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. Malaysia’s opposition alliance wins historic election: Ninety-two-year-old Mahathir Mohamad is all set to become the world’s oldest prime minister.
  3. Kashmiris need to know that azadi is not possible, Army chief Bipin Rawat tells The Indian Express: He compared the security forces with that in Syria and Pakistan, and said Indian troops have been trying their best to avoid civilian casualties.
  4. Twelve people die as thunderstorm strikes parts of Uttar Pradesh: Four deaths were reported from Etawah, three from Mathura and two from Firozabad. Agra, Aligarh and Kanpur Rural reported one death each.
  5. Israel claims Iran fired at its military positions in late-night attack: Israel has been on alert since Donald Trump announced his decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal.  
  6. 15th Finance Commission sets up panel to advise it on terms of reference: A number of states have opposed the commission’s terms of reference that say it should use 2011 Census data to determine how tax revenue is distributed.
  7. ‘You’re targeting judges, destroying the institution’, Justice Arun Mishra lashes out at advocates: The Supreme Court judge said ‘lawyers will survive only if this institution survives’.  
  8. 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.
  9. Vijay Mallya can be regarded as a ‘fugitive from justice’, says UK High Court: The law firm that represented Indian banks in the case described the ruling as significant.  
  10. Relatives allegedly kill minor girl for not offering namaaz in Mumbai: The police have arrested three accused.