A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘Vested interests misused Google’s mistake to spread rumours against Aadhaar,’ says UIDAI: Several Android users recently found an old UIDAI helpline number in their contact lists.
  2. ‘Congress should explain its stand on backward classes panel bill,’ says Amit Shah in Uttar Pradesh: The Opposition party’s position will reveal if it really wants the betterment of backward communities, the BJP president said.
  3. Jammu and Kashmir separatist groups observe shutdown against petitions challenging Article 35A in SC: The Amarnath Yatra has been suspended while train services too were halted across the Valley.
  4. Appointment notification of new Supreme Court judges names Justice KM Joseph at third position: The circular means Joseph may be junior to two other judges whose names were recommended by the collegium much later than his, reports said.
  5. ‘Where are the jobs?’ asks Nitin Gadkari on reservation for Maratha community: The Union minister said reservation will not guarantee employment as jobs are shrinking.
  6. Eighteen cows suffocate to death at shelter in Chhattisgarh’s Balodabazar district: Some villagers had allegedly locked them up as they were worried about stray cattle damaging their crops.
  7. Bihar government suspends six officials of state child protection unit over allegations of rapes at Muzaffarpur shelter: Action has been taken against the assistant directors of Muzaffarpur, Munger, Araria, Madhubani, Bhagalpur and Bhojpur districts for dereliction of duty.
  8. Pakistan Police kill man accused of orchestrating arson attacks on schools in Gilgit-Baltistan: He was not known to have associations with any organised militant or terrorist outfit, the police said.
  9. Mehul Choksi got ‘clear report’ because there was no criminal antecedents, say police: The Mumbai Police said they have ordered an inquiry into the clear police verification report issued to the fugitive businessman.
  10. Another powerful earthquake strikes Indonesia’s Lombok island: Authorities issued a tsunami warning but lifted it after several hours.