Shia Waqf Board's UP unit chief Wasim Rizvi said the religious body has asked all its affiliated madrassas to hoist the national flag on Independence Day and chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai'.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Atal Bihari Vajpayee at AIIMS, today.

Delhi: A truck collided with a bus and a car at outer ring road near Pitam Pura and Rohini. More details awaited.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration postponed the launch of its Parker Solar Probe spacecraft by a day.

UN General Assembly session on September 29: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not likely to attend this year’s UNGA session.

Red Alert for Idukki & Wayanad till August 14 & Orange alert till August 15. Red Alert for Kannur till Aug 13 & Orange alert till Aug 15, have been issued by India Meteorological Department. 

6 people including 3 children have been rescued by the NDRF from a village in Mananthavady Taluk in Wayanad district.

Justice Gita Mittal takes oath as the first woman Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan announces ex-gratia Rs 4 Lakh to the next of the kin of the deceased and Rs 10 Lakh compensation to those who lost their houses and land. 

Speaking at 56th Convocation of IIT-Bombay, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told graduates to not give up in life to achieve success. "The confidence I can see on your face confirms that we are moving in the right direction. IIT Bombay will get a financial aid of Rs 1000 Crore. It was a large number of IIT students who built the IT sector of India, brick by brick," PM Modi said.

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New Delhi, Aug 11: Heavy and incessant rains in Kerala has so far claimed 29 lives. On Saturday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi urged all his party workers in the state to help the needy ones. "Unprecedented rainfall has created havoc in Kerala, destroying property and forcing thousands to abandon their homes. I urge each and every Congress worker in Kerala to step up and help those in need. My prayers and thoughts are with the people of Kerala in this difficult time," Rahul tweeted.

The Congress president also informed that he will inaugrate a new Congress office in Chhattisgarh's Raipur today and address a public meeting at Ramleela Maidan in Jaipur this evening. Meanwhile, a small batch of 68 pilgrims on Saturday left Jammu for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley. This is the smallest batch of pilgrims to leave for the ongoing Yatra since it began on June 28. This year over 2.75 pilgrims have performed the Yatra which is slated to end on August 26 coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.

In a crackdown on fake news, the world's largest social media network Facebook on Friday took measures to make it more difficult to run fake or compromised accounts on its platform as it demanded authorization from its users who have a large number of followers in the US. "Today we're introducing Page publishing authorization starting with people that manage a Page with a large audience in the US," Facebook said.