A look at the headlines right now.

  1. Wholesale price inflation rose to 5.77% in June, the highest since December 2013: Prices of potato were 99% higher in June over the corresponding month in 2017.
  2. Former PM Nawaz Sharif, family members file appeal challenging verdict in corruption case: Leaders of Nawaz Sharif’s party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz were charged with terrorism and inciting violence for defying a ban on holding public rallies before Sharif’s arrival.
  3. ‘Sacred Games’ row: Delhi High Court says actors cannot be held liable for their dialogues: The court also asked the advocate who filed the PIL to justify why it is of interest to the public.
  4. News media is enemy of people, says Donald Trump ahead of summit with Russian president: The United States president said he had low expectations from the meeting with his counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
  5. Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response to plea seeking ban on green ‘un-Islamic’ flags: The green flag with a crescent and a star is being used with ‘utmost impunity’, the petition by the Shia Waqf Board chairperson said.
  6. MNS workers vandalise public works development office in Navi Mumbai over pothole deaths: This comes a day after a state minister said the roads cannot be blamed entirely for accidents.
  7. Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore says Centre has no plan to control social media: His remarks came days after the Supreme Court said the government’s move to form a social media hub will be ‘like creating a surveillance state’.
  8. Vedanta asks employees working for Thoothukudi’s Sterlite Copper plant to return to work: An internal email circulated among the workers said company vehicles would pick them up from various places in Thoothukudi.
  9. Maharashtra government reduces height of proposed Shivaji statue to cut costs, reports The Indian Express: The new design will reduce the costs by Rs 338.94 crore.
  10. Kansas City Police kill man suspected of murdering Telangana student earlier this month: The man was shot dead after he opened fire at two undercover officers at the Sky-Vu Motel in the city, and then took refuge in a house.