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 invites Donald Trump to be guest at 2019 Republic Day, US has not yet responded: If Trump attends the parade, he will be the second US president after Barack Obama to do so.  
  3. 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.  
  4. 12 Russians indicted for 2016 US election hack ahead of Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin meet: This is the latest development in an ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the US presidential election.
  5. Where was the state machinery, asks Delhi High Court about the 1984 Sikh riots: The court was hearing the Central Bureau of Investigation’s plea against the acquittal of Congress leader Sajjan Kumar in one of the cases.  
  6. India, United States to hold ‘2+2 dialogue’ in September, says Nirmala Sitharaman: Washington had postponed the talks last month citing ‘unavoidable reasons’. 
  7. 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. 
  8. 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. 
  9. Five PDP leaders criticise Mehbooba Mufti for blaming Centre for rebellion in party: We are still in the party and want to reform it, one of the dissenting leaders told reporters. 
  10. Rs 2,000 crore diamond money laundering scam unearthed, four arrested in Mumbai: In a recent raid, diamonds worth Rs 1.2 crore were being declared worth Rs 156 crore.