A look at the headlines right now:

  1. We are ready to improve ties with India, says Imran Khan after claiming victory in polls: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chief said he was saddened by the way Indian media had portrayed him.
  2. DMK President Karunanidhi’s health on ‘slight decline’, say Tamil Nadu doctors: A team of medical professionals are providing hospital-level care to the veteran leader at his home, Kauvery Hospital in Chennai said.  
  3. West Bengal passes resolution to change state’s name to ‘Bangla’, Centre has to approve it: The move is an attempt to give West Bengal an advantage in meetings with other states, where an alphabetical order determines the order of discussion.  
  4. Centre extends deadline for filing Income Tax returns by one month to August 31: The announcement follows requests from several groups to push the deadline date from July 31.  
  5. Militant killed in gunfight with security forces in Kupwara, say Jammu and Kashmir Police: A joint team of the Army and state police conducted cordon and search operations in Handwara when militants opened fire.  
  6. CBI will investigate alleged violations by Cambridge Analytica, says Centre: Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government is taking action to curb violence triggered by social media posts.
  7. India wants to work with BRICS nations on fourth Industrial Revolution, says Narendra Modi: The prime minister also said technological innovations will help enhance service delivery and productivity levels during the BRICS summit in Johannesburg.
  8. One more suspect arrested in Gauri Lankesh murder case: The total number of arrested in the case is now 11.
  9. Second summons issued to former BJP MLA in rape case after he fails to appear before Gujarat police: Jayanti Bhanushali had been served the first summons on July 23 but he didn’t appear before the police.
  10. Crew of Indian vessel detained at UAE port will abandon ship on July 31, says captain: Captain Kumar Krishna said that they will be running out of food and drinking water by the end of this month.