A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Pakistan has violated the ceasefire 99 times since the surgical strikes, says Indian Army official: The official said Islamabad's troops committed 83 ceasefire violations in an area under 16 corps in Jammu and Kashmir alone.
  2. State to increase security, electrify fences at prison after Bhopal SIMI encounter: Former DGP Nandan Dubey is investigating security lapses the day the eight SIMI men broke out of the central jail.
  3. US authorities investigating threat of al-Qaeda terror attacks around election day: Intelligence alerted three states – New York, Texas and Virginia – to possible strikes.
  4. Reliance Industries fined $1.55-billion for selling ONGC natural gas: The oil ministry has given the company 30 days to respond to the notice.
  5. China dismisses reports of stand-off in Leh, blames Indian media for playing up incident: Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that any action that could 'unilaterally change' the state of affairs should be avoided.
  6. New UK visa rules for non-EU citizens set to affect Indian professionals: The changes include raised salary thresholds for different categories, and modified English language requirements.
  7. NGT asks Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan to submit report on crop burning: The panel also ordered the state government to stop all 10-year-old diesel vehicles from plying on roads in the NCR. 
  8. BCCI’s failure to file affidavit has put India-England series at risk, say reports: Unnamed officials blamed Anurag Thakur and Ajay Shirke for not submitting legal documents on implementing the Lodha panel recommendations.
  9. Editors Guild asks Centre to revoke order taking NDTV India off air for a day: They said the decision was a direct violation of the freedom of media and that it reminded people of the Emergency.
  10. Cyrus Mistry backed by independent directors of Tata Group's Indian Hotels: They praised the ousted chairman of Tata Sons for his 'strategic direction and leadership’.