A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf is single-largest party in Pakistan polls, but will need allies: We are ready to improve ties with India, he said after claiming victory on Thursday.
  2. Senior AIADMK leaders, Kamal Haasan visit ailing DMK leader Karunanidhi: Doctors have said the veteran leader’s health is on a ‘slight decline’.  
  3. Heavy rain continues in Delhi-NCR, Yamuna flows close to danger mark: Rescue boats have been kept on standby while officials have been asked to monitor the low-lying areas.  
  4. NHRC issues notices to Centre, Delhi government over reported starvation deaths: The human rights panel ordered the Delhi chief secretary and the ministry’s secretary to submit a report on the matter within four weeks.
  5. Merger of Idea Cellular and Vodafone India gets final government approval: The two firms will now approach the Registrar of Companies to complete the last leg of formalities.
  6. SC asks state police to file status report within two weeks in Kerala church rape case: The National Commission of Women recommended that the practice of confessions in churches should be abolished.
  7. Genetically-modified processed food products being sold widely in India illegally, says study: The Centre for Science and Environment tested 65 randomly-selected samples of which 31% tested positive.
  8. Status quo prevails in Doklam, India reiterates after US lawmaker claims otherwise: A US Congresswoman claimed that China had ‘quietly resumed’ its activities in the region.
  9. 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.
  10. Narendra Modi meets South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on sidelines of BRICS summit: The prime minister also met Russian President Vladimir Putin.