A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Madhya Pradesh ex-prison chief had warned of lack of security at Bhopal jail two years ago: The state's Home Minister Bhupendra Singh told The Indian Express that it was likely the SIMI men had inside help with their escape.
  2. US embassy warns Americans of potential Islamic State attack in India: The security message asked its citizens in India to be very alert and take appropriate steps to ‘increase their security awareness’.
  3. Zakir Naik's NGO gets Home Ministry notice for cancellation of foreign funds licence: A Cabinet note has also been prepared to declare the Islamic Research Foundation banned and an 'unlawful association'.
  4. Iraqi forces enter eastern limits of Mosul, retake state TV office from Islamic State fighters: Leader of the self-declared caliphate Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is believed to be hiding inside the city, which is the group's last stronghold in the country.
  5. Expelled Pakistani official named 16 other staffers in spy ring, say Indian officials: However, Mehmood Akhtar alleged he was threatened to read out the names given by Indian authorities, a Dawn report said.
  6. Cyrus Mistry's ouster was 'absolutely necessary' for the company's success, says Ratan Tata: The group's interim chairman sent out a letter to his employees hours after the former head of Tata Sons refuted the allegations against him regarding the Docomo deal.
  7. Eight civilians killed, several injured in cross-border firing in Kashmir: Residents of villages along the LoC in the Naushera, Arnia and Ramgarh sectors were caught in the shelling.
  8. Arnab Goswami announces resignation from Times Now, say reports: There is speculation that he may launch his own channel.
  9. ABC News-Washington Post poll shows Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton by a point: This is the first time since May when the Republican nominee has performed better than his Democratic opponent.
  10. Magistrate orders closure of all 174 schools near India-Pakistan border in Jammu: At least 25 schools in the state have been set ablaze since the unrest in the Kashmir Valley began after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani.