The big news: Hundreds attend editor Shujaat Bukhari’s funeral, and nine other top stories
Other headlines: Operations at Chandigarh airport were disrupted, and US President Donald Trump imposed trade tariffs worth $50 billion on China.
A look at the headlines right now:
- Hundreds join funeral procession of ‘Rising Kashmir’ editor Shujaat Bukhari in Baramulla: The Jammu and Kashmir Police released images of the suspected attackers.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Five killed in floods, landslides across seven districts in Assam: The floods have damaged 1,367 hectares of crops in the state.