A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Indian Air Force denies reports that Pakistani jets flew over the Siachen glacier: Media reports claimed Pakistan fighter jets had conducted ‘war exercises’ in the region on Wednesday.
  2. Army and police conducted fake encounter in Assam, alleges CRPF inspector general: Rajnish Rai said that two men had been picked up from a house in D-Kalling village and killed in Simlaguri village.
  3. One person killed in fresh violence between Dalits and Thakurs in Saharanpur district of UP: At least two people were seriously injured in the clashes that took place before and after a rally held by BSP chief Mayawati
  4. Army chief says no major action will be taken against officer for using Kashmiri man as human shield: General Bipin Rawat said Major Leetul Gogoi took the right call under the circumstances and defended the decision to give him a commendation card.
  5. I-T department raids premises of several UP bureaucrats suspected of not paying taxes: The offices of four government officers in Lucknow, Noida, Meerut and Mainpuri have been searched so far.
  6. WHO spends more on travel for its executives than many of its public health programmes, says AP: The report detailed how the figure – $200 million – was higher than the UN body’s expenditure on its AIDS, hepatitis, malaria and TB initiatives combined.
  7. Uber admits to underpaying New York City drivers, promises to refund millions of dollars: The company confessed that they had been taking their commission from pre-tax fares, thus transferring the burden on to the drivers.
  8. Four Mount Everest climbers found dead in their tents, toll reaches 10 this season: Two of them were Nepalis while the other two were foreigners, officials said.
  9. Canada says it regrets the inconvenience caused to the CRPF officer who was denied entry: The Canadian high commissioner added that the country valued its relationship with India, and the incident did not reflect any larger policy towards the country.
  10. Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao booked for saying ‘women are useful to sleep with’: On Tuesday, Rao had apologised for his comments in a public statement, during a TV interview and on Facebook.