A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Alwar attackers claimed they had MLA’s support, lynching victim’s friend tells police: Rakbar Khan’s autopsy report said he died of shock and injuries from a ‘blunt weapon’.
  2. Pro-reservation Maratha outfits call for shutdown in Maharashtra after protestor dies: Protestors have demanded a criminal case against the chief minister after Kakasaheb Shinde jumped into a river and died.  
  3. CBI inquiry into Muzaffarpur rapes if Bihar government recommends, Rajnath Singh tells Lok Sabha: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till 2 pm as Opposition MPs shouted slogans against black money in Swiss bank accounts.  
  4. At least 50 people dead in wildfires in resort town near Athens, over 150 injured: Cyprus and Spain offered assistance after Greece sought help from its European Union partners.  
  5. Four passengers die, some injured after falling off a crowded suburban train in Chennai: Those injured were taken to hospital in a critical condition.  
  6. Media reports claim David Headley attacked in US jail, but his lawyer denies it: John Theis, who represented the 26/11 attacks convict, said he had no information that his client was assaulted.  
  7. SC extends stay on criminal defamation proceedings against The Wire till August 8: The website had moved the top court after the Gujarat High Court refused to quash the case in February.  
  8. Uttar Pradesh government submits draft vision document on protection of Taj Mahal to Supreme Court: The state government suggested that the precinct of the monument be declared a no-plastic zone and polluting industries in the region be closed.  
  9. UK decides against separate law to counter caste discrimination in Indian community: On Monday, the government released the conclusions of a public consultation that ran for nearly six months in 2017.  
  10. Justice AK Goel’s appointment as National Green Tribunal chief sends wrong message, says Ram Vilas Paswan: The Union minister said several Dalit MPs of the NDA had expressed their concern over this as Goel was a part of the SC bench that diluted SC/ST Act.