A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Four BSF personnel killed in alleged ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Chambliyal sector: The incident occurred ahead of the annual Baba Chamliyal fair, where troops from both sides of the borders exchange sacred tokens.    
  2. Manish Sisodia begins hunger strike as AAP ministers’ sit-in at Delhi LG’s office enters third day: The deputy chief minister’s Cabinet colleague Satyendar Jain has been on an indefinite fast at Anil Baijal’s office since Tuesday morning.
  3. Assam Police arrest main accused in Karbi Anglong lynching case, says report: Alphajoz Timung had allegedly alerted the villagers about the two young men from Guwahati and told them to stop their car.
  4. Congress candidate Sowmya Reddy establishes a comfortable lead in Jayanagar Assembly election: She was ahead of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s BN Prahlad by 12,730 votes after 11 rounds of counting.
  5. India welcomes US-North Korea summit in Singapore, calls it a positive development: New Delhi’s concerns about Pyongyang’s nuclear proliferation linkages with Pakistan must be addressed, the Ministry of External Affairs added.
  6. Chhattisgarh Police arrest suspected Maoist spokesperson Abhay Nayak in Delhi: The police reportedly got to know that he was the rebels’ spokesperson after an IED and some banned literature were recovered from Bastar in 2017.  
  7. US State Department approves deal to sell Indian military six Apache helicopters for $930 million: The contract is now awaiting the approval of the Congress.
  8. ‘PM Modi has humiliated Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani,’ says Rahul Gandhi: The BJP hit back, saying it was ‘bizarre’ to see the Congress president ‘stoop to such a low’.  
  9. Paris hostage situation ends with arrest of man who took two captives: His motive for the attack is not yet clear since he spoke about Islam, Iran, 9/11 attacks and a local murder.  
  10. BJP’s lone Muslim legislator in Assam gets letter asking him to resign: The letter accuses Aminul Haque Laskar of siding with the saffron party ‘despite being a Muslim’ and not opposing the Citizenship Amendment Bill.