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Breaking Highlights, Top Alerts of August 17

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Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: August 17, 2018 21:26 IST ]

Live Breaking News August 17

Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page:

Breaking News August 17: 

08:08 pm: 17 trains between Karnataka and Kerala cancelled, 8 partially cancelled and 2 diverted due to heavy rains, land slips, flash floods 

08:06 pm: Spoke to Kerala CM. Delhi government is making a contribution of Rs 10 Cr. I sincerely appeal to everyone to donate generously for our brothers and sisters in Kerala, tweets Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal 

08:01 pm: Death toll due to floods in Kerala has risen to 324. 223139 people are in about 1500+ relief camps, tweets Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan 

07:53 pm: US sanctions target four individuals, two entities from Myanmar for human rights abuses. Two Myanmar infantry divisions among those targeted by US sanctions (reports Reuters)

07:42 pm: Trump administration is ending $200M in funding for Syria stabilization project (reports The Associated Press quoting sources)

07:24 pm: Leaving for Kerala to take stock of the flood situation in the state, tweets PM Narendra Modi 

07:16 pm: The 'Change of Guard' ceremony on the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan will not be held tomorrow due to state mourning

07:15 pm: Southern Railway dispatches 7 BRN wagons with syntax tank carrying 2.8 lakh litre drinking water from Tamil Nadu's Erode at 4 pm. 15 BRN flat wagons with Syntax water tanks being moved from Chennai to Erode. Water will be dispatched to the Government of Kerala 

07:14 pm: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) stops all its premium service buses from Mangalore to Bengaluru due to heavy rain and landslide 

06:51 pm: 1300 life jackets, 571 lifebuoys, 1000 raincoats, 1300 gumboots, 1200 ready-to-eat meal, 1500 food packets, 25 motorised boats, 9 non-motorised boats provided by the Defence Ministry for rescue and relief operations in the state (reports ANI)

06:48 pm: Ashes of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be spread in Uttar Pradesh rivers, including Ganga and Yamuna: State government 

06:43 pm: He (former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee) dedicated his entire life to the country. I pay tribute to him on the behalf of the nation: President Ram Nath Kovind

 

06:28 pm: Atal Ji, you will live on in the hearts and minds of every Indian. No words can ever do justice to your rich contribution towards the making of our country: PM Modi

06:20 pm: Turkey court rejects another appeal to free US pastor (reports AFP)

05:41 pm: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announces Rs. 10 crores worth of immediate relief for flood-hit Kerala. Rs 5 cr is being transferred from CM's relief fund and remaining Rs 5 cr will be in form of ready-to-eat food material and other supplies (reports ANI)

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04:25 pm: We are here to share your grief and pay our condolences on the behalf of people of Pakistan and the Government of Pakistan: Pakistan Law Minister Ali Zafar after arriving in Delhi for the funeral of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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04:19 pm: US violated international law over Russian diplomatic missions, Moscow tells Washington (reports Russian Media)

04:16 pm: President Ram Nath Kovind pays last respects to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Smriti Sthal in Delhi​

04:15 pm: Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu, PM Modi, Former PM Manmohan Singh, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP President Amit Shah, senior BJP leader LK Advani, Congress President Rahul Gandhi at Smriti Sthal in Delhi for funeral of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee 

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04:04 pm: Poet, politician, visionary, he left his mark on India’s history. His name remains linked to the Indo-French friendship, which he shaped by launching the strategic partnership that has united our two countries since 1998: France statement Atal Bihari Vajpayee 

04:03 pm: Sensex rises 284.32 points to close at 37,947.88; Nifty ends at 11470.75

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03:34 pm: Delhi High Court reserves order on the appeal filed by former TV anchor and producer Suhaib Ilyasi against his conviction by a trial court in his wife's murder case (reports ANI)

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03:09 pm: Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai arrives in Delhi to attend the funeral of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee​ 

2:10 pm: Terrorists lobbed a grenade in Pulwama district's Awantipora towards security forces, one civilian critically injured. Area cordoned off. 

1:45 pm: Garbage Disposal matter - Supreme Court today asked the Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) to consider whether an expert committee can be set up to frame policy and to suggest the remedial measures for effective implementation in addressing the garbage menace in the National Capital.

1:30 pm: A woman shot dead by terrorists in Drubgam village of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir.

