A look at the headlines right now:

  1. CBI arrests Karti Chidambaram for allegedly violating Foreign Exchange Management Act: The investigating agency arrested the former finance minister’s son at Chennai airport and is taking him to Delhi to be produced in court.   
  2. Fans, Bollywood celebrities attend Sridevi’s condolence meet in MumbaiThe actor will be cremated at the Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery around 3.30 pm.
  3. In Madhya Pradesh bye-polls, Congress leads in both Kolaras and Mungaoli: In Odisha’s Bijepur, the Biju Janata Dal candidate was leading by over 6,000 votes at 10.30 am.
  4. Former stock broker Ketan Parekh gets three years in jail for violating SEBI Act: The Panther Fincap and Management Services Ltd director was found to have violated the SEBI Act while acquiring the shares of Shonkh Technologies International.   
  5. UN finds evidence that North Korea is helping Syria build ‘chemical weapons’, say reports: The development follows reports of suspected use of chlorine gas by the Bashar al-Assad-led Syrian government.   
  6. Exit polls predict massive gains for BJP in Tripura, close competition in Nagaland: In Meghalaya, the ruling Congress is predicted to win 13 to 19 seats.   
  7. After PNB scam, Centre asks state-run banks to identify operational risks in 15 days: The Finance Ministry directed the banks’ managing directors to detect frauds and refer the cases to the CBI.  
  8. Maldives says it turned down India’s invitation for naval exercises because of an emergency at home: Indian Navy Chief Sunil Lanba had said that Maldives will not be participating in Milan, a biennial regional naval exercise.   
  9. Former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha leader Jitan Ram Manjhi quits NDA: The former CM had threatened to leave the NDA if his party was not granted a Rajya Sabha seat.   
  10. Facebook removes Myanmar monk’s page for ‘inflammatory posts’ about Muslims: Burmese anti-Muslim movement leader Ashin Wirathu was once dubbed as the ‘Buddhist Bin Laden’.