A look at the headlines right now:
1. US officials say Islamic State not directly linked to Florida nightclub attack despite online claims: According to Reuters, FBI officials said the shooter had pledged allegiance to the terror group for the first time during the massacre.
2. BJP legislator’s list of Hindus who fled UP town of Kairana names people who died 20 years ago: MP Hukum Singh had named members of 346 Hindu families who, he alleged, were forced to leave after threat and extortion ‘from a particular community’.
3. Udta Punjab cleared with 13 cuts under ‘A’ category, says Pahlaj Nihalani: The CBFC chairman said nine board members watched the Abhishek Chaubey-directed film and unanimously cleared it.
4. No legal basis for actions of the Enforcement Directorate, says Vijay Mallya: The former liquor baron said the investigating agencies are connecting purely civil matters with criminal allegations against him.
5. Sartaj Aziz claims Pakistan’s credentials are stronger than India’s for NSG membership: Pakistan’s foreign affairs advisor said the US is pushing for India as its attention is focused towards ‘containing the Islamic world and China’.
6. Sensex drops 300 points and Nifty below 8,100 mark as weak trends in Asian markets weigh in: Upcoming global events like the release of consumer price index data, inflation and the US Federal Reserve’s policy meet might have affected the markets.
7. Quantum of sentence in Gulberg Society massacre to be pronounced on June 17: One of the accused, who had fled after he was given parole, surrendered before the court today.
8. Special investigation team to reopen around 75 cases related to 1984 anti-Sikh riots: The Centre-appointed team will soon put out advertisements asking victims and witnesses to come forward and help with the investigation.
9. Five Delhi hospitals asked to pay Rs 700-crore fine for refusing to treat the poor: The government had given land to 43 private hospitals at concessional rates on the condition that they would treat the underprivileged for free.
10. JEE (Advanced) results: Jaipur’s Aman Bansal tops exam: As many as 1,98,000 students had appeared for the examination, held across the country for admission to engineering courses.