A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Ratan Tata named interim chairman of Tata Sons as board replaces Cyrus Mistry: A spokesperson said the decision was made keeping in mind the company's long-term interests, and a selection panel has been formed to choose the next chief.
  2. Army's surgical strikes were a celebration of 'Chhoti Diwali', says Narendra Modi: He reiterated his call for citizens to send Diwali greetings to security personnel across the country.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Manipur chief minister's helicopter ambushed by suspected NSCN (I-M) militants during district visit: Two Manipur Rifles jawans were injured in the attack, which took place at a helipad in Ukhrul district.
  6. GST allows for online payment of taxes through debit, credit cards, says Revenue Secretary: Government official Hasmukh Adhia said dues could be transferred from private bank accounts too.
  7. Mulayam calls Shivpal 'leader of the masses' as Akhilesh Yadav denies splitting from Samajwadi Party: Shivpal Yadav urged his brother and party chief to take over the post of chief minister, which is now held by the leader's son.
  8. Triple talaq is not a communal issue, don't politicise it, says Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh: Speaking at an election rally, the prime minister urged voters to break the SP-BSP cycle in the state and help BJP transform it into 'Uttam Pradesh'.
  9. France starts evacuating 7,000 refugees from 'jungle' camp in Calais: They will be taken to different centres where they can seek asylum, but will be deported if they do not claim asylum.
  10. 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.