A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Arunachal Pradesh verdict: BJP says ‘strange’ to ask majority party to be Opposition: The party reacted to the Supreme Court’s ruling restoring the Congress government in the state on Wednesday.
  2. Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM barred from contesting civic polls in Maharashtra: The Maharashtra Election Commission cancelled its registration as a state political party for failing to submit details of its income and funding.
  3. South China Sea dispute: China refutes tribunal's verdict, threatens to establish air defence zone: Beijing issued a white paper to assert its claims and accused Philippines of distorting facts to occupy Chinese territories.
  4. Police arrest separatist leader Syed Geelani in Srinagar for attempting to visit Martyrs graveyard: The toll in clashes in the state touched 35 after another Anantnag resident succumbed to his injuries.
  5. Supreme Court asks five-member Constitution Bench to decide on National Court of Appeal plea: The Centre had earlier quashed a proposal on the issue in 2013 and rejected the idea again in 2014.
  6. Jat quota stir: Inquiry panel receives no complaints, even as deadline for registration draws near: The state-appointed committee investigating the clashes in Haryana in February had invited people to file their complaints against the violence by July 17.
  7. Trai to seek public feedback on setting up ombudsman system to resolve consumer complaints: Head of the regulator, RS Sharma, said they will release a consultation paper in a fortnight to come up with a strategy to improve the current redressal system.
  8. Cannot make out a case against Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, says Maharashtra intelligence department: The televangelist said he will address the media over Skype on Thursday, July 14, after hotels in Mumbai allegedly cancelled bookings for his press conference.
  9. Seven sentenced to life for murder of former TN chief minister MGR’s son-in-law Vijayan: MGR’s adopted daughter N Banu Sridhar, who had orchestrated the killing in June 2008, was also among those convicted.
  10. NSEL scam: ED arrests Jignesh Shah for non-cooperation in money-laundering case: The FTIL chief, who is supposed to be questioned in connection with the Rs 5,600-crore fraud, was taken to a hospital