A look at the headlines right now:

  1. India seeks help from US satellites to locate missing Indian Air Force flight: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the chances of sabotage behind the disappearance of the AN-32 transport plane were low.
  2. Waterlogging, traffic jams continue to paralyse Gurgaon, Bengaluru: Both places witnessed incessant downpour in the past few days, and the Met department said heavy rain is likely to continue for till August 1.
  3. 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.
  4. Congress hints at possible consensus on GST Bill after Arun Jaitley meets party leadership: However, other Opposition parties cried neglect and have accused the BJP and the Congress of striking their own deal.
  5. 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.
  6. Haryana Congress leader Captain Ajay Yadav likely to quit party citing difference with Kamal Nath: The former minister said he was being sidelined, after his invitation to attend a meeting called by the Haryana unit chief was withdrawn at the last minute.
  7. 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.
  8. Amit Shah cancels visit to Agra for Buddhist monk Dhamma Viriyo's rally, amid protests by Dalits: The BJP president was supposed to take part in the Dhamma Chetna Yatra – launched to woo the community ahead of the UP Assembly elections – on July 31.
  9. Arrears will be paid in one installment in cash with new hiked salary in August as per 7th Pay Commission: To disburse the amounts at the earliest, there may not be pre-checks of fixation of pay according to the new salary structure.
  10. Rajjat Barjatya, chief of Rajshri Productions' digital arm, dies: He was part of some of Rajshri's biggest projects, including Hum Aapke Hain Kaun, Hum Saath Saath Hain and the more recent Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo.