A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Sushma Swaraj confirms that 39 Indians missing in Iraq have died: The minister of external affairs told Rajya Sabha that General VK Singh will now go to Mosul to bring back the bodies.
  2. Train services on Central Railway resume slowly as students end protest: The members of the All India Act Apprentice Association claimed that there had been no recruitment in the sector over the last four years.
  3. Jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala’s husband M Natarajan dies in Chennai hospital: He died of multiple-organ failure.
  4. ‘We won’t compromise with attempts to divide society’, says Nitish Kumar in remarks hinting at BJP: The Bihar chief minister said he supports a statement by Lok Janshakti Party minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who warned against divisive comments.
  5. Multi-state Ram Rajya Rath Yatra arrives in Tirunelveli amid fears of communal tension: The district administration had imposed curbs to avoid incidents of violence, reports said.
  6. JNU students clash with police, demand action against professor accused of sexual harassment: The police have summoned Atul Kumar Johri for questioning, and the Delhi Women’s Commission has sought a status report on the investigation.
  7. Cambridge Analytica uses fake news, bribes and sex workers to sway election outcomes, claims report: Top executives of the data analytics firm purportedly made the claims to an undercover reporter.
  8. Clashes break out between members of Lingayat and Veerashaiva communities in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi city: The violence took place hours after the Siddaramaiah government said it was ready to classify Lingayat as a separate religion.
  9. Now, Arvind Kejriwal apologises to Nitin Gadkari and Kapil Sibal: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the party will apologise to people they have hurt.
  10. Telangana CM meets Mamata Banerjee, says ‘an alternative force’ is necessary for the 2019 Elections: The West Bengal chief minister is among the leaders who supported K Chandrashekhar Rao’s call for an alliance without the Congress and against the BJP.