A look at the top stories right now:

  1. DMK chief M Karunanidhi admitted to hospital after BP drops, condition has ‘stabilised’: His daughter Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi said on Saturday morning that he was better.
  2. Suspected militants abduct special police officer from his home in Tral region: Mudasir Ahmad Lone was posted at a police post in Awantipora.
  3. Imran Khan starts work on forming government at Centre, reports Dawn: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has won 116 out of 269 seats in the National Assembly, though a spokesperson claimed that the party had won 137 seats.
  4. Justice Srikrishna committee submits report on data protection to Centre: Srikrishna said the draft bill was prepared through an open process where stakeholders in the major information technology hubs were consulted.
  5. Maharashtra chief minister to convene all-party meeting today over Maratha reservation: BJP state unit chief Raosaheb Danve claimed the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party had ‘dilly-dallied’ over the matter for years.
  6. Flood alert issued as Yamuna breaches warning level, rain to continue on Saturday: The showers caused huge traffic jams in Ghaziabad and some parts of Delhi and Noida.
  7. Police arrest husband, friend for woman’s death during home birth, says report: The couple reportedly attempted a home birth by following YouTube videos on July 22, but the woman died of excessive bleeding.
  8. Lok Janshakti Party will join protests if SC/ST Act is not restored, says MP Chirag Paswan: The party has continued to oppose the Centre’s appointment of Justice AK Goel as chairperson of the National Green Tribunal.
  9. Proposal to abolish confession is infringement on religious freedom, says Catholic church body: The archbishop of Trivandrum Catholic Archdiocese confirmed that a memorandum will be sent to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  10. Longest ‘blood moon’ eclipse of the century delights star gazers across the globe: The total eclipse lasted 1 hour, 42 minutes and 57 seconds.