A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Police identify attacker in Nice as 31-year old Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel: France declared three days of national mourning after the man drove a 25-tonne truck into a crowd, killing 84 people.
  2. Arunachal Pradesh governor rejects Nabam Tuki’s request to defer floor test scheduled for Saturday: Tathagatha Roy had asked the Congress leader to prove his majority immediately, after a Supreme Court ruling that reinstated his government.
  3. Nawaz Sharif calls Hizbul commander Burhan Wani a martyr, Pakistan to observe July 19 as Black Day: Curfew was imposed in 10 districts of Jammu & Kashmir, while mobile internet services in the state remained suspended for the seventh day.
  4. Pune's ‘gold shirt’ businessman Datta Phuge killed in front of his son: Four people including his nephew were detained, though police have not discovered the motive for his murder yet.
  5. US elections: Donald Trump announces Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his vice presidential candidate: The Republican's other choices for the post were Newt Gingrich and Chris Christie.
  6. India slips to third place on Business Optimism Index: It was likely caused by delays in key reforms like the GST Bill and bad loans facing state-owned banks.
  7. Madhya Pradesh Cabinet announces country’s first happiness department: Anand Vibhag will carry out research and experiments and strategise in a way to increase the level of happiness among the state's citizens.
  8. Suicide bombing is haraam in Islam, but permitted as war tactic by many scholars, says Zakir Naik: Addressing the press through Skype, the 50-year-old televangelist said the media altered his responses and misguided people.
  9. UPA government pushed for interest rate cuts, stalled appointments, says ex-RBI governor D Subbarao: In his book Who Moved My Interest Rate?, he said both Pranab Mukherjee and P Chidambaram interfered in the bank's policy making during his 2008-2013 term.
  10. Madras High Court bans 169 service providers, more than 200 websites from releasing Kabali: The movie’s producer, Kalaipuli S Thanu, had moved the court for protection from piracy.