A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Former diplomat Hardeep Singh Puri, Bihar MP Raj Kumar Singh among those sworn into Cabinet: The new ministers who were sworn into PM Narendra Modi’s cabinet are Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Shiv Pratap Shukla, and Anantkumar Hedge.
  2. Be wary of emails with subjects like ‘please print and photos’, warns Centre about Locky ransomware: The cyber threat is currently in circulation through over 23 million messages, the alert said.  
  3. Demonetisation hit India’s poor very hard, Raghuram Rajan tells Times of India: A skewed measurement of the GDP will overlook the impact of the drive on the poor, he said.   
  4. ‘Largest wildfire’ in Los Angeles history triggers massive evacuation operation: Officials warned residents of erratic wind patterns which could spread the blaze even further.   
  5. Police launch search operation for Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung: Fourteen party leaders who were arrested on Friday were produced in a Siliguri court.   
  6. President should intervene in Tamil Nadu’s ‘extraordinary situation’, says Dinakaran: The ousted party general secretary said O Panneerselvam and Edappadi Palaniswami should resign following the suicide of a Neet petitioner in the state.  
  7. Turkish president accuses Myanmar of genocide after Rohingya Muslims flee country: His remarks came after at least 400 people, mostly Rohingyas, died this week in violence in Myanmar. 
  8. Landslide hits Chandigarh-Shimla National Highway, buries vehicles: The incident took place near Dhalli tunnel, about 8 km from Shimla.
  9. Centre waives penalty of Rs 200 on late filing of GST returns for July: However, the interest on the late payment will be levied on taxpayers.
  10. Uttar Pradesh Police arrest paediatrician Kafeel Khan in Gorakhpur deaths case: He was among nine people named in an FIR last week.