A look at the headlines right now:

  1. You have brought transformational change in India, Ivanka Trump tells Modi in Hyderabad: The United States president’s advisor said India should close the gender gap in its labour force to help its economy grow  
  2. Congress must reveal its quota road map for Patidars, says Ravi Shankar Prasad: The law minister said the promise to grant reservation to Patidars was the ‘height of political opportunism’ aimed at getting votes during the Gujarat Assembly election.  
  3. SC rebukes leaders for publicly commenting on ‘Padmavati’ before censor board’s decision: Nitish Kumar said the film won’t be released in Bihar until Bhansali clarified his stand.
  4. Myanmar must respect each ethnic group if it wants a peaceful future, says Pope Francis: Aung San Suu Kyi’s stripped of ‘Freedom of Oxford’ honour for weak response to Rohingya crisis. 
  5. Hafiz Saeed filed plea before UN to drop him from the list of terrorists, says report: Meanwhile, France has expressed its concern over Saeed’s release from house arrest last week. 
  6. SC dismisses plea challenging IPS officer Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as CBI special director: The bench said a mere mention of his name in an unverified diary cannot stop his promotion.
  7. Access to content should not be restricted, Trai says in its recommendations on net neutrality: Its recommendations come soon after the United States decided to repeal regulations to protect net neutrality. 
  8. Delhi government issues health advisory as air quality declines, likely to fall further: The Centre said it would take ‘harsh measures’ if needed.
  9. Fresh FIR filed against cartoonist Bala, two journalists for displaying banner after his arrest: According to the police, the banner was ‘disturbing the public and preventing free movement of transport’.
  10. Donald Trump cracks ‘Pocahontas’ joke at event to honour World War II Native American veterans: The president taunted Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren and called her ‘Pocahontas’, but the White House denied that it was a racial slur.