Breaking News Latest Updates Highlights of August 19
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Today we will have a special focus on the Kashmir situation and the hearing in Ayodhya land case.
Here, we have a 360-degree focus on major developments that take place across all genres -- politics, crime, international news, business, sports, entertainment and lifestyle.
So here are the highlights of August 19:
17:25 pm: Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa's tenure extended for another 3 years: ANI
17:00 pm: Task force headed by Akhilesh Ranjan, Member of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), submitted its Direct tax code report to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today. New direct tax code will replace the existing income tax act of 1961.
16:24 pm: 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.
16:20 pm: Ministry of External Affairs: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on bilateral visits to France, UAE, and Bahrain, he will also attend the G7 summit in Biarritz, France from 22nd to 26th August.
14:42 pm: 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.
13:06 pm: Task force headed by Akhilesh Ranjan, Member of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), will submit its Direct tax code report to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at 3 pm today. New direct tax code will replace the existing income tax act of 1961.
12:40 pm: Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi: In the 13th Finance Commission, Congress govt had given Rs. 87,000 crore for the development of entire northeast India. Modi govt increased it to Rs. 3,13,375 crore. This shows the priority given to the northeast by PM Modi.
12:27 pm: Protests over demolition of Guru Ravidas temple: SC directs Punjab, Haryana and Delhi to ensure that no law and order situation is created.
Our orders can't be given "political colour", says SC on protests over demolition of Guru Ravidas temple in Delhi.
12:19 pm: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, Congress General Secretary for the state PL Punia and Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee chief Mohan Markam arrive at the residence of Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.
12:16 pm: Former Haryana Chief Minister and Congress leader, Bhupinder Singh Hooda: A committee will be formed in a day or two. Convenor will call a meeting after the committee is formed. I will do what the committee will say, if it asks me to leave politics, I will leave politics as well.
12:10 pm: Amitabh Bachchan launches 'Banega Swasth India' campaign.
12:10 pm: Supreme Court defers for Tuesday a plea filed by Facebook for transfer to SC the petitions pending in different High Courts across the country, demanding to interlink Aadhaar database with social media profiles for authentication of identity.
11:30 am: The five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, holding day-to-day hearing in Ayodhya case, will not sit today due to unavailability of Justice SA Bobde owing to his ill health.
11:27 am: Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa: Within 2-3 hours, I am going to get the final list from Amit bhai (BJP President Amit Shah). So, cabinet expansion will be done tomorrow.
11:24 am: Telangana: Bharatiya Janata Party Working President JP Nadda holds a door-to-door campaign in Hyderabad, as a part of the party's membership drive.
11:02 am: Bihar former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra has passed away in Delhi after prolonged illness.
10:07 am: Secretary (Incharge) Disaster Management, S A Murugesan, to ANI: 17 people have died in the cloud burst in Mori tehsil of Uttarkashi.
9:59 am: 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.
9:20 am: Delhi: Water level of Yamuna River recorded at 204.70 meters today (the warning level is at 204.50 meters), after more than 8 lakh cusecs of water released from Hathni Kund barrage. Delhi Govt has issued orders for evacuation, Civil Defence volunteers have been deployed.
9:15 am: Classes resume in 95 of 190 schools in Srinagar today as the administration has made the necessary arrangements to ensure the security of the students.
Posted By: Aalok Sensharma