A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president, dead at 90: Raul Castro, who announced his brother’s death, said he will be cremated on Saturday.
  2. CJI criticises Centre for not clearing judicial appointments, providing infrastructure for tribunals: TS Thakur said that around 500 posts are lying vacant in high courts across the country.
  3. Over 9,000 arrested as protesters destroy market, set vehicles ablaze during bandh in Jharkhand: The Opposition, which had called a strike against the passing of ‘anti-tribal’ amendments to Tenancy law, criticised the BJP government’s ‘dictatorial attitude’.
  4. Unexplained cash deposits to attract 50% tax, four-year lock-in: However, those who do not declare their unaccounted for money voluntarily will have to pay a higher tax and penalty of 90%.
  5. CBI arrests Samajwadi Party candidate in connection with wife’s death: Sara Tripathi died in a car crash in 2013. Though he was with her during the accident, he did not sustain any injuries, raising suspicion about the incident.
  6. Canada gets its first hijab-clad news anchor: Ginella Massa’s broadcast last week drew praise and criticism from various sections on social media.
  7. CBI not investigating the prime minister is a travesty of justice, says Aam Aadmi Party: The party said that while the agency had filed an FIR against its leader in alleged Waqf Board scam, it was not looking into the bribe allegations against Modi.
  8. Three Myanmar nationals charred to death in fire in Jammu and Kashmir: Officials said the cause of the blaze, which engulfed more than 100 hutments, has yet to be ascertained.
  9. West Bengal CID rescues 10 more infants, finds skeletal remains of newborns: The police have arrested 10 people in connection with the case.
  10. Baul singer arrested for helping steal Rabindranath Tagore’s Nobel medal: Investigators said Pradip Bauri provided shelter and helped the culprits escape in 2004.