A look at the headlines right now:

  1. CBI takes over investigation from state police into rapes at Muzaffarpur shelter home: The officers and employees of the shelter have been booked for mentally, physically and sexually exploiting several girl inmates.
  2. As many as 537 people have died due to floods and rain this monsoon, says government body: The Delhi government evacuated 1,000 families from low-lying areas near Yamuna river.
  3. We hope the new government in Pakistan will work to build a terror-free South Asia, says India: In its first reaction to the general elections in Pakistan, New Delhi said it welcomed that the people have reposed their faith in democracy.
  4. TRAI chief RS Sharma trolled on Twitter after he shares Aadhaar number in challenge to hackers: Ram Sewak Sharma said he challenged people to show him how their knowledge of his unique identity number could be used to harm him.
  5. At least 10 dead as 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Lombok island: About 40 people were injured and dozens of houses were damaged, officials said.
  6. Pregnant goat dies after being allegedly gangraped, eight men booked: The men were intoxicated while committing the crime, the police said.
  7. Mehul Choksi’s citizenship plea would have been rejected if we knew of the charges, says Antigua minister: Chet Greene told NDTV that his government would cooperate with India’s extradition request.
  8. Congress should be ‘backbone’ of united opposition front ahead of 2019 elections, says Omar Abdullah: PM Modi hit back at Rahul Gandhi at an event in Lucknow and said he takes ‘bhagidaar’ remark as a compliment.
  9. Pope Francis accepts resignation of key cardinal amid allegations of sexual abuse: Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington, has been ordered to go into seclusion for a ‘life of prayer and penance’.
  10. Union minister Ramdas Athawale joins chorus to remove Justice Goel as National Green Tribunal chief: Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag Paswan had spoken out against the appointment last week.