A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Congress moves SC against Karnataka governor’s decision to appoint BJP MLA pro tem speaker: Randeep Surjewala had said that their party MLA RV Deshpande should get the post.   
  2. At least 100 dead after plane crashes in Cuba: Only three people from the Boeing 737 survived but they are in critical condition, officials said.
  3. Security tightened, Jammu and Kashmir on alert ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit: The day before his visit, a border force officer and four civilians died in an alleged ceasefire violation, and three militants suspected to be infiltrators were killed in a gunfight in Kupwara district.
  4. Supreme Court accepts Centre’s draft Cauvery water-sharing scheme: The top court also dismissed Tamil Nadu’s petition to initiate contempt proceedings against the Centre for delays in finalising the scheme.  
  5. Tata Steel acquires nearly 73% stake in bankrupt Bhushan Steel: The first of 12 big bankruptcy cases has been solved with Tata Steel taking control of Bhushan after paying Rs 35,200 crore to its financial creditors.
  6. Met department predicts monsoon will arrive in Kerala three days early on May 29: The southwest monsoon advances over the Andaman Sea normally around May 20 with a standard deviation of about one week, it added.   
  7. Delhi Police question Arvind Kejriwal about alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash: The police on Thursday turned down the chief minister’s request to video record the inquiry.
  8. Donald Trump defends ‘animals’ remark on deported immigrants, says he was referring to criminals: The Mexican government said the president’s remarks were ‘unacceptable’, and filed a diplomatic note of complaint with the US State Department.
  9. Delhi HC sends notices to Google, Facebook and Twitter for revealing girl’s identity in Kathua case: The bench said social media networks had done ‘great disservice to the nation’. 
  10. Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy after Facebook data breach scandal: On May 3, the firm had said it was shutting down operations along with its parent organisation, citing losses.