A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Plot to assassinate PM Modi is BJP government’s ploy to gain sympathy, alleges Sharad Pawar: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis criticised the Nationalist Congress Party chief’s statements.
  2. Brother of Gorakhpur BRD Hospital doctor Kafeel Khan shot at: The police said Kashif Jameel is out of danger and has been shifted to the Baba Raghav Das Medical College and Hospital.
  3. Nirav Modi seeks political asylum in United Kingdom, reports Financial Times: Modi has sought protection from ‘political persecution’, the newspaper quoted Indian and British officials as saying.
  4. India refuses to back China’s Belt and Road Initiative at Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit: India is apprehensive of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s ambitious project as one of its key parts passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.
  5. North Korea sets out agenda for summit with United States: Pyongyang said the two nations would prioritise building a permanent and durable peacekeeping mechanism.
  6. Voting under way in Bengaluru’s Jayanagar Assembly seat: Polling for this constituency was deferred after sitting MLA BN Vijaykumar died a few days before the May 12 elections.
  7. Samajwadi Party willing to make sacrifices to continue alliance with BSP, says Akhilesh Yadav: The former chief minister said the two parties would ensure the defeat of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.
  8. Centre opens up 10 posts of joint secretaries to public, private sector professionals: The post has traditionally been filled up by career bureaucrats, who usually join the service after passing the Union Public Service Commission examinations.
  9. Former BJP MLA’s brother arrested from Udaipur for abusing Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti: Director General of Police SP Vaid said a state police team went to Udaipur after receiving inputs on Rajinder Singh’s whereabouts.
  10. Six students and a teacher die after bus runs over them on Agra-Lucknow Expressway: Two children were admitted to a hospital in a critical condition.