A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Day after allowing ‘Padmaavat’ to be released in all states, SC rejects plea seeking cancellation of CBFC certificate: Members of the Rajput community in Chhattisgarh threatened to burn down movie halls that screen the film, and the Karni Sena said it will not allow CBFC chief to attend Jaipur Literature Festival.
  2. Pakistan must do more to address matters related to terrorism, must prosecute Hafiz Saeed, says US: The United States believes the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief was behind the terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said. 
  3. At least eight killed as powerful storm ‘Friederike’ rages across Europe: Power outages left one lakh people without power in Germany.
  4. Two civilians killed, many injured after Pakistan resumes firing in Jammu and Kashmir, says Army: The Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire agreement in RS Pura, Arnia, Chadwal, Ramgarh sectors.
  5. Kerala woman arrested after admitting to strangulating son, setting his body ablaze: The police are exploring if Jayamol had an accomplice while committing the crime.  
  6. GST Council revises rates on 29 goods and 53 services, discusses ways to simplify filing returns: Arun Jaitley said it will take up the proposal to bring petroleum and diesel products under the ambit of tax regime at the next meeting.
  7. Eight-year-old girl allegedly raped, tortured and murdered in Kathua: A local Gujjar leader said there were human bites on her body and her legs were broken.
  8. Two killed during violent clash between two factions of Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, say reports: Several people, including a policeman, were injured.  
  9. Folk singer found dead in fields three days after she went missing in Haryana: Mamta Sharma’s son filed an FIR as she did not return home since leaving on Monday.  
  10. Electoral bonds a step in the right direction, says Chief Election Commissioner AK Joti: His view contradicts the opinion the Election Commission had in 2017, when it had called electoral bonds a ‘retrograde step’.