A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Two Indian soldiers killed in exchange of fire with Pakistan near LoC, their bodies mutilated: The Indian Army said it would retaliate, though Pakistan has denied any wrongdoing.
  2. Supreme Court orders medical examination of Calcutta HC’s Justice CS Karnan: The high court judge said he was not willing to undergo any test and denied having a mental illness.
  3. Time has come to make more aggressive effort to deepen economic ties with Turkey, says Narendra Modi: Hydrocarbon, wind and solar energy common area of interest between the two countries, the prime minister said.
  4. Digvijaya Singh kicks up row  by saying, “Telangana Police has set up bogus site, is radicalising Muslim youths”: In a series of tweets, the senior Congress leader asked if the alleged operation had the approval of the chief minister.
  5. Militants kill five police and two bank officials in cash van heist in Kashmir: The attackers opened fire while the police personnel were in the van in Pumai village
  6. Gujarat BJP MP claims he was drugged and filmed after lawyer accuses him of rape: The Valsad legislator claimed the woman and her associates had threatened to release ‘objectionable’ photos of him if he did not give them Rs 5 crore.
  7. Former British PM Tony Blair says he will return to politics to fight Brexit: But the 63-year-old leader said he will not contest in the June 8 parliamentary elections.
  8. TTV Dinakaran and aide in judicial custody until May 15 in EC bribery case: Police told the special court that the two accused were not required for the custodial interrogation yet. 
  9. The Real Estate Regulation Act kicks in from today, but only 13 states and UTs have notified rules: Union minister Venkaiah Naidu has clarified that the law only seeks to regulate the sector ‘for the benefit of all’, not ‘strangulate’ it.  
  10. BCCI nominates cricketers Harmanpreet Kaur and Cheteshwar Pujara for Arjuna award: However, the cricket body has not recommended anyone for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.