Puducherry trust vote today; New COVID challenge for Maharashtra | Top News

Here are the top headlines today:

1. Puducherry trust vote today
Puducherry Congress crisis deepens, minutes ahead of the trust vote 2 more MLAs quit Congress-led government.

2. Mamata kin responds to CBI summons
Abhishek Banerjee's wife, Mamata's sister-in-law likely to respond to a summons by the Central Bureau of Investigation today.

3. PM in poll-bound Assam, Bengal
Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit poll-bound Assam and West Bengal again ahead of elections. He is set to launch 9 projects across both states.

4. New COVID challenge for Maharashtra
Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases; Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray warns citizens and Neta's. He says follow new norms or prepare for another lockdown in 8 days.

5. War over fuel price surge
Political row over rising fuel prices heats up after Sonia Gandhi writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi; Shiv Sena also mounts an attack on the Centre stating that the government is controlling freedom of speech

6. FATF sword hangs on Pakistan
On the eve of the meeting of FATF, Pakistan unlikely to exit the watchdogs grey list. European countries say that the plan has not been fully implemented.