A look at the headlines right now.

  1. Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies in Kolkata at 89: Chatterjee, who was suffering from kidney-related ailment, was put on ventilator support on Sunday after he suffered a heart attack.
  2. Indian rupee hits record low as domestic indices suffer because of Turkish lira crisis: Asian markets took a tumble as the Turkish currency fell almost 9% due to worsening relations with the United States.
  3. Suspected militants kill civilian in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir: Initial investigation suggests that Hizbul Mujahideen members Zahoor Thokar and Showkat Dar are behind the murder, said the police.
  4. Centre says 774 people in seven states have died in monsoon floods and rains this year: At least 187 people have died in Kerala since the season’s onset, said the Ministry of Home Affairs.  
  5. One more woman accuses director of private hostel in Bhopal of raping her: The Congress alleged that the state government had provided a grant to a boys’ hostel run by Ashwini Sharma, who was arrested on Thursday.
  6. Journalists protest outside Manipur CM’s bungalow after colleague is arrested for Facebook posts: Kishorechandra Wangkhem, a journalist with ISTV network, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly writing inflammatory social media posts.  
  7. Telangana BJP MLA resigns from party, accuses it of not aiding his efforts to protect cows: T Raja Singh, who represents Goshamahal in the Assembly, said he had resigned as he did not want to embarrass the party.  
  8. Schools in Shimla to be closed on Monday following heavy rain and landslides: The Chandigarh-Manali highway was blocked after a landslide near Mandi town.
  9. Indian diaspora groups hold rally to counter pro-Khalistan public meeting in London: More than 2,000 people took part in an event at Trafalgar Square in support of an independent Sikh nation.
  10. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says situation is ‘very serious’ in Kerala: 774 people in seven states have died in monsoon floods and rains this year, says Centre.