A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Sakshi Malik creates history, wins bronze medal in women's freestyle 58 kg wrestling at Rio Olympics: The 23-year-old became the first Indian woman wrestler to win an Olympic medal.
  2. Shiromani Akali Dal is responsible for the rising crime rates in Punjab, says Congress: Charanjit Singh Channi demanded that deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal be removed from his post for the failure of the state's home ministry, which he helms.
  3. Mayawati to start UP election campaign this month with rallies aimed at consolidating Dalit vote: The BSP leader will make her first address on August 21 in Agra, followed by appearances in Azamgarh, Allahabad and Saharanpur.
  4. VK Singh tried to prevent me from getting promoted, says Army Chief Dalbir Singh: In an affidavit to the Supreme Court, the Dalbir Singh accused the Minister of State for External Affairs of “malafide intent” and trying to “arbitrarily punish” him.
  5. Four arrested for attacking Ghaziabad BJP leader Brijbal Teotia: The police said the AK-47 ambush was an attempt at avenging a murder that took place 17 years ago, though his name had been cleared in the case.
  6. North Korea confirms it has restarted plutonium production at nuclear facility: Pyongyang's Atomic Energy Institute said they had no plans to stop conducting nuclear tests as it believed the United States posed threats to the country.
  7. India rejects Pakistan's invitation to hold foreign secretary-level talks on Kashmir: S Jaishankar suggested focusing the discussion on cross-border terrorism instead, as it is 'central to the current situation' in the state.
  8. DMK legislators evicted from Tamil Nadu Assembly, suspended for a week: The MLAs were suspended after the chaos that followed when an AIADMK member mocked MK Stalin’s ‘Nammaku Naame’ roadshow.
  9. 7th Pay Commission: Centre may pay Rs 34,600 crore as arrears with August salary: According to India Ratings and Research agency, the government is likely to cut down on spending to disburse the amount.
  10. NGT panel's report on damage to Yamuna floodplains is unscientific, lacks credibility, says Art of Living: Sri Sri Ravishankar's foundation said the expert committee's 47-page document was biased, and they had not conducted any 'in-depth investigation'.