A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Part of overhead bridge collapses at Mumbai’s Andheri station, five admitted to hospital: A BEST double-decker bus crashed into an overhead railing near Bandra as heavy rain continued in the city. 
  2. States governments are responsible for curbing cow vigilantism, says Supreme Court: The court warned against linking mob violence with religion or caste and said ‘a victim is a victim’.  
  3. Kerala High Court denies anticipatory bail to two priests booked on charges of rape, molestation: The High Court adjourned the hearing on their bail pleas to July 9.  
  4. Unfortunate that Sushma Swaraj faced social media abuse, says Union minister Nitin Gadkari: The minister of road transport and highway said his Cabinet colleague’s decision to transfer the officer involved in the passport row was not wrong.
  5. SC pulls up West Bengal election panel for alleged malpractices during panchayat polls: The court asked the poll panel to submit a report by Wednesday on the number of seats that went uncontested in the violence-marred elections.  
  6. Thailand boys trapped in flooded cave may have to spend months underground, say rescuers: Divers have warned that bringing them out would be risky as the caves are still flooded and more rain is expected in the coming days.  
  7. Delhi High Court holds JNU Students Union guilty of contempt, fines office bearers Rs 2,000 each: Justice V Kameswar Rao said the students’ body had violated its order disallowing protests within 100 metres of the university’s administrative building.  
  8. Maharashtra government relaxes curbs on retail plastic packaging: The relief comes with the condition that they ensure the packaging is more than 50 microns.
  9. NHRC asks Arunachal Pradesh government to pay Rs 5,000 each to 88 students who were forced to strip: Three teachers reportedly forced the students of a school in Papum Pare district to undress as a form of punishment in November.  
  10. Pakistan is a hub of terrorism in South Asia and beyond, India says at UN: First Secretary in India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, Sandeep Kumar Bayyapu, accused Pakistan of attempting to spread a false narrative about Kashmir.