A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Rupee again hits record low against the US dollar: The currency opened at 69.84 against the US dollar on Tuesday morning and soon fell to 70.07.  
  2. Madras High Court orders CBI inquiry into police firing during anti-Sterlite protests: Thirteen people protesting against the expansion of a copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi were killed by the police on May 22 and May 23.  
  3. Two Pakistani soldiers killed in retaliatory fire in Kupwara, claims Indian Army: The Army had said on Monday that an Indian soldier was killed while attempting to foil an infiltration bid in Tangdhar sector.
  4. Congress, Dalit organisations protest against alleged burning of a copy of the Constitution in Delhi: The Congress said the people responsible for the act should be booked for sedition.    
  5. Nine more people arrested for vandalising a car in Delhi’s Moti Nagar last week: The police have so far arrested 11 people in connection with the incident.
  6. Uttarakhand High Court appoints itself legal guardian of cows in the state: The court also banned the slaughter of cattle and the sale of beef, and directed the state to register cases against those who abandon cows.
  7. Centre denies China is printing Indian currency: A news report on Monday said China was printing foreign currency on a massive scale to meet high demands from countries such as India, Thailand and Brazil.  
  8. Aero India not being shifted out of Bengaluru, clarifies Union minister Ananth Kumar: His statement came hours after Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy wrote to the Centre about the matter.  
  9. Rashtriya Lok Samta Party leader shot dead in Bihar’s Vaishali district: People protesting against the murder set a police station on fire after the police fired at them and injured seven protestors.  
  10. Shimla receives highest rainfall recorded in August in 117 years, says weather department: While the city received 172.6 mm rain on Monday, Himachal Pradesh received 73.8 mm rainfall on Monday – the highest in seven years.