LIVE news updates: Modi speaks with Trump over phone, discusses regional situation
Modi speaks with Trump over phone, discusses regional situation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday had a telephone conversation with US President Donald Trump. The 30-minute conversation covered bilateral and regional matters, the PMO said in a release.
In the context of regional situation, PM Modi said that "extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence" by "certain leaders" in the region was not conducive to peace. He highlighted the importance of creating an environment free from terror and violence and eschewing cross-border terrorism without exception.
The Prime Minister reiterated India's commitment to cooperate with anyone who followed this path, in fighting poverty, illiteracy and disease.
Recalling that today marked the 100 years of Independence of Afghanistan, the Prime Minister reiterated India's longstanding and unwavering commitment to work for united, secure, democratic and truly independent Afghanistan.
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Delhi-Jaipur Alliance Air flight makes emergency landing at Delhi airport
Delhi-Jaipur Alliance Air flight makes emergency landing at Delhi airport after landing gear problem, Air India said.
Incidents of stone pelting in Kashmir after restrictions eased
A few incidents of stone pelting were reported on Monday after restrictions were eased.
However, police said that barring a few incidents of stone pelting "in certain pockets", all the areas where restrictions were relaxed have been peaceful. The stone-pelters were "dealt with as per law" and were dispersed, DIG Central Kashmir, V.K. Birdi said.
DIG Central Kashmir, V K Birdi: All the areas where relaxations have been extended have been peacefull. There were some minor incidents of stone-pelting in certain pockets but those were dealt with as per law & miscreants were dispersed. #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/E2n3UadwYa— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
JKPM president Shah Faesal moves HC against his detention at Delhi airport
Former IAS officer and Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) president Shah Faesal has moved a habeas corpus plea in Delhi High Court challenging his recent detention at Delhi airport.
The Court has sought response from the Centre and fixed August 23 as the next date of hearing.
Shah Faesal,a former bureaucrat has moved a habeas corpus plea in Delhi High Court challenging his recent detention at Delhi airport. Court has sought response from Centre and fixed August 23 as the next date of hearing. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/QbUelVSElT— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
Death toll rises to 25 in Himachal, more rain predicted
The death toll in Himachal Pradesh rose to 25 on Monday with three more people losing their lives due to the rains, which the weather office predicted will continue over the next 24 hours.
Punjab CM announces ₹100 Crore for emergency relief in the flood-hit regions
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced Rs 100 Crore for emergency relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-hit regions of the state
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced Rs 100 Crore for emergency relief and rehabilitation measures in the flood-hit regions of the state. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/VGrdHC6Au1— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
Multiple blasts in Afghanistan's Jalalabad on Independence Day, 66 civilians injured
66 civilians wounded in multiple blasts in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar province on Afghanistan Independence day
Sangh should shed anti-reservation mindset: Mayawati
In a tweet, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said, "The RSS saying that there should be open-hearted debate pertaining to reservation given to SC/ST/OBC, generates dangerous situation of doubt, which is not at all needed".
She also said, "Reservation is a humanitarian and constitutional provision, and disturbing it is injustice and improper. It would be better if the Sangh sheds its anti-reservation mindset." Bhagwat had yesterday said in New Delhi that he had spoken on reservation earlier as well, but it created a lot of noise and the whole discussion diverted from the actual issue.
Meeting underway at Home Ministry, chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah
Meeting underway at Home Ministry, chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah. NSA Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior intelligence officials present.
Delhi: Meeting underway at Home Ministry, chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah. NSA Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and senior intelligence officials present. pic.twitter.com/sxaDbdK7ex— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
Kejriwal says Yamuna to breach danger mark today, urges people to move to safer places
Water level in the Yamuna is expected to cross the danger mark this evening, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, urging people in low-lying areas to move to temporary shelters set up by the administration.
Kejriwal asserted his government is ready to deal with the situation that may arise. Haryana has released a record 8.28 lakh cusecs water in the Yamuna on Sunday, he said.
"This water is likely to reach Delhi by Monday evening and the danger mark in the Yamuna at 207.32 meters is likely to be breached," he said.
So far, 2,120 temporary shelters have been set up, where food, water and other amenities are being provided.
More than 23,800 people will be required to moved out from low-lying areas, according to official estimates.
The chief minister has urged people to move out of areas likely to be flooded.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal: Water level (of Yamuna river) is expected to cross the danger mark, today evening. Water can reach here during the next two days with full force, all our officers and ministers are monitoring the situation 24x7. pic.twitter.com/MuLVq1BZCx— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
Congress President, Sonia Gandhi condoles Jagannath Mishra's death
Congress President, Sonia Gandhi has extended her condolences on the passing away of Dr. Jagannath Mishra. As a three time Congress Chief Minister of Bihar, Union Cabinet Minister and PCC President on many occasions, Dr. Mishra always stood for the interests of the deprived and the marginalised minorities in society.
He will be remembered for a long time to come, Sonia Gandhi said
Mamata Banerjee condoles Jagannath Mishra's death
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed grief over the death of her former Bihar counterpart Jagannath Mishra.
