A look at the headlines right now:

  1. GST achieved stability, found space for itself within a year, says Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat: The prime minister also paid tribute to Hindutva icon Syama Prasad Mookerjee.  
  2. Class 10 student killed junior to get school shut after teacher scolded him, say Vadodara police: The 17-year-old student was arrested in Valsad town under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act.
  3. Landmark day for Saudi Arabia as women get behind the wheels for the first time: There were celebratory scenes at midnight when the country officially lifted its ban on female drivers.  
  4. Fuel prices cut for fourth straight day: While petrol prices have been slashed between 14 paise and 17 paise, diesel rates fell between 7 paise and 11 paise.  
  5. Eighteen of 25 dirtiest cities are in West Bengal, Indore cleanest, finds Swachh Bharat report: Tripura is at the bottom of the list, followed by Puducherry, Nagaland and West Bengal.  
  6. Zimbabwe president escapes unhurt as explosion strikes election campaign rally in Bulawayo: Vice President Kembo Mohadi was injured in his leg while another vice president, Constantino Chiwenga, suffered bruises to his face.  
  7. PM Modi inaugurates Mundka-Bahadurgarh corridor of Delhi Metro’s Green Line: This is the third metro line to Haryana.  
  8. Rajasthan levies 20% surcharge on liquor, reports say could be used for cow protection: The surcharge came into effect from Saturday.  
  9. White House spokesperson asked to leave restaurant because she worked for President Donald Trump: A co-owner of Red Hen restaurant in Virginia, Stephanie Wilkinson, said she believed Sarah Sanders worked for an ‘inhumane and unethical’ administration.  
  10. Indian writer Mimi Mondal wins Locus Award in non-fiction category: ‘Luminescent Threads: Connections to Octavia Butler’, co-edited by Mondal and Alexandra Pierce, was published to mark Octavia Butler’s 70th birth anniversary.