A look at the headlines right now:

  1. At all-party meeting, Opposition says Centre should do away with pellet guns, show care in Kashmir: Narendra Modi said there would be no compromising on national security.
  2. 'Shocked and appalled', says Ustad Amjad Ali Khan after his UK visa gets rejected: The acclaimed sarod player said he was not given a reason, but thinks it 'has to do with the current situation in the world'.
  3. India has a disappointing day at the Olympics as Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa and Gagan Narang crash out: Archer Atanu Das, shooter Chain Singh, shot putter Manpreet Kaur Indian and runner Jinson Johnson also bowed out of their respective competitions.
  4. Mumbai taxis and autos to go an indefinite strike from August 29 to protest against Ola, Uber: Union leaders announced their decision after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis cancelled a meeting with them on Monday.
  5. Diesel cars with engines of 2,000cc or above can be sold in Delhi-NCR with a 1% green tax, says SC: The apex court has asked the Central Pollution Control Board to open an account in a public sector bank to collect the environment cess.
  6. Centre is trying to bring judiciary to 'grinding halt' by delaying appointments, says Supreme Court: The chief justice informed the attorney general that as many as 75 names had been recommended by the Collegium since February.
  7. Door to India's NSG membership is 'not tightly closed’, says Chinese media: The commentary came ahead of Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to New Delhi.
  8. Monsoon Session ends with 13 Bills passed in the Lok Sabha, 14 in the Rajya Sabha: The Centre hailed the GST Bill as the highlight, and the 20 sittings also saw all members unanimously passing a resolution on restoring peace in Kashmir.
  9. Allahabad High Court orders CBI probe into Bulandshahr gangrape: The court had earlier taken suo motu cognisance of the case and asked the state government to submit a status report on it.
  10. Twitter creates a special emoji to mark Independence Day in India: The customised ideogram will be live from 6.30 pm on August 14 to 6.30 am on August 17.