The headlines right now:

  1. 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.
  2. Donald Trump says he will accept US election results if he wins: He said he would not contest a ‘clear’ vote but that he reserved the right to file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result.
  3. Why is the dog bite problem so concentrated in Kerala, asks Supreme Court: A panel told the bench that the 'excessive' stray dog population would continue to pose 'very serious threats' to public safety, unless controlled.
  4. Banks replace debit cards, ask customers to change PINs after security breach: The data hack came to the fore only after customers complained that their cards have been used in China.
  5. Cannot ask for votes in the name of religion, says Supreme Court: The apex court was revisiting a 1995 verdict and hearing three cases that challenge the use of words such as 'Hindutva' to 'exploit religious sentiments'.
  6. Godhra riots: Gujarat High Court upholds life term of 17, acquits 14 convicted in Sardarpura case: It also upheld a trial court’s rejection of the argument that the attack was the result of a conspiracy planned after the Godhra train burning incident.
  7. Shocked about Pan Bahar's unauthorised use of my image, says Pierce Brosnan: He demanded that the company remove his image from their advertisements.
  8. Jammu and Kashmir: 12 government employees sacked for 'anti-national activities’: Officials said more than 100 employees are being closely monitored on similar charges.
  9. Apple claims 90% of iPhone chargers sold on Amazon are counterfeit: A lawsuit has been filed against e-commerce Mobile Star LLC for trademark infringement.
  10. 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.