A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Cabinet advances Union Budget by a month, merges railway and annual budgets from next year: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the actual date of presenting the Budget will be decided after taking into consideration Assembly election dates.ƒ
  2. US introduces Bill to declare Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism: But with the presidential election coming up in November, chances of it being passed by the current Barack Obama-led administration are slim.
  3. Supreme Court order about Cauvery water sharing is unimplementable, says Siddaramaiah as he appeals for peace: Karnataka has called for cabinet and all-party meetings to discuss the verdict, while Tamil Nadu praised the ruling and called it historic.
  4. Aawaaz-e-Punjab will be a political forum, not a party, says Navjot Singh Sidhu: The cricketer-turned-politician vowed to work against the 'corroborative and collusive Badal-Amrinder nexus that has plundered Punjab in the last 15 years'.
  5. Militants were aware of troop movements and location at Uri, Army investigating insider help in attack: The probe is also looking at a route from the village of Sukhdar, which terrorists could have used to get to the Army base.
  6. Former wicket-keeper MSK Prasad elected India's selection panel chief by BCCI: Its Annual General Meeting came after a Lodha panel directive telling it to limit decisions to ‘routine business concerning the past year, 2015-16’.
  7. Oscar-winning writer and director of LA Confidential, Curtis Hanson, dies at 71: He had retired recently because of Alzheimer's and died of natural causes in his Hollywood Hills home.
  8. Volkswagen to begin emissions recall in India with older Skoda Superb model: The vehicle was fitted with the same 2.0-litre EA 189 diesel engine that is directly linked with the illegal software in the German automaker's cars.
  9. Italian marine can remain in home country till international tribunal rules on case, says Centre: The government said the court might modify Massimiliano Latorre's bail conditions and impose the same four conditions it did with co-accused Salvatore Girone.
  10. Car hits man crossing road in Telangana, travels with his body on roof for three kilometres: The driver reportedly fled the scene after locals stopped the vehicle.