A look at the headlines right now:

  1. India’s oldest serving military officer Arjan Singh gets a state funeral at Delhi’s Brar Square: He was the only IAF officer to be promoted to five-star rank and a hero of the 1965 India-Pakistan war.
  2. PM Modi inaugurates Sardar Sarovar Dam in Gujarat on his birthday, activists stage protests in MP: Several villages, including low-level areas in Madhya Pradesh’s Nisarpur town, were submerged after the water level near the dam rose to 128.3 metres.   
  3. Manish Tewari tweets abusing PM Modi’s supporters, BJP says Congress has lost mental balance: The former union minister later claimed that he had merely used a ‘colloquial Hindi phrase’ in his tweet.
  4. Myanmar Army chief says Rohingya were never an ethnic group, blames ‘extremist Bengalis’ for crisis: Assam BJP leader Benazir Arfan claimed she was suspended from the party for supporting the Rohingya Muslims’ cause at an event. 
  5. HSBC says India likely to be the third-largest economy in the world by 2028: But the report warned that India needs to be consistent in reforms and focus more on the social sector.
  6. Goa to ban consumption of liquor in public places, says CM Manohar Parrikar: The state has already banned drinking alcohol at a few places, including beaches. 
  7. Schools, colleges to remain shut in Kerala on Monday after heavy rainfall lashes state: The downpour on Sunday has led to waterlogging, flash floods and landslides, and increased the water level in many dams.  
  8. India to pursue ban on Jaish-e-Mohammad’s chief Masood Azhar at the UN General Assembly: New Delhi has said that Azhar played a key role in the Pathankot and Uri attacks in 2016.  
  9. Glitches have delayed filing of returns under GST regime, admits government panel: The panel of ministers promised that about 80% of the problems will be solved by October-end.
  10. Owner of oxygen supplier Pushpa Sales arrested in Gorakhpur deaths case: There were allegations that the deaths at BRD Medical College Hospital were caused by a disruption in the oxygen supply over unpaid bills.