A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Dalit leader Prakash Ambedkar withdraws Maharashtra bandh, Mumbai Police reports clear roads: The Opposition protested against the Bhima Koregaon violence in the Parliament. 
  2. CBI court to pronounce quantum of sentence for Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday: The bench found RJD leaders Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, Manoj Jha and Tejashwi Yadav guilty of contempt of court.  
  3. ‘My button is bigger than yours,’ says Donald Trump as he boasts about US’ nuclear power to Kim Jong-un: The US president’s tweet comes days after the North Korean leader said his nuclear launch button ‘is always on my table’.
  4. Owners of 1Above lounge claim the police investigation in the Kamala Mills fire is biased: The absconding co-owners accused the police of allowing the owners of Mojo’s Bistro to ‘tamper, hamper and destroy evidence’.  
  5. Months after Doklam, India and China are locked in a standoff in Arunachal Pradesh, say reports: Chinese troops reportedly crossed into Indian territory with road building machinery in late December.  
  6. Goa airport shut down as Navy fighter jet veers off the runway: The trainee pilot who was flying the aircraft ejected to safety, the Navy said.  
  7. Expert panel could not establish link between suicides and Blue Whale Challenge, says Centre: In 2017, several suicides across the country were linked with the challenge in some form of the other, prompting demands that the game be banned.  
  8. At least 3,000 Indian workers say they are stranded in Kuwait as construction firm has not paid them wages: The workers said they have not been paid for nearly a year, their visas have expired, and they do not have enough money to return to India.  
  9. Fisherfolk stage protests to save Chennai’s Ennore Creek: They demanded that the government withdraw a ‘fraudulent Coastal Regulation Zone map’ that denies the existence of the city’s largest estuary.  
  10. Karnataka Cabinet approves bill making Aadhaar compulsory to avail subsidies: The state Assembly will take up the legislation during the Budget Session.