A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘BJP uses hatred, Congress follows ideology of fraternity,’ says Rahul Gandhi at party’s plenary session: The Congress president’s Twitter handle was changed from @OfficeOfRG to just @RahulGandhi ahead of the two-day event.
  2. BJP worker’s father beheaded over land dispute, not for naming square after Modi, says Bihar deputy CM: Calling the allegation ‘totally false’, Sushil Kumar Modi said the ‘Modi chowk board was put up long back’.
  3. Centre waiting for TDP’s response to proposed special package scheme for Andhra, says Arun Jaitley: The finance minister said the government was committed to providing the funds promised to the state after its bifurcation, but not under a special status.
  4. DMK leader MK Stalin says he hopes southern states come together to demand separate Dravidanadu: Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said South India pays more taxes than it gets in return.
  5. Xi Jinping re-elected president of China with no term limit anymore: None of the nearly 3,000 members of the Great Hall of the People voted against him.
  6. Congress criticises Meghalaya governor for delivering Assembly speech in Hindi: MLA Ampareen Lyngdoh walked out of the House, claiming Ganga Prasad had disrespected people’s sentiments.
  7. India accuses Pakistan of blocking government websites, affecting visa applications: The Indian High Commission has received several complaints from people seeking to fill visa forms or information from websites that end with .gov.in.
  8. Jharkhand court convicts 11, including BJP worker, for lynching man over beef in Ramgarh: They had beaten a 55-year-old man to death in June 2017 on suspicion of carrying beef in his van.
  9. AAP MP Sanjay Singh says he won’t apologise for his allegations of drug trade against Punjab leader: The Lok Insaf Party broke its alliance with the AAP in Punjab in protest against Arvind Kejriwal’s apology to BS Majithia.
  10. Court finds Jagtar Singh Tara guilty of role in former Punjab CM Beant Singh’s assassination: The Chandigarh court will pronounce the quantum of sentence on Saturday.