A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Modi begins four-nation tour, looks to boost India’s presence amid global power shifts: He will first meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who on Sunday suggested the EU could not depend on the US and UK after Donald Trump’s election and Brexit.
  2. Three Kerala Youth Congress workers suspended for allegedly killing calf during beef festival: Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi had condemned the incident calling it “barbaric”.
  3. No India-Pakistan cricket until terrorism stops, says Sports Minister Vijay Goel: He asked the BCCI to consult the government before sending any proposals to Lahore.   
  4. ICSE Class 10 and ISC Class 12 exam results declared, Ananya Maiti tops ISC with 99.5%: Delhi’s Shashwat Saxena from St Mary, Meerut Cantt, came first in Delhi-NCR with 98.6%.
  5. BJP government says it did not make the Zika cases public on purpose: Health Secretary JP Gupta said the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation was not informed about the cases ‘to avoid panic’.
  6. Cyclone Mora will bring heavy rainfall to Bengal, North East in the next 24 hours, says IMDF: Fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea.
  7. Pathankot on high alert after ‘suspicious’ bag found near Mamun military station: Security officials are conducting a search operations.
  8. The US is now considering banning laptops on all international flights: Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said the administration was planning to ‘raise the bar’ on aviation security.  
  9. ‘Despicable slur’ on FIPB secretaries to suggest they were influenced by my family, says P Chidambaram: The Congress leader and former finance minister claimed the leaks and insinuations were being ‘deliberately fed’ to the media.
  10. Venkaiah Naidu seeks action after Delhi rickshaw driver is killed for objecting to public urination: Ravinder Kumar was beaten to death after the two youngsters he had tried to chastise called 15 of their friends to the spot.