A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Three soldiers killed as suspected ULFA militants ambush Army convoy in Tinsukia: At least 15 militants are believed to have attacked the vehicles with IEDs and guns at dawn.
  2. NIA files FIR against Zakir Naik, raids 10 branches of Islamic Research Foundation: According to reports, the televangelist could be called in for questioning soon.
  3. Voting for by-polls is on at seats in Assam, Arunachal, West Bengal, Tripura, Tamil Nadu, MP, Puducherry: Eight Assembly and four Lok Sabha constituencies are up in Saturday’s by-elections.
  4. At least 12 injured as Bhatinda-Jodhpur train derails in Rajasthan: Jammutavi Express and Kota Sriganganagar have been diverted while Jaipur-Suratgarh, Lalgarh-Abohar and Delhi-Bikaner Express have been cancelled.
  5. Farmers suffer as cooperative banks barred from exchanging, depositing old currency: Insiders said the RBI’s move could be because of incomplete Know Your Customer forms and money laundering allegations.
  6. Mobile internet on postpaid numbers in Kashmir restored after four months: However, internet services on prepaid numbers still remain suspended.
  7. Tata trusts get notice from I-T department for avoiding tax: A CAG report from 2013 had said the trusts were earning a large chunk of profit instead of using it for charitable purposes.
  8. Donald Trump agrees to pay $25 million to settle his university’s lawsuits: Three complaints accused Trump University of fleecing students who had paid up to $35,000 a year to to learn about the businessman’s real estate secrets.
  9. North Pole is 20°C warmer than average now despite having little to no sunlight: The extent of sea ice in the region is also at an all-time low.
  10. Islamabad says it drove Indian submarine away from its waters, Delhi denies it: The Pakistani Navy also said it had footage and photographs to bolster its claim.