A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Governor’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir will not affect Army’s operations, says General Bipin Rawat: President Ram Nath Kovind approved Governor’s rule with immediate effect in Jammu and Kashmir while Omar Abdullah called for immediate election in the state.
  2. Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian quits, will return to US due to ‘family commitments’: Subramanian said his last date at the ministry has not been decided yet.
  3. Vedanta asks Madras High Court to restore power to Sterlite Copper plant so it can plug acid leak: A sulphuric acid leak has been detected at a warehouse of the plant, which was permanently shut down in May.  
  4. Bombay High Court refuses to grant relief to Zakir Naik for not cooperating with investigators: ‘The petitioner is ensconced in Malaysia...such long distance thing will not work,’ the court said.
  5. Over 7,000 Indians submitted asylum claims in United States in 2017, says UN refugee agency: A record 68.5 million people were displaced across the globe by the end of 2017, it said in a report.
  6. Government is committed to Air India’s strategic disinvestment, says Union minister Jayant Sinha: On Tuesday, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said the aviation sector was facing a tough time because of high crude oil prices.  
  7. Flight operations at Goa airport suspended after heavy rainfall: The meteorological department issued a warning of heavy rainfall for next two days and asked people to stay indoors.  
  8. Bengal BJP chief threatens TMC leaders with violence: While addressing party workers in Jalpaiguri on Tuesday, Dilip Ghosh said the Trinamool leaders will either go to jail or be killed in encounters.  
  9. ‘We must eliminate terror safe havens in Pakistan,’ top US general tells Congress: Safe havens in Pakistan make it ‘infinitely more difficult’ for the US to secure its interests in Afghanistan, said NATO’s Lieutenant General Austin Miller.  
  10. Nagaland police chief Rupin Sharma replaced despite campaign against his removal: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and his deputy Y Patton had complained to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh about Sharma’s alleged lack of experience.