A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Justice Srikrishna committee submits report on data protection to Centre: Srikrishna said the draft bill was prepared through an open process where stakeholders in the major information technology hubs were consulted.
  2. ‘I lawfully applied for Antiguan citizenship, wanted to expand business,’ says Mehul Choksi: An Opposition leader in Antigua and Barbuda has criticised the country’s prime minister for his silence over the scandal.
  3. 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.
  4. Supreme Court summons CBI director over delay in Manipur alleged fake encounter investigation: Additional Solicitor General Maninder Singh, who was appearing for the agency, told the bench that the CBI had not deliberately delayed the process.  
  5. At least 36 cows found dead at a cowshed in Delhi, government orders inquiry: The police said that initial investigation suggested that the bovines died of ‘some disease’.
  6. PM Modi, Xi Jinping agree to maintain ‘momentum’ in ties, Chinese defence minister to visit India: The leaders met on the sidelines of the the three-day Bric summit.
  7. Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church objected to the National Commission of Women’s proposal to ban practice of confession: The SC asked Kerala police to file status report within two weeks in church rape case.
  8. People should be informed about ill effects of using Ganga water, says National Green Tribunal: The tribunal asked the National Mission for Clean Ganga to install display boards indicating whether the water was fit for consumption or bathing.
  9. Amazon reports its highest-ever quarterly profit in April-June: The profit in the quarter was almost 12 times the figure the company reported in the same period last year.
  10. Longest lunar eclipse of the century tonight, but rain, clouds may block view in Delhi: The eclipse will start at 10.44 pm and end over six hours later, at 4.58 am on Saturday.