A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ISRO confirms losing link with GSAT communications satellite: The Indian Space Research Organisation confirmed this after almost three days of no updates about its whereabouts.  
  2. Eight militants, two civilians and two Army jawans killed in separate encounters in Kashmir: At least four militants are believed to be trapped inside a house in an ongoing gunfight in Shopian’s Kachdoora area.
  3. Two teachers, coaching centre owner arrested in Delhi for CBSE paper leak: It is likely that multiple groups were involved in the question paper leaks, the police said.  
  4. Actor Sridevi was given state funeral on the orders of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis: A reply to an RTI query said the chief minister’s office gave a verbal order on February 25 about granting the actor the honour.  
  5. DMK announces shutdown in Tamil Nadu on April 5 to protest Centre’s delay in forming Cauvery board: The party’s cadres will wave black flags when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Chennai on April 11.  
  6. In UP, Dalit couple fights for right to take baraat through upper-caste streets, says report: The bride, groom and their families have been facing stiff opposition from the Thakur community and local authorities, who say they will not ‘change tradition’.  
  7. BJP minister’s son arrested in connection with Bhagalpur communal clashes a week after warrant was issued: Arijit Shashwat will be produced in a Bhagalpur court on Sunday. 
  8. Bhopal jail authorities tortured under-trial SIMI men, denied them food, sleep, says human rights body: Prison authorities have called the National Human Rights Commission’s report ‘one-sided’.  
  9. UN, EU call for independent probe into Palestinian deaths on Gaza border: Sixteen Palestinians were killed and more than 1,400 injured in clashes with Israeli forces on Friday. 
  10. Film director CV Rajendran dies in Chennai at 81: He worked in the Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi film industries for nearly three decades.