A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Homosexuality not an aberration but a variation, says Supreme Court: Justice Indu Malhotra said members of the community are forced to marry people from the opposite sex due to societal pressures.  
  2. Sensex touches all-time high, Nifty reclaims 11,000 level in morning trade: The Indian rupee was trading at 68.60 against the dollar at 12.20 pm. 
  3. ‘India will become a Hindu Pakistan if BJP wins 2019 Lok Sabha election,’ says Congress MP Shashi Tharoor: he Bharatiya Janata Party demanded an apology from Congress President Rahul Gandhi for the comment that ‘defamed Hindus’.
  4. Spiritual leader JP Vaswani dies at 99: He died of old age-related ailments.
  5. Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Kupwara, says Army: An Army commando was killed and another injured in the operation on Wednesday.  
  6. 600 people relocated following incessant rainfall in southern parts of Gujarat: In Dehradun, seven people were killed in rain-related incidents.
  7. Centre extends deadline to Vedanta group’s proposed university to apply for eminence tag, says report: The university reportedly did not make the final cut for the ‘Institution of Eminence’ status, but its application is still under consideration.
  8. 30 students fall ill in Delhi after eating mid-day meal, authorities claim dead lizard found in food: Education Minister Manish Sisodia said he has called for a meeting of school principals and NGOs that prepare the food.  
  9. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal blames Centre for tax raids at hospitals owned by Yogendra Yadav’s sister: The Aam Aadmi Party chief asked the Narendra Modi government to stop ‘vendetta politics’. 
  10. Iran says it will be a reliable energy partner to India, claims envoy’s remark on imports misquoted: Tehran also stressed on the importance of Indian investments in the country.