A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Dust storm hits Delhi and adjoining regions, causes power cuts, uproots trees: Schools in Haryana and Ghaziabad will remain shut on Tuesday, while evening schools will be closed in Delhi, and the IMD has warned of thunderstorms in over 20 states.
  2. ‘My head hangs in shame,’ says Mehbooba Mufti after Chennai tourist dies in stone pelting in Kashmir: The police said they have begun an investigation and hope to catch the culprits soon. 
  3. SC Constitution bench to hear Congress plea on impeachment of chief justice on Tuesday: None of the five senior-most judges will be part of the bench.
  4. CPI(M) leader, RSS worker killed in suspected political violence in Mahe, Puducherry: The RSS worker is believed to have been stabbed in retaliation.
  5. New York attorney general resigns after four women allege he physically abused them: Eric Schneiderman has denied the allegations.
  6. Crude oil breaches $70 a barrel for first time since 2014 ahead of US decision on Iran nuclear deal: If the US exits the deal, Iran’s crude oil exports are likely to be hit, which would lift prices.
  7. Waqf Board asks Gurugram officials to remove encroachments near mosques: Retired IAS officers urged the state government to ensure those offering Friday namaaz are not attacked.
  8. Hezbollah allies win over half the seats in Lebanon’s Parliament, claim ‘political and moral victory’: However, Saad Hariri is expected to remain prime minister despite losing a third of his seats. 
  9. US condemns China’s directions to airline websites, calls it ‘Orwellian nonsense’: China had sent a letter to foreign air carriers demanding that they remove references that suggest Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau are independent from Beijing’s rule.
  10. DMK opposes Rs 50-crore memorial for Jayalalithaa after CM lays foundation stone in Chennai: The opposition party said building a memorial for a person accused of corruption is against democracy.