A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Make with India’ initiative is Israel’s priority, says PM Benjamin Netanyahu during Modi’s visit: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the West Asian country.  
  2. Centre sends paramilitary troops after communal clashes break out in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas: This triggered a spat between Mamata Banerjee and Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi with the chief minister accusing the latter of insulting her.  
  3. Achal Kumar Jyoti is the new chief election commissioner: A 1975 batch IAS officer, Jyoti was the Chief Secretary of Gujarat until January 2013.
  4. Give citizens with ‘genuine reasons’ another chance to deposit demonetised notes, SC tells Centre: The division bench has directed the government to file an affidavit in the case within two weeks.
  5. Cow protection is sacred, lynching in the name of cow protection is not, says BJP general secretary: The Shiv Sena has also condemned incidents of cow-related violence. 
  6. Stores along denotified highways in cities can sell alcohol, says Supreme Court: NGO Arrive Safe Society of Chandigarh had accused the administration of mocking the apex court’s order.
  7. Data glitch triggers stock market confusion, shares of Amazon, Apple and Microsoft go haywire: The error reset the prices at $123.47 and also made them jump and plummet.
  8. Sri Ram Sene chief booked for saying Bengaluru temple that held iftar party must be ‘cleansed’: The controversial right-wing leader is believed to have threatened violence if any Islamic practices were conducted on Hindu premises.
  9. Boko Haram militants kidnap 37 women, slit throats of nine people in Niger village: The attack took place at the village of Ngalewa, near the border with Nigeria.  
  10. Microsoft may lay off thousands of employees as it shifts its focus to cloud computing, say Reports: The tech giant has yet to confirm the news, though a spokesperson said the company was ‘implementing changes to better serve customers’.