A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Cabinet approves Seventh Pay Commission's recommendations: The suggestions include a 23.6% hike in the salaries and pensions of central government employees.
  2. Act allowing movie theatres, shops to stay open 24x7 gets Centre’s go-ahead: Restaurants, banks and other businesses also come under the ambit of the Shop and Establishment Act, which will help generate employment.
  3. Indian men's hockey team climb to fifth spot in world rankings: This is their highest ranking since 2009.
  4. Bihar gangrape: Doctors conducted two-finger test on victim, says NCW report: The Supreme Court had banned the procedure in 2013 and had asked the government to provide better methods to confirm sexual assault.
  5. Supreme Court refuses to hear fresh plea challenging Section 377: The matter has been forwarded to the chief justice of India to decide whether to hear it along with the other curative petitions pending in the case.
  6. Declare undisclosed income by September 30 and face no scrutiny, Arun Jaitley tells tax defaulters: The finance minister said domestic black money holders who come clean during the compliance window will not be prosecuted under the I-T Act or Wealth Tax Act.
  7. NIA busts terror module in Hyderabad, detains 11 suspected of planning attacks: The terrorist cell is reportedly the Islamic State's, and officers seized cash, weapons and explosive materials during the raid.
  8. Google introduces tool to block ads, manage personal data: Users will soon be able to delete online search history and videos watched on YouTube in one go.
  9. ‘Needless or continuous’ honking may soon earn commuters hefty penalties: The Centre plans to introduce new rules to check noise pollution, including fines ranging from Rs 500 to Rs 1 lakh.
  10. 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.