A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Collegium meetings should be recorded, says senior judge and member of the body: Citing lack of transparency, Justice J Chelameswar has informed Chief Justice of India TS Thakur that he will not be attending future meetings.
  2. Self-appointed guardians threatened by NDA's commitment to work for Dalits, says Narendra Modi: About UP polls, the prime minister said the poison of casteism and communal vote bank politics has done enough damage, hence BJP will focus only on development.
  3. Navjot Singh Sidhu forms Aawaaz-e-Punjab party along with Pargat Singh, Bains brothers: His wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu, a BJP lawmaker, said she will resign after her term is over if the party decides to continue its alliance with the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal in the state.
  4. Supreme Court cannot 'rewrite personal laws' or decide on validity of triple talaq, says Muslim board: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board said in an affidavit that Islam permitted the practice as 'the husband is in a better position to make a decision'.
  5. President Islam Karimov has died, confirms Uzbekistan government: The news came after much speculation over his health, with local media reports saying there were strong indications that the 78-year-old had died last week.
  6. Consider sharing Cauvery water with Tamil Nadu, Supreme Court tells Karnataka: It gave the Siddaramaiah government time till Monday to inform the court about the quantity of water that can be released to the neighbouring state.
  7. At least 10 killed, dozens injured in night market explosion in Davao city, Philippines: A spokesperson for the police said they believed the blast was caused by a bomb, and fire trucks and ambulances are at the location.
  8. Vietnam a 'central pillar' of India's Act East Policy, government says as Narendra Modi begins visit: Senior External Affairs Ministry official Preeti Saran said the prime minister’s trip to the country aims to strengthen bilateral ties in defence and trade.
  9. All India Trinamool Congress granted national party status, confirms Election Commission: Party Vice President Mukul Roy had earlier said that he had received an unofficial confirmation on the same from the monitoring body.
  10. Prove that investors were refunded Rs 18,000 crore: Supreme Court tells Sahara chief Subarata Roy: It also ordered market regulator SEBI to look into how the company was selling its properties abroad to raise money to secure bail for its head.