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5.08 PM: Majerhat bridge in South Kolkata has collapsed

4:03 pm: Maharashtra 34 girls of an orphanage home in Pune’s Talegaon Dabhade village were admitted to a hospital for food poisoning yesterday. 23 girls were discharged immediately after treatment and 11 girls are still under observation.

3:38 pm: Indian Rupee now at 71.56 versus the US dollar.

3:28 pm: Kerala Government has decided to cancel all official celebrations for one year. Programs including International Film Festival of Kerala and other youth festivals stand cancelled.

2:13 pm: Mumbai: Sharad Kalaskar, an accused in terror conspiracy case, has been sent to 10 day CBI custody now for investigation in Narendra Dabholkar murder matter.

2:11 pm: Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman held talks with Abdusalom Azizov, the Defence Minister of Uzbekistan.

2:01 pm: Rajasthan Government to distribute mobile phones to women under the Bhamashah Yojana. The state government will also provide free Wifi facilities to 5,000 gram panchayats.

1:57 pm: Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has been elected unopposed as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board: PCB

1:48 pm: Court grants bail to BJP MLA Shankarlal Tiwari who was arrested & presented before the court in connection with a 1997 case of assault on a police personnel in Satna, earlier today.”

1:16 pm: Madhya Pradesh: BJP MLA Shankarlal Tiwari (man in white kurta) arrested & presented before the court in connection with a 1997 case of assault on a police personnel in Satna. As per the police, the MLA had been absconding for 20 years.

1:11 pm: Delhi: 3 people arrested, 3 others absconding and a case registered under section 304 IPC in PS Bhalaswa Dairy, in the incident where a man was beaten to death in Mukundpur earlier today on the suspicion of committing theft.

12:54 pm: Madhya Pradesh: Four people died after a car they were travelling in fell into a river in Bhind, earlier today.

12:34 pm: Air India gets Rs 2100 Cr government guaranteed borrowing: RN Chaubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation.

12:30 pm: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to host dinner for United States Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis: Sources.

12:28 pm: Supreme Court refuses to entertain the petition filed by Lt Col Srikant Prasad Purohit seeking a SIT probe in the Malegaon Blast case. The Apex Court asked him to approach the trial court.

12:27 pm: Malegaon Blast: Bombay HC refuses to stay framing of charges by lower court against Lt Col Purohit&others. HC also said that matter pertaining to validity of sanction for prosecution against Lt Col Purohit under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act is to be decided by trial court.

12:24 pm: US Defence Secretary James Mattis and Secy of State Pompeo to arrive in India tomorrow. They will hold meetings with Defence Minister Sitharaman and EAM Sushma Swaraj on 6th September. This will be followed by 2+2 combined meet: Sources

12:03 pm: TamilNadu: Thoothukudi court grants bail to student Sofia Lois who had allegedly raised slogans against Central govt. She was arrested on 3rd September.

11:47 am: Mumbai: Fire has broken out in Somwari Bazar area of Malad West. 8 fire tenders have rushed to the spot. Fire fighting operations are underway. More details awaited.

11:37 am: Delhi: Rain lashes parts of the city, visuals from Krishna Menon Marg.

11:28 am: Supreme Court has sought a detailed reply from the Election Commission of India (ECI) after hearing a petition filed by a journalist, challenging the involvement and checking of EVMs by private persons during the polls.

11:23 am: 2007 Hyderabad Twin Blasts case: Judgement on one more accused to be pronounced on Monday. All five accused are lodged in Charlapalli Jail and two people are absconding.

11:21 am: 2007 Hyderabad Twin Blasts case: Aneeq Shafeeq Sayeed and Ismail Chaudhary convicted. Two more accused in the case have been acquitted.

11:10 am: Chief Justice of India office has sent the letter to the Union of India (UOI) recommending Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India: Sources.

11:04 am: England: Twelve fire engines and around 80 firefighters have been called to a fire at a primary school in Hewett Road in Dagenham, East London: London Fire Brigade.

9:35 am It has already been 11 years. I demand that the accused be given the strictest punishment so that they understand the pain we are going through: Raheem, 2007 Hyderabad twin blast survivor. A local court is likely to pronounce its verdict in the case today.

8:49 am Taliban spox Zabihullah Mujahid has announced death of Jalaluddin Haqqani, founder of Haqqani Network, member of Quetta Shura, instrumental figure in keeping Taliban together after death of Mullah Omar, father of Taliban Dy emir & military supremo Sirajuddin Haqqani: US Media reports

7:10 am This is no way to behave. He (her son) will have to go to jail. I myself brought him to the police station. My party has nothing to do with this: BJP MLA Uma Devi Khatik whose son allegedly threatened to shoot Jyotiraditya Scindia (03.09.18) Madhya Pradesh