A look at the headlines right now:

  1. One suspected militant killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, says Army: Two Army personnel were injured when suspected militants hurled a grenade at a patrolling party in Shopian town.
  2. ICICI Bank appoints former IAS officer part-time non-executive chairperson: Girish Chandra Chaturvedi – who has served in the petroleum and finance ministries – will take over from MK Sharma, whose term ends on June 30.  
  3. Thousands of tourists stranded in Indonesia’s Bali airport shut after Mount Agung erupts: At least 280 flights were cancelled, affecting 15,700 passengers.  
  4. Nirav Modi does not possess more than one Indian passport, says Centre: Reports had earlier claimed that the diamond merchant held as many as six passports.
  5. Five killed as gunman opens fire at newspaper office in Maryland, United States: The suspect is believed to have had a long-standing dispute with the ‘Capital Gazette’.  
  6. Security forces rescue four policemen who were abducted from Ghagra village in Jharkhand: The police officers were kept in a school in Butigada village, nearly 15 to 20 kilometres from Khunti headquarters.
  7. CBI files chargesheet against diamond merchant Jatin Mehta, two ex-CMDs of Canara Bank in fraud case: The investigating agency also sought Interpol to issue a Red Corner Notice against the businessman.
  8. Pakistan rejects purported Indian video clips of 2016 surgical strikes: Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said India’s claim of conducting an operation on terror launchpads across LoC in 2016 was farcical.
  9. Opposition parties may not contest 2019 elections together in all states, says HD Deve Gowda: The former prime minister suggested that a third front against the BJP be formed soon as early elections are likely.  
  10. Uttarakhand CM asks police to arrest school principal after argument at a public meeting: Trivendra Singh Rawat said the principal was suspended for ‘showing disrespect and using abusive language’.