A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Pakistan denies BSF statement, says none of its soldiers killed along LoC: Inter-Services Public Relations said that such claims were being made to divert the attention from the unrest in Kashmir.
  2. NGT issues temporary stay on Bengaluru’s steel flyover, asks for report on environmental impact: The panel filed an interim injunction on its construction for four weeks.
  3. Tata Steel’s Canadian arm announces Rs 875-crore mining partnership with Quebec government: The company said the investment showed the regional administration’s ‘co-operation in supporting sustainable development’.
  4. Central Information Commission seeks information about Narendra Modi's foreign trips as PM: It asked the Ministry of External Affairs to submit a representation after it dismissed an RTI plea seeking the same details, citing security reasons.
  5. Dalai Lama's visit to Arunachal Pradesh will damage border stability, our ties with India, says China: On Thursday, India had approved the state's invitation to the Tibetan leader for a visit in March 2017.
  6. Delhi-Noida Direct flyway will be toll-free until further orders, rules Supreme Court: The Bench said either the CAG or an independent auditor will examine accounts of the company to ascertain whether the profit recovered was adequate.
  7. At least eight dead in Vadodara firecracker store blaze: Several were injured and are undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
  8. Islamic State group executed at least 232 civilians near Mosul last week, says United Nations: A spokesperson for the UN rights group said 190 of them were former officers of the Iraqi Security Forces, and the toll could be higher.
  9. Australia: Bus driver of Indian origin burnt to death behind the wheel: Local authorities have ruled out terror or racist attack links.
  10. Pakistan expelled Indian diplomat as an afterthought, gave no justification, says MEA: The country only made baseless allegations that Surjeet Singh's activities were 'not in keeping with diplomatic norms', said ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.