A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Supreme Court to hear petition against arbitrary arrests of rights activists at 3.45 pm: Pune Police raided the homes of several activists on Tuesday morning and arrested five of them. 
  2. Telugu Desam Party leader Nandamuri Harikrishna dies in road accident in Telangana: Harikrishna was driving to Kavali in Nellore district when the car crashed into a road median on Nalgonda Highway.  
  3. Arrested terror suspects wanted to target Sunburn festival in Pune, say Maharashtra Police: A court in Mumbai extended the police custody of four of the accused by a week.
  4. Gunfight under way between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag, say police: Internet connection was suspended in several parts of Anantnag and Kulgam districts following the encounter.
  5. Delhi BJP spokesperson puts up poster calling Rajiv Gandhi the ‘father of mob lynching’: Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga said he put up the poster because Congress chief Rahul Gandhi claimed that his party was not involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.
  6. Food grain output will rise to a record 284 million tonnes in 2017-’18, says Ministry of Agriculture: The production in the 2016-’17 financial year was a record 275.11 million tonnes.
  7. Centre asks states to ban manufacture, sale of e-cigarettes: The ministry’s advisory comes a week after the Delhi High Court ordered it to take regulatory measures to control the sale of e-cigarettes.  
  8. Adani Group moves court to stall India’s requests for overseas help in investigation, says report: A group firm moved the Bombay High Court to get all letters rogatory by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence to other countries quashed.
  9. Heavy rainfall, landslides hit parts of Kodagu district in Karnataka: At least 17 people have been killed and 2,200 houses damaged over the past two weeks.
  10. TV journalist hacked to death at her home in Bangladesh: Police said unidentified men rang the doorbell and attacked the woman when she opened the door.