A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Vijay Rupani to continue as the Gujarat chief minister, Nitin Patel to stay on as deputy: Arun Jaitley made the announcement after a BJP meeting in Gandhinagar.   
  2. Truth about the 2G spectrum case now out in public, BJP’s claims are all lies, says Rahul Gandhi: The Congress president said the people of Gujarat had told the party that there was no ‘Modi model’ in the state.   
  3. BJP used Adarsh housing scam to malign Congress, says former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan: Earlier in the day, the Bombay High Court set aside the governor’s sanction to prosecute Chavan in the alleged scam.   
  4. India and China hold border talks in Delhi for the first time after Doklam standoff: The Ministry of External Affairs said the two sides agreed to ‘maintain regular contact and develop bilateral relations’.   
  5. Independent MLA says he will back BJP in Gujarat Assembly, bringing party’s support to 100: Ratansinh Rathod, elected from Lunawada, is a former Congress leader.  
  6. Russian hackers targeted at least 200 journalists between 2014 and 2017, finds AP investigation: Journalists were the third-largest group on the hacking hit list, after diplomatic personnel and US Democrats.   
  7. India could become a $7-trillion economy by 2030, says NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy: At $2 trillion, India is currently the world’s seventh-largest economy, according to the World Economic Forum. 
  8. Seven family members found dead at a poultry farm near Hyderabad: Local residents and the farm owner alleged that poison was mixed into their food the previous evening.   
  9. UIDAI allows Airtel to resume verifying subscribers using Aadhaar, but with riders: The authority had barred the telecom firm from using Aadhaar after allegations that it was using the details to open bank accounts without users’ consent.   
  10. Sebi searches 34 properties after claims that company earnings were leaked on WhatsApp, says report: A Reuters report had documented at least 12 cases of prescient messages about major Indian firms being posted in private WhatsApp groups.