A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Rahul Gandhi tells Supreme Court he is ready to face trial in RSS defamation case: The Congress vice president told the top court that he stood by what he said about the right wing party being responsible for Mahatma Gandhi's assassination.
  2. Reliance Jio will offer world's lowest data charges, free voice calls across India: Mukesh Ambani: According to the RIL chairperson, Jio’s 4G network will cover 18,000 cities and towns, and more than two lakh villages.
  3. Pakistan-occupied Kashmir remains a 'thorn in our flesh', says IAF Chief Marshal Arup Raha: The air force authority believes PoK could have been a part of the country had India opted for a military solution instead of taking a 'moral high ground'.
  4. SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket explodes during test run at Florida's Cape Canaveral station: The aerospace company said there was an 'anomaly' at the launchpad during the trial, but no one sustained any injuries.
  5. Four Home Affairs Ministry officials suspended for renewing Zakir Naik's NGO's foreign funds licence: The Centre had ordered an investigation into the sources financing the preacher's Islamic Research Foundation.
  6. Donald Trump confirms plans to deny legal status to immigrants without documents: The US Republican presidential candidate reiterated his proposal to make Mexico pay for a wall along its southern border to reportedly stop illegal immigration.
  7. Maternity leave for Tamil Nadu government employees increased to nine months: Jayalalithaa said the AIADMK administration also proposed to develop facilities in smaller government hospitals at an estimated cost of Rs 131.43 crore.
  8. Pregnant Andhra woman attacked with acid by in-laws after astrologer predicts baby girl: The Nellore resident sustained 30% burn injuries after her mother- and sister-in-law attacked her in an attempt to kill her, police said.
  9. Subhash Velingkar blames Nitin Gadkari, Manohar Parrikar for his sacking as Goa RSS chief: He accused them of 'lobbying' for his removal and said the Sangh's state unit will work independently of its parent body till at least the next Assembly polls.
  10. Was targeted because I am a Dalit, says sacked AAP minister Sandeep Kumar: Party chief and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, however, said the social welfare minister had 'betrayed the AAP movement'.