A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘BJP machine of 1,000 guys’ spreads rumours about me, claims Rahul Gandhi: Speaking at an event at UC Berkeley in the US, the Congress scion accused the Narendra Modi government of promoting violence and politics of polarisation.
  2. Centre has no definite plan yet on deporting Rohingya refugees, says Union minister Kiren Rijiju: Reacting to the UN’s criticism of India’s decision, he said states had only been asked to identify the illegal immigrants so far.
  3. Fresh UN sanctions on North Korea include ban on textile exports, curbs on oil product shipments: The Security Council unanimously adopted the restrictions, which were drafted by the United States.
  4. US Supreme Court temporarily restores Donald Trump’s travel ban on refugees from six countries: An appeals court had earlier ruled that those who have relationships with resettlement agencies in the country should be exempted from the order.
  5. Hurricane Irma kills three in Georgia, one in South Carolina even as it weakens to a tropical storm: The world’s busiest airport in Atlanta was forced to cancel hundreds of flights.
  6. Delhi government asks L-G Baijal to suspend doctor who refused to treat minor rape survivor: Health Minister Satyendar Jain has sought action against the casualty medical officer and director of the Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya for violating norms.
  7. Supreme Court issues notices to Centre, Haryana government and HRD Ministry over Gurugram school murder: Meanwhile, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia blamed the BJP’s influence for the incident.
  8. Former head of anaesthesia department has surrendered in Gorakhpur deaths case, say police: Before Satish’s arrest, the police had arrested four out of the nine people named in the FIR into the incident.
  9. BJP Yuva Morcha leader sends legal notice to Ramachandra Guha for comments on Gauri Lankesh murder: Karunakar Khasale, the Karnataka state secretary of the BJP Yuva Morcha, called on Guha to apologise for his comments referring to the ‘Sangh Parivar’ .
  10. First toilets, then temples, Modi tells students on 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s speech: The prime minister asked the audience at a convention in New Delhi to take the Clean India initiative forward.