A look at the headlines right now:

  1. At least 22 people killed in landslides, rain-related incidents in five districts of Kerala: Shutters of the Cheruhtoni reservoir in Idukki were opened after 26 years as the water level touched 2,398.80 feet.
  2. NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh elected Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson: Meanwhile, the Upper House passed the SC/ST Act amendment bill and reversed a Supreme Court order.
  3. Union Cabinet approves triple talaq bill amendment, magistrates can now grant bail: The inclusion of this provision was one of the demands of the Opposition parties.
  4. Can a murder accused still take oath to uphold Constitution, asks SC during hearing on criminalisation of politics: On the first day of the hearing, Justice RF Nariman suggested that special courts could be established to try cases of people who have filed nomination papers.
  5. Delhi Police arrest one person in connection with Kanwariyas vandalising a car in Moti Nagar: In Uttar Pradesh, a police officer showered rose petals on Kanwariyas from a helicopter.
  6. WhatsApp enforces restrictions on forwarded messages in India: It will roll out other measures to curb the spread of misinformation in a phased manner.
  7. Congress demands joint parliamentary committee investigation into Rafale deal: Meanwhile, Reliance Defence and Aerospace president denied allegations of nepotism.
  8. British Airways allegedly deplanes Indian family after child starts crying on board: The boy’s father, a bureaucrat in the central government, has accused the airline of racial discrimination.
  9. Internet service suspended in parts of Pune district, Maratha quota protestors stop traffic in some districts: A few domestic airlines have advised travellers to factor in extra time while travelling to and from airports.
  10. Indian official at United Nations accused of sexual misconduct, under investigation: The official, while still on the UN payroll, is no longer performing any active function, a spokesperson said.