A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Pakistan High Commission officer asked to leave India after suspected espionage, two others arrested: Abdul Basit denied allegations that Mehmood Akhtar possessed classified defence-related papers, while the Delhi Police said they will arrest another spy soon.
  2. 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.
  3. BSF constable dies, six civilians injured in Jammu's RS Pura sector as cross-border firing continues: 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.
  4. Dalai Lama to reportedly visit Arunachal Pradesh in March 2017: The central government has approved the state's proposal to invite the exiled leader for a fortnight-long visit.
  5. BJP won't use triple talaq, Ram temple and uniform civil code for political gains, says Venkaiah Naidu: Such sensitive matters should not be linked with elections, the minister of information and broadcasting said.
  6. Chhattisgarh government orders suspension of police officers indicted for arson in 2011 Sukma raids: The government also ordered a probe into the October 24 protests carried out by sections of the Bastar police against 'Naxal sympathisers'.
  7. UK sends hundreds of troops to eastern Europe in biggest Nato build-up since Cold War: Its contribution will be part of an overall deployment of at least 4,000 personnel, with the United States and Canada sending soldiers for the purpose.
  8. Airstrikes kill 26 civilians, mostly children, in Syria's Idlib province: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights believes Russian planes were behind it, but the country's UN envoy said he will have to check with his Defence Ministry.
  9. Indian beautician sentenced to death in Malaysia for trafficking drugs: Sangeeta Sharma Brahmacharimayum, who hails from Delhi, was caught with 1.6 kg of methamphetamine in 2013 at Penang international airport.
  10. 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.