1. What’s the story?
Delhi Police is not happy. Cops in Delhi just ended their almost 11-hour-long protest late evening on Tuesday, after assurances by top brass and ministers — but the situation still remains tense. “The Police Headquarters (PHQ) at ITO in central Delhi saw hundreds of Delhi Police personnel on Tuesday holding protests to demand stern actions on repeated violence against them by lawyers.” According to many experts, though, this widespread agitation was a long-time coming. “No one ought mistake the police protesting in India’s National Capital—defying both their service rules and their superiors—as having been angered by a single incident. Being punished for using force while enforcing parking rules against a lawyer might be the spark, but it’s fallen on exceedingly dry tinder.”
2. What else should I be keeping my eyes on?
Farmers in Punjab, that’s what. Delhi may still be choking, but maybe it’s time we thought twice before placing the blame squarely on stubble burning by farmers of neighbouring states. There’s a reason why they’re being forced to release poison into the atmosphere, they say.
3. What more?
For migrant workers in Kashmir, the past few months have been filled with strife and loss. The state’s near-complete shutdown has brought less work for these labourers, and increased their worries. However, they still refuse to speak “either about the Centre’s August 5 decision or recent attacks by militants on non-locals.”
4. Anything else?
In extremely puzzling news, Bengal’s BJP Chief has claimed that cow’s milk is yellow since it contains gold, setting off a furore across party lines.
5. Is that all?
Meanwhile, Iraq’s anti-Government protests rage on, even after the Iraqi Prime Minister is all set to step down to meet the protestors’ demands.
6. Before you leave…
Read about the tense, heartbreaking story of the American prisoner who is “stuck between Trump and the Kremlin.”