A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Rahul Gandhi heads to Mandsaur even as Madhya Pradesh government denies permission: Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar accused the Congress vice president of being ‘publicity hungry’.
  2. Trump meddled with the Russian probe to get Michael Flynn out, says ex-FBI director James Comey: In his written testimony, the official said the US president asked him to drop the investigation of the former national security adviser.
  3. Presidential election will be on July 17, EC announces schedule: Votes will be counted on July 20.
  4. Two Hindu Sena members arrested for manhandling Sitaram Yechury: The attack was in response to an article in the CPI(M) mouthpiece that criticised Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s remarks on the human shield case in Kashmir.  
  5. 12 dead as Islamic State militants bomb Iran Parliament and Khomeini Mausoleum: Police said the attacks lasted for five hours and all the assailants had been killed by around 3 pm local time.
  6. Reserve Bank of India keeps key repo rate unchanged at 6.25%, cuts statutory liquidity ratio: Governor Urjit Patel said the Monetary Policy Committee wanted to keep the rate on hold until further clarity that is expected to ‘emerge with coming data’.
  7. Donald Trump nominates Christopher Wray to be new FBI director: President Trump had fired James Comey as FBI chief, purportedly because of his handling of the Hillary Clinton emails controversy.
  8. Four suspected militants killed in Kashmir by security forces, infiltration bid foiled in Machil sector: Meanwhile, at the UNHRC, India blamed Pakistan for the Kashmir crisis and cross-border terrorism.
  9. Debris from Myanmar military plane carrying over 100 people found in Andaman Sea: The aircraft was travelling from Myeik to Yangon when it lost communication near Dawei town.
  10. Scroll.in’s Ipsita Chakravarty, Rayan Naqash and Priyanka Vora win RedInk awards: Abhishek Dey, Menaka Rao and Sumana Ramanan were also nominated.