Aug 18: India's Sakshi Malik defeats Kyrgyzstan's Aisuluu Tynybekova in Women's freestyle 58Kg wrestling to win Bronze medal.
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10.26 pm: Gopi is really proud, we are all hoping for gold, will be a tough match, says P.V.V Lakshmi,Gopichand's wife.
7:40 pm: AAP announces 13 more candidates for next year Punjab Assembly election.
7:30 pm: Indian Coast Guard rescues Bangladeshi fishing boats with 31 crew which became non-operational due to engine failure in mid seas.
7:10 pm: Bareilly seminary issues 'fatwa' against #HafizSaeed, declares him anti-Islamic.
6.50 pm: Legendary Ranthambore Tigress 'Macchli' passes away.
6.30 pm: Fresh spell of rain lashes Shimla.
6.15 pm: Madhya Pradesh: Dindori mishap toll rises to 10.
6.00 pm: Army's passing out parade held in Srinagar today.
5.45 pm: The charge of sedition applied in the FIR, is totally wrong, says Amnesty India Executive Dir Aakar Patel.
5.35 pm: Union Minister Uma Bharti celebrates Raksha Bandhan at a CRPF camp in Nagpur
5.25 pm: NK Amin discharged in Sohrabuddin fake encounter case.
5.20 pm: Local set bus on fire after two people were mowed down by it at Baddowal in Ludhianan.
5.15 pm: Delhi police seize weapons worth Rs70 lakh, 2 arrested.
4.57 pm: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan celebrates Raksha Bandhan.
4.19 pm: I want to appeal to the youth to introspect, like the CM said 'give peace a chance', says Lt.Gen Satish Dua on Kashmir.
4.06 pm: Seven dead after head on collision between a bus and a car in Madhya Pradesh's Dindori district.
4.05 pm: One dead after a plastic box exploded near Chikalthana airport in Maharashtra's Aurangabad this morning.Police investigating nature of blast.
4.00 pm: My orders are very clear, we exercise restraint to the last, says Lt.Gen Satish Dua,GOC 15 Corps in Srinagar.
3.57 pm: Ball is in Pakistan's court now, they made an offer,we responded to it. Now upto them to reply: MEA.
3.45 pm: At the end both sides agreed that we must continue discussions so that we can narrow down areas of diversions: MEA.
3.43 pm: As of now no decision has been taken yet on level of our participation, says MEA on if FM Jaitley will attend SAARC FM's meeting in Islamabad.
3.38 pm: FS had underlined to Pakistan that it has no locus standi on J&K which is an integral part of India, says Vikas Swarup,MEA.
3.04 pm: Magnetic IED reportedly detonated in PD4 in Kabul city minutes ago.One child reportedly injured: TOLO news.
2.54 pm: All party meeting held at WB Assembly for coming session.Regulation of name change of West Bengal will be placed.
2.25 pm: Officials say Injury toll in 2 separate car bombings in Turkey reaches 219. (Source AP)
2.23 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee celebrates Raksha Bandhan with school children in Delhi.
Textiles Minister Smriti Irani celebrates Raksha Bandhan with Army Jawans deployed at Siachen base camp. pic.twitter.com/70fwEwPJHw— ANI (@ANI_news) August 18, 2016
An honour for me, to celebrate this festival here with my brothers who guard the borders: Smriti Irani in Siachen pic.twitter.com/kX58ied326— ANI (@ANI_news) August 18, 2016
Textiles Minister Smriti Irani celebrates Raksha Bandhan with Army Jawans deployed at Siachen base camp. pic.twitter.com/nUtWhtfoFw— ANI (@ANI_news) August 18, 2016
Textiles Minister Smriti Irani celebrates Raksha Bandhan with Army Jawans deployed at Siachen base camp. pic.twitter.com/K7hFbsDSZg— ANI (@ANI_news) August 18, 2016
1.56 pm: Individual comments & observations shouldnt be misrepresented as Congress lacking clarity & firmness in its position: Anand Sharma
1.52 pm: Why is the Govt trying to divide the country on such a sensitive issue?: Anand Sharma
1.51 pm: We want to make it clear, Kashmir is an integral part of India. Real issue is of PoK: Anand Sharma
1.50 pm: We got in return (because of PM's ill-advised, incoherent engagements with Pak) Gurdaspur, Udhampur, Pathankot & unrest in Kashmir: ASharma
1.43 pm: What were assurances given convincing PM that entire regime of Pak supported peace process that PM Modi & Pak PM embarked on?: Anand Sharma
1.40 pm: Thats why we asked PM to tell the nation & opposition leaders about the understanding reached between him and Nawaz Sharif: Anand Sharma
1.39 pm: Cong, in Govt or outside, has been clear on the need to fight terrorism & also the terror syndicate that operates from Pak: Anand Sharma
