A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Expelled BJP leader who insulted Mayawati arrested from Buxar, Bihar: Dayashankar Singh, who had said the BSP chief was 'worse than a prostitute', had been absconding since the party filed a case against him for his remarks.
  2. Arvind Kejriwal gets bail in defamation case filed by Punjab revenue minister: The AAP chief dared Bikram Singh Majithia to arrest him in the next six months, threatening to arrest the SAD leader after the Punjab polls if he failed.
  3. 7th Pay Commission: Arrears will be paid in one installment in cash with new hiked salary in August: To disburse the amounts at the earliest, there may not be pre-checks of fixation of pay according to the new salary structure.
  4. Supreme Court rejects petition seeking Governor's Rule in Kashmir: The apex court asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar to submit a status report on the ground situation in the Valley.
  5. No permission for 16-year-old rape survivor to get an abortion: AIIMS medical board: The panel, set up on the Delhi High Court's orders, said terminating her pregnancy now could be fatal for the girl, besides being illegal.
  6. Zakir Naik files Rs 500-crore defamation case against Arnab Goswami, sues him for 'media trial': The Islamic preacher's lawyer issued a notice to the TimesNow chief for running a 'hate campaign' against him and hurting religious sentiments.
  7. Flipkart has decided to lay off employees who do not meet the performance bar: The e-commerce major confirmed the plan, but it refrained from revealing definite figures.
  8. Michael Jackson's nephews file $100-million libel suit against gossip site for sexual abuse claims: Radar Online had published articles last month alleging that the popstar had used Taj, TJ and Taryll Jackson's photos in their underwear 'to excite young boys'.
  9. Delhi High Court asks SpiceJet to deposit Rs 580 crore in share transfer dispute: Kalanithi Maran and his Kal Airways had moved the court against the budget airline for non-issuance of share warrants after transfer of ownership in 2015.
  10. German captain Bastian Schweinsteiger retires from international football: The 31-year-old Manchester United midfielder confirmed on Twitter that he had informed the national team coach of his decision.