A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Rahul Gandhi gets EC notice after local TV channel airs interview hours before Gujarat elections: The poll panel has ordered an FIR to be registered against Gujarat Samachar for violating the Model Code of Conduct, after the BJP filed a complaint.
  2. Five-judge Constitution bench of Supreme Court will hear petitions against Aadhaar on Thursday: A number of pleas challenge the validity of the biometric identification system.
  3. Narendra Modi, Manmohan Singh greet each other at ceremony to mark 2001 Parliament attack: Over the past week, the two have been criticising each other while campaigning for the Gujarat elections.
  4. No chanting or ringing bells at Amarnath cave, National Green Tribunal tells Shrine Board: The court said pilgrims should not be allowed to carry their mobile phones and other belongings to the Vaishno Devi temple in South Kashmir.
  5. Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda, three others found guilty of criminal conspiracy in coal scam case: The quantum of punishment against the convicts will be pronounced on Thursday.
  6. India votes against WTO declaration seeking to improve gender equality in trade: early three-quarters of the 164-member agency backed the declaration on women’s empowerment in trade.
  7. Delhi High Court dismisses BJP leader Mukul Roy’s plea alleging his phones were tapped: The bench told the former Trinamool Congress leader he can approach it again if he gets hold of evidence to substantiate his claims.
  8. Palestine will no longer accept the US as a mediator in the peace process, says Mahmoud Abbas: The Palestinian president said Washington was no longer fit for the task and urged the United Nations to take over the role.
  9. Democrat Doug Jones wins Republican stronghold Alabama in special US Senate election: The former prosecutor’s victory is set to narrow the Republican majority in the United States Senate to 51-49.
  10. Number of journalists imprisoned worldwide hits new record in 2017, says advocacy group: More than half of the 262 journalists arrested were jailed in Turkey, China and Egypt, a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists said.