A look at the headlines right now:

  1. AAP MLAs to file fresh petition in Delhi High Court in office-of-profit disqualification case: The earlier one was deemed unnecessary as President Ram Nath Kovind had on Sunday accepted the EC’s recommendation to disqualify the 20 legislators.
  2. SC decides to hear all pleas related to CBI Judge Loya’s death itself, next hearing on February 2: It also directed other High Courts in the country not to entertain any petitions related to this matter. 
  3. Delhi Police arrest alleged mastermind of 2008 Gujarat blasts: Abdul Subhan Qureshi was arrested after a brief exchange of fire.
  4. Supreme Court adjourns hearing on review plea by two convicts in 2012 Delhi gangrape case to February 16: Pawan and Vinay had filed the review petition against their death penalty. 
  5. Supreme Court to hear Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh governments’ plea to ban ‘Padmaavat’ on Tuesday: Protestors blocked roads, torched vehicles in Gujarat, and attacked a toll plaza in Noida.   
  6. CISF officials detain man carrying 20 live cartridges at a Delhi metro station: Ganga Ram claimed that he had licence for the firearms, but could not produce a hard copy of the documents. 
  7. Sitaram Yechury offers to resign after CPI(M) body rejects proposal on alliance with Congress: Instead, the Central Committee adopted the strategy backed by the party’s former general secretary Prakash Karat.
  8. Indian government failed to protect minorities in 2017, finds report: The Human Rights Watch mentioned cow vigilantism, the Armed Forces Act and manual scavenging, among the concerns, in its study.
  9. US shutdown continues as Senate postpones vote on federal funding: The Democrats and Republicans are trying to reach a compromise on concerns such as immigration.
  10. Gujarat starts cow tourism project to popularise the animal: Those interested can now take a trip to cow shelters and grazing spots to see how the animal is reared and how products are made with cow urine and dung.