A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Amit Mishra helps India win ODI series against New Zealand in Visakhapatnam: India beat the Kiwis by 190 runs after they put up a score of 269/6.
  2. Defence ministry offering to buy at least 200 fighter jets if they are manufactured in India: Experts have said the potential deal, which could rise to 300 aircraft, could be worth between $13 billion to $15 billion.
  3. Pakistan information minister steps down after media report on government-military rift: Pervaiz Rasheed was told to temporarily resign during an inquiry into the source for the ‘Dawn’ article.
  4. Defence personnel to be paid percentage-based disability pension till Anomaly Committee report: The government’s announcement came after the Centre was criticised for introducing a slab system for the disbursement of the post-retirement income. 
  5. India and China's National Security Advisors to meet next week: The countries are likely to discuss NSG membership, besides bilateral ties.
  6. Russia voted off UN Human Rights Council: Brazil, Iraq, Egypt and Rwanda are among the new members of the 47-country body.
  7. Police arrest visa agent, Samajwadi Party leader's aide in connection with Pakistan espionage row: Meanwhile, expelled Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar told the police that an ISRO official provided him ‘sensitive information'.
  8. Subramanian Swamy accuses Ratan Tata of money laundering, seeks SIT investigation against him: The BJP MP wrote to Narendra Modi and cited former Tata Sons’ chairperson Cyrus Mistry’s letter to substantiate his allegations.
  9. At least 150 stalls and 30 vehicles destroyed in fire at Diwali market in Aurangabad: The blaze was put out half an hour after fire engines and water tankers were sent to the Zilla Parishad Ground.
  10. Air India apologises for inflight magazine article on ‘non-vegetarian’ food at Jagannath temple: ‘Our intention was not to hurt sentiments’, the airline said, adding that it had withdrawn all copies of the publication.