A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Voting begins in Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh: Polling for Karnaprayag seat in the hilly state will be held on March 9, while in Uttar Pradesh there were reports of glitches in some of the EVMs.
  2. Isro launched a record 104 satellites from Sriharikota today: The Indian space agency’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle is carrying a payload of 103 nano satellites and an Earth observation instrument.
  3. SC refuses to give Sasikala more time to surrender, as AIADMK appoints her nephew deputy party chief: She is expected to surrender before the trial court in Bengaluru today.
  4. Centre threatens to blacklist BBC correspondent for film on anti-poaching policy in Kaziranga: The documentary, Killing for Conservation, shows that rangers are allowed to shoot people.
  5. North Korean leader’s half-brother assassinated in Malaysia: Two suspected North Korean agents stabbed Kim Jong-nam with ‘poisoned needles’, South Korea’s Yonhap News said.
  6. Rohith Vemula’s mother given 15 days to prove that she is a Dalit, or face action: The family is thinking of moving court against the District-Level Scrutiny Committee report that has concluded that their Scheduled Caste certificate was fake.
  7. Tata Motors Q3 net profit falls 96% because of Jaguar Land Rover’s poor show: The October-December is the period when the company had faced controversies such as Cyrus Mistry’s ouster.   
  8. Theresa May rejects petition against Donald Trump’s UK visit: The British prime minister said the invitation to the US president underscored ‘the importance of the relationship’ between the two countries.
  9. Ola, Uber drivers continue their strike in NCR for the sixth day: State Transport Minister Satyendra Jain on Tuesday had met private cab owners and protesting drivers’ unions.
  10. It’s official – Justin Bieber will perform in Mumbai on May 10: The Canadian singer will be visiting two other Asian cities – Tel Aviv and Dubai – as part of his ‘Purpose’ World Tour 2017.