A look at the headlines right now:

  1. CBI court convicts Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim Singh in 2002 rape case: More than two dozen people have died in riots after the verdict was out. 
  2. Search for a CEO at Infosys will be a global one, says Nandan Nilekani: The newly-appointed chairperson also assured investors that he has the support of company Co-Founder Narayana Murthy.  
  3. Supreme Court will hear two-finger test case today to determine its constitutional validity: The Delhi High Court judge who decriminalised gay sex said the privacy ruling left little scope to defend Section 377.
  4. Nepal will not allow anti-India activities on its soil, says PM Deuba after inking 8 pacts with Modi: Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar refuted queries about the two prime ministers discussing New Delhi’s Doklam standoff with China.  
  5. Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong sentenced to five years in prison for bribery, embezzlement: A South Korean court found him guilty in the same corruption scandal that had led to former President Park Geun-Hye’s impeachment.  
  6. Mumbai University marks hundreds of students absent for exams they wrote: The varsity blamed the error on a ‘technical glitch’ and said they will declare the results by August 31.
  7. At least 32 killed in militant attack in Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state: The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army claimed responsibility for what the military called a coordinated strike on 24 police posts.  
  8. 12 Aiims students suspended for three months on charges of ragging: They were punished for two separate incidents.
  9. BJP chief Amit Shah, Union minister Smriti Irani sworn in as Rajya Sabha MPs: Vice President and Upper House Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu administered their oath of secrecy.
  10. Baby born to woman who was denied permission to abort dies in Mumbai: The mother had moved the Supreme Court in March after the foetus was diagnosed with a neurological disorder.