A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Encounter underway at government building in Pampore, one soldier injured: Two to three militants are suspected to be on the premises of the Entrepreneurship Development Institute, which was also attacked in February.
  2. Women can be prosecuted for domestic violence after SC drops the words ‘adult male’ from law: The ruling means any relative, even a minor, who subjected a woman to harassment at home can face punishment.
  3. Hillary Clinton trumped Republican rival in US presidential debate, finds CNN poll: The Democrat won the support of 57% of the viewers surveyed, while Donald Trump had 34%.
  4. China suggests India joining NSG is a possibility as long as ‘certain rules are respected’, reports Reuters: The country’s Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong said China ‘is willing to have further communications with the Indian side, to increase consensus’.
  5. Hurricane Matthew toll crosses 1,000 in Haiti, country observes three days of national mourning: The government has started burying its dead in mass graves as fears of a cholera epidemic grew.
  6. China ready to join pact with India, Bangladesh to share Brahmaputra water: State-run media The Global Times said the Indian press was 'trying to create a false impression' by linking Beijing's move to block a tributary to the Indus Waters Treaty.
  7. Juan Manuel Santos to donate Nobel Peace Prize money to victims of Colombian conflict: The president said the amount – nearly $1 million – will be used to fund aid groups and infrastructure projects in regions hit by clashes.
  8. Samsung suspends production of Galaxy Note7, reports Yonhap News Agency: An unnamed supplier told the media house that the halt is in compliance with consumer safety regulators, but the company has not responded to the report yet.
  9. Anti-government protests leave hundreds dead in Ethiopia, state of emergency declared: The agitations, led by the country's two largest ethnic groups – the Amhara and the Oromo – have intensified after a year of unrest.
  10. Parents of Jain girl who died fasting booked for culpable homicide in Hyderabad: A case has been registered against them under the Juvenile Justice Act as well after a child rights NGO filed a police complaint. 

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