A look at the headlines right now:

  1. At least four of 12 boys rescued from flooded Thailand cave: The first two survivors were transported to a hospital after being examined in a field hospital near the cave’s entrance.  
  2. Heavy rain continues in Mumbai, weather department warns of more in next two days: Three people died in rain-related incidents in and around the city on Saturday.
  3. Union minister Giriraj Singh meets VHP, Bajrang Dal leaders in Bihar’s Nawada jail: He accused the Nitish Kumar government of arresting innocent people and provoking Hindus.
  4. BJP and Congress absent from discussion on simultaneous polls: TMC, DMK and others express oppositionThe negotiations on a proposal for simultaneous Lok Sabha and state assembly elections began in Delhi on Saturday. 
  5. Telangana student fatally shot during suspected robbery attempt at Missouri restaurant: Sharath Koppu was a postgraduate student of software engineering at the University of Missouri Kansas City.
  6. Even Lord Ram would not have been able to stop rapes, says BJP legislator in Uttar Pradesh: ‘Such incidents can only be controlled by inculcating good values among men, women and children,’ Surendra Singh added.  
  7. India has taken a ‘quantum jump in the wrong direction’ since 2014, says Amartya Sen: The economist said the government has done nothing to address inequalities, and the problems faced by Dalits and the scheduled tribes.
  8. Restrictions imposed in Kashmir as separatists call for shutdown on Burhan Wani’s death anniversary: Normal life was disrupted as several businesses were closed and public transport stayed off roads.
  9. Toll rises to 73, millions asked to evacuate after unprecedented rainfall in Japan: ‘We have never experienced this kind of rain before,’ an official at the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.