A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Centre asks Delhi government to cancel appointments of 9 aides, AAP calls it a diversionary tactic: Adviser Atishi Marlena draws Re 1 per month for her role. Raghav Chadha claimed he was ‘sacked’ from a position he held for just 45 days two years ago.  
  2. ATMs run dry in many states, Arun Jaitley says problem due to excess cash in other areas: The Congress asked if it was a result of gross mismanagement or a deliberate ploy by the Centre. 
  3. India and Sweden announce partnership on cyber security, Modi meets Swedish CEOs: The prime minister and his counterpart Stefan Lofven also also discussed ways to deepen trade and business relations.
  4. Girl’s parents booked for accepting bribe from her alleged rapists to withdraw case in Delhi: The police have arrested her mother, but the father is still on the run. 
  5. Inmates of detention centre launch hunger strike after Indian allegedly commits suicide in Japan: More than 40 immigrants at the East Japan Immigration Centre have been on fast since Sunday.  
  6. ‘Pick up courage, speak up and save the democracy,’ Yashwant Sinha urges BJP MPs: In an editorial for The Indian Express, he highlighted the ‘grim’ state of the economy and women’s safety, and said Parliament was reduced to a joke.
  7. Syrian military shot down missiles fired at air base, claims state TV: Investigators from the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Syrian and Russian authorities were stopping them visiting chemical attack site.  
  8. We will not be able to prove claim to Taj Mahal, UP Sunni Waqf Board tells Supreme Court: The board, however, urged the court to list the monument as its property.
  9. Police file chargesheet against four Delhi University students for allegedly stalking Smriti Irani: Sitanshu, Karan, Avinash and Amit had reportedly chased the Union minister’s vehicle when she was returning home from the international airport in April 2017.  
  10. Man arrested for allegedly raping and murdering a seven-year-old in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah: While her parents were busy during a wedding, the 19-year-old took the child to a building under construction nearby and allegedly assaulted her.