Here’s what’s making news at the moment:

  1. Uttarakhand sting video: Court asks CBI not to arrest CM Harish Rawat during preliminary probe: The high court, however, refused to intervene in the investigation and asked the 68-year-old politician to cooperate with the agency.
  2. 17-year-old from Rajasthan commits suicide in Kota, 10th case this year: Nirmal Yogi was enrolled with a coaching institute and lived in a rented accommodation in the town.
  3. India posts fastest GDP growth in five years at 7.6%: The growth rates of 9.3% in the manufacturing sector and 2.3% in the farming sector were the main contributors to the economic spike in the fourth quarter of 2015-’16.
  4. Petrol price hiked by Rs 2.58 per litre and diesel by Rs 2.26 a litre: In Delhi, petrol will now cost Rs 65.60 a litre, while one will have to shell out Rs 53.93 for every litre of diesel.
  5. SoftBank is selling $7.9 billion in Alibaba stocks in an effort to ease its debts: The Japanese company’s stake in the Chinese e-commerce giant will decrease to 28% from 32.2% after the move.
  6. Mark Zuckerberg will Facebook video call International Space Station astronauts today: The 20-minute interaction can be watched live on Nasa's official page on the social networking website at 21.25 pm from India.
  7. Tennis: Two major upsets marked a rainy Tuesday at the French Open: Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska crashed out of the tournament after a shock defeat to Tsvetana Pironkova in the fourth round.
  8. Meat found outside Mohammad Akhlaq’s house in Dadri lynching case was of cow or its progeny, says new lab report: Uttar Pradesh police chief Javed Ahmed said that this "does not diminish the case as murder is an offence”.
  9. Death of Congolese student in Delhi not a racial attack, says Sushma Swaraj: The external affairs minister met with a delegation of African students, during which she assured them that the Centre will initiate sensitisation programmes.
  10. Muslim student from Sangh Parivar school tops Class 10 examination in Assam: Sarfaraz Hussain is also fluent in Sanskrit and has bagged several awards by writing essays in the language, besides the all-Guwahati Gita recitation contest.