A look at the headlines right now:

  1. It's business as usual, Ratan Tata tells his CEOs at first meet after Cyrus Mistry's ouster: The conglomerate's chairman told the executives to concern themselves with their own business and not focus on the past.
  2. Manipuri student found dead in JNU hostel room, police suspect suicide: JR Philemon Chiru was pursuing a PhD at the university, and had locked himself in his room for several days, students said.
  3. American writer Paul Beatty wins the Man Booker Prize for his satirical novel 'The Sellout': The novel is a wicked take on race relations, in which slavery and segregation are reintroduced.
  4. India jumps one spot to rank 130 in the World Bank’s ease of doing business report: Officials said the international institution was not recognising the reforms made by the government.
  5. Flipkart CFO Sanjay Baweja resigns, reason unclear: The e-commerce major has started the process to fill the vacancy as a string of top-level executives continue to leave the organisation.
  6. Soldiers posted along the border can soon vote using the new e-ballot facility: Election Commission: The service will be tested in poll-bound Punjab, where 1.1 lakh jawans who are registered voters are posted.
  7. 17 supporters of Ritu Bahuguna Joshi resign from Congress in Uttar Pradesh: They condemned the derogatory remarks made against the Lucknow Cantonment MLA after she joined the BJP on October 20.
  8. Surge in bad loans causes Axis Bank net profit to fall by 83% crore in September quarter:  The company said Rs 8,193 crore in loans turned into non-performing assets during the period, of which 89% were from a ‘watch list’ of Rs 22,600 crore.
  9. Our family is united, says Mulayam Singh Yadav with Shivpal by his side: The Samajwadi Party chief added that it was up to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to reappoint his uncle to the state Cabinet.
  10. Carlos Alberto, who captained Brazil during their 1970 football World Cup victory, dies: The legendary player, known for one of the best goals in the tournament's history, suffered a heart attack.