A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Supreme Court dismisses pleas seeking inquiry into Judge Loya’s death: Congress called it a ‘sad letter day’ while the BJP accused the Opposition of ‘politicising judiciary’. 
  2. Cash crunch problem to be resolved in Telangana and Bihar by Friday, says SBI: The government is reportedly planning to supply an additional Rs 1,000 crore to Bihar.  
  3. Man, his friends booked for allegedly raping 35-year-old daughter: They had reportedly confined her in a room for 18 hours and took turns to sexually assault her.  
  4. Top bureaucrat in Japan’s finance ministry resigns over sexual harassment allegations: Junichi Fukuda refuted the allegations first reported in a magazine, and threatened to sue the publication.  
  5. Narendra Modi meets Queen Elizabeth II ahead of Commonwealth meeting: The prime minister discussed matters of mutual interest with the 91-year-old monarch, reports said.  
  6. Forty-eight Indian MPs, MLAs named in cases of crime against women, finds study: Twelve of them belong to the BJP, the highest for any party, the report by Association for Democratic Reforms found.  
  7. Pakistani singer accuses actor Ali Zafar of sexually harassing her: The woman said that she had spoken up as her conscience did not allow her to remain silent anymore.  
  8. Fiscal needs of each state will be individually assessed, 15th Finance Commission tells Tamil Nadu: A 40-member delegation led by Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam met the the panel’s chairperson in New Delhi.
  9. SC criticises lawyers’ conduct in Kathua rape case, asks bar associations to file reply by April 24: The Bar Council of India told the court that it has formed a team to investigate the lawyers who attempted to stop the police from filing a chargesheet.  
  10. NASA launches planet-hunting telescope to find worlds beyond our solar system: The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite was launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on a two-year mission costing the space agency $337 million.