A look at the headlines right now:

  1. 3 dead after Goa-Patna train derails in Chitrakoot district: Ten people have been injured.
  2. Will move Supreme Court against EC’s ruling on AIADMK symbol, says Dinakaran: The ousted party leader claimed that the Election Commission had not acted neutrally.
  3. Zimbabwe’s ousted president Robert Mugabe to be protected from prosecution: The military also said he would get a ‘generous pension’.   
  4. CPI(M) calls for inquiry into suspicious circumstances in which CBI judge Brijgopal Loya died: ‘Disturbing questions of murder, bribery, subversion of law, and the manipulation of the nation’s institutions at the highest level have arisen,’ the party said.
  5. There is no proposal to withdraw cheque books from banking system, clarifies Finance Ministry: Although the government may be committed to making India a cashless economy, ‘cheques are an integral part of the payments landscape’, it said.
  6. Releasing Hafiz Saeed is an attempt by Pakistan to mainstream terrorists, says India: ‘It is evident that Islamabad has not changed its policy of shielding and supporting non-state actors,’ the External Affairs Ministry said.
  7. CBI names 592 accused in its chargesheet in Vyapam scam: The agency named four private medical college promoters and four former officials of the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board.
  8. AAP urges Uttar Pradesh Election Commission to conduct civic polls using ballot papers: The party wrote to the poll panel a day after voters protested against an EVM in Meerut that was recording votes only for the BJP.
  9. Iraqi forces launch offensive against Islamic State in desert region bordering Syria: The operation is meant to ‘prevent remaining Daesh groups from melting into the desert region and using it as a base for future attacks’.
  10. Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma apologises for ‘mindless controversy’ around remarks on cancer: He said he never intended to ‘cause any pain to cancer patients’ and offered an ‘unconditional apology’ for the ‘blatant distortions’ of his comments.