We should follow Pakistan crisis closely, says Shashi Tharoor; other news updates: Sept 1

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Islamabad, Sept 1: Follow news in brief for the day here:

10.20 pm: British Ebola patient William Pooley recovering well in hospital, say parents.

9.30 pm: Political Activist Shazia Ilmi says we have no problem with any language, but many find it as an imposition on Teacher's Day controversy.

9.05 pm: RSS worker killed in Kannur as Amit Shah visits Kerala

8.30 pm: Our endeavour is that the service of teachers should be celebrated: Smriti Irani on Teacher's Day controversy.

8:00 pm: Shashi Tharoor on Pakistan crisis : It's a matter we should monitor carefully & ensure nothing gets out of hands for us, am sure Govt is doing this.

7:40 pm: PM Narendra Modi at banquet hosted by Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Tokyo.

7:25 pm: Violent clashes resume in Islamabad; protesters baton-charged, tear gas shells fired as they head towards cabinet secretariat, PTV office.

7:00 pm: State in shambles, law & order crumbles but CM Akhilesh Yadav dashes to the Netherlands.

6:45 pm: Political observers feel such appointments compromise judiciary.

6.30 pm: District RSS leader Manoj hacked to death in Kannur, Kerala by unknown assailants.

6.15 pm: Imran Khan, Tahir-ul-Qadri booked for terrorism, reports Dawn news

6.14 pm:
Chief Justice of Pakistan Nasir-ul-Mulk cancelled holidays of all judges and has summoned them to Islamabad

6.00 pm: Former captain of Pakistan's cricket team Javed Miandad backs Imran Khan.

5.20 pm: Pakistan Army chief advised PM Nawaz Sharif to step down, claim reports; Pak govt refuses charges

4.40 pm: Supreme Court refuses to reinstate Srinivasan as BCCI chief till probe ends.

4.20 pm: Supreme Court grants 2 month extension to Mudgal committee to complete investigation in the IPL fixing case.

4.12 pm: Govt stands by August 25 judgement holding allocation of coal blocks from 1993 to 2010 as illegal: AG to Supreme Court.

3.55 pm: How the 21st century will be depends on how our nations decide to move ahead, what path we take: PM Narendra Modi

3.46 pm: Ready to cancel all coal block allocations. govt tells Supreme Court

3.45 pm: Pakistan Supreme Court ready to mediate between government and protesters

3:30 pm: ABVP workers protest outside Scindia school over alleged ragging incident

3.03 pm: Attorney General tells SC to exempt 46 coal blocks from cancellation as they are in absolute readiness of production: ANI

2.45 pm: Delhi court dismisses bail plea of Retd Lt General Tejinder Singh, accused of offering bribe to former army chief Gen VK Singh.

2.33 pm: NDA ally PMK upset with the idea of renaming Teacher's Day as Guru Utsav, says it is an initiative to impose Hindi

2:20 pm: Our demands are legitimate; Nawaz Sharif rigged polls and he must resign: Imran Khan

2.01 pm: Today is the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War.

2.00 pm: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her government wouldn't abide by the Centre's directive on Teacher's Day celebration.

1:54 pm: Guru Utsav only an essay competition, no reason to object, says HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Guru Utsav controversy

1:30 pm: Karunanidhi hits out the centre over renaming row, says the move to rename teachers day is an effort to destroy Tamil culture

1:15 pm: PTI Chief Imran Khan appeals to party workers to vacate PTV building

1:10 pm: PTV resumes broadcast after Pak Rangers throw protesters out of the building

12:15 pm: Pakistan Army called in

12:05 pm: PTV building under siege; Pakistan's National TV channel taken off air

11:45 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold crucial talks with Japanese PM Abe Shinzo shortly

11:30 am: Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif summons a joint sitting of Parliament over ongoing crisis

10:45 am: MHA: Dialogue is not possible unless Pakistan stops terrorism and violence

10:30 am: Pakistani protestors move towards PM House

9:55 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi invites Japanese investments; promises better investment environment and speedy decisions

9:20 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Tokyo

8:45 am: 42 children dead in Syrian air strikes

8:34 am: Israel calls for regional support to disarm, rebuild Gaza

8:15 am: Five cops injured in clash with villagers in Varanasi

8:00 am: PTI Chief Imran Khan and Tahir-ul-Qadri refuse to end protests

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