News flash: Pakistan calls off NSA level talks; India calls it unfortunate

Bengaluru, Aug 22: Heavy rains trigger flood like situation in Kokrajhar (Assam).

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Pak's decision 'unfortunate': India

12:00 am: Senior UP BJP leader Lakshmikant Bajpai injured in a road accident in Meerut, safe.

10.45 pm: Pakistan's decision is unfortunate. India did not set any preconditions. We only reiterated that Pakistan respect the spirit of the Simla & Ufa Agreements to which it was already committed: MEA.

10.05 pm: Pakistan reiterates that the scheduled NSA level talks cannot be held on the basis of the preconditions set by India: Pak MoFA.


10.02 pm: Pakistan calls off NSA level talks with India: Pak Media Reports

9.35 pm: Encounter between security forces & militants underway in Handwara(J&K).2-4 militants believed to be holed up inside a house: Security forces to ANI

9.25 pm: 
Former Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde responds to question on news that Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan.


9:15 pm: 26/11 Special Public Prosecuter Ujjwal Nikam met NSA Ajit Doval & briefed him on Pak's involvement in Mumbai terror attacks, also gave some documents: Sources

8:30 pm: Normal life affected due to flash floods in Jorhat, Assam.


8:20 pm: Terrorism is a big challenge: Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

7:55 pm: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to send a 3-member delegation of Trinamool MPs to FTII, Pune to express solidarity with students.


7:40 pm: BJP President Amit Shah meets PM Narendra Modi at 7 RCR.

7:30 pm: There is no bad peace & no good war, peace can only prevail through dialogue & we want dialogue: Devendra Rana, NC

7:15 pm: Moderate Hurriyat Conference leader Bilal Lone detained at Delhi airport, sent to his South Delhi based residence.

6:25 pm: Hindustan mein kisko arrest karna hai aur kisko free rakhna hai, ye humara right hai. Pakistan ko hume gyaan dene ki zaroorat nhi hai (We know whom to arrest and whom not; Pakistan need not lecture us): Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena.

6:15 pm: Much to the dismay of people of J&K, again India and Pakistan are headed for a deadlock: Mirwaiz Umar Farooq.


6:00 pm: India is ready to talk on only and only 'terrorism' , this was decided in Ufa: Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

5:56 pm: NSA level talks between India and Pakistan unlikely to take place, say Pak Govt Sources.

5:50 pm: There is no issue like Kashmir, Kashmir is an integral part of India and it will be. Hurriyat leaders are not representatives of Kashmir, Government is, says BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu.

5:42 pm: Kashmiri people are real owners of Kashmir, they will not surrender their ownership. We were having hopes that issue will be resolved through dialogue process but its becoming a murky situation: Yasin Malik

5:35 pm: I will sit on hunger strike at Jantar Mantar with Ex servicemen until their demand is met: AAP MLA Surinder Singh

5:25 pm: Pak is an inveterate habitual offender,wants to destabilize,wants to breed terror in India: Kapil Sibal

5:15 pm: Meeting of Hurriyat leaders with Pak before ‘Talks' between India & Pakistan, means they consider them as stakeholders: EAM Sushma Swaraj

5:00 pm: No NSA talks doesn't mean India & Pakistan dialogue will cease forever. They (Pak) need to understand what we are saying: EAM Sushma Swaraj

4:50 pm: Talks will not happen if Pakistan does not agree with Ufa & Shimla spirit: EAM Sushma Swaraj

4:40 pm: Pakistan is running away from talks which will be held only when we get a reply. Pakistan has time till midnight tonight.

4:35 pm: In Ufa declaration there was no reference to Kashmir. Respect Shimla accord and Ufa spirit, Swaraj.

4:30 pm: India is not putting any pre-conditions. Only reminding there will be no talks on Kashmir now. It will be only on terror: Swaraj. (PTI)

4:25 pm: Sartaj Aziz should come if he agrees with India on the points made by us: Swaraj.

