The big news: Centre's decision to inspect Ayodhya museum site sparks row, and 9 other top stories
Samajwadi Party said Akhilesh Yadav would be their CM candidate, and Rohith Vemula's friends released a video shot days before the Dalit scholar killed himself.
A look at the headlines right now:
- Tourism minister to inspect Ramayana museum site in Ayodhya in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh: Meanwhile, senior BJP leaders Uma Bhartia and Vinay Katiyar demanded the construction of Ram temple on the disputed plot.
- Akhilesh Yadav will be the chief ministerial candidate for UP elections, says Samajwadi Party: The ruling party said the decision had Mulayam Singh Yadav's approval.
- My name is Rohith Vemula, I am a Dalit, deceased scholar says in video released by friends: He said his battle against ABVP was nothing new, but the administration took stern steps against five Dalit students after a fight with the BJP student wing.
- Bangladesh model is a template on how to fight terrorism, Narendra Modi tells Sheikh Hasina: Both the leaders agreed that 'strong public support' is a big weapon to combat militancy.
- Railways' free Wi-Fi service most used at Patna station, primarily for porn: RailTel officials said users also looked up YouTube and Wikipedia, and there were many hits for apps as well as Bollywood and Hollywood movies.
- Pakistan's entire establishment engaged in fueling terrorism in India, says Rajnath Singh: The home minister said Islamabad was being steadily isolated by the global community because it had adopted terrorism as a state policy.
- My Twitter account was hacked, chief economic advisor says after tweet links to escort service: Arvind Subramanian issued an apology for the ‘nuisance/offensive tweets’ that were posted.
- Boko Haram willing to negotiate release of 83 more Chibok girls, says Nigerian government: On October 13, the militant group freed 21 of the 275 girls kidnapped in April 2014.
- Banking stocks surge after Essar-Rosneft deal, raising investors' hope for deleveraging: Share prices of ICICI Bank, SBI and Axis Bank, which had lent large sums to the Essar Group, rose during the first day of trading since the contract was sealed.
- Court stays demolition notice against comedian Kapil Sharma's Mumbai home: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had said that mangroves were destroyed during the construction of the residential building.