A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Trinamool Congress to hold rallies across West Bengal on Saturday, Amit Shah to visit Kolkata: The process of filing claims for non-inclusion in the draft National Register of Citizens began across Assam on Friday, but forms were not available.
  2. Need to restart dialogue between Pakistan, India, says Imran Khan during meeting with Indian envoy: Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria briefed the prime minister-designate about terrorism and cross-border infiltration.
  3. 16th Lok Sabha was the most productive Monsoon Session since 2000: The productivity of the 16th Lok Sabha was 86% and that of Rajya Sabha was 67%.
  4. Toll in rain-related incidents in Kerala rises to 29, red alert issued for Idukki, Wayanad districts: More than 53,000 people are now housed in 439 relief camps across the state, officials said.
  5. Supreme Court says it will examine laws on media reporting on cases of sexual assault: Lawyer Indira Jaising told the court that parallel media trials were regularly conducted even when legal proceedings were pending.
  6. Donald Trump announces higher tariffs on steel and aluminium imported from Turkey: The Turkish lira plunged more than 20% against the dollar after the announcement.
  7. Flood alert in six Cauvery districts as Karnataka releases water: The water takes two days to reach Salem’s Mettur dam.
  8. Nearly 200 students taken to hospital in Mumbai after girl dies allegedly from medicine poisoning: Reports say the children took ill after being given iron and folic acid tablets but municipal authorities attributed the death to a ‘history of vomiting blood’.
  9. Transport ministry asks states to accept driving licence, other documents in digital form: The documents will be accepted if presented through the Centre’s DigiLocker or mParivahan online platforms.
  10. Attorney general asks Supreme Court to fix responsibility in cases of vandalism, riots: The court said it would not wait for the government to amend law, and would lay down guidelines to prevent vandalism by mobs.