A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Police arrest key suspect in Kerala rape and murder case: A migrant labourer from Assam has reportedly confessed to killing the 29-year-old Dalit law student in Perumbavoor in April.
  2. Sheila Dikshit to be appointed Congress’ Punjab in-charge after Kamal Nath is removed, say report: The party has not formally announced the change yet.
  3. Barack Obama meets Dalai Lama amid strong opposition from China: Beijing had warned Washington against the meeting, and said such communication will send the wrong message to 'separatist forces', and can affect Sino-US ties.
  4. Sensex plunges over 300 points and Nifty trades below 8,120: Experts feel the slump was triggered by profit-booking following Thursday's market gains during a weak global market.
  5. LIGO scientists detect gravitational waves for the second time this year: The researchers also detected a third gravitational wave, one too weak to be recorded officially, that is helping them study the frequency of collisions.
  6. Supreme Court refuses to stay ‘Udta Punjab’ release, movie will be out on Friday: Earlier this week, the Bombay High Court had ordered the film be released as scheduled, with one cut and a fresh rating certificate.
  7. Ishrat Jahan files went missing in September 2009 when P Chidambaram was home minister: Panel report: The one-man team also noted that the view of the then law minister sought on the second affidavit, which removed Jahan's links with the LeT, was not recorded.
  8. Centre to fall back on buffer stocks and imports to deal with price rise of essential food items: The decision was taken on Wednesday when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met agriculture, food, urban development and commerce ministers and their secretaries.
  9. Team from Opposition to visit Kairana after inquiry finds holes in BJP claims: State investigators said only nine people from the list of 346 Hindus given by BJP’s Hukum Singh left the district because of harassment.
  10. Petrol price increased by 5 paise per litre, diesel by Rs 1.26 a litre: This is the fourth hike in the cost of fuel since May 1.