A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Narendra Modi tweets about crises in other parts of the world, why not Kashmir, says Opposition: Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged that the prime minister has been remiss in not bringing up the unrest in Parliament.
  2. Irom Sharmila ends 16-year fast, says she wants to live up to being called 'Iron Lady of Manipur': An Imphal court earlier granted the 44-year-old activist bail in the case related to her hunger strike.
  3. Pakistan 'strongly rejects' India's claim that it supported cross-border terrorism in Kashmir: The statement follows India's move to summon Pakistani High Commissioner Adbul Basit to issue a démarche on the matter and lodge its objection.
  4. Two Dalit men tied to a tree, stripped and beaten in Andhra Pradesh for skinning a cow: The vigilantes believed they had killed the animal, but the police said a farmer had hired them to skin it after it had died of electrocution.
  5. One injured in bomb blast near BSF camp in Imphal, another explosion near Manipur university: Reports said the authorities believe it was the handiwork of local militants of the region.
  6. Sikhs in Kashmir forced to take part in protests, raise pro-Pakistan slogans, alleges Gurdwara body: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbhandhak Committee, in a letter, sought help for the minorities in the state who had become 'prisoners in their own homes'.
  7. States to declare 'Selfie Danger Zones' at tourist sites ahead of Independence Day: The Tourism Ministry issued an advisory as part of security measures being implemented for the celebrations.
  8. ‘Collective fine’ of Rs 5,000 imposed on every household in Bihar village for violating liquor ban: The state’s Excise and Provision Law allows for such a punishment, but it has never been used before.
  9. Hundreds of pending applications for cow shelters leave Rajasthan chief minister worried: The state already has 1,606 registered cow shelters with 5 lakh cows and male calves, and shells out crores of rupees every year for their upkeep.
  10. FIR lodged against sacked AIADMK MP Sasikala Pushpa for allegedly sexually harassing domestic worker: The complainant has also accused the Rajya Sabha MP and her family of threatening to kill her.