PC George, Kerala MLA (Independent) has made a controversial remark on the nun who levelled rape allegations against Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulackal. "No one has doubt that the nun is a prostitute. 12 times she enjoyed it and the 13th time it is rape? Why didn't she complain the first time?" said George in his disgraceful and absurd comment when asked for a reaction. Check the ANI tweet below:

Four dead after a fire broke out at a crackers factory in Sivakasi earlier today. The fire has been doused now. Case registered against the factory's owner and he is absconding. Check the ANI tweet below:

Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) has withdrawn its letter to ticket aspirants, in which it was mentioned that "candidates in upcoming polls must have 15,000 likes on their FB page, 5000 Twitter followers, & WhatsApp group of booth-level workers." See the ANI tweet below:

An unidentified person has been shot dead by terrorists near Naseem Bagh area of Hazratbal in Srinagar. Security forces have cordoned off the area to nab the attackers reported news agency ANI.

Navjot Singh Sidhu praised and credited Pakistan for opening Kartarpur Sahib Corridor for Indian Sikh pilgrims. Indian MP and Punjab Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu thanked Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s decision of keeping politics separate from religion expressed his hope that the decision will reduce the gap in relationship between the two countries.

Doctors, nurses and other staff at Hyderabad's Osmania General Hospital on Friday wore helmets during duties as a mark of protest against poor condition of the building of the state govt-run hospital.They had earlier conducted out-patients checkups under trees to show protest. Pieces of the ceiling fell on patients, doctors and other staff at the university. Watch pictures in the tweet below:

A helicopter with seven people onboard went missing in the mountainous regions of Nepal on Saturday. Rescue operation is underway.

Shots fired at the residence of Rajesh Yadav, a close aide of RJD's Mohammad Shahabuddin. A police investigation is currently underway.

Yogendra Yadav has been detained by police in Tiruvannamalai for protesting against the 8-lane Salem Chennai expressway. He has been taken to a nearby location along with other farmers who were protesting.

BJP MLAs Virendra Singh Lodhi and Dharmendra Shakay write to State Vigilance Commission alleging corruption at Lucknow Development Authority and request the Commission to conduct a confidential investigation into the matter.

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New Delhi, Sept 8: Fuel prices continue to surge for the 14th consecutive day in a row, as petrol rates peaked to Rs 87.77 per litre in Mumbai, whereas, diesel touched a high of Rs 76.51 per litre in city. In Delhi, the prices of petrol and diesel have surged to Rs 80.38 per litre and Rs 72.51 respectively. Stay tuned here for other live breaking news headlines and updates of September 8, 2018.

Among other major news, the Supreme Court on Friday deferred a clutch of petitions which challenged the amendment Bill passed by the government last month annulling the changes made to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act by the Supreme Court.

On the international front, the World Hindu Congress is underway in Chicago -- the place where Swami Vivekananda delivered his historic lecture at the World Religion Parliament 125 years ago. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat are in Chicago to attend the event.

From the sports world, the second day of the fifth test match between India and England will begin today. On Day 1, India ended up in a dominant position after picking six wickets in the last two hours. England was at 198/7 at stumps.