A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Mayawati claims BJP used malpractices to win the ninth seat in Uttar Pradesh: The BSP chief said her party’s defeat would not affect the tie-up with the Samajwadi Party.
  2. Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu says Amit Shah’s letter is ‘full of false information’: The Telugu Desam Party leader accused the BJP national president of spreading lies.
  3. Lalu Prasad Yadav sentenced to 14 years in prison in fodder scam’s Dumka treasury case: He was awarded seven years each under the Indian Penal Code and the Prevention of Corruption Act, and both sentences will run consecutively.
  4. British investigators raid Cambridge Analytica’s office in London: The India government sent a notice to the British firm asking whether it had used data of Indian users.
  5. BJP emerges as the single-largest party in Rajya Sabha after elections, 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.
  6. Telugu Desam Party’s move to quit NDA ‘solely guided by political considerations’, says Amit Shah: In an open letter to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, the BJP national president said the decision was unfortunate and unilateral.
  7. Security researcher finds serious flaw in Aadhaar system that leaves data open for download, says report: The private information of all Aadhaar holders is vulnerable because of a state-run utility company, claimed Karan Saini.
  8. Delhi Police accused of assaulting journalists during JNU protest march: A video has emerged of the police manhandling a photojournalist and snatching her camera.
  9. Veerashaiva group in Karnataka seeks religious minority status for entire sect, not just Lingayats: The Akhila Bharata Veerashaiva Mahasabha said the government cannot grant the status to only those who adhere to the philosophy of social reformer Basavanna.
  10. Economy is growing at a decent pace, but Centre is still unable to create jobs, says Rahul Gandhi: The Congress president, once again, blamed demonetisation and GST for the ‘massive damage’ inflicted on growth and employment.