A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Evidence suggests that Alwar lynching victim died in police custody, says Rajasthan home minister: Gulab Chand Kataria said it was a mistake by the police to keep the injured at the police station for so long. 
  2. I expected my successor to fulfil promises I made to Andhra Pradesh, says former PM Manmohan Singh: Singh said the UPA government’s commitment to Andhra Pradesh had been discussed with Arun Jaitley, who was leader of the Opposition at the time.   
  3. CBSE denies that personal details of NEET candidates have been leaked: The board said that the allegation seemed to be the ‘handiwork of certain unscrupulous persons with the objective of duping the public’.
  4. Hundreds missing, several feared dead after under-construction dam collapses in Laos: The collapse led to flash floods across six villages in the southern part of the country, leaving more than 6,600 people homeless.   
  5. Lok Sabha clears amendments to Prevention of Corruption Act: The lower house adjourned its Monsoon Session proceedings for 11 am on Wednesday soon after passing the bill.   
  6. Twelve people killed in rain-related incidents in Odisha, 6 districts on alert as flood threat looms: Officials said at least four lakh people across 62 blocks in 14 districts have been affected.    
  7. Sensex closes at all-time high, Nifty above 11,000 on capital inflows, rising global markets: Foreign investors bought shares worth Rs 259.37 crore, and local investors Rs 124.82 crore.   
  8. Sabarimala ban not anti-women as some temples also forbid men, Devaswom board tells Supreme Court: Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that customs and norms should be anchored in fundamental rights and duties.   
  9. Piyush Goyal dismisses Rahul Gandhi’s claim that Indian funds in Swiss banks have increased: The finance minister said Indian deposits in these banks had in fact reduced by 34% in 2017.    
  10. Special CBI court in Kerala finds five policemen guilty in 2005 custodial death case: Two of the police officers found guilty of murder had apprehended the deceased and crushed his thighs with a metal pipe, the CBI said.