A look at the headlines right now:

  1. In Independence Day address, Narendra Modi says India needs to rise above social discrimination: The prime minister also spoke about good governance and the country’s responsibility towards making a difference in lives of the poorest sections of society.
  2. Dipa Karmakar misses out on medal, finishes fourth in vault finals at Rio Olympics: The 23-year old gymnast went for a Produnova vault in her second attempt, but it wasn't enough to bag her a medal.
  3. Attacks on weaker sections of society should be dealt with firmly, says Pranab Mukherjee: The president also said India will not step back on its ‘neighbourhood first policy’ at a time when it has been engaged in a war of words with Pakistan.
  4. Indian woman injured in firing after Pakistan violate ceasefire in Poonch: The Pakistan Army had opened fire at Indian border personnel early on Sunday morning.
  5. PV Sindhu makes it to the round of 16 at Rio Olympics: Kidambi Srikanth also cruised through to the round of 16 in men's singles.
  6. Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna fail to win bronze medal in mixed doubles at Olympics: Saina Nehwal also crashed out after losing to Ukraine's Marija Ulitina.
  7. Pakistan dedicates its Independence Day to Kashmir’s freedom, says Abdul Basit: The high commissioner’s statement came after the country has repeatedly criticised India’s handling of ongoing unrest in the state.
  8. National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar dies in Chennai: The 41-year-old, who had written more than 1,000 songs, had been suffering from jaundice.
  9. Imam and his assistant shot dead near New York mosque: Local police said they had not found evidence to conclude that the men were killed because of their faith.
  10. Milwaukee shaken by eruption of violence after shooting by police: The governor declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard.