A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘Is the government trying to forcefully evict people?’ asks Mamata Banerjee after the final draft of National Register of Citizens is published: The list verifies 2.89 crore people, out of the 3.29 crore who had applied, as legal citizens of India.
  2. Supreme Court directs Maran brothers to face trial in BSNL telephone exchange case: The former Union minister had allegedly installed 364 high-end telecommunication facilities at one of his residences, of which Sun TV used 323.
  3. DMK leaders urge supporters to not incite violence over Karunanidhi’s health: Karunanidhi’s son MK Stalin said his health was normalising and asked cadres not to ‘disturb police or public’.
  4. Delhi court summons Lalu Prasad Yadav, family members as accused in railway hotel tender case: Special Judge Arvind Kumar directed them to appear before the court on August 31.
  5. Jharkhand Police file sedition cases against 20 people for their role in Pathalgadi protests: The police claimed that the accused attempted to mislead tribals on social media by providing false information about the Indian Constitution.
  6. Union minister Upendra Kushwaha seeks Justice Goel’s removal as National Green Tribunal chief: Kushwaha is the third minister in the National Democratic Alliance to support the demand.
  7. BJP government is incompetent in terms of economic management, says P Chidambaram: The former finance minister said demonetisation adversely affected the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises sector.
  8. Case registered against 74 builders for allegedly constructing 58 illegal buildings in Greater Noida: Two buildings under construction in Shahberi village had collapsed on July 17, killing nine people.
  9. California wildfire claims six lives as blaze continues to spread: More than 38,000 people have been under evacuation orders in and around the city of Redding in northern California.
  10. Suspected militants shoot dead CRPF jawan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district: A police spokesperson said the militants barged into Naseer Ahmad Rather’s house and shot him.