In the southern part of India, heavy rainfall is very likely in some places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal. Thunderstorms accompanied by lightning are very likely here.

The weather forecast agency further predicted that cold day conditions will also continue to prevail in pockets over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Rajasthan today but will gradually become less intense from tomorrow.

The Chief Minister of Meghalaya had met Shah late on Friday night urging the Central government to implement Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state.

The areas where the curfew will remain effective include areas under Sadar and Lumdiengjri police stations - the whole of Jaiaw, Mawkhar, Umsohsun, Riatsamthiah, Wahingdoh, Mission, Mawprem, Lumdiengjri, Lama Villa, Qualapatty, Wahthapbru, Sunny Hill, Cantonment, Butcher Road, Mawlonghat excluding localities beyond Umshyrpri bridge.

Meghalaya woke up to the tragic news of the Church of God, Qualapatty being gutted in fire that also claimed lives this morning. The indigenous church is one of the oldest in the State. My prayers for the deceased and the Church of God's family.

The Lord Ganesha idol was reportedly carved by a national award-winning sculptor. JSU had suggested to the university that instead of Lord Ganesha, the university should instal busts of famous scientists, personalities from the field of arts, literature, etc.

In a letter recently addressed to the director of NIT Meghalaya, the JSU urged the administration of the technical institute to cancel out the idea of installation of an idol of Lord Ganesha at the entrance point of director’s secretariat in the institute.

Heavy rains have continued in Bihar as monsoon remains active over the region. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has now forecast that widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy falls are likely to continue for the next three days across Bihar. Moreover, the national forecaster has also warned about the likelihood of extremely heavy falls on Sunday.

Squally weather is likely to prevail over Gujarat coast and adjoining northeast Arabian Sea and east Indian Ocean and adjoining the southwest Bay of Bengal.

With this victory, Meghalaya will be taking home a sum of INR 4, 00,000 while the runners-up will get prize money of Rs 2,50,000.