A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Not merely a wave, there is a BJP storm in Karnataka, Narendra Modi says in Mysuru: The prime minister ‘dedicated’ the electrification of all villages to the country’s workers and labourers on Labour Day.
  2. Telecom Commission approves proposal allowing passengers to use their mobiles, internet on flights: Telecom Secretary Aruna Sundararajan said the facility will be made available within three months.
  3. GST collections exceed Rs 1 lakh crore in April for the first time: Taxpayers usually pay arrears of previous months with their March taxes and that could explain the increase, the government said.
  4. Four upper caste farmers arrested for allegedly assaulting Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun, forcing him to drink urine: Sitaram Valmiki had reportedly refused to harvest their crops.  
  5. Nails of those criticising my government should be chopped off, says Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb: The BJP MLA has been making several bizarre statements over the last two weeks, much to the embarrassment of other party leaders.
  6. Israel accuses Iran of lying about its nuclear weapons programme: Benjamin Netanyahu’s claims come days before the US’ decision on the 2015 deal with Tehran.  
  7. Former West Bengal Finance Minister Ashok Mitra dies at 90: He had been suffering from age-related ailments for the past few days.
  8. Government won’t cut excise duty on petrol, diesel right now, says economic affairs secretary: Petrol touched a 55-month high and diesel an all-time high on April 24. Since then, state-owned oil firms have not revised the rates.
  9. Myanmar Army chief assures the UN of action against soldiers who sexually assaulted Rohingya Muslims: However, Min Aung Hlaing later claimed in a Facebook post that the military had never committed rape in its history.
  10. Chhattisgarh journalist charged with sedition for sharing cartoon on SC verdict in Loya case: I just expressed my thoughts on the condition of judiciary today, Bastar-based editor Kamal Shukla said.