A look at the headlines right now:

  1. All CCTV cameras at Apollo were turned off during Jayalalithaa’s stay, says hospital chairperson: Dr Prathap Reddy said the former Tamil Nadu chief minister was the only patient in the ICU and was not allowed any visitors. 
  2. 100% Aadhaar authentication is not possible, but no one will be denied benefits, UIDAI tells SC: The Supreme Court framed six questions for the Centre about Aadhaar, privacy and data security. 
  3. Rahul Gandhi accuses Centre of making up data theft story to divert attention from Iraq deaths: Meanwhile, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg admitted to a breach of trust in the data breach scandal. 
  4. Five militants killed in Kupwara encounter were foreign members of Lashkar-e-Taiba, claim police: They are believed to have crossed the LoC and met a militant group that already has a presence in the Valley.   
  5. India successfully test-fires BrahMos missile from Pokharan in Rajasthan: Brahmos is the world’s fastest supersonic missile, flying at almost three times the speed of sound.
  6. Delhi presents ‘first green Budget’, aims at better pollution control this year: The Aam Aadmi Party government allocated 26% of the Rs 53,000-crore Budget to education. 
  7. Jodhpur court orders Hardik Pandya to be booked for alleged tweet insulting Ambedkar, says report: The petitioner, an advocate, claimed that the cricketer had ‘committed a serious crime and hurt the sentiments of my entire community’.  
  8. Iraqi official says the 39 Indian hostages were killed more than a year ago: Iraq’s Department of Forensic Medicine Chief Dr Zaid Ali Abbas said the remains he received were ‘just skeletons, only bones’.  
  9. Former Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh, wife get bail in money laundering case: In February, the Enforcement Directorare charged Singh for projecting Rs 7 crore ‘proceeds of crime’ as agricultural income, in connivance with his wife.
  10. CBI registers case against Hyderabad firm for allegedly cheating Union Bank of India: Totem Infrastructure Limited had reportedly secured a loan from a consortium of eight banks.