A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Congress was not involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Rahul Gandhi says in London: The Congress president compared RSS to Muslim Brotherhood organisation at another event in the UK.
  2. There is no ambiguity over UAE’s Rs 700 crore offer, claims CM Pinarayi Vijayan: The chief minister said 417 people had died since the monsoon arrived in the state on May 29. Of this, 265 people had lost their lives since August 8.
  3. United States cuts over $200 million aid to Palestinians ‘at the direction of president’: A senior State Department official said the funds would be redirected to ‘high-priority projects elsewhere’.
  4. India need not worry about rupee, must focus on reducing current account deficit, says Raghuram Rajan: The former RBI governor also warned that a combination of leverage rise, asset prices and trade wars could be a ‘toxic mix’.
  5. 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.
  6. US says it is deeply concerned by ‘excessive restrictions’ that journalists face in China: The statement came days after Chinese authorities declined to extend the visa of an Indian American journalist, Megha Rajagopalan.
  7. ED files chargesheet against Lalu Yadav, Rabri Devi and son Tejashwi in hotel scam case: The Enforcement Directorate chargesheet was filed under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act before a special court in New Delhi.
  8. India’s first Humboldt Penguin chick dies of health complications at Mumbai zoo: The chick was born on Independence day.
  9. No re-election for panchayat seats that TMC won uncontested in West Bengal, says Supreme Court: In another case, the top court asked the state to respond to a plea seeking a CBI inquiry into BJP workers’ murders.
  10. Maneka Gandhi tells Air India to expedite sexual harassment case inquiries, sensitise male employees: The minister for Women and Child Development said there are 12 cases being investigated by the airline’s internal complaint committees.