A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Jodhpur court sentences Asaram to life imprisonment in rape case: Former Gujarat police officer DG Vanzara defends Asaram.
  2. Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Patel shot dead in Pulwama district: Two security guards accompanying him were reportedly injured.  
  3. Allahabad HC grants bail to doctor arrested after Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, says chargesheet already filed: Dr Kafeel Khan’s release comes days after his family made public a letter he wrote from jail, in which he claimed he was being made a scapegoat in the case.   
  4. Danish inventor Peter Madsen sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering Swedish journalist: A Copenhagen court found him guilty of premeditated murder, sexual assault and desecrating a corpse.  
  5. Gambhir steps down as Delhi Daredevils captain, Iyer to take over: Delhi are currently at the bottom of the IPL 2018 table after losing five of their six matches this season.  
  6. CBI finds 25-year-old man lone accused in Kothkai rape-murder case after 100% DNA match: Anil Kumar, who was in police custody so far, has been sent to judicial custody till May 7.  
  7. Male survivors are a much neglected sphere of child sexual abuse, says Maneka Gandhi: The minister noted the ‘disturbing insights’ a study found on a ‘possible co-relation between sexual trauma on boys and rising violence on women and children.
  8. Centre sends second notice to Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, says their first response was ‘cryptic’: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology asked about more details on the data breach and the potential misuse.  
  9. Parliamentary panel says CBI should be shielded from political obstruction in Bofors case: A sub-panel of the Public Accounts Committee has urged the agency to investigate the matter without ‘fear or favour’.  
  10. Singer MS Rajeswari dies in Chennai at 87: She was best known for lending her voice to child artists.