A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Mulayam calls Shivpal 'leader of the masses' as Akhilesh denies separating from Samajwadi Party: Shivpal Yadav said the UP chief minister had told him he would form a new outfit for the state Assembly polls and also urged the SP chief to take over the post.
  2. Women will be allowed entry inside Haji Ali's inner sanctum in a month, board tells Supreme Court: The dargah's trust had earlier sought more time to come out with a more 'progressive stand' on the ban barring women from entering the shrine.
  3. 23 Maoists killed in encounter in Odisha's border district of Malkangiri: The Greyhound force of Andhra Pradesh was also involved in the joint operation.
  4. BSF constable dies after cross-border firing incident in Jammu and Kashmir's RS Pura sector: Sushil Kumar, who sustained chest wounds, became the second security officer to be killed in as many days during cross-border firing.
  5. Cyclone Kyant expected to hit Odisha coast in 24 hours as depression forms over Bay of Bengal: The Meteorological Department office in Bhubaneshwar said the storm was likely to impact at least 10 districts in the state.
  6. Five killed in Malta after aircraft reportedly carrying European Union border officials crashes: The plane was on its way to the city of Misrata in Libya when the incident took place.
  7. Endangered Humboldt penguin dies at Mumbai's Byculla zoo, activists demand police inquiry: Animal rights groups had strongly opposed the move to bring eight of the birds to the city, questioning the authorities' expertise and poor facilities.
  8. As ABC News poll gives her a 12-point lead, Hillary Clinton calls Donald Trump a 'sore loser': The Democratic nominee said her Republican opponent's refusal to commit to accepting the results of the November 8 election was a ‘direct threat to democracy’
  9. 40 birds die of avian influenza in Delhi, but humans unlikely to contract 'less infective' virus: The Centre has formed a committee to monitor the health scare, while zoo authorities said the strain likely came from migratory birds.
  10. Lewis Hamilton registers 50th career win at United States Grand Prix: He trails his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg, who was second, by 26 points with three races to go.