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The big news: Supreme Court to hear Centre’s review petition on SC/ST Act, and 9 other top stories

Other headlines: An IAF chopper crash landed near Kedarnath temple, and the Centre said journalists could lose press credentials for fake news.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Supreme Court to hear Centre’s review petition on SC/ST Act at 2 pm: The bench agreed to hear the plea a day after at least nine people died and hundreds of others were detained after violence broke out in several states.
  2. IAF helicopter catches fire after crash landing at helipad near Uttarakahnd’s Kedarnath temple: Four people, including the pilot, suffered minor injuries.
  3. Journalists accused of reporting fake news will lose press credentials till complaint is verified: According to a media report, a website questioning news stories and promoted by Union ministers has links with Narendra Modi’s ‘Exam Warriors’ book.
  4. Gujarat HC grants relief to man accused of raping wife, but bats for law against marital rape: Justice JB Pardiwala said section 375 of the IPC provides that sexual intercourse between husband and wife, who is above the age of 18, is not rape.
  5. US adds Hafiz Saeed’s political front, Milli Muslim League, to terror list: The designation of foreign terrorist organisation aims to curb the organisation’s resources that it uses to conduct acts of terrorism, a statement said.  
  6. Gauri Lankesh murder: Suspect attended Sanathan Sanstha meetings, reports Indian Express: The Special Investigation Team, that is probing the larger conspiracy, is trying to ascertain if Kumar was roped into the controversy at any of these meetings.
  7. AIADMK workers begin hunger strike in protest against Centre’s delay in setting up Cauvery board: Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi asked PM Modi to set up Cauvery management board immediately.
  8. Armed men shoot dead four members of Christian family in Pakistani city of Quetta: The police said the attack was an act of terrorism.
  9. Serious Fraud Investigation Office may look into ICICI Bank loan to Videocon Group: The Mumbai office of the SFIO has asked the New Delhi headquarters if it can investigate the Rs 3,250-crore loan as it concerns ‘public money’.
  10. Google Doodle marks feminist freedom fighter Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay’s 115th birth anniversary: The illustration includes a caricature of her surrounded by artistes and artisans to symbolise her contribution to the setting up of key cultural institutions. 
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