A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Arun Jaitley rejects Vijay Mallya’s claim that they met before he left for the UK: The Opposition demanded an explanation from the government on the liquor baron’s claim.
  2. Apple introduces three new iPhones with dual SIM support, and watch with an ECG sensor: In India, the iPhone XR will be available from Rs 76,900 while the iPhone XS will start at Rs 99,900 and the iPhone XS Max at Rs 1,09,000.  
  3. Supreme Court reopens 1988 road rage case against Navjot Singh Sidhu: The top court had acquitted the Punjab minister in May on charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder.  
  4. Nine dead, 46 injured after man drives car into crowd in China’s Hunan province: The man then purportedly went on a stabbing spree in Binjiang square in Hengyang city, since many of the victims have stab wounds.  
  5. Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in Kashmir’s Sopore: Internet services in Baramulla district have been suspended.  
  6. Retail inflation fell to 3.69% in August, industrial production slowed to 6.6% in July: However, fuel prices increased the most at 8.47% compared to the same month in 2017.
  7. Activists arrested in June claim harassment by Maharashtra police: Five activists arrested in June have moved the Supreme Court to intervene in a PIL against police action.  
  8. Municipal corporation seals mosque in Gurugram, claims it was too close to IAF depot: Hindutva outfits had protested last week against the use of loudspeakers at the shrine.  
  9. Airline stops serving cashews following Sri Lankan president’s fury: On Monday, President Maithripala Sirisena had demanded to know who authorised the nuts that he was served in a flight from Kathmandu. 
  10. Former India hockey captain Sardar Singh announces retirement: Sardar recently became only the sixth Indian player to reach the milestone of representing India in over 300 matches.