A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Amarnath Yatra attack: There was no lapse in security, says BJP leader Ram Madhav: The Opposition criticised the Centre for neglecting the safety of all pilgrims despite having intelligence input about the attack.
  2. Former West Bengal governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi is Opposition’s choice for vice president: The grandson of Mahatma Gandhi was unanimously picked by the members of 18 Opposition parties.
  3. Supreme Court stays Centre’s notification banning the sale of cattle for slaughter: The top court said livelihoods could not be ‘subjected to uncertainties’.
  4. Supreme Court panel tells BCCI to name Indian team coach today after Sourav Ganguly asks for more time: The advisory panel led by Sourav Ganguly had said it would speak to Indian captain Virat Kohli before naming the coach.
  5. Sensex, Nifty hit all-time high in afternoon session: The rise in the markets was the result of investors’ expectations that upcoming data on inflation and industrial production will be encouraging.
  6. In Bihar, BJP offers ‘outside’ support to Nitish Kumar if RJD pulls out of grand alliance: Lalu Prasad Yadav’s party on Monday said that his son will not resign as Bihar’s deputy chief minister despite the CBI charges against him.
  7. India and China must not allow differences to become disputes, says Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar: He said he was confident that India would handle the current standoff with China in the Doklam plateau.
  8. Not In My Name protestors will hold a vigil in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to mourn Amarnath deaths: The organisers said they want to ‘take a firm stand against political violence no matter who the perpetrator’.
  9. US military plane crashes in rural Mississippi, at least 16 killed: Authorities were unable to provide details on what led to the mishap.
  10. Gulf nations’ demands for restoring diplomatic relations with Qatar are ‘unrealistic’, says US: The United States said it was important for all Arab nations to come together and stop terror financing.