A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Neet petitioner Anitha’s father asks who will answer for her death after protests erupt in TN: Some political parties have continued to demand that the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test be scrapped for students of medicine.
  2. Uttar Pradesh Police arrest paediatrician Kafeel Khan in connection with Gorakhpur deaths: He was among nine people named in an FIR last week.
  3. LeT militant killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district: Ishfaq Paddar’s killing comes hours after members of the outfit had shot at a police bus in Srinagar.
  4. Bandaru Dattatreya and Nirmala Sitharaman among ministers who resign before Sunday’s Cabinet reshuffle: Sitaram Yechury points at ministers’ identical tweets on note ban, says Cabinet changes won’t matter.
  5. Kenneth Juster will be new US ambassador to India: The position has been vacant since Donald Trump became president in January.  
  6. After blaming rats for drinking liquor, Bihar ministers now say they caused floods in state: Water Resources Minister Rajiv Ranjan Singh said the rodents damaged river embankments, which caused the deluge.
  7. Turkish president accuses Myanmar of genocide after Rohingya Muslims flee country: His remarks came after at least 400 people, mostly Rohingyas, died this week in violence in Myanmar.
  8. Subsidised LPG price up by Rs 7, jet fuel by 4%: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan had asked oil companies to raise the price of LPG by Rs 4 every month to remove all subsidies by next March.
  9. Assam extends AFSPA orders on its own for the first time: The BJP government has declared the state to be disturbed and extended implementation of the Act for another six months.  
  10. Film bodies cancel Ram Rahim Singh’s work permit after conviction in rape case: The Cine and Television Artists Association of India said it was terminating his licence on the grounds of criminality and moral turpitude.