A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Former liquor baron Vijay Mallya gets bail after his arrest in London: ‘Usual Indian media hype. Extradition hearing in Court started today as expected,’ he said on Twitter.
  2. Sasikala and family will be sidelined to merge AIADMK factions, says Finance Minister: D Jayakumar said a committee would be set up to start the process.
  3. Government and NGT are responsible for damaging Yamuna floodplains, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: The Art of Living Foundation has blamed authorities for allowing his organisation to hold the World Culture Festival. 
  4. UK will hold its general election early, on June 8, says Theresa May: The prime minister said her decision for early polls was triggered by the need to ensure a smooth exit from the European Union. 
  5. Wildlife trafficking occurs in almost 30% of protected areas, says WWF report: The environment organisation called for urgent steps to counter the illegalities.  
  6. Hyderabad reels under severe heat, mercury rises to 10-year high of 43 degrees Celsius: The Indian Meteorological Department has issued an alert for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh till Wednesday.  
  7. Former Delhi Congress stalwart Arvinder Singh Lovely joins BJP: His departure has increased anger against Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken who has been blamed for ‘irregularities’ in ticket distribution for the civic polls.
  8. Fix train delays or face action, Suresh Prabhu tells Railway officials: He has asked zonal heads to deploy senior officials on night duty to ensure that trains were running on time.
  9. Zakir Naik has held permanent residence status in Malaysia for at least 5 years, says deputy PM: The country will cooperate with India on investigations involving the televangelist, Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said.
  10. SC issues notice to Centre on plea that wants Vande Mataram made mandatory in schools, colleges: The government has been asked to reply within four weeks.