THE HEADLINES :-
- Mariyappan Thangavelu of Tamilnadu wins gold for India at Rio Paralympics.
- Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic to take on World No. 1 Angelique Kerber of Germany in Women’s Singles final of US Open later tonight.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi says there are ample opportunities for development of Andhra Pradesh; Normal life affected due to opposition’s bandh call protesting denial of special status to the state.
- President hopes government will set up a GST council soon to facilitate roll out of new tax regime from next fiscal.
- BJP hits out at Congress on Rajiv Gandhi Foundation receiving donation from controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s NGO; Congress explains donation was received in 2011 when Naik was not under any suspicion.
- Aam Aadmi Party MLA Amanatullah Khan resigns as chairman of Delhi Waqf Board in connection with alleged recruitment scam.
- Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif says details of probe into Pakistani nationals’ involvement in Pathankot terror attack will be made public.
- Annual Haj pilgrimage begins in Saudi Arabia.