A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘Vindication of my stand,’ says Cyrus Mistry after being reinstated as Tata Sons chairperson: Tata Sons said it would appeal against the decision of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.
  2. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik says his party does not support NRC after it voted for Citizenship Bill: His West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee reminded Union Minister Amit Shah that his job was to ‘douse the fire’ and not fan the flames. Meanwhile, the Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid said the amended law had nothing to do with Indian Muslims.
  3. Supreme Court rejects review petition of convict in 2012 Delhi gangrape caseA court in Delhi refused to immediately issue warrants to execute the four convicts and the top court took suo motu cognisance of the rising number of rape cases in India, and sought responses and status reports from all states.
  4. Prayers held at Srinagar’s Jamia Masjid for the first time in over four months: Mufti Ghulam Rasool led some 70 worshippers in prayer on Wednesday afternoon.
  5. SC gives Centre a month to respond to pleas challenging Citizenship Act: As many as 60 petitions have been filed in the top court against the legislation.
  6. Urdu writer Mujtaba Hussain to return Padma Shri award, says he is ‘worried about India’s future’: The humorist said he does not wish to keep any government award given the current atmosphere in the country.  
  7. Delhi HC agrees to hear plea to set up fact-finding committee to probe Jamia Millia Islamia violence: The petitioners also demanded that proper medical treatment and compensation be provided to the injured students.
  8. Ayodhya trust will have no BJP member, Centre won’t spend money on the temple, says Amit Shah: In an interview to a TV channel, the home minister said the people constructing the Ram temple will decide on a timeline for it.
  9. Special court convicts four of the five accused in Jaipur bomb blasts case: The sentencing is likely to take place later in the day, reports said.
  10. ‘Why should I prove I’m Indian?’ Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel says he will not sign NRC: Baghel said Mahatma Gandhi had also refused to sign a register of Indian citizens in South Africa, and called the BJP ‘dark-skinned Britishers’.