News updates on August 24

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Bangalore, Aug 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached All India Medical Institute of Science (AIIMS). According to sources, the PM had gone for routine medical check-up which is conducted in every three months.

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6.48 pm: An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude rocks northern California in the US, with no immediate reports of casualty or damage.

6.15 pm: flood situation deteriorated in Assam's Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts as seven deaths reported.

6.00 pm: Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan resigns from the post hours after he was transferred to Mizoram by the government.

5.00 pm: The Congress will contest, on its own in the by-election to Medak parliamentary constituency in Telanagana, says party general secretary Digvijaya Singh.

4.25 pm: Attacking the Congress over former CAG Vinod Rai's claims, BJP on Sunday said the opposition party stood "exposed" and demanded that the identity of leaders who "approached him" to drop names of those involved in scams during the UPA regime be revealed.

4.10 pm: External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj arrives in Vietnam on 3-days visit.

3.55 pm: Tax investigators pursuing instances of blackmoney stashed abroad by Indians have finally been able to circumvent the Swiss secrecy code by asking over 100 such account holders to submit on their own details of personal balances in these banks.

3:00 pm: 'What is the point of a reward if I don't get justice?', asks Meerut braveheart Mamata Yadav.

2:45 pm: 'Accused's father who is from SP pressurising me to revise statement', says Meerut braveheart Mamata Yadav.

2:29 pm: India responding adequately to ceasefire violations by Pakistan, says Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.

2:08 pm: One Army jawan killed after terrorist open fire at an Army patrol party in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

1:37 pm: It's time that PM Modi and his Govt fulfills commitment of 'Ache Din' and ensure peace along border- Omar Abdullah.

1:07 pm: Civilian areas being targeted, matter of serious concern, don't know how Govt plans to resolve this-Omar Abdullah, J&K CM on Ceasefire violation.

12:55 pm: Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's Rally at Panipath in Haryana.

12:50 pm: According to Pakistan reports, there have been 5 casualties and 16 injuries on their side - D K Pathak, DG, BSF on ceasefire violation.

12:13 pm: Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Rally in Panipath, Haryana.

12:00 pm: "Former CAG Vinod Rai must reveal names,"says BJP on Rai's allegation of pressure from UPA to drop names from Coalgate and CWG report.

11:35 am: Mocking former CAG Vinod Rai over his shocking disclosure, Congress says "Writing books seems to be a retirement plan".

11:25 am: Congress dares to former CAG Vinod Rai for an open debate on 2G, Coalgate and CWG scams.

11:10 am: Both border guarding forces have come closer, hope relation between both forces will grow stronger - DK Pathak, DG BSF.

10:45 am: All issues concerning India-Bangladesh border have been successfully & effectively addressed- DK Pathak, DG BSF.

10:38 am: A result of very ambiguous and non-existent Pakistan policy of BJP Govt - Manish Tewari (Congress) on ceasefire violation.

10:35 am: Real pressure which came to me was in Parliament, during the Public Accounts Committee meeting, says Former CAG Vinod Rai.

10:30 am: Was pressurised to drop names in Coalgate and Commonwealth games report: Former CAG Vinod Rai.

10:25 am: Fresh Ceasefire Violation by Pakistan in R S Pura Sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

10:12 am: Preparations for Haryana CM, BS Hooda's rally, security tightened at Panipat.

10:00 am: Fire break out at Jaipur's City Palace.

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