A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Convicted Khalistani militant invited to dine with Justin Trudeau, event called off after row: The event was cancelled after the Canadian PM faced criticism from the media, which has been questioning his soft stand on pro-Khalistan groups.
  2. Army chief says Assam’s AIUDF has grown at a faster pace than BJP did in early years: Bipin Rawat made the remark while talking about the influx of migrants from Bangladesh into northeast India.
  3. Vipul Ambani was directly involved in the Rs 11,400-crore PNB scam, CBI tells court: The agency said that he was fully aware of the fraudulent Letters of Undertaking and the applications were made from his Mumbai office.
  4. This is your party’, says Kamal Haasan as he launches Makkal Needhi Maiam in Madurai: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal attended the launch on Wednesday.
  5. Donald Trump suggests arming teachers with guns to stop school shootings: He also promised to strengthen background and mental health checks on people who buy guns.
  6. Jawan injured in gunfight with militants in Bandipora: Meanwhile, an alleged ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops was reported in the Uri sector.
  7. Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation lowers interest rates on deposits from 8.65% to 8.55%: The retirement fund body had last reduced the interest rate in 2016-’17.
  8. Bombay HC rebukes CBI for not giving enough evidence against accused in Sohrabuddin encounter case: The court has been hearing petitions filed by the CBI against the discharge of two police officers in the alleged fake encounter case.
  9. Karnataka Congress MLA’s son sent to two-week judicial custody for assault: Mohammed Haris Nalapad confessed to the crime during interrogation, police said.
  10. Jammu and Kashmir Police charge protestors with sedition for criticising BJP: They had accused the party of ignoring border residents while attending the cremation of a former serviceman.