A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Governor C Vidyasagar Rao appoints Edappadi Palanisamy Tamil Nadu chief minister: Another 31 AIADMK ministers were inducted into the government.
  2. Several killed in blast near Sufi shrine in Sehwan in Pakistan: A sufi ritual was being performed when the explosion took place.
  3. Bihar’s government officials have been banned from drinking even if they are outside the state: The new rule is effective immediately.
  4. Nagaland’s ruling party MLAs bow to pressure from protesting tribal groups, want CM removed: As many as 42 legislators of the 60-member Assembly have reportedly signed a memorandum recommending Shurhozelie Liezietsu’s name for the top post.
  5. India ranks lower than Pakistan on Economic Freedom Index, says report: American think tank The Heritage Foundation classified India as a ‘mostly unfree’ economy.
  6. India launches SIM card-on-arrival service for tourists: Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport will be the first one to offer it.
  7. 9-year-old girl forces Dabur to remove juice box message that assumes all children are boys: The company said the term ‘him’ was used to refer to young people in a general sense.
  8. Mastermind Tariq Ahmed Dar sentenced to 10 years in prison in 2005 Delhi serial blasts: The Patiala House Court acquitted the two other accused in the case – Mohammed Hussain Fazili and Mohammed Rafiq Shah – of all charges.
  9. At least 24 civilians killed as Turkish troops bomb Syria’s Al Bab, says UK-based monitor: They, however, claimed that only Islamic State fighters were targeted and 43 militants died in the operation.
  10. A 7-year-old girl wrote to Google asking for a job and received a reply from Sundar Pichai himself: Chloe Bridgewater was inspired after seeing pictures of the tech giant’s office in Silicon Valley, which had slides, beanbags and go-karts.