A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Vijay Rupani named next chief minister of Gujarat: Nitin Patel will be his deputy, the Bharatiya Janata Party announced on Friday.
  2. 13 killed, 18 injured in militant-police encounter at a busy market near Assam's Kokrajhar: One of the three terrorists who opened fire at Tenali market was shot dead, and the police suspect the involvement of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland.
  3. Indian archer Atanu Das finishes fifth among 64 to progress to round of 32 at Rio Olympics: The 24-year-old from Bengal is ranked 22 in the world .
  4. Popular search engine torrentz.eu shuts down, weeks after kickass torrents met same fate: The portal put out a message on Friday saying, 'Torrentz will always love you. Farewell.'
  5. Maharashtra government withdraws 'No Helmet, No Petrol' policy: Pump operators have been directed to note the registration numbers of two-wheelers being ridden without helmets and to hand over the information to RTOs.
  6. Insurgent group threatens activist Irom Sharmila, asks her to not end her 16-year fast on August 9: The Alliance for Socialist Unity is also against her plans to marry a 'non-local man', alleging that he could have been planted to weaken their cause.
  7. New Nepal Cabinet announces NPR 10 lakh compensation for families of Madhesis who died in protests: The country will also pay for the medical care of those injured in the agitations and release those who were arrested.
  8. Centre implements inflation target of 4% for next five years in keeping with Raghuram Rajan's goals: Under the monetary policy framework agreement with the RBI, the Central bank was to fix the policy interest rates and aim to bring inflation below 6%.
  9. Actor David Huddleston of 'The Big Lebowski' fame dies at 85: He won an Emmy nomination in 1990 for his guest appearance as Granpa Arnold in 'The Wonder Years'.
  10. Supplementary chargesheet filed against Chhota Rajan in J Dey murder case: The underworld gangster was present on video-conference while the CBI carried out the proceedings.