A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Tata Steel signs joint venture deal with German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp: The deal makes the resulting entity the second-largest steelmaker in Europe after ArcelorMittal.
  2. Amarnath yatra remains suspended for second day as heavy rains continue in Jammu and Kashmir: Reports said that flood was declared in Srinagar and other districts of Central Kashmir after Jhelum river crossed the danger mark.   
  3. Insurance regulator approves LIC’s proposal to increase its stake in IDBI Bank to 51%, say reports: The Life Insurance Corporation currently owns a 10.8% stake in the loss-making lender.    
  4. Families of victims blame aviation company for Ghatkopar plane crash, demand investigation: Pilot Maria Kuber’s husband said UY Aviation ‘disregarded their responsibility’ to check if the plane was fit to go off the ground.    
  5. Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh allegedly forced to lick his spit after son’s inter-faith marriage: The police have arrested two people, including the bride’s father, and identified three others accused in the case.   
  6. Indian woman seeking asylum in US separated from disabled son, says report: Bhavan Patel’s attorney Alinka Robinson said she had fled political persecution in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad.   
  7. Mob lynches anti-rumour campaigner, two others in Tripura on suspicion of child lifting: State Director General of Police AK Shukla suspended messaging and mobile internet services in the state for the next 24 hours.  
  8. Several Karnataka Congress, JD(S) leaders ready to join BJP, claims BS Yeddyurappa: Meanwhile, former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said the state government will complete its full term.
  9. Canada imposes billions in retaliatory tariffs against US, says ‘we will not back down’: Ottawa will impose a tariff of 25% on a host of steel and aluminium products and 10% on goods, including pizza, quiche, whiskies, toilet paper and inflatable boats.   
  10. Vijay Mallya rejects Enforcement Directorate official’s claim that he was attempting plea bargain: The official claimed that Mallya’s offer to settle all his dues if his seized assets were freed was an attempt at plea bargaining.