A look at the headlines right now:

  1. SC allows women entry to Sabarimala temple, says exclusionary practices violate right to worship: The Travancore Devaswom Board said it was disappointed but will comply with the top court’s verdict.
  2. SC allows investigation into Bhima Koregaon violence to continue, extends activists’ house arrest by four weeks: Meanwhile, petitioners in the case said illegal acts of state functionaries ‘are also terrorism’
  3. SC reserves order on pleas urging judges to recuse themselves in Manipur alleged fake encounter cases: The petitions said Justices MB Lokur and UU Lalit should stop hearing the cases as they have called the accused police personnel murderers.   
  4. US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denies assault allegation: Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he will not be intimidated into withdrawing from the nomination process.  
  5. On Rafale deal, NCP leader Supriya Sule says Sharad Pawar also criticised the pact: Her statement came hours after senior Nationalist Congress Party leader Tariq Anwar quit the party in protest against Pawar’s apparent defence of Narendra Modi.  
  6. Four people convicted in 2011 Sangrampur spurious liquor tragedy: As many as 172 people died while several people were left visually impaired.
  7. ‘An English mind, not the language, is an illness,’ clarifies Vice President Venkaiah Naidu: The vice president added that the British colonisers created an inferiority complex among Indians.   
  8. Three years on, trial yet to begin in Dadri lynching case despite the case being heard in fast-track court: Mohammad Akhlaq’s family was forced to move out of the village and now lives in the Delhi cantonment area.  
  9. Medical shops closed as chemists protest against Centre’s move to regularise e-pharmacies: Currently, the e-pharma industry is less than 0.5% of the retail pharmacy landscape, but it is growing at an annual rate of over 100%.
  10. Tata Group retains iconic Taj Mansingh hotel in New Delhi Municipal Council auction: The group’s Indian Hotels Company Limited and ITC were the only firms that submitted bids.