A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Polling ends in Punjab and Goa, 83% voter turnout recorded in Goa: Around 11 lakh voters will decide the next government in Goa, while 1.98 crore people will exercise their franchise in Punjab.
  2. Jayalalithaa’s former adviser Sheela Balakrishnan resigns: Two other top bureaucrats at the chief minister’s office were reportedly asked to resign – KN Venkataraman and A Ramalingam.
  3. US federal judge puts Donald Trump’s travel ban on hold: More than 60,000 visas have been revoked since January 27 when the executive order was signed barring people from seven majority-Muslim countries.
  4. Manipur blockade: Substantial progress made in negotiations, solution soon, says Centre: The Home Ministry will hold the next round of discussions with the Manipur government and the United Naga Council on February 7.
  5. Former Congress leader SM Krishna will join Karnataka BJP, says BS Yeddyurappa: The senior leader has yet to decide on the timing, said the president of the party’s state unit.
  6. 2012 Delhi gangrape: Supreme Court will hear affidavits challenging death sentence to convicts: The court agreed with the amicus curiae that proper procedure was not followed in awarding punishment.
  7. Governments working together to solve the case of Chinese soldier who crossed into India in 1963: He was released in 1969, after which he settled in a Madhya Pradesh village and married a local woman. He has three children.
  8. Chennai oil spill: Centre issues notice to port authorities, cleanup continues a week after incident: The Environment Ministry sought to know whether the Kamarajar Port had installed the required infrastructure to handle such crises, and what led to it.
  9. Swedish deputy PM trolls Donald Trump with all-women photo of her signing climate Bill: Isabella Lövin signed the legislation, which requires Sweden to end greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, surrounded by women team members.
  10. Sexy Durga wins Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam: The 85-minute horror-thriller movie is about a couple who hitch a ride with two men late at night in a small town in Kerala.