A look at the headlines right now:

  1. India and France sign 14 agreements after talks between President Emmanuel Macron and PM Modi: The two leaders reiterated their commitment to the international solar alliance and spoke of a joint strategic vision for the Indian Ocean.  
  2. Commerce Minister Suresh Prabhu assigned additional charge of Ministry of Civil Aviation: President Ram Nath Kovind made the decision based on advice from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 
  3. ‘No need for lessons on democracy from a failed state,’ says India to Pakistan in UN meeting: Envoy Mini Devi Kumam delivered the scathing remarks after Islamabad raised the Kashmir dispute at the Human Rights Council meeting for the second day in a row.    
  4. GST Council fails to come up with simplified way of filing returns, extends present system: However, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the e-way bill for interstate goods transport would be rolled out from April 1.
  5. Scientists, technocrat, academician deny endorsing JNU statement against students’ agitation: Former ISRO Chairperson G Madhavan Nair, who has signed the declaration, said it was issued at the instance of the RSS’ science wing.
  6. J&K Police seek Centre’s sanction to prosecute 23 Army personnel accused of killing a lecturer: The police said that the Army had cooperated in the inquiry so far and had allowed investigators to record the jawans’ statements.  
  7. Left Front withdraws its candidate for the Charilam constituency citing ongoing violence in Tripura: State CPI(M) secretary Bijan Dhar said that the decision was taken after the Election Commission did not consider its demand to postpone the polls.  
  8. Donald Trump says deal with North Korea is ‘in the making’: North Korea is yet to comment on the announcement about the meeting between the US president and Kim Jong-un.
  9. Nigerian man killed, another injured as two groups clash in Delhi’s Chattarpur: A Nigerian man has been detained in connection with the death. 
  10. Tibetan PM-in-exile urges China to hold a dialogue with the Dalai Lama: Lobsang Sangay said 152 Tibetans had self-immolated since 2009 demanding freedom for the region.