A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Senior Congress leader Rita Bahuguna joins BJP in Uttar Pradesh: The Lucknow Cantonment MLA was reportedly unhappy with the party's move to project Sheila Dikshit as its chief ministerial candidate.
  2. Reliance Industries records near 23% drop in Q2 consolidated net profit: Its consolidated revenue, however, climbed 9.6% year on year to Rs 81,651 crore, on the back of good performances in the petrochemicals and refining sectors.
  3. New Zealand stun India by six runs in 2nd ODI to level series 1-1: The hosts, after being asked to chase 243, lost wickets at regular intervals before a late surge by Hardik Pandya took his side close to the target.
  4. Varun Gandhi denies claims of leaking defence secrets as incriminating letter to PMO is made public: The BJP MP also threatened to sue the founders of Swaraj Abhiyan for defamation for releasing the letter at a press conference.
  5. Three Air India crew members suspended for allowing fellow employee to sleep on flight's floor: The employee had told them he would use the jump seat, meant for staff, on the New York-bound aircraft.
  6. Six people killed in blaze at Sivakasi firecracker godown: Preliminary investigations suggested negligence by the facility's owner might have led to the accident.
  7. Jayalalithaa will return home soon, says AIADMK: Party spokesperson CR Saraswathy said that the chief minister has 'progressed very well' and is now 'taking rest' on her doctors' advice.
  8. JNU VC, other officials leave campus more than 24 hours after they were locked in by protestors over missing student: Rajnath Singh has directed the Delhi police commissioner to form a special team to find Najeeb Ahmed, who disappeared on Saturday after a row with ABVP members.
  9. 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' will be released without any violence, Rajnath Singh assures filmmakers: Industry representatives had met the minister after MNS issued threats to Karan Johar over his upcoming film starring Pakistani actor Fawad Khan.
  10. Hillary Clinton crushes Donald Trump across polls after third US presidential debate: The Democratic nominee led every survey of viewers conducted by news organisations, while Trump trailed behind like a defeated puppet.