A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Army joins relief operations at Nallasapora railway station after heavy rains lead to flooding in parts of Mumbai: Several long distance trains were cancelled, while some local trains have been delayed or temporarily suspended.  
  2. After Centre demands measures to counter rumours, WhatsApp says forwarded messages will be labelled: Over the past month, several incidents of mob violence following rumours on social media have been reported across the country, leading to assaults and murders.
  3. Landslides kill nine in Manipur, block highways in Uttarakhand: Seven bodies have been recovered after the landslide in Manipur’s Tamenglong district.
  4. Woman accuses priest of raping her four years ago, Kerala Police begin investigation: The church transferred the priest after she informed them about the alleged crime but the complainant claimed he continued to send lewd messages to her. 
  5. Centre’s proposal for simultaneous elections is a ‘constitutional perversity’, says Congress: Party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the federal structure of India’s polity would stand decimated by such an ‘authoritarian and autocratic step’.  
  6. Typhoon Maria weakens after flood, landslide warnings force thousands to evacuate in Taiwan: The only casualty was a man who died when he fell from the second floor while inspecting his doors and windows.
  7. ‘Institution of Eminence’ status for Jio Institute is conditional, says HRD ministry: Higher Education Secretary R Subrahmanyam said the decision was taken by an expert panel, whose judgement should be trusted. 
  8. Andhra Pradesh tops ease of doing business rankings for the second time: Telangana, Haryana, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka and Rajasthan ranked in the top ten states. 
  9. Delhi lieutenant governor transfers three IAS officers, AAP accuses him of ‘bossing around: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Anil Baijal should have consulted the government before making new appointments.
  10. ‘Don’t come to our country illegally’, says Donald Trump on separation of immigrant families: He also claimed that the Democratic Party wants open borders, and doesn’t mind crime.