A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Setting up a social media hub is like creating a surveillance state, says Supreme Court: The court has issued a notice to the Centre and has sought a response within two weeks.
  2. Ahead of impending arrest, Nawaz Sharif claims he is surrendering for the future of Pakistan: A 16-member team has been formed to arrest the former PM and his daughter Maryam Nawaz after they arrive in Pakistan and shift them to a jail in Rawalpindi.
  3. Mehbooba Mufti warns BJP against dividing her Peoples Democratic Party: The former chief minister said attempts by the central government to divide her party will lead to increased trouble in the Valley.
  4. Modi is ‘courageous’ for granting ‘Institute of Eminence’ tag to Jio Institute, says Arvind Panagariya: In India’s environment, any PM would think twice or thrice before announcing something that does not exist, the former NITI Aayog chairman said.  
  5. After West Bengal and Maharashtra, Assam gets its first transgender judge: Swati Bidhan Baruah will be one among 20 member judges to mediate cases in a Lok Adalat in Guwahati on Saturday.
  6. College student dies after jumping off building during safety drill, trainer arrested: A clip of the incident in Coimbatore shows a trainer nudging the student to jump off the ledge of the second floor into a safety net below.
  7. SpiceJet may soon partner with two major US companies and diversify beyond aviation, says chairman: Though Ajay Singh did not name the firms, he said they were looking at the technology sector.
  8. Two CRPF personnel die after suspected militants open fire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag: Another soldier and a civilian were also injured in the attack.
  9. Pollution by fine particulate matter killed 14,800 people prematurely in Delhi in 2016, shows study: Delhi was surpassed only by Beijing and Shanghai, where 18,200 and 17,600 premature deaths related to PM 2.5 were reported.
  10. Donald Trump says Theresa May’s Brexit plans will impact trade ties: Thousands of people are planning to protest against the United States president and his policies.