Gopal Sharma, PRO, North-Western railway, Indian Railways, in Jodhpur: Thar Express (between India-Pakistan) to be operated as usual. We have not received any direction from the government regarding cancellation of the train service.

Madhya Pradesh Rains: All schools in Barwani, Jhabua, Ujjain and Mandsaur districts to remain closed tomorrow, due to heavy rainfall in the area.

Jammu and Kashmir Governor: 'Langars' are operating at TRC, hospitals & other public places in Srinagar. For Eid, 2.5 lakh sheep/goat have been arranged. 30 lakh poultry also arranged. We have two months stock of ration. There is sufficient stock of petrol, diesel and regular supply for LPG.

Indian Coast Guard vessel Sangram has been diverted to render assistance to a Singapore flag vessel MV APL LE HAVRE which has reported a fire on-board. The vessel with 26 people on-board is about 40 nautical miles south-west of Porbandar Coast, Gujarat.

Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh to Come Into Existence As Separate Union Territories on October 31

Pakistan-India Bus Service Has Been Suspended, Says Pakistan Federal Minister for Communications, Murad Saeed.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi: Arun Jaitley was admitted to AIIMS today morning. He is currently undergoing treatment in the intensive care unit under the supervision of a multidisciplinary team of doctors. At present, he is hemodynamically stable.

Guwahati: The Assam State Zoo recently acquired two Asiatic lions from Sakkarbaug Zoological Garden in Gujarat. The lion & lioness named Dhiren & Rani were released in the enclosure of the zoo on August 1.

Haryana: A woman delivered a stillborn baby in the toilet of a Government hospital in Tohana. Her family accused hospital of negligence & alleged the doctor used mobile's flashlight during the delivery as there were no lights in the washroom. The woman is out of danger.

Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) where Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has been admitted.

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New Delhi, August 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation last night on the situation in Jammu & Kashmir and further explained the people his decision to revoke Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which granted the frontier state special status. The PM also assured the people of J&K that would not face any major inconvenience on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, which will be celebrated on August 12. Stay tuned here for the live breaking news and updates from India and across the world.

Meanwhile, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged India and Pakistan to exercise "maximum restraint" and refrain from taking steps that could affect the status of Jammu and Kashmir, as he highlighted the Simla Agreement which rejects any third-party mediation on the issue.

The Secretary-General's remarks came after India on Monday revoked Article 370 to withdraw the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Pakistan termed the Indian action as "unilateral and illegal", and said it will take the matter to the UN Security Council.

"The Secretary-General has been following the situation in Jammu and Kashmir with concern and makes an appeal for maximum restraint," Mr Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

In other major national news, the flood situation continues to intensify in southern India, with parts of Kerala facing deluge. The Kochi airport has been closed for operations till 3pm on Sunday.