A look at the headlines right now:

  1. SC observes NIA can investigate all aspects except Hadiya’s marriage: The bench said she was 24 years old and can make her decisions independently.
  2. Supreme Court refuses to modify order lifting ban on ‘Padmaavat’ in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh: The bench said the states must ensure that ‘law and order prevails’ while the movie is screened in theatres..
  3. AAP legislators file fresh petition in Delhi High Court against their disqualification: The party had alleged that the Election Commission had not given them a fair hearing before sending its recommendation to the president.
  4. US government shutdown ends after Senate reaches a deal on federal funding: President Donald Trump signed the agreement, which ensures that the administration will receive funding till February 8.
  5. Oil Ministry pushing for cut in excise duty on petrol, diesel as prices rise: The price of petrol in Mumbai on Tuesday touched Rs 80.25 per litre for the first time since August 2014.
  6. Union minister Satyapal Singh calls for international debate on Darwin’s theory of evolution: He stood by his statement that the theory of evolution was ‘scientifically wrong’.
  7. Judge Chelameswar says people must keep examining how the top court functions: He also called for a solution to the huge backlog of cases pending with the top court..
  8. International Monetary Fund revises global growth forecast, keeps India’s 2018 growth rate at 7.4%: The update comes after US President Donald Trump introduced sweeping tax cuts in December.
  9. Tribal girl found dead in Odisha three months after she claimed that ‘men in uniform’ raped her: The Congress has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation inquiry into the 14-year-old’s death.
  10. Repatriation of Rohingya refugees will not begin on Tuesday, says Bangladesh: The process of compiling and verifying the list of people to be sent back is incomplete and transit camps for those returning are not ready, an official said.