A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Voting begins for bye-elections in four Lok Sabha, nine Assembly seats: Bye-elections are taking place in the politically sensitive Kairana Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh.  
  2. Shane Watson’s 57-ball 117 fetches third title for Chennai Super Kings: Reinstated into the IPL after a two-year ban, CSK outplayed SRH – for the fourth time this season – by eight wickets in the final.  
  3. Civilian, soldier killed in gunfight between militants and security forces in Pulwama: The encounter began around 10.15 pm when militants fired upon Army’s 50 Rashtriya Rifles camp at Kakapora, said the police.  
  4. ‘Inventors’ are trying to rewrite history, says Hamid Ansari: The former vice president said people can draw lessons from history but cannot change it.
  5. Voters will choose good governance over caste coalitions of the Opposition in 2019, says Rajnath Singh: They will wonder how so many political parties can come together to run a government, the home minister told The Indian Express in an interview
  6. Karnataka Chief Minister Kumaraswamy says he is at Congress’ mercy to waive farm loans: He added that he would step down if his government cannot fulfil its promise.
  7. Karnataka Congress MLA Siddu B Nyamagouda dies in road accident: The accident took place when the Jamkhandi legislator was on his way from Goa to his home district Bagalkot.
  8. Three killed, 10 injured in fire at commercial building in Goregaon: Cooling operations are under way.  
  9. Election Commission says political parties not under RTI ambit, contradicts top authority’s order: The election panel’s order has no merit, former Chief Information Commissioner AN Tiwari said.
  10. State-owned banks lost Rs 25,775 crore to fraud in 2017-’18, says Reserve Bank of India: Only cases of fraud involving over Rs 1 lakh were included in the list.