A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Election Commission awards two-leaves symbol to AIADMK camp led by Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami: The decision ends a months-long fight for the symbol between the two factions that emerged after J Jayalalithaa’s death in 2016.
  2. President approves ordinance to amend Bankruptcy Code: The code provides for a legal framework to resolve insolvency cases and release non-performing assets quickly.
  3. Delhi Police charge four-year-old boy for allegedly raping classmate: The four-year-old girl’s mother has demanded that the boy be expelled from the school.
  4. Bus conductor’s wife claims Gurugram police tortured him to extract confession: Ashok Kumar thanked the media for his return to the family, and said he was still in a lot of pain from the alleged abuse.
  5. Violence breaks out at Sathyabama University after student’s suicide: The first-year student killed herself allegedly after she was caught copying during an examination.
  6. One local Naxalite group alone deposited Rs 2 lakh after demonetisation: Other local Maoists groups would have done the same, and ‘we cannot even begin to quantify the amount’, a police official said.
  7. Cabinet clears proposal to raise salaries of Supreme Court and High Court judges: It proposes that the chief justice of India gets Rs. 2.8 lakh per month, while other Supreme Court judges and chief justices of High Courts will get Rs 2.5 lakh.
  8. RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav threatens to beat up Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Modi at upcoming wedding: Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son said he will insult the BJP leader in front of the guests because of the way his own party ‘has been cheated’.
  9. Human rights body sends notice to UP government over Adityanath’s comments on encounter killings: The National Human Rights Commission said that the chief minister’s statement may result in abuse of power by public servants.
  10. World’s largest lithium-ion battery ready for launch, as Tesla keeps its 100-days-or-free promise: The Tesla Powerpack system is an attempt to alleviate South Australia’s severe energy crisis.