A look at the headlines right now:

  1. 'Har har Modi' is now 'Arhar Modi': Rahul Gandhi criticises BJP for price rise: The Congress leader blamed corruption in the Centre for the shortage of pulses and said the prime minister had forgotten his promises to fight inflation.
  2. Security forces may have spared Burhan Wani had they known he was in the hideout: Mehbooba Mufti: The Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said they did not have time to prepare for the aftermath of the July 8 shootout, which triggered statewide protests.
  3. Eminent writer Mahasweta Devi dies at 90 in Kolkata: The Sahitya Akademi awardee's condition had deteriorated after a blood infection and kidney failure.
  4. Adani Group starts building trans-shipment port in Kerala, Centre promises grant of Rs 1,600 crore: The government hopes that the offloading centre in Vizhinjam, Kerala – India’s first – will help it make major inroads into Asia's cargo shipping business.
  5. Defamation cannot be used as a 'political weapon', criticism must be tolerated, says Supreme Court: It directed the Tamil Nadu government to produce a list of all the defamation suits it had filed against its opponents for being critical of the state.
  6. Dalit couple hacked to death in Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, allegedly over Rs 15: Shopkeeper Ashok Mishra, who reportedly attacked the two after a heated argument, has been arrested.
  7. Transgender identity should not be classified as a mental disorder, says WHO: The sexual minority group is expected to be re-classified in a major diagnostic manual in 2018, after a study claimed their distress stems from social factors.
  8. Court orders FIR against Mayawati, BSP leaders for derogatory comments about Dayashankar Singh: The petitioner had said that they had delivered 'inflammatory' speeches that threatened the unity and integrity of the country.
  9. Gujarat makes Aadhaar card mandatory for students appearing for board exams: In the Rajya Sabha, the Opposition protested loudly against making the UID scheme compulsory for those wanting to avail of government benefits.
  10. Government making last-minute efforts to save Indian facing execution in Indonesia: Gurdip Singh, 38, was awarded a death sentence in a drug-related case.