A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Maratha Kranti Morcha calls off shutdown: The shutdown to protest for reservation was observed in Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Palghar, Raigad and Satara.
  2. At least 31 killed, over 20 injured in blast in Quetta as voting in Pakistan continues: The country’s media regulatory authority has directed TV channels to stop airing election-related content and discussions.
  3. Hardik Patel, aides get bail soon after being sentenced to 2 years in jail in 2015 riots case: The Patidar leader and two of his associates have also been fined Rs 50,000 each.
  4. Madras HC sets aside trial court order discharging Maran brothers in BSNL telephone exchange case: The court ordered that charges be framed against them within 12 weeks.
  5. 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.
  6. Two suspected militants killed during encounter in Anantnag, say police: Mobile internet services were suspended in Anantnag district in view of the gunfight.
  7. 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.
  8. Businessman Mehul Choksi leaves US for Antigua, gets local passport, say reports: Choksi reached Antigua and Barbuda on July 8, local officials have reportedly told Indian investigators.
  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. Delhi High Court asks JNU to accept theses from five students penalised over sedition row: The court also directed the varsity to allow the students to continue their stay in hostels and to accept their applications for the next academic year.