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 Day after ‘Bharat Bandh’, mobs set the houses of a Dalit MLA, and an ex-legislator on fire in Hindaun, Rajasthan.
  2. CBSE decides against re-test for Class 10 mathematics paper: The HRD Ministry set up a panel to examine the CBSE’s board exam process after question papers were leaked.
  3. PM Narendra Modi orders retraction of Centre’s order on regulation of fake news: The Press Council said the Centre’s plan to check fake news was good but journalists must not be punished before an inquiry, while the VHP chief called the order an ‘undeclared emergency’.
  4. IISc Bengaluru is India’s best university, Delhi’s JNU ranks second: Union minister Prakash Javadekar has told all public institutions to take part in the NIRF ranking process from next year or face fund cuts.
  5. Both Israelis, Palestinians have the right to have their own land, says Saudi Arabian crown prince: Mohammed bin Salman’s remarks indicate improving relations between Riyadh and Tel Aviv after decades of tensions.
  6. Chandrababu Naidu urges regional parties to fight ‘injustice’ by Centre against non-NDA states: The Andhra Pradesh chief minister met several Opposition MPs at Parliament on Tuesday.
  7. Delhi High Court disposes of defamation suits Arun Jaitley filed against Arvind Kejriwal: The court accepted the joint settlement application the two leaders filed after the Delhi chief minister apologised to the Union finance minister.
  8. Civilian dies a day after he was injured in police chase in Kangan, Jammu and Kashmir: Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed concern over the situation in the state and called for investigation into civilian deaths.
  9. Indian boxing team doctor let off with reprimand for breach of no-needle protocol at CWG: Doctor Amol Patil didn’t discard a syringe as per the stipulated procedure after administering an injection to an athlete.
  10. Serious Fraud Investigation Office may look into ICICI Bank loan to Videocon Group: ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar backed out of a FICCI event where she was guest of honour.