A look at the headlines right now:

  1. No need to share video of surgical strikes as proof, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar: His remark followed a news channel's report that a PoK police officer had confirmed the Indian Army's September 29 operation along the LoC.
  2. 'Extraordinary exchange' between Pakistan civilian leaders and military over militant groups, reports Dawn: The civilian government warned of the country's increasing international isolation and asked the Army to assist in cracking down on militants in the state.
  3. Rahul Gandhi's 'dalali' jibe at Narendra Modi a 'new low in politics', says BJP: The Congress vice president had said the prime minister was exploiting the sacrifices of soldiers for political gains since the Army's surgical strikes.
  4. Spectrum auction ends with bids worth Rs 65,790 crore, only 40% of airwaves for sale bought: The figure is much below the government target of Rs 5.6 lakh crore, and unsold frequencies may be re-auctioned at a reduced price later.
  5. Terror attack warning at 22 airports in four states as well as Delhi: Intelligence agencies issued the alert in the border states of Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
  6. Elect new administrators or seek time from Lodha panel to 'fall in line', Supreme Court tells BCCI: The court also asked the board to submit a guarantee by Friday, October 7, that it will implement the recommendations of the committee.
  7. Jayalalithaa requires a longer stay in hospital, says Apollo: A statement from the facility said the Tamil Nadu chief minister's health continues to improve, and she is making gradual progress.
  8. Toll in Hurricane Matthew rises to 65 in Haiti, evacuation warnings issued in US states: Four others were killed in the neighboring Dominican Republic, bringing the total killed to 69.
  9. India rest Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja for ODI series against New Zealand: Punjab batsman Mandeep Singh and all-rounder Jayant Yadav earned their first call-up to the national cricket team.
  10. Delhi authorities not interested in handling chikungunya and dengue menace, says Supreme Court: The court expressed disappointment over the outcome of a meeting held between the AAP government and L-G Najeeb Jung on Wednesday.