A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Tamil Nadu Governor asks AIADMK how the state is being run in Jayalalithaa's absence: C Vidyasagar Rao met with party leaders and inquired about the chief minister's health.
  2. More than 800 people dead after Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti, thousands left homeless: The storm has been downgraded to Category Two. It has dropped in wind speed to 110 miles per hour.
  3. Four journalists, three doctors among candidates in AAP's third list for Punjab elections: The state convener of the party, Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, said AAP will announce at least 100 names by the end of October.
  4. Police officer killed, 2 injured after militants attack security post in Kashmir's Shopian district: Local reports said the police were trying to foil a rifle-snatching bid when the shootout began.
  5. In latest viral Tweet, Sushma Swaraj promises Jodhpur man his Pakistani fiancée will get a visa: Naresh Tewani said he was encouraged by the external affairs minister's prompt responses to other pleas on social networking sites.
  6. India-Pakistan border will be completely sealed by December 2018, says Rajnath Singh: The Union home minister said citizens should trust security forces and stand by them.
  7. Women should not be denied their constitutional rights, Centre tells Supreme Court in triple talaq affidavit: The government said the validity of the practice 'should be seen in light of gender justice'.
  8. SC bars BCCI from transferring funds to state associations while hearing Lodha panel case: Regional bodies will not get financial assistance from the board unless it passes a resolution to implement the committee's recommendations, the court ruled.
  9. Perfumer Monika Ghurde found dead with hands and legs tied in her Goa home: Police said they are suspecting that she was robbed, raped and killed when she was alone.
  10. Primary school teacher beheads Dalit man for 'making flour mill impure' in Uttarakhand: Police officials said the accused used a sickle to attack the victim, who had protested an insult against his caste.