A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Actor Sridevi cremated with state honours in Mumbai: Fans, Bollywood celebrities attended a condolence meet held in her memory.
  2.  Congress calls Karti Chidambaram’s arrest a diversionary tactic: The CBI produced the son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in a Delhi court after arresting him in Chennai earlier in the day. 
  3. Congress leads in MP’s Mungaoli and Kolaras bye-elections, Biju Janata Dal wins Odisha’s Bijepur: In Madhya Pradesh, it is a direct fight between the Congress and the BJP.
  4. Kanchi mutt Sankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati dies at 82: The cause of death is not yet known.  
  5. I have a business to take care of outside India, cannot return, Nirav Modi tells CBI: The investigating agency told him that the Indian High Commission in the country he is currently in would make his travel arrangements.
  6. India’s GDP growth rises from 6.3% to 7.2% for the third quarter of 2017: The government also revised its growth forecast for the 2017-’18 financial year to 6.6% from its previous prediction of 6.5%.
  7. MEA says India had no hand in inviting Khalistani militant to dinner with Justin Trudeau: The Canadian prime minister appeared to agree with his Opposition that ‘factions within the Indian government’ were behind the Jaspal Atwal debacle.
  8. Suspended BJP leader Manoj Baitha, accused in hit-and-run case, surrenders: He allegedly rammed his SUV into students outside a government school in Muzaffarpur last week, killing nine of them.  
  9. Former Bihar CM and Hindustani Awam Morcha leader Jitan Ram Manjhi quits NDA, joins Grand Alliance: The former CM had threatened to leave the NDA if his party was not granted a Rajya Sabha seat.
  10. 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.