A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘I am not scared of being seen with industrialists,’ says Modi as he launches 81 projects in Lucknow: The prime minister said Uttar Pradesh will soon evolve into a trillion dollar economy.  
  2. CBI books officers and employees of Muzaffarpur shelter home: The agency has charged them with mentally, physically and sexually exploiting several girl inmates.  
  3. At least 14 dead as 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Lombok island: About 162 people are injured and more than 1,000 houses were damaged in the quake.  
  4. UIDAI refutes reports that people used telecom authority chief’s Aadhaar to fetch his personal data: Ram Sewak Sharma had shared his unique identity number and challenged people to show him an example of how it could be used to harm him.  
  5. Iran’s rial drops to record low ahead of re-imposition of US sanctions: In May, Washington had announced its withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Tehran.  
  6. Delhi government evacuates 1,000 families from low-lying areas near Yamuna river: Over 750 tents have been set up for these families.  
  7. Anna Hazare to go on hunger strike from October 2 to protest delay in appointing Lokpal: The social activist said the government did not have to will to curb corruption.
  8. Imran Khan will be sworn in before August 14, says party leader: Naeemul Haq said consultations were going on between his party and others to form the government.  
  9. Mob allegedly lynches tribal man in Gujarat’s Dahod district, injures another: The survivor claimed that the attackers suspected them to be thieves fleeing Kali Mahudi village.  
  10. Petrol bomb hurled at TTV Dinakaran’s car in Chennai, three people injured: The former AIADMK leader was not in the vehicle when the attack took place.