A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Narendra Modi mocks economists, praises demonetisation after favourable GDP projections: The prime minister said the people of the state have already voted for the BJP in the first five phases of the elections. 
  2. Jitu Rai wins gold, Amanpreet Singh silver in 50 metre pistol event at ISSF World Cup: He shot a world record score of 230.1 to finish on top and complete a memorable comeback.
  3. Donald Trump condemns Kansas shooting during address to joint session of Congress: The White House called it an act motivated by racial hatred.  
  4. Everyone has the right to express their views without being bullied, says Sehwag on Gurmehar Kaur: His clarification comes three days after he faced criticism for mocking the Kargil soldier’s daughter.
  5. Jamia university dropped my name from speakers’ list in fear of protest, says BJP leader Shazia Ilmi: The topic of the seminar was originally the practice of triple talaq, but it was later changed to ‘the empowerment of Muslim women’.
  6. Ten minors arrested for sexually assaulting schoolmate in Andheri: The accused allegedly assaulted the 12-year-old boy for six months and then blackmailed him with video footage to demand money. 
  7. IMD predicts ‘above normal’ temperatures this summer, especially across northern India: The minimum, maximum and mean temperatures are likely to be higher in every meteorological subdivision in the country.
  8. Penguin Random House lands book deals with Barack and Michelle Obama after publishers’ auction: The value of the agreements has not been disclosed, but is speculated to be ‘well into eight figures’.
  9. West Bengal BJP women’s wing leader arrested in connection with child trafficking racket: Roopa Ganguly and Kailash Vijayvargiya have also been mentioned in the case.
  10. Legendary Gujarati writer Tarak Mehta dies at 87: His most popular column was Duniya Ne Undha Chasma, on which the TV show, Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma, is based.