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. A massive fire broke out at Delhi's Jahangirpuri area in the early hours of Sunday. A pregnant woman from an Andhra Pradesh village was carried for 2 kilometres on a make-shift stretcher by her family members due to absence of road in the region. BJP MLA Surendra Singh, on the other hand, warned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of lessons like P Chidambaram if she gets influenced by any anti-national sentiment. Meanwhile, the Assam Congress has flagged off a programme in order to meet people left out of the final NRC list published for the north-eastern state. 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:
10:40 pm: Haryana Police: The overall crime rate went down by 2.5 % in the month of August 2019 as compared to the corresponding period of last year. In addition, the cases of crime against person and crime against property also reduced by 1.2 per cent and 4.2 per cent.
10:25 pm: Actor Sanjay Dutt paid a courtesy visit to Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, at his residence in Nagpur, earlier today.
10:15 pm: Pakistan media | Mob vandalized a school and protested in Ghotki, Sindh after the school's Principal, Notal Mal, a Hindu was accused of blasphemy and booked.
10:00 pm: Ram Madhav, National General Secy, BJP: Article 370 is history now in Jammu & Kashmir, very soon we will see normalcy returning to Union Territory of Jammu&Kashmir. Things will normalise, fruits of development will reach people. All other issues will be taken up at appropriate time.
9:15 pm: Nalini, a convict in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case was sent back to women's prison in Vellore, earlier today. Madras High Court had granted parole to Nalini for a month to make arrangements for her daughter's marriage.
8:45 pm: Eastern Command Indian Army: To promote peace & tranquility between both the countries, a Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) meet was organised between troops of Indian Army & China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) at Nathu La Pass in Sikkim, today.
8:30 pm: Ghulam Nabi Azad,Congress on his petition in SC on Art 370: The petition is in my personal capacity, as a resident & as a Member of Parliament from Jammu & Kashmir. I would like to know the plight of those lakhs of people, it is on humanitarian basis, nothing to do with politics.
8:15 pm: Indian Air Force (IAF) sources: IAF starts receiving the new version of the Spice 2000 bombs from Israel. The first batch of the new version of the bombs was delivered to India recently.
8:04 pm: Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leaders Ashok Arora, Subhash Goyal, Pradeep Chaudhary, Gaganjit Sandhu & Haryana independent MLA Jai Prakash, join Congress Party in presence of AICC General Secretary Ghulam Nabi Azad.
7:12 pm: J P Nadda, BJP Working President in Thane: J&K has been made a Union Territory but they have been given the powers of a legislature. There will be elections, but before that there will be delimitation, ST seats will be reserved for Gujjars and Bakarwals in both Valley and Jammu.
7:00 pm: A terrorist of NSCN (R)- National Socialist Council of Nagaland, apprehended by joint team of Indian Army and police at Kenon village in Tirap district yesterday.
6:50 pm: All schools in the district to be closed tomorrow in view of heavy rainfall in the region.
6:30 pm: Flood relief columns of the Sapta Shakti Command of the Indian Army were called upon by the State Administration for rescue operation in the heavily flooded areas in Kota and Jhalawar.
6:25 pm: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) conducts rescue operation in flood-affected Neemuch. Over 150 people rescued and shifted to safer areas.
6:15 pm: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in Panchkula: We will implement National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Haryana as well.
6:10 pm: PM Narendra Modi: Extremely pained by the capsizing of a boat in Andhra Pradesh’s East Godavari. My thoughts are with the bereaved families. Rescue operations are currently underway at the site of the tragedy.
5:45 pm: If CM doesn't apologise, legal action will be taken, says Hemant Soren.
5:30 pm: A leopard entered a house and took away the owner's dog in Thirthahalli of Shivamogga district, yesterday.
5:15 pm: UPDATE | Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Authority (APSDMA): 11 people have lost their lives in the incident where a tourist boat carrying 61 people capsized in Godavari river in Devipatnam, East Godavari district, today.
5:05 pm: Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia: BJP's ideology is to keep the country in an economic slowdown, and at the same time keep working on their agenda.
4:51 pm: Four dead in the incident where a tourist boat carrying 61 people capsized in Godavari river in Devipatnam, East Godavari district today. Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has announced Rs 10 lakhs ex-gratia each to the families of the deceased.
4:45 pm: Industrialist Rahul Bajaj paid tributes to RSS founder KB Hedgewar at Dr Hedgewar Smruti Mandir in Nagpur, yesterday. He was accompanied by RSS city in-charge, Rajesh Loya.
Maharashtra: Industrialist Rahul Bajaj paid tributes to RSS founder KB Hedgewar at Dr Hedgewar Smruti Mandir in Nagpur, yesterday. He was accompanied by RSS city in-charge, Rajesh Loya. pic.twitter.com/SdKPgGQcfR— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2019
4:38 pm: Andhra Pradesh CM Jagan Mohan Reddy orders all available ministers in the district to supervise rescue works at site of incident where a tourist boat carrying 61 people capsized in East Godavari. He also directed officials to suspend all boating services in the region immediately.
4:30 pm: MoS Santosh Gangwar on his remark "No lack of jobs. Recruiters who come to North India say people lack skills needed for particular job": What I said had different context that there was lack of skills and govt has opened skill ministry so children can be trained as per job requirement.
03:00 pm: Supreme Court to hear the petition filed by senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on article 370 tomorrow.
