Get all the latest national and international news updates of Monday, Aug 8 here:
9.00 pm: Abhinav Bindra crashes out of 10m Air Rifle Final.
7.35 pm: At least 50 dead in weekend Ethiopia protests: opposition, diplomat (Source: AFP).
7.14 pm: 4 Naxals arrested by police in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh, 10 Kg IED recovered from them.
6.53 pm: Indian Shooter Gagan Narang fails to qualify for Men's 10m air rifle finals in Rio 2016.
6.42 pm: I want to thank all political parties and MPs for taking part in this discussion, says FM Arun Jaitley in LS on GST Bill.
6.35 pm: Most of the things that can impact consumer inflation have been kept out of the ambit of GST: PM Modi in LS.
6.30 pm: We say a lot about corruption but to eradicate corruption it is important to strengthen our system as well: PM Modi in Lok Sabha.
6.28 pm: Our aim is "Economical and educational empowerment of the poor".GST can help us achieve this aim: PM Modi in Lok Sabha.
6.24 pm: It is true that consumer States will benefit more from GST but Centre will compensate manufacturing States in case of losses, says PM Modi in Lok Sabha.
6.18 pm: States in our country are not self sufficient but are interdependent. GST will boost economy of under developed States: PM Modi in Lok Sabha.
6.10 pm: 'Rashtraneeti' is bigger than 'Rajneeti', says PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha on GST Bill.
6.07 pm: 'Lok Tantra' is not just a game of mandate, it is also a journey of forming consensus, says PM Modi in LS on GST Bill.
6.04 pm: GST means 'Great Step towards transformation', 'Great Step towards transparency' in India: PM Modi in Lok Sabha.
6.02 pm: It's true that someone gives 'birth' while someone else 'nutures it' (on GST Bill). It is not a victory of a particular pol party, says PM Modi in Lok Sabha.
5.45 pm: These are our own people.If process of dialogue with J&K people can improve situation in valley, we should do it, says CM Mufti.
5.41 pm: I believe there is a need to heal wounds of people, to initiate dialogue with the people of J&K,says CM Mehbooba Mufti.
5.40 pm: I am hopeful that PM Modi will take this an opportunity to initiate dialogue with people in J&K to address their problems, says J&K CM Mufti.
5.32 pm: This is all for publicity.We shouldn't pay heed to such statements, says Kiren Rijiju on Sayeed Salahudeen's threat to wage nuclear war against India.
5.30 pm: Fethullah terror org has network worldwide including India. They provide money and support to overall organisation Erdal Ergen.
5.22 pm: NIA Special Court sent Rubel Miya, arrested from Malda in connection with Fake Indian Currency Notes case, to 6-day police remand.
5.18 pm: One more BSF soldier succumbs to his injuries in an encounter in Machhil (J&K). Total no of casualties: 3.
4.43 pm: NIA Special Court sent Rubel Miya, arrested from Malda in connection with Fake Indian Currency Notes case, to 6-day police remand.
4.39 pm: There are various institutions in Mumbai and India,connected to (Fethullah) Gullen network, every such institution must be closed, says Erdal Ergen.
4.30 pm: Allahabad High Court asks UP Govt to file response over handing over of the matter to CBI in Bulandshahr rape case.
4.29 pm: Delhi cabinet assembly session which will commence on 22nd, will go on till 26th August.
4.20 pm: SC to hear tomorrow Maharashtra Government's plea seeking clarification of its earlier order on Dahi Handi festival.
4.09 pm: Sonia Gandhi who is admitted at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, is making steady progress and her condition remains stable: Health Bulletin.
4.05 pm: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and MoS PMO Jitendra Singh arrive for meet with HM Rajnath Singh over J&K issue, CM Mehbooba Mufti also present.
4.00 pm: Delhi Assembly session to begin from August 22nd.
3.55 pm: Death toll from blast at a major hospital in the Pakistani city of Quetta rises to 53.
3.48 pm: Punjab-Capt Amarinder Singh met SHO,Sangat Mandi PS after locals complained that police registered fake FIRs agaist them.
3.32 pm: Aurangabad ATS detains 3rd suspected ISIS terrorist from Parbhani aftr earlier 2 suspects arrested,last month,revealed his name.
3.30 pm: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti arrives at MHA to meet HM Rajnath Singh to discuss J&K situation.
3.20 pm: A civil chopper en route to Kathmandu crashed near Nuwakot in Nepal, this morning. 6 people were on board including pilot. search operation underway.
3.08 pm: South Africa bans four players: Jean Symes, Pumelela Matshikwe, Ethy Mbhalati and Thami Tsolekile over match fixing.
