A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Nitish Kumar will be the face of NDA in Bihar for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, says JD(U): Party spokesperson KC Tyagi made the announcement after a four-hour meeting in Patna.
  2. Vegetable prices go up, milk supply is hit as farmers’ protest enters fourth day: Some commercial dairy farmers said they may withdraw from the protest because of increasing losses.
  3. Fire at Mumbai’s Scindia House did not destroy Nirav Modi scam files, says Central Board of Direct Taxes: The Congress had claimed on Sunday that it was ‘convenient’ the fire had burned documents related to the case.
  4. India will have to revoke Ramzan ceasefire in J&K if cross-border violence continues, says Union minister: His comments came a day after two BSF jawans were killed as Pakistan allegedly violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor sector.
  5. Twenty-five killed, nearly 3,100 evacuated as Fuego volcano erupts: Fuego is one of the most active volcanos in Central America.
  6. Navy rescues 38 stranded Indians from Socotra island of Yemen: The INS Sunayna is on its way to Porbandar in Gujarat
  7. Congress complains to poll panel about ‘60 lakh fake voters’ in Madhya Pradesh electoral rolls: How did the number of voters increase 40% in the last 10 years when there has been a 10% rise in population, asked Jyotiraditya Scindia.
  8. CPI(M) alleges Thoothukudi police firing was planned, asks for court-monitored CBI inquiry: Party leader Sitaram Yechury claimed the copper plant was allowed to operate because the Vedanta group had ‘strong connections’ with successive governments.
  9. Thunderstorm and dust storm forecast for parts of Uttar Pradesh over the next two days: Banda, Chitrakoot, Fatehpur, Hardoi, Shahjahanpur, Pilibhit, Bareilly, Rampur, Moradabad, Meerut, Bijnore, Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur may be affected.
  10. Delhi’s ‘honour killing’ victim Ankit Saxena’s family hosts Iftar party: Saxena was murdered in west Delhi’s Raghubir Nagar on February 1 allegedly because his girlfriend’s family was against their relationship.