A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Uttar Pradesh BJP leader sacked for saying Mayawati 'worse than a prostitute': The party's state vice president, Dayashankar Singh, apologised after accusing the BSP chief of selling party tickets to those who paid her more.
  2. 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’.
  3. 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.
  4. AAP activist who accused a party member of sexually harassing her commits suicide: Her family said she suspected an AAP leader was shielding the man, Ramesh Wadhwa, and she had been depressed since he was released on bail.
  5. Kashmir unrest: Separatist groups ask PDP legislators to leave Mehbooba Mufti and join them: Leaders like Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Mohammad Yasin Malik circulated a resolution asking the MLAs to 'abandon' the state government.
  6. Videos of puppies burnt alive, dog shot, horrifies Hyderabad: A case has reportedly been filed by animal activists.
  7. Pokémon GO banned in Saudi Arabia after fatwa renewed against original game: A 15-year-old edict called the franchise un-Islamic, and said mutations of creatures in the franchise amounted to blasphemy.
  8. Policeman investigating Qandeel Baloch's murder suspended for negligence, replaced by woman officer: Inspector Ilyas Haider was found 'favouring' Mufti Abdul Qavi, the cleric suspended from a religious body after the victim posted photos of them together.
  9. Pema Khandu government in Arunachal Pradesh passes floor test with support of 46 legislators: On Tuesday night, acting Governor Tathagata Roy had asked the newly elected chief minister to prove his majority in the Assembly on July 20.
  10. CAG report refutes Centre's LPG claims, says total savings are Rs 2,000 crore, not Rs 22,000 crore: The audit found problems with the government's direct bank transfer scheme, such as subsidy for domestic consumption being diverted for commercial use.