A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Cannot condone the use of pellet guns in Kashmir, says Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad in Parliament: The leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha asked the government to differentiate between militants and common people and not target civilians.
  2. PDP legislator Mohammad Khalil Band in critical condition after reported mob attack: His vehicle overturned after a horde allegedly pelted stones at it, but a state government spokesperson denied any such incident and said it was an accident.
  3. Five men gangrape Haryana student for the second time in three years: The men kidnapped the 20-year-old from near her college, drove to a nearby place, drugged her and assaulted her before dumping her body in some bushes.
  4. Three policemen killed in Baton Rouge shooting, suspect identified as an ex-Marine: President Barack Obama said an attack on officers was an attack on 'the rule of law that makes society possible'.
  5. Separatist Syed Ali Geelani seeks support from UNSC heads, other nations to end Kashmir dispute: He wrote to Pakistan, Turkey and Iran, among other nations and global bodies, saying they have a 'responsibility to intervene, to stop this reign of terror'.
  6. Beijing to hold three-day military drill in South China Sea, will bar access to part of the region: The exercise will be held near the disputed Paracel and Spratly islands, and entry to the area will be 'prohibited', according to China's maritime authority.
  7. Supreme Court gives BCCI six months to implement Lodha recommendations: All but one of the panel's suggestions were upheld by the bench, after the cricket board had said they were not feasible.
  8. NGT bans all diesel vehicles more than 10 years old in Delhi: The green court had earlier asked the registration of 15-year-old vehicles in the capital to be cancelled.
  9. Cancelling flight, denying boarding to passengers will soon cost domestic airlines massively: The DGCA has revised guidelines and now directed compensation of up to Rs 10,000 for flights that are cancelled or delayed by more than two hours.
  10. WHO report finds 57% of 'allopathic doctors' in India do not have medical qualifications: A study titled 'The Health Workforce in India' revealed that in 2001, one-third of the practitioners were educated only till secondary school level.