A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Election Commission sets up committee to look into possible leak of Karnataka poll schedule: The panel, which has a week to submit its report, will seek information from media houses and individuals who shared the dates before the official announcement.  
  2. Mamata Banerjee meets Opposition leaders in Delhi, says they must help regional parties defeat BJP: The West Bengal chief minister said the BJP-led government at the Centre had lost all credibility with the public.
  3. Mayawati says BSP will not contest Uttar Pradesh’s Kairana, Noorpur bye-polls: Her statement indicates that the Samajwadi Party, whose alliance with the BSP won the Gorakhpur and Phulpur elections, would have to go alone.  
  4. Cambridge Analytica worked extensively in India, has offices and staff, whistleblower tells UK panel: Former employee Christopher Wylie of the data firm said the Congress party might have been a client of the company.  
  5. Deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN extended by three months to June 30: The earlier deadline was March 31.
  6. In a major gaffe, Amit Shah calls BJP leader Yeddyurappa’s former Karnataka government ‘most corrupt’: The party chief misspoke at a press conference in Karnataka, after which he corrected himself and said he meant to say Chief Minister Siddaramaiah.
  7. GST revenue collection for February fell to Rs 85,174 crore: Around 59.51 lakh assesses – 69% of total taxpayers – filed their returns.
  8. Prashant Bhushan meets Mamata Banerjee about moving possible impeachment motion against CJI: Leaders of the Congress, the Trinamool Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party and the CPI(M) discussed the matter last week.
  9. JNU missing student Najeeb Ahmad’s mother sues media houses for linking him with Islamic State group: Her petition has sought Rs 2.2 crore in damages, a retraction of the articles and an unconditional apology.  
  10. Hindutva outfits organise tableau honouring Rajsamand murder accused in Jodhpur: Shiv Sena leader Hari Singh said Shambulal Regar was fully justified in killing a Muslim man and setting him on fire.