A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Supreme Court refuses to stay its order on SC/ST Act, asks all parties to file detailed replies: A two-judge bench was hearing a plea against the order a day after at least nine people died and hundreds of others were detained during protests in several states.
  2. PM Narendra Modi orders retraction of Centre’s order on regulation of fake news: Website promoted by ministers questioning news stories linked to Modi’s Exam Warriors book, a report said.
  3. CBSE decides against re-test for Class 10 mathematics paper: School Education Secretary Anil Swarup said the decision was taken ‘keeping in mind the paramount interest of students’.
  4. Both Houses adjourned for the day, Rajnath Singh briefs MPs on Dalit protests amid din: The home minister urged citizens and members to maintain peace in the aftermath of Monday’s violence.  
  5. UP Police detain RSS leader mistaking him for a Dalit protestor, apologise after ‘realising mistake’: Rakesh Sinha, a Delhi University professor, said the police shoved him into a jeep and allegedly verbally abused him until they confirmed his identity.  
  6. AIADMK workers begin hunger strike in protest against Centre’s delay in setting up Cauvery board: Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam also joined a protest in Chennai.  
  7. Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi asks PM Modi to set up Cauvery management board immediately: Her letter to the prime minister follows the chief minister’s announcement to file a contempt plea against the Centre on the matter.
  8. US President Donald Trump has invited Vladimir Putin to the White House, says Kremlin: Russia first revealed the invitation, indicating it may be trying to move beyond the US diplomatic expulsions in response to attack on an ex-Russian spy in UK.
  9. IAF helicopter catches fire after crash landing at helipad near Kedarnath temple: Four people, including the pilot, suffered minor injuries.  
  10. Armed men shoot dead four members of Christian family in Pakistan’s Quetta: The police said the attack was a targeted one and an act of terrorism.