A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Censor board turns down filmmakers’ plea to speed up Padmavati certification process, the Supreme Court said it will not interfere in the matter: Karnataka government has said it will provide security to actress Deepika Padukone and her family who reside in Bengaluru.
  2. Congress’ schedule for presidential election is out, Rahul Gandhi might contest unopposedSonia Gandhi has been the party’s longest-serving president. 
  3. China objects to President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh: New Delhi dismissed Beijing’s stand and said Indian leaders were free to visit any part of the country.  
  4. Hardik Patel cancels Rajkot rally after Congress refuses to part with more seats: Lalit Vasoya, one of the three Patidar leaders given a Congress ticket, filed his nomination papers as a candidate for the party from Dhroaji.  
  5. Apple served with a search warrant to access Texas church shooter’s iPhone: Last year, the tech giant had refused the FBI’s request to help them access the iPhone used by one of the San Bernandino attackers.  
  6. 31-year-old woman stopped just before entering Sabarimala temple’s inner sanctum: The police said she went unnoticed till she reached the shrine as she had taken a less frequented route.  
  7. Shia Waqf Board proposes building Ram Temple in disputed Ayodhya land and mosque in Lucknow: It claimed to have ‘no knowledge that lawyers have been deployed in the court from its side’ to argue in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.  
  8. DNA report shows bus conductor was not involved in Gurugram school murder, CBI tells district court: But the agency refused to give Ashok Kumar a clean chit as it is waiting for chemical reports and other inputs.  
  9. Miss World Manushi Chhillar says she is not upset with Shashi Tharoor’s ‘tongue-in-cheek remark’: The Congress leader had punned on her name in a tweet, referring to her as ‘chillar’, or small change.  
  10. 2018 will be a year of several devastating earthquakes, say scientists: A change in the speed of the Earth’s rotation could lead to the release of vast amounts of underground energy, according to a new study.