A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Over 250 dead as military plane crashes in Algeria, say reports: No one on board is expected to have survived the crash.  
  2. CSK’s IPL matches could be moved out of Chennai after Cauvery protests: Hundreds agitated outside the MA Chidambaram Stadium ahead of the Chennai Super Kings’ match against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday.  
  3. Allahabad High Court orders stay on cremation of father of woman who alleged rape against MLA: The Supreme Court agreed to hear plea asking for a CBI inquiry into the case.
  4. Russia warns US against military action over alleged chemical attack in Syria: Meanwhile, the World Health Organization said at least 500 people in Douma showed symptoms of being exposed to toxic chemicals.  
  5. Shreyasi Singh clinches India’s 12th gold at Commonwealth Games after dramatic finale in double trap while Ankur Mittal wins bronze in men’s double trap: Om Mitharval bags bronze as Jitu Rai disappoints in 50m Pistol event.
  6. Soldier killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam, four civilians dead as locals clash with forces: Over 40 civilians were injured in the clashes, and one is said to be in a critical condition.  
  7. SC dismisses plea seeking rules to allocate cases in top courts, says CJI at helm of the institution: The petition was heard by a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud. 
  8. Zuckerberg apologises for data leak, says Facebook working with Robert Mueller on Russia inquiry: He appeared before US senators after it came to light that private information of 87 million Facebook users was harvested by Cambridge Analyitca.
  9. Supreme Court wants to see papers signed by Shah Jahan after Sunni Wakf board says it owns Taj Mahal: ‘Who in India will believe it belongs to the wakf board?,’ the bench said while hearing a petition filed by the Archaeological Survey of India.
  10. Andhra Pradesh chief minister says PM Modi’s fast is a tactic to divert attention from his failures: Chandrababu Naidu alleged that the BJP government backed AIADMK MPs stalling Parliament because it did not want to face the no-confidence motion.