A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Karnataka facing injustice over Cauvery row, says Siddaramaiah as he appeals for peace in state: The chief minister said they will ensure that places in the river basin have enough water before releasing any to Tamil Nadu. Meanwhile, toll from violence in Bengaluru rose to two.
  2. Kashmir is not PoK, India says in response to UN asking for unfettered access to region along LoC: The foreign ministry said Pakistan-occupied Kashmir was run by an ‘arbitrarily appointed’ diplomat and had become a hub for the global export of terror.
  3. Chikungunya outbreak in Delhi is media-created panic, says Heath Minister Satyendra Jain: He insisted it was medically impossible for people to die from the disease and asked for proof that the four deaths in Delhi in the past 24 hours were connected.
  4. Shivpal Yadav appointed Samajwadi Party's president in Uttar Pradesh: He replaced chief minister Akhilesh Yadav who has served as the party's state president for more than four years.
  5. Men accused of gangrape and murder in Mewat are not cow vigilantes, says Haryana Police: One of the survivors of the attack alleged that the four men who gangraped her and her sister accused her family of consuming beef.
  6. Two civilians killed in Kashmir, dozens injured in clashes despite curfew across Valley on Bakr-Eid: There were 44 incidents of stone pelting in the state, according to the police, while all major mosques and shrines remain closed.
  7. Twitter to redefine its 140-character limit soon, not count media attached to tweets: User handles, photos, GIFs and other additional items will not be counted as characters.
  8. Super typhoon Meranti advances towards China and Taiwan, likely to make landfall on Wednesday: Wind speeds between 295 kmph to 240 kmph are expected, along with torrential rain, landslides and flash floods.
  9. Cairn India’s minority shareholders approve merger with Vedanta Limited: The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of the 2016-’17 financial year.
  10. Muslims gather to celebrate Eid al-Adha, offer prayers to mark the end of Hajj: The festival of Bakr-Eid, the dates for which are decided by the lunar calendar and sighting of the moon, was observed on Monday in the Western Hemisphere.