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. Special CBI court grants bail to former Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Manesar land scam: The court asked the Congress leader to pay two sureties of Rs 5 lakh each.
  3. 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.
  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. Centre extends deadline for initial bids in Air India sale to May 31: Bids were invited on March 28 but none have been received so far.
  6. Kolkata Police arrest 10 people suspected of supplying carcass meat from dump yards to eateries: Meat consumption has dropped sharply across the city.
  7. Court says ‘condom ads too obscene to be aired during day’, dismisses NGO’s plea against Centre’s order: The Rajasthan High Court said the advertisements were aimed at promoting condoms as instruments of pleasure, instead of for contraceptive use.
  8. ‘Why is the Taj Mahal turning brown and green?’ SC rebukes Centre for damage to monument: The court was hearing a plea on the ill-effects that polluting gases and deforestation are having on the monument.
  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. Former West Bengal Finance Minister Ashok Mitra dies at 90: He had been suffering from age-related ailments for the past few days.