A look at the headlines right now:

  1. New UK visa rules for non-EU citizens set to affect Indian professionals: The changes include raised salary thresholds for different categories, and modified English language requirements.
  2. State government orders judicial investigation into Bhopal SIMI encounter: Two purported audio clips have revealed that there was no crossfire with the escaped prisoners.
  3. Non-bailable warrant issued against Vijay Mallya in FERA violation case: The court said the former liquor baron had no regard for Indian law and had no intention of returning to the country.
  4. India and Pakistan may soon recall envoys, says report: Officials said the neighbouring governments may even consider reducing staff strength at their High Commissions.
  5. NGT asks Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan to submit report on crop burning: The panel also ordered the state government to stop all 10-year-old diesel vehicles from plying on roads in the NCR. 
  6. Eleven boarding school staff arrested for allegedly raping 12 minor girls in Maharashtra: The director-general of police has formed a Special Investigation Team to probe the case.
  7. FBI begins probe into own Twitter account after tweets on Donald Trump’s father, Clinton presidency: Hillary Clinton's campaign has questioned the timing of the release of documents relating to her husband’s pardon of financier Marc Rich, in 2001.
  8. BCCI’s failure to file affidavit has put India-England series at risk, say reports: Unnamed officials blamed Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke for not submitting legal documents on implementing the Lodha panel recommendations.
  9. Editors Guild asks Centre to revoke order taking NDTV India off air for a day: They said the decision was a direct violation of the freedom of media and that it reminded people of the Emergency.
  10. First Indian elected member of UN’s International Law Commission: Aniruddha Rajput won over nine other candidates from the Asia-Pacific region.