A look at the headline right now:

  1. ‘For BJP, the country comes first, vote bank later,’ says Amit Shah at Kolkata rally: Earlier in the day, Youth Congress workers waved black flags, shouted anti-BJP slogans at the BJP president.
  2. Heavy rainfall in Kerala to continue till Wednesday, red alert issued in eight districts: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in the state.  
  3. Alaska Airlines flight crashes after being ‘stolen’ from Seattle airport, no passengers on board: The airlines said it believed a ground service agent had taken the aircraft without permission.  
  4. Innovation will be the foundation for economic growth, says Narendra Modi at IIT Bombay: The prime minister announced a financial package of Rs 1,000 crore for infrastructural development.  
  5. Four people injured as under-construction flyover collapses in Uttar Pradesh’s Basti: A rescue operation is under way to help two people trapped under debris.  
  6. US court orders Monsanto to pay $289 million to man who claims he got cancer from weed killer: Dewayne Johnson’s case was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate in herbicides produced by the company causes cancer.  
  7. Sixteenth 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%.  
  8. Flood alert in six Cauvery districts as Karnataka releases water: The water takes two days to reach Salem’s Mettur dam.  
  9. Forms to file claims, objections against NRC not available at Assam seva kendras, say reports: A senior official of a seva kendra said the forms will be available only from August 16.  
  10. Air India delays July salaries, says it’s not in management’s control: The commercial pilots’ association has raised its concerns, saying this is the fifth consecutive month salaries are being held back.