A look at the headlines right now:

  1. After elections, BJP emerges as the single-largest party in Rajya Sabha, but NDA is still short of a majority: The saffron party won nine of the 10 seats in Uttar Pradesh, and one each in Karnataka, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.
  2. Centre’s notice to Cambridge Analytica asks whether it used data of Indian users: In its six-point questionnaire, the government sought the names of the entities that employed its services and how it got access to private user information.
  3. Truth has triumphed, says Arvind Kejriwal after Delhi High Court reinstates 20 AAP legislators: The chief minister’s media advisor, Nagender Sharma, said the court order was a ‘tight slap on the biased’ Election Commission.
  4. Karnataka grants minority status to Lingayat community: A Veerashaiva group has sought religious minority status for the entire sect and not just Lingayats, who are between 11.5% and 19% of the state’s population.
  5. Two suspected militants killed in Anantnag’s Dooru town in South Kashmir: The duo opened fire on security forces while they were carrying out a search operation in Shestergam village.
  6. Delhi Police stop JNU students, teachers marching to Parliament to protest varsity’s policies: Many protestors were injured when the police baton charged them and used water cannons.
  7. Toll rises to 19 in Theni forest fire incident as three more trekkers succumb to injuries: At least five people with over 40% burn injuries are still undergoing treatment in various private hospitals.
  8. A mosque can be destroyed, but it cannot be robbed of its religious significance, says Babri petitioner: Ejaz Maqbool has challenged a 1994 Supreme Court verdict ruling that a mosque ‘is not an essential part of the practice of Islam’.
  9. Publicise steps being taken to check if A320neo aircraft engines are safe, Bombay HC tells DGCA: The court told the regulatory body that grounding a few aircraft and following the directives of the European Air Safety Authority were not enough.
  10. Gunman kills at least one at a shopping mall, holds several people hostage in France: Prosecutors said the gunman had pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group.