The big news: At least 36 killed in Istanbul airport blasts, and nine other top stories
Chinese daily calls India spoilt and smug, and the Supreme Court will hear a plea against Section 377 later today.
A look at the headlines right now:
- At least 36 killed, nearly 150 injured in suspected Islamic State bombing at Istanbul airport: Three suicide bombers, who failed to get past security, first opened fire at the entrance to a terminal and then detonated themselves.
- After NSG row, Chinese daily says India is a 'spoilt' and 'smug' nation backed by the West: An editorial in the Global Times argued that it was the rules, and not China, that prevented India from becoming a member of the group.
- Section 377: Supreme Court likely to hear petition by five gay personalities today: Filed by popular figures in the fields of culture, business and art, the plea says the colonial law violated their fundamental right to sexuality.
- Raghuram Rajan might have stayed if Centre had stepped in sooner, says his father: The prime minister fully backed the RBI governor in a television interview on Monday, after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s attacks on Rajan began in May.
- German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns UK against ‘cherry picking’ during Brexit negotiations: UK Independence Party leaders were criticised for attending the the European Parliament meeting convened to discuss Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.
- ‘Needless or continuous’ honking may soon earn commuters hefty fines: The Centre plans to introduce new rules to check noise pollution, including fines ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 1 lakh.
- Nine more judges suspended in Telangana over demand for a separate high court: The president and secretary of the Telangana Judges Association were suspended on Monday.
- Special NIA court rejects Sadhvi Pragya's bail plea in 2008 Malegaon case: The investigating agency had filed a chargesheet in March giving a clean chit to her and five other accused in the case, citing lack of evidence.
- New GST Bill will hold social media platforms responsible for the content they publish: The Internet and Mobile Association of India said with the new law, 'doing business in India just got complicated for Internet Service providers’.
- Woman kills self in Tamil Nadu after a morphed picture of her circulates on Facebook: Police said they have requested the social networking site to share details of the person who posted the photo.