A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Indian officials dismiss reports of Rajnath Singh’s speech in Pakistan being ‘blacked out’: The home minister earlier said terrorists are not martyrs, in an apparent jibe at Nawaz Sharif who had condemned Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani's killing.
  2. Not a victory for lieutenant governor or loss for Arvind Kejriwal, says Najeeb Jung on Delhi HC verdict: He said governing the National Capital Region as per the Constitution was vital, and the ruling clarified that 'incorrect things will have to be corrected’.
  3. 'Peepli Live' co-director Mahmood Farooqui given seven-year sentence for raping woman in Delhi: The complainant's advocate sought the maximum punishment of a life term, but his lawyer argued that they needed proof of 'aggravating circumstances' for that.
  4. Nita Ambani becomes first Indian woman elected to the International Olympics Committee: The founder of Reliance Foundation is the only individual member from the country in the governing body.
  5. Akhilesh Yadav accuses Opposition of tutoring Bulandshahr gangrape survivors: The chief minister said he wanted to know what the BJP was telling the two survivors and their family members victims ‘behind closed doors’.
  6. At least 42 feared swept away by Savitri River after Mahad bridge collapse: The figure is based on complaints received from friends and kin of those known to have been travelling the Mumbai-Goa route around the time the structure fell.
  7. RBI launches website to check illegal money pooling by firms: Apart from providing information about whether an entity is registered with any regulator, sachet.rbi.org.in will help people file and track their complaints.
  8. Mayawati announces compensation for Una assault victims, criticises BJP for attacks on Dalits: The BSP chief reportedly said the ruling party should ‘stop committing atrocities against Dalits as they are not going to tolerate it anymore’.
  9. Centre will try to roll out GST on April 1, 2017, says Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the prices of some commodities might drop after the new tax regime is put in place.
  10. Bank of England cuts interest rates for first time since 2009, after Brexit vote: The central bank cut its main lending rate to 0.25% from 0.5% and also launched two bond-purchasing schemes to ensure that banks continue lending.