A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Karunanidhi to be buried at Marina Beach after Madras HC accepts DMK’s plea: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his respects to the former Tamil Nadu chief minister at Rajaji Hall in Chennai.  
  2. Supreme Court asks J&K to reply to claims that Kathua case activist Talib Hussain was tortured in custody: The Jammu and Kashmir state government has a week to reply to the notice.  
  3. Kansas man gets 3 more life sentences for killing Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla: Adam Purinton, a 53-year-old Navy veteran, reportedly yelled ‘get out of my country’ before fatally shooting the techie at a bar in February 2017. 
  4. Maratha quota agitators in Maharashtra’s Beed district pull out of Thursday’s bandh: The statewide organisers have decided to exclude Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Parli from the strike.  
  5. Kanwariyas caught on video vandalising car after it brushes past one of them in West Delhi: The group was seen breaking the car’s windows and doors with rods and sticks before turning it on its side.  
  6. NASA to launch spacecraft that will fly into the sun’s outer orbit: The probe will travel to within 3.8 million miles of the sun’s surface, closer than any other spacecraft before it, said the agency.
  7. JNU faculty has voted in favour of removing vice chancellor, says teachers’ body: In a ‘referendum’, the faculty voted 279 to eight in favour of removing Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar.  
  8. Former Malaysian PM Najib Razak faces new charges of money laundering: Last month, the former prime minister was charged with three counts of money laundering.. 
  9. UP CM Adityanath admits Deoria officials failed to shut shelter, orders CBI inquiry: The chief minister said a special investigation team and a special task force has been set up to prevent tampering of evidence.  
  10. IMF says India’s GDP growth rate will be 7.3% in 2018-’19, 7.5% in 2019-’20: But the world body added that inflation and current account deficit will also widen in this financial year.