A look at the headlines right now:

  1. DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s health is declining again, says hospital: Doctors said his response to treatment over the next 24 hours is crucial.
  2. Two dozen girls rescued from shelter home in Deoria, managers arrested for alleged trafficking: Eighteen girls are said to be missing from the institution.
  3. Election to the post of deputy chairperson of Rajya Sabha will be held on August 9, says Venkaiah Naidu: Parliament passed a bill to grant constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes, a bill that allows for death penalty or life imprisonment for people convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years. The Lok Sabha, meanwhile, passed the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill, 2018.
  4. Donald Trump admits his son met Russian officials in 2016 to seek information on Hillary Clinton: Earlier, the US president had claimed that the meeting was about the adoption of Russian children by Americans.
  5. CJI Dipak Misra likely to take up matter of Justice KM Joseph’s seniority with Centre: Some judges are said to have discussed the matter with Misra before the court started work on Monday.
  6. Indra Nooyi to step down as PepsiCo CEO in October after 12 years at the helm: Nooyi was the first woman to lead the multi-national corporation.
  7. Centre extends Extradition Act provisions to include Antigua and Barbuda: The development paves the way for India to initiate fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi’s extradition process.
  8. Supreme Court adjourns hearing of pleas challenging Article 35A: Repealing Article 35A would end India’s relationship with Jammu and Kashmir, said IAS officer Shah Faesal.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.