A look at the headlines right now:

  1. India raises import duties on several US products in retaliation to hefty tariffs: Some of the new rates will be effective immediately, and others from August 4, the government said.
  2. Modi kicks off International Yoga Day in Uttarakhand: Several Union ministers are expected to mark the event in different parts of the country.
  3. Passport officer in Lucknow allegedly harasses interfaith couple, asks man to convert to Hinduism: The officer allegedly asked the woman to change her name in all her documents or her passport application would be rejected.   
  4. At least 15 killed as tractor hits car in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh: The tractor was allegedly carrying illegally mined sand.
  5. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gives birth to a girl: Ardern is only the second elected leader to give birth while in office, the first being former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
  6. Seventy-second witness in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case turns hostile: Sheikh was a wanted criminal who was killed by the Gujarat Police in an encounter, which is alleged to have been staged, in 2005.   
  7. YouTube channel of government’s media unit back online five days after being blocked: A YouTube India official said videos on some sites were blocked as the company was updating its partner agreements.   
  8. Lawyer arrested for role in protests against Sterlite plant in Thoothukudi: The Madras High Court had on Monday dismissed S Vanchinathan’s petition for anticipatory bail.   
  9. United States President Donald Trump signs executive order to keep migrant families together: The order instructs officials to continue its ‘zero-tolerance’ policy, but asks them to maintain family unity.  
  10. New Panama Papers ‘leak’ includes 12,000 documents linking Indians to secret tax havens: The files show that Mossack Fonseca served a notice to actor Amitabh Bachchan, naming him the a director of a firm from which it threatened to resign as agent.