A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Shuttler PV Sindhu shocks world No. 2 Wang Yihan to enter semifinals of Rio Olympics: The ninth-seeded Indian prevailed 22-20 21-19 in 55 minutes to enter the last four in her debut appearance at the Olympics.
  2. Amnesty sedition row: Forensic lab to check footage from Bengaluru event, no arrests yet: The rights group might now have trouble getting an FCRA – foreign funds – licence, unnamed home ministry officials told various news agencies on Tuesday.
  3. BCCI wants SC to review its verdict on the Lodha panel's stringent recommendations: In its petition, the cricketing body has also requested that CJI TS Thakur, who passed the previous judgment, be kept out of the review bench.
  4. Colonial-era bunker found at Maharashtra Raj Bhavan: The staff at the governor’s residence broke open an old wall expecting to see a tunnel, but instead came across a massive 5,000-sq ft barrack with 13 rooms.
  5. Univision buys bankrupt Gawker Media for $135 million: The news company had gone belly up after losing a major lawsuit to wrestling star Hulk Hogan. 
  6. World Anti-Doping Agency appeals against wrestler Narsingh Yadav days before his Rio bout: WADA has taken the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and he faces a four-year ban if found guilty. He is scheduled to play on August 19.
  7. Going to Pakistan is the same as going to hell, says Manohar Parrikar: The defence minister was speaking about how the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid by militants along the Line of Control on Monday.
  8. Acclaimed Punjabi writer Gurdial Singh dies at 83: A film based on his novel 'Marhi da Deewa', which had a Dalit sharecropper as the protagonist, won the National Award in 1989.
  9. Wholesale inflation went up to 3.35% in July, the highest in nearly two years: A spike in the price of food items such as vegetables and fruits caused the escalation, experts said.
  10. Top executives in state-run banks are underpaid – including me, says Raghuram Rajan: The RBI governor also said it is high time that public sector entities focus on performance evaluation.