A look at the headlines right now:

  1. PM Narendra Modi promises Centre’s assistance with flood relief work for Tamil Nadu: Though the intensity of rainfall in Chennai has fallen sharply in the past 24 hours, more rains are expected on Monday.
  2. Shooting at a church in United States’ Texas leaves at least 26 dead: The gunman is believed to have served as an airman with the Pentagon at one point. 
  3. Paradise Papers data leak reveals dealings of Indian companies in secret tax havens: The documents share information about 714 Indians and several firms that are being investigated by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate.  
  4. Two militants killed near LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector as infiltration bid foiled, says Army: The infiltration attempt was carried out by Pakistan’s Border Action Force, Director General of Police SP Vaid said.  
  5. No one has the audacity to export cow meat, hurt cows in UP, CM Adityanath tells gau rakshaks: At an event for cow protectors organised by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister said anyone talking about killing cows will be jailed.
  6. Tamil Nadu cartoonist G Bala gets bail a day after arrest: ‘I have no words to express my sorrow, so I drew the cartoon out of rage,’ Bala said before the hearing. 
  7. Police detain more than 260 people involved in anti-Vladimir Putin protests in Moscow: Supporters of nationalist politician Vyacheslav Maltsev’s Artpodgotovka announced the demonstration on Unity Day. A court had declared them extremist.  
  8. After demonetisation, 35,000 companies deposited and withdrew Rs 17,000 crore, says Centre: The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has so far deregistered 2.24 lakh companies, and disqualified at least 3.90 lakh directors, a press release said.  
  9. Saudi Arabia-led coalition blames Iran for missile launch from Yemen, warns of appropriate action: The kingdom announced financial rewards for information that will help arrest the leaders it believes were responsible for and supporting Houthi rebels.  
  10. Sensex touches 33,700 while Nifty is off to a muted start: Kotak Mahindra Bank and Bharti Airtel saw their stocks decline the most on both the indices.