A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir kill five suspected militants in Kulgam encounter: The police said the deceased were operatives of the Hizbul Mujahideen and the Lashkar-e-Taiba militant groups.
  2. Ailing Goa CM Manohar Parrikar will travel to Delhi for treatment at AIIMS: Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said the portfolios handled by the chief minister would be distributed among the state’s ministers.
  3. Haryana Police form special investigation team to conduct inquiries in Mahendragarh rape case: The police officer leading the investigation said the main accused have been identified.
  4. India climbs one spot to 130 on UNDP’s Human Development Index: Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland and Germany are the top five countries on the index. 
  5. Hurricane Florence leaves five people dead in North Carolina in the US, downgraded to tropical storm: The storm is likely to weaken over the weekend, weather officials said.  
  6. JNU election panel suspends counting in students’ union polls after violence at counting centre: A few people allegedly attempted to steal ballot boxes and threatened the election committee’s members.
  7. Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds key discussions on checking current account deficit: He met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and RBI Governor Urjit Patel ahead of a meeting on Saturday to review the state of the economy.
  8. Google honours iconic engineer Sir M Visvesvaraya with a doodle: In India, September 15 is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in his memory. 
  9. Bombay High Court asks EC if it can make rules against illegal hoardings by political parties: The court asked municipal corporations and councils across Maharashtra to remove illegal hoardings from their areas.
  10. Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort agrees to cooperate with Russia meddling probe: Manafort also pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges.