A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Youths detained by NIA planned to throw beef inside Hyderabad temples to spark communal riots: The 11 suspected Islamic State sympathisers, five of whom were arrested, wanted the riots to coincide with multiple blasts they had planned across the city.
  2. Eight killed in medical store fire in Mumbai’s Andheri area: Firefighters have doused the flames but have yet to identify the cause.
  3. Cabinet approves Seventh Pay Commission's recommendations: The suggestions include a 23.6% hike in the salaries and pensions of central government employees.
  4. Rajasthan women’s panel member takes selfie with domestic abuse victim, Congress cries insensitivity: Chairperson of the panel Suman Sharma, who also appears in the photo, said her colleague clicked the selfie to try to cheer up the ‘depressed’ woman.
  5. Member blocking India’s NSG bid should be held accountable, says US diplomat: Tom Shannon, US undersecretary for political affairs, said the US was committed to ensuring India's entry into the 48-member international body.
  6. Delhi University announces first cut-off list for 2016-‘17 admissions: The highest cut-off for the academic session has been announced by Ramjas college at 99.25% for BCom Honours, 98.75% for BCom and 98.5% for Economics Honours.
  7. ED attaches YSR Congress leader’s assets worth Rs 749 crore in money laundering investigation: The agency had filed a case against YS Jaganmohan Reddy and others after he was accused of criminal conspiracy in a CBI chargesheet.
  8. Salaries have to be respectable to attract the best talent, says Arun Jaitley on seventh pay commission hike: According to the new recommendations, entry-level pay for government workers will be increased from Rs 7,000 per month to Rs 18,000 a month.
  9. EgyptAir crash: Plane’s black box confirms smoke on board before flight disappeared: The nation’s civil aviation ministry also said there were signs of “high temperature damage and soot” from wreckage recovered.
  10. Government clears Act allowing movie theatres, shops to stay open 24x7: Restaurants, banks and other businesses also come under the ambit of the Shop and Establishment Act, which will help generate employment.