A look at the headlines right now:

  1. India will not deploy troops in Afghanistan, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tells US: During delegation-level talks with her US counterpart James Mattis, the two countries agreed there would be no tolerance for terror havens.
  2. In initial report, divisional commissioner blames BHU administration for violence on campus: Banaras Hindu University vice chancellor ordered a judicial inquiry but denied police action against students.
  3. India should give Rohingya Muslim refugees asylum, says BJP MP Varun Gandhi: Human Rights Watch asked the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on the Myanmar Army, accusing it of committing crimes against humanity. 
  4. Tripura government to form a Special Investigation Team to look into journalist’s murder: The decision was made by the state’s council of ministers.
  5. Over 60 Hindu women held captive at yoga centre for marrying outside faith, says petition in Kerala High Court: The police have filed a case against five people, including the director of a yoga centre.
  6. Chelsea Manning says she was denied entry into Canada: The former US soldier shared a letter on Twitter, which says she was denied permission because of her conviction for espionage in the US in 2013.
  7. Bombay High Court allows lower court to frame charges against Tarun Tejpal: The former Tehelka editor had challenged the framing of charges saying the accusations of rape were false.
  8. Panchkula Police raid Dera Sacha Sauda property in South Delhi in search for Honeypreet Insan: The Delhi High Court reserved its order on Honeypreet Insan’s bail plea.
  9. At the UN, India shows photograph of Army officer killed by suspected militants to counter Pakistan: Diplomat Poulomi Tripathi said Pakistan had passed off the photo of Rawya abu Jom’a, a girl from Palestine, as a Kashmiri teen to mislead the world body.
  10. North Korea’s suggestion that US has declared war on it is absurd, says White House: The Sensex and Nifty fell for the sixth straight session as geopolitical tensions continued.