A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Banaras Hindu University chief proctor resigns on moral grounds: Earlier, the NHRC gave four weeks to the police and the VC to submit reports on the alleged molestation and the police action during the students’ protests.  
  2. Now, women can drive in Saudi Arabia: The order will be implemented by June 30, 2018.  
  3. After 104 days, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha calls off strike in Darjeeling: Hours earlier, Rajnath Singh had urged the group to end the indefinite shutdown and let normalcy return in the hills.
  4. Twitter begins trials for 280-character limit for tweets: The company said that it was being tested for all languages except Japanese, Chinese and Korean.
  5. Delhi High Court rejects Honeypreet Insan’s anticipatory bail petition: The bench held that Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter was not entitled to any discretionary relief as she has evaded arrest.
  6. BJP leader Yashwant Sinha criticises Arun Jaitley, says economy cannot recover before 2019 elections: The former finance minister also said that the present GDP growth rate was actually 3.7% or lower under the old method of calculation.
  7. Former Hizbul Mujahideen commander Abdul Najar killed in Uri: He was killed in Lachipora near the Line of Control with Pakistan as he was trying to infiltrate the Valley from across the border.  
  8. Tamil Nadu minister says they were allowed to meet Jayalalithaa in hospital, contradicts colleagues’ claims: AIADMK leader Dindigul Srinivasan had earlier claimed that Sasikala and the party had misled the public about the CM’s health before she died.
  9. Work on models for Donald Trump’s proposed US-Mexico border wall begins: The work on eight models is three months behind schedule in San Diego.
  10. Century’s largest uncut diamond, the size of a tennis ball, sold for $53 million: The 1,109-carat stone named Lesedi La Rona – meaning ‘Our Light’ in Botswana’s Tswana language – was bought by British diamond magnate Laurence Graff.