3.01 pm: Cricket: South Africa bans four over match fixing.
3.00 pm: 2 suspects killed in encounter in Millennium Township area, Shadnagar (Telangana),search operation underway.
2.55 pm: Two suspects killed in encounter in Millennium Township area, Shadnagar (Telangana). Search operations underway.
2.35 pm: Expelled AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa's maid files a sexual harassment case against Sasikala Pushpa and her family members.
2.30 pm: J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti to meet PM Narendra Modi & Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi over J&K situation.
2.15 pm: India is only country where cattle is reared and is also a source of finance for many, if that gets affected, it might lead to resentment among different groups, says Swami Akhileshwaranand.
2.00 pm: If there was political consensus, this law would've come long long back. But Cong is now here extending full support for GST, says Congress leader Veerappa Moily.
1.50 pm: A Pakistani national went missing from Nabi Karim area of Central Delhi on July 28. Police files complaint for the same, search op underway.
1.45 pm: Former Bahujan Samaj Party leader Swami Prasad Maurya joins BJP, in presence of BJP Chief Amit Shah.
If there was political consensus, this law would've come long long back. But Cong is now here extending full support for GST: Veerappa Moily
1.30 pm: The Government is at a fairly advanced stage in discussions with Andhra CM on special status. Will shortly arrive at a solution, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha.
1.21 pm: Bus overturns on Shimla's Kingal road. All 32 passengers safe in Himachal Pradesh.
1.15 pm: A police constable Vinod from Prashant Vihar Police Station (Delhi) commits suicide. More details awaited.
1.12 pm: We had asked for a discussion on the issue under rule 193 but they did not answer, says Mallikarjun Kharge,Congress.
1.11 pm: Rather than giving a reply in the Parliament, he is making a statement outside the Parliament? says Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress.
1.05 pm: Encounter in Millennium Township area, Shadnagar (Telangana).Two suspects gunned down.
1.03 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 PM.
1.02 pm: SC dismisses petition of Former Coal Secretary HC Gupta seeking joint trial of 8 separate cases in coal block allocation scam.
1.01 pm: Death toll from blast at a major hospital in the Pakistani city of Quetta rises to 40: AFP.
1.00 pm: Last to last night, rape was reported (of a 5 year old girl) in village Kheda (Hapur): Alankrita Singh, SP Hapur.
12.59 pm: The doctors confirmed sexual assault, proper treatment was given to her. She is still in hospital: SP Hapur.
12.56 pm: Low intensity IED blast near Kangpokpi town along Imphal-Dimapur road, NH-01; 2 BSF personnel injured, provided medical aid.
12.55 pm: Congress walk out of Lok Sabha in protest against atrocities faced by Dalits in the nation.
12.43 pm: Supreme court to hear appeal of Vikas yadav and others against Delhi High Court order in Nitish Katara Murder case.
12.25 pm: Cylinder blast in Jammu's Gorkha Nagar, 12 persons injured.
12.15 pm: Two BSF soldiers lost their lives, and one terrorist gunned down in an encounter in Machhil (J&K). Operations underway.
12.05 pm: At least 20 killed in SW Pakistan hospital blast.
11.40 am: Home Minister Rajnath Singh to make statement on Kokrajhar, Assam in Rajya Sabha today.
11.20 am: 'Kashmir has seen a month of curfew and violence, we cannot remain silent," says Sitaram Yechury in Rajya Sabha.
11.05 am: Two persons have died in the encounter at Hyderabad. The two are suspected to be terrorists. The possibility of them being gangsters is not ruled out.
10.55 am: Heavy security has been deployed due to an ongoing operation with suspected terrorists in Hyderabad.
10.52 am: NIA and Telangana police are conducting search operations in Hyderabad, Shadnagar. Terror hideouts being raided, firing has been reported.
10.30 am: Allahabad High Court to take immediate cognizance of Bulandshahr rape case, matter to be heard by court today.
10.20 am: Congress gives notice in Rajya Sabha on J&K unrest issue.
10.12 am: Heavy rain alert for Char Dham Yatra route has been issued by MeT Department predicting heavy rainfall on August 9th and 10th.
10.00 am: Patiala Police lodged an FIR against Gau Raksha Dal Chief Satish Kumar.
9.25 am: Delhi Police has arrested two accused in connection with a double murder case on Sunday in Ranhola area.
9.00 am: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to address United Nations General Assembly on 26th September this year.
8.33 am: Congress strategy meeting scheduled to take place at 10:15am today in the Parliament.
8.15 am: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar creates history by entering Gymnastics final at Rio Olympics.
8.00 am: Modi likely to intervene during discussion on GST in Lok Sabha.