The Biggest Stories Of August 16, 2018

PUBLISHED ON: August 16, 2018 | Duration: 24 min, 24 sec

   
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Atal Bihari Vajpayee, one of India's tallest leaders and the three-time Prime Minister of India passed away at AIIMS in Delhi at 5.05pm on Thursday and the state funeral will be held today at Smriti Sthal in the national capital around 4 pm; PM Narendra Modi led the nation in mourning the demise of Vajpayee said that he was a father-figure for him and the death has left a void in his life; Congress chief Rahul Gandhi also mourned his death and said that today India has lost a great son; Former chairman of Tata Sons, Ratan Tata in his tributes he was a great leader with a great sense of compassion and humour. Tributes also poured in Amitabh Bachchan and actors like Shah Rukh Khan; Since August 8, 94 people died in rain related incidents in Kerala and 3,000 people rendered homeless. PM Modi is to visit the state today; The Army, Air Force, Navy and National Disaster Relief Force are also engaged in a war footing to save lives in the state with every resourced deployed to the rescue, All this and more in the news wrap of the day
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