A look at the headlines right now:

  1. We have taken a suspect in journalist Shujaat Bukhari’s murder into custody, say Jammu and Kashmir Police: Inspector General SG Pani said the case was a ‘terrorist-related crime’ and investigation was under way.
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick helps Portugal earn a point against Spain: Ronaldo crashed in an 88th minute free-kick to snatch a point for Portugal after a second-half goal from Nacho put the Spaniards ahead.
  3. SIT says sixth suspect shot Gauri Lankesh with a country-made pistol: The police said Parashuram Waghmare told the investigation team that the gun was handed to him just a day before the murder.
  4. Will release 20,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, says Karnataka chief minister: HD Kumaraswamy said his state would be able to give Tamil Nadu its full share of water if the monsoon continued to bring heavy rain.
  5. UK court asks Vijay Mallya to pay consortium of Indian banks at least Rs 1.8 crore in legal fees: The businessman is accused of wilfully defaulting on about $1.4 billion (Rs 9,380 crore) in loans for his now-defunct Kingfisher Airlines.
  6. Centre asks departments, states to implement Supreme Court order allowing quota in SC/ST promotions: The Ministry of Personnel said must state that it is subject to further rulings by the top court.
  7. Civilian killed, 3 wounded as Army allegedly fires on protestors in Pulwama: The protest broke out after an Army patrol reportedly ‘attempted to vandalise property’ owned by a suspected militant.
  8. Pakistan Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah killed in US drone strike, Afghanistan claims: The US military confirmed that it carried out a strike against ‘a senior leader of a designated terrorist organisation’ but did not identify Fazlullah.   
  9. Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit says Arvind Kejriwal’s strike is ‘an excuse not to work’: The Congress leader also said that the chief minister has to accept the fact that the national Capital will not get full statehood.   
  10. Stephen Hawking’s voice to be beamed towards a black hole after memorial service: The computer-generated voice will be set to music by composer Vangelis, known for making the score of the film Chariots of Fire.