A look at the headlines right now:

  1. SC dismisses plea seeking rules to allocate cases in top courts, says CJI at helm of the institution: The petition had sought the Supreme Court to ensure Constitution Benches are comprised of the five senior-most judges.
  2. Zuckerberg apologises for data leak, says Facebook working with Robert Mueller on Russia inquiry: He appeared before US senators after it came to light that private information of 87 million Facebook users was harvested by Cambridge Analyitca.  
  3. Suspected militants kill soldier, civilian in Jammu and Kashmir encounter: Two security personnel were injured in the gunfight, which is going on in Kulgam district’s Khudwani area.  
  4. Postmortem report of Unnao rape survivor’s father shows 14 injuries: The man died in judicial custody on Monday.
  5. Om Mitharval bags bronze as Jitu Rai disappoints in 50m Pistol event: Shreyasi Singh clinched India’s 12th gold after dramatic finale in double trap.
  6. Tripura CM alleges Left taught students Marxist propaganda, promises to introduce NCERT syllabus: The communists wanted the people of the state to study Mao Zedong and forget our Hindu kings, Biplab Kumar Deb said during a NITI Aayog event in Agartala.
  7. Law Commission working on draft proposal on simultaneous elections, reports The New Indian Express: It proposes that a group of 19 states and Union territories go to the polls in 2019 when the Lok Sabha elections are scheduled.  
  8. India, China hold disarmament talks in Beijing but NSG standoff continues: Beijing has been blocking New Delhi’s entry into the 48-member group that regulates global trade in nuclear material.
  9. Seven Myanmar soldiers sentenced to 10 years for killing Rohingya men, says Army: The men were hacked to death and buried in a mass grave in Rakhine’s Inn Din village in September.  
  10. Supreme Court wants to see papers signed by Shah Jahan after Sunni Wakf board says it owns Taj Mahal: ‘Who in India will believe it belongs to the wakf board?,’ the bench said while hearing a petition filed by the Archaeological Survey of India.