A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Train services delayed in Mumbai as Dalit activists block tracks, a few buses affected after call for bandh: Five people were injured in the protests on Tuesday and at least 100 were detained, and a complaint was filed against Jignesh Mevani and Umar Khalid for making allegedly provocative speeches at Bhima Koregaon.
  2. CBI court to pronounce quantum of sentence for Lalu Prasad Yadav in fodder scam case on Thursday: The bench found RJD leaders Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Manoj Jha and Tejashwi Yadav guilty of contempt of court.  
  3. Months after Doklam, India and China are locked in a standoff in Arunachal Pradesh, say reports: Chinese troops are believed to have crossed into Indian territory in late December with machinery to build roads.
  4. Defence Ministry clears purchase of guided bombs, Barak missiles worth Rs 1,714 crore: The weapons will enhance the capabilities of the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy, the government said.
  5. Ahead of polls, Karnataka wants to hold EVM hackathon to clear doubts about its functioning: State Information Technology Minister Priyank Kharge wrote to the Election Commission asking for 250 randomly selected machines for the test.
  6. Donald Trump threatens to cut off US aid until Palestine agrees to hold peace talks with Israel: The US had received ‘no appreciation or respect’ from Palestine in return for the financial aid, the American president said on Twitter. 
  7. Decomposed male corpse found on Jawaharlal Nehru University campus: The corpse has been sent to the mortuary at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.  
  8. Rajya Sabha completes all Zero Hour, Question Hour business for the first time in 15 years: ‘The Rajya Sabha today made history,’ said Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu.  
  9. Toll in Iran protests increases to 14, supreme leader claims country’s ‘enemies’ have caused unrest: The chief of Tehran’s Revolutionary Tribunal said that rioters arrested after the first three days of demonstrations would face harsh punishment.  
  10. Parliament passes amendments to Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code: The amended code prohibits owners of defaulting firms from bidding for assets auctioned during bankruptcy proceedings.