Sheila Dikshit resigns as Kerala governor; more news updates of Aug 26

News in brief: Aug 26
Bangalore, Aug 26: Here are the latest news updates of the day-

9:45 pm: Israeli official confirms acceptance of Egyptian-brokered ceasefire in Gaza war: Associated Press

9:30 pm: Nigerian held with cocaine worth Rs 1.25 crore in Delhi

8:30 pm: CBI arrests senior Tamil Nadu official for allegedly taking bribe from former lawmaker

7:45 pm: Long-term Gaza truce agreed with Israel: Palestinians

7:00 pm: Chabad House, Mumbai Jewish centre stormed in 2008 attacks reopens

6:33 pm: Kerala government sets September 12 as deadline for closing all bars in the state, except those in 5-star hotels

5.47 pm:
Shiv Sena criticises BJP in its mouthpiece Saamna, asks it not to bank on 'waves' for local elections

5:45 pm: Italian defence firm Finmeccannica can take part in ongoing deals, but not in future tenders, say sources

5:10 pm: Car bomb kills 15 at busy Baghdad intersection: officials

4:45 pm: Six Indians who returned from Liberia test negative for Ebola. They were taken for the test on arrival at Delhi airport this morning

3.52 pm: Names of Advani and Joshi figure in the list of 'Margdarshak Mandal' (guiding group), a new body.

3.40 pm: BJP veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi dropped from BJP Parliamentary Board.

3.30 pm: Sheila Dikshit resigns as Kerala Governor.

3.20 pm: India, Pak DGMOs hold talks;agree to hold flag meetings at army & BSF levels to defuse situation at LoC & IB: Army.

3.07 pm: PM Modi likely to chair meet to discuss the new body set to replace Planning Commission.

2.20 pm: Kalyan Singh appointed Governor of Rajasthan, Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala appointed Governor of Karnataka. Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao (Governor of Maharashtra) and Mridula Sinha (Governor of Goa) (read more)

2.18 pm: Mumbai DIG Sunil Paraskar suspended over accusations of raping a model.

1.45 pm: Pakistan is now targeting civilian areas using high powered explosives: BSF DG DK Pathak

1.35 pm: Supreme Court issues notice to BSP chief Mayawati

1.03 pm: Saharanpur riot report submitted by Meerut Commissioner Bhupendra Singh to UP govt.

12.55 pm: Maharashtra home department sends proposal to suspend rape accused DIG Sunil Paraskar to CM Prithviraj Chavan.

12.40 pm: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley calls for a meet of service chiefs, to raise the issue of ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

12.35 pm: Kerala High Court directs state government to make new liquor policy into law.

12.20 pm: Nariman House reopens nearly 6 years after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks

11.50 am: Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi strongly objects to security cover to BJP MP Sangeet Som, says he's a threat to society (read more)

11.30 am: Passengers suspected to have been exposed to Ebola virus arrive in Delhi airport, taken for medical check up

11.25 am: Shah Rukh Khan provided police protection after fugitive gangster Ravi Pujari tries to get in touch with him.

11.20 am: Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh again faces protest in Jharkhand over booing row, black flags shown in Ramgarh.

11.17 am: Deputy mayor Ranjanben Bhatt gets BJP ticket for Lok Sabha byelection in Vadodara, vacated by PM Narendra Modi.

11.10 am: Three students reportedly expelled from Scindia School in Gwalior for allegedly ragging junior who is now in hospital (read more)

11.05 am: Gwalior judge moves SC due to dissatisfaction over panel set up to look into sexual harassment case against HC judge (read more)

11.00 am: Kalyan Singh named as new Rajasthan Governor, VR Vala gets charge of Karnataka,CV Rao of Maha and Mridula Sinha of Goa.

10.40 am: Bulandshahr(UP): Last rites of martyr GDR Rahul Kumar of 23 GDR Battalion being performed

10.30 am: Panthers Party MLAs raise slogans in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly.

9.55 am: Shiv Sena takes a dig at BJP post bypolls in Bihar, say people vote for state polls differently.

9.35 am: Saharanpur riots: Commissioner report blames government officials for failure to control situation.

9.30 am: Fresh firing reported in Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir, five heavily armed terrorists killed.

9.15 am: UN chief Ban Ki-moon asks India & Pakistan to resolve their issues peacefully and through dialogue (read more)

9.13 am: Scindia school ragging: Case registered against three seniors, two assistant house masters.

9.00 am: Six years after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Chabad House to reopen today.

8.40 am: J&K : 1 militant gunned down, encounter still on in Kupwara's Kalaroos.

8.20 am: Mumbai airport to screen passengers from Ebola-hit Liberia (read more)

8.00 am: 3 jawans, 5 terrorists killed in two separate encounters in Kupwara district of J&K; the encounters have been on since Saturday.

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