A look at the headlines right now:

  1. The right to protest without feared of being jailed must be respected, says John Kerry at IIT Delhi: The US Secretary of State told the students that militancy is a global problem and the world must unite to fight it.
  2. Rain paralyses Delhi, forces John Kerry to cancel visit to Jama Masjid and Gauri Shankar temple: Water-logging was reported from Lodhi road, Vijay Chowk, Sector 4, Ring Road, Dhaula Kuan and Bhairon road, among others.
  3. Two Ola drivers arrested for raping, murdering minor girl in Kolkata: Police said Shankar Shaw and Guddu Singh forced the girl into an Ola cab and assaulted her inside the vehicle.
  4. Islamic State confirms death of spokesperson Abu Muhammad al-Adnani after US airstrike in Syria: An American defence official said their forces launched an attack on a vehicle they believed had outfit's spokesperson Abu Muhammad al-Adnani travelling in it.
  5. Gujarat bans animal slaughter and sale of meat in municipalities during Jain fast period: The High Court has directed the government to justify its decision and directed the petitioner to appeal before an appropriate bench.
  6. Upper castes should get 25% reservation, says Social Justice Minister Ramdas Athawale: The RPI(A) chief said if such a move is made constitutional, the poor from communities such as the Jats, Patels and Marathas will stop agitating.
  7. Singer Chris Brown arrested for allegedly threatening a woman with a gun: The Los Angeles police department took the 27-year-old musician in custody after a long standoff outside his home in the Tarzana neighbourhood.
  8. It is acceptable for companies to appoint qualified female relatives on their boards, says SBI chief: Arundathi Bhattacharya commented on firms that have been appointing family members to comply with an SEBI directive to have at least one woman board member.
  9. Hizbul Mujahideen commander says they are willing to welcome Kashmiri Pandits back to the Valley: The organization's leader, Riyaz Naikoo, stressed that it would not compromise on its mission for self-determination.
  10. Rape and murder convicts in Maharashtra will no longer be granted parole: The Devendra Fadnavis government reportedly gave its approval to the proposal after Pallavi Purkayastha's murderer escaped while he was released on furlough.