A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Rumours of salt shortage trigger panic buying in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh: Authorities said such reports were false and assured the public that the essential commodity would not be sold at higher prices.
  2. Parrikar’s remarks on India’s nuclear policy mars efforts for NSG, UNSC membership, says Opposition: The CPI(M) and Congress accused the defence minister of making irresponsible comments and want the Centre to clarify its position on use of nuclear weapons.
  3. Iconic actor Robert Vaughn dies at 83: The Oscar-nominated artist – best know for playing secret agent Napoleon Solo in the TV series ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ – died of leukaemia.
  4. Centre extends use of demonetised currency notes to pay public utility bills till November 14: Millions of people thronged ATMS and banks to deposit money and exchange their old notes on Friday, but several machines quickly ran out of cash.:
  5. Indian-American senator-elect Kamala Harris pledges to fight Donald Trump’s immigration policies: The Republican’s win in the US presidential elections had a large number of people ‘feeling dispirited’, the Democrat said.
  6. Markandey Katju gets contempt notice for criticising SC’s verdict on Kochi woman’s rape and murder: The apex court bench said the former justice had made personal remarks against those who had pronounced the judgment and not just passed an opinion on it.
  7. India, Japan sign landmark Civil Nuclear Agreement: Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe inked another document with a clause that will allow Tokyo to terminate the pact if New Delhi conducts a nuclear test.
  8. Supreme Court reviewing plan to ban firecrackers in Delhi to tackle pollution crisis: The plan will include directing the Centre to suspend and not renew licences to own, stock and sell the explosives in the NCR.
  9. Congress MLAs resign from Punjab Assembly in protest against SC verdict on Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal: State party head Amarinder Singh accused Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal of ‘failing to protect the interest’ of the people.
  10. Industrial output rises 0.7% in September: The marginal growth – driven mainly by the manufacturing and electricity sectors – comes after two consecutive months of the figure falling.