A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Both Parliament Houses adjourned minutes after Budget Session resumes post month-long break: Proceedings were stalled as leaders from Andhra Pradesh continued their protests for a special status for their state.
  2. Toll in Shopian encounter rises to six as Jammu and Kashmir authorities find two more bodies: The Army claimed that the youths who died in the shootout were overground militant workers, but local residents said they were civilians.
  3. BJP ally IPFT says next Tripura chief minister should be from a tribal community: The CPI(M) alleged party workers were attacked a day after the Assembly election results were declared.
  4. CBI says Nirav Modi allegedly bribed a Punjab National Bank official with gold and jewellery: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has initiated action against the jeweller for not declaring the correct value of diamonds imported and causing customs losses.
  5. Italy heads for hung Parliament as populist parties make gains, say exit polls: Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right coalition is projected to win, but still fall short of the majority required to form the government.
  6. Ads in Jammu newspapers call for deportation of Rohingya refugees: The campaign to evict the refugees has gained momentum since the terrorist attack at the Sunjuwan military camp in February.
  7. CBI court grants bail to Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti, her husband in money laundering case: The bench barred the two from leaving the country without the court’s permission.
  8. AAP accuses Delhi chief secretary of using complaints to divert attention from alleged bank fraud: Party MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj claimed Anshu Prakash had distorted facts in his plea challenging the breach of privilege notice that an Assembly panel had issued.
  9. Staff Selection Commission recommends CBI inquiry after a week of protests over alleged paper leak: Thousands of candidates have been agitating outside the SSC office in Delhi since February 27, alleging corruption in the way the exams are conducted.
  10. Prasar Bharati used reserve funds to pay staff their February salary, says CEO: It cost the public broadcaster Rs 208 crore, Sashi Shekhar Vempati said.