A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Neighbouring states seal borders with Chhattisgarh to ‘flush out’ Maoists behind Sukma ambush: Border areas of Odisha, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh have been put on high alert.
  2. CBI files FIR against former director Ranjit Sinha in coal scam case: He allegedly met a few prime accused at his house, and tried to influence the investigation into the case.
  3. Delhi University, IIT, AMU websites hacked by pro-Pakistan group: They posted messages promoting freedom for Kashmir, and against the Indian government.
  4. Why is the Delhi Police not taking action against TTV Dinakaran in EC bribery case, asks court: The judge said the ‘whole allegations’ were against the AIADMK leader.
  5. Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan accuses media of distorting MM Mani’s alleged remarks against women: The Opposition shouted slogans demanding the minister’s resignation for his comments, forcing the session to be adjourned for the day.
  6. Dozens of Islamic names banned in China’s Muslim-majority Xinjiang province, says report: Children with the prohibited names will not be eligible for household registration which is essential for accessing public school education.
  7. Faye Dunaway says she feels ‘guilty’ for Oscar’s Best Picture award error: The actor told NBC News she was ‘not angry’ but was ‘completely stunned’ by what had happened.
  8. BCCI rejects International Cricket Council chairperson Shashank Manohar’s revenue model proposal: The development indicates a deepening rift between the two organisations over the matter.
  9. Bombay High Court grants bail to Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur in 2008 Malegaon blast case: The bench denied relief to Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit, who was the other prime accused in the case.
  10. Where would Apple, IBM have been if they did not source best talent: Urjit Patel on H-1B visa rules: The RBI governor suggested the merger of some public sector banks would help in dealing with the problem of non-performing assets.