A look at the headlines right now:

  1. TMC wins four out of seven municipalities in West Bengal civic body elections: The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha got control of three civic bodies in the hills.
  2. Can a Muslim woman say no to triple talaq at the time of execution of nikahnama, court asks: The Supreme Court also asked whether the All India Muslim Personal Law Board’s advisory would be followed by qazis across the country.
  3. IBM refutes report of massive layoff campaign: The Centre said IT stakeholders had assured them of not resorting to mass dismissals.
  4. IAS officer found dead near a guest house in Lucknow: Anurag Tiwari, a 2007 batch Karnataka cadre, was staying at Meerabhai Guest House for the past two days.
  5. 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.
  6. Tamil Nadu transport strike called off after government agrees to disburse Rs 1,250 crore: CITU leader A Soundararajan said the money would be used to clear pension and gratuity dues of all retired employees and dearness allowance arrears.
  7. 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.
  8. RSS will hold its annual review meeting for the first time in Jammu in July: The three-day meeting is believed to have been scheduled for July 18 - July 20.
  9. 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.
  10. Instagram launches Snapchat-style face filters for selfies: Users can experiment with the initial eight face filters.