A look at the headlines right now:

  1. In severe blow to BJP, Telugu Desam Party quits National Democratic Alliance: Party chief Chandrababu Naidu is likely to support a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
  2. Four killed, 8 vehicles trapped as foot overbridge collapses in Florida: The 174-feet bridge was built in just six hours over an eight-lane highway last week.  
  3. Delhi CM Kejriwal apologises to Punjab leader Bikram Majithia, withdraws drug trade allegations: The Aam Aadmi Party, which is facing more than 20 defamation cases, will apologise to several others, a report said.  
  4. India says Iran is free to choose its partner for Chabahar project: External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar’s comments come days after Iran invited Pakistan to join the project.
  5. Toll from Theni forest fire rises to 14, case filed against trekking club owner: Between 35 to 40 trekkers were caught in the fire at Kurangani forest on Sunday.
  6. Two suspected militants killed in Pulwama gunfight: They had attempted to disarm a Bharatiya Janata Party leader’s personal security guard.  
  7. Centre may call early Lok Sabha polls after BJP’s defeat in Uttar Pradesh bye-elections, says Mayawati: The Bahujan Samaj Party chief said the Modi government had imposed a ‘dictatorship’ in the country which was worse than the 1975 Emergency.
  8. US imposes sanctions on Russia for alleged meddling in 2016 polls, accuses it of hacking energy grid: It is not known when the new measures will take effect.
  9. US-Bangla Airlines suspends flights to Nepal after Kathmandu plane crash: The air carrier did not announce any timeline for the resumption of services.
  10. Central University of Orissa closed indefinitely to ‘avoid untoward incidents’ during student protest: The students were asked to leave the Koraput campus and police personnel were deployed at the varsity.