Mehbooba Mufti
Hurriyat rejects J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti's invitation for dialogue Pictured: J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti interacting with media after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Kashmir Issue, in New Delhi, on Aug. 27, 2016.IANS

Here are some of the top stories from International Business Times India to begin your day with:

1. Grappling with attrition, IndiGo seeks to extend pilots' notice period to 1 year

Amid rapid expansion plans driven by higher passenger growth, low airfares and stiff competition among domestic airlines, there is an increasing demand for pilots and cabin crew members. Not surprising then that the low-cost carrier IndiGo airlines has witnessed about 25 pilots leaving the company in the last six months and about a dozen of them have reportedly joined IndiGo's competitors. Read more...

2. Hurriyat leaders turn down Mehbooba Mufti's call for dialogue

The Hurriyat has rejected Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's invitation to an all-party meeting in Kashmir on Sunday. Ahead of the meeting to be led by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, she wrote to the jailed leaders for taking part in the dialogue. The leaders, however, were not released from jail for the conference. Read more...

3. US Open 2016 results: Rafael Nadal beaten by inspired Lucas Pouille as Sania exits in mixed doubles

Rafael Nadal might have looked like his old self in the first three rounds of the US Open, but in round number four, the No.4 seed ran into an inspired Lucas Pouille, who outlasted the Spaniard in a thrilling five-setter at the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Sunday. Read more...

4. 'Akira' movie review: Sonakshi's 'Dabangg' avatar is good but Anurag's crazy antics steal limelight

Bollywood does not have many movies with a female protagonist as the main lead, and the number of films in which the actress is shown in an action-oriented role is even less. However, director AR Murugadoss has dared to show just that in the Hindi movie "Akira." The film stars Sonakshi Sinha, who has until now been seen only in glamorous roles. Read more...

5. Maruti Suzuki Baleno trailing Hyundai Elite i20 in August sales

The sale of premium hatchbacks has now become a cat and mouse game between Maruti Suzuki Baleno and Hyundai Elite i20. After trailing behind Baleno in July, Hyundai's hatchback has hit back in August with 9,146 unit sales. Maruti Suzuki sold 8,671 units of Baleno in August, 475 units less than Elite i20. Read more...

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