A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Complaint filed against viral song ‘Manikya Malarayi Poovi’ for allegedly hurting Muslim sentiments: A police officer said the complainants had been asked to provide video proof of their claims.
  2. Suspected Indian Mujahideen militant who was on the run since Batla House encounter arrested: More than 165 people have died in the incidents that Aziz Khan was involved in, the Delhi Police said.
  3. Punjab National Bank detects fraudulent transactions worth Rs 10,000 crore: The bank’s share price fell in early trading on Wednesday, after it informed the Bombay Stock Exchange.
  4. Police say they have arrested main accused in Allahabad Dalit student’s murder: On Wednesday, the police had said that Vijay Shankar Singh had links with Rashtriya Lok Dal politician Sonu Singh.
  5. Former Bombay HC judge raises doubts over past hearings in Sohrabuddin case: Justice AM Thipsay wants the High Court to take a look at the case again.
  6. Centre cannot force states to pay for its healthcare scheme, says West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee: The Trinamool leader has threatened to opt out of the massive scheme.
  7. NIA summons 3 officials from Nagaland CM’s office in connection with an extortion case, say reports: The officers’ name came up during an investigation into the payments made to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland - Khaplang from state funds.
  8. Two labourers in Bengaluru cleaning septic tank die, police book restaurant management: A police officer said the workers had no safety gear and were not trained in manual scavenging.
  9. Cape Town reduces water consumption, taps will not run dry till June: The country declared the drought a national disaster, which means the central government will take over relief work.
  10. Kasganj violence not a communal riot, was only a group clash, says Uttar Pradesh DGP: OP Singh claimed that there have been no riots in the state for the past one year.