A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Union Cabinet approves ordinance on triple talaq, makes it a punishable offence: A bill outlawing the practice faced stiff resistance in the Rajya Sabha, where Opposition lawmakers argued that it must be sent to a Select Committee.
  2. India’s largest law firm under CBI scanner in connection with PNB scam, says report: Billionaire diamond jeweller Nirav Modi sent cartons of documents to Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas’ Mumbai office after the fraud came to light in February.
  3. UAE court orders extradition of alleged middleman in AgustaWestland scam to India, say reports: Christian Michel, a British national, is wanted by Indian investigative agencies for allegedly organising the payment of bribes to Indian defence officials.
  4. Benchmark indices advance after a two-day losing streak: The rupee was trading at 72.37 against the dollar at 11.55 am.
  5. Article 35A is off limits,’ former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti tells Centre: The Peoples Democratic Party president said the local-body elections would not serve any purpose since the mainstream parties have decided to boycott them.
  6. Forces in JNU are waging a war against India, alleges Nirmala Sitharaman: The students’ union of the university asked the defence minister to retract her ‘irresponsible and baseless’ statement and sought an apology.  
  7. Six people, including an adult student, sent to 14-day judicial custody for Dehradun gangrape: Three juvenile students accused in the case have been sent to correctional homes.
  8. Centre suspends Manipur University Vice-Chancellor AP Pandey till inquiry is completed: The HRD ministry took the decision after the state government informed it that the agitation against Pandey has led to serious law and order problem.
  9. RSS only advises volunteers to back those working in national interest, says Mohan Bhagwat: Without naming the BJP, he said there was a wrong perception that the RSS plays a key role in the functioning of a particular party.
  10. China hits back at United States with new tariffs on imports worth $60 billion: Tariffs of 5% and 10% will take effect on more than 5,200 US products on September 24 – the same day the new US duties will be imposed.