A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Three new Supreme Court judges, including Justice KM Joseph, take oath: The appointment notification has placed KM Joseph at third position even though he was the first to be recommended for elevation.
  2. DMK chief M Karunanidhi’s health is declining again, says hospital: Doctors said his response to treatment over the next 24 hours is crucial.
  3. UK Green Party MP backs pro-Khalistan event in London: A group called Sikhs for Justice will hold a rally on Sunday in support of a referendum in 2020 for an independent Sikh homeland.  
  4. Two dozen girls rescued from shelter home in Deoria, managers arrested for alleged trafficking:Eighteen girls are said to be missing from the institution.
  5. 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.
  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. Parliament passes bill allowing death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below 12 years: Lok Sabha passed the Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribes Amendment Bill
  8. SC lawyer claims key witness in Kathua case tortured in custody, police say Talib Hussain hit himself: Supreme Court advocate Indira Jaising said Talib Hussain, who was arrested last week, sustained skull injuries.
  9. 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.
  10. Two dead, 56 injured after truck carrying inflammable goods explodes in accident in Bologna: The explosion led to a partial collapse of a bridge.