A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Rajnath Singh condemns assault on Dalit men skinning cow in Gujarat: The home minister in Parliament said the incident in Una was ‘unfortunate’ and that atrocities against Dalits were a ‘social evil’.
  2. India will not sign NPT, will continue engaging with China for NSG membership, says Sushma Swaraj: At a Lok Sabha debate during the ongoing Monsoon Session, the external affairs minister rejected the Opposition's claims that they had mishandled the process.
  3. Uttar Pradesh BJP leader sacked for saying Mayawati ‘worse than a prostitute’: The BSP leader and former chief minister of the state said the remark reflects the saffron party's frustration at her party's growing strength.  
  4. Kashmir not an internal matter of India, says Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, reiterating plebiscite call: Meanwhile, Pakistan observed 'Black Day' as an expression of solidarity for the people of the Valley.
  5. FIR filed against AAP MLA Somnath Bharti for 'instigating' men to misbehave with a woman: The lawmaker was booked for abetment, while the men were charged with molestation, criminal intimidation and use of criminal force.
  6. Twitter allows all users to apply for verified 'blue tick' accounts: The micro-blogging site said it hopes the online process will help Twitterati find 'high-quality accounts to follow' and 'connect with a broader audience'.
  7. Opposition seeks action against Devendra Fadnavis for transferring dead excise official: The CM had signed an order on July 3 that moved Sandip Maruti Sabale from Kolhapur to Nashik, even though Sabale had died in a car accident in 2013.
  8. Former India hockey captain Mohammed Shahid dies at 56 after liver and kidney ailment: The Arjuna awardee and Padma Shri was a member of the Indian team that won the gold medal at the Moscow Olympics in 1980.
  9. Rohit Khandelwal becomes first Indian to win Mr World title: The 26-year-old model-cum-actor defeated contestants from 47 countries to emerge on top at the international pageant.
  10. Court issues notices to Google after Narendra Modi image appears as search result for top criminals: A criminal case will be filed against the global search engine, its CEO Sundar Pichai and India head Rajan Anandan.