Nawaz Sharif returns to Islamabad amid protests; news updates on Aug 31

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New Delhi, Aug 31: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday reached Japan. On the second day of his maiden visit, Modi visited an ancient Buddhist temple in the country. Meanwhile, protest against Nawaz Sharif intensified in Pakistan as opposition leader Imran Khan launched fresh attack. Follow more news updates on Sunday, Aug 31.

6.00 pm: AAP stepped up its attack on Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, alleging that he was acting at the behest of BJP.

5.40 pm: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Nepal on Septemebr 18-19 to take part in the sixth meeting of SAARC home or interior ministers.

5.30 pm: Three students of the Visva-Bharati University, who were arrested on Saturday in connection with the sexual harassment of a first-year student, were sent to police remand for three days.

5.15 pm: Congress president Sonia Gandhi to visit Rae Bareli on Monday on a 2-day tour to launch a number of schemes.

5.00 pm: Rift in Pakistan-Tehreek-e-Insaaf as PTI leader slams Imran Khan by saying that his decision to storm PM house will take Pakistan to martial law.

4.55 pm: Amit Shah starts his maiden visit to Kerala to discuss with leaders and grassroots functionaries strategy to strengthen and galvanise the organisation.

4.45 pm: Two people were killed in Manipur when police opened fire at demonstrators who were protesting two-month old ban under Section 144 CrPc on any gathering of four or more people.

4.30 pm: Two protesters die in Pakistan; Imran Khan says, "will file murder case against Pak PM".

4.00 pm: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Tokyo for summit talks with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe after completing the first leg his visit to the former imperial capital city of Kyoto.

3.00 pm: Imran Khan justifies protests in Pakistan and calls for civil disobedience.

2:40 pm: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returns to Islamabad amid protests.

2:30 pm: England skipper Alastair Cook has blamed his batsmen for the six-wicket loss to India in the third ODI.

2:12 pm: The US military has conducted humanitarian air drop in the besieged Iraqi town of Amrili.

1:45 pm: PM's visit to Japan will add dimension of warmth to relation, I think Japan will be a great partner on India's road to prosperity, says MJ Akbar.

1:30 pm: Minor stampede at Lolark Chhath festival in Varanasi.

1:15 pm: We want good relations with Japan but at the same time we need to maintain our relations with China and Korea: Salman Khurshid.

1:01 pm: Sad that PM speaks language of inclusivity & allows people of BJP to speak language of exclusivity: Salman Khurshid.

12:43 pm: Yogi Adityanath is mistaken about what he'll achieve of his statement. Public is too far sighted to be driven to division: Salman Khurshid.

12:30 pm: Protest against road accident, police lathi charge protesters in Patna, Bihar.

12:17 pm: Japan can be a very useful partner for India but they have to address the nuclear issue: CU Bhaskar, Strategic Expert.

12:00 pm: PM interacted with CiRA Director Prof Yamanaka & spoke abt sickle cell anaemia, discussed collaboration with Indian institutes: MEA.

11:25 am: PM Narendra Modi meets Kyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa in Kyoto, Japan.

11:10 am: Even after so much struggle, Kyoto has developed and maintained its culture: PM Narendra Modi.

11:00 am: PM Narendra Modi attending a lunch hosted by Kyoto Buddhist Association in Kyoto, Japan.

10:45 am: We have to accept the truth about what happened in the Kashmir Valley, if we don't we are misleading people: Yogi Adityanath.

10:35 am: Time is up for the Nawaz Sharif government, says PTI Chief Imran Khan.

10:17 am: In a fresh attack, Imran Khan says Sharif government terrorising people of Pakistan.

10:00 am: Police attack Duniya news crew, resort to lathicharge outside secretariat.

9:50 am: 8 hours on, police continue to lob tear gas shells at protesters in Pakistan.

9:25 am: PM Narendra Modi at Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan.

9:20 am: PM Narendra Modi interacts with public at Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan.

9:00 am: You cant have the "gun of terrorism" in one hand and the "flower of friendship" in another: MA Naqvi on Pakistan.

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