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North Korea Fires Two 'Unidentified Projectiles': Seoul

North Korea fired two "unidentified projectiles" into the sea on Friday, the South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said – the latest in a series of such launches by Pyongyang.

PM Modi Arrives for 'Saidev Atal', Memorial for Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at 'Sadaiv Atal' - the memorial of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on his first death anniversary. BJP leaders including Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister Piyush Goyal, BJP National Working President JP Nadda, etc. were also present at Vajpayee’s first death anniversary.

US Threatens Visa Ban on Crew of Iran Tanker

The United States on Thursday, 15 August, threatened a visa ban on the crew of an Iranian supertanker whose departure from Gibraltar Washington failed to block.


Train Services on Mumbai-Pune Route to Resume Today

In a relief for daily commuters between Mumbai and Pune, Central Railway (CR) said that it will resume five train services between the cities from Friday. Two trains — Sinhagad Express and Deccan Queen — will run from Mumbai, while three others — Sinhagad Express, Intercity Express and Indrayani Express — will run from Pune.

However, services will be stalled again on 17 and 18 August, before resuming again on 19 August. This is owing to a problem regarding availability of coaches, said Railway officials.


Water-logging on MP Roads, Colonies Due to Heavy Rains

Roads and residential areas water-logged in Mandsaur, after heavy rainfall in the region.


Zakir Naik to be Summoned by Malaysian Authorities Over Racial Remarks

'Malaysian authorities will summon Zakir Naik for questioning after he allegedly made racially sensitive remarks in the nation', the Malaysian government said.


5.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Hindu Kush Region in Afghanistan

An Earthquake of magnitude 5.1 on Richter scale struck Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan at 07:39 am, the Indian Meteorological Department said on Friday.


President Kovind Visits Ailing Arun Jaitley in AIIMS

President Ram Nath Kovind to visit Former Finance Minister and BJP leader, Arun Jaitely who is admitted at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), today. He was admitted to AIIMS on 9th August due to breathing problems.


Unnao Rape Accused Kuldeep Sengar's Photo Used in Independence Day Ad

Photo of Unnao rape accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar seen in Independence Day greetings published by Unnao Nagar Panchayat Chairman Anuj Kumar Dixit in a newspaper, says, "He is MLA of our area that is why his photo is there. Till the time he is our MLA his photo can be put."


Authorities Demolish Wall of Resort Owned by Azam Khan's Son

The District Administration in Rampur, on Friday 16 August demolished a wall of a resort belonging to Abdullah Azam Khan, son of Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan, over illegal construction.


Pak Foreign Ministry Summons Deputy High Commissioner

Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner to Pakistan, Gaurav Ahluwalia today over alleged ceasefire violations.


US Dept of State Meets EAM S Jaishankar

John Sullivan, Deputy Secretary, US Department of State met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and discussed the deep convergences of strategic relationship.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Says Our Nuclear Policy is 'No First Use'

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Pokhran said that India’s Nuclear policy has always been 'No First Use'. However, he said what happens in future depends on the circumstances.


WB Education Min Receives CBI Notice in Connection with Jago Bangla Case

West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has received CBI notice to appear before it today in connection with the case of Jago Bangla, the mouthpiece newspaper of the party.


Former Kolkata Commissioner Rajiv Kumar Appears Before CBI

Former Commissioner of Police of Kolkata, Rajiv Kumar appeared before CBI after he was served notice for interrogation in Saradha chit fund case.


Major General Dismissed Over Sexual Harassment Case: Army Chief

Chief of army Staff General Bipin Rawat has confirmed the decision of a General Court Martial to dismiss a Major General from Army in connection with a sexual harassment case.


Cathay Pacific Airways CEO Resigns Amid Mounting Chinese Scrutiny

Cathay Pacific Airways said CEO Rupert Hogg has resigned in a surprise announcement, amid mounting Chinese regulatory scrutiny of the Hong Kong flag carrier over the involvement of its employees in the city’s protests.

(Source: Reuters)

Blast in Balochistan Kills Four, Injures 15

Four people were killed and fifteen were injured in a blast in a Mosque in Kuchlak, near Quetta in Balochistan.

(Source: ANI)

Case Against Priyanka for Tweet on Pehlu Khan Verdict

A criminal case has been registered against Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Muzaffarpur CJM Court by advocate Sudhir Ojha for her tweet on the recent judgment in the Pehlu Khan lynching case.

(Source: ANI)

Delhi Court Commences Trial in 2017 Unnao Rape Case

A Delhi court on Friday commenced the trial in a case of alleged rape of a minor girl in Unnao in 2017.

District Judge Dharmesh Sharma completed recording statement of a prosecution witness in an in-camera hearing in the case in which expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar is a key accused.

The court will continue the examination of other witnesses on Monday.

(Source: PTI)

Lightning Strike Kills One, Injures 17 in Kolkata

One person died and 17 were injured after being struck by lightning near Victoria Memorial. The injured have been shifted to SSKM Hospital. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Fire Breaks Out in Delhi's Ghitorni

A fire broke out at a warehouse in Delhi’s Ghitorni; 4 fire tenders rushed to the spot. More details awaited.

(Source: ANI)

Army Foils Terrorist Infiltration Attempts in J&K's Keran

According to army sources: Last night, Indian Army foiled multiple infiltration attempts by terrorists backed by the Pakistan Army in the Keran sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan Army is increasing its attempts to push terrorists in the Indian territory.

(Source: ANI)

PM Modi to Visit Bhutan for Bilateral Meet on 17 - 18 August

PM Narendra Modi has said, “On 17th and 18th August, I will be in Bhutan for a bilateral visit that reflects the high importance attached to strong relations with our trusted friend and neighbour. I would be taking part in a wide range of programmes during this visit. (File pic) - for breaking news live blog.”

(Source: ANI)

NIA Arrests NSCN-IM Yangte Josaham in Connection With Killing of Arunachal MLA

National Investigation Agency (NIA) today arrested Yangte Josaham from Longding, Arunachal Pradesh in connection with the killing of MLA Tirong Aboh & 10 others. Josaham is a self-styled Lieutenant of National Socialist Council of Nagaland Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM). Probe underway.

(Source: ANI)

Rahul Condemns Arrest of J&K Cong Chief, Spokesperson

Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi said, “ I strongly condemn the arrest of our J&K PCC Chief, Ghulam Ahmed Mir & spokesperson, Ravinder Sharma in Jammu today. With this unprovoked action against a national political party, Govt has delivered democracy another body blow. When will this madness end?”

(Source: ANI)

Taliban Chief's Brother Killed In Pakistan Blast: Report

A brother of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah was among five people killed when a powerful bomb ripped through a mosque inside a seminary during Friday prayers in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province, PTI reported quoting Taliban sources.

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