A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Jawan, six-year-old girl killed as Indian and Pakistan troops exchange fire: Another woman was injured in the crossfire in Rajouri’s Manjakote sector.  
  2. Ram Nath Kovind will win, says NCP leader Prafull Patel: The numbers seem to be stacked against Opposition candidate Meira Kumar.
  3. Karnataka transfers Bengaluru police official who claimed Sasikala got special treatment in jail: D Roopa had also alleged she was being targeted for her report that revealed some prisoners were extended privileges.  
  4. RJD leaders appeal to Nitish Kumar, Lalu Yadav to resolve crisis in the grand alliance: The two party chiefs did not bring up alliance problems at their most recent meetings.  
  5. Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s family submits response in Supreme Court as hearing begins: The prime minister’s lawyers have claimed that the JIT investigators had ‘exceeded their mandate’.  
  6. RBI has not released balance sheet for the week that ended on June 30: This comes after the top bank claimed that demonetisation figures were not yet ready.  
  7. BJP worker arrested after forensic test confirms he was carrying beef: A magistrate court sent Salim Shaha to police custody for a day.  
  8. One killed, three injured as gunmen open fire on voters during Opposition’s referendum in Venezuela: The Opposition blamed the attack on ‘paramilitary groups’ linked to Nicolás Maduro’s government, which is being challenged in the ongoing plebiscite. 
  9. Two more Manipur Congress MLAs join BJP, ruling coalition’s strength increases to 40: So far, eight out of 28 Congress legislators have joined the saffron party after the Assembly elections.  
  10. Night of the Living Dead director George Romero dies at 77 in New York: The horror movie maker was suffering from lung cancer, his business partner said in a statement.