A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Lok Sabha debates four GST Bills: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who tabled the legislations in the Lower House, hopes to have them passed with consensus this session of Parliament.   
  2. Four more BJP-ruled states follow UP and crack the whip on illegal meat shops: Meat sellers in Jaipur said they would protest, as Rajasthan, along with Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, announced restrictions.
  3. Normal life paralysed in Kashmir as separatists call for shutdown after Chandoora encounter: All business establishments were closed in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk area while public transport remained off the roads. 
  4. Kerala, not Jammu and Kashmir, had the highest number of mob attacks on police in 2015, says report: The review, however, does not include figures from the clashes reported in the Valley in the aftermath of Burhan Wani’s death in July 2016.
  5. Seven arrested, Greater Noida police book almost 600 for rioting in attack on Nigerians case: They also booked 44 people for attempt to murder during a flag march on Tuesday.   
  6. No relief from heatwave anytime soon, warns Met Department: Marathwada, Vidarbha, parts of Rajasthan, western Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat will witness scorching temperatures above the 40°C mark this week.
  7. Scottish Parliament votes in favour of a second referendum on independence from the UK: First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will write to the British government seeking powers to hold an independence vote in 2019, around the time the UK will leave EU.
  8. Supreme Court agrees to install CCTV cameras in courtrooms, but without audio recording: It ordered all high courts to oversee the installations in at least two districts in each state and Union Territory, to begin with.
  9. Shiv Sena MP who slapped Air India staffer says he was reacting to comments against Narendra Modi: The party has released video footage that claims it was the legislator who was abused first and that his actions were made in ‘self-defence’.
  10. Donald Trump to host Narendra Modi later this year, says the White House: The US president called the prime minister to congratulate him on the BJP’s win in the recent Assembly polls.