1.36 pm: Unwarranted, irresponsibe and most unfortunated statements: Anand Sharma, Congress on Venkaiah Naidu
1.30 pm: If found that people died due to spurious alcohol then we will provide Rs 4 lakh to victims family: Nitish kumar
1.29 pm: We are concerned about Gopalganj tragedy, strict actions will be taken against the people behind this: Nitish Kumar
1.04 pm: At least 3 killed, more than 50 wounded in a car bomb attack on a police station in Elazig, Turkey, says sources: Reuters
1.00 pm: #FLASH Bail granted to all 5 doctors of Hiranandani Hospital (Mumbai), who were arrested for allegedly carrying out illegal kidney racket
12.55 pm: Why is Congress trying to exonerate Pakistan? I appeal them to be sensitive, realistic, and act & speak accordingly: Venkaiah Naidu
12.54 pm: It appears that Congress leaders are not guided by national interest but political opportunism: Venkaiah Naidu
12.53 pm: What's consistent about Congress party's policy on Pakistan & J&K is inconsistency: Venkaiah Naidu
12.52 pm: These statements & contradictions by Congress smells of political opportunism: Venkaiah Naidu #KashmirUnrest
12.50 pm: Cong has once again displayed its insensitivity on J&K issue, its own leaders are not in consonance: Venkaiah Naidu
12.49 pm: Srinagar: Wreath-laying ceremony of two Army personnel, who lost their lives in Baramulla attack
12.39 pm: IED bomb discovered near a tea garden in Tinsukia district, Assam. Bomb Squad working to defuse the bomb. Security in the area increased.
12.36 pm: Attack on police HQ in eastern Turkey, several wounded: AFP
12.20 pm: Team of Delhi Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) conducts a raid at DCW office based on complaint related to recruitment.
12.20 pm: J&K is part of India, will always be. Digvijaya Singh corrected what he said, shouldnt be made an issue-RS Surjewala
12.15 pm: PM should take cognizance of what Dalbir Singh has said, inquiry should be carried out against VK Singh: RS Surjewala, Congress
HM Rajnath Singh celebrates Raksha Bandhan in Delhi. pic.twitter.com/DMeTP12JSw— ANI (@ANI_news) August 18, 2016
Lucknow: School children, women mark Raksha Bandhan by tying rakhis to CM Akhilesh Yadav pic.twitter.com/Cskw7zPsky— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 18, 2016
12.08 pm: Gopalganj (Bihar) UPDATE: Death toll has risen to 15 says DM of Gopalgan
12.06 pm: Karjat, Mumbai: Case registered against NCP MLA Suresh Lad for threatening violence & disturbing work process at a Govt office.
11.55 am: #Flash Team of Delhi Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) is conducting a raid at DCW office based on complaint related to recruitment.
11.45 am: Lalu Prasad Yadav celebrates Raksha Bandhan, ties rakhi to a peepal tree at his residence in Patna.
11.30 am: Hebri, Karnataka: Hindu Jagran Vedeke activists beat up two people for allegedly transporting two cows in a tempo, last night. One succumbed to his injuries, other is under treatment. Police registered complaint, arrested 17 people so far. Further investigation on.
11.22 am: I extend my heartiest wishes & congratulations to India's daughter Sakshi Malik: PM Modi
11.15 am: BJP will do what it has to in
elections but we can showcase to the world what a truly democratic
workers party driven it is:Narendra Modi.
10.54 am: A BJP worker is allegedly beaten up to death by VHP and Bajrang Dal activists after they found him transporting two cows in his vehicle.
10.45 am: Naxals blocked Kirandul-Bacheli road, set a truck on fire in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh.
10.20 am: Ranthambore national park's legendary tigress Machhli dies. She was 19.
10.00 am: PM Narendra Modi attends 'Bhoomi Poojan' for new building of BJP headquarters in Delhi.
9.20 am: BJP President Amit Shah at 'Bhoomi poojan' for new building of party headquarters in Delhi, PM Modi to also attend.
BJP President Amit Shah at 'Bhoomi poojan' for new building of party headquarters in Delhi, PM Modi to also attend pic.twitter.com/lVIIFNSa7M— ANI (@ANI_news) August 18, 2016
8.45 am: Sakshi Malik with her coach Kuldeep Singh after winning India's first medal at Rio Olympics
8.10 am: Blast in an oven in a factory near
Khureji area of east Delhi, more details
8.00 am: I was confident I'll get a chance.I kept on telling myself that you have to fight,you must win a medal, says Sakshi Malik after bagging bronze medal.