A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘Judge Loya’s death was natural’, says SC as it dismisses pleas seeking inquiry into the case: The petitioners tried to ‘malign judiciary’, the Supreme Court said.
  2. Rape is rape, do not politicise it’, says PM Modi in London on Kathua, Unnao incidents: The prime minister said the recent cases of sexual assault were a matter of shame for India.     
  3. Dalit student found dead in his IIT-Kanpur hostel room: The police said they found what appeared to be a suicide note in the room, but that it was torn to pieces.   
  4. Centre to set up  high-level committee for defence planning under national security adviser: The panel is expected to meet soon after Ajit Doval returns from Germany on April 21.
  5. Fiftieth witness in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case turns hostile, say reports: The witness, a co-passenger on the bus from which Sheikh, his wife, and associate Tulsiram Prajapati were allegedly abducted, said she does not remember details.
  6. Man from Andhra Pradesh claims to be Surat rape victim’s father, DNA test ordered: The autopsy report suggested that the minor was raped and tortured for more than eight days before being strangled to death.    
  7. SBI says cash availability at its ATMs has improved in last 24 hours: Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said the currency shortage could have occurred because of people’s loss of faith in the banking system.   
  8. Goa Police arrest man for ‘fake news’ Facebook post about CM Manohar Parrikar’s death: Kenneth Silveira will be produced before a magistrate, Superintendent of Police Karthik Kashyap said.   
  9. Tripura governor backs CM Biplab Kumar Deb’s claims about internet during Mahabharata period: Tathagata Roy said the chief minister’s statements about Puranic period are topical.   
  10. Kathua rape and murder victim’s lawyer refutes allegations that she received money for the case: Jammu and Kashmir-based lawyer Deepika Singh Rajawat said her legal team had taken the case on a pro-bono basis.