A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin admits to have carried out attacks in India: He said the US’ move to designate him a ‘global terrorist’ was done to please Narendra Modi without any reasoning.
  2. Nitish Kumar denies rift in grand alliance, but says Opposition needs an alternative agenda: The Bihar chief minister claimed he was not invited to the Goods and Service Tax launch on Friday.
  3. Two suspected militants killed in encounter in Bahmnoo area of J&K’s Pulwama: One other is believed to be hiding in the cordon.
  4. Supreme Court allows 26-week pregnant woman from Kolkata to abort her foetus: A medical report had advised ending the pregnancy, stating that the mother would suffer a ‘severe mental injury’ if it continued.
  5. NGO run by Akhilesh Yadav’s sister-in-law got 86.4% of cow welfare funds during SP regime, reveals RTI reply: The query found that the UP Gau Sewa Aayog gave Rs 8.35 crore of the sanctioned Rs 9.66 crore to Jeev Ashraya, Aparna Yadav’s NGO.
  6. Supreme Court stays Madras HC order waiving all Tamil Nadu farmers’ loans: The High Court bench had asked co-operative societies and banks to not take action against farmers to recover crop loans and outstanding dues.
  7. Sensex soars nearly 300 points, Nifty regains 9,600 in first session under GST regime: Moody’s Investor Service had said on Sunday that the new tax rates would have a positive impact on India’s rating.
  8. Air India flight takes off with faulty air conditioning system leaving passengers breathless: Many people posted videos on Twitter, showing people on board huffing and puffing in the heat.
  9. Talks with producers fail, over 1,000 theatres to remain closed in Tamil Nadu amid unclear tax rates: At least 10 Tamil films released in the past two weeks in the state will be affected by this indefinite strike.
  10. Petrol pumps across the country will be closed on July 12: The All India Petroleum Dealers’ Association has called for the strike to protest against the lack of transparency in the daily dynamic pricing system.