A look at the headlines right now:

  1. SC says former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan’s arrest unnecessary, grants him Rs 50-lakh compensation: He was accused of selling secrets from ISRO’s cryogenic programme to women who were allegedly acting as spies for Russia, Pakistan and other countries.  
  2. Delhi court orders framing of charges against RK Pachauri in sexual harassment case: The complainant said the court’s move has been a ‘big leap towards the truth’.
  3. SC modifies earlier order on misuse of Section 498A, says welfare committees not needed in dowry cases: The top court had in 2017 ordered the constitution of the committees in every district to look into cases filed under the section. 
  4. Missionaries of Jesus claims its internal probe found bishop accused of allegedly raping a nun innocent: The congregation also broke the law by releasing a picture of the complainant and said it would not be responsible if the picture becomes public. 
  5. Seventeen killed as minibus plunges into Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kishtwar: As many as 16 people were injured in the accident.
  6. Delhi High Court registers suo motu PIL over misuse of Aadhaar verification system: A shop owner in Delhi is accused of using Aadhaar details of his customers to issue SIM cards that were used to dupe people into fraudulent insurance schemes.  
  7. Maharashtra court issues arrest warrant against Chandrababu Naidu, 15 others: Justice NR Gajbhiye ordered the accused to be arrested and produced in court by September 21.
  8. Delhi Police arrest man after Rajnath Singh orders inquiry into video of assault on woman: The police said they traced the accused based on a complaint filed by another woman.
  9. At least 42 people die of fever in Bareilly and Badaun districts in Uttar Pradesh, say reportsHealth Minister Sidharth Nath Singh has suspended four health officials.
  10. US officials say Hurricane Florence could ‘kill a lot of people’ as North Carolina starts flooding: At least 12,000 people have taken refuge at 126 emergency shelters while some residents have refused to evacuate.