A look at the headlines right now:

  1. John Kerry arrives in Delhi, will meet Sushma Swaraj during two-day visit: The US Secretary of State was in Dhaka earlier in the day, where he said there appeared to be links between the Islamic State and the Bangladeshi cafe attack.
  2. John Kerry reportedly stuck in Delhi traffic as roads paralysed after heavy rain in NCR: Commuters were caught in massive pile-ups just a month after rainfall on July 28 had brought traffic to a standstill for more than six hours.
  3. Foreign tourists should avoid wearing skirts in small towns, says Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma: He, however, clarified that these were mere suggestions and the ministry was not imposing a dress code.
  4. Supreme Court gives banks 10 days' time to reply to Vijay Mallya's plea against contempt notice: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi argued that the businessman's petition should not be heard as he failed to appear before the court despite repeated orders.
  5. Pump action guns not to be banned, only to be fired in ‘rarest of rare cases’, says government official: A committee set up to explore alternatives to the guns is believed to have selected chilli-based ‘PAVA’ shells for use during crowd control operations.
  6. Police complaint filed against singer Vishal Dadlani for tweet on Jain monk in Haryana Assembly: Dadlani, who was a member of the AAP, quit the party and had apologised after his remark created a row.
  7. Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna ‘were not prepared’ for Rio Olympics, says Mahesh Bhupathi: The tennis player said India’s ‘best bet’ for a medal in the recently-concluded Games was the mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza with Bopanna.
  8. Raghuram Rajan says India yet to reach growth potential, targets 5% inflation in RBI’s annual report: The outgoing governor of the central bank also outlined areas the bank needs to work on in 2016-’17.
  9. NIA to submit report with fresh evidence from US of Pakistan's involvement in Pathankot attack: Officials said the agency is working on a detailed document based on information provided by the US under the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty.
  10. Jayalalithaa announces 500 Amma parks, gymnasiums in Tamil Nadu: The AIADMK leader also announced other measures like short-stay homes for family members of patients at state hospitals, and bank loans for women SHGs.