A look at the headlines right now:

  1. SC issues notice to Talwars on CBI’s appeal against their acquittal in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: The court tagged the investigation agency’s appeal with the one filed by Hemraj’s wife Khumkala Banjade. 
  2. Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2.30 pm after Opposition creates uproar over Rafale deal: The Upper House expunged PM Modi’s comment on Congress MP BK Hariprasad from its records, and the triple talaq bill was not tabled in the Rajya Sabha.
  3. Toll in rain-related incidents rises to 26 in Kerala, Army rescues 30 tourists in Munnar: The Pinarayi Vijayan-led government has asked the Centre for immediate help.
  4. Centre says no to releasing seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: The Tamil Nadu government had requested that they be pardoned as they have spent 27 years in jail.  
  5. Attorney general asks Supreme Court to fix responsibility in cases of vandalism and riots: The court said it would not wait for the government to amend law, and would lay down guidelines to prevent vandalism by mobs.
  6. Number of people excluded from Assam’s NRC list will ‘drastically change’, says Himanta Biswa Sarma: The state finance minister suggested that other states can carry out the counting drive but ruled out its necessity in Tripura.
  7. Delhi temple refuses to allow Muslim man to perform ritual for his deceased Hindu wife, says report: The president of the CR Park Kali Mandir Society claimed that the man could have had ulterior motives.  
  8. The Dalai Lama apologises for remarks on Jawaharlal Nehru: The Buddhist leader on Wednesday said India and Pakistan would have remained united had Nehru allowed Muhammad Ali Jinnah to become prime minister.  
  9. Congress moves SC seeking random verification of VVPAT during Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections: The top court will her Congress leader Kamal Nath’s plea next week.  
  10. Serious Fraud Investigation Office arrests former Bhushan Steel promoter in Rs 2,000-crore scam: Neeraj Singal is accused of using 80 associate firms to siphon off the amount from the company’s bank loans.