A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Toll in rain-related incidents in Kerala rises to 29, red alert issued for Idukki, Wayanad districts: More than 53,000 people are now housed in 439 relief camps across the state, officials said.
  2. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan praises ‘productive and satisfactory’ Monsoon Session: The Upper House expunged PM Modi’s comment on Congress MP BK Hariprasad from its records, and the triple talaq bill was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha.
  3. Industrial output rose 7% in June due to improved growth across sectors, shows government data: Output in all three sectors – manufacturing, mining and electricity – improved more than 6% as compared to the year-ago month.
  4. Imran Khan will take oath as Pakistan prime minister on August 18, says his party: Earlier in the day, the Election Commission of Pakistan accepted his apology for violating the secrecy of the ballot during elections.
  5. SC issues notice to Talwars on CBI’s appeal against their acquittal in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: The court tagged the investigation agency’s appeal with the one filed by Hemraj’s wife Khumkala Banjade.
  6. At least 185 people arrested in Pune for violence and vandalism during Maratha protests: Twenty people were arrested in Aurangabad for damaging public property vehicles; a police officer said all the accused were ‘outside elements’.
  7. ‘Lie and encourage others to lie is BJP’s model,’ says Rahul Gandhi in Raipur: The Congress president also claimed that women were not safe in BJP-ruled states.
  8. ‘We will treat further sanctions as a ‘declaration of economic war,’ Russian PM warns US: The statement came days after the United States announced a new round of sanctions on Russia for allegedly using nerve gas to poison a double agent.
  9. Nearly 200 students taken to hospital in Mumbai after girl dies allegedly from medicine poisoning: Reports say the children took ill after being given iron and folic acid tablets but municipal authorities attributed the death to a ‘history of vomiting blood’.
  10. People have the right to protest, says United Kingdom on pro-Khalistan rally in London: India has objected to the rally, calling it a separatist activity that impinges on the country’s territorial integrity.