A look at the headlines right now:

  1. At UN, India says Pakistan has become ‘Terroristan’,  should not lecture world on democracy: Pakistan had accused India of committing war crimes in Kashmir and urged the United Nations to appoint a special envoy to the Valley.
  2. North Korea may test hydrogen bomb in Pacific Ocean, says foreign minister: His statements came hours after Kim Jong-Un promised to make the United States pay for threatening his regime.
  3. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina proposes creating ‘safe zones’ in Myanmar for Rohingyas: Speaking at the United Nations, she called on the international community to take immediate measures to find a permanent solution to the refugee crisis.
  4. Court shames complainant’s ‘promiscuous attitude’ as it grants bail to three rape convicts: The bench said the woman’s statement did not mention any ‘gut-wrenching violence’ that normally precedes such incidents.
  5. SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh to take control of NDTV with majority stake, says report: The owner and co-founder of the budget airline will pick up the channel’s debt of more than Rs 400 crore.
  6. Two militants arrested for attacking Banihal camp in Jammu and Kashmir: The police recovered rifles from the duo, which they had snatched from troopers the night of the strike.  
  7. Class 4 student in Panipat says man tried to sexually assault her in school toilet: The police said the suspect was yet to be identified.
  8. I am entering politics, I want to be CM for the people of Tamil Nadu, says Kamal Haasan: Earlier, the actor admitted he was likely to join politics, but not with an existing party.
  9. National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority allows bioresorbable stents to be withdrawn from market: The government agency cited safety reasons, and said it was concerns over the increased adverse cardiac events in patients across the globe.  
  10. Russia warns of retaliatory strikes on US-backed fighters in Syria if provoked: Moscow said its forces had come under fire twice on Thursday from where US-backed fighters were operating.