A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Delhi court grants anticipatory bail to Shashi Tharoor in Sunanda Pushkar death case: The bench barred the Congress leader from travelling abroad without its permission.
  2. Kumaraswamy announces farm loan waiver scheme of Rs 34,000 crore in first budget: The chief minister, however, said the waiver will only be applicable for farmers whose loan is less than Rs 2 lakh.
  3. CCTV footage shows Burari family members carrying stools and wires into their home: According to the dairies found at the house, the family did not expect to die and thought a spirit would save them. 
  4. Petrol, diesel prices rise for the first time in 37 days: A litre of petrol in Delhi cost Rs 75.71 on Thursday, up from Rs 75.55 on Wednesday.
  5. Air India accedes to Beijing’s demand, renames Taiwan ‘Chinese Taipei’ on its website: In April, China’s civil aviation authority had asked international airlines to change how Taiwan is described on their websites within 30 days.
  6. Final draft of National Register of Citizens will exclude around 1.5 lakh names: These names will not be included because they were found to be inadmissible when the family tree was verified, the register’s coordinator said.
  7. Maharashtra government orders inquiry after Pune school issues rules on colour of girls’ underwear: The MAEER’S MIT School also allegedly restricted students from using the washroom outside specified time limits.
  8. Cabinet increases minimum support price for paddy by 13%, steepest hike since 2012-’13: The Congress dismissed the move as an ‘electoral lollipop’.
  9. Emirates reintroduces ‘Hindu meal’ a day after taking it off menu: The airline once again cited customer feedback.   
  10. 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.