A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Day after Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu says TDP ministers will resign from the Union Cabinet, BJP members quit state Cabinet: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s said the state can get a ‘special package’, but not special category status.
  2. Dawood Ibrahim aide and 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Mohamed Farooq extradited from Dubai: He will be produced before the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities court in Mumbai around 11 am on Thursday.
  3. Cabinet clears 2% increase in dearness allowance for central government employees: The move, expected to benefit about 48.41 lakh central government employees and 61.17 lakh pensioners, will be effective from January 1, 2018.
  4. UN human rights chief says he is disturbed by discrimination against Dalits, Muslims in India: Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said he is concerned that criticism of the government is met by claims that it constitutes sedition or a threat to national security.  
  5. Karnataka Lokayukta Justice PV Shetty stabbed inside his office in Bengaluru: He is in hospital and is now in a stable condition.
  6. Architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi becomes the first Indian to win Pritzker Prize: It is the most prestigious award in the field of architecture.    
  7. One student killed, another injured in shooting at high school in Alabama: The police said they were considering it a case of accidental shooting currently.
  8. BR Ambedkar’s statue vandalised in Meerut, six detained in Kolkata for damaging Jana Sangh leader’s bust: The Madras High Court toldthe Tamil Nadu government to protect statues of all leaders after Periyar’s bust was defaced in Vellore.
  9. Google Doodle shares stories of 12 female artists from across the world on International Women’s Day: The company said it had translated each story in more than 80 languages.
  10. Aadhaar not mandatory to apply for any national examination, rules Supreme Court: The bench on Wednesday heard a plea against the requirement of Aadhaar for students applying for NEET this year.