A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Jodhpur court convicts self-styled godman Asaram, others in rape case: The Centre had asked the governments of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana to step up security before the verdict.
  2. ‘Congress has blood on its hands, but we’ll accept it so that you learn from it’, says Salman Khurshid: The former Union minister, who made these remarks at an event in Aligarh Muslim University, later said he spoke ‘as a human being’.
  3. Mamata Banerjee says she had advised Congress against CJI impeachment motion: Venkaiah Naidu said he rejected the CJI impeachment motion ‘in conformity with Constitution’, and Arun Jaitley said the motion was misconceived and meant to intimidate judiciary.
  4. Doklam standoff was the result of lack of mutual trust between China and India, says Chinese official: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to meet on April 27 and 28.
  5. Internet service providers in India have blocked the most number of websites, says study of 10 countries: As many as 12 internet service providers in India have also installed 42 content filtering systems.
  6. Accused in Surat rape-murder case also killed 11-year-old girl’s mother, say police: An investigation found that the main accused had bought the two from Rajasthan for Rs 35,000.
  7. Six police personnel killed in three suicide attacks in Quetta: At least 15 security officials were injured in the attacks.
  8. Fresh tension in Phagwara city even as Punjab CM approves controversial name change for roundabout: Four people were injured in clashes that followed a demand by Dalit activists to rename the roundabout as Samvidhan Chowk on April 13.
  9. Delhi Police arrest man for allegedly raping minor stepdaughter for two years: The accused had allegedly threatened the girl against telling anyone about the incident.
  10. Calcutta HC refuses to extend date to file nominations for West Bengal panchayat polls: However, the court asked the state election commission to allow nine candidates to register through WhatsApp.