A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Centre decides not to extend ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir:Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the security forces have been asked to take all necessary actions as earlier to prevent militants from launching attacks.
  2. PM Narendra Modi calls for double-digit GDP growth at NITI Aayog governing council meeting: The fourth meeting of the policy think tank’s governing council is under way at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.  
  3. Seychelles calls off military base project with India, New Delhi seeks explanation: President Danny Faure said they will build a coast guard facility on Assumption – the island where the military base was to be built – themselves.
  4. Toll in North East floods rises to 17 as heavy rainfall continues to trigger landslides: In the governing council meeting of the think tank NITI Aayog, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured assistance to the chief ministers of flood-affected states.  
  5. Eight injured as taxi driver rams into crowd in Moscow: The police said they had detained driver and filed a criminal case against him.  
  6. Rebel AIADMK legislator to withdraw plea from Madras HC challenging his disqualification: Thangathamizh Selvan said the high court, which delivered a split verdict on Thursday, has let down the public.
  7. Afghanistan extends unilateral ceasefire with Taliban after Eid celebrations: President Ashraf Ghani urged militants to follow the government’s lead and participate in peace talks.
  8. Four chief ministers urge Centre to resolve ‘constitutional crisis’in Delhi: Mamata Banerjee, N Chandrababu Naidu, Pinarayi Vijayan and HD Kumaraswamy were not given an appointment with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.
  9. UK relaxes visa rules for students from 11 ‘low-risk’ countries – India is not on the list: The list, which already had Australia, the United States, Canada and New Zealand, now includes China, Bahrain and Serbia.
  10. Seven RJD leaders in Bihar booked for forcing rape survivor to narrate her ordeal: The FIR was registered for ‘blatantly violating the provisions of law and revealing the identity of rape victim against her wishes’.