Here’s what’s making news at the moment:

  1. Lawyer Indira Jaising's NGO barred from receiving foreign aid for six months: After a Home Ministry order said they had violated FCRA norms, the association said they will challenge it and that the government was trying to stifle dissent.
  2. Telecom authority seeks more power from Centre in an effort to penalise companies for call drops: According to an independent survey by Trai, incidents of call drops increased in the Delhi/NCR area in the month of May.
  3. Media reports say Rahul Gandhi may soon become Congress chief: Speculation has been rife, especially after Amarinder Singh called for the change in leadership, although the party has not confirmed this.
  4. One killed in UCLA campus shooting, gunman later commits suicide: The incident led to panic across the city, and thousands of students were forced to barricade themselves in classrooms while the assailant was on the loose. 
  5. India's second largest loan defaulter now has citizenship in a Caribbean tax haven: Winsome Diamonds and Jewellery Ltd promoter, Jatin Mehta, owes Rs 6,800 crore to a consortium of banks led by Standard Chartered.
  6. Akhilesh Yadav questions forensic report that said Dadri lynching victim Mohammed Akhlaq ate beef: The Uttar Pradesh chief minister emphasised that there was nothing objectionable, found in Akhlaq’s house.
  7. NDRF sends teams to more than 10 states ahead of monsoon: This is the first time that the central force has been pre-deployed.
  8. French Open: Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna knocked out of men's doubles: There was some good news for India later in the day, after Sania Mirza and her mixed doubles partner beat French pair Alize Cornet and Jonathan Eysseric.
  9. Rio Olympics: India to seek wildcard entry for Mary Kom: The 33-year-old had failed to qualify for the Games in the 51 kg category after losing in the second round of the World Boxing Championships last month.
  10. Jayalalithaa’s acquittal in disproportionate assets case is perverse, Karnataka tells Supreme Court: The apex court is hearing an appeal filed by the state in the case after the Tamil Nadu chief minister was acquitted in May 2015.