A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Tsunami warning in seven countries after earthquake of magnitude 8.0 hits off Mexican coast: El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras and Panama have been asked to watch out for the large tidal waves
  2. India refuses to sign global declaration that refers to violence against Rohingyas in Myanmar: The delegation said it was unjustified to refer to a crisis in one country as the conclave was focused on the Sustainable Development Goals of all.
  3. Gauri Lankesh’s sister Kavitha says it is unlikely that Naxalites were behind the murder: The family said they have no preferences about which agency investigates the murder, but only want to find her killers.
  4. Alerts issued for tropical storms Jose and Katia even as Caribbean still reels from Hurricane Irma: Jose is already a Category 3 storm and is expected to worsen by Friday.
  5. Failure of railway staff led to Utkal Express derailment in Uttar Pradesh, says preliminary report: An engineer, the assistant station master of Khatauli and the section controller were blamed for the mishap that killed 24.
  6. Search begins at Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Haryana’s Sirsa amid tight security: The curfew imposed in surrounding areas will not be relaxed till the operation ends.
  7. Abu Salem sentenced to life in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, death penalty for Tahir Merchant and Firoz Khan: The Terrorist and Disruptive Activity court awarded life imprisonment to Karimullah Khan, as well, and a 10-year term to Riyaz Siddiqui.
  8. Narendra Modi following someone on Twitter is not a character certificate of that user, says BJP: The party issued a statement on the controversy surrounding the prime minister following a few people who had praised Gauri Lankesh’s murder.
  9. China reacts to Army chief’s salami slicing comment, says it goes against Modi-Xi talks: On Wednesday, General Rawat said China was “salami slicing” its way into Indian territory gradually.
  10. Switch to alternative fuel or your cars will be bulldozed, Nitin Gadkari tells automakers: The Union minister said the Cabinet was already discussing setting up charging stations across India for electric vehicles.