A look at the headlines right now:

  1. AAP claims mob thrashed party leaders at Delhi secretariat, minister files police complaint: The Delhi chief secretary alleged two AAP MLAs assaulted him at Arvind Kejriwal’s residence.
  2. Hadiya asks Supreme Court to allow her to live with her husband: Hadiya said that she had married Shafin Jahan of her own free will.  
  3. Two arrested for allegedly raping, brutally assaulting tribal woman in West Bengal: The woman was found in an unconscious state under a bridge nearly 18 hours after the attack.  
  4. Centre opens up coal mining sector for private firms, ends Coal India’s monopoly: Minister Piyush Goyal said market forces would determine the mineral’s prices and improve efficiency.
  5. Jeweller Nirav Modi blames PNB’s ‘overzealousness’ for not being able to clear his dues: The billionaire claimed that his companies owed much less than the Rs 11,000 crore the bank has claimed.  
  6. Gujarat High Court restores gag order on The Wire in Jay Shah defamation case: Issued in connection with a civil defamation case, it bars the website from publishing any content related to Amit Shah’s son until the case if disposed of.  
  7. India 12th worst among 52 lower middle-income nations for newborns, says Unicef report: However, 1.2 lakh fewer children below the age of five died in the country in 2016 than the previous year.
  8. Dozens of civilians killed in government strikes on rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region in Syria: The Eastern Ghouta region is the last opposition-held enclave near the capital Damascus.  
  9. No-trust motion against Centre is our ‘last resort’, says Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu: The Telugu Desam Party – the BJP’s only southern ally – has been at odds with the government, alleging the state was not allocated enough funds in the Budget.  
  10. Rajasthan withdraws controversial bill that shielded public servants, gagged media: Following widespread protests, the proposed bill was in October 2017 referred to a select committee, which was expected to submit a report on February 5.