A look at the headlines right now:

  1. 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.
  2. It will not take us even five minutes to quit grand alliance, says JD(U): RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said his son Tejashwi Yadav will not step down from the deputy chief minister’s post.
  3. Centre gives Arunachal Pradesh Rs 51 crore for flood relief operations: The funds were given as an advance grant-in-aid.
  4. I never thought this would be a big deal, says Russian lobbyist about meeting Donald Trump Jr: Rinat Akhmetshin said he attended the meeting where the president’s son was promised Kremlin-linked material about Hillary Clinton.
  5. Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu will not have to hold a floor test today: The Guwahati High Court stayed the governor’s order and will hear the matter again on Monday.
  6. 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.
  7. The phone in which Malayalam actor’s alleged assault was recorded is missing, say police: Meanwhile, the court extended Dileep’s police custody till Saturday.
  8. Third day of restrictions in Srinagar amid continuing clashes: Friday prayers were not allowed at the Jamia Masjid for the fourth straight consecutive week.
  9. Centre is sending four more companies of CRPF troops to Darjeeling to restore peace: The Supreme Court directed the central and West Bengal governments to ensure the safety of vehicles on NH10.
  10. No proof of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s death, saysUS 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.