Fire Breaks Out in Hyderabad Showroom
A fire broke out in a showroom in Hyderabad’s Abids area, ANI reported. Four fire tenders were rushed to the spot. ANI added that no casualties have been reported yet.
Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy Calls All-Party Meet on Cauvery Issue
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy called an all-party-meeting today over the Cauvery water issue, ANI reported. The Cauvery water-sharing issue has been a major flashpoint between Karnataka and Tamil nadu.
Kashmir Schools to Stay Shut Today Due to Rain
In view of the incessant rains,inclement weather and as a precautionary measure, all schools in Kashmir will remain closed today, Syed Abid Shah, the deputy commissioner of Srinagar said to ANI.
CRPF Forms Female Commando Team to Tackle Women Stonepelters in Srinagar
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has formed a team of female commandos to tackle women stonepelters in Srinagar, ANI reported.
ANI added that the commandos have been given rigorous training including being blindfolded to deal with night deployment and repairing weapons in under a minute in case of malfunctions.
MEA Welcomes FATF Decision to Place Pakistan on Grey List
“India welcomes the decision of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to place Pakistan in its Compliance Document (Grey list) for ICRG monitoring,” the MEA said on the grey listing of Pakistan by the FATF, ANI reported.
“The freedom and impunity with which designated terrorists like Hafiz Saeed and entities like Jamaat-Ud-Dawaa, Lashkar-e-Tayabba, Jaish-e-Mohammed continue to operate in Pakistan is not in keeping with Pakistan’s commitments to combating terror and terror funding,” the MEA added.
Kottayam Police Register Sexual Assault Complaint Against Bishop
Police in Kottayam have registered a case on a complaint filed by a nun alleging she was sexually assaulted by a bishop, ANI reported.
The ANI report added that the bishop has filed a counter complaint against the nun alleging that she was taking revenge against him for transferring her.
Amarnath Yatra Resumes After Weather Improves
The Amarnath yatra resumed from both on-foot routes i.e., Pahalgam and Baltal routes, after weather improved, ANI reported. Air sorties, organised by the administration, resumed from the Baltal route.
CM Yogi Adityanath's Father Admitted to AIIMS Rishikesh
CM Yogi Adityanath's father Anand Singh Bisht admitted to All India Institutes of Medical Sciences in Rishikesh, ANI reported. ANI added that Bisht is suffering from a liver ailment.
Flood Alert Issued in Central Kashmir
Intermittent rains continued in Kashmir today with authorities sounding a flood alert in central Kashmir, even as water levels started receding in the southern parts of the valley.
The authorities had yesterday issued a flood alert in south Kashmir. Today they issued a flood alert for low-lying areas of the central Kashmir, including the summer capital here, and asked the people to be alert and prepared for evacuation.
The schools across the valley were closed for today in view of the inclement weather.
Special Court Summons Mallya on Aug 27
A special PMLA court today summoned beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya to appear before it on 27 August on the Enforcement Directorate's plea seeking action against him under the fugitive economic offenders ordinance in the over Rs 9,000 crore bank fraud case.