A look at the headlines right now:

  1. AFI refutes OP Jaisha’s charges, says runner refused refreshments provided during Olympics marathon: The athlete had been dehydrated after her race, and said that Indian officials had not given her any water or energy drinks during the 42-km run.
  2. Opposition delegation seeks ban on pellet guns in Kashmir, urges Narendra Modi to hold talks on unrest: The Omar Abdullah-led group warned the prime minister that delaying the dialogue will 'further deepen the sense of alienation' in the Valley.
  3. Three killed, 19 injured in explosion at paper mill in Punjab’s Malerkotla: Local police claimed that none of those injured were ready to record a statement against the owners of the factory.
  4. ULFA releases video showing Assam BJP leader’s son held at gunpoint, demands Rs 1 crore as ransom: Kuldeep Moran is also the nephew of BJP MLA Bolin Chetia, who won from the Sadiya constituency during the recent Assembly elections in the state.
  5. Only 5% of people in Kashmir are causing an unrest, says Mehbooba Mufti: The chief minister said those were "vested interests" were provoking more violence in the state.
  6. Aung San Suu Kyi assures Sushma Swaraj no 'anti-India' activities willl be allowed in Myanmar: The external affairs minister was in the southeast Asian country held talks with the foreign minister on a day-long visit.
  7. Two convicts get death penalty, one sentenced to life in Jigisha Ghosh murder case: The prosecution had sought capital punishment for all three men, but the lawyer for one of them had argued that his client was mentally unfit.
  8. Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh ratify Goods and Services Tax Bill: The Virbhadra Singh-led state is the second non-BJP one to give its nod to the legislation that will pave way for a new indirect tax regime.
  9. Narendra Modi assures support to five flood-hit states in rescue and relief operations: The prime minister said Home Minister Rajnath Singh is closely monitoring the situation, and he is coordinating with the respective chief ministers.
  10. Status of national and state parties will be reviewed every 10 years instead of five, says EC: The move, announced through a notification, is likely to benefit parties that fared poorly in the last Lok Sabha elections, such as the BSP, CPI and NCP.