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21.16 pm: Indira Gandhi’s close confidant RK Dhawan died on Monday evening at a New Delhi hospital. He was 81.

18.30 pm Karunanidhi health updates: Kauvery Hospital decline drop in DMK chief’s medical condition

17.37 pm The National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017 has been passed in Rajya Sabha

17.15 pm After 12 years as CEO, Indra K. Nooyi will step down on Oct 3, 2018: PepsiCo

16.34 pm Two RSS workers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a CPI(M) worker

15.40 pm It’s not only frightening, it makes me sad: Maneka Gandhi on Deoria and Muzaffarpur shelter home rape cases

15.35 pm Congress Parliamentary Party meeting, chaired by Sonia Gandhi, will be held tomorrow at 9.30 am

13.50 pm CM has sent a two-member high-level committee to Deoria for the investigation: Rita Bahuguna Joshi

13.34 pm Former Maharashtra Deputy CM Chhagan Bhujbal admitted to Jaslok Hospital over his health condition

13.20 pm Patna HC gives 2 weeks time to CBI to prepare a report on #Muzaffarpur shelter home case

13.00 pm JD(U) MP Harivansh will be the candidate of NDA for Rajya Sabha deputy chairman: Sources

12.50pm The matter should be investigated by the CBI & the High Court should monitor their investigation: CM Nitish Kumar Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case

12.40 pm 2G spectrum case: Delhi HC adjourns the hearing for 14 August on ED’s appeal against the acquittal of the all accused

Elections to the post of deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha to be held on August 9: RS chairman M Venkaiah Naidu

14 Naxals killed in an encounter with security forces near Sukma’s Konta and Golapalli police station limits

12.36 pm: Supreme Court dismisses anticipatory bail plea of two priests in Kerala’s Malankara Orthodox Church case.

12.30 am: Jammu & Kashmir: A slow-intensity explosion occurred at a school in Doda, earlier today, principal of the school and another staff member injured. FIR registered under Explosive Substance Act, FSL team from Jammu rushed to the spot.

12.25 am: Patna High Court asks CBI & Bihar govt for a detailed action report on Muzaffarpur Shelter Home case.

12.20 am: Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended license of both the pilots involved in runway excursion incident at Saudi Arabia’s Riyadh, pending investigation. Jet Airways flight had rejected takeoff from taxiway at Riyadh on August 3.

12.15 pm: Madhya Pradesh: Indore Lokayukta police conducts raids at 5 locations of a municipal corporation employee Aslam Khan, cash and jewellery worth crores seized.

12.05 pm: Elections to the post of deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha to be held on August 9: Vice President and Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu

11.55 am: Delhi High Court grants bail to Anup Prakash Garg, Ex- Director of Andhra Bank in connection with money laundering case in Rs. 5000 Crore bank fraud case involving M/s Sterling Biotech Ltd., its directors and others.

11.50 am: Delhi Police Special Cell to interrogate Kashmiri youth who was arrested in possession of 8 grenades from Jammu’s Gandhi Nagar area last night.

11.45 am: It’ll be investigated. The concerned district admn is already taking action in this regard. Women & child development ministry is also looking into the matter. The children will be sent for medical examination. Truth will be brought out: ADG (law & order) on Deoria shelter home.

11.30 am: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar directs all district magistrates to inspect child shelter homes and women shelter homes in the state. He also ordered that adequate security arrangements should be made at the shelter homes.

11.20 am: A Kashmiri youth was arrested in possession of 8 grenades from Jammu’s Gandhi Nagar area,last night.He was carrying the cache of grenades to Delhi to hand them over to someone&they could have been used to disrupt 15th August celebrations in Delhi:Dr SD Singh Jamwal,IGP Jammu Zone

11.15 am: SC adjourns hearing on pleas challenging Constitutional validity of Article 35 A pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir. Petitions on Article 35 A will now be heard in week commencing August 27, says CJI Dipak Misra.

10.46 am: Earthquake of magnitude 5.3 struck Nicobar islands region at 10 am, today.

10.40 am: Bhagalpur Shelter Home Case: Former Superintendent of Bhagalpur Shelter Home Pradeep Sharma has been arrested. TISS (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) in its social audit report had mentioned that arrangements for children at the shelter home were not good.

10.15 am: On 01 Aug, FIR was lodged to shut it immediately as illegal acts were being carried on. No. of children enrolled at centre as per records are not present. 1 child was rescued y’day who has filed a complaint. Investigation is underway: Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Deoria shelter home

10.00 am: Muzaffarpur Shelter Home incident: CBI has taken all documents and evidences from local police and administration. CBI is getting in touch with TISS team who audited the shelter home in Muzaffarpur.

9.30 am: Himachal Pradesh: State highway 10 (Theog- Hatkoti) blocked due to landslide near Nihari in Shimla district.

9.10 am: Muslim man’s beard was shaved off. Those who did it,I am telling them & their fathers, even if you slit our throat,we’ll be Muslims.We’ll convert you to Islam & will make you keep beard: A Owaisi. Muslim man registered FIR (2 Aug) when his beard was forcibly shaved off in Haryana

9.00 am: Andhra Pradesh: 2 people died yesterday and 7 critical after they were administered an antibiotic drug Ceftriaxone at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences in Srikakulam. They were given the antibiotic drug on Friday after which they started developing reactions to it.

8.50 am: NC leader Bashir Ahmed Veeri says,”Koi masla toh hai jiske liye yahan (J&K) par log apne garam garam khoon ka nazrana dete hain. Sab shaheed hain jo yahan par Kashmir ke masle ke liye ladne aaye hain.” (Aug 4)

8.45 am: Kerala: CPI (M) worker stabbed to death allegedly by BJP workers.

7.15 am: Jammu: One person arrested in possession of grenades from Gandhi Nagar area last night. Further investigation underway.

6.45 am: Amravati: To curb child deaths due to malnutrition, Mahan Trust has launched an initiative to provide protein-rich food to malnourished children in 36 villages of Melghat.

6.30 am: Karnataka: Farmers in Kalaburagi say they are suffering due to lack of rain. A farmer Anand says, ‘it rained 20-25 days ago & we started sowing crops, but it hasn’t rained since then. The government speaks on television about us but doesn’t help.’