A look at the headlines right now:

  1. An outpouring of grief on Twitter after acting legend Sridevi’s death: The actress was renowned for her naturalistic acting abilities, her comic timing, and her graceful dancing skills.
  2. India suggests WTO reforms after food subsidy row with the US, calls for informal meet: India has also invited Pakistan’s Commerce Minister Pervaiz Malik to participate in the informal talks on March 19.
  3. Manohar Parrikar re-admitted to hospital for dehydration: The chief minister was admitted to the Goa Medical College after complaining of abdominal pain.
  4. Hindus are responsible for India and need to unite, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat: ‘There are Hindus in this country who do not know they are Hindus,’ he said.
  5. ED to get warrants against Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi if they fail to appear for questioning: The agency may send judicial requests to a dozen countries to obtain details about the overseas businesses of the two accused in the Rs 11,380-crore scam.
  6. Tripura re-polling under way at six booths, 37.07% voter turnout till 11 am: One of the booths is in Chief Minister Manik Sarkar’s Dhanpur constituency.
  7. CBI registers Rs 109-crore loan default case against Uttar Pradesh’s sugar company: The Oriental Bank of Commerce had granted Rs 148 crore in 2011 to Simbhaoli Sugars, one of India’s largest sugar refinery companies.
  8. Haryana government decides to include Gayatri Mantra in morning prayers in schools: The state education minister said the decision was made after the move to include the Bhagvad Gita in the syllabus ‘yielded positive results’.
  9. Kerala Police arrest top official of foundation accused of teaching communal content in its schools: The Peace Educational Foundation allegedly included study material aimed at disrupting communal harmony in the school curriculum.
  10. China moves to lift 2-year limit on president’s term, sets stage for Xi Jinping to lead indefinitely: The ruling Communist Party also proposed that Xi’s political ideology should be written into the Constitution.