A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi suspends ‘no toilets, no free rice’ order after protests: But the Aam Aadmi Party accused governors and lieutenant governors of acting like BJP agents since 2014.
  2. India and China are the backbone of the world’s multipolarisation, says Xi Jinping: Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale said PM Modi and the Chinese president agreed on prioritising and maintaining peace along their borders.
  3. Seoul says Pyongyang has offered to close down its nuclear test site: Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump said he might meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the next three to four weeks.  
  4. Congress attacks Union minister Piyush Goyal over business deals, asks PM Modi to sack him: A report had alleged that the minister sold the entire stock of a company he owned to the Piramal Group at nearly 1,000 times its face value.   
  5. Delhi court lifts injunction on book on yoga guru Ramdev: Juggernaut Books, the publisher of ‘From Godman to Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev’, called the order a victory for free speech.
  6. Armed robbers loot marriage party, kill newly-wed woman near Meerut in Uttar Pradesh: The woman’s husband and four relatives were injured in the attack.
  7. Dalmia Bharat Group adopts Red Fort for five years as part of Centre’s heritage preservation scheme: It is the first corporate house to adopt a historical monument in India.
  8. UP minister says drinking liquor is ‘ancestral business’ of Yadavs and Rajputs, faces protests: Protestors hurled tomatoes and eggs at the home of Uttar Pradesh minister Om Prakash Rajbhar in Lucknow on Saturday afternoon.
  9. Delhi Police arrest maulvi in case involving abduction and rape of a minor girl inside a madrassa: On Friday, a group of people reportedly broke into the cleric’s home and vandalised it while shouting communal slogans.
  10. Facebook warns users that on-going investigations may expose more privacy breaches: The company warned its users about such developments in its quarterly report to the United States Security and Exchanges Commission.