A look at the headlines right now:

  1. On 43rd anniversary of Emergency, Arun Jaitley compares Indira Gandhi with Adolf Hitler: Both used ‘a republican Constitution to transform democracy into dictatorship’, said the Union minister.
  2. Heavy rainfall delays trains, affects traffic in Mumbai; at least four dead in rain-related incidents: A wall caved in at a housing complex in Wadala after the overnight rain, trapping several cars.
  3. PM Modi, Seychelles president say they will work together on Assumption Island military base project: Modi said that the Indian government had given Seychelles $100 million on credit for the defence sector.
  4. ‘Can Delhi afford cutting of trees for development of roads and buildings,’ asks High Court: State-owned construction company NBCC told the Delhi High Court on Monday that it will not cut any more trees in the Capital till July 4.
  5. Bhopal police’s action in encounter with escaped SIMI prisoners was reasonable, says judicial probe: The report of an investigation by a single-member panel was tabled in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday.
  6. Gujarat HC sentences three convicts in Naroda Patiya riots case to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment: Umesh Bharwad, Padmendrasinh Rajput and Rajkumar Chaumal were convicted of offences such as stone pelting and arson.
  7. Pakistan denies it stopped Indian envoy from visiting Sikh pilgrims at gurdwara: It claimed Ajay Bisaria cancelled his trip after the pilgrims protested against their alleged mistreatment in India and the release of controversial movies.
  8. Supreme Court to hear disqualified AIADMK MLAs’ plea seeking transfer of case from Madras HC: The Madras High Court appointed a third judge to hear the case last week after two judges delivered a split verdict on June 14.
  9. Libyan Navy rescues over 900 refugees stranded in the Mediterranean: The Coast Guard also recovered 10 bodies from the boats.
  10. Maharashtra traders threaten to go on strike in protest against plastic ban: They want the government to postpone the ban till the end of the monsoon and allow grocery stores to buy back plastic from consumers.