A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Karunanidhi buried with full state honours next to mentor Annadurai at Marina Beach in Chennai: Two people were killed and several injured in stampede-like incidents outside Rajaji Hall when Karunanidhi’s body was kept there.
  2. Bihar Social Welfare Minister Manju Verma resigns: Earlier in the day, an accused in the Muzaffarpur rape case denied having links with the minister and her husband, and claimed that he was being framed.
  3. Dalit outfits call off nationwide shutdown as Lok Sabha has passed SC/ST amendment bill: The All India Ambedkar Mahasabha, an umbrella organisation of Dalit outfits, said the passage of the amendments marked its ‘first milestone’.
  4. What public good does the law on adultery serve, Supreme Court asks Centre: The top court reserved its verdict on the validity of Section 497 of the Indian Penal Code.
  5. India and Pakistan would have remained united had Nehru let Jinnah become PM, says the Dalai Lama: The spiritual leader told students in Goa that a “self-centred” Jawaharlal Nehru wanted to become India’s first Prime Minister.
  6. Competition Commission clears Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart: In May, multinational retailer Walmart had acquired 77% stake in the Indian e-commerce firm for nearly $16 billion.
  7. 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.
  8. Delhi High Court decriminalises begging in the national Capital: However, provisions of the Bombay Prevention of Begging Act that do not directly or indirectly criminalise the practice need not be struck down, it said.
  9. Jharkhand withdraws direct benefit transfer scheme for food subsidy after problems in implementation: The pilot scheme was launched in Nagri block, near capital Ranchi, in October last year.
  10. Tokyo Medical University admits it rigged exams to keep women out: The institution wanted fewer female doctors as it believed motherhood would either shorten or end their careers.