A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘Personal relationships are core of India’s plurality,’ says Supreme Court as it restores Hadiya’s marriage: The bench, however, allowed the NIA to continue its inquiry into the allegations of forced conversion.
  2. Two TDP leaders resign from their posts in the Union Cabinet: Two BJP members quit the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet.  
  3. Statues of Gandhi and BR Ambedkar vandalised in Kerala and Tamil Nadu: This is the latest in a series of attacks on statues of political figures across the country.
  4. Lok Sabha adjourned once again amid continued protests over Andhra Pradesh status: Legislators of the Telugu Desam Party stormed to the Well of the House holding placards and shouting slogans demanding special status to Andhra Pradesh.  
  5. In protest against gender inequality, women in Spain to stop working on International Women’s Day: More than 300 trains will be cancelled across Spain on Thursday as workers go on a strike to protest against the pay gap. 
  6. 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.  
  7. Indonesian zoo under fire after video shows orangutan smoking a cigarette: The endangered Bornean orangutan picked up and started smoking a cigarette that was thrown into its enclosure by a visitor.
  8. Protests break out in Tamil Nadu;’s Tiruchirappalli over woman’s death after policeman ‘kicks’ the bike she was on: Inspector Kamaraj chased a couple on a two-wheeler in Tiruchirappalli as the husband was not wearing a helmet.  
  9. Neiphiu Rio takes oath as Nagaland chief minister, BJP leader Y Patton becomes his deputy: BJP President Amit Shah, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju attended the swearing-in ceremony in Kohima.
  10. Former Russian spy and daughter were poisoned with nerve agent, say British Police: London Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were targeted specifically.