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. Ceasefire agreement with militants needed during Ramzan, Amarnath Yatra, says J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti: Political parties that attended the meeting convened by Mufti agreed to urge the Centre to declare a unilateral ceasefire.  
  3. ‘Congress making thousands of fake voter IDs to win polls,’ claims Narendra Modi in Karnataka: Two people were arrested in connection with the fake IDs seized from Bengaluru apartment.
  4. 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.  
  5. Supreme Court justice Jasti Chelameswar refuses to attend his farewell on May 18: Supreme Court Bar Association president Vikas Singh said the justice had turned down their invitation citing personal reasons.  
  6. In conciliatory gesture, North Korea frees three American prisoners accused of espionage: US President Donald Trump announced that the date and place for the proposed summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had been finalised.
  7. 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.  
  8. Two policemen killed after suicide bombers attack police station in western Kabul: In a separate attack, a suicide bomber belonging to the Taliban blew himself up at the entrance of a police station in the central part of the city.  
  9. Two jawans killed, two civilians injured in explosion at BSF outpost in Imphal: This is the second attack on paramilitary forces in the state in as many days.  
  10. Saudi Arabia says it intercepted two ballistic missiles over Riyadh fired by Houthi rebels: A website affiliated to the Yemeni rebel group said that the missiles were intended to strike ‘economic targets in Riyadh’.