A look at the headlines right now:
1. NSG row: Referring to China, US diplomat says country blocking India's entry must be accountable: United States Undersecretary for Political Affairs Tom Shannon expressed his regret that the US had failed to ensure India's entry into the 48-nation group.
2. Sensex crosses 27,000-mark, Nifty rises after seventh pay commission announcement: Analysts said the Cabinet's approval to the Model Shop & Establishment Act also made investors optimistic.
3. Chinese woman gives birth to baby girl from embryo frozen 18 years ago: Hospital staff dubbed the newborn ‘the most frost-resistant baby ever’ as the embryo had been frozen at -196°C in liquid nitrogen for nearly two decades.
4. Infosys employee murder: Chennai Police release high quality picture of suspect: In the images developed from CCTV footage, the man looks like he is between 25 and 30.
5. India test-fires missile jointly developed with Israel from Odisha base: The missile is capable of preventing aerial threats, a Defence Research and Development Organisation official said.
6. 107 Nobel laureates urge Greenpeace to stop opposing genetically modified crops: Scientists started a signature campaign to support Golden Rice, which is believed to help reduce blindness among children caused by a Vitamin A deficiency.
7. Only transgender people – not gays, lesbians or bisexuals – are the third gender: Supreme Court: The apex court refused to alter its order from 2014 while hearing a petition filed by the Centre, in which it challenged the definition of ‘transgender’.
8. Nine killed in medical store fire in Mumbai’s Andheri area: Mumbai Police's Public Relations Officer Ashok Dudhe said a short circuit may have triggered the blaze.
9. At least 27 police personnel were killed and more than 40 injured after two Taliban suicide bombers attacked a convoy in Kabul: Police said the terrorists attacked three busses which were on their way to the Afghan capital from Wardak province.
10. Cabinet approves Seventh Pay Commission's recommendations: The suggestions include a 23.6% hike in the salaries and pensions of central government employees.