A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Karnataka defers release of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu, both chief ministers to meet Uma Bharti: The decision follows Cabinet and all-party meetings in the Kannadiga state, that were called to discuss the water-sharing dispute.
  2. Saarc summit in Islamabad likely to be cancelled: India, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will not be attending the meet that was scheduled to be held in November.
  3. CBI tortured my family, says former bureaucrat's suicide note: The agency said it will investigate the allegations made by BK Bansal and his son, both of whom killed themselves on Tuesday
  4. IMF chief Christine Lagarde says India’s GDP will grow by more than 7% this year, China's by 6%: The Fund's managing director warned against trade restrictions and protectionist policies, saying recovery from the 2009 financial crisis was still fragile.
  5. WHO says Aleppo’s two biggest hospitals out of service after airstrikes in Syria: There are only 30 doctors remaining in Aleppo, where heavy fighting has taken place between government and rebel forces for control of the city.
  6. Sedition case filed against Justice Katju for Kashmir-Bihar ‘package deal’ post on Facebook: The former Supreme Court judge had said that Pakistan could take Kashmir, ‘but on the condition you also take Bihar’.
  7. Missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines MH17 jet in 2014 came from Russia, say investigators: The Dutch prosecutors said the vehicle used to launch the missile returned to Russia after firing it. The aircraft was carrying 298 civilians.
  8. Bengaluru FC draw 1-1 against Johor Darul Ta'zim in first leg of Asian Football Confederation Cup semi-final: Eugeneson Lyngdoh levelled the score for Bengaluru, who were clearly dominated by the Malaysian team in the first half.
  9. 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.
  10. Sahara chief Subrata Roy's parole extended till October 24: The Supreme Court asked him to explain how he intended to pay more than Rs 10,000 crore that he owes to Sebi.