A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Kerala hopes to raise borrowing limit to collect Rs 10,500 crore for flood restoration work: UAE has offered the state Rs 700 crore assistance, and transport services limped back to normalcy after flood waters recede.
  2. Satya Pal Malik to replace NN Vohra as governor of Jammu and Kashmir: The state has been under Governor’s Rule since June 20 after the BJP pulled out of an alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party.
  3. Two convicts get death sentence for raping eight-year-old girl in Mandsaur in June: In July, the police filed a 350-page chargesheet against Irfan and Asif in connection with raping the minor.
  4. Those targeting Sidhu are doing great disservice to peace in the subcontinent, says Imran Khan: Pakistan Army chief talked about peace, what followed was an emotional moment, said Navjot Singh Sidhu in defence of his hug.
  5. Delhi HC issues notice to Centre on petition seeking ‘exemplary damages’ for Aadhaar leaks: The petition demands compensation for the violation of privacy and the option to opt out of the Aadhaar system.
  6. In Karnataka, over 1,600 km of highways damaged; focus shifts to rehabilitation as rain recedes: Kodagu, the worst affected region in the state, accounts for eight deaths while over 4,000 people in the district have taken shelter in 41 relief camps.
  7. Centre pushes upgrade of web standards that will allow blocking of services: The internet protocol version 6 will make it easier for the government to block websites and apps with precision as these services will have a unique address.
  8. Chhattisgarh’s upcoming capital, Naya Raipur, will be renamed after Atal Bihari Vajpayee: Chief Minister Raman Singh made the announcement on Tuesday after a Cabinet meeting.
  9. NOTA option cannot be permitted in Rajya Sabha elections, says Supreme Court: The top court was hearing a plea against an Election Commission notification allowing legislators the option to reject candidates in polls to the Upper House.
  10. NASA says its instrument aboard India’s Chandrayaan-I has discovered ice water on the moon: The space agency said that most of the ice water on the satellite lies in the shadows of craters, on the poles.