Bengaluru, Aug 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in Abu Dhabi today on a two-day trip.
Get all the latest national and international news updates of Sunday, Aug 16 here:
8.25 pm: PM Narendra Modi visits the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, waves at crowd cheering for him.
8.15 pm: Missing Indonesian plane found crashed in Papua, all 54 feared dead: Reports.
7.40 pm: NIMHANS incident: Under trial who fired indiscriminately, shot dead by security forces - TV reports.
7.00 pm: Its a complicated thing. I'm sorry, Govt has failed us in not even wanting to understand the complications: Salman Khurshid, Congress.
Its a complicated thing. Im sorry, Govt has failed us in not even wanting to understand the complications:S Khurshid pic.twitter.com/ZqhRyi0042— ANI (@ANI_news) August 16, 2015
6.45 pm: An under treatment prisoner at NIMHANS (Bengaluru) snatched fire arm from a police guard & opened fire in the hospital premises.
NIMHANS Firing (Bengaluru): Situation under control, no casualties.— ANI (@ANI_news) August 16, 2015
6.35 pm: Yesterday, a major attack had taken place, and a message should have gone to Pakistan but I feel sorry that the PM chose to remain mute on the issue: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on civilians' killings in Pakistani shelling.
6.20 pm: Issue of continued unprovoked firing by Pakistan since Aug 8, has been raised on several occasions at DGMO level. Assurances were also received from Pakistani military authorities that firing will stop & their troops would be instructed accordingly: V Swarup.
6.05 pm: Anil Wadhwa (MEA Secy,East) lodged a protest and conveyed our anger at the unprovoked firing by Pak troops since August 8: Vikas Swarup, MEA spokesperson.
..that the Pak military does not undermine peace & tranquility along international boundary & the LOC:Vikas Swarup pic.twitter.com/uPZdSrgHPF— ANI (@ANI_news) August 16, 2015
6.00 pm: They are using 120 mm heavy motors.They are targeting our forward posts & our civilian population there: Col. M Mehta over repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan.
5.55 pm: Celebrations of BJP's victory in Madhya Pradesh civic body polls at BJP HQ in Bhopal.
5.50 pm: MP civic poll results are gladdening. I thank people of MP for reposing their trust in BJP. I salute efforts of Karyakartas and party leaders: Prime Minister Modi tweets.
MP CM celebrates BJP's victory in Madhya Pradesh civic body polls at BJP HQ in Bhopal. pic.twitter.com/Ss82iwGUzb— ANI (@ANI_news) August 16, 2015
5.45 pm: Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants launch attack outside Fallujah, killing at least 17 troops-AP.
5:30 pm: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Kanga Gali, Manjakote sector, Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir. 3 civilians injured, admitted to Rajouri Hospital
5:15 pm: PM Narendra Modi in conversation with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
5:00 pm: PM Modi received by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport.
PM Narendra Modi & Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan at UAE Dignitaries meeting. pic.twitter.com/OY3oSik4pC— ANI (@ANI_news) August 16, 2015
4:45 pm: PM Narendra Modi receives ceremonial welcome at Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport in UAE.
PM Narendra Modi receives ceremonial welcome at Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport in UAE. pic.twitter.com/5aWdhR0SNv— ANI (@ANI_news) August 16, 2015
4:30 pm: PM Narendra Modi lands at Abu Dhabi Presidential Airport to begin his 2-day visit.
4:15 pm: Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit meets MEA officials.
4:00 pm: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Sawjian Sector and Mandi Sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Firing continuing since 2:45 PM.
Celebrations of BJP's victory in Madhya Pradesh civic body polls at BJP HQ in Bhopal. pic.twitter.com/9FPhTekI5P— ANI (@ANI_news) August 16, 2015
3:45 pm: Congress workers protest outside all metro railway stations in Mumbai against the proposed fare hike.
3:30 pm: 9 people including Pakistan Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada killed in a suicide bombing in Attock.
3:00 pm: Indonesian domestic passenger aircraft with 54 people on board goes missing in remote Papua region.
2:30 pm: Saina Nehwal settles for silver at World Championships.
1:40 pm: Five people died in explosion in Attock in Pakistan
1:15 pm: India summons Pakistan High Commissioner over ceasefire violations.
1:00 pm: India Government says will continue with Rs 640-cr suit on Maggi noodles.
12:45 pm: Eminent musician Ilayaraja admitted to a private hospital in Chennai, his condition is stable.
12:30 pm: Police officials conduct search operation after local fishermen warned them about some suspicious men near Kandla port in Gujarat.
12:10 pm: National Panthers Party (NPP) protest against Pakistan over ceasefire violation in Balakot in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu: National Panthers Party (NPP) protest against Pakistan over ceasefire violation in Balakot (J&K) pic.twitter.com/oBvhsnXA01— ANI (@ANI_news) August 16, 2015
11:45 am: 6 dead, 10 seriously ill after consuming illicit liquor at Radhaballavpur in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal
11:30 am: After reprieve from Bombay HC on Maggi ban, Nestle India says it is confident of defending ₹ 640 cr suit by government.
11:15 am: Madhya Pradesh civic body polls, BJP registers victory on 14 out of 15 wards in Bhainsdehi Municipal corporation.
10:45 am: The toll in the explosions at a warehouse in China's port city of Tianjin has risen to 112 with 95 people, including 85 fire-fighters, still missing.
10:30 am: Ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Balakot in Jammu and Kashmir, people evacuating villages due to heavy firing and shelling.
10:15 am: 6 killed, 15 injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Balakot in Jammu and Kashmir.
6 killed,15 injured in ceasefire violation by Pak in Balakot,J&K(Visuals from a village hit by heavy firing&shelling) pic.twitter.com/vxiuN0CDsL— ANI (@ANI_news) August 16, 2015
10.00 am: A woman killed in indiscriminate shelling and firing by Pakistan on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district.
9.30 am: Innocent villagers slaughtered by merciless firing,why NSA level talks under such circumstances?", says Congress leader Manish Tewari on ceasefire violation in Balakot.
9.15 am: Greek PM Alexis Tsipras battles major revolt as members of his radical-left oppose 3rd huge bailout for country.
9.00 am: CM Akhilesh Yadav flags off first batch of Hajj pilgrims from Lucknow.
8.45 am: "Very happy; 28 lakh of Indians staying in this country are very happy to receive our PM", says Padma Shri awardee Yusuf Ali in Abu Dhabi.
8.35 am: Thank u so much sir (PM Modi) for your wishes. I'm touched. I look forward to meeting u soon to brief u on Delhi's situation, says Arvind Kejriwal.
8.30 am: Spoke to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and wished him on his birthday. My prayers for his long life and good health, tweets PM Narendra Modi.
8.15 am: Abu Dhabi: This is a historic visit,lot of expectations about outcomes of this visit -T P Seetharam, Indian Ambassador to UAE.
8.10 am: CM Arvind Kejriwal & VK Singh addressed batch of 340 pilgrims to take off for Hajj from Delhi, in early morning hours.
8.05 am: 5 civilians dead, 15 injured in ceasefire violation by Pak in Balakot (J&K), heavy firing continues, villagers vacate areas near border.
8.00 am: PM Narendra Modi to begin his two-day visit to United Arab Emirates (UAE) today.