A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Home ministry declares Kerala floods a ‘calamity of severe nature’: Rescue work is under way as several people, including Supreme Court judges, contribute to the relief fund.
  2. Madhya Pradesh court sentences man to death for raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl: Director of Public Prosecution Rajendra Kumar said this was the eleventh case where a person was sentenced to death for sexually assaulting a minor.  
  3. Google celebrates 107th birthday of Urdu author Ismat Chughtai with a doodle: The Urdu writer’s best-known works ‘questioned double standards and encouraged liberation’.  
  4. Congress has been misinformed, misled on Rafale deal, Anil Ambani writes to Rahul Gandhi: The Reliance Group chairperson said the Congress’s allegations against the deal were ‘baseless and unfortunate’.  
  5. Dalit man in Gujarat dies in police custody, activists claim he was beaten to death: The police, however, have said that Lubaram Uttamaram, a migrant worker from Rajasthan, committed suicide.
  6. Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian woman wrestler to win Asiad gold: Lakshay Sheoran claimed trap silver for his first medal in seniors and Deepak Kumar won a silver in the 10m air rifle final, while India beat Indonesia in hockey on Day 2 of the Asian Games 2018.
  7. Gujarat hospital to issue notice to doctor after video shows a sweeper stitching a patient’s wound: Brijesh Solanki claimed the doctor threatened to complain against him if he refused to comply with her orders to suture the wound.
  8. Supreme Court says ‘trend of targeting judges’ must stop: Justice DY Chandrachud suggested imposing a fine of Rs 25 lakh on an organisation that claimed a ‘conflict of interest’ against Chief Justice Dipak Misra.  
  9. One arrested, two suspects identified for Ola driver’s murder; police say motive was robbery: Mohammad Yousuf went missing on August 9 and his body was later found in a canal in Mathura.  
  10. Two shelter home infants die allegedly of malnutrition in Jharkhand, inquiry ordered: One of the babies was reportedly relocated from the Missionaries of Charity-run organisation that is being investigated.