Centre will disclose more names 'after following due process'
The central government on Monday gave the Supreme court the eight names against whom it has initiated prosecutions under the Income Tax Act for allegedly stashing black money in foreign banks. Dabur India promoter Pradip Burman, bullion trader Pankaj Chamanlal Lodhiya, Goa mining company Timblo Private Ltd and five of its directors were named by the government for holding illegal funds overseas. The government clarified that it was open to disclosing information about other such names received under tax treaties with other countries, but only "after following the due process of law, in all cases where evasion of tax is established."

BJP ready to form minority government in Maharashtra
Leaders from the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday said that they were ready to form a minority government in Maharashtra, without the Shiv Sena's support. "We can stake claim with our 122 legislators and independents and form a minority government," said senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse. "We are confident of proving our majority on the floor of the house." The Nationalist Congress Party has offered unconditional support to a BJP-led government and declared that it would abstain from participating in a trust vote. The BJP needs 144 out of 288 seats in the state assembly to form a majority, barring which it could be subjected to a trust vote.

Doval briefs Mamata about terror network in West Bengal
National Security Adviser AJit Doval met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday and briefed her about how operatives from the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, a terror group from across the border, had used the state as a safe haven over the past two years. Doval also told Banerjee that the border district of Jalpaiguri had emerged as a new terror hub, besides handing over a list of 180 Bangladeshi militants hiding in West Bengal to her government.

Cyclone Nilofar to hit Gujarat coast on Friday
Cyclone Nilofar will hit the coast of Gujarat around Naliya on Friday, according to the Indian Meteorological Department. "On October 30 morning, wind speed commencing at a speed of 45-55 km per hour to a maximum of 65 km per hour along and off the Gujarat coast will reach up to 100-110 km per hour to a maximum speed of 125 km per hour at the time Nilofar will hit around Naliya," said IMD's deputy director in Ahmedabad, Manorama Mohanty. The IMD added that Gujarat will witness heavy to very heavy rainfall on October 30 and 31.

Indian soldiers prevent China from constructing road in Arunachal Pradesh
Indian troops have prevented their Chinese counterparts from constructing a road in the Asaphila region, a 100 sq km area along the Line of Actual Control in Upper Subansiri division of Arunachal Pradesh, according to The Times of India. Unlike the prolonged border face-off last month in Eastern Ladakh, the incident in Asaphila was brief.