A look at the headlines right now:

  1. At major rally, Gujarat Dalits threaten to stop disposing of dead cattle and cleaning sewers: The Una Dalit Atyachar Ladat Samiti also plans to hold a protest march from Ahmedabad to Una on August 15 to ‘feel independence’.
  2. UP Police arrest three people in Bulandshahr gangrape case: The state government suspended several top police officers in the state after the family that was attacked complained their response had been lax. 
  3. Petrol prices down by Rs 1.42 a litre, diesel costs Rs 2.01 less: Crude oil closed at $40.81 a barrel last week, causing Indian Oil Corp to cut prices across the country in its fortnightly review.
  4. Manohar Parrikar clarifies jibe at Aamir Khan's intolerance remarks after Congress backlash: The defence minister said he had not meant to target anyone specific, a day after saying ‘an actor’ should be a taught a lesson for his 'arrogant comments’.
  5. Tripura gets its first train to Delhi after protesting against exclusion for decades: The Tripura Sundari Express will take 47 hours to complete the 2,480-km journey from Agartala to the Capital.
  6. Curfew extended in parts of Kashmir to August 5, toll rises to 49: A 17-year-old succumbed to his injuries even as some areas of the state limped back to normal after 23 days.
  7. AAP MLA Sharad Chauhan arrested in party worker's suicide case: The police said his role in the volunteer's death has yet to be determined.
  8. One dead, three injured in multiple shootings at Austin, Texas: The person killed was identified by medican services as a woman in her 30s.
  9. In Mann Ki Baat address, Narendra Modi asks citizens to help him write his Independence Day speech: The prime minister started his 22nd radio address on Sunday by wishing the Olympics-bound Indian athletes luck.
  10. It was a good thing that Dalit tanner were beaten in Gujarat, says BJP MLA Raja Singh in video message: The Hyderabad legislator said 'galeez' (filthy) Dalits who were eating beef were giving patriotic and religious members of the community a bad name.