A look at the headlines at the moment:

  1. Narendra Modi expands his Cabinet with an eye on upcoming Assembly elections: Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar was promoted to a Cabinet rank.
  2. Criminal case against Tamil writer Perumal Murugan quashed by Madras High Court: The author, who is known for his sharp commentary on caste, had been facing an onslaught from religious groups who claimed he had hurt their sentiments.
  3. Chennai Police identify MBBS student who threw a dog off the terrace of a building for fun: Gautam S, who is enrolled at Madha Medical College, and the person who shot the viral video that captured the incident are on the run.
  4. ED issues summon to P Chidambaram's son Karti in Aircel-Maxis case: Karti Chidambaram said he is out of the country and will need some time to organise the documents related to the case.
  5. Suicide bombings in three Saudi Arabia cities leave six people dead, holy sites targeted: A Shi'ite mosque in Qatif, the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, as well as the US Consulate in Jeddah were attacked.
  6. CBI arrests Arvind Kejriwal's principal secretary Rajendra Kumar and four others in corruption case: The agency alleged that Kumar is the kingpin of a computer purchase scam worth around Rs 50 crore.
  7. Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis cruise into quarter-finals of Wimbledon, Rohan Bopanna crashes out: The top seeds thrashed the pair of Christina McHale and Jelena Ostapenko 6-1 6-0 on Sunday.
  8. Animal Act amendment that could bring back jallikattu gets Law Ministry's nod: The Environment Ministry wants to change Section 22, which deals with restrictions on the exhibition and training of performing animals.
  9. Big diesel cars pollute less, should not be banned, Centre tells Supreme Court: The government asked the apex court not to levy 1% anti-pollution cess on buyers and promised incentives to old vehicle owners for replacing their cars.
  10. UltraTech to buy Jaypee Cement for Rs 16,189 crore, increase its capacity to 91 million tonnes: The Aditya Birla Group company upped its offer price at the last minute after a group of banks added pressure by bringing in new bidders.