A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Irom Sharmila ends 16-year fast, says she wants to live up to being called 'Iron Lady of Manipur': An Imphal court earlier granted the 44-year-old activist bail in the case related to her hunger strike.
  2. Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pul found dead: He is believed to have committed suicide at the official chief minister’s residence, which he had not yet moved out of to make place for new CM Pema Khandu.
  3. Raghuram Rajan keeps key rates unchanged in final monetary policy review: The reverse repo rate also remained the same at 6%, while the CRR was maintained at 4%, leaving the next RBI governor with the task of keeping inflation down.
  4. Biggest ever spectrum auction set to begin on September 29: On Monday, the government put out the Notice Inviting Applications for the auction on the Department of Telecommunication's official website.
  5. Conservative Evan McMullin begins independent presidential campaign to beat Donald Trump: The 40-year-old was a Central Intelligence Agency agent for 11 years, and more recently the chief policy director of the House Republican Conference.
  6. Kashmir ki Kali poster showing Sharmila Tagore with pellet injury draws attention to ongoing crisis: Artists from the Valley have been posting works on social media to attract attention towards the losses civilians have suffered at the hands of the State.
  7. Supreme Court rules against arrest of Srinagar DSP accused of killing a 26-year-old in Kashmir unrest: The apex court bench, instead, asked the state government to investigate the allegation and submit a report on August 12.
  8. Uttar Pradesh police arrest three, including main suspect, in Bulandshahr gangrape: The men belong to a tribal group of robbers called the Bawaria gang, which is mostly involved in loot crimes on highways.
  9. Lok Sabha ratifies GST Bill with amendments made by Rajya Sabha: The changes suggested by the Upper House were accepted unanimously.
  10. All consumer products may soon have labels in Hindi, one regional language: An HRD Ministry panel reportedly suggested this as one of the ways to promote Hindi in the country.