A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Army says it has conducted ‘punitive assaults’ along the Pakistan LoC after the Nowshera firing: Major General Ashok Narula said the number of infiltrations had increased since summer set in and the snow in the area melted.
  2. Human shield investigation will continue, say Kashmir police after Army honours accused officer: The results of the investigation will be shared, Kashmir’s Inspector General of Police Muneer Khan said. 
  3. Islamic State claims responsibility for Manchester concert explosion: Police made the first arrest, as PM Theresa May condemned the ‘cowardice’ of the attack in which 22 people died. ed.
  4. Senior RJD leader gets life term for the murder of an MLA in 1995: The four-time MP is believed to be close to Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.
  5. Merit list of Meghalaya Board’s Class 10 exams leaked online a day before official announcement: A technical glitch at the National Informatics Centre is believed to be responsible for the incident.
  6. Two police officials suspended in Jharkhand lynching, 18 people arrested: The incidents were a ‘spontaneous reaction of the villagers based on unfounded WhatsApp messages about child-lifting’, said Jharkhand Home Secretary SKG Rahate.
  7. Paytm Payments Bank goes live with 4% annual interest on saving accounts deposits: The first branch will be in Noida with the company planning to open 31 branches and 3,000 customer service points across India in a year.
  8. Those practising triple talaq will face social boycott, Muslim law board tells Supreme Court: However, the AIMPLB proposal drew criticism from activists who pointed out that the NGO does not govern qazis.
  9. Delhi HC asks Kejriwal to prove why he isn’t guilty of defaming Arun Jaitley after fresh suit: The Delhi CM’s lawyer Ram Jethmalani had allegedly called the finance minister a crook on his client’s instructions.
  10. Heavy rainfall predicted in Rudraprayag, Uttarkashi, pilgrims alerted: Emergency centres have been directed to be ready with machines to deal with road blocks.