A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Narendra Modi appeals for calm in Kashmir, as curfew-like situation prevails: The prime minister expressed hope that no more civilian lives are lost in the clashes, in which 23 have been killed so far.
  2. Maoists withdraw support from Nepal’s government spelling trouble for PM KP Oli: Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) is reported to be upset with the prime minister’s leadership, and the move reduces the coalition to a minority.
  3. UN tribunal rules in favour of Philippines in South China Sea dispute: The Permanent Court of Arbitration said China has no legal basis to claim 'historic rights' in the region, while the country called the verdict 'ill-founded'.
  4. Peshawar school massacre mastermind killed in Afghanistan, says Pakistan official: A top security officer from the country claimed that Umar Mansour died in an US drone strike on Saturday.
  5. J&K Minister says Delhi has enough information about Pakistan's role in fanning trouble: On the same day, Venkaiah Naidu also said the terrorists in the Valley are getting support from the neighbourhood, without taking any names.
  6. Social Justice Minister Ramdas Athawale wants a quota for Brahmins, Marathas and Jats: He said he will write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi supporting reservations for the economically weaker sections of these communities.
  7. PR Sreejesh, Sushila Chanu to lead Indian men's and women's hockey squads at Rio Olympics: Sreejesh replaces former skipper Sardar Singh, while Chanu takes over from Ritu Rani. Both squads were announced on Tuesday.
  8. Supreme Court to hear case for plea challenging Sabarimala’s ban on women’s entry being referred to a Constitution Bench: The apex court bench that will entertain the opinions of senior lawyers on the issue will comprise justices Dipak Misra, C Nagappan and R Banumathi.
  9. Centre tells Delhi High Court it has ordered a police inquiry into Essar tapes case: The court was hearing a petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer Suren Uppal, who has sought an SIT investigation into the case.
  10. CPI(M) worker and BJP member hacked to death in Kerala: Both men were murdered on Monday, merely hours apart, in Kannur district’s Payyanur town.