A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘No one forced me to convert’, Hadiya tells media as she goes to Delhi for SC hearing: She will appear in the Supreme Court on Monday. 
  2. Threats of violence are unacceptable in a democracy, says Venkaiah Naidu on Padmavati row: Meanwhile, Haryana BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu threatened West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for supporting the movie and its makers.   
  3. Security forces battle religious protestors in Islamabad, one policeman killed: Private news channels as well as social media networks were blocked in the country.  
  4. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ fortune crosses $100 billion after company’s shares jump 2.62% on Friday: His net worth also rose by $34.9 billion (Rs 2,25,281 crore) in 2017, the highest increase ever on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. 
  5. Two more state rifles personnel arrested, sent to police custody for Tripura journalist’s killing: The two jawans have been charged with criminal conspiracy.   
  6. Allahabad HC bars media from reporting on proceedings in Adityanath’s Gorakhpur hate speech case: The Uttar Pradesh government’s counsel had submitted in court that the media had often ‘misquoted’ the bench on its observations in the case.
  7. Clinical PV Sindhu outclasses Ratchanok Intanon to enter Hong Kong Open final: The Indian outplayed her Thai rival 21-17, 21-17 to set up title clash with Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying.   
  8. Bangladesh says Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar will stay in camps ‘for a limited time’: The refugees will have to stay in temporary shelters because most of their villages had been burnt down, said Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali.   
  9. Judiciary, executive and legislature must not infringe upon each other’s spaces, says President Kovind: The president also expressed concern over the low representation of women and backward castes in the higher courts.   
  10. Crimes against children rose three times in six years, says child rights commission chief: Stuti Kacker said poverty, lack of opportunity, gender discrimination and discriminatory cultural practices were some causes of child trafficking.