Here’s what’s making news right now:
1. In Gulberg society massacre case, a special court convicted 24, acquitted 36 others: Bharatiya Janata Party corporator Bipin Patel, one of the accused, has also been given a clean chit in the case.
2. Prime accused in Bihar journalist’s murder surrenders to police: Azharuddim Beg, alias Laddan Mian, who is believed to have planned the murder, had been absconding since senior journalist Rajdeo Rajan was shot to death in Siwan.
3. 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.
4. Report says Art of Living will challenge National Green Tribunal’s charges, seek refund of penalty amount: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is not convinced that the World Culture Festival made irrevocable damages to Yamuna.
5. On Telangana Formation Day, state promises nine hours of power supply to agriculture sector: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao said the government will create 14 to 15 new districts soon to improve ease of administration.
6. 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.
7. Trai seeks more power from Centre to penalise companies for call drops: According to an independent survey by the telecom authority, incidents of call drops increased in the Delhi-National Capital Region in May.
8. In UCLA campus shooting, gunman kills one, 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.
9. Media reports say Rahul Gandhi may soon become Congress chief: Speculation has been rife, especially after Amarinder Singh called for a change in leadership, although the party has not confirmed this.
10. Supreme Court judge says having disproportionate assets is not a crime: While hearing Jayalalithaa’s wealth case, Justice Amitava Roy said assets not in tune with one’s income can be considered against law only when the money used to acquire it is sourced illegally.