A look at the headlines right now:

  1. All states, barring one, have agreed to back the GST Bill, says Arun Jaitley: Only Tamil Nadu has expressed some reservations at the state finance ministers' meeting in Kolkata.
  2. Vijay Mallya declared 'proclaimed offender', a status ED needs to bring him back to India: The ED had moved a special court that deals with cases under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act in an effort to arrest him for defaulting on loans.
  3. Crop damage causes tomato prices to double all over India: The rains in the south and the heatwave in the north have added to the woes of farmers, given that the tomato is more perishable than other kitchen staples.
  4. MNS workers cut a cake with Asaduddin Owaisi's image on it to mark Raj Thackeray's birthday: The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen has criticised the act that was meant to rile their party leader.
  5. Delhi government writes stern letter to Anil Ambani regarding frequent power cuts in the Capital: The Arvind Kejriwal government has asked the Reliance ADAG chairman to respond with a roadmap on dealing with the problem.
  6. Russia given suspended disqualification penalty and fined for fan violence during Euro 2016 match: Charges of crowd disturbances, use of fireworks and racist behaviour have been brought against the Russian Football Union.
  7. Hindu Sena celebrates Donald Trump's birthday with cake, balloons and posters in Delhi: The party's president said the US presidential candidate was their hero and the 'messiah against Islamic terror’.
  8. Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai resigns, citing 'health reasons’: Health and PWD Minister Satyendra Jain has been reportedly given charge of the ministry, after allegations of corruption surfaced against Rai.
  9. Centre plans to irrigate two crore hectares across the country, says Nitin Gadkari: The Rs 80,000-crore Accelerated Irrigation Benefits Programme and around Rs 20,000 crore under Pradhan Mantri Sinchai Yojana will be put into use.
  10. BJP leader who brought up ‘Hindu exodus’ from Kairana now says it is not a communal issue: Hukum Singh had listed members of Hindu families who, he said, were forced to leave the UP district after threats and extortion 'from a particular community'.