A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Court begins hearing arguments in Ram Rahim murder trial, Dera chief appears via video conferencing: His former driver and witness in the case moved an application asking to re-record his statement against the self-styled godman.
  2. Islamic State claims it was behind London train attack that injured 29: The threat level in the UK has been raised from ‘severe’ to ‘critical’, which means authorities believe that another attack is ‘imminent’.
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  4. Two detained for allegedly raping Class 2 student at a government school in Rajasthan’s Barmer: In his complaint, the father claimed that his six-year-old was tied to a table in a room near a toilet at Jalipa Kendriya Vidyalaya and sexually assaulted.
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  6. Institutes like IITs and JNU exempt from provisions of foreign funding Act, clarifies Centre: It was responding to reports that the FCRA licence of these institutions was cancelled as they had not filed their annual returns for five years.
  7. Current account deficit rises by 2.3% of GDP in first quarter, the widest gap in 4 years: It was 0.1% for the same quarter of April-June 2016.
  8. Global hunger on the rise for the first time in a decade, says UN report: It has affected 815 million people, or 11% of the world’s population.
  9. China opposes Japan’s investment in ‘disputed areas’ of India’s North East: Beijing also said that third-parties should stay out of its border dispute with India.
  10. Nine-year-old with cancer contracts HIV after blood transfusion in Kerala, inquiry ordered: The hospital where she had her transfusions at claimed they had had no blood donors who were carrying the virus.