02:30 pm: Ramdas Athawale, Republican Party of India (RPI) on seat-sharing for Maharashtra Assembly elections: We have demanded 10 seats, RPI will stay with BJP and Shiv Sena and secure at least 240 seats together.
02:00 pm: Odisha government will be launching the citizen empowering 'Mo Sarkar' programme on Gandhi Jayanti this year.
01:30 pm: Hong Kong police fire tear gas, water cannon at protesters.
12:45 pm: More than 350 students and 50 teachers are stuck at a school in Chittorgarh since yesterday, as roads are blocked due to heavy discharge of water from Rana Pratap Dam. Locals are providing immediate assistance and food to the students and teachers.
12:15 pm: Australian citizens of Indian-origin gather in Melbourne to show support to revocation of Article 370. It was followed by a rally led by Kashmiri Pandits from Victorian state parliament to Federation Square.
Melbourne, Australia: Australian citizens of Indian-origin gather to show support to revocation of Article 370. It was followed by a rally led by Kashmiri Pandits from Victorian state parliament to Federation Square pic.twitter.com/nHceQb2Y9U— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2019
12:00 pm: MEA On Ceasefire Violations By Pakistan: Highlighted our concerns at unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan, including in support of cross border terrorist infiltration and targeting of Indian civilians and border posts. This year, they resorted to over 2,050 unprovoked ceasefire violations in which 21 Indians died.
We have repeatedly called upon Pak to ask its forces to adhere to 2003 ceasefire understanding and maintain peace and tranquility along LoC and international border. Indian forces exercise maximum restraint and respond to unprovoked violations and attempts at cross border terrorist infiltration.
11:30 am: MoS for Labour and Employment Santosh K Gangwar says - there is no lack of job, but lack of people with proper quality and skills.
#WATCH MoS Labour & Employment, Santosh K Gangwar says, "Desh mein rozgaar ki kami nahi hai. Humare Uttar Bharat mein jo recruitment karne aate hain is baat ka sawaal karte hain ki jis padd (position) ke liye hum rakh rahe hain uski quality ka vyakti humein kum milta hai." (14/9) pic.twitter.com/qQtEQA89zg— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2019
10:39 am: Chennai Corporation officials remove hoardings AND flex banners in the city. The move comes after a 22-year-old girl had died in Chennai on Septembet 12, allegedly after AIADMK banner fell on her.
09:45 am: Facebook suspends 'anti-violence' Whatsapp hotlines of Hong Kong police.
09:30 am: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai: I have visited Pakistan and received hospitality there. Pakistanis believe that even if they can’t go to India to meet their relatives, they treat an Indian as their relatives.
People here say Pakistanis are facing injustice and are unhappy but it is not true. Such statements are being said only for political gains without understanding actual situation in Pak. Ruling class here is spreading false things for political benefits.
09:15 am: Two Maoists killed in encounter with security forces at Gyarapatti village in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli.
09:00 am: A 10-year-old elephant Chandan died in Nandankanan, allegedly due to Herpes virus infection in Odisha today.
08:45 am: A 70-year-old woman Rani runs an idli shop near Agni Tirtham in Rameswaram and serves idli free of cost to the poor. Says, "We charge Rs 30 for a plate of idli, but we do not insist upon money. Who doesn’t have money, we don't charge them. We still use wood as fuel for cooking".
08:30 am: A home's multilevel deck collapsed on Saturday evening at the Jersey Shore during an event weekend, trapping people and injuring at least 22, including some children.
08:15 am: Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju in Delhi: Yesterday, I met a number of young people from Jammu and Kashmir. They want to take part in sports. We are making plans for different cities and villages. Sabko saath lekar chalenge.
08:00 am: 'Great Ganga Run' organised by Ministry of Jal Shakti at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium was flagged off by Union Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju and MoS Jal Shakti Ministry Ratan Lal Kataria, today.
07:45 am: Parts of Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district are facing a flood-like situation due to rise in water level of Jakham and Mahi rivers following incessant heavy rainfall in the region.
07:30 am: Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz unveiles a Memorial Pillar at Valivade, Kolhapur to commemorate the Polish refugees who escaped to India during World War II.
07:15 am: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemns Iran following drone attacks on Saudi Arabia.
07:00 am: Assam Congress has flagged off a programme in Tinsukia to meet people left out of the final NRC list.
06:45 am: Fire broke out at a nail paint factory at Delhi's Jahangirpuri area on Sunday. 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and doused the fire. No casualties have been reported.
06:30 am: BJP MLA Surendra Singh Warns Mamata Banerjee Of lessons like P Chidambaram: If Mamata Banerjee wants to keep Bangladeshis and do politics then she should become the PM of Bangladesh, if she has the courage. We will never tolerate if foreigners come to India, stay here as refugees and influence Indian politics.
Mamata Banerjee is an Indian so she can stay here but if she gets influenced by anti-national sentiments then she can be taught a lesson, like P Chidambaram and others are going.
06:15 am: Congress announces the Screening Committee for the upcoming Haryana Assembly Election. The committee will be chaired by Madhusudan Mistry.
06:00 am: A pregnant woman was carried for 2 km on a make-shift stretcher by her family members in Visakhapatnam Rural's Y Sampala village, due to absence of road in the region. She gave birth enroute to hospital but the child died.