The big news: Militants attack government building in Pampore, and nine other top stories
Women can now be prosecuted for domestic violence, and during the presidential debate, Democrat Hillary Clinton won 57% of voters surveyed by CNN.
A look at the headlines right now:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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%.
- 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’.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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