A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Congress MPs withdraw petition in SC challenging rejection of impeachment motion against CJI: They withdrew the plea after the court refused to show them a copy of the order based on which the bench to hear the plea was formed.   
  2. After dust storm in Delhi and Chandigarh, IMD warns of more thunderstorm over the next few days: The Himachal Pradesh government on Tuesday advised residents and tourists to avoid travelling towards higher reaches as it continued to snow in the state.
  3. ‘My head hangs in shame,’ says Mehbooba Mufti after Chennai tourist dies in stone pelting in Kashmir: The police said they have begun an investigation and hope to catch the culprits soon.
  4. Karnataka election results will teach BJP that it must mend its ways, says Mallikarjun Kharge: The Congress leader said the BJP will destroy democracy if it is allowed to come to power in the state.   
  5. ‘Sheer contempt’ that Centre hasn’t drafted water-sharing scheme for Cauvery yet, says SC: The court asked the secretary of the Union Water Resources Ministry to appear before it on May 14 with a draft scheme.   
  6. Crude oil breaches $70 a barrel for first time since 2014 ahead of US decision on Iran nuclear deal: If the US exits the deal, Iran’s crude oil exports are likely to be hit, which would lift prices.  
  7. New York attorney general resigns after four women allege he physically abused them: Eric Schneiderman has denied the allegations.   
  8. Tripura government demolishes illegal structures of Congress and CPI(M), triggers a row: The CPI(M) claimed the decision was aimed at suppressing opposition activities in the state.   
  9. Perpetrators in seven of 10 cases of sexual abuses known to victim, says Nirmala Sitharaman: The defence minister said law enforcement agencies will have to be far more proactive.   
  10. Delhi court orders FIR against AAP leader Ashutosh for ‘vulgar’ comments about Gandhi, Nehru: Ashutosh had made the statements in an online post defending a former party leader at the centre of a sex scandal.