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. Indian Consulate in Bali sets up help desk for stranded Indians: Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said she was in touch with Pradeep Rawat, the country’s ambassador to Indonesia, and the consulate on the resort island.  
  3. Karnataka police officer who claimed Sasikala got perks in jail faces Rs 20-crore defamation suit: In a report, D Roopa said her senior HN Sathyanarayana Rao was among those who took bribes.  
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. Coimbatore Police denies NRI engineer was killed by ‘illegal’ AIADMK hoarding: The police said a lorry coming from the wrong side of the road had killed 30-year-old K Ragupathy. 
  8. 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.
  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. Gujarat High Court refuses to lift gag order on The Wire in Jay Shah defamation case: A lower court issued the order after the news website published a story that said revenues of Jay Shah’s company grew massively the year after PM Modi came to power.