A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Army says it has conducted ‘punitive assaults’ along the Pakistan LoC after the Nowshera firing: Pakistan military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafood said the declaration was false.
  2. Islamic State claims responsibility for explosion at Ariana Grande concert: Police made the first arrest in connection with the suicide bombing that killed at least 22 people.
  3. It was a do-or-die situation, says Army major accused in human shield case: Major Gogoi said stone-pelters were throwing petrol bombs at the armed personnel and he was forced to take the decision to save the lives of the locals.
  4. James Bond actor Roger Moore dies of cancer: His family said they will organise a private funeral for him in Monaco.
  5. IAF Sukhoi 30 jet goes missing near China border with two pilots on board: The plane took off at 9.30 am and had last made contact around 11.30 am.
  6. CA linked to Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter Misa Bharti arrested by ED in money laundering case: Rajesh Agarwal’s arrest is allegedly connected to an I-T department probe into dubious land deals worth Rs 1,000-crore involving Yadav’s family.
  7. Continue ‘grace marks’ policy for Class 12 students, Delhi High Court tells CBSE: The bench said that the decision to scrap the practice would have a ‘drastic’ effect on students.
  8. 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.
  9. Canada denies entry to CRPF officer for serving government that ‘violates human rights’, says report: The Indian Ministry of External Affairs called the description ‘completely unacceptable’.
  10. Delhi High Court asks for all records related to Smriti Irani’s educational qualifications: The petitioner alleged that the Union minister had lied about her degrees in separate election affidavits.