A look at the headlines right now:

  1. RSS did not request Yogi Adityanath’s appointment as Uttar Pradesh CM, says Venkaiah Naidu: The Union minister asserted that the right-wing body never interferes or suggests any names for the post and asked the Opposition to be ‘graceful in defeat’.
  2. Third Test ends in draw after stiff resistance from Australia’s Peter Handscomb, Shaun Marsh: India’s Ravindra Jadeja finished with a match haul of 9/178 on a pitch that largely favoured the batters.
  3. Idea Cellular, Vodafone India confirm merger to create India’s largest telecom company: Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group Kumar Mangalam Birla will head the merged entity.
  4. Missing Indian clerics return to New Delhi, say Pakistan daily falsely called them ‘RAW agents’: They said they were untraceable because they were meeting devotees in the interiors of Sindh, which does not have phone connectivity.
  5. ED attaches Zakir Naik’s assets worth Rs 18.37 crore: The National Investigation Agency has summoned the controversial preacher again, asking him appear at its headquarters on March 30.
  6. Uma Bharti says ministers are entitled to delay flights, stop traffic using red beacons: The Union minister’s comments follow the Punjab government’s move to ban government vehicles from using ‘lal battis’.
  7. Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on March 29, formally starting Britain’s exit from EU: European Council President Donald Tusk will present the draft Brexit guidelines to the remaining 27 states of the bloc within 48 hours.
  8. A hotel in Jaipur was sealed after cow vigilantes alleged that it served beef: Two employees of Hotel Hayat Rabbani were arrested after ‘gau rakshaks’ claimed they found bones of cows in the leftovers dumped in the trash.
  9. Respecting Indus Waters Treaty in the interest of both Delhi and Islamabad, says Pakistani minister: A 10-member Indian delegation is in the neighbouring country for bilateral talks on three controversial hydropower projects.
  10. Norway is the happiest country on Earth, finds UN agency report: India dropped four spots to rank 122nd in the study, which said the country was among 10 others witnessing the biggest happiness decline.