A look at the headlines right now:

  1. BJP expels Dayashankar Singh for six years for saying Mayawati was 'worse than a prostitute’: He was first sacked as the vice president of BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit for likening the BSP chief to a sex worker when it came to selling party tickets.
  2. Eight Hyderabad boys detained for burning three puppies alive, recording video of crime: A case was filed by an animal rights activist, however, the minors are likely to get away with just a fine.
  3. President declares three-month emergency after Turkey coup attempt: US asked for evidence, not allegations, in order to extradite Pennsylvania-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, who was believed to be behind the coup
  4. Centre defends LPG calculations refuted by CAG report, clarifies savings from subsidy scheme: The Petroleum Ministry said they had blocked 3.34 crore bogus connections till April 2015 through 'intensive exercises' under its cooking gas policy.
  5. Teenager shot in first death linked to Pokémon GO: Eighteen-year-old Jerson Lopez De Leon from Guatemala broke into a house to catch a Pokémon.
  6. Asian shares at nine-month highs on inflow bets, dollar strong: MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3 percent, its highest since October 2015.
  7. 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.
  8. 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’.
  9. Hyderabad boy allegedly murdered by Indian roommate in Texas: Another flatmate said he heard the victim G Sankeerth quarrel with Sai Sandeep Goud and later found him writhing in pain with a knife wound in his abdomen.
  10. 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.