1.  4.7 million Covid deaths in India in 2020-21, says WHO; Centre terms validity of models, methodology of data collection ‘questionable’
2. 800 Pakistani Hindus left India after failing to get citizenship, says advocacy group
3. Extreme heat impacting millions across India and Pakistan
4. ‘Science doesn’t lie, Modi does’: Rahul Gandhi on WHO excess deaths report
5. PM Modi to chair meeting on heatwave, monsoon season today
6. Bulldozer reaches Shaheen Bagh, but retreats in face of protests
7. India, Australia discuss ways to combat terrorism
8. Singapore bans ‘the Kashmir files’
9. Pro-Khalistan outfit Sikh for Justice claims attack on Punjab Police Intel HQ
10. Hope various communities will work together: UN spokesperson on Jodhpur communal tensions
11. Can’t ask citizens to get booked and approach us: SC on sedition law; govt says reconsidering it
12. Amit Shah: ‘Confident that AFSPA will soon be revoked from whole of Assam’
13. Khalistan flags hung at entrance of Himachal Assembly gate in Dharamsala
14. India repatriates Pakistani national via LoC
15. Punjab Police arrest BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga from Delhi

South Asia

1. Sri Lanka is the first domino to fall in the face of a global debt crisis
2. Sri Lanka tense after protesters torch leaders’ homes in night of unrest
3. Military rescues Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister in pre-dawn operation as violent clashes leave seven dead
4. Over 150 hospitalized following clashes
5. Mahanayake Theras condemn brutal attack on peaceful protestors
6. PM Hasina urges US companies to boost investment in Bangladesh
7. Bangladesh economy grows 7.25% in FY22: BBS
8. Bangladeshi children leaving school to work due to climate crisis
9. Cyclone Asani to intensify in next 24 hours, Bangladesh issues alert
10. Bangladesh extends currency swap option to boost Lanka’s depleting reserves