A look at the headlines right now:

  1. MEA dismisses Chinese envoy’s call for trilateral summit, says India-Pakistan matters are bilateral: Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said that his party condemns the Chinese ambassador’s statement.
  2. ICICI Bank says Chanda Kochhar to go on leave, Sandeep Bakhshi to be chief operating officer: Bakhshi will also serve as the lender’s whole time director.
  3. Donald Trump directs United States military to create a ‘space force’: He added that the US Air Force and the proposed force will be ‘separate but equal’.
  4. Delhi IAS officers association says bureaucrats are ready to hold talks with CM Arvind Kejriwal: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was hospitalised while Satyendar Jain’s condition is stable, and the Delhi High Court on Monday criticised Arvind Kejriwal and his ministers for protesting inside the Lieutenant General’s office.
  5. ‘No one can question Centre’s intention about appointment of next chief justice’, says law minister: Ravi Shankar Prasad said the top court and the government were working on finalising the document that determines the appointment of Supreme Court judges.
  6. Activist Piyush Manush arrested for protesting against Salem airport, expressway projects: The police had on Sunday detained actor Mansoor Ali Khan for opposing the ventures.
  7. Airtel clarifies stance on demand for ‘Hindu representative’ after Omar Abdullah threat to switch providers: An Airtel user had refused to speak to a Muslim customer service representative and asked the company to assign a Hindu one instead.
  8. At least one dead, 18 rescued after ferry sinks in Indonesia’s Lake Toba: The ferry was reportedly carrying around 80 passengers when it was hit by strong winds and high waves.
  9. CBSE to continue conducting national teacher test in 20 languages, clarifies Prakash Javadekar: His statement followed reports of the education board scrapping 17 language options and limiting candidates to Hindi, English and Sanskrit.
  10. Assam Police arrest five more suspects in Karbi Anglong lynching case, total number up to 36: Those held on Monday have been identified as Raikom Timung, Mensing Kro, Robin Mech, Bikram Hanse and Protap Kro.