A look at the headlines right now:

  1. SC makes Aadhaar compulsory for I-T returns; mobile numbers, bank accounts do not need to be linked: The top court has upheld the Aadhaar Act being passed as a Money Bill.  
  2. Supreme Court says no need to reconsider 2006 judgement on quota for promotion to SC/ST employees: In the 2006 verdict, the top court imposed three conditions for granting quota in promotions to employees from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe communities.
  3. BJP calls 12-hour shutdown in West Bengal, violence reported from a few districts: Protestors vandalised government buses in Midnapore and Cooch Behar and stopped trains from running on a number of crucial routes.  
  4. I was not in power when Rafale deal was finalised, says French President Emmanuel Macron: He said the pact was a government-to-government discussion.
  5. Fiscal deficit touched 94.7% of budgeted annual target between April and August, says government: However, it remained lower than what it was during the same month last year, when the Centre had exhausted 96.1% of the deficit.  
  6. Three men arrested in Rewari gangrape for concealing information, helping the main accused run: Another Army man, who was present at the spot of the alleged rape but did not tell the police anything about it, is among those held.  
  7. US comedian Bill Cosby sentenced to three to 10 years in prison in sexual assault case: He will have to register as a sex offender with police for the rest of his life after the judge declared him a ‘sexually violent predator’.  
  8. Banaras Hindu University suspends classes till September 28 after violent clashes on campus: The fight between resident doctors and some hostel inmates was allegedly over the non-allotment of a bed to a patient on campus.
  9. India is successfully lifting millions out of poverty, Donald Trump tells UN: In contrast, the United States president accused Iran’s leaders of sowing ‘chaos, death and destruction’.  
  10. EC rejects AAP’s plea to summon Delhi government, Assembly officialsin office-of-profit case: The poll body quoted a High Court verdict that said the application should include details and particulars on why oral examination is necessary.