A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Six militants killed during thwarted infiltration attempt in Kashmir’s Rampur sector, says Army: A search operation has been ordered in the region that is close to Uri sector.
  2. Egypt carries out air strikes in Libya after deadly attack on Coptic Christians: The terrorist incident that took place today will not pass unnoticed, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told the nation while announcing the assault.
  3. Amit Shah says it’s impossible to give jobs to every one in a country with such a large population: The BJP President downplayed numbers suggesting a rise in unemployment by saying joblessness was only prevalent in media reports.
  4. Encounter under way between security forces and three suspected militants in Kashmir’s Tral: The gunfight started last night after the suspected militants reportedly opened fire at a patrol party of the 42 Rashtriya Rifles at Hardumir.
  5. Initial medical exam rules out possibility of rape in Bulandshahr robbery and attack, says report: Police have picked up five men for questioning.
  6. CBI names Mohammad Shahabuddin among accused in Bihar journalist’s murder: The former RJD legislator is currently in Tihar Jail in connection with another murder case.
  7. Shashi Tharoor files defamation suit against Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami: The news channel had carried a so-called exposé on the murder of the Congress leader’s wife Sunanda Pushkar.
  8. Centre may cut PF contribution by 2%, trade unions threaten nationwide strike: Employees and employers currently contribute 12% of the salary each towards the fund.
  9. At least 15 soldiers dead in Taliban attack in Kandahar: This is the third such operation by militants in the region this week.
  10. Amit Shah says BS Yeddyurappa is BJP’s chief ministerial candidate: The saffron party’s president also said Vijay Rupani would be their CM face in Gujarat for the next election.