A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Hizbul Mujahideen purportedly releases audio clip assuring Amarnath Yatra pilgrims of safety: Riyaz Naikoo, the commander of the militant group, reportedly said that the organisation’s fight was only against the ‘Indian occupation’ of Jammu and Kashmir.
  2. US Supreme Court upholds Donald Trump’s travel ban from five Muslim-majority countries: But Chief Justice John Roberts rebuked the president and emphasised the importance of the principle of religious non-discrimination.
  3. ‘I am making every effort to settle with banks,’ says Vijay Mallya:The businessman blamed the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Enforcement Directorate for making ‘untenable and blatantly false allegations’ against him.  
  4. Six Jaguar Force personnel killed in landmine blast in Garhwa: Maoists are suspected to be behind the explosion.
  5. Uma Bharti pushes for Ram temple to be built at Ayodhya ‘at the earliest’: The Union minister said construction of the temple should not be linked with the 2019 elections, but that it would be a legacy for generations to come.
  6. Lionel Messi, Rojo score as Argentina live to fight another day with 2-1 win against Nigeria: Argentina have earned a go at France in Kazan on Saturday in their round of 16 fixure.
  7. Three media crew reporting on protests against Chennai-Salem expressway detainedThe police later released a reporter and camera person from the Mathrubhumi channel, but another journalist and a trade union leader remained in custody.  
  8. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launches Passport Seva mobile app: The Centre also announced a new scheme to permit people to apply for a passport from anywhere in the country.
  9. Bad loan situation likely to worsen by the end of financial year, says RBI report: The Reserve Bank of India said the gross non-performing advances ratio of banks is likely to rise from 11.6% in March 2018 to 12.2% by March 2019.
  10. UP Police say woman in inter-religious marriage who accused passport officer of harassing her put incorrect address in form: During verification, police found that Tanvi Seth has not lived at the Lucknow address mentioned in her form for the past year.