The big news: Supreme Court says cow vigilantism is not acceptable, and nine other top stories
Other headlines: Five people were injured after an overhead bridge collapsed in Mumbai, and Shashi Tharoor moved for anticipatory bail in his wife’s death case.
A look at the headlines right now:
- States are responsible for curbing cow vigilantism, says Supreme Court even as it reserves verdict: The court warned against linking mob violence with religion or caste and said ‘a victim is a victim’.
- Part of overhead bridge collapses at Andheri station, five in hospital: Trains, traffic disrupted following heavy rain in Mumbai since Monday evening.
- Shashi Tharoor moves anticipatory bail plea in Sunanda Pushkar death case: A Delhi court will consider the plea at 10 am on Wednesday, his counsel said.
- ‘Juvenile’ accused in Kathua case is actually over 20 years old, says medical report: The trial court had directed the police to ascertain Parvesh Kumar’s age after his counsel filed a plea requesting that he be treated as a minor.
- Angela Merkel strikes a deal with rebel interior minister on border controls: Horst Seehofer had threatened to quit two days back in protest against the chancellor’s deal with other European leaders on asylum seekers.
- Over 1,500 Indian pilgrims on their way to Kailash Mansarovar stranded in Nepal: New Delhi has requested Kathmandu for army helicopters for evacuation.
- Australian archbishop sentenced to 12 months in prison for covering up child sexual abuse: Philip Wilson, however, may not spend much time in prison as he can be assessed for home detention after six months.
- Medical council confirms fruit bats as source of Nipah infections in Kerala, says report: The outbreak had killed 17 people in Kozhikode and Malappuram in May.
- Three PDP MLAs blame Mehbooba Mufti for government’s collapse: Meanwhile, the PDP chief said reports of her party joining hands with the Congress to form the government were fake news.
- ‘Why can’t CBI investigate Thoothukudi police firing?’ asks Madras High Court: The court asked officials to submit all documents and material related to the violence and firing by July 9.