A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Two JeM militants arrested in Baramulla, suspected Pakistani spy caught in Samba: While security personnel seized arms from the radicals, police confiscated a map from the man posing as a villager, which contained details of forces deployed.
  2. Will not oppose release of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, says MNS after meeting with Devendra Fadnavis: Producers who have cast Pakistani actors in their movies will give Rs 5 crore to the Army relief fund, Raj Thackeray said.
  3. Varun Gandhi to take legal action after letter to PMO accuses him of leaking defence secrets: The BJP MP said a deliberate attempt had been made to 'tarnish my reputation and public standing', and that the allegations were 'false and frivolous'.
  4. At least 55 killed, nearly 600 injured after train derails in Cameroon: A higher volume of passengers were making the rail journey between Yaounde and Douala as a section of the highway linking the cities had collapsed.
  5. Shivpal declares Akhilesh Yadav Samajwadi Party's candidate for chief minister: The state party chief had invited his nephew to attend the meeting where he announced the decision, but the incumbent chief minister skipped it.
  6. Three arrested for allegedly raping and harassing a first-year engineering student near Pune: While two of them sexually assaulted the 19-year-old in separate incidents this week, the third man is accused of stalking and sending her lewd messages.
  7. At least 19 dead as Russian helicopter crashes in Siberia: Ministry officials said that emergency volunteers managed to save three passengers.
  8. Pakistan denies BSF claim of killing seven of its soldiers in cross-border firing: The Inter-Services Public Relations accused India of restoring to ‘unprovoked shelling’ and said their forces had given a ‘befitting response’.
  9. Iraqi troops launch operation to retake Christian town near Mosul from Islamic State group: The toll in the extremist outfit's attack in Kirkuk – 170 km from Mosul – has risen to more than 35.
  10. Economic affairs secretary asks people to not panic, promises swift action in the ATM security breach: The Centre's cyber security watchdog had reportedly warned banks on October 7 against 'targeted attacks from Pakistan' following the Army's surgical strikes.