A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘There is a BJP storm, not a wave, in Karnataka,’ says Narendra Modi in Mysuru: The prime minister said he dedicated the electrification of all villages to the workers and labourers of the country on Labour Day.  
  2. Kathua case is a ‘small incident’, don’t give it ‘much weight’, says new Jammu and Kashmir Deputy CM: Kavinder Gupta refused to take a stance on the demand for a CBI investigation into the case.
  3. Power ministry says it is pushing for universal household electrification by December 31: The government claimed that the current definition of rural electrification had been rendered irrelevant as more than 82% homes have electricity.  
  4. JEE (Main) results declared, 2.31 lakh candidates qualify for Advanced exam: Around 14 lakh candidates appeared for the test this year.  
  5. ‘It is a conspiracy to worsen my health,’ says Lalu Yadav as he criticises AIIMS for discharging him: The hospital, however, said the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief’s condition had ‘improved significantly’.  
  6. Donald Trump suggests meeting Kim Jong-un at demilitarised zone between Seoul and Pyongyang: The US president said there could be a grand celebration at the site.
  7. Trinamool Congress wins 34% of Bengal panchayat seats uncontested: The party had a walkover in 20,076 of the 58,692 seats.
  8. Thirty-six killed, several injured in two consecutive explosions in Kabul: An AFP photographer was among nine journalists killed.  
  9. Journalist charged with sedition for sharing cartoon on SC verdict in Loya case: I just expressed my thoughts on the condition of judiciary today, Bastar-based editor Kamal Shukla said.
  10. Twitter sold user data to Cambridge Analytica researcher who collected Facebook information: Aleksander Kogan bought tweets, usernames, photos, profile pictures and location data from Twitter between December 2014 and April 2015.