A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Ravi Shankar Prasad accuses Congress of having links with Cambridge Analytica amid data breach row: The Congress, however, denied the allegations. 
  2. Five security personnel, five suspected militants killed in Kupwara encounter in Kashmir: The gunfight began in the district’s Arampura-Halmatpura area on Tuesday, but the Kashmir Zone Police reported fresh firing on Wednesday.
  3. Jharkhand court sentences 11 convicts, including BJP worker, to life for lynching man in Ramgarh: They beat the 55-year-old man to death in June 2017 on the suspicion of carrying beef in his van.  
  4. FIR filed against DMK’s Stalin for protesting against Ram Rajya Yatra: Fifty other party MLAs have also been named in the complaint.
  5. Students urge JNU to suspend professor accused of sexual harassment, ‘appalled’ at swift bail: They said Atul Johri was giving the episode a ‘political colour’.
  6. DMK leader Stalin asks 10 non-BJP states to oppose Centre’s new terms for sharing funds with states: The Dravida Munnetra Kazagham leader said the Bharatiya Janata Party’s unilateral decision will affect the states’ financial autonomy.
  7. Sasikala says Jayalalithaa refused to go to hospital hours before she fainted, say reports: The jailed AIADMK leader made the claim in her affidavit to the judicial commission investigating the former chief minister’s death.  
  8. Mob attacks police station in Bihar’s Arwal district after accused’s death in police custody: Police said Pawan Sao, an accused in a dacoity case, allegedly consumed poison inside his cell.  
  9. Ex-Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Trump wants confidentiality deal invalidated: Meanwhile, a court in New York allowed a defamation suit against the US president – filed by a former reality TV contestant – to proceed.  
  10. Boko Haram sends back 91 of 110 girls abducted from Nigeria’s Dapchi town in February: The militant group reportedly apologised to the girls’ parents, claiming it had mistaken them to be Christians.