Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Kerala to take stock of the flood situation in the state, received by Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and Union Tourism Minister KJ Alphons. See the picture in the tweet below:

Shimla: Over 6 bridges washed away, roads disconnected, due to landslides triggered by heavy rain and flash floods in Rampur's Kutt.

17 trains between Karnataka and Kerala cancelled, 8 partially cancelled and 2 diverted due to heavy rains, landslips, flash floods.

Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has stopped all its premium service buses from Mangalore to Bengaluru due to heavy rain and landslide.

Alappuzha: Flooding continues in several areas affecting normal life across the city. Kerala Floods.

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced Rs. 10 crores worth of immediate relief for flood-hit Kerala. Rs 5 cr is being transferred from CM's relief fund & remaining Rs 5 cr will be in form of ready-to-eat food material & other supplies. 

Former prime minister and Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee cremated with full state honours at Smriti Sthal in Delhi.

PM Narendra Modi pays last respects to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Smriti Sthal.

Union Jack flies at half-mast at the British High Commission in New Delhi as a mark of respect to Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrives in Delhi, he will attend the funeral of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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Former Prime Minister Atal Bihar Vajpayee died at the age of 93 on Thursday, August 16, after undergoing treatment for over two months at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Vajpayee was ailing since 2009. He was suffering from lower respiratory tract infection and kidney- related issues and was admitted to AIIMS on June 11. Leaders across party-lines have paid homage to the leader. The leader will be cremated at 4 pm today and his last journey will begin at 1 pm

The governments of Bangladesh and Pakistan expressed grief over the demise of former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away at AIIMS today. In the official statement issued, both Islamabad and Dhaka recalled Vajpayee as "statesman" who worked towards peace in the South Asian region.

Some big developments that are expected to happen today are:

Landslide hit Chikkenduru near Madikeri after heavy rainfall hit the region. Road clearing operations underway. Encounter between security forces & terrorists underway in Hajin area of Bandipora.

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