A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Maintain water level in Mullaperiyar dam at 139.99 feet till August 31, says Supreme Court: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said water was released gradually from the dam and Kerala’s accusations are baseless.
  2. No re-election for West Bengal panchayat seats that TMC won uncontested, says Supreme Court: The bench, however, allowed candidates in uncontested seats to file petitions challenging the result within 30 days. 
  3. Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan defeat Kazakh pair to clinch men’s doubles gold in Asian Games: Heena Sidhu bagged 10m air pistol bronze to win first individual Asian Games medal.
  4. Cyrus Mistry should not be forced to sell shares in company, law tribunal tells Tata Sons: The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal refused to pass an order on the conversion of Tata Sons into a private company. 
  5. Health ministry panel report says Johnson & Johnson hid facts on faulty hip implants: The Indian Express reported that over 3,600 patients with the implants were untraceable, and at least four people had died after undergoing surgery to implant the devices.  
  6. Australia’s Liberal Party elects Scott Morrison the new prime minister: Incumbent Malcolm Turnbull had been facing poor opinion polls and did not contest the party ballot.  
  7. Delhi High Court rejects appeals of 15 convicted for caste violence in Haryana’s Mirchpur in 2010: The court also convicted 20 people who had earlier been acquitted.  
  8. Nirmala Sitharaman visits Karnataka’s Kodagu district to to observe relief work, pledges Rs 8 crore from funds: The defence minister said she would speak to Nitin Gadkari and apprise him of the condition of roads in the district that were damaged during the floods.  
  9. US Attorney general says Department of Justice will not be influenced by politics: His comments came after the President Donald Trump said Jeff Sessions never took control of the department.  
  10. At least 14 Kanwariyas injured in clashes with residents in Rajasthan’s Tonk district: Authorities have issued prohibitory orders in the locality where the incident took place.