A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Karnataka accepts panel’s recommendation to recognise Lingayat community as a separate religion: The state minorities commission formed a seven-member committee in December to examine the demand.
  2. Arvind Kejriwal apologises to Nitin Gadkari and Kapil Sibal: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the Aam Aadmi Party will apologise to people they have hurt.
  3. CBI court convicts Lalu Prasad Yadav in Dumka Treasury case: The bench acquitted former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra in the case.
  4. Hundreds of people protest in Panaji against ban on mining activities: Truckers and mine workers defied prohibitory orders and blocked entry and exit points to the state capital.
  5. TDP, YSR Congress’ no-confidence motion not taken up in Lok Sabha amid uproar: Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said the no-trust motion against the Centre cannot be linked to the Cauvery dispute.
  6. Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai takes over from Geelani as chief of Kashmiri separatist group Tehreek-e-Hurriyat: A spokesperson said Sehrai would remain the head until the Hurriyat Conference conducts elections later this year.
  7. Mumbai Police issue prohibitory notices to leaders of strike by Ola and Uber drivers: Drivers in major cities are likely to join the ‘indefinite strike’, that started at midnight.  
  8. ED moves Delhi HC against acquittal of A Raja, Kanimozhi and others in 2G spectrum scam: A special CBI court had let off all 19 accused in the case in December, saying there was lack of evidence to convict them.
  9. Another IndiGo A320neo aircraft grounded in Jammu, the third in 24 hours: On Sunday, the budget airline grounded two more planes, in Delhi and Srinagar, citing safety concerns.  
  10. Delhi University Teachers’ Association begin five-day strike against funding policy: The association has asked students and their parents to support the agitation.