A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Supreme Court to urgently hear plea seeking transfer of Kathua rape and murder case to Chandigarh: Meanwhile, a group of ex-bureaucrats wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he was responsible for the situation in the country.
  2. 19-year-old man arrested for posing as doctor inside Delhi’s AIIMS: Adnan Khurram first said he posed as one to help an ailing relative, but later claimed he just wanted to spend time with medical professionals.
  3. Congress announces list of 218 candidates for Karnataka Assembly elections: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will contest from the Chamundeshwari seat.
  4. World Bank says Indian economy has recovered from the impact of demonetisation, GST: But the organisation added that India needed to create 81 lakh jobs a year if it wanted to maintain its employment rate.   
  5. India finishes Commonwealth Games with 26 gold, 20 silver and 20 bronze medals: Australia won the most medals followed by England.
  6. Pakistan Army chief calls for ‘comprehensive dialogue’ with India to resolve disputes: General Qamar Javed Bajwa also claimed the citizens of Jammu and Kashmir had been subjected to ‘one of the worst forms of state terrorism’.
  7. Donald Trump is ‘morally unfit’ to be US president, says former FBI Director James Comey: Comey also said the Russian government may have some information on the president, which could be used to blackmail him.   
  8. Political parties in Andhra Pradesh begin strike against Centre over special category status row: Public transport likely to be affected, shops and educational institutions to stay closed for the day-long protest.   
  9. Fire destroys Delhi’s only Rohingya camp, no casualties reported: The 46 families who lived in the Kalindi Kunj settlement have been moved to a temporary camp.
  10. Passengers break open Kolkata metro train’s windows after snag leaves them stranded in dark: Several coaches of a Kavi Subhas station-bound metro train were stuck after a power trip at the Netaji Bhavan station.