A look at the headlines right now:

  1. All future elections will be held with new VVPAT machines, says Election Commission: The EC will allow all political parties to prove that EVMs in recent polls were tampered with, Naseem Zaidi said.
  2. I-T Department will investigate Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul, rules HC in National Herald case: The Delhi High Court was hearing a plea filed by the Gandhis against a Patiala House Court ruling that had earlier allowed the probe.
  3. Triple talaq is the worst way to dissolve a marriage, says SC: The court made the observation after advocate Salman Khurshid, who is arguing as an amicus curiae in the case, said triple talaq was optional for women.
  4. Pakistan’s failure to ‘curb support to anti-India militants’ harming bilateral ties, say US: National Intelligence Director Daniel Coats said Islamabad needs to check cross-border attacks by groups in the country ‘to renew official dialogue’ with Delhi.
  5. GM mustard a step closer to being India’s first genetically modified food crop: A regulator under the Environment Ministry has recommended approving the indigenous product for commercial cultivation.
  6. Brazil declares end of national Zika emergency after sharp decrease in cases: Only 7,911 people were diagnosed with the fever between January and April this year, as opposed to 1,70,535 during the same period last year.
  7. Hizbul, LeT militants allegedly behind soldier Ummer Fayaz’s killing in Kashmir’s Shopian: The police suspect he was shot dead with a rifle snatched from officers earlier this month.
  8. India objects to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attending event to mark ‘Khalsa Day’: The celebrations included floats bearing the image of Jarnail Singh Bhidranwale and others who India regards as Khalistani terrorists.
  9. No permission to prosecute Yogi Adityanath for 2007 Gorakhpur riots, UP government tells HC: The chief secretary said that a forensic examination of the CD of the CM’s alleged hate speech was found to have been tampered with.