A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Karnataka to hold twin meetings to take a call on Supreme Court's Cauvery order: All political parties are likely to support the government's decision of not releasing water to Tamil Nadu.
  2. India was the fastest riser on the Global Competitiveness Index this year, says World Economic Forum: It moved up 16 places to the 39th spot among the 138 countries surveyed for the report.
  3. 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.
  4. Opener Gautam Gambhir called up to India squad for next two Tests against New Zealand: The opener replaces the injured KL Rahul, while uncapped off-spinner Jayant Yadav has been called up in place of pacer Ishant Sharma.
  5. Baby born with the DNA of three parents for the first time through breakthrough procedure: New Hope Fertility Center in New York performed ‘mitochondrial transfer’, which helps protect an unborn child from picking up severe genetic diseases.
  6. Police file chargesheet against accused Anmol Ratan in JNU rape case: However, the call details and fingerprint report of both the woman and the former AISA leader are still pending with the respective agencies.
  7. 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. 
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.