A look at the headlines right now:

  1. CBSE Class 12 accountancy paper allegedly leaked, AAP’s Manish Sisodia asks for investigation: Reports claimed the Central Board of Secondary Education is holding an emergency meeting to discuss the matter.
  2. SC asks Gujarat court to not proceed with criminal defamation case against The Wire: On April 12, the top court will hear a petition by the news website to get the case quashed.
  3. TTV Dinakaran launches new party – Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam: He said his party would use the cooker symbol till he manages to retrieve the AIADMK’s two-leaves symbol.
  4. Samajwadi Party deals blow to BJP in bye-elections, wins Phulpur and GorakhpurThe Rashtriya Janata Dal retained the Jehanabad seat as well as Araria Lok Sabha seat in Bihar.
  5. Haryana school principal allegedly rapes Class 10 student after promising to help her clear exams: The accused reportedly made another student write the 16-year-old’s physical education paper.
  6. Indian subsidy schemes at WTO harm American workers and make the playing field uneven, says US: Government data show thousands of Indian companies receive benefits worth $7 billion annually from these schemes.
  7. ‘I will not inculcate the idea of lesbianism in schools’, says West Bengal education minister: On March 8, an all-girls’ school made 10 students forcibly write a letter that they were lesbians, leading to protests in the city.
  8. Supreme Court dismisses all intervention applications in Ayodhya dispute: The bench also rejected 32 pleas urging to put the disputed land to ‘secular use’.  
  9. JNU removes seven department heads, one coordinator after they oppose attendance rule: The university had issued a circular in December 2017, saying it was planning to make 75% attendance for all courses compulsory.
  10. Pune tops list in urban governance survey, Bengaluru and Chennai among bottom five: The civic bodies of Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram also performed well in the Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems.