Author UR Ananthamurthy passes away; more news updates of Aug 22

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News in brief: Aug 22
Bangalore, Aug 22: After American journalist James Foley was beheaded in Iraq, US Army officials said that IS militants had to be defeated. Here are more news updates of the day:

10:25 pm: Irom Sharmila re-arrested, suicide attempt charge back

9: 17 pm: Human effigy remark: BJP files complaint against Trinamool MLA

8:50 pm: Haryana CM Bhupinder Hooda met PM Narendra Modi today

8:25 pm: Maharashtra police's Anti-Corruption Bureau seeks state government nod to probe Deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar after complaint by activist

7:40 pm: Planning Commission will become 8-member think tank, announcement next month

7:10 pm: Nigeria confirms two new cases of Ebola

6:35 pm: Noted Kannada writer UR Ananthamurthy dies of kidney failure in Bangalore. He was 82.

5:50 pm: BJP asks its MPs to stay clear of the junket and has sought an explanation from the MPs: Sources

4.50 pm:
Bihar minister's son attempts suicide after being ragged in school, admitted in Delhi hospital

4.15 pm: Arvind Kejriwal addresses press conference, hits out at Health Minister Harshvardhan.

3.58 pm: BJP asks its MPs not to go on foreign tour organised by US biotech giant Monsanto.

3.45 pm: Home Minister Rajnath Singh takes aerial survey of flood affected areas in Uttar Pradesh

3.30 pm: CFBC CEO in Rakesh Kumar in Police custody till Aug 28.

3.15 pm: Bombay High Court grants bail to MCX promoter Jignesh Shah in NSEL scam case.

3.08 pm: Congress protests outside BJP office against Arun Jaitley's remark on the December 16 gangrape.

2.54 pm: Mumbai Metro will be expanded to connect all parts of the city: Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu.

2.50 pm: SC dismisses TV producer Suhaib Ilyasi's plea against Delhi HC order asking him to face trial for his wife's murder.

2.45 pm: Flood situation grim in parts of UP, Bihar.

2.30 pm: JDU suspends its MLA from Islampur in Bihar-Rajiv Ranjan-from the party for 6 years over "anti-party activities".

2.20 pm: Ministers to be given Grades over their performance of work as Modi government is set to complete 100 days in office: Sources.

2.00 pm: FIR against TMC MLA.

1.10 pm: 13-year-old tortured and beaten up for refusing to clean toilets in Bangalore. Minor was beaten up with pipes.

1.05 pm: Tremors felt in parts of Arunachal Pradesh; epicentre of 3.3 magnitude quake was located in West Kameng district.

12.45 pm: MoS Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju's visit to Ladakh comes in the wake of increasing intrusion by PLA troops.

12.35 pm: BJP MP Kirti Azad condemns ArunJaitley's rape remark, advises the minister and others to think before commenting.

12.13 pm: Noted writer UR Ananthamurthy admitted to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru over Kidney Ailment (read more)

12.10 pm: SC extends bail of 2008 Bangalore serial blast case accused Abdul Nasser Madani by 4 weeks.

11.50 am: Delhi HC dismisses PIL on UPSC issue, directs petitioners to approach CAT as it's a service matter so no need to involve court.

11.35 am: SC questions Centre on status of LoP post in Parliament, says post important for appointment of Lokpal.

11.30 am: Bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of MH17 crash arrive in Kuala Lumpur.

11.20 am: SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandson Tej Pratap Yadav to file nomination today for Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat.

11.15 am: SC asks Centre to inform how it intends to deal with the issue of Leader of Opposition in 4 weeks.

10.45 am: Arun Jaitley clarifies on his 'small rape' remark, says his speech was misconstrued (read more)

10.37 am: Activist Irom Sharmila detained again at the protest venue in Imphal where she is fasting

10.30 am: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's comment on rape sparks controversy.

10.12 am: Manipur: Irom Sharmila and her mother resist arrest as police arrive at the protest site to arrest them.

10.00 am: Air India flight on the way to Ahmedabad from Delhi makes emergency landing in Jaipur due to technical snag; all passengers safe (read more)

9.45 am: Passengers at airports can go ahead after manual checks at boarding gates.

9.25 am: Irom Sharmila has refused to eat or drink until AFSPA is repealed. She has been without nutrition for 40 hours (read more)

9.05 am: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, opens fire at two BSF posts along international border in RS Pura.

8.50 am: Two sisters allegedly thrashed, raped by two men in Rajasthan.

8.40 am: 3 terrorists gunned down near Chinabat in East Garo Hills in Meghalaya, 1 civilian injured in the encounter which lasted for 40 minutes.

8.30 am: TMC MLA Dr. Nirmal Majhi threatens, says, living effigies will be burnt against protesting doctors in West Bengal.

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