I demand from the govt that Article 370 revocation should be reversed, says Ghulam Nabi Azad
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress says, I demand from the govt that the wrong decision (Article 370 Scrapped) taken by them, which has also been proved wrong as nobody in the state is happy, such a decision should be reversed. Political leaders should be released and normalcy must be restored.
"I think that this happened for the first time when a law has been made for a State & people of the State have been practically kept under arrest."
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress: I demand from the govt that the wrong decision (#Article370Scrapped) taken by them, which has also been proved wrong as nobody in the state is happy, such a decision should be reversed. Political leaders should be released & normalcy must be restored. pic.twitter.com/GD2Cvio5V9— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
DMK to hold a protest on 22 August at Jantar Mantar against Article 370 revocation
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) to hold a protest on 22 August at Jantar Mantar in Delhi against Article 370 revocation
Snowfall in Lahaul-Spiti, Chamba
Some parts of Lahaul-Spiti and Chamba districts in Himachal Pradesh received the first snowfall of the season, the meteorological department said on Monday.
Snowfall generally does not occur in these areas in the month of August.
The Chamba to Pangi road has been blocked at Saach pass due to fresh snowfall, a district official said.
4 dead, 3 rescued, 1 missing in Uttarkashi, Himachal Pradesh following a cloud burst
4 dead, 3 rescued & 1 missing in Makudi village, Uttarkashi district following a cloud burst in the area. Rescue operation underway.
Flood-like situation in 7 villages of Phillaur following heavy rainfall.
Death toll in flood-related incidents rises to 121, in Kerala 40 injured, 21 still missing
Three-day state mourning declared in Bihar
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed grief on the death of former CM Jagannath Mishra. Three-day state mourning declared in Bihar. The former CM will be cremated with state honours
Bihar former CM Jagannath Mishra passes away
Bihar former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra has passed away in Delhi after prolonged illness. pic.twitter.com/zyDlVD4HBP— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
SC dismisses Tarun Tejpal's plea seeking quashing of charges in sexual assault case
The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea filed by Tehelka magazine founder Tarun Tejpal seeking quashing of charges framed against him in an alleged sexual assault case lodged by a former woman colleague.
Sexual assault case against journalist Tarun Tejpal: Supreme Court refuses to quash the charges against Tarun Tejpal in the case registered by his former junior colleague in 2013. (Tarun Tejpal in file pic) pic.twitter.com/SHr0E9I8r6— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
17 people killed in cloud burst in Mori tehsil of Uttarkashi
Schools re-open in Rajouri district on Monday
Jammu & Kashmir: Schools re-open in RAJOURI district today. pic.twitter.com/l0bnshkDUi— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
Delhi Govt calls for an emergency meeting in wake of the rising water level
Delhi Government has called for an emergency meeting of concerned officials in wake of the rising water level in the national capital. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will chair the meeting
Delhi Government has called for an emergency meeting of concerned officials in wake of the rising water level in the national capital. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will chair the meeting. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/XxsnTbNbrP— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
Normal life affected in Hamirpur due to heavy rainfall in the area.
Himachal Pradesh: Normal life affected in Hamirpur due to heavy rainfall in the area. pic.twitter.com/JdQqmQCBy4— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
Priyanka slams Modi govt, asks 'Who is responsible for economic slowdown in our country?'
The utter silence of the govt is dangerous. Companies have no work. People are getting sacked out of jobs due to this, but the BJP govt is silent. Who, after all is responsible for this terrible recession in our country?," tweeted Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi
सरकार की घोर चुप्पी खतरनाक है।कम्पनियों का काम चौपट है। लोगों को काम से निकाला जा रहा है, भाजपा सरकार मौन है।— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) August 19, 2019
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Man shot at in UP, critical
A man was admitted to hospital in serious condition after he was shot at by his two uncles in a village in Muzaffarnagar district, a police officer said Monday.
Drunk cab driver rams into pedestrians in Bengaluru
A drunk person drove his car over pedestrians on a footpath at HSR Layout locality. The driver was taken into police custody & injured were admitted to hospital. Case registered.
SC verdict on Tarun Tejpal's plea for quashing of charges today
The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce on Monday its verdict on Tehelka magazine's founder Tarun Tejpal's plea seeking quashing of charges in an alleged sexual assault case lodged against him by a former woman colleague.
A bench comprising justices Arun Mishra, MR Shah and BR Gavai will deliver the judgment.
Pakistan resumes ceasefire violations in J&K
After a lull of less than 24 hours, Pakistan violated the ceasefire again with fresh shelling near the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.
Rescue operations underway in Uttarkashi's Mori tehsil following cloudburst in the area
Uttarakhand: Rescue operations underway in Uttarkashi's Mori tehsil following cloudburst in the area. pic.twitter.com/dm1rFNw9gi— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019
10 killed, 20 injured after a bus collides with a truck in Dhule, Maharashtra
Maharashtra: 10 dead and 20 injured after a bus collided with a canter truck near Nimgul village in Dhule, on Sunday night.
Maharashtra: 10 dead and 20 injured after a bus collided with a canter truck near Nimgul village in Dhule, late last night. pic.twitter.com/7i49q3z3pT— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2019