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 Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar admitted to AIIMS in Delhi: Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo said the portfolios handled by the chief minister would be distributed among the state’s ministers.  
  3. Rahul Gandhi accuses CBI officer of diluting Vijay Mallya’s lookout notice: He said AK Sharma, a Gujarat-cadre officer, was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘blue-eyed boy’ in the investigating agency.  
  4. Bishop Franco Mulakkal transfers responsibilities at diocese ahead of interrogation in Kerala nun rape case: The Kerala Police have asked him to appear before investigators on September 19.  
  5. 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. 
  6. Haryana Police say medical report has confirmed sexual assault in Mahendragarh rape caseOne of the three accused is a serving defence employee, according to the police.
  7. Thailand ambassador says he was told not to attend Kerala flood relief event: Chutintorn Gongsakdi tweeted an image with the phrase ‘I surrender’ on Thursday.  
  8. House panel praises Centre over handling of Doklam standoff, says Chinese infrastructure still not dismantled: The Standing Committee on External Affairs submitted the report to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on September 4.  
  9. Hurricane Florence leaves five people dead in the United States, downgraded to tropical storm: The storm is likely to weaken over the weekend, weather officials said.  
  10. English is an illness left behind by the British, says Vice President Venkaiah Naidu: He said Hindi is a symbol of the country’s socio-political and linguistic unity, and it is not possible to progress in India without knowing it.