A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Maratha outfits call for shutdown in at least six districts in Maharashtra as protests continue: The shutdown will be observed in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Palghar, Raigad and Satara.
  2. Pakistan votes today for its next government amid tight security: The three key parties in the elections are Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf and the Pakistan Peoples Party.
  3. 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.
  4. Bihar Police say 29 inmates were sexually assaulted at shelter for girls in Muzaffarpur: The director general of police said there was no need for a CBI inquiry into the matter.
  5. Delhi High Court asks tax department to allow e-filing of returns without Aadhaar details: Taxpayers without an Aadhaar should be able to file returns online as the deadline to link it with PAN has been extended, the court said.
  6. 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.
  7. 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’.
  8. India is emerging as a global manufacturing hub, Narendra Modi says in Uganda: The prime minister added that India will open 18 new embassies in Africa.
  9. People should not blatantly rely on social media, says Chief Justice Dipak Misra: He said media should have its own guidelines for self-regulation and freedom of press is the ‘mother of all liberties’.
  10. Uttar Pradesh Police arrest two people after video shows minor girl being molested in Jhansi: A police inquiry found that the incident took place on July 12 but the girl had not filed a complaint.