A look at the headlines right now:

  1. IPS Association criticises Uttar Pradesh officer’s vow to build Ram temple in Ayodhya: Surya Kumar Shukla’s behaviour was against the ethos of the institution, the association said.
  2. Group allegedly assaults two Jammu and Kashmir students after they left a mosque in Haryana: The police initially refused to file an FIR and agreed to do so only after their university proctor intervened, the students said.  
  3. Muslims who oppose Ram Temple should go to Pakistan or Bangladesh, says Shia Waqf Board chief: Waseem Rizvi called such people fundamentalists, and said secular people were never against a temple for Ram in Ayodhya.   
  4. Karni Sena withdraws protest against ‘Padmaavat’, says the film glorifies Rajput valour: The outfit’s Mumbai leader Yogendra Singh Katar said that a few of its members watched the movie on Friday.    
  5. BJP MP Subramanian Swamy withdraws bill to ban cow slaughter after Centre intervenes in Rajya Sabha: Swamy said he was giving the government ‘one more chance’ to protect the bovine population.
  6. United States plans new, smaller atomic bombs to keep Russia in check: The Pentagon believes its current arsenal is seen as too catastrophic to be used, and hence, is no more an effective deterrent.   
  7. Delhi Police arrest woman’s parents and uncle for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend to death: The woman’s family was reportedly against the relationship as Ankit was from a different community. 
  8. Three soldiers killed after avalanche strikes Army post in Jammu and Kashmir Kupwara’s Machil sector: The soldiers were from the 21 Rajput regiment.
  9. Major fire damages Madurai’s Meenakshi Amman Temple, more than 30 shops destroyed: Several pigeons died in the temple’s tower.   
  10. US Congress declassifies Trump-endorsed memo claiming FBI abused its power in Russia investigation: The investigation agency had told the US president that the document contained inaccuracies, an objection he ignored.