Twitter is buzzing with breaking news and news alerts from India and rest of the world. Here is the live coverage of all breaking alerts and latest updates from the micro-blogging site on one page:
Breaking News of August 21:
6:07 pm: Exchange of fire underway between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara. More details are awaited.
6:05 pm: Kerala floods: NDRF medical teams established medical camp in affected areas of Distt. Alappuzha and Thrisuur and provided medical aid to104 people. In on-going operation, NDRF has rescued 535 lives & evacuated 24,616 people and rescued 119 livestock.
6:02 pm: Kerala floods: 41 teams of NDRF are deployed in Kerala to assist state administration in rescue, relief and rehabilitation work and to respond in any eventuality. Today, NDRF teams deployed in districts Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthtitta evacuated 122 persons to safer places.
6:00 pm: Rail routes between Thiruvananthapuram & Nagarcoil section, Ernakulam & Kottayam, Ernakulam & Shoranur, Palakkad & Shoranur, Shoranur & Kozhikkode, Kollam & Punalur section declared fit. Work underway to restore traffic on Punalur-Senkottai-Thrissur-Gururvayur branch lines.
05:51 pm: Last date of filing GSTR 3B has been extended to 24th August (for all states). Due to flood situation in Kerala, the last date of filling GSTR 3B has been extended to 5th November in the state: Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal
04:15 pm: Kerala floods: All-party meet underway in Thiruvananthapuram.
03:53 pm: Market Wrap : Sensex edges higher by 7 pts to reach new peak of 38,285.75; Nifty rises 19.15 pts to end at record high of 11,570.90 (PTI)
03:49 pm: Mandsaur rape case: Special Court pronounces death sentence to two accused
03:31 pm: A security guard of Vijaya Bank in Defence Colony, Delhi has been taken into police custody after he allegedly opened fire in the bank premises, injuring a customer this afternoon. Action is being taken against him under Arms Act. The injured is being treated at a hospital.
02:51 pm: Russian President Vladimir Putin writes to PM Modi, offers condolence on deaths in Kerala floods
02:22 pm: Naya Raipur will be renamed as Atal Nagar: Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh
02:19 pm: It's sad that Navjot Sidhu has somewhat tried to implicate India in all this by saying Indians have small hearts. We condemn this. We want an answer on this not from Sidhu ji but from Rahul ji. Is Rahul ji trying to run a parallel Govt?: Sambit Patra, BJP
01:54 pm: Motilal Vora appointed AICC general secretary administration (reports PTI quoting Congress officials)
01:52 pm: Former Union minister Anand Sharma appointed AICC foreign affairs department chairperson (reports PTI quoting Congress officials)
01:50 pm: Delhi High Court asks Centre to specify time frame by when regulatory measures of e-cigarettes would be in place. Next hearing on September 7
01:48 pm: 'This should not be made a year on year issue for litigation. The online permission system needs improvements. BMC should come up with regulatory mechanism,' observes Bombay High Court on plea challenging online permission for slaughter on Bakrid
01:43 pm: Many people from Congress have spoken on this including Captain Sahab. It's a democracy and everyone has the right to their opinion: Navjot Singh Sidhu on Punjab CM's statement against him for hugging Pak Army Chief
01:42 pm: In the past also, efforts for peace have been made, late Vajpayee ji had taken 'dosti bus' to Lahore, invited Musharraf. PM Modi invited Nawaz Sharif to oath-taking, he also went suddenly to Lahore: Navjot Singh Sidhu
01:34 pm: Court finds two accused Irfan and Asif guilty in the rape case of 7-year-old girl in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur. Quantum of sentence to be prononuced later today
01:25 pm: Lawyer moves Delhi High Court challenging anticipatory bail granted to Shashi Tharoor in Sunanda Pushkar death case. The court has asked for a status report from the Delhi Police on the plea. Next hearing on September 25
01:03 pm: Ahmed Patel will be the new treasurer of Congress party, he will replace Motilal Vora. Anand Sharma to be Chairman of Congress Foreign Cell (reports ANI quoting sources)
