A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Moody’s upgrades India’s credit rating, says government reforms will boost ‘high growth potential’: The agency called the GST one of the key reforms and said measures such as demonetisation and the Aadhar had helped push up the rating.
  2. Karnataka private hospitals call off strike, reopen outpatient departments after High Court appeal: The government will meet representatives of medical associations in Belagavi on Friday to discuss the bill against which they have been protesting.
  3. Cabinet approves setting up a National Anti-profiteering Authority under GST: The authority will ensure that consumers are protected from arbitrary increases in prices in the name of the Goods and Services Tax.
  4. Even if SC provides a solution, the Ayodhya dispute will reappear, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: After meeting the stakeholders in Ayodhya, the spiritual guru said Muslims by and large were not opposed to the idea of a Ram temple at the site.
  5. BJP leader and his security guard shot dead in Greater Noida: The police suspect Shiv Kumar was killed over a property dispute.
  6. Vote for BJP or face difficulties, Uttar Pradesh party leader tells Muslims: Ranjeet Kumar Srivastava made the statement while campaigning for his wife Shashi, who is contesting the municipal elections.
  7. Delhi’s lieutenant governor has more power than governor of a state, says Supreme Court: The bench said land, police and public orders fall under the domain of the Centre, and the Delhi Assembly cannot make laws regarding these subjects.
  8. ‘Narendra Modi remains by far the most popular national figure in Indian politics,’ finds Pew study: ‘The public’s positive assessment of Modi is buoyed by growing contentment with the Indian economy,’ the survey by the American think tank found.
  9. 18 countries join global alliance at Bonn climate talks to phase out the use of coal by 2030: The United States, Germany and Australia refused to make the pledge.
  10. Centre refuses to intervene in Padmavati row, says law and order is a state subject: The statement came after the Uttar Pradesh government asked the I&B Ministry to delay its release, and the Rajput Karni Sena threatened a nationwide strike if the movie is released.