A look at the headlines right now.

  1. Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies in Kolkata at 89: Chatterjee, who was suffering from kidney-related ailment, was put on ventilator support on Sunday after he suffered a heart attack.
  2. Week after Karunanidhi’s death, elder son Alagiri claims support of cadre loyal to his father: The announcement is being seen as Alagiri’s first moves to jostle for prominence in the party once more. He was expelled from the DMK in 2014.
  3. Indian rupee hits record low as domestic indices suffer because of Turkish lira crisis: Asian markets took a tumble as the Turkish currency fell almost 9% due to worsening relations with the United States.
  4. Two priests accused in Kerala rape case surrender in court: Last week, the Supreme Court ordered Father Sony Verghese and Father Jaise K George to surrender by August 13.
  5. Next summit between North and South Korea to be held in Pyongyang in September: The decision was made after a high-level meeting between the two countries on Monday.
  6. One more woman accuses director of private hostel in Bhopal of raping her: The Congress alleged that the state government had provided a grant to a boys’ hostel run by Ashwini Sharma, who was arrested on Thursday.
  7. Journalists protest outside Manipur CM’s bungalow after colleague is arrested for Facebook posts: Kishorechandra Wangkhem, a journalist with ISTV network, was arrested on Thursday for allegedly writing inflammatory social media posts.
  8. Telangana BJP MLA resigns from party, accuses it of not aiding his efforts to protect cows: T Raja Singh, who represents Goshamahal in the Assembly, said he had resigned as he did not want to embarrass the party.
  9. Several commuters in Himachal Pradesh stranded as landslides block highways: At least nine people have reportedly died in rain-related incidents.
  10. Indian diaspora groups hold rally to counter pro-Khalistan public meeting in London: More than 2,000 people took part in an event at Trafalgar Square in support of an independent Sikh nation.