A look at the major headlines right now:

  1. Arun Jaitley backs Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian after Subramanian Swamy asks for his suspension: Swamy questioned the economist's testimony to US Congress, but the BJP distanced itself from his opinion.
  2. Anju Bobby George resigns as President of Kerala Sports Council: The former athlete had filed a complaint in the chief minister’s office against the sports minister for reportedly harassing her and other council members.
  3. First arrest made in connection with Udta Punjab leak: The man, who was taken into custody in Delhi, reportedly had no links to the censor board.
  4. France urges NSG to support India's membership, says it will bolster efforts to fight proliferation: Their statement comes after Pakistan said it had blocked India's efforts to join the 48-member international body.
  5. Leader of Opposition in Uttar Pradesh Swami Prasad Maurya quits BSP: He accused party chief Mayawati of selling tickets ahead of the state elections that are scheduled for 2017.
  6. Qawwali singer Amjad Sabri shot dead in Karachi, reports Dawn: Local media said others were injured in gunfire in Liaquatabad area.
  7. Ken Miyauchi to replace Nikesh Arora as SoftBank President: Miyauchi is currently the head of the group's Japanese telecommunications operations.
  8. Anantnag bypolls: 33.4% of voting recorded in seat Mehbooba Mufti is contesting from: The newly-inducted chief minister needs to win this election to join the state legislature.
  9. Cricket: India win Twenty20 series 2-1 after clinching decider by three runs: Zimbabwe got 135/6 in response to India's 138/6.
  10. Cabinet sanctions Rs 10,000-crore fund for startups: It also approved a mega spectrum auction and aid to boost the textile industry.