A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Uttar Pradesh: Meat sellers launch indefinite strike against crackdown on illegal slaughterhouse: Several butcher shops and abattoirs have complained that they are being targeted under the new dispensation.
  2. Election Commission wants to limit cash donations to political parties at Rs 20 crore: To promote cashless funding, it has sought changes to laws to extend the tax exemption granted to voluntary donations to all made online or through cheques.
  3. Kerala man assaulted in Australia’s Hobart city in an alleged racist attack: Li Max Joy said the teenagers had yelled ‘you bloody black Indians’ and beat him up at a McDonald’s outlet unprovoked.
  4. One killed, 15 injured after gunman opens fire inside Cincinnati nightclub: The police said there were hundreds at Cameo Nightclub, Ohio, when the incident took place, and several had sustained life-threatening injuries.
  5. Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in a gunfight in J&K’s Awantipora, a third escaped: Pulwana SSP Rayees Bhat and two other officials were on their way to a meeting when they had opened fire on them.
  6. Kerala transport minister resigns after local channel alleges he sought sexual favours: Malayalam channel Mangalam, which released the audio clip as their first bulletin, has claimed that AK Saseendran had used inappropriate language with a woman.
  7. There is no place for ‘anti-social elements’ in Uttar Pradesh, says Yogi Adityanath: On first visit to Gorakhpur since his appointment as chief minister, he said he would ensure that women felt ‘safe and secure’ in the state.
  8. Months after 13-year-old Jain girl died fasting, Hyderabad Police drop case against her parents: Investigators said there was no evidence to prove that Aradhana Samdariya’s parents, who were booked for culpable homicide last October, had forced her to fast.
  9. UK Parliament attacker acted alone, say police: There is a possibility we will never understand why he did this, said investigators.
  10. ‘The Danish Girl’ will not be aired on Indian TV as the censor board thinks it is too controversial: The CFBC has denied the film the required certification for television saying it is too sensitive for viewers and would have needed too many cuts.