A look at the headlines right now:

  1. We are convinced that Narendra Modi is corrupt, says Rahul Gandhi on Rafale deal: Former French President François Hollande said he stood by his statement, while Rajnath Singh said the allegations made about the deal between India and France were baseless.
  2. Imran Khan lashes out at India for its ‘arrogant and negative’ response to his call for peace talks: The scheduled meeting was cancelled because of ‘internal pressure’ in India, said Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
  3. At least 24 killed in Iran after gunmen attack military parade in Ahvaz city, says state media: At least eight of those killed were members of the elite Revolutionary Guard Corps.
  4. Bishop Franco Mulakkal sent to police custody till September 24: Soon after his arrest on Friday, Mulakkal was hospitalised in Kottayam as he complained of chest pains. He was discharged on Saturday morning.
  5. India’s poverty rate fell by half between 2005-’06 and 2015-’16, says UN report: The poorest groups – across states, castes, religions, and ages – had the biggest reductions in the decade.
  6. Rima Das’s ‘Village Rockstars’ is India’s official entry for the Oscars: Das’s film traces the story of Dhunu, a girl from a village in Assam who dreams of owning a guitar and forming a rock band.
  7. BJP leaders, NDA allies criticise Madhya Pradesh chief minister for diluting SC/ST Act in state: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale said Shivraj Singh Chouhan should not have said something that could create insecurity among Dalits.
  8. Six arrested for rape of hearing and speech-impaired woman at Gwalior shelter: Reports said the 24-year-old was forced to undergo an abortion and the foetus was burnt to destroy evidence.
  9. Indian Navy deploys INS Satpura to rescue injured naval officer circumnavigating the globe: Commander Abhilash Tomy is the only Indian participating in a race that involves 30,000-mile solo circumnavigation of the globe.
  10. AAP to contest all 119 seats in Telangana Assembly elections: AAP MLA Somnath Bharti said Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao betrayed the people on every promise made before the election.