A look at the headlines right now:

  1. PM asks states to punish cow vigilantes who use violence: The prime minister thanked political parties for their cooperation during the Goods and Services Tax rollout.  
  2. Sixteen dead after bus carrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims falls into a gorge: The accident, which happened near Banihal, also caused injuries to 19 passengers.
  3. Kulbhushan Jadhav’s clemency appeal denied, says Pakistan Army: Islamabad’s chief of army staff take a decision on the imprisoned Indian naval officer’s appeal, a statement said.  
  4. Constitution under siege, Meira Kumar as President will steer us through this crisis, says Sonia Gandhi: The Congress President appealed to the Opposition not to let India become hostage to those who wish to ‘impose upon it a narrow minded, divisive vision’.     
  5. Naveen Patnaik asks Indian Army and IAF to rescue people stranded in Odisha floods: The state Disaster Rapid Action Force, Central Reserve Police Force and fire services units were sent to expedite rescue operations.   
  6. Hizbul Mujahideen recruitment module busted in Baramulla, say security forces: Three accused were arrested and arms, ammunition and Rs 1 lakh in cash was confiscated from the site.   
  7. ‘I will die, but Gorkhaland must be achieved’, says GJM chief Bimal Gurung: He said there will be more bloodshed and that the fight was just beginning.
  8. Delhi Police detain protesting Tamil Nadu farmers near PM Narendra Modi’s official residence: Around 70 protestors were taken to Parliament Street police station.
  9. Prohibitory orders imposed in Mangaluru following communal tension: Police asked the head of a local mutt to appear for questioning after he claimed he had ‘vital leads’ in the murder of an RSS worker in Bantwal.   
  10. Indians missing in Iraq since 2014 are probably in a jail in Badush, says Sushma Swaraj: The External Affairs Minister added that Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari would be visiting India on July 24 and will provide more information.