A look at the headlines right now:

  1. At least nine dead after police open fire on anti-Sterlite protestors in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi: State DGP TK Rajendran said the police were trying to find out if the protestors died in the firing or stone pelting.    
  2. Congress MLA G Parameshwara to be Karnataka deputy chief minister, says Kumaraswamy: The Janata Dal (Secular) leader also said the portfolios in the new Cabinet would be decided on Thursday.   
  3. Despite Centre’s promise to curb prices, petrol and diesel get more expensive again: Petrol prices rose to Rs 76.97 in Delhi, Rs 79.53 in Kolkata and Rs 79.79 in Chennai. It was still the cheapest in Panaji at Rs 70.84.
  4. CBI chargesheet says bank’s former managing director misled RBI about Punjab National Bank fraud: On Monday, the Enforcement Directorate attached assets, estimated to be worth Rs 170 crore, belonging to businessman Nirav Modi.  
  5. ‘We have contained the outbreak effectively’, says Kerala health minister on Nipah infections: The government is trying to trace the source of the disease and find out how far the virus may have spread.  
  6. Tamil separatists are active abroad, says Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena: He also denied allegations by the UN that the nation’s troops had committed human rights violations.  
  7. State Bank of India reports a net loss of Rs 7,718.17 crore, its biggest ever in any quarter: Bad loan provisions surged to Rs 28,096 crore, which is more than double the amount reported in the corresponding quarter last year.   
  8. Mining operations in Tibetan county near Arunachal border are within our sovereignty, says China: A report claimed Beijing has found a huge cache of gold, silver and other precious metals, valued at nearly $60 billion, in Lhunze, near the India border.  
  9. Day after BJP MLA’s brother abuses Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti, PDP says it will lodge protest with ally: Choudhary Rajinder Singh’s language was extremely objectionable and unacceptable, said PDP spokesperson Mohammad Rafi Mir.
  10. Ten employees in nine US cities sue McDonald’s over alleged sexual harassment: The women have alleged groping, indecent exposure and lewd comments by supervisors in their complaints.