A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Ashok Gehlot, Kamal Nath and Bhupesh Baghel to take oath as chief ministers today: Congress President Rahul Gandhi is expected to attend the three back-to-back events in Jaipur, Bhopal and Raipur.
  2. Phethai intensifies into severe cyclonic storm, to weaken before making landfall: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu held a teleconference with collectors of four districts on Sunday to discuss their preparedness.
  3. ‘India must protect its institutions; investors need faith in rule of law,’ Raghuram Rajan tells NDTV: Unemployment is a serious problem as the current paradigm is not producing enough jobs even at a 7% growth rate, the former RBI governor said in an interview.
  4. DMK chief Stalin proposes Rahul Gandhi for PM’s post as Opposition gets together again: Speaking at the unveiling of M Karunanidhi’s statue, Opposition leaders criticised the BJP for destroying government institutions.
  5. CAG report on Rafale deal is not relevant, Congress making up lies about SC order, says Arun Jaitley: The Congress urged the Supreme Court to recall its judgement and issue a contempt notice to Centre.
  6. Congress is agitated, trying to create distrust against judiciary, says Narendra Modi in Raebareli: The prime minister criticised the forces that ‘want to weaken the country at every cost’.
  7. Shutdown observed in Kashmir and Chenab Valley a day after civilian killings in Pulwama: Former MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid was detained during a protest march in Srinagar.
  8. Forty-two injured after suspected gas explosion leads to fire in Japan: One person was said to be seriously injured.
  9. Ranil Wickremesinghe takes oath as Sri Lankan prime minister once again: He was sworn in at a closed-door ceremony attended by President Maithripala Sirisena.
  10. PV Sindhu beats Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in BWF World Tour Finals for first title of 2018: Sindhu won the final 21-19, 21-17 in 61 minutes.