A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Opposition parties protest against Nitish Kumar-led government at Jantar Mantar: Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav claimed there was no information about the fate of a missing inmate at the shelter home.
  2. Man shot dead after forcibly entering ex-Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s home in Jammu and Kashmir, say police: In Delhi, a man carrying a knife barged into the Kerala House, which was hosting Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
  3. Man beaten to death in Haryana’s Palwal district, one arrested: Three brothers attacked the man after he allegedly attempted to steal cattle from their father’s yard.
  4. Congress to launch a public campaign against Centre’s economic performance, bank scams, Rafale deal: At the meeting, the leaders also chalked out a political strategy on the National Register of Citizens row.
  5. TMC leaders file complaints against Assam CM Sonowal for being detained at Silchar airport: TMC General Secretary Partha Chatterjee said that the party will observe a ‘black day’ on Saturday and Sunday to protest against ‘police atrocities’.
  6. ‘US raising voice louder for maintaining sanctions despite goodwill measures,’ says North Korea: Meanwhile, a confidential United Nations report has concluded that Pyongyang has not given up its nuclear and missile programmes.
  7. India’s Chandrayaan-II mission to the moon postponed again due to technical glitches, says NDTV: The director of ISRO’s UR Rao Satellite Centre, M Annadurai, said the lunar exploration mission is now likely to be launched only in 2019.
  8. ‘If there is no interference, are invisible forces at work?’ asks former ABP News anchor after resigning: The channel’s former anchor Punya Prasun Bajpai said the Editors Guild will only act on alleged government interference if a written complaint is given.
  9. Eighteen dead after helicopter crashes in northern Siberia: Soon after take-off, the helicopter collided with the outside cargo of another helicopter, then fell and burned, officials said.
  10. Simultaneous polls proposal is unconstitutional, Congress tells Law Commission: A panel had asked political parties for their suggestions on the plan to hold the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections together.