Follow news in brief for August 17

Bangalore, Aug 17: Follow the top news in brief from India and across the world for Sunday, August 17:

6.30 pm: AAP demands that the law setting up the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) should be amended to make the panel accountable to the people as it showed "extreme reluctance" to fix the accountability for power cuts in the city.

6.00 pm: JDS leader H D Deve Gowda says those party leaders willing to support Congress in the August 21 Assembly bypoll to Shikaripura constituency could either join any of the two national parties or remain in JDS and work to strengthen it.

5.30 pm: Union Minister for Minority Affairs Najma Heptullah says Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan would be able to break the ice between the two nations only if the intention of the neighbouring country was good.

5.00 pm: BJP rubbishes the Saharanpur riots panel report allegation as "politically motivated".

4.00 pm: Trinamool Congress names former Indian football team captain Dipendu Biswas and actress-turned politician Nayana Bandopadhyay as its candidates for by-polls in two Assembly seats in West Bengal.

3.38 pm: India to make fresh plea soon for the extradition of Kim Davy.

3.05 pm: Both SP and BJP responsible for UP riots, says Mayawati

2.40 pm: BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh taunts Mamata Banerjee's Singapore visit, alleges the CM is going to deposit money and not to bring anything for Bengal from there

2.15 pm: Andhra and Telangana chief ministers meet to iron out differences [Read...]

1.53 pm: Incessant rains in the past couple of days have triggered floods and landslides in several districts of Arunachal Pradesh, disrupting road communication and throwing normal life out of gear - PTI

1.50 pm: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh refuses to comment on reports on Saharanpur riots that named a BJP MP.

1.20 pm: PM Narendra Modi greets nation on the festival of Sri Lrishna Janmashtami.

1.05 pm: Three bogies of a goods train derails near Ambala Cantt, affecting the movement of a number of trains on Ambala-Saharanpur and Ambala-Delhi rail sections.

1.00 pm: Indian, Pakistani troops clash along LoC.

Noon: 84 killed, 156 missing in Nepal landslide, floods. [Read...]

11.10 am: UP govt submits report on Saharanpur riots, reportedly names BJP MP Raghav Lakhanpal. [Read...]

10.55 am: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to leave for Singapore today for a 5-day trip [Read: BJP mocks Mamata]

10.45 am: MoS PMO on invitation to separatists: Can't encourage separatists, move will boomerang on Pakistan. National Conference too raises objection.

10.29 am: Congress questions Centre's 'silence' on Pak high commissioner's invitation to separatist leaders. [Read...]

10.00 am: Pakistani High Commissioner Abdul Basit invites separatist leaders in New Delhi for talks on Kashmir.

9.30 am: Kenya bans flights to Ebola-hit nations of West Africa [Read...]

9.29 am: Uttarakhand rain: Death toll 32

9.07 am: No need to panic over the Ebola outbreak, says Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

9.06 am: National Conference releases candidates' list for the upcomning assembly polls. The name of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah doesn't feature in the list.

8.50 am: Half of MH17 crash victims identified: Report [Read...]

8.48 am:
French diplomat charged with rape seeks PM's intervention. [Read...]

8.47 am: Lalu Prasad-Nitish Kumar to hold second rally today for the August 21 bypolls in Bihar.

8.31 am: US conducts more air strikes against the ISIL in Iraq. [Read...]

8.30 am: Quake measuring 4.8 in Richter Scale hits northeast India.

8.15 am: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, its troops open fire at BSF outposts in Jammu. [Read...]

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