A look at the headlines right now:

  1. A dozen Kashmir villages cordoned off in Shopian as security forces look for militants: Suspected militants had made off with the service rifles of police guarding the district court complex on Tuesday night.
  2. One security personnel dead, several injured in Maoist attacks in Gadchiroli: The rebels carried out a landmine blast in Bhamragarh and attacked a team of CRPF men and state police officers in Kurkheda.
  3. Bombay High Court upholds life terms of 11 convicts in Bilkis Bano case: The High Court also dismissed a CBI appeal seeking death sentences for three of the culprits.
  4. Pakistan detains 30 Indian fishermen, seizes five boats off Gujarat coast: The captured men are lodged in Karachi jail and their boats are at a fishing harbour in the Pakistani city.
  5. Government to issue ordinance to help public sector banks deal with mounting bad loans: It will empower the Reserve Bank of India to help banks recover non-performing assets.
  6. Facebook will hire 3,000 people to review crime-related posts and videos on site: Around 4,500 existing employees are already assigned a similar task.
  7. West Bengal couple that hosted lunch for BJP chief Amit Shah in Naxalbari last week join TMC: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said it was a ‘textbook case of revenge politics’.
  8. Sports minister Vijay Goel after India denies Pakistan wrestlers visas: The Asian Championship will be held in New Delhi between May 10 and 14.
  9. FBI director says it would have been ‘catastrophic’ to hide the Hillary Clinton investigation: James Comey said that it made him ‘mildly nauseous’ to even think that his decision to expose the probe had affected the election.
  10. Telugu actor Pradeep Kumar allegedly commits suicide in Hyderabad: He was most famous for his role in the TV series Sapta Matrika.