The big news: Qandeel Baloch’s brother arrested for her murder, and nine other top stories
French police arrested two more in connection with the attack in Nice, and more than 6,000 were detained after a failed military coup in Turkey.
A look at the headlines right now:
- Pakistan social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch’s brother arrested, confesses to killing her: Waseem Azeem was arrested late on Saturday, around 100 km away from Multan, where he killed his sister ‘over honour’.
- French police arrest two more in connection with Nice attack: The health minister said that 85 people remain hospitalised after the incident, and 18 are in extremely critical condition.
- More than 6,000 arrested after Turkey coup attempt, says justice minister: The number of arrests will rise as ‘clean-up operations are continuing’, said Bekir Bozdag.
- Unrest in Kashmir continues, school holidays extended by a week: The Centre deployed 20 more CRPF companies in the state and newspapers were not distributed in the Valley for the second day.
- Pema Khandu sworn in as new chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh: The 37-year-old will replace Nabam Tuki, two days after the Supreme Court reinstated the Congress government in the state.
- Nine killed in heavy downpour in Uttarakhand, more rain expected over next 24 hours: The Badrinath pilgrimage was also disrupted as major rivers including the Ganga flowed above the danger limit.
- Sexual harassment victims working in government will be allowed 90 days paid leave during inquiry: The announcement comes after there have been complaints of the accused attempting to influence or threaten victims who have filed complaints against them.
- Boxing: Vijender Singh defeats Kerry Hope to win WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight title: Vijender Singh won his seventh consecutive professional bout, defeating Kerry Hope by a unanimous decision, 98-92 92-92 100-90.
- One arrested after 21 people die from consuming spurious liquor in Uttar Pradesh: Six others have lost their eyesight, and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has suspended five government officials in response.
- Smriti Irani loses spot in Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs: Prakash Javadekar, who replaced her as the human resource development minster, was made a member of the panel.