A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz arrested after they land in Lahore: They were allowed to meet Sharif’s mother at the airport before being taken into custody.
  2. India, United States to hold ‘2+2 dialogue’ in September, says Nirmala Sitharaman: Washington had postponed the talks last month citing ‘unavoidable reasons’.  
  3. At least 85 people, including Balochistan Awami Party candidate, killed in blast in Pakistan: Earlier in the day, four people were killed in an explosion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Former Chief Minister Akram Khan Durrani’s convoy was the target.  
  4. Shia Waqf Board tells Supreme Court it is ready to part with one-third of the disputed Ayodhya land: The board’s Chairperson Waseem Rizvi said the Sunni Waqf Board does not represent Indian Muslims and claimed a mosque can never be built on the disputed site.  
  5. US court orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7 billion in case linking its powder to ovarian cancer: This is the largest payout the pharmaceutical giant has been ordered to give till date.  
  6. CBI charges BJP MLA accused in Unnao rape case with filing false case against complainant’s father: Kuldeep Singh Sengar is already in jail for allegedly raping the teenager in June 2017.  
  7. National Green Tribunal bars industries in Narela and Bawana from extracting groundwater: The Delhi Jal Board told the green court that the industries cannot be allowed to use groundwater because of serious depletion of water levels in these areas.  
  8. Donald Trump denies criticising Theresa May, says he will back any Brexit policy UK chooses: In an interview to The Sun, the US president questioned the British prime minister’s handling of United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.  
  9. Gujarat BJP vice president resigns after woman from Surat accuses him of rape: Jayanti Bhanushali said the allegation was a conspiracy to malign his image.  
  10. UN chief backs human rights body’s call for inquiry into alleged rights abuses in Kashmir: ‘Referring to the UNHRC report is like flogging a dead horse,’ said India’s envoy to the world body Syed Akbaruddin.