<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>1. Islamic State threat: India, Syria to intensify security consultationsUpgradation of security consultations, tighter traveller screening on anvil. Read more.2. Government mulls advancing Union Budget by a month to 31 JanuaryThe government is mulling advancing Union Budget to January end so as to complete the budget exercise before the beginning of the new fiscal. Read more.3. Bihar: Enormous discharge of water into Sone, Ganga, leads to worst flood since 1975Nine deaths have been reported from Bhojpur, while two each were reported from Bhagalpur and Vaishali. Read more.4. 28-year-old JNU student allegedly raped by AISA activist in hostelThe incident is said to have taken place inside the campus on August 20. Read more.5. Akshay Kumar ‘owns’ Independence DayAfter back-to-back releases on two ID weekends, he will return next year with ‘Crack’. Read more.