A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Chief justice is the ‘Master of the Roster’, reiterates Supreme Court: The court said that ‘chief justice of India’ cannot be interpreted to mean ‘collegium of five senior-most judges’ during the allocation of cases.
  2. AAP says bureaucrats are refusing to follow its orders despite Supreme Court verdict: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the party is consulting its lawyers.
  3. Body of police constable, abducted by suspected militants, found in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam: Javid Ahmad Dar went missing from Kachdoora village in South Kashmir’s Shopian district around 9.30 pm on Thursday.   
  4.  24 killed in explosions at fireworks depot in Mexico’s Tultepec town: The blasts also triggered a fire but it was brought under control quickly.
  5. Rajasthan to spend Rs 7.23 crore on transportation for Narendra Modi’s Jaipur rally: The prime minister will meet about 2.5 lakh beneficiaries of several central government schemes, and launch a Smart City initiative at the event on Saturday.
  6. Legalise betting and gambling in sports, recommends Law Commission: These should be taxable and can be used as a source of FDI, the panel said in a report.
  7. UK court allows Indian banks to search Vijay Mallya’s London homes, seize goods: The ruling said the enforcement officer may use ‘reasonable force to enter the property if necessary’.
  8. Japan executes cult leader Shoko Asahara, 6 others responsible for 1995 sarin gas attack in Tokyo: The attack on several subway trains had killed 13 and injured more than 6,000 people.
  9. Supreme Court asks Jagannath temple management if non-Hindus can be allowed to enter the shrine: The court was hearing a petition that highlighted difficulties faced by visitors to the shrine in Puri.
  10. Scott Pruitt resigns as chief of United States Environmental Protection Agency: As of June, Pruitt was the subject of at least 14 federal investigations. But President Donald Trump said he has done an ‘outstanding job’.