A look at the headlines right now:

  1. It will not take us even five minutes to quit grand alliance, says JD(U): Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has advised Nitish Kumar to act in time or risk a split in the JD(U).  
  2. China ‘breached and encroached’ on India territory in Sikkim’s Doklam area, Centre tells Opposition: Sushma Swaraj, along with the NSA and foreign secretary, briefed MPs from other parties about the border standoff and the attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims.  
  3. Arjuna Ranatunga alleges 2011 India-Sri Lanka World Cup final was fixed, demands inquiry: India had defeated Sri Lanka by six wickets at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.  
  4. Uttar Pradesh Police suspect ‘terrorists’ planted explosive substance inside the Assembly: An FIR has been lodged after plastic combustible Pentaerythritol Tetranitrate was found inside Vidhan Sabha.  
  5. Centre says cannot extradite Vijay Mallya before January, SC adjourns contempt case in his absence: A court in UK has fixed December 4 for the final hearing of the fugitive liquor baron’s extradition case.  
  6. Nobel Peace Prize committee chief says China has rejected her visa application: Berit Reiss-Andersen has sought the permit to attend activist Liu Xiobo’s funeral.  
  7. I-T sleuths identify another 5.56 lakh cases where tax profiles do not match demonetisation deposits: The inconsistencies were found as part of Operation Clean Money.  
  8. Mob attacks, robs a Muslim family on board a train in Mainpuri, three arrested: One of the victims said they were targeted after the assailants noticed the women wearing veils.  
  9. No proof of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death, says US secretary of defense: On July 11, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights had said it had confirmed information that the terror outfit’s chief commander had been killed.  
  10. Models stand on airstrip as private jet takes off right behind them: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has ordered an inquiry into the incident.