A look at the headlines right now:

  1. PM Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh condemn vandalism of statues, ask states to deal with cases sternly: Tamil Nadu leaders, meanwhile, demanded H Raja’s arrest following his post on Periyar’s statue, and the Kolkata Police detained six people for defacing Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s bust.
  2. Kansas man pleads guilty to shooting dead Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla: Adam Purinton had fatally shot Kuchibhotla at a bar in Kansas in February 2017 while yelling ‘get out of my country’.
  3. Dawood Ibrahim wants to return to India but has certain conditions, lawyer tells court: Shyam Keswani said the gangster wants to be kept in Mumbai’s Arthur Road jail and is ready to face all the charges against him.
  4. Centre may extend March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar to services, says attorney general: The court said Venugopal had raised a valid point and that it would not allow the petitioners’ counsel to raise this matter again.  
  5. Lok Sabha adjourned for the day, Rajya Sabha till 2 pm as protests continue: After two days of continuous disruptions, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan called for a meeting of all party leaders at 1 pm on Wednesday.
  6. Delhi HC asks ED to reply to Nirav Modi’s plea, says case details are sketchy: The bench said the billionaire’s advocate Vijay Aggarwal was himself not sure about the facts of the matter.  
  7. Ritual threads of 15 people allegedly cut in Chennai: The suspects shouted slogans hailing social reformer Periyar, the police said.
  8. Donald Trump’s Chief Economic Adviser Gary Cohn resigns: He is said to be upset by the president’s plans to impose heavy tariffs on aluminium and steel imports – a move that has triggered fears of a global trade war.
  9. Vijay Mallya’s luxury yacht impounded in Malta: The Indian businessman did not pay more than $1 million in wages to the crew of the ‘Indian Empress’.
  10. Shimla Police book actor Jeetendra in sexual assault case: He had allegedly assaulted his cousin at a hotel in 1971.