4:20 pm: Instead of reducing tensions, Pakistan stepped up terrorism in India, including the Gurdaspur attack, since Ufa talks. India has always maintained that there will be no third party in Indo-Pak talks. Hurriyat cannot be a party, says Sushma Swaraj.

4:15 pm: Not all the interactions with Pak are dialogues. There is a composite dialogue which is different & has 8 points, says EAM Sushma Swaraj while addressing media on India-Pakistan NSA Talks.

3.42 pm: AAP MLA Surinder Singh granted bail in the alleged assault case by a Delhi court (PTI)

3.33 pm: India will not allow separatists talk before NSA meet, say govt sources | CNN-IBN

2.48 pm: Government hikes minimum export price of onion to $700 per tonne from $425 to check price rise: PTI

2.05 pm: We are very disturbed about arrest of Hurriyat leaders. It is violation of their fundamental rights: Sartaj Aziz

2.00 pm: I urge Mr. Modi to ponder over what I call most important part of Ufa statement that India & Pak have collective responsibility to ensure peace: Pak NSA.


1.50 pm: People of Pakistan extend political, moral and diplomatic support to people of Kashmir: NSA Sartaz Aziz


1.45 pm: Pakistan ready to hold NSA talks without any pre-condition. The most important outstanding issue between India and Pakistan is Kashmir: NSA Sartaz Aziz.

1:28 pm: We want to hold NSA-level talks only on terror; it's up to Pakistan to decide, says Rajnath on prospects of talks.

1:23 pm: No purpose of going ahead with NSA-level talks with Pak unless there are tangible deliverables: Cong to Govt.

1:22 pm: India will firmly stick to its stand on agenda decided between PM Narendra Modi and Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif during Ufa meet, says Home Minister.

1:15 pm: Metropolitan Magistrate Gomati Manocha reserves orders on AAP MLA Commando Surinder's judicial custody & bail application.

1:04 pm : GoI has taken a decision that they will not allow Hurriyat to meet them (Pak), this is a process that has been started, says Farooq Abdullah.

12:56 pm: India is only willing to hold talks on agenda that was agreed upon by both sides in Ufa, there can be no change in agenda, says Rajnath Singh.

Want to make it clear India willing to talk on terror, now it's upto Pak to decide whether they want to hold talks or not, Rajnath Singh further said.

12:55 pm: Dawood permanent residence is in Pakistan, but such people keep on changing their location: Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

12:52 pm: Wholesale onion price shoots up to Rs 57 per kg at Lasalgaon in Maharashtra, Asia's biggest onion market.

12.48 pm: Separatist leader Shabhir Shah has been detained at the New Delhi aiport ahead of a meeting with Pakistan's NSA Sartaj Aziz. Shah was scheduled to meet with Aziz on Sunday

12.40 pm: Separatist leader Shabir Shah has reached Delhi

12.20 pm: BBMP elections voting percentage till 12 pm

Total - 10.80%

Bengaluru central - 11.35%

Bengaluru North - 10.46%

Bengaluru South - 12.71 %

12.10 pm: I don't know what is purpose of talks and where will the talks take us when we are unable to talk amongst ourselves: Salman Khurshid

11.42 am: Gunman opens fire on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris, injures two.

11.11 am: Shiv Sena has always opposed engaging in any kind of bilateral dialogue with Pakistan: Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena

10.38 am: Uncertainty over NSA Level talks continue: Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to do a press conference in Islamabad later today

9.55 am: Separatist leader Shabbir Shah arrives at Srinagar Airport, will depart for Delhi from here

9.42 pm: Separatist leader Shabir Shah leaves for New Delhi to meet Pakistan NSA Sartaz Aziz.

9.09 am: 5 NSCN(K) men involved in ambush which claimed 18 soldiers' lives arrested: Assam Rifles

8.00 am: Heavy rains trigger flood like situation in Kokrajhar (Assam)

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