The big news: Supreme Court upholds Hadiya’s marriage, and nine other top stories
Other headlines: Two TDP leaders resigned from the Union Cabinet, and the statues of Mahatma Gandhi and BR Ambedkar were vandalised in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
A look at the headlines right now:
- ‘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.
- Two TDP leaders resign from their posts in the Union Cabinet: Two BJP members quit the Andhra Pradesh Cabinet.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.