A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Ram Nath Kovind takes oath as the 14th president of India: He was sworn in by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar.
  2. Space scientist and academician Yash Pal dies at 90: The education reformist had been ailing for a while after defeating cancer a few years ago.
  3. I did not collude with Russia, says Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner: He added that he did not know of anyone else in the president’s campaign who had collaborated with Russia during the election.
  4. Locket Chatterjee replaces Roopa Ganguly as the president of BJP’s women’s wing in West Bengal: The state party chief said this was to allow Ganguly to carry out her duties as an MP, though officials said the reshuffle was because of a recent controversy.
  5. NIA arrests seven separatist leaders for allegedly funding terror groups in J&K: Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law Altaf Shah was among them.
  6. Supreme Court asks a medical panel to examine whether a 10-year-old can end her six-month pregnancy: The bench issued a notice to the Centre and others, asking doctors to check whether an abortion would pose a risk to her life.
  7. Israel removes controversial metal detectors at entrance of Jerusalem’s Old City holy compound: The security measures were taken after two of their police personnel were shot dead outside Temple Mount.
  8. Urbanisation and encroachments have made 24 monuments disappear, says Centre: Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said eight of them were sites and structures protected by the government.
  9. It is easier to move a mountain than the People’s Liberation Army, says China on the Sikkim standoff: Defence Ministry Spokesperson Wu Qian warned New Delhi to not harbour ‘unrealistic illusions’ about the Chinese military’s capabilities.
  10. Chinese fighters jets stopped US Navy plane flying over East China Sea, say officials: One of the Chinese planes came close enough to cause the American aircraft to change direction.