A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Walmart acquires 77% stake in Flipkart for nearly $16 billion: The deal values the Indian e-commerce firm at $20.8 billion. 
  2. ‘Congress making thousands of fake voter IDs to win polls,’ claims Narendra Modi in Karnataka: Wednesday is the last day for campaigning for the Assembly elections.  
  3. Donald Trump pulls US out of Iran nuclear deal: Barack Obama, who had signed the pact in 2015, said the decision was misguided, while Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the US had made a mistake.
  4. Taj Mahal infested with insects, says Supreme Court in rebuke to ASI: The Centre said it was considering the court’s suggestion to appoint international experts to assess the damage to the monument and restore it.  
  5. Earthquake in northern India, tremors felt in Delhi, NCR: The epicentre of the 6.2-magnitude earthquake was 36 km northwest of Ishkashim in Tajikistan.
  6. There is no tension between India and China, says Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman: But she parried questions on the presence of the Chinese Navy in the ocean.  
  7. Tension at Jamia Millia Islamia after rally against Jinnah: Students alleged that most of the protestors were outsiders and demanded that the administration file a police complaint in the matter. 
  8. Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo kills 17: But the World Health Organization said only two samples taken from five patients had tested positive.
  9. Dalit girl set on fire in Azamgarh for refusing to share her phone number: The 16-year-old girl was taken to a hospital in Varanasi with more than 80% burns.  
  10. Two arrested for duping people on pretext of testing imaginary device for NASA: The father and son asked the victims to pay for the testing, so that they could earn huge profits when they would sell device to NASA.