A look at the headlines right now:

  1. As AAP celebrates, BJP calls Supreme Court judgement on L-G powers a ‘verdict against anarchy’: Former CM Sheila Dikshit said the ruling that the lieutenant governor is bound by government’s advice is not a vindication for AAP as it ‘has always been so’. 
  2. Punjab CM Amarinder Singh orders mandatory dope test for all government employees: The chief secretary of the state has been asked to work out the modalities and issue the necessary notifications.  
  3. More than 300 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims evacuated in Nepal today, two Indians dead: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said her ministry would offer its assistance whenever necessary.
  4. Lucknow University officials attacked by group claiming to be Samajwadi Party workers, says VC: Officials said the campus will remain closed until further notice.  
  5. Aligarh Muslim University not a minority institution, why does it not have quotas, asks SC/ST panel: The varsity claims it is governed by the AMU Act, 1981, which grants minority status.  
  6. Iran will remain in nuclear deal only if benefits are guaranteed, says President Hassan Rouhani: He said US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 deal, signed during Barack Obama’s tenure, was illegal.  
  7. Four policemen suspended over lynching of anti-rumour campaigner in Tripura: The Inspector General of Police said a departmental inquiry has also initiated against them.  
  8. Zakir Naik says he will not return to India until he is ‘safe from unfair prosecution’: The Islamic preacher claimed reports about his deportation from Malaysia were baseless and false.  
  9. Sports Authority of India to be rebranded as Sports India, says Rajyavardhan Rathore: The sports body, established in 1984, organised its 50th general body meeting on Wednesday.  
  10. Scrap minority status of Muslims, impose two-child policy on them,’ demands Pravin Togadia: The former VHP leader said the new outfit he launched last month will create a vote bank of 20 crore Hindus to influence politics in a democratic country.