A look at the headlines right now:

  1. No-confidence motion against government accepted in Lok Sabha on first day of Monsoon Session: Meanwhile, the Rajya Sabha was adjourned soon after proceedings began. 
  2. Three killed as two buildings collapse in Greater Noida, many feared trapped: Four teams of the National Disaster Response Force and the police are carrying out rescue operations.
  3. ‘Has BJP started Taliban in Hinduism,’ asks Shashi Tharoor day after attack on his office in Kerala: The Congress MP asked who has given the saffron party the right to decide that he is not a Hindu or that he does not have the right to stay in the country.
  4. British Prime Minister Theresa May wins crucial vote on EU customs union after Brexit: May fought off an attempt by rebel Conservative MPs to keep open the option of Britain entering into a customs union with the EU after Brexit. 
  5. At least seven injured as police baton charge protestors at Manipur University: The demonstrators were demanding that Vice Chancellor Adya Prasad Pandey be sacked over alleged malpractices and administrative negligence.
  6. Lawyer representing rape accused in Kathua case made additional advocate general in Jammu & Kashmir HC: Aseem Sawheny said he had not appeared in the case since July 2 and that his father was the main counsel. 
  7. ‘Deeply disappointed’, says OHCHR on Indian government’s reaction to report on Kashmir: The UN body said the Indian authorities dismissed the report ‘without examining it and responding to the very serious concerns about human rights in Kashmir’.
  8. Marriage does not oblige a woman to have a physical relationship with her husband, says Delhi HC: The court said both the woman and the man have the right to refuse to have sex.
  9. Rahul Gandhi backs Jammu and Kashmir IAS officer being investigated for comments about rape culture: The Congress president said it was ‘extremely troubling’ that the state government was investigating Shah Faesal for voicing his opinions.
  10. Centre has decided to drop controversial FRDI Bill, says report: A ‘bail-in’ clause in the bill has reportedly led to panic cash withdrawal from banks.