A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Two dozen girls rescued from shelter home in Deoria, managers arrested for alleged trafficking: Eighteen girls are said to be missing from the institution.
  2. Fourteen Maoists killed in encounter in Sukma, say Chhattisgarh Police: Sixteen weapons were recovered from the encounter site.
  3. Election to the post of deputy chairperson of Rajya Sabha will be held on August 9, says Venkaiah Naidu: The Lok Sabha was briefly adjourned after two members protested against the rapes at a shelter home in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district.
  4. Supreme Court adjourns hearing of pleas challenging Article 35A: The court will hear the petitions on August 27.
  5. ABP proprietor told me not to name Modi, I&B official said ‘anything can happen’, says PP Bajpai: ABP News’ satellite links were disrupted during the ‘Masterstroke’ show because of a report critical of the government, its former anchor wrote in The Wire.
  6. At least 91 people killed after earthquake strikes resort islands of Lombok and Bali: More than 100 aftershocks have been reported since the 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit the islands on Sunday night.
  7. Meghalaya Police set up checkpoints along Assam border to stop ‘undocumented immigrants’: The checkpoints have been established in the West Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi, Jaintia Hills and Garo Hills districts.
  8. Bangladeshi photographer Shahidul Alam detained for posts supporting student protests, say reports: The Detective Branch of Dhaka Police confirmed to a local news agency that they had picked up the social activist for interrogation..
  9. CPI(M) worker stabbed to death in Kerala’s Kasargod district: The ruling party alleged RSS and BJP workers were behind the killing, and called for a strike in Manjeswaram taluk on Monday afternoon.
  10. Saudi Arabia expels Canadian envoy, freezes all new trade ties with the country: Riyadh accused Ottawa of interfering it its internal matters after Canada expressed concern about the arrests of civil society and women’s rights activists.