A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Voting underway in all 68 constituencies of Himachal Pradesh: Of the 338 candidates, 319 are male contenders and 19 are women. 
  2. CBI wants Class 11 student, detained in Gurugram murder case, to reconstruct crime scene: The victim’s family demanded that the arrested student be tried as an adult.
  3. Income Tax officials raid Jaya TV office in Chennai following claims of tax evasion, say reports: The company is owned by jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala and run by her nephew Vivek Jayaraman.  
  4. Delhi LG Anil Baijal asks Transport Department to prepare for odd-even scheme: Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal has sought to meet the chief ministers of Punjab and Haryana to discuss North India pollution.
  5. Dozens of men allege Sri Lankan government forces tortured and raped them, says report: The men, accused of attempting to revive the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam rebel group, have sought political asylum in Europe.  
  6. Air India advertises its ‘unbeatable’ service, after video shows IndiGo staff roughing up passenger: Earlier in the day, a fake ad with a Jet Airways tagline had gone viral on social media.  
  7. Mobile connections not linked with Aadhaar will not be disconnected, says telecom secretary: Aruna Sundararajan clarified that the Department of Telecom would wait for the Supreme Court’s judgment on the matter.  
  8. Hyderabad University suspends 10 students for misconduct after woman enters men’s hostel: The varsity claimed that security staff were assaulted, but the students denied the allegation and instead, accused officials of moral policing.  
  9. Hyderabad bans begging on city roads ahead of Ivanka Trump and Modi’s visits later this month: A total of 6,000 beggars are expected to be moved to rehabilitation centres across the Telangana capital in the next few weeks.  
  10. NGOs in India, Sri Lanka that find ways to promote religious freedom will get $500,000 grant from US: The organisations that apply must develop an early warning system to reduce ‘religiously-motivated violence and discrimination’, the US State Department said.