A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘America is a nation of immigrants’, says US envoy to India addressing H-1B visa concerns: Kenneth Juster, who made the remark at his inaugural policy speech, also made a pitch to scale up defence ties between the countries.
  2. Tamil Nadu transport unions withdraw strike, to resume work from Friday: Earlier, the Madras High Court acceded to the transporters’ demand to refer the wage dispute to arbitration.
  3. For the first time, a woman lawyer is recommended for Supreme Court judgeship: The SC Collegium recommended Indu Malhotra and KM Joseph for the positions.
  4. MEA admits that India and Pakistan NSAs held discussions: Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said New Delhi raised the issue of cross-border terrorism at the meeting.
  5. Research scholar reported missing from JNU returns, Delhi Police say he went for ‘dip in the Ganga’: Before his return on Thursday, Mukul Jain was last spotted leaving a laboratory at the university on Monday.
  6. 14.81% more fake currency recovered in 2017, says Delhi Police: The Delhi Police had launched a drive against counterfeit currency with the RBI, customs department and the Intelligence Bureau.
  7. Retired Justice Shiv Narayan Dhingra to head panel re-investigating 186 anti-Sikh riots cases: The other two members of the committee are retired IAS officer Rajdeep Singh and IPS officer Avishek Dullar.
  8. Nitin Gadkari says Navy had no right to rejectproposal of floating jetty in Mumbai: The Indian Navy’s job is to secure our borders from terrorists, the Bharatiya Janata Party minister said.
  9. Mob thrashes constable before police arrest him for allegedly raping 7-year-old girl in Greater Noida: The child has been sent for a medical test.
  10. GJM ready for talks with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, says Bimal Gurung: The party chief refuted reports that he was leading a separatist movement.