A look at the headlines right now:

  1. More than 19 people killed in major fire at Bhubaneshwar hospital: At least 40 patients were present in the dialysis ward where the fire broke out.
  2. With INS Arihant, India can now launch nuclear missiles from air, land and sea: The country's first indigenously built naval ship, commissioned in August this year, is capable of launching nuclear weapons.
  3. Warring parties agree to 72-hour ceasefire in Yemen starting Thursday: The country’s Saudi-backed President said the Houthi rebels must allow aid to reach the besieged city of Taiz.
  4. GST Council likely to finalise rates as three-day meeting begins today: The Centre hopes to address several key issues, including the compensation of states, so it can push the Bill in the upcoming winter session.
  5. Pranab Mukherjee allows inquiry into Aligarh Muslim University VC's financial, admin decisions: The HRD ministry had accused Zameeruddin Shah of widespread misconduct, which he claims is an attempt to sully his image.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Elections in TN’s Aravakurichi and Thanjavur will be held on November 19, says EC: Polling in the two constituencies was postponed after the Election Commission found that money had been spent to buy votes.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.