A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra calls all-party meeting on Friday: Separatist leader Yasin Malik was detained and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was placed under house arrest.
  2. 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.
  3. Fresh cases from Panama Papers leak being investigated, says finance ministry: A Multi Agency Group including members of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Income Tax Department, and Reserve Bank is looking into the new documents.  
  4. Kerala woman, lover sentenced to over 20 years in jail in Australia for poisoning husband with cyanide: Sofia Sam will serve a prison term of 22 years while Arun Kamalasanan has been jailed for 27 years.  
  5. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife charged with fraud for allegedly falsifying household expenses: Sara Netanyahu allegedly misused official funds worth $100,000 for catering services at the prime minister’s residence.
  6. Centre bans affiliates of al-Qaeda and Islamic State group: They were found to be radicalising Indian youths and encouraging terror acts on Indian interests, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in an order on June 19.
  7. Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox accepts $71.3-billion bid from Walt Disney: The new offer topped United States cable company Comcast’s bid.
  8. BJP is a militant organisation that divides people along religious lines, says Mamata Banerjee: The Trinamool Congress chief also dared the saffron party to attack her party members.
  9. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar orders inquiry after minor boy is reportedly jailed for three months: The 14-year-old allegedly refused to give vegetables to local policemen for free. The police, however, named him co-accused in a theft case.
  10. Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46: She could apparently understand about 2,000 words of spoken English and was said to have an intelligence quotient between 75 and 95.