A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti welcomes SC order to transfer Kathua case to Pathankot court: The Supreme Court, however, refused a CBI inquiry in the alleged rape and murder case based on the state investigation.  
  2. SC Constitution bench to hear Congress plea on impeachment of chief justice on Tuesday: None of the five senior-most judges will be part of the bench.  
  3. Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah sends defamation notice to Narendra Modi over corruption claims: The chief minister has demanded a public apology from the BJP leadership or they will face a Rs 100-crore defamation suit.
  4. Sandstorm hit parts of northern India, IMD warns of thunderstorms in over 20 states: Authorities in Delhi have decided to close all evening schools on Tuesday.
  5. DMK opposes Rs 50-crore memorial for Jayalalithaa after Tamil Nadu CM lays foundation stone: The opposition party said building a memorial for a person accused of corruption is against democracy.  
  6. Russia’s Vladimir Putin sworn-in as president for fourth time after anti-Kremlin protests: Putin said his main task for the next few years is to raise the income of citizens.  
  7. Manmohan Singh says economic growth, employment lagging under NDA rule: Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked BJP youth workers not to retaliate if other workers were killed.
  8. Karnataka government tells Supreme Court it cannot release more Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu: It claimed to have provided the neighbouring state with 116.697 tmcft of water till April despite 2017-’18 being a ‘distress year in the Cauvery basin’.  
  9. ICICI Bank’s net profit drops by half in January-March quarter: The amount the bank had to set aside for potential bad loans more than doubled during the quarter.  
  10. Delhi Police arrest state government official believed to be mastermind of the SSC paper leak: Harpal Singh had been on the run ever since the syndicate was busted in March.