A look at the headlines right now:

  1. At least 13 killed, 18 injured after militants open gunfire in Assam's Kokrajhar: Shots rang out in a busy market place, and the state’s CM Sarbanda Sonowal is believed to have informed the prime minister.
  2. Heavy rainfall halts traffic in Mumbai, waterlogging reported in several parts of the city: Thane and Navi Mumbai municipal corporations have sent out heavy rain alerts in the area for the next 48 hours.
  3. I asked SAARC nations to ratify global conventions against terror, Rajnath Singh tells Parliament: Opposition parties spoke in support of the home minister and criticised the neighbouring country's treatment of him during his visit to Islamabad.
  4. Dalit man found dead in Kanpur police custody, 14 officers suspended: The 26-year-old was picked up for questioning in a loot case on Wednesday. His sister said he died of third degree torture.
  5. Akhilesh Yadav announces Rs 3 lakh compensation, a flat for both survivors of Bulandshahr gangrape: On Thursday, Congress chief ministerial candidate in UP, Sheila Dikshit, met the survivors and offered the teenager admission to a school of her choice.
  6. Students of Bhopal college protest against dress code, hostel timings: Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology issued a notice in June that said girls returning to the hostel after 9.30 pm will have to remain in the waiting lobby.
  7. Search and rescue teams find 14 bodies in Savitri River after Mahad bridge collapse: Local administration used a large crane and a 300 kg magnet to look for the buses that fell into the water on Tuesday.
  8. Punjab police official questioned in Pathankot attacks accused of sexual harassment, bribery: A case was filed against Salwinder Singh following an investigation into a complaint made by a government employee.
  9. Arrest warrant issued for US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen accused of planning Turkey coup attempt: The cleric, however, denounced the warrant and said it was an example of the president’s ‘drive for authoritarianism’.
  10. Around Rs 6.4 crore was spent on event management during Narendra Modi's foreign trips, says report: The Rajya Sabha was informed that Indian missions spent around Rs 8.8 crore when the prime minister visited 51 countries since he was elected to power.