A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Eight SIMI members who escaped Bhopal jail killed in encounter at Eintkhedi village: They had killed a prison guard while breaking out of the jail.
  2. FBI accused of breaking law by announcing fresh inquiry against Hillary Clinton days before election: The agency had alerted the Congress it was investigating the Democratic candidate's private email server case just 11 days before the presidential polls.
  3. Narendra Modi takes up Indian bus driver's killing in Brisbane with Australian prime minister: Malcolm Turnbull expressed shock over Manmeet Alisher being burnt alive behind his vehicle's steering wheel, and assured his Indian counterpart of an inquiry.
  4. Smog blankets Delhi, several other cities as air quality worsens post Diwali: Mumbai fared better than the Capital in terms of particulate matter in the air, but Ahmedabad was affected just as much by the celebrations.
  5. Sensex, Nifty slip marginally in special Mahurat trading session: The BSE index ended 11.30 points down at 27,930.21, while the NSE index closed 12.30 points points lower at 8,625.70.
  6. Unite against divisiveness this Diwali, says Narendra Modi in his Mann ki Baat address: After his radio show, the prime minister celebrated the festival with members of the Army and ITBP in Himachal and lauded them for protecting the border.
  7. India beat Pakistan 3-2 to win Asian Hockey Champions Trophy: The Pakistani side came back in the game from 0-2 down, before Nikkin Thimmaiah scored the winning goal with 10 minutes on the clock.
  8. Six people injured during Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's Janata Darbar event in Uttar Pradesh: Witnesses said a section of the crowd, at the event in the CM's ancestral village of Saifai, rushed towards him creating a 'stampede-like' situation.
  9. Karnataka to declare 29 more taluks drought-hit: The decision, made at a Cabinet sub-committee meeting, comes amid the state's court battle with Tamil Nadu over sharing Cauvery water.
  10. Two more senior Tata executives resign after Cyrus Mistry's dismissal: Madhu Kannan and Nirmalya Kumar were both members of the now dissolved Group Executive Council that the ousted chairman had set up in 2013.