1:07 pm: Sri Lanka acting Foreign Minister Lakshman Kiriella arrives in Delhi, he will attend the funeral of former PM Vajpayee.

12:48 pm: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia and AAP MP Sanjay Singh pay last respects to former Prime Minister Vajpayee at BJP HQ.

12:45 pm: He (Vajpayee) was an enormously important person who we have great respect for and it's a great loss for India. I wanted to pay my respects to a man of that stature: Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to India

12:44 pm: The Supreme Court today asked the Sub committee on Kerala floods to examine and find ways out and if possible to ensure that the water level in the Mullaperiyar dam won't cross 139 feet.

12:40 pm: We remember him for his contribution to Bangladesh Liberation War&strong support to people of Bangladesh.He had great liking for Bengali music.I had the privilege of serving in Delhi as career diplomat when he became Foreign Minister: Bangladesh Foreign Min on Vajpayee

12:21 pm: Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali arrives in Delhi, he will attend the funeral of former PM #AtalBihariVajpayee.

12:15 pm: Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali arrives in Delhi, he will attend the funeral of former PM Vajpayee.

12:07 pm: Veteran BJP leader LK Advani and his daughter Pratibha Advani pay last respects to former Prime Minister Vajpayee at BJP Headquarters.​

12:00 pm: Death toll due to floods has risen to 167: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan 

11:48 am: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh pay last respects to former Prime Minister Vajpayee at BJP Headquarters.​

11:38 am: King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk arrives in Delhi, he will attend the funeral of former PM

11:13 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi pays last respects to former Prime Minister Vajpayee at BJP Headquarters.

11:16 am: BJP President Amit Shah and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh pays last respects to former Prime Minister Vajpayee at BJP Headquarters.

11:11 am: 4 Capital Ships of Indian Coast Guard have reached Kochi and joined the Disaster and Relief Team. 24 teams are already working in flood affected villages. Indian Coast Guard so far has rescued 1764 people and guided 4688 people to safer locations 

11:04 am: Mortal remains of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee brought to BJP Headquarters

10:46 am: Meeting of Congress President Rahul gandhi with all Pradesh Congress Committee Presidents, Congress Legislature Party leaders, General Secretaries and Incharge of all states has been postponed for tomorrow 

10:41 am: Delhi High court & all District courts to function till 1 pm today. The competent authority has decided that there will be half-day holiday today to allow officials & staff to attend the funeral of former PM Vajpayee at Smriti Sthal.

9:39 am: Red alert has been issued in all 13 districts except Kasaragod in Kerala today. Red alert has been issued for tomorrow also in Ernakulam and Idukki districts. 94 people have lost their lives in the floods.

9:37 am: Had telephone conversation with Kerala CM P Vijayan just now.We discussed flood situation across the state&reviewed rescue operations. Later this evening,I'll be heading to Kerala to take stock of the unfortunate situation due to flooding, tweets PM Modi. 

9:32 am: Congress President Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi.

9:23 am: 5 units of NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) have reached Thiruvananthapuram this morning and deployed for rescue operations. 35 teams are expected to reach there today. 

9:11 am: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi.

9:02 am: Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi.

8:35 am: Javed Akhtar & Shabana Azmi arrive at former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's residence to pay last respects. Javed Akhtar says,'very rare that a politician is respected across party lines. People with different ideology have also come as they love him because he used to love all' 

8:28 am: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi.

8:13 am: Delhi police has made elaborate security arrangements for the last rites procession. It will be ensured that the people who come to pay last respect & the commuters face minimum inconvenience & that there is no compromise with security: Delhi DCP Madhur Verma 

8:01 am: Army Chief Bipin Rawat pays tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in Delhi.​

7:13 am: Today, our 2 countries & our bilateral relationship continue to benefit from PM Vajpayee’s vision, which helped promote expanded cooperation: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement on Vajpayee.

6:52 am: He recognized early on that US & India, based on their shared democratic values, could develop a partnership that would contribute to economic prosperity & security of the region & the world: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement on Vajpayee

6:36 am: The American people and I stand with the people of India as we mourn Prime Minister Vajpayee’s passing.  Today, we hold the people of India in our thoughts and prayer: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a statement. 

6:00 am: Encounter underway between security forces & terrorists in Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir

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