A look at the headlines right now:

  1. JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy to take oath as Karnataka chief minister on Wednesday: Initially, the ceremony was planned for Monday but was postponed because it coincided with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s death anniversary.
  2. Muslim man beaten to death in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly killing cows, four arrested: The man’s companion was critically injured.   
  3. Power supply cut in 20 villages in Madhya Pradesh for Rajnath Singh’s chopper to land, says report: The connection was restored almost 12 hours later at 3 am on Sunday, after locals protested.    
  4. China, US agree to reduce record bilateral trade deficit: The two sides agreed to increase US agriculture and energy exports.   
  5. Karnataka governor giving 15 days to BJP to prove majority was a mockery of democracy, says Rajinikanth: The actor-turned politician said he would decide on contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections only after the poll dates are announced. 
  6. Mumbai jeweller, who left hijack note on Jet Airways’ plane, first to be put on no-fly list, say reports: Birju Kishore Salla was arrested and booked under the stringent Anti-Hijacking Act in October. 
  7. In Iraq elections, bloc led by anti-US, anti-Iran Shia cleric wins the most seats: The internationally favoured Nasr Coalition led by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi finished in third place. 
  8. One lakh students from Nagaland to abstain from voting in the Lok Sabha bye-election on May 28: The seat fell vacant after Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio resigned from the Lower House in February. 
  9. India, EU appeal to the World Trade Organization against high US tariffs on aluminium, steel imports: New Delhi said it might target US exports of soya, cashew nuts and palm oil for retaliatory import duties.   
  10. Google doodle honours cartographer Abraham Ortelius who created the world’s first modern atlas: His atlas, the first edition of which was published on May 20, 1570, brought all geographical maps into the same format.