A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Hundreds join funeral procession of ‘Rising Kashmir’ editor Shujaat Bukhari in Baramulla: The Jammu and Kashmir Police released images of the suspected attackers
  2. Eleven flights cancelled at Chandigarh airport, Centre asks Delhiites to ‘avoid exposure’: The weather department forecast thunderstorms with gusty winds and lightning for parts of north India till Tuesday.
  3. Donald Trump imposes US trade tariffs worth $50 billion on China: The US president also pledged additional import duties if Beijing followed up with its threat of retaliation.  
  4. Afghanistan claims Pakistan Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in US drone strike: A statement by the United States said a counterterrorism strike was carried out targeting a ‘senior leader’ of a terrorist organisation.
  5. Retired SC judge BN Srikrishna to investigate charges against ICICI bank chief Chanda Kochhar: Srikrishna said a team would be appointed to begin the inquiry after his discussions with the bank’s audit committee.  
  6. India is facing the worst water crisis in its history, says NITI Aayog report: Gujarat topped a new index released by the NITI Aayog to measure how well states manage their water resources.
  7. Maharana Pratap, not Akbar, was great, says Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath: The Mewar king refused to accept Akbar as his emperor and protected India’s honour, Adityanath said.
  8. Petrol prices drop by 8 paise after two days, no cut in diesel rates: A litre of petrol cost Rs 76.35 in Delhi on Friday, down from Rs 76.43.
  9. Dalit boys allegedly beaten in Maharashtra’s Jalgaon district for swimming in a well, two arrested: Congress President Rahul Gandhi accused the BJP and the RSS of spreading ‘poisonous politics’ in the country. 
  10. Five killed in floods, landslides across seven districts in Assam: The floods have damaged 1,367 hectares of crops in the state.