A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Narendra Modi inaugurates Rs 500-crore hospital in poll-bound Gujarat’s Vadnagar: It was his first visit to his ancestral home since he became the prime minister.
  2. Allow groups of women older than 45 to go for Haj without male guardian, panel proposes: The committee has also advised the government to phase out subsidies spent on the Haj pilgrimage.
  3. We are prepared to fight a war at short notice, says Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa: He was speaking on the 85th anniversary of the Indian Air Force.
  4. Former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy acquitted for lack of evidence in solar panel scam: There was no evidence that he took money from an industrialist to help him set up a solar panel firm, the court said.
  5. Panchkula’s former deputy commissioner of police, suspended after Dera violence, reinstated: The move is subject to the result of departmental proceedings against him.
  6. CRPF sends 21,000 plastic bullets to Kashmir to ‘reduce dependence’ on pump action guns: The ‘less lethal’ bullets were developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation.
  7. Donald Trump slams earlier Presidents’ North Korea policy, says ‘only one thing’ will work: Failed agreements over the years have made fools out of US negotiators, Trump said.
  8. Hurricane Nate makes landfall on Louisiana coast, four US states declare emergency: This is the fourth major storm to hit the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf Coast of the United States in six weeks.
  9. Supreme Court allows woman to abort 31-week-old foetus with kidney problems: Doctors from JJ Hospital in Mumbai said that the foetus’ condition was not ‘compatible to life after birth’.
  10. Two guards killed, three injured in attack on Saudi palace: Officials said investigators are trying to find out if the shooter had connections to any terrorist organisation.