A look at the headlines right now:

  1. BSP protests in Uttar Pradesh over suspended BJP leader's derogatory remark against Mayawati: Police went to Dayashankar Singh's house in Ballia district to arrest him, but the former BJP state vice president was not traceable.
  2. No alternative to pellet guns, used as a last resort, says CRPF: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said in Parliament that the Centre will form an expert committee to look into the use of these pump-action guns.
  3. Supreme Court issues notices to Centre, Maharashtra government over validity of abortion laws: A petition filed by a victim of rape challenged the law that prescribes a cap of 20 weeks of pregnancy for abortions.
  4. Cabinet clears Bill empowering transgender persons, lists punishable offences against them: The legislation provides up to two years imprisonment for atrocities against members of the community.
  5. Flight MH370 investigators believe they have been looking in the wrong place: A new theory says the aircraft might have glided down, not dived, in its last minutes and landed beyond the area chalked out according to earlier calculations.
  6. KickassTorrents sites go offline, US arrests alleged owner: Artem Vaulin was booked for criminal copyright infringement and money laundering, while a federal court ordered seizure of all domains.
  7. Centre defends LPG calculations refuted by CAG report, clarifies savings from subsidy scheme: The Petroleum Ministry said it had blocked 3.34 crore bogus connections till April 2015 through 'intensive exercises' under its cooking gas policy.
  8. Teenager shot dead in Guatemala while playing Pokémon GO: Reports said 18-year-old Jerson Lopez de Leon was gunned down after he broke into a house in Chiquimula city to catch one of the virtual animals.
  9. Amazon beats Flipkart in retail app downloads in India: However, the Bangalore-based company is ahead of the American e-commerce giant in terms of monthly active users.
  10. Eight Hyderabad boys detained for burning three puppies alive, recording video of crime: A case was filed by an animal rights activist, however, the minors are likely to get away with just a fine.