A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Salman Khan sentenced to five years in jail, others acquitted by Jodhpur court in the blackbuck poaching case: The Jodhpur court also levied a penalty of Rs 10,000 on the actor.
  2. Flawless Mirabai Chanu bags India’s first gold medal with a record show at the 2018 Commonwealth Games: The 23-year-old reigning World Champion lifted 26 kgs more from her second-placed opponent.  
  3. MK Stalin detained during state-wide bandh to demand formation of Cauvery Management Board: AIADMK mocked after photos of alleged party cadre taking lunch break during hunger strike go viral.
  4. UK turns down Russia’s request to join investigation into attack on former spy: London and its allies have alleged that Moscow had a role in the attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury.  
  5. Proposed FRDI Bill triggers cash crisis in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, says report: Depositors are withdrawing their money because they fear that the bill will cause losses in case a bank goes bankrupt.  
  6. BJP moves SC alleging its candidates are unable to file nomination for West Bengal panchayat polls: The saffron party asked for CRPF personnel to be deployed during the elections in May.  
  7. Supreme Court rejects former Brazilian president Lula da Silva’s plea to avoid jail: The country’s top court ruled that he must start serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption.  
  8. Man killed outside block development officer’s building in West Bengal, BJP accuses TMC of murder: The BJP moved the SC and claimed that its candidates are unable to file nomination for panchayat polls.
  9. Facebook says data leak to Cambridge Analytica much wider than estimated: In a blogpost on Wednesday, the social media website’s Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer said data of up to 87 million people had been improperly shared. 
  10. Donald Trump signs order deploying National Guard troops to US-Mexican border: The move comes after the president failed to persuade the US Congress or the Mexican government to fund a wall that he planned to build along the border.