A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Irom Sharmila to break fast on August 9, will contest Manipur elections: She has been fasting since 2000 in protest against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.
  2. At least 19 people killed in Japan in a knife attack at a medical centre for the disabled: The attacker is believed to have said that he wanted the people with disabilities to disappear.
  3. India fined $1 billion by arbitration court in Antrix-Devas case: The verdict to be a severe setback to India's image as a reliable destination for foreign investments.
  4. Jallikattu may be a 5,000-year-old sport, doesn't mean it is legally permissible, says Supreme Court: Debunking the state government's 'tradition' argument, the court asked: 'ten thousand girls below 12 years of age were married, should we allow it today?'
  5. Curfew lifted across Kashmir, barring Anantnag, after 17 days: However, normalcy is yet to be restored in the Valley with mobile phones, internet services and train services suspended for the 18th day.
  6. Government employees to get new salaries from August after Centre issues notice on 7th pay commission: The new pay structure, which includes a hike of 23.6%, will be effective from January 2016, and arrears will be paid during the current fiscal.
  7. Four militants killed, one caught alive near LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district: However, army officials could not ascertain if it was an infiltration bid or not.
  8. 'She has never quit on anything in her life': First Lady Michelle Obama endorses Hillary Clinton: On the first day of the Democratic National Convention, Clinton's former rival Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders also urged voters to support her.
  9. Myntra acquires Jabong from Global Fashion Group: The company's CEO said the acquisition is a natural step in the e-commerce major's journey to become India's largest fashion platform.
  10. 12 feared dead after major explosion near UN headquarters in Mogadishu, Somalia: According to local journalists, two suicide bombs went off simultaneously.