A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Tamil Nadu pollution board withdraws power supply to Sterlite Copper’s Thoothukudi plant: The Madras High Court had issued an interim stay on the expansion of the plant, and the administration suspended internet services in three districts.
  2. North Korea calls US Vice President Mike Pence ignorant, warns of nuclear showdown: Pence had said North Korea could end up like Libya if it fails to make a nuclear deal with Washington.
  3. Police order probe as Major Leetul Gogoi is detained after altercation in Srinagar hotel: A woman and a man were also detained after the row that followed the refusal of the hotel staff to allow them to go up to the controversial officer’s room.
  4. Nipah virus has killed 11 people in Kerala, but its spread has been contained now, says Centre: Samples from two patients in Karnataka’s Mangaluru city were sent to be tested for the virus on Tuesday.
  5. Heat wave to continue across northwest and Central India till Sunday, says Met department: The National Capital Region, however, is not likely to find respite from the heat till May 29, the weather forecasters added.
  6. Four civilians killed, 30 injured in alleged cross-border shelling from Pakistan: Several residents have reportedly been evacuated from villages in RS Pura, Arnia, Bishnah, Ramgarh and Samba sectors.
  7. CBI questions Chhattisgarh Congress leader over explicit CD allegedly featuring BJP minister: Rajesh Munat, who has called the CD fake, has accused Bhupesh Baghel of circulating the clip.
  8. 10,000 pilgrims stranded in Jammu and Kashmir as Vaishno Devi yatra is suspended because of forest fire: sThe blaze is being controlled by more than 200 ground staff deployed by the Central Reserve Police force and the administrative body that runs the temple.
  9. Multiple casualties reported after suicide bomber strikes Baghdad park: The attack occurred in a Shi’ite majority district.
  10. Proposed changes in civil services allocation unconstitutional, executive has no role, says P Chidambaram: Why is the central government planning another ‘disruption’, the Congress leader asked.