A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Fuel prices cut by just 1 paisa a litre for today, ‘clerical error’ blamed for earlier announcement: Diesel and petrol rates were cut on Wednesday after Russia and Saudi Arabia announced their decision to relax restrictions on crude oil supply.
  2. Nearly 10 lakh bank employees begin two-day strike against meagre salary hike: The United Forum of Banking Unions, a collective of nine bank unions, has called for the nationwide strike.
  3. Repolling under way at 123 polling stations in Kairana, Bhandara-Gondiya and Nagaland on Wednesday: Several parties had complained of faulty VVPAT machines during Monday’s bye-elections to the parliamentary constituencies.
  4. Delhi court grants P Chidambaram interim protection from arrest: The court sought a reply from the Enforcement Directorate on the plea before the next hearing.
  5. CBI raids Delhi minister’s home, files case over alleged irregularities in hiring at PWD: Satyendar Jain confirmed his house had been raided but said he had hired professionals for the Public Works Department’s creative team.
  6. Fire at rubber godown in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar still not doused, air force deploys chopper: No casualties have been reported.
  7. Shutting Thoothukudi plant will hit India’s import bill, threaten 30,000 jobs, says Sterlite CEO: P Ramnath said the company is exploring legal options to challenge the closure order by the Tamil Nadu government.
  8. Four-year search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 ends: Family members of the people who were on the flight have urged the government to not end the search.
  9. Network of Women in Media protests two ‘illegal and unethical’ shows on Times Now: The network accused the channel of violating the law on ‘in-camera’ trials in the rape case involving former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal.
  10. Rajinikanth’s ‘Kaala’ will not be released in Karnataka, says state film chamber of commerce: ‘Kannadigas are upset with Rajinikanth’s comments on the Cauvery issue,’ said Sa Ra Govindu, the president of the Karnataka Film Chamber of Commerce.