A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Kerala transport minister resigns after local channel alleges he sought sexual favours: Malayalam channel Mangalam, which released the audio clip as their first bulletin, has claimed that AK Saseendran had used inappropriate language with a woman.
  2. Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in a gunfight in J&K’s Awantipora, a third escaped: Pulwana SSP Rayees Bhat and two other officials were on their way to a meeting when they had opened fire on them.
  3. One killed, 15 injured after gunman opens fire inside Cincinnati nightclub: The police said there were hundreds at Cameo Nightclub, Ohio, when the incident took place, and several had sustained life-threatening injuries.
  4. Kerala man assaulted in Australia’s Hobart city in an alleged racist attack: Li Max Joy said the teenagers had yelled ‘you bloody black Indians’ and beat him up at a McDonald’s outlet unprovoked.
  5. Nathan Lyon scalps four wickets as Australia restrict India to 248/6 on Day 2 in Dharamsala Test: The visitors fought back well in the last two sessions, after KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara scored half centuries.
  6. Months after 13-year-old Jain girl died fasting, Hyderabad Police drop case against her parents: Investigators said there was no evidence to prove that Aradhana Samdariya’s parents, who were booked for culpable homicide last October, had forced her to fast.
  7. Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA says he will break the limbs of those who kill cows, don’t say Vande Mataram: Vikram Saini has refused to apologise for his comments and has insisted that he has done no wrong.
  8. ‘The Danish Girl’ will not be aired on Indian TV as the censor board thinks it is too controversial: The CFBC has denied the film the required certification for television saying it is too sensitive for viewers and would have needed too many cuts.
  9. ‘New India’ is not a political party’s manifesto, says Narendra Modi on Mann ki Baat: The prime minister also lauded citizens for opting for cashless transactions, saying over 1.5 crore people had downloaded the Bhim app in the past few months.
  10. UK Parliament attacker acted alone, say police: There is a possibility we will never understand why he did this, said investigators.