A look at the headlines right now:

  1. SC likely to deliver verdict on pleas of three convicts in 2012 gangrape case against death penalty: The convicts had argued that they should be spared the death sentence as it amounted to ‘cold-blooded killing in the name of justice’.
  2. Janata Dal (United) says it will continue its alliance with BJP in Bihar for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections: The party, however, said it will contest on its own in limited seats for the upcoming Assembly elections in Mizoram, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
  3. IPS officer’s brother joins Hizbul Mujahideen: Shamsul Haq Mengnoo, who has been given the nom de guerre Burhan Sani, went missing in May.
  4. Heavy rain continues to lash Mumbai, traffic builds up on major roads: Trains running on one of the three lines at Nallasopara railway station were stopped after the tracks were flooded.
  5. Suspected militant killed in an encounter in Kupwara district, says Army: The security forces are battling more suspected militants in a forest in Handwara.
  6. At least four boys rescued from flooded Thailand cave: The first two survivors were transported to a hospital after being examined in a field hospital near the cave’s entrance.
  7. Narendra Modi’s remarks at my farewell function were seen as a departure from the norm, says Hamid Ansari: The former vice president says in his new book that his remarks about a sense of uneasiness among Muslims may have prompted the prime minister’s comments.
  8. UK woman dies after being exposed to nerve agent, partner in critical condition: Prime Minister Theresa May said the incident is being investigated as a murder.
  9. India has taken a ‘quantum jump in the wrong direction’ since 2014, says Amartya Sen: The economist said the government has done nothing to address inequalities, and the problems faced by Dalits and the scheduled tribes.
  10. Japan: Toll rises to 73, millions asked to evacuate after unprecedented rainfall: ‘We have never experienced this kind of rain before,’ an official at the Japanese Meteorological Agency said.