01:02 pm: Malaysian state news agency cites Prime Minister Mahathir as saying multibillion-dollar China-financed projects canceled (reports The Associated Press)
12:58 pm: I had a very productive meeting. I complimented him for extraordinary technological awakening that WhatsApp has led in the country, for education, healthcare, relief in Kerala. These are positive developments: Union IT Minister RS Prasad after meeting Whatsapp CEO Chris Daniels
12:23 pm: Seven people hit by a train while trying to cross a railway track in an attempt to board another train in Kosi Kalan, Mathura in UP. One died on the spot, while another succumbed to injuries in hospital
Madhya Pradesh: Streets and houses in Bhopal waterlogged following heavy rainfall in the city pic.twitter.com/1zPgEpd9Vu— India TV (@indiatvnews) August 21, 2018
12:18 pm: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath announces Rs 50 lakh award for Meerut's Saurabh Chaudhary who won gold medal in 10m air pistol event in Asian Games 2018
11:49 am: Delhi's Patiala House Court sends both the accused in JNU student Umar Khalid firing case to two-day police custody
11:40 am: Woman allegedly set ablaze yesterday for resisting rape attempt by three men in Bihar's Nalanda, admitted to hospital
11:31 am: United Arab Emirates (UAE) offered financial assistance of Rs 700 crores for the flood-hit Kerala, says Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan
11:29 am: Supreme Court directs Jammu and Kashmir govt to file response on plea alleging custodial torture of Kathua case witness by August 27
11:12 am: Microsoft says it's uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting US political groups ahead of midterm elections (reports The Associated Press)
11:07 am: Taliban fire rockets toward presidential palace as president was giving his holiday message; no injuries: Afghan Police (reports The Associated Press)
10:56 am: Mallikarjun Kharge writes to PM Modi for the 4th time over being invited to attend meeting of Selection Committee as a 'special invitee', stating 'I wouldn't be able to attend it until the Leader of single largest opposition party is conferred the status of a full-fledged member'
10:43 am: Army jawan injured in Kupwara district's Tangdhar sector in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir
10:29 am: Total 15 people arrested in connection with the incident where a woman was thrashed and paraded naked on suspicion of being involved in a murder in Bihar's Arrah
10:13 am: Nearly 12 people killed after vehicle carrying Machail Yatra pilgrims falls into a deep gorge in Kishtwar's Dool area. 5-year-old child lone survivor in the incident: Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid
09:54 am: Traffic movement stalled on Thane-Pune Road near Maharashtra's Malshej Ghat following a landslide at 2:15 am. No casualties reported
09:21 am: Sensex rises above 38,000 mark, opens 44.32 points higher; Nifty at 11569.60
09:11 am: Madhya Pradesh Police donate Rs. 1.31 crore to Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund for the flood-hit state. Further, all police personnel of MP will donate 1 day's salary for the same purpose: Madhya Pradesh DGP Rishi Kumar Shukla
08:57 am: Seven people hit by a train while trying to cross a railway track in Mathura's Kosi Kalan, in Uttar Pradesh. All seven admitted to hospital in critical condition
08:21 am: China, El Salvador establish diplomatic ties: Beijing (reports AFP)
08:16 am: Kerala government calls for an all-party meet over flood situation in the state at 4 pm today in Thiruvananthapuram
08:04 am: Woman and two children die after wall of a building in Bhopal's Kamala Park area collapsed last night
07:53 am: 31-year-old man working as a Personal Assistant to Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar allegedly commits suicide in Delhi's Laxmi Bai Nagar area. Body handed over to family after post-mortem, investigations underway
06:59 am: RJD MP says he received death threat via sms, FIR lodged (reports PTI)
06:13 am: Three injured in shooting outside London’s Kingsbury tube station (reports Russian Media)
06:05 am: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survives party leadership challenge (reports AFP)