A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘Do we belong here?’ asks Kansas engineer’s wife as she returns to the US while appealing for peace: Sunayana Dumala also appealed to heads of tech giants to help end hate crimes like the one that killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla.
  2. Karnataka government has dropped Bengaluru steel flyover plan, says state minister: Unconfirmed reports said the decision to scrap the Rs 1,791-crore project was made in light of recent corruption allegations against the Congress.
  3. Police arrest man for threatening to kill Alia Bhatt unless Mahesh Bhatt pays him Rs 50 lakh: The accused, identified as Sandeep Sahu, had claimed to be a gang leader in Uttar Pradesh.
  4. Indus Valley should now be called the Sarasvati river civilisation, says Haryana, reports The Indian Express: The state believes it had proved the ‘lost’ river’s existence by excavating its supposed path and making water flow through it.
  5. Only unmarried women can apply to these Telangana residential colleges as ‘husbands are distracting’: Students are unable to concentrate as their classmates’ partners visit them frequently, an official said.
  6. The two PWC accountants responsible will no longer work for the Academy Awards after Oscars mix-upBrian Cullinan and Martha L Ruiz had tabulated the votes and handed over the envelopes with the winners’ names at the ceremony.
  7. Positive GDP numbers and global cues push Sensex, Nifty to 52-week highs: Analysts believe the Assembly election results will determine the next direction for the markets.
  8. BJP sacks Bengal women’s wing secretary after her arrest in child trafficking case: State unit chief Dilip Ghosh alleged it was a conspiracy hatched by the Trinamool Congress to malign their leaders.
  9. Scientists confirm Antarctica’s highest temperatures ever, will track climate change using them: A UN agency released three new figures to support the study of weather patterns and the impact of global warming in the isolated region.
  10. Price of non-subsidised LPG raised by Rs 86, the steepest such hike ever in India: Subsidised cooking gas saw a marginal increase of 13 paise to now cost Rs 434.93 per 14.2-kg cylinder.