A look at the headlines right now:

  1. As a growing power, India has a role to play in fighting terrorism, says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: In a meeting with Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar, he also agreed to boost security consultations between the two countries.
  2. Finance Ministry may advance Union Budget by a month: The government is considering doing away with the distinction between plan and non-plan expenditure and replacing it with capital and revenue expenditure.
  3. Bronze-medallist Sakshi Malik India's flagbearer at the Rio Olympics closing ceremony: The wrestler was the first to win for the country at the Summer Games.
  4. Nitish Kumar calls on Centre for silt management policy in Ganga as Bihar faces flood-like situation: The chief minister blamed the overflowing of the river on the 'slow discharge of water" from West Bengal's Farakka Dam and demanded that it be closed.
  5. Arvind Kejriwal's new liquor policy politically motivated to attract voters, says Prashant Bhushan: The advocate and Swaraj Abhiyan founder questioned whether the rule will be continued after Delhi's civic polls and the Assembly elections in Punjab.
  6. Arun Jaitley blames Pakistan for Kashmir unrest, says India's unity is being challenged: According to the Union finance minister, the Narendra Modi government at the Centre will not compromise on security.
  7. Rape case filed against JNU student for assaulting PhD scholar: All-India Students' Association activist Anmol Ratan drugged the woman's drink before raping her in the boys' hostel, according to her complaint.
  8. Congress criticises Mohan Bhagwat's remark about Hindu population and Hindutva: Responding to a question about the alleged growth in Muslim population, the RSS chief on Saturday said there is no law against Hindus having more children.
  9. Coup 'mastermind' Gulen's terror organisation has infiltrated India, claims Turkey foreign minister: Mevlut Cavusoglu said the US-based Islamic preacher's outfit, FETO, has found its way into the country through associations and schools.
  10. At least 20 people killed in two suicide blasts in Somalia: Al Qaeda affiliated militant group al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Galkayo, 700 kilometers from the country's capital.