A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Tata Sons says Cyrus Mistry’s claims in leaked letter unsubstantiated and malicious: ‘Trustees of the Tata Trusts were increasingly getting concerned with the growing trust deficit with Mr. Mistry,’ the group said in a statement.
  2. Espionage row: Pakistan follows India, asks high commission official Surjeet Singh to leave country: Islamabad declared the diplomat persona non grata and ordered him to return to India in 28 hours.
  3. Dearness allowance hiked 2% for pensioners and government employees: The unions had demanded a 3% increase.
  4. Delhi air pollution is ‘severe’ three days before Diwali: The state government started the process of installing Radio Frequency Identification Devices and Weigh-in-Motion machines to curb pollution.
  5. Samajwadi Party begins inviting other parties for alliances in UP as infighting continues: ’We will not let communal forces succeed in UP and are ready to make any sacrifice for that,’ said state party chief Shivpal Yadav.
  6. Asian Development Bank refuses to fund Pakistan’s dam project in PoK: The foreign lender said that the financial requirements were so high that no institution, country or group could fund it alone.
  7. China's President Xi Jinping gets Mao Zedong's title of ‘core’ leader: A declaration by the Communist Party also stressed on the importance of ‘collective leadership’.
  8. Samsung posts 30% drop in operating profit after Galaxy Note7 recalls: The company's mobile division will now focus on ‘expanding sales of new flagship products…as well as regaining consumers’ confidence’.
  9. Global wildlife declined by 58% between 1970 and 2012, could reach 67% by 2020, finds WWF report: The conservation group said its Living Planet Report indicated that current changes on Earth could lead to the possibility of a mass extinction.
  10. Ex-Arunachal Pradesh CM Kalikho Pul’s wife to contest by-polls for his Assembly seat on BJP ticket: The North East Democratic Alliance decided that Dasanglu Pul will stand as a candidate from the Hayuliang constituency, left vacant after Kalikho’s death.