A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Narendra Modi not taking part in SAARC summit in Islamabad, says External Affairs Ministry: The ministry said other nations had also conveyed reservations about attending the meet that will be held in Islamabad in November.
  2. Anil Ambani's R-Comm ‘virtually merges’ with brother Mukesh's Reliance Jio: The Reliance Communications chairperson said his company had all the spectrum they needed for 2G, 3G and 4G services, besides the spectrum-trading deal with Jio. 
  3. Release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu for three days, Supreme Court tells Karnataka: Section 144 was imposed in Bengaluru, in case of protests over the water sharing issue.
  4. 17 killed in three separate blasts in Shia-dominated districts of Baghdad: The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for two of the explosions. More than 50 people were injured in the attacks.
  5. Number of women on corporate boards in India has doubled in the past six years, says Credit Suisse report: However, gender diversity at the management level has come down to 7.2% from 7.8% in 2014, the financial services company said.
  6. Shiv Sena’s Saamna offices attacked after cartoon apparently mocks Maratha protests: The party's mouthpiece later issued an apology, saying it did not intend to hurt the community’s sentiments.
  7. India cannot revoke Indus Waters Treaty on its own, says Pakistan's Sartaj Aziz: The country's foreign affairs advisor said Islamabad could approach the International Court of Justice if New Delhi violates the agreement.
  8. Woman killed in Kashmir after protestors pelt stones at SUV for defying separatists' shutdown: The police said two sisters were hit while the vehicle was reversing to avoid the attack in Srinagar. A man was injured in another assault.
  9. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain under I-T Department radar for Rs 17-crore worth transactions: The AAP leader said it was an assessment of his investments in a few companies, while Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Jain had been framed.
  10. German watchdog orders Facebook to stop collecting, storing data on WhatsApp users in the country: The two companies were ‘misleading’ their users even after promising not to share data between them, Commissioner Johannes Caspar said.