A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Police official describes delay in taking victim to hospital as ‘error in judgement’: The Supreme Court agreed to hear a contempt petition against Rajasthan, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh governments
  2. Centre forms high-level panel to suggest ways to curb mob violence: The panel has four weeks to submit a report.  
  3. Bihar government waters down prohibition law, relaxes penalties: Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav criticised the state government’s decision claiming the changes are meant to benefit the rich.  
  4. Special Investigation team makes two more arrests in Gauri Lankesh murder case, nine in custody so far: The suspects, identified as Amit and Ganesh, will be in police custody until August 6.  
  5. ‘Is the finance minister sleeping?’ asks Bombay HC over shutdown of Debts Recovery Tribunal: The tribunal’s office has remained shut since a fire engulfed Scindia House, the building it was housed in on June 1.  
  6. Centre says sale and manufacture of Bharat Stage VI non-compliant vehicles will be banned from 2020: India is scheduled to switch to Bharat Stage VI in April 2020. 
  7. DMK asks governor to initiate action against CM Palaniswami over corruption allegations: MK Stalin cited the raids conducted by the Income Tax department over alleged tax evasion of more than Rs 160 crore by a highway construction firm.  
  8. Supreme Court allows Karti Chidambaram to travel abroad but places certain conditions: The top court asked former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s son to surrender his passport to the Enforcement Directorate upon his return.  
  9. Minister Piyush Goyal calls Rahul Gandhi ‘merchant of hate’ for targeting PM Modi: Goyal lashed out at the Congress president for saying the incident occurred in Narendra Modi’s ‘brutal New India’.
  10. Former Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti’s uncle resigns as PDP vice president: Mohammad Sartaj Madni has been criticised by dissident party leaders who have alleged that ‘coterie of close relations’ has brought PDP to the present crisis.