A look at the headlines right now:
  1. At least 19 people killed in explosion at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester: At least 50 people were injured in the incident. The American singer’s spokesperson said she was ‘okay’.
  2. Bangladesh Nationalist Party urges Election Commission not to use EVMs in 2019 general elections: Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda assured the party leaders that the machines would not be used if any political party raised doubts about them.
  3. Army honours officer accused of using civilian as human shield in Jammu & KashmirChief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat gave Major Nitin Gogoi a commendation card. 
  4. Muslim law board says it will tell Qazis to advise grooms against triple talaq: The NGO said it would urge those getting married to exclude the provision for that method of divorce in marriage contracts. 
  5. NHRC seeks report from director general of police on Jharkhand lynching incident: The commission condemned the ‘unpleasant’ incident and said that the state’s law enforcing agencies have failed to carry out their duties.
  6. UP government recommends CBI inquiry into IAS officer’s death: The police filed a murder case against unidentified people.
  7. Arun Jaitley files another defamation suit against Kejriwal after Ram Jethmalani calls him a ‘crook’: The senior lawyer had said he used the word against the Union minister on specific instructions from the Delhi CM.
  8. Former Coal Secretary HC Gupta and two others sentenced to two years in prison: Managing director of Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd PK Ahluwalia will have to serve a three-year jail term in the same case.
  9. China maintains that India cannot join NSG: The foreign ministry spokesperson said China had not changed its mind about non-NPT countries joining the 48-member group.
  10. ‘Rajinikanth is not Tamil’, Fringe outfits protest after the actor hinted at joining politics: The police placed over 25 people under preventive custody on Monday.