A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Narendra Modi flags off Vadodara-Varanasi Mahamana Express: The train, which will cover the 1,531-km distance in 27 hours and 30 minutes, is the third of its kind launched as part of the ‘Make in India’ initiative.    
  2. At UN, India says Pakistan has become ‘Terroristan’, should not lecture world on democracy: Islamabad must understand that Jammu and Kashmir will always remain an integral part of the country, India’s First Secretary to the UN Eenam Gambhir said.  
  3. Amit Masurkar’s ‘Newton’ is India’s official entry for the Oscars: The political satire stars Rajkummar Rao as a dutiful presiding officer determined to hold an election in a troubled part of Chhattisgarh.   
  4. NDTV ownership has not changed, promoters tell BSE amid reports it has been bought over: Reports had claimed that SpiceJet owner Ajay Singh had bought a majority stake in the media company.
  5. Income tax officer’s son found dead near a lake in Bengaluru, six arrested: The 19-year-old was abducted on September 12, and the police believe he was strangulated the same night.  
  6. Protestors claiming to be Shiv Sena workers shut down over 500 meat shops in Gurugram for Navratri: The group said selling non-vegetarian food during the nine-day festival ‘hurts the sensibilities of the Hindus’ fasting during that period.
  7. 83% candidates fail to clear Teachers’ Eligibility Test in Bihar: Only 16.4% of those who applied to teach classes 1 to 5 and 17.8% of candidates for classes 6 to 8 passed the test.
  8. Teacher arrested in Gorakhpur after Class 5 student commits suicide allegedly after being punished: In his suicide note, the 12-year-old boy claimed he was punished ‘as she always listened to sycophants’.
  9. 129 farmers in Chhattisgarh arrested ahead of their protest outside CM Raman Singh’s house in Raipur: Prohibitory orders were imposed in the districts of Raipur, Balod, Rajnandgaon, Kabeerdham and Durg to stop the ‘Sankalp Yatra’ rally. 
  10. Asif Ali Zardari was behind his wife Benazir Bhutto’s assassination, claims Pervez Musharraf: He said the former Pakistani president was the ‘one person who benefited’ from the murder of the country’s first female prime minister.