A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Four Army personnel, two suspected militants killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gurez: The police said the firing along the Line of Control started around 1 am.  
  2. SC will hear plea on Hapur lynching matter after NDTV expose shows accused claiming state support: Meanwhile, an accused in the Alwar lynching admitted before hidden cameras that a mob had assaulted the victim Pehlu Khan for over one-and-a-half hours.  
  3. J&K Police book activist Talib Hussain, who led Kathua case protests, for allegedly attempting suicide: The Supreme Court said that on Wednesday it will hear a petition filed by one of Hussain’s relatives, who has accused the police of torturing the activist.
  4. Centre asks telecom companies to find ways to block mobile apps during emergencies: Industry association ASSOCHAM, which represents telecom operators, said such a move would be excessive and unnecessary.  
  5. Call out ‘bogus promise of achche din’, offer people alternative: Rahul Gandhi tells party workers: The Congress president, who addressed the party’s MPs, said corruption, economic failure and social divisiveness have reached their zenith under the Centre.
  6. Three new Supreme Court judges take oath, Justice KM Joseph sworn-in last: The Centre said it followed a ‘transparent seniority principle’ in elevating the three judges.  
  7. Supreme Court pulls up Delhi authorities for poor waste management: Will any person be alive in Delhi if the waste management problem is not solved, asked Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta.  
  8. Road transport unions go on strike against Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill: The movement of vehicles in Kerala, Haryana and Tamil Nadu has been affected, according to reports.  
  9. RBI’s decision to ban Letters of Undertaking after PNB scam was hasty, says parliamentary panel: The committee asked the central bank to reintroduce the documents at the earliest after putting required safeguards in place.  
  10. Facebook asks US banks to share customer details, say reports: The social-media giant said the data would help it offer new services to users but clarified that the details would not be used for ad-targeting purposes.