News Flash: I pray for Sonia Gandhi quick recovery and good health, says PM Narendra Modi

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Bengaluru, Aug 2: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on August 9 launch a programme called '70 Saal Azadi -- Zara Yaad Karo Kurbani' (70 years of independence: Do recall the sacrifices).

Get all the latest national and international news updates of Tuesday, August 2 here.


7.25 pm: Kerala CM says CPM not ready for political alliance with Cong. In Bengal alliance is for protection of democracy. Both are different.

7.18 pm: Congress President Sonia Gandhi leaves Varanasi (UP) for Delhi.

7.13 pm: Heard about Sonia's ill health during her Varanasi visit today. I pray for her quick recovery and good health, says PM Narendra Modi's tweet.

7.12 pm: She (Sonia Gandhi) will be completely fine and will see Modi Govt's eradication to its end, says Pramod Tiwari, Congress.

7.11 pm: Rhino strays out to NH37 after Kaziranga National Park faced deluge after heavy rainfall in Golaghat (Assam).

7.10 pm: Sonia Gandhi cuts short her Varanasi visit and returns to Delhi after being advised by the doctor to do so.

7.00 pm: 60 RR, CRPF and district police Chassana in Reasi (Jammu) in joint op in Kalaban forest today recovered cache of arms.

6.45 pm: Committee decided that a panel headed by a Rtd. Judge of SC assisted by three eminent counsels including the counsel of BCCI be formed.

6.35 pm: BCCI Working Committee deliberated the judgement delivered by SC in matter BCCI vs Cricket Association of Bihar and others.

6.30 pm: Negotiations with the Govt helped bring clarity, understanding and a near consensus on issues, says Anand Sharma, Congress on GST.

6.10 pm: During negotiations with the Govt, it is clear what we were saying had merit and justification, says Anand Sharma, Congress.

5.45 pm: We are the original authors, if the nation gets on GST, Congress would have made a notable contribution, says Anand Sharma, Congress.

5.25 pm: BCCI Working Committee approved the two T20 International matches against the West Indies on 27th & 28th August.

5.00 pm: Moving car in Dehradun (Uttarakhand) caught fire reportedly due to a short circuit, 3 people who were in car rescued.

4.44 pm: Investigation is underway but there seem to be 6-7 accused in Bulandshahr incident: Anees Ansari, SSP Bulandshahr.

4.30 pm: "Welcome the name change,but name should not be bongo, that is a musical instrument", says Babul Supriyo, Union Minister.

4.00 pm: Sensex falls 21.41 points to end at 27,981.71

3.25 pm: Delhi's Saket Court reserved it's order for 4th August on quantum of sentence for Director Mahmood Farooqui in rape case of American lady.

3.00 pm: Cabinet decided to change name of West Bengal, will be either Bangla or Bongo. In English it will be Bengal:Partha Chatterjee,WB Minister

2.35 pm: UP BJP President Keshav Maurya led-party delegation arrives in Noida to meet Bulandshahr rape victims and their family members.

2.30 pm: Do not be overawed by hierarchy. Be frank & fearless in your interaction with senior officers, says PM to Assistant Secretaries.

2.20 pm: PM addresses Assistant Secretaries, says "you should remain sensitive to circumstances/surroundings, in order to better connect with people".

2.10 pm: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav to meet Bulandshahr gang rape victim's family on 4th August in Ghaziabad.

2.05 pm: "MoS General VK Singh is leaving for Jeddah tonight via Dubai. His on ground assessment will determine future course of action", says Vikas Swarup.

1:52 pm: Indian Embassy in Riyadh convened meeting of community social workers & volunteers yesterday: Vikas Swarup, MEA on situation in Saudi Arabia.

1:35 pm: 33 differently abled children of Sukhjeet Ashram, Kapurthala, Punjab suspected to consume adulterated food. 2 out of all have died: ANI.

1:30 pm: 6015 cases of loot and dacoity have been reported in Akhilesh regime, says Shrikant Sharma, BJP on law and order situation in UP.

1.26 pm: Punjab: Children have been hospitalised in Civil Hospital, three are in critical condition.

1.13 pm: Posters that were put up at Cong office building in Bhopal were later removed by the Municipal corporation and police.

1.11 pm: Posters put up at Congress office in Bhopal, alleging corruption during Simhastha kumbh in Madhya Pradesh.

1.08 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2pm.

12.57 pm: Difference of opinion in committee is on degree of punishment-reprimand or reprimand with debarring from Parliament session for specific time, says Sources.

12.56 pm: There is unanimity in the 9 member committee that action must be taken against Bhagwant Mann, say sources on Parliament security breach video.

12.30 pm: abu jundal gets life term. 2 convicts sentenced to 14 years of jail, 3 sentenced to 8 years of jail in Aurangabad arms haul case.

12.27 pm: 7 out of 12 convicts including Abu Jundal sentenced to life imprisonment in Aurangabad arms haul case.

12.12 pm: Lok Sabha adjourned till 12:30PM following TDP protest demanding special status to Andhra Pradesh.

12.00 noon: Spanish Talgo Train's final phase of trial run between Delhi & Mumbai: Train arrives in Mumbai.

11.48 am: Congress President Sonia Gandhi arrives in Varanasi, will lead party's road show here

11.20 am: Supreme Court directs Odisha Govt to give additional compensation to 2008 Kandhamal communal riot victims.

10.53 am: Congress gives adjournment motion notice in Lok Sabha on Bulandshahr (UP) rape case.

10.35 am: Petrol bombs thrown at J&K Education minister Naeem Akhtar's house in Srinagar. He was not present in his house when the incident happened.

10.07 am: Vijay Mallya's assets worth Rs 7000 crores under hammer. Mallya's villa, jet and KFA logo to be auctioned.

10.00 am: Narsingh Yadav to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, report ANI.

9.40 am: BJP Parliamentary party meeting begins in Parliament.

9.35 am: State-wide bandh call given by YSRCP in Andhra over special status issue, supported by Left parties.

9.10 am: Long distance trains from Mumbai Central and Bandra Terminus rescheduled due to heavy rains and water on tracks between Vapi-Udwada.

8.45 am: Two dead after building collapse in Secunderabad. Police claim that the building collapsed due to heavy rain.

8.30 am: Rahul Gandhi lashes out at PM on Twitter, says 13 years of Modi rule responsible for Gujarat burning.

7.57 am: Locals in flood-hit Tura area of Meghalaya in distress & agitated over delay in relief operations

7.55 am: Congress President Sonia Gandhi to lead party's roadshow in Varanasi (UP) today.

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