A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Unite against divisiveness this Diwali, says Narendra Modi in his Mann ki Baat address: After his radio show, the prime minister celebrated the festival with members of the Army and ITBP in Himachal and lauded them for protecting the border.
  2. India beat Pakistan 3-2 to win Asian Hockey Champions Trophy: The Pakistani side came back in the game from 0-2 down, before Nikkin Thimmaiah scored the winning goal with 10 minutes on the clock.
  3. Sensex, Nifty slip marginally in special Mahurat trading session: The BSE index ended 11.30 points down at 27,930.21, while the NSE index closed 12.30 points points lower at 8,625.70.
  4. Two more senior Tata executives resign after Cyrus Mistry's dismissal: Madhu Kannan and Nirmalya Kumar were both members of the now dissolved Group Executive Council that the ousted chairman had set up in 2013.
  5. Muslim women want triple talaq protected, feel secure under Sharia law, claims personal law board: A member of the body said they also opposed the imposition of a uniform civil code in the country.
  6. Historic Basilica of St Benedict and other structures destroyed in Italy earthquake: Officials said no casualties have been reported after the quake, measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale, struck Central Italy.
  7. Culling dogs in Kerala can earn gold coins, cash rewards for killing monkeys in Himachal: An association in the southern state announced the prize for civic authorities that kill the most number of stray canines by December 10.
  8. More than 6.29 lakh replacements debit cards dispatched, says SBI: The bank said 95.5% of the blocked cards had been sent out via courier, making it the largest such exercise in Indian banking.
  9. State-run school set on fire in Kashmir's Anantnag, 25th institute targeted since July: Residents of Aishmuqam village detected the blaze at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, and police said they were able to douse the flames quickly.
  10. Nepal reappoints Deep Kumar Upadhyay as envoy in India, six months after he was recalled: The ambassador was dismissed from the post in May by the then KP Oli-led government, which accused him of working against national interests.