Top 10 headlines this morning : Supreme Court fines 7 states for not filing responses on Human Rights Courts

Our decision on Jammu & Kashmir is driven by national
interest, not politics : Modi

One of the biggest decisions taken by Prime Minister
Narendra Modi in the first 75 days of his government is undoubtedly the
unshackling of Jammu and Kashmir so that there is better integration and
mobility and the faux concept of dual citizenship is scrapped once and for all.
In what was not just a political but a diplomatic masterstroke as well, the PM,
who has been obsessed with resolving the Kashmir imbroglio, hit his straps very
early on in his second avatar using the heft of his mandate to prise through
the contentious issue.

Ladakh UT involves Chinese territory, Wang told

China, whose forces regularly intrude into Ladakh, stuck to
its opposition to the creation of Ladakh Union Territory, with Chinese Foreign
Minister Wang Yi telling his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar that the move
“involves Chinese territory”.

UNGA president expresses solidarity with flood-affected
people in India

General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa has
expressed her solidarity with those affected by floods in India, according to
her Spokesperson Monica Grayley.

‘Bombay Rose’ to head to Toronto after Venice

Gitanjali Rao’s debut directorial feature film “Bombay
Rose” will open Venice International Film Critics’ Week on August 29,
before its North American premiere in Toronto on September 7.

SC orders Assam govt to publish NRC exclusion list by Aug

The Supreme Court today ordered that the list of those
excluded from the final Assam NRC be published only online on 31st of this

Don’t live in fool’s paradise, not easy to get USNC
support on Kashmir: Pak FM tells his countrymen

Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has told
his countrymen not to live in a fool’s paradise saying that it will not be easy
for Islamabad to get the support of the UN Security Council.

Supreme Court fines 7 states for not filing responses on
Human Rights Courts

The Supreme Court yesterday slapped cost of up to one lakh
rupees on seven states for failing to file responses regarding setting up of
Human Rights Courts despite its January 2018 direction.

Rupee hits 6-month low of 71.40 against US dollar

The rupee today plunged 62 paise to close at a nearly
six-month low of 71 rupees and 40 paise against the US dollar.

Industrial production growth drops to 2% in June, on poor
show by mining & manufacturing sectors

Industrial production growth dropped to two per cent in June
this year, mainly on account of poor show by mining and manufacturing sectors.

Davis Cup: AITA seeks another security check in Islamabad
from world body

India’s national tennis federation today decided that it will not seek a change of venue for the Davis Cup tie versus Pakistan in Islamabad but requested the world body ITF t.

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