Here is what’s making news right now:
1. Rights group writes to National Commission for Women seeking help to scrap triple talaq: The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan said the ‘misogynistic and patriarchal practice is un-Quranic’.
2. Sharp hikes in jet fuel and non-subsidised cooking gas prices, consumers brace for impact: In case of aviation turbine fuel, the revised rate will vary from airport to airport depending on taxes imposed in the states concerned.
3. Rahul Gandhi may take over as Congress president in the next few weeks, reports say: Sonia Gandhi reportedly told a top party leader that is was time to pass on the baton.
4. In Dadri lynching case, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath wants Mohammad Akhlaq’s family charged for cow slaughter: This comes a day after a forensic test report claimed that a meat sample found outside Akhlaq’s house was beef.
5. Rising instances of fake terror cases against Muslim youths concerning, says Law Minister Sadananda Gowda: The Union minister said the government is working towards reforming the legal provisions to deal with the problem.
6. 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.
7. Uttarakhand High Court asks CBI not to arrest CM Harish Rawat during preliminary probe into sting video case: The high court, however, refused to intervene in the investigation and asked the 68-year-old politician to cooperate with the agency.
8. With Narendra Modi’s backing, Raghuram Rajan likely to be reappointed the RBI governor: Rajan’s term as the head of the Reserve Bank of India ends in September.
9. 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.
10. 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.