A look at the headlines right now:

  1. IMD withdraws red alert for all districts in Kerala, predicts heavy rain in pockets: Two sluice gates of the Cheruthoni dam have been closed.
  2. Congress revokes Mani Shankar Aiyar’s suspension over his remark about Narendra Modi: He had called the prime minister a ‘neech kisam ka aadmi’ while campaigning for the Gujarat elections.  
  3. CBI arrests key suspect in connection with the murder of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar: Sachin Prakasrao Andure was allegedly one of the shooters who fired at Dabholkar when he was killed in Pune on August 20, 2013.  
  4. Walmart completes deal to acquire 77% stake in Flipkart for nearly $16 billion: Flipkart’s existing management team will lead the business and both companies will retain their unique brands and operating structures in India.  
  5. Former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan dies at 80: He passed away after a short illness, the Kofi Annan Foundation said.
  6. Six people killed in rain-related incidents in Kodagu, rescue operations continue: Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy announced Rs 5 lakh compensation for those who lost their houses in floods.
  7. Imran Khan takes oath as Pakistan’s new prime minister: Former Indian cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu attended the swearing-in ceremony.
  8. Aadhaar programme is like a mass surveillance system in today’s times, says Edward Snowden: He added that the Indian government should ensure criminal penalty for those who misuse Aadhaar.
  9. US imposes sanctions on Myanmar security officials military units for ethnic cleansing of Rohingya: The US Treasury Department’s announcement came almost a year after some seven lakh Rohingya Muslims were forced to flee their country.
  10. Three suspected militants killed as Army foils infiltration bid in Kupwara: A search operation is currently on in the area, an official said.