A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Amit Shah skips rally in Kerala CM’s village, returns to Delhi to meet Modi and Arun Jaitley: The CPI(M) and Congress claimed Shah abruptly changed his plans because of poor crowds at BJP rallies and in-fighting in the party.    
  2. Gujarat HC rejects Zakia Jafri’s plea against clean chit to PM Narendra Modi in 2002 Godhra riots: The petition had challenged a magisterial court’s order clearing all the accused in the case. 
  3. Kazuo Ishiguro wins the Nobel Prize in Literature for ‘novels of great emotional force’: The themes he is most associated with are memory, time and self-delusion.  
  4. Election Commission says it can hold simultaneous Lok Sabha and state polls from September 2018: Election Commissioner OP Rawat said it is up to the government to decide when to begin this and make the necessary legal amendments for it.
  5. Gauri Lankesh honoured with annual Anna Politkovskaya Award posthumously: Her sister Kavitha said the award will boost the morale of more journalists who want to write and fight.  
  6. Forty sentenced to life for plotting to kill President Tayyip Erdogan in 2016: No verdict was passed in the case of exiled cleric Fetullah Gulen, whom Ankara has accused of organising the coup.
  7. SHO transferred after picture shows Radhe Maa sitting on his chair: The Delhi Police initiated an inquiry into the incident after the picture surfaced on social media.  
  8. Court refuses to exempt children in Uttar Pradesh madrasas from singing the anthem, rejects plea: The Allahabad High Court said the petitioner was unable to show that singing the national anthem would violate the beliefs of students at madrasas.  
  9. Case filed against actor Prakash Raj for his comments against Narendra Modi, says report: He had criticised the prime minister for his silence on journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder.  
  10. Bangladesh razes over 20 boats carrying refugees from Myanmar: The local commander of the border guards said they were cracking down on human trafficking and the smuggling the methamphetamine drug.