The big news: After India, Bangladesh and Bhutan to skip Saarc summit, and nine other top stories
The Lodha panel demanded the removal of BCCI officials who violated recommendations, and former Israel President Shimon Peres died at the age of 93.
A look at the headlines right now:
- Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan will also skip Saarc summit in Islamabad, say reports: Unnamed officials told agencies the South Asian meeting will have to be postponed as the attendance of all member nations is mandatory.
- Lodha panel wants the BCCI's top officials sacked for flouting its recommendations, moves SC: This includes the board's President Anurag Thakur and Secretary Ajay Sirke.
- Former Israel President Shimon Peres dead at 93: The Nobel Peace Prize winner was one of the last surviving statesmen associated with the country's founding in 1948.
- Saamana cartoonist apologises for hurting sentiments of Maratha protestors: However, the Congress was not satisfied and demanded that the newspaper's editor, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, be booked.
- Karnataka to hold twin meetings to take a call on Supreme Court's order on Cauvery dispute: All political parties are likely to support the government's decision of not releasing water to Tamil Nadu.
- Five men rape 12-year-old girl, another minor stabbed for resisting assault in Uttar Pradesh: Police officials said the girls, who were attacked in separate incident, are under going medical treatment.
- World Bank reappoints Jim Yong Kim president for a second term: He said the institution is on its way to achieving the goal of ending extreme poverty by 2030.
- Baby born with the DNA of three parents for the first time through breakthrough procedure: New Hope Fertility Center in New York performed ‘mitochondrial transfer’, which helps protect an unborn child from picking up severe genetic diseases.
- Mixed reactions to Playboy magazine featuring a Muslim woman in hijab for the first time: The publication, known for its nude images, will run a piece on American journalist Noor Tagouri as part of its 'Renegade edition'.
- India was the fastest riser on the Global Competitiveness Index this year: World Economic Forum It moved up 16 places to the 39th spot among the 138 countries surveyed for the report.