A look at the headlines right now:

  1. TMC wins four our of seven civic bodies in West Bengal: The ruling party has won control of municipalities in Raigunj and Mirik.
  2. US ready to talk to North Korea if it halts missile tests, says Nikki Haley: The US ambassador to UN said they were working on imposing new sanctions against the isolated nation.
  3. Monsoon likely to hit Kerala on May 30, predicts IMD: State relief commissioners will meet in Delhi on Wednesday to discuss crisis situations that may arise out of extreme monsoon conditions.
  4. Labour Party promises independent inquiry into UK’s alleged role in Operation Bluestar: In the manifesto for the June 8 election, the party also mentioned that it will work towards political negotiations on Kashmir.
  5. CBI raids former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son’s residences, BJP hails action: The officials said they were investigating the charge that Karti Chidambaram’s company received Rs 10 lakh from INX Media for an FIPB clearance.
  6. Russia denies report that Donald Trump had shared classified data with its foreign minister: The Washington Post report had said Trump’s ‘leak’ could seriously jeopardise the fight against Islamic State.
  7. Arun Jaitley launches ‘Operation Clean Money’ website to shame tax defaulters: Personal income tax return filing increased after demonetisation, the minister said.
  8. India must specify what it means by ‘meaningful dialogue’ on Belt and Road initiative, says China: We have been holding extensive consultations on the project for the past four years, China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday.
  9. Disney Studios says hackers are threatening to release one of its films if it does not pay a ransom: Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger said the management had refused to pay the amount demanded.
  10. Delhi High Court transfers Najeeb Ahmad investigation to CBI: The court ordered that the agency appoint an officer no lower than the rank of a deputy inspector general of police to handle the inquiry.