A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Congress hints at possible consensus on GST Bill after Arun Jaitley meets party leadership: However, other Opposition parties cried neglect and have accused the BJP and the Congress of striking their own deal.
  2. Sushma Swaraj to lead Indian delegation at Mother Teresa's canonisation: The Nobel Laureate is among five people who will be declared saints by Pope Francis at the ceremony in Rome on September 4.
  3. Bank strike across country today, more than 8 lakh public sector staff might join protest: The agitation against the proposed merger of SBI and its associated banks will affect everyday services such as deposits, withdrawals and cheque clearance.
  4. 'Court' director Chaitanya Tamhane named member of Venice Film Festival jury: Tamhane will be part of the Horizons section, which is headed by French director Robert Guédiguian and dedicated to cutting-edge films.
  5. Wrester Narsingh Yadav’s NADA hearing ends, verdict out soon: Officials present during the proceedings said the athlete was unable to prove that he had been sabotaged before he failed his first doping test.
  6. Security forces may have spared Burhan Wani had they known he was in the hideout: Mehbooba Mufti: The Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said they did not have time to prepare for the aftermath of the July 8 shootout, which triggered statewide protests.
  7. Beijing to hold joint naval exercises with Russia in disputed South China Sea: The Chinese Defence Ministry said the drills will boost their partnership and improve the capabilities of the two navies.
  8. 'Har har Modi' is now 'Arhar Modi': Rahul Gandhi criticises BJP for price rise: The Congress leader blamed corruption in the Centre for the shortage of pulses and said the prime minister had forgotten his promises to fight inflation.
  9. Eminent writer Mahasweta Devi dies at 90 in Kolkata: The Sahitya Akademi awardee's condition had deteriorated after a blood infection and kidney failure.
  10. Dalit couple hacked to death in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, allegedly over Rs 15: Shopkeeper Ashok Mishra, who reportedly attacked the two after a heated argument, has been arrested.