited.
9:50 am: Fire in brake binding of Telangana Express was detected at 7.43 am today near Asoti-Ballabgarh in Haryana, all passengers safe; Up and down services on the route affected, fire tenders present at the spot: CPRO, Northern Railway
9:45 am: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates the 26th ‘Kisan-Jawan Vigyan Mela’ in Leh.
LADAKH: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates the 26th ‘Kisan-Jawan Vigyan Mela’ in Leh. pic.twitter.com/4Bj0YD07wN— ANI (@ANI) August 29, 2019
9:30 am: A fire broke out in two coaches of the Hyderabad-New Delhi Telangana Express at Asaoti station in Haryana on Thursday, Northern Railway officials said.
9:25 am: Communist Party of India (M) leader Sitaram Yechury leaves for SRINAGAR from Delhi Airport. Supreme Court gave Yechury the permission to visit Jammu And Kashmir and meet his party leader and former MLA, Yousuf Tarigami, yesterday.
Communist Party of India (M) leader Sitaram Yechury leaves for SRINAGAR from Delhi Airport. Supreme Court gave Yechury the permission to visit #JammuAndKashmir and meet his party leader and former MLA, Yousuf Tarigami, yesterday. pic.twitter.com/o3Xg2FX4QQ— ANI (@ANI) August 29, 2019
9:15 am: External Affairs Minister (EAM) Subrahmanyam Jaishankar met Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki in Warsaw, yesterday.