A look at the headlines right now:

  1. BSE, NSE seek reports from Tata firms after Cyrus Mistry letter alleges likely $18-billion writedown: The leading exchanges also inquired whether the companies had not disclosed any details as required under norms for listed businesses.
  2. BSF constable dies, six civilians injured in cross-border firing in Jammu's RS Pura sector: A majority of the residents of border villages have moved to safer places, while some have taken refuge in bunkers as shelling entered the third day.
  3. Airtel to approach Centre, Trai against proposed penalty of over Rs 1,000 crore: Trai had recommended a total fine of Rs 3,050 on Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Airtel for not providing interconnection points to Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio.
  4. Two strong earthquakes strike central Italy hours apart: 'Tens' of people were injured, and there were reports of affected power lines, damage to historic buildings and a landslide on a main road north of Rome. 
  5. Samajwadi Party UP chief Shivpal Yadav vacates government house in Lucknow: Earlier in the day, the party had expelled Minister of State for Forests Tej Narain Pandey alias Pawan Pandey for six years on charges of indiscipline.
  6. Chhattisgarh government orders suspension of police officers indicted for arson in 2011 Sukma raids: The government also ordered an inquiry into the October 24 protests carried out by sections of the Bastar police against 'Naxal sympathisers'.
  7. CBI court acquits BS Yeddyurappa of bribery, corruption in Rs 40-crore mining case: 'Justice is done, I stand vindicated,' the former Karnataka chief minister said on Twitter minutes after the judgment.
  8. 30 civilians abducted and killed by suspected Islamic State militants in Afghanistan: Investigators said they were executed to avenge the death of one of the IS' commanders, who was recently killed by the police.
  9. Union Budget advanced by a month to ensure speedier implementation of schemes, says Narendra Modi: The prime minister asked states to align their plans according to the revised dates so that they could take maximum advantage of the move.
  10. Hillary Clinton's foreign policy can trigger World War 3, says Donald Trump: The Democratic candidate, who is leading in opinion polls, has warned her supporters against complacency and urged them to vote.