A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize: The Norwegian Nobel Committee recognised his 'resolute efforts to bring the country's more than 50-year-long civil war to an end'.
  2. Rahul Gandhi’s ‘dalali’ jibe at Narendra Modi a ‘new low in politics’, says BJP: The Congress vice president had said the prime minister was exploiting the sacrifices of soldiers for political gains since the Army's surgical strikes.
  3. Barack Obama declares emergency in Florida as Hurricane Matthew inches closer: Governor Rick Scott issued an evacuation order to 1.5 million residents, fearing ‘catastrophic damage’ by the category 4 storm.
  4. Spectrum auction ends with bids worth Rs 65,790 crore, only 40% of airwaves for sale bought: The figure is much below the government target of Rs 5.6 lakh crore, and unsold frequencies may be re-auctioned at a reduced price later.
  5. Terror attack warning at 22 airports in four states as well as Delhi: Intelligence agencies issued the alert in the border states of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
  6. India ‘forged’ footage of Army official confirming surgical strikes, says Pakistan: The foreign affairs ministry said General Ghulam Akhbar had denied speaking to any Indian channel about the Indian Army’s operation along the LoC.
  7. Jayalalithaa requires a longer stay in hospital, says Apollo: A statement from the facility said the Tamil Nadu chief minister's health continues to improve, and she is making gradual progress.
  8. Election Commission, Facebook tie up to launch 'register to vote' campaign in five poll-bound states: From October 6 to 9, users in UP, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand will receive a notification that will direct them to a website where they can sign up.
  9. India rest Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja for ODI series against New Zealand: Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh and all-rounder Jayant Yadav earned their first call-up to the national cricket team.
  10. Elect new administrators or seek time from Lodha panel to 'fall in line', Supreme Court tells BCCI: The court also asked the board to submit a guarantee by Friday, October 7, that it will implement the recommendations of the committee.