1. Delhi to adopt Bharat Stage VI fuel norms from April 2018, two years earlier than planned: Meanwhile, the Delhi and Haryana CMs met on Wednesday and pledged ‘all steps possible’ to check air pollution in the National Capital Region.
  2. Kerala Transport Minister Thomas Chandy resigns over allegations of land grab: Earlier, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan had said that the Nationalist Congress Party would take a call on Chandy’s future.
  3. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe deposed from ruling party after Army intervention: Zanu-PF reiterated the military’s stand that it had not attempted a coup.
  4. Uttar Pradesh makes Aadhaar mandatory for students appearing in board exams: A board official said this will enable them to curb fraudulent registrations and other malpractices.
  5. Haryana minister asked murdered boy’s family not to demand CBI inquiry in Gurugram case, claims father: Rao Narbir Singh has denied the allegation and said he made sure their demand was fulfilled.
  6. Gujarat Election Commission bars BJP from using ‘Pappu’ in its electronic ads: ‘Pappu’, which roughly translates to someone who is unintelligent, is often used to ridicule Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi.
  7. We will block all Bhansali shoots if he doesn’t delete objectionable scenes in Padmavati, says BJP MLA: Rajput Karni Sena members protested in Bengaluru demanding that the film should not be released.
  8. South Korea hit by 5.4-magnitude earthquake, the country’s second most powerful one on record: Multiple aftershocks followed the tremor, including a 4.3 magnitude quake.
  9. National Green Tribunal raps Amarnath Shrine Board, asks why there are no facilities for pilgrims: The panel said it was unfair that the board was giving more priority to commercial activities than to pilgrims.
  10. Indian man declares himself king of unclaimed land on Egypt-Sudan border: Suyash Dixit said his father was the prime minister and head of military of the new ‘Kingdom of Dixit’.