A look at the biggest stories right now:

  1. US says India's membership in NSG is not about an arms race, but about peaceful use of nuclear energy: Its remarks came after Pakistan opposed India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
  2. More than a dozen African nationals reportedly attacked in South Delhi: Local police filed an FIR on Friday, after seven people were hospitalised following the attacks.
  3. Actors Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher set Twitter abuzz with spat: Shah allegedly said, “A person who has never lived in Kashmir has started a fight for Kashmiri Pandits. Suddenly, he became a displaced person”, referring to Kher.
  4. Chabahar port agreement not complete, China and Pakistan welcome to join, says Iranian envoy: He said the two countries were approached for their cooperation earlier, but they did not show any interest in the project then.
  5. EC cancels election in two Tamil Nadu constituencies: The Election Commission had originally postponed polls because of money being distributed for votes, but has now rescinded them entirely because of an “unconducive environment”.
  6. Reports say Hizbul Mujahideen commander has surrendered in Kashmir: If confirmed, this will come as a huge blow to militants in the area, though Indian security forces are currently denying the rumours.
  7. Congress nominates P Chidambaram, Kapil Sibal, Jairam Ramesh to Rajya Sabha: The former finance minister was nominated from Maharashtra, while Ramesh and Sibal were named from Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka.
  8. V Narayanaswamy announced as next chief minister of Puducherry: The announcement comes more than a week after election results were out.
  9. Dombivli chemical factory blast death toll is now 12: The NDRF said there was no risk of toxic gases spreading in the area, and the factory owners have been charged with culpable homicide.
  10. Girls score more than boys in CBSE class X results: Girls got an overall pass percentage of 96.36%, while the boys' average pass percentage was 96.11%.