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Bengaluru, Aug 14: A day before India's 70th Independence Day celebrations, Pakistan violated Poonch sector on the border and firing is still going on.

Get all the latest national and international news updates of Sunday, Aug 14.

President addresses nation on 70th I-Day

11.30 pm: Rio vault finals begin: Indian Gymnast Dipa Karmakar's family in Agartala watching her in action at Rio Vault Finals

10.48 pm: US Olympic officials say Ryan Lochte, 3 other US swimmers robbed by people posing as armed police.

10.24 pm: India loses to Belgium by 1-3 in Men's hockey quarterfinal at Rio Olympics.

9.54 pm: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna lose match against Czech Republic's Lucie Hradecka,Radek Stepanek by 1-6, 5-7.

9.27 pm: Rashtrapati Bhavan, Raisina Hill and Parliament lit up on the eve of 70th Independence Day.

9.15 pm: Security tightened in the capital on the eve of 70th Independence Day.

8.15 pm: Security checks being conducted in Hyderabad ahead of 70th Independence Day celebrations

7.34 pm: Our foreign policy has shown considerable dynamism in recent times, says Pranab Mukherjee.

7.20 pm: Passage of GST constitutional amendment bill is reason enough to celebrate our democratic maturity: President Pranab Mukherjee.

7.12 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee addresses the nation on the eve of 70th Independence Day.

6.42 pm: BSF Jawans and Pakistan Rangers shake hands during the Beating Retreat ceremony at Atari-Wagah border

6.30 pm: Saina Nehwal crashes out of the women's singles event at the Rio Olympics.

6.15 pm: After his address from the Red Fort tomorrow morning, PM to visit Sarangpur, Gujarat to pay his last respects to HH Pramukh Swami Maharaj.

5:55 pm: India has received enough Pak exports like terrorism, no need for relief materials: MEA's sarcastic reply.

5:37 pm: Security beefed up in the curfew-bound summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the Independence Day celebrations on Monday.

5:22 pm: Jaipur: Army's South Western Command holds 'Know Your Army' exhibition on the eve of 70th Independence Day.

5:05 pm: Update: No suspicious object found outside Rashtrapati Bhavan's Gate No 1. Search operations end.

4.45 pm: Delhi: Bomb squad, five fire tenders present at the spot. Search operation underway.

4.36 pm: Delhi Police received a phone call about a suspicious bag outside Rashtrapati Bhavan's Gate No.1. Nothing has been found yet. Search ops on.

4.23 pm: Himachal Pradesh: 6 people fell into Naker River near Jwalamukhi in Kangra district. One teen rescued and bodies of 5 youths recovered.

4.20 pm: Ludhiana student Jhanvi Behal had said that she'll hoist national flag at Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Independence Day

3.33 pm: Proud moment, he sacrificed his life for the country. Very happy: Lt Col EK Niranjan's brother on Shaurya Chakra

2.59 pm: Dumka (J'khand): SSB troops in a joint op arrested 2 ppl, recovered neogel sticks, detonators and aluminium nitrate

2.15 pm: We completely and categorically reject this purported communication from the Pak foreign Ministry: Vikas Swarup, MEA

2.14 pm: India has already received enough of Pak's trademark exports- international terrorism, cross border infiltrators, weapons & narcotics: MEA

2.13 pm: I can only characterise its contents that propose sending supplies to Indian state of J&K as absurd-Vikas Swarup,MEA

2.12 pm: A communication was apparently delivered to our High Commission in Islamabad on Aug 12: Vikas Swarup, MEA

1.38 pm: Delhi: Water level of river Yamuna crosses danger mark, precautionary measures being taken by the Flood control dept

1.37 pm: Shaurya Chakra: Capt Pawan Kumar & Capt Tushar Mahajan of 9 Para Spl Forces,who lost thier lives during Pampore attack also among recipients

1.34 pm: Shaurya Chakra awarded to 11 defence personnel. Lt Col EK Niranjan who lost his life during Pathankot attack also among the recipients.

1.32 pm: Havildar Hangpan Dada of Assam regiment eliminated 3 terrorists & injured 1 during an encounter in Nawgaon (J&K)

1.28 pm: Havildar Hangpan Dada, Assam, 35 Rashtriya Rifles (posthumous) awarded Ashoka Chakra.

1.22 pm: I'm very tensed. Entire country has lot of expectations from her, with them even I hope that she is able to clinch a medal- D Karmakar #Rio

1.20 pm: Entire country is with her and are praying for her. I'm sure she'll succeed: Dulal Karmakar, Father of Dipa Karmakar

1.01 pm: Amidst global slow down,Indian economy is growing steadily for past 2-year: FM Arun Jaitley in Bhilai (Chhattisgarh)

12.55 pm: Security review meet in view of Independence Day at HM Rajnath Singh's residence, ends.IB Chief,RAW Chief,Delhi Police Comm&NSA were present

12.12 pm: Security review meet in view of Independence Day underway at HM Rajnath Singh's residence.IB Chief,RAW Chief,Delhi Police Comm & NSA present

12.01 pm: It has been known that houses of over 70 ppl collapsed due to heavy rains,will forward list to UP CM to help them avail compensation-B Baudh

11.59 am: Due to incessant and heavy rains in the region, my house collapsed: Banshidhar Baudh,UP's MoS,Social & SC/ST Welfare

11.58 am: UP's MoS, Social & SC/ST Welfare, Banshidhar Baudh's 'Kutcha House' collapsed due to heavy rain in Bahraich distt

11.42 am: J&K: Ceasefire violation in Poonch sector by Pakistan, firing still going on

11.38 am: Two time National award winning lyricist Na. Muthukumar passes away in Chennai, today.

11.35 am: Jet Airways flight that had returned from runway at Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport due to technical glitch, takes off for Delhi.

11.15 am: Security forces step up vigil after high alert was sounded in Jammu in view of Independence Day security arrangements

11.10 am: Delhi police busts gang of snatchers: All 3 accused are undergraduate students who are also preparing for civil services exam,

11.05 am: Delhi police arrests 3 youths involved in mobile snatching & theft of vehicles from Shakarpur. 1 scooty, 1 bike & 4 mobile phones recovered.

11.00 am: Delhi police arrests 3 youths involved in mobile snatching & theft of vehicles from Shakarpur. 1 scooty, 1 bike & 4 mobile phones recovered.

10.45 am: Mahad (Maharashtra) bridge collapse: Navy divers locate one more wreckage assessed to be a Tevera SUV during operations.

10.30 am: Chandigarh-Manali National highway 21 blocked due to a landslide in Mandi district.

10.15 am: Pakistan has always made efforts to improve its relationship with India, says Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit.

10.00 am: Curfew continues for 37th day in Jammu & Kashmir.

9.30 am: Pakistan Rangers gift sweets to BSF personnel on Pakistan's Independence Day at Wagah Border.

9.15 am: Situation in Balochistan is as grave as ever- Mehran Marri, Baloch representative to EU and UNHRC.

9.00 am: Jet Airways flight returns from runway at Dehradun's Jolly Grant airport due to technical glitch during take-off, all passengers safe.

8.45 am: People who protest are harassed so that they migrate from Balochistan: Brahumdagh Bugti, Founding Chief, Baloch Republican Party.

8.30 am: 8 people killed after collision between a car and a truck on Faizabad-Lucknow national highway in Ronahi area, Uttar Pradesh.

8.15 am: Congress president Sonia Gandhi discharged from Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi.

8.00 am: Poonch ceasefire violation: Indian forces retaliating to the firing.

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