A look at the headlines right now.

  1. BJP to move privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi after Congress president criticises PM Narendra Modi during no-confidence motion debate: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar accused the Gandhi of spreading falsehoods and misleading Parliament.
  2. Supreme Court collegium reiterates Justice KM Joseph’s name for elevation to top court: The law ministry had refused to clear Joseph’s name for the post in April and asked the collegium to reconsider its decision.   
  3. SC stays Madras High Court order granting grace marks to students who wrote NEET exam in Tamil: The top court said marks cannot be ‘doled out in this fashion’, after the Madurai bench asked CBSE to give 196 grace marks for mistranslation.   
  4. Truck operators go on indefinite nationwide strike, demand reduction in diesel prices and toll fees: Essential services have been exempt from the stir.
  5. WhatsApp to limit forwarding of messages to 5 chats at a time in a bid to curb rumours in India: The messaging platform said it will remove the quick forward button next to media messages.
  6. Karnataka Police arrest seventh suspect in Gauri Lankesh murder case: However, the SIT has kept Mohan Nayak’s role in the crime confidential.
  7. United States will host the rescheduled ‘2+2 dialogue’ with India on September 6: In June, Washington had cancelled the meet originally scheduled for July 6, citing ‘unavoidable reasons’.
  8. Modi government forcing AgustaWestland scam accused Christian Michel to frame Sonia Gandhi, claims Congress: The British businessman’s lawyer and sister said on Thursday that investigators had promised to exonerate him of all charges if he implicates Gandhi.
  9. Donald Trump invites Vladimir Putin to US despite uproar after Helsinki meeting: But Russia has not yet spoken about any second meeting with the United States president.
  10. Two policemen suspended for injuring students demanding removal of Manipur University VC: Chief Minister Biren Singh said he will remove the vice chancellor if the investigation found him guilty.