A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Did Centre carry out research to check if death penalty deters rape, asks Delhi High Court: The bench asked the government whether it had sought the opinion of rape survivors before passing the ordinance.  
  2. Congress will approach Supreme Court against rejection of notice, says Kapil Sibal: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu rejected the impeachment motion against the chief justice of India.
  3. India will speak its ‘mann ki baat’ in 2019, says Rahul Gandhi at ‘Save the Constitution’ rally: The Congress president accused Narendra Modi’s government of undermining constitutional values and appointing RSS ideologues to important positions.  
  4. Centre revokes AFSPA in Meghalaya, restricts it to 8 police stations in Arunachal Pradesh: The home ministry said insurgency-related incidents in the Northeast have dropped 63% in last four years.  
  5. Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam gets 20 years in jail for shooting police officers in Brussels: Abdeslam shot at police officers who raided his hideout, and is due for trial in the Paris attacks case only in 2020.  
  6. Indore woman says two men tried to pull off her skirt on a busy road: The police said they would act as soon as she files a complaint.  
  7. Assam Police look for man who allegedly raped his minor daughter for months, says report: The crime came to light after some people in the man’s neighbourhood caught him assaulting the child on Saturday.  
  8. Modi, Xi will discuss inclusive global development when they meet this week, says China: The prime minister is scheduled to visit to Wuhan for an informal summit on April 27 and 28.  
  9. Actor Rajpal Yadav sentenced to six months in jail for failing to repay loans, granted bail: The court ordered him to pay Rs 11.2 crore and his wife to pay Rs 70 lakh to a Delhi-based businessman.  
  10. Supreme Court gives Centre a week to respond to hotelier’s plea to decriminalise gay sex: The court said that Keshav Suri’s plea would be heard along with other pleas by a Constitution bench.