A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Supreme Court refuses to disqualify politicians facing criminal charges from contesting polls: The court told political parties to publish the criminal antecedents of the candidates on their website and publicise it.
  2. Over 1,000 people stranded in Himachal Pradesh, 5 killed in landslides in J&K: At least 25 people have died in rain-related incidents in Himchal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and Haryana. 
  3. Supreme Court rejects plea to bar legislators from practicing law: BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhyay had filed a petition citing the Bar Council’s rules that restrict salaried employees from practicing as advocates.  
  4. Kerala church withdraws restrictions imposed on nun who protested against rape accused bishop: A meeting of the parish was held after a group of parishioners came out in support of Sister Lucy Kalappura demanding revocation of the restrictions. 
  5. Fuel rates continue to rise, petrol costs Rs 90.22 a litre in Mumbai: The price of petrol increased by 14 paises across the four metros.
  6. Donald Trump defends US Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh: The US president said the allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh raised by two women were ‘unsubstantiated’ and ‘totally political’. 
  7. Vijay Mallya claims Enforcement Directorate ‘resisted’ his attempt to repay bank loans: The businessman requested that the proceedings in the Mumbai court be halted till the extradition trial in the UK court was over.  
  8. Former national-level judo player arrested in Delhi for allegedly stalking and harassing women: The accused has been identified as 27-year-old yoga instructor Sonu Sharma from Haryana’s Bhiwani.
  9. Six die of malaria in Tripura in six months, health minister says outbreak has been controlled: State minister Sudip Roy Barman said 7,991 patients were found infected with since January.  
  10. Lahore HC summons former PM Nawaz Sharif, ‘Dawn’ journalist in treason case: The case relates to an interview in which Sharif asked why Pakistan had not yet been able to punish those behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks.