A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Toll in rain-related incidents in Kerala rises to 37, red alert issued in eight districts: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected areas in the state.
  2. ‘For BJP, the country comes first, vote bank later,’ says Amit Shah at Kolkata rally: The Bharatiya Janata Party president blamed the Congress and Trinamool Congress of doing vote bank politics over Assam NRC.
  3. Tejashwi Yadav accuses Nitish Kumar of shielding those guilty in Muzaffarpur rapes, gives him one-week ultimatum: The RJD leader threatened to launch protest if Kumar fails to reveal the whereabouts of a girl who went missing after being shifted from the shelter home.
  4. ‘We will replace Gabbar Singh Tax with single GST slab,’ says Rahul Gandhi in Jaipur: The Congress president criticised the Centre for the Rafale defence deal, crimes against women, demonetisation and the farmer crisis.
  5. Under-construction flyover collapses near Siliguri in West Bengal, no casualties reported: It is a part of the 3,300-km-long East West Corridor connecting Porbandar in Gujarat and Silchar in Assam.
  6. Group of Kanwar pilgrims allegedly torches truck after accident in Badaun district: The devotees went on the rampage blaming the driver of the truck for an accident with the tempo they were travelling in.
  7. NASA postpones launch of spacecraft that will go near the sun, will attempt again on Sunday: The unmanned Parker Solar Probe was put off to allow engineers more time to investigate a red flag that was raised shortly before the launch.
  8. China is holding Uyghur Muslims in ‘political indoctrination camps’, says UN panel: Beijing has converted the Xinjiang region into a ‘massive internship camp’ in the name of fighting extremism, said the committee on racism.
  9. Elon Musk faces lawsuits for ‘misleading’ tweets that surged Tesla’s stock price: On August 7, Musk had announced that he was considering taking Tesla off the stock exchanges and that funding was ‘secured’.
  10. 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.