The big news: One jawan killed in militant attack near Srinagar, and nine other top stories
Narendra Modi praised the Indian Army at an event in Bhopal, and Venkaiah Naidu told the Muslim law board to not politicise the issue of triple talaq.
A look at the headlines right now:
- One soldier killed, seven injured after militants attack convoy in Srinagar district's Zakura: The Sashastra Seema Bal jawans were targeted near a CRPF camp while they were returning from patrol duty.
- Indian Army doesn't speak, it acts, Narendra Modi says in address to ex-servicemen in Bhopal: The prime minister also said that the Centre had kept its promise regarding the One Rank, One Pension scheme and had disbursed Rs 5,500 crore for it so far.
- Do not politicise the issue of triple talaq, Venkaiah Naidu tells Muslim law board: The Union minister said the Muslim divorce law was being unnecessarily linked with Uniform Civil Code, while the main issue was gender justice.
- Will not screen films with Pakistani actors, announces cinema owners' association: The ban is applicable to single-screen theatres in Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Maharashtra and also to movies that have had Pakistani technicians work on them.
- Pakistan lifts travel ban on Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida: The country's Interior Ministry has issued a notification ordering the reporter’s name to be removed from the Exit Control List.
- May have to launch election campaign on my own, says Uttar Pradesh chief minister: While Akhilesh Yadav expressed his confidence about winning a second term in the 2017 polls, Mulayam Singh Yadav said party legislators would pick the next CM.
- At least 120 stray dogs killed in Kerala's Ernakulam and Palakkad districts in the last week: On October 4, the Supreme Court had asked the state's chief secretary to file a report on the matter and ensure that no more animals are culled.
- India is a 'university of tolerance', will not allow religious persecution, says Rajnath Singh: Speaking at the All India Christian Council, the home minister said the 'entire global community should come together to fight terrorism'.
- Israel suspends ties with Unesco over draft resolution that 'denies' Jews links to Jerusalem's sites: While the Palestinian government welcomed the document, Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu said the organisation had 'lost its legitimacy' by adopting it.
- Donald Trump's presidency will be a threat to press freedom, says Committee to Protect Journalists: The organisation's chairperson said the US Republican presidential candidate has 'insulted and vilified' the media.