A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Highest alert issued in Mumbai after children say they saw men carrying arms near Uran Navy base: Officials said an initial verification revealed nothing suspicious.
  2. Uri: Pakistan has ‘nothing to gain’ from attack, says country’s foreign office: Nafees Zakaria said the incident was part of an ‘Indian attempt to divert the attention of the world community’ from the Kashmir issue.
  3. India’s official entry at the Oscars is Visaaranai, a Tamil film on custodial violence: A total of 29 movies were in the running, including Sairat, Udta Punjab and Neerja.
  4. New Zealand end on a high after India make strong start on Day 1 of first Test: Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay scored half-centuries after India opted to bat first.
  5. Kirpan-carrying Sikh man alleges racial profiling after US police surround him: Officials said they received calls about a 'Muslim man carrying a sword', but that they did not charge him and returned the article.
  6. Former MEA spokesperson Navtej Sarna appointed Indian ambassador to the United States: The 1980-batch Indian Foreign Service officer was India's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
  7. Four feared dead as heavy rain continues to lash Andhra Pradesh: Officials said rescue and relief operations have commenced as the meteorological department has predicted more rain.
  8. Two Indian-born scholars win MacArthur fellowship for work in physical biology, computer science: Manu Prakash and Subhash Khot, both IIT graduates, have been given the grant for showing 'extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits’.
  9. Vodafone India gets Rs 47,700 crore influx from parent firm: The company will use the funds to expand its network, upgrade its technology and spectrum.
  10. Sensex rises by 266 points, Nifty by 1% as US Federal Reserve keeps interest rates steady: European shares rose to a two-week high after Fed Chairperson Janet Yellen indicated the possibility of rate hikes in the future.