A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Supreme Court strikes down adultery law, says Section 497 is ‘absolutely manifestly arbitrary’: Justice DY Chandrachud said Section 497 treats women as chattel and destroys their dignity, deprives them of agency, autonomy and dignity.  
  2. Antigua has assured to cooperate in extraditing Mehul Choksi to India, says MEA: Foreign Minister of Antigua and Barbuda Chet Greene told Sushma Swaraj that the extradition process has to go through legal and court process in his country. 
  3. Centre says it will conduct inter-ministerial consultation on impact of Supreme Court’s Aadhaar order: Union Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad described the Supreme Court’s verdict as historic.  
  4. One soldier and a militant killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag: Internet services were suspended in the district in the wake of the encounter.Internet services were suspended in the district in the wake of the encounter. 
  5. Scroll.in wins two golds at WAN-IFRA’s South Asian Digital Media Awards: Scroll.in wins top awards for best news website and best use of online video for ‘Your Morning Fix’.  
  6. Former Chhattisgarh BJP leader Kailash Murarka surrenders before court in alleged sex CD case: Murarka, who was named an accused in the CBI chargesheet, was later released on bail. 
  7. National Conference expels eight workers for violating party’s boycott of local body polls in Jammu and Kashmir: Party leader Devender Singh Rana said the decision to boycott polls was taken ‘overt and covert’ attempts were being made to fiddle with Article 35A.  
  8. ACs, footwear, flying to get costlier as Centre increases customs duties on 19 items: The government said it has raised customs duties on these items to curb non-essential imports in an effort to narrow the current account deficit.  
  9. Punjab Police allegedly force woman to lie atop jeep, parade her around village in Amritsar: Jaswinder Kaur, who fell off the vehicle and then fled, said the police had earlier raided her home to arrest her father-in-law.  
  10. Donald Trump accuses China of trying to meddle in US midterm elections: The president asked other countries on the United Nations Security Council to ensure that Iran never possesses a nuclear bomb.