Catch all the latest news updates of the day here.Encounter underway between security forces and terrorists in Anantnag's Kokernag in Jammu and Kashmir, reported ANI. While the body of a terrorist has been recovered, three terrorists are reportedly trapped.The police have registered a case to investigate the incident where an infant died in Haryana's Sonipat on Wednesday, 22 August, reported ANI.The ambulance in which the infant was travelling allegedly got stuck in Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee’s President Ashok Tanwar’s rally on Tuesday, 21 August"A case has been registered under Section 304A and 177 (Motor Vehicles Act). We will conduct thorough investigation on who was conducting the rally and the cause of the jam. We will take appropriate action in the case”, said the Assistant Superintendent of police (ASP) of Sonipat.Scott Morrison has been voted as the new prime minister of Australia, after a revolt broke out against Malcolm Turnbull by hardline conservatives in his Liberal party, reported AFP.Malcolm Turnbull said that he has received a petition showing that he has lost the majority support of his Liberal Party, triggering a vote on electing a new leader.Police have arrested the accused of allegedly sexually assaulting a nine-year-old near Rang Puri Pahari area in South Delhi on Wednesday, 22 August, reported ANI.The incident took place when the minor had stepped out of her jhuggi to go to a nearby porta-cabin toilet on Wednesday night.Police have registered a case to investigate the incident where a man stabbed his younger brother to death allegedly after an argument over a pair of jeans in Allahabad, reported ANI. The accused in the case is still on the run.Thomas Mar Athanasios, the Metropolitan of the Chengannur diocese of the Orthodox Syrian Church, found dead on railway track near Ernakulam South station, reported ANI.Veteran Marathi actor Vijay Chavan, known for his comic roles, died today morning at a hospital after a prolonged illness, a hospital official said.The actor, who has featured in more than 350 films, was reportedly not keeping well for some time and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mumbai.(Source: PTI)The Supreme Court said that there will be no re-election in the local body seats that Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress won uncontested in May. The apex court further said whoever is aggrieved with the election results can file their petitions before the concerned court within 30 days, reported ANI.The Supreme Court has also set aside the Calcutta order which allowed the filing of e-nominations.Man claiming to be the brother-in-law of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, created ruckus near Vidhan Sabha in Bhopal when the police stopped him for violating traffic rules, reported ANI.Responding to the man’s claim, Chouhan said, “I have crores of sisters in Madhya Pradesh and I am a brother-in-law for a lot of people. The law will take its own course.”National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has directed the Tata Sons not to force Cyrus Mistry to sell his shares in the company, reported ANI.The NCLAT's decision on conversion of Tata Sons into a Private Limited Company will be taken after the final hearing. The next date of hearing is on 24 September.Speaking to ANI, during her visit to flood-hit Kodagu, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, “I have come here as restoration of some of the roads, houses, buildings, water and electricity connections in Kodagu will be done by the Army. The Air Force is also trying to help in the matter.”She further added, “I will definitely meet Nitin Gadkari to discuss about the roads. I’ll also speak to the Home Minister because he takes care of National Disaster Relief Funding and I’ll certainly go back to the prime minister to give him a report of what I’ve seen here”.Two Kerala government officials were arrested on Friday, 24 August in Wayanad district for the embezzlement of relief materials, IANS reported quoting police officials.A senior police official told IANS that the arrests were made based on a complaint received from another senior government official.A 14-year-old girl was found raped and killed by unidentified persons in her house at Bhiwandi near here in Maharashtra, police said on Friday, 24 August.The girl was alone at her home in the powerloom town of Bhiwandi at the time of the incident on Thursday afternoon, Thane Police PRO Sukhada Narkar said. No one has been arrested in the case as of yet.(Source: PTI)The Delhi High Court on Friday, 24 August dismissed a convicts' appeal challenging a trial court order which held 15 people guilty in a 2010 Dalit killing case in Haryana's Hisar district. The high court also convicted people of the Jaat community who were earlier acquitted by the trial court, reported ANI.The court said, "The Jaat community deliberately attacked the people of the Valmiki community". It further added that even after 71 years of Independence, instances of atrocities against the Scheduled Castes by those belonging to the dominant castes have shown no sign of abating.The Supreme Court has ordered to maintain the water level at 139.99 feet in Mullaperiyar Dam in Kerala till 31 August, reported ANI.MK Alagiri, elder son of late DMK patriarch M Karunanidhi held a meeting with his supporters in Madurai on Friday, 24 August, reported ANI. The former minister was expelled in 2014 by M Karunanidhi.The Jharkhand High Court has asked RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav to surrender by 30 August in the Fodder Scam case, reported ANI. The court has rejected his request for a bail extension of 3 months on medical grounds.“Now he will undergo treatment at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi. He will be brought from Mumbai's Asian Heart Institute where he is currently admitted,” said Prabhat Kumar, Lalu Prasad Yadav’s lawyer.Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Friday dismissed the Kerala government’s allegation in the Supreme Court that sudden release of water from Mullaiperiyar Dam by Tamil Nadu had led to flooding in the neighbouring state, reported ANI.The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were immersed at the confluence of river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal in West Bengal on Friday, 24 August, reported PTI.Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption informed the Madras High Court that a preliminary enquiry has been initiated against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami based on a complaint filed by DMK, reported ANI.The party has alleged corruption in allotment of highway projects against the Tamil Nadu chief minister.The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the West Bengal government and the Union of India over alleged murders of three BJP workers in West Bengal, reported ANI.BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia has moved the petition before the Supreme Court and sought a CBI investigation into the case.BJP state general secretary Sayantan Basu has filed a petition on behalf of the party in Calcutta High Court seeking order for the state government to instruct violence-free Panchayat Board formation, reported ANI.A video showing a man lying dead and allegedly unattended for several hours in the under-construction Habibganj station in Bhopal went viral on social media on Thursday, 23 August, reported PTI.The man who apparently shot the video can be seen asking railway staff to look into the matter only to be told that it is an issue handled by the railway police.A Facebook post by a Indian-origin man showing the Singapore flag on a T-shirt being ripped up to reveal the Indian flag underneath has caused outrage in the city-state, a media report said on Friday, 24 August.Patnaik posted it alongside a caption in Hindi that said, 'Phir bhi dil hai…' (Still my heart is...) and alludes to a popular Bollywood song, the report said.(Source: PTI)Commenting on the death of the witness in the Unnao rape case, Unnao SP Harish Kumar told ANI, “The wife of the witness said in an application that he was suffering from a liver disease since 2012 and the doctors said a month ago that there are no chances of his survival.”He further added that it is mentioned in the application that the witness's wife was told by Mahesh Singh (Unnao rape victim’s uncle) that she would be given Rs 8 lakh for signing a paper. We are investigating into the matter.”A man was admitted to hospital as he complained of losing his eyesight after consuming spurious liquor in Kamalpur village under the Jhinjhana police station here, officials said on Friday, 24 August.According to Deepak Kumar, the medical officer at the Shamli District Hospital, Mohar Singh, who lost his eyesight after consuming spurious liquor, was subsequently referred to the Meerut Medical College for treatment.(Source: PTI)The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on a batch of pleas related to the issue of live streaming of court proceedings, reported PTI.A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said it would pass appropriate orders after Attorney General K K Venugopal suggested that live streaming of the important cases in the Chief Justice's court can be started on a pilot basis.The Odisha government approved a proposal for setting up a Legislative Council in the state, reported PTI.A resolution will be brought in the monsoon session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly beginning from 4 September for formation of Odisha Legislative Council, Parliamentary Affairs Minister B K Aarukha told reporters.Police arrested a self-styled godman Ram Prakash Chauhan from Bhoraltup village in Assam on 22 August who used to hug and kiss women on the pretext of curing their physical and psychological problems with his 'supernatural powers', reported ANI.The Enforcement Directorate questioned former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the Aircel-Maxis case, reported ANI.The senior Congress leader’s role has come under the scanner of investigating agencies in the Rs 3,500-crore Aircel-Maxis deal and the INX Media case involving Rs 305 crore.The Enforcement Directorate filed its first charge sheet against RJD chief Lalu Prasad, his wife Rabri Devi and others in connection with the IRCTC hotels allotment money laundering case, reported PTI quoting officials.The agency has also named Prasad's son and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav, his party colleague PC Gupta and his wife Sarla Gupta, a firm Lara Projects and 10 others in the prosecution complaint (charge sheet) filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) before a special court in Delhi.A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck along Peru's border with Brazil, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. It added that the quake hit at a depth of 609 kilometers (380 miles), on Peru's eastern frontier with Brazil.The earthquake hit shortly after 2:30 pm, about 140 kilometers west of the Peruvian town of Iberia."So far no damage or victims have been reported and monitoring continues," said Peru's National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI).Andaman Islands was hit by an earthquake of 5.5 magnitude, according to United States Geological Survey (USGS).More details awaited.One dead, seven missing after a boat capsized in Ganga river at Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh, PTI reported. Earlier, 14 out of 27 people rescued, ANI reported.National Human Rights Commission issued a notice to Haryana government and Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on the death of an infant died after ambulance allegedly got stuck in Congress rally on 22 August in Sonipat, ANI reported.The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) will offer free bus services of all categories including the AC buses to women on 25 and 26 August ahead of Raksha Bandhan.The Election Commission of India has called a meeting of all national and state recognized political parties to discuss issues related to electoral process on 27 August in Delhi.BJP president Amit Shah, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad will be present at the meeting of national political leaders organised by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on 30 August in Chennai, ANI reported.The meeting of national political leaders has been called by Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) over the commemoration of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi.US Senator, John McCain's family says he has chosen to discontinue medical treatment for brain cancer.(Source: AP)United States President Donald Trump on Friday, 24 August, cancelled United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's North Korea trip, ANI reported.. 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