A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Public sector banks wrote off loans worth Rs 2.4 lakh crore between 2014 and 2017, says Centre: Responding to a question in the Rajya Sabha, the Finance Ministry refused to give borrower-wise information on written-off loans.  
  2. Three injured after woman opens fire at YouTube headquarters in California, suspect dead: The suspect was identified as Nasim Aghdam who believed the video sharing service had stopped paying her for the content she posted on the platform.
  3. Centre told Supreme Court not to remove anticipatory bail clause in SC/ST Act, says amicus curiae: In his report to the court, Amarendra Sharan had reasoned that the law’s provision barring anticipatory bail does not stand the test of constitutionality.  
  4. Gwalior Police search for man seen firing a gun in a Dalit-dominated neighbourhood: The police identified him as Raja Chauhan.
  5. Man named author of book on Mann Ki Baat show has ‘nothing to do with it’, Arun Shourie tells NDTV: A Press Information Bureau press release about the book, Mann Ki Baat: A Social Revolution on Radio, said Rajesh Jain, a former aide to the PM, is the author.
  6. Kerala government turns down Adani Group’s plea to extend Vizhinjam seaport deadline, say reports: Adani Vizhinjam Ports Ltd was to commission Phase I of the project in December 2019, but asked for a 16-month extension citing damage caused by Cyclone Ockhi.  
  7. Security forces gun down five Maoists in Jharkhand’s Latehar district: The encounter with the rebels is still on, Superintendent of Police Prashant Anand said.  
  8. Mizoram’s militant outfit signs peace deal with government, to lay down arms on April 12: The state government will provide amnesty to Hmar People’s Convention (Democratic) cadres who are facing criminal cases.  
  9. Municipal corporation asks over 1,500 illegal meat shops in Gurugram to shut down in two days: The Municipal Corporation of Gurugram said licenses were renewed only for 129 authorised shops and notices were issued to the illegal shop owners.  
  10. Women, girls with disabilities who survive sexual violence face more barriers to get justice, says study: India brought in significant reforms after the 2012 gangrape, but implementation still has gaps, a report by Human Rights Watch said.