A look at the headlines right now:

  1. BJP announces 72 names, including CM candidate Yeddyurappa, in first list for Karnataka elections: Voting to the 224-seat Assembly is scheduled for May 12.  
  2. Jitu Rai, Mitharval win gold and bronze in 10m Air Pistol event: Mehuli Ghosh and Apurvi Chandela bagged the silver and bronze medals in 10 m Air Rifle, and Pradeep Singh clinched silver in men’s 105kg category.
  3. Rahul and Sonia Gandhi should worry about losing their Lok Sabha seats, not about Modi, says BJP: Anil Baluni made the remark after the Congress president said the prime minister could lose Varanasi in the 2019 polls if the Opposition united.
  4. SC refuses to intervene in West Bengal panchayat polls, asks BJP to approach Election commission: The saffron party had sought to extend the last day to file nominations for the polls and demanded that nomination forms be available online.
  5. Kashmiri man says he has no job and faces boycott a year after he was made a ‘human shield’: ‘What was my mistake? Going to the polling booth and casting my vote?’, Farooq Ahmed Dar asked in an interview to PTI.
  6. BJP ally in Uttar Pradesh accuses Adityanath government of ‘ignoring MLAs’: The Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party head said it was high time that they pull out of the alliance.
  7. ‘If asked, I will support Congress in Madhya Pradesh’, says Hardik Patel: At a rally in Bundelkhand, the Patidar leader said he, Dalit MLA Jignesh Mevani and OBC leader Alpesh Thakore were ready to work like they did in Gujarat.
  8. Centre writes to CJI again after Karnataka High Court clears judge of sexual harassment charges: The law minister’s letter counters one that SC judge Jasti Chelameswar had written to Dipak Misra questioning the government’s interference in judicial matters.
  9. Jet Airways plane hits truck at Delhi airport, another with technical snag returns to Lucknow: While the Dubai-Delhi flight with 133 people on board hit a catering vehicle, the pilot of the Lucknow flight reported a landing gear problem.  
  10. Tamil actors start protest for Cauvery Management Board, Rajinikanth urges Chennai Super Kings to wear black arm bands: Other actors such as Kamal Haasan, Vijay, Vishal, Sivakarthikeyan, Udhaya and Aarthi Ganesh participated in the day-long protest in the state capital.