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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. UP Police apologise for photo of personnel escorting people dragging a lynching victim in Hapur: The police tweeted that all three of its men in the picture had been transferred.
  5. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan accepts five YSR Congress MPs’ resignations: They had quit in April to protest the Centre’s refusal to provide special category status to Andhra Pradesh.
  6. World hunger rises after a decade; conflict, climate change major reasons: United Nations report: The number of hungry people in the world increased from 7.77 crore in 2015 to 8.15 crore in 2016.
  7. Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma files defamation suit against Hindi news channel: ABP News aired a report that said the state’s finance minister had close ties with middleman Delhi ‘power broker’ Anuj Poddar.
  8. Centre will consider NCRB’s proposal to allow police limited access to Aadhaar, says Union minister: National Crime Records Bureau Director Ish Kumar said that allowing the police to access the biometric database would help them catch first-time offenders.
  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. 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.