A look at the headlines right now:

  1. India denied consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav for the 18th time: Pakistan’s Foreign Office said India was suppressing facts by calling the former naval officer a ‘common prisoner’.
  2. China releases map to show where Indian troops allegedly crossed into its territory in Sikkim: The map shows Doklam on its side of the border.
  3. Hindu-Muslim riots, caste conflicts should be excluded from school textbooks, says ICSSR chief: Braj Bihari Kumar said universities like JNU had become a ‘nurturing ground’ for activists.
  4. Donald Trump posts WWE-inspired video of him violently assaulting ‘fake news’ CNN: The clip shows the US president from his days at the WWF, punching a man with the channel’s logo superimposed on his face into the ground.
  5. Tamil Film Producers Council is against the theatres’ strike over unclear tax rates: The body warned that producers of films that were recently released or are awaiting release ‘will be gravely affected’.
  6. UP authorities transfer police officer who did not allow a group of BJP men to bully her: The police said it was a routine transfer, but a group of party legislators are believed to have complained to Chief Minister Adityanath about her.
  7. Top Jet Airways official arrested in Ghaziabad for allegedly encroaching on civic body’s land: Officials of the Sahihabad Nagar Nigam said that when the 5,690-sqm plot was examined on May 30, 954 sqm of it was found occupied illegally.
  8. 18 killed, 15 wounded in three suicide car bombings in Damascus, Syria: Two of the vehicles were blown up on the road to the airport southeast of the Capital, while the third car bomb was detonated in an eastern district.
  9. Shift all Aadhaar enrolment centres to government premises by August 31, UIDAI tells states: The agency believes the move will ensure direct supervision of the process and tighter control over private agencies.
  10. List of demands made by four Arab states was meant to be rejected, says Qatar’s foreign minister: Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said such conflicts must be worked out through talks and negotiations and not by imposing ultimatums.