A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Congress authorises Rahul Gandhi to decide on alliances ahead of 2019 elections: The Congress president said the party will set up a group to handle tie-ups with other political parties.
  2. One killed, some injured as five-storey building collapses in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh: Two teams from the National Disaster Response Force are at the spot for rescue operations.
  3. Security forces kill three suspected militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam: The gunfight took place just a day after an abducted police constable was found dead.
  4. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis cancels temple visit after Maratha outfits threaten to protest: Fadnavis said the threat was disappointing and he would not jeopardise the security of 10 lakh pilgrims by visiting the temple on Monday.
  5. In attempt to allay concerns over Assam citizenship register, Rajnath Singh says no one will be harassed or put in detention centres: The home minister said the document, which will be published on July 30, is only a draft, and adequate opportunity for claims and objections will be given.
  6. Eight men charged for allegedly raping 16-year-old in Puducherry: The teenager knew one of the men, who had worked with her at a private firm.
  7. Several casualties in blast at Kabul airport after exiled vice president returns home: The explosion took place near the place where supporters were waiting to greet Abdul Rashid Dostum.
  8. Election candidate from Imran Khan’s party killed in suicide attack: The suicide bomber targeted Ikramullah Gandapur’s jeep when he was headed to an election meeting in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
  9. Civil outfits oppose Manipur government’s move to lift ban on liquor: The controversial Manipur Liquor Prohibition (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018, is likely to be passed by the state Assembly on Monday.
  10. One dead, 32 injured as scaffold, girders of under-construction hospital collapse in Chennai’s Taramani area: One of the rescued workers said that 50 of them were at the site during the accident.