A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Gujarat High Court commutes death sentence of 11 convicts to life term in Godhra train burning case: The bench pronounced its verdict after hearing a set of appeals challenging an earlier order in the case. 
  2. No firecrackers in Delhi and NCR this Diwali, says Supreme Court: The apex court said it wants to assess the difference in air quality in the highly polluted region.
  3. Panel reportedly asks to remove ‘Muslim’ and ‘Hindu’ from Aligarh and Banaras varsity names: The suggestion aims to ensure that the secular nature of the universities is clear, an official said.
  4. Congress demands inquiry into firm owned by Amit Shah’s son after report of enormous revenue spike: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said Jay Shah, son of the BJP President Amit Shah, would file a criminal defamation case against the Wire.
  5. Fourteen people injured after bomb hurled at Left party march in Kannur: Communist Party of India (Marxist) alleged that the BJP, which has been conducting its Jan Raksha Yatra in the state, was responsible for the attack.
  6. Kim Jong-Un promotes sister to centre of North Korea’s political circle: Kim Yo-Jong’s appointment was made during a Workers’ Party convention on Saturday.
  7. Army says dead personnel wrapped in cardboard boxes was an ‘aberration’: Personnel killed in the crash were wrapped in cardboard boxes as the remote outpost did not have basic resources, the Army said.
  8. Air India privatisation will affect Haj flights, says government panel: The committee, which is tasked with proposing the ‘Haj Policy 2018-22’, said the minority affairs and civil aviation ministries should prepare a plan.
  9. Railway Board ends 36-year-old protocol to do away with VIP culture in ministry: It is no longer mandatory for general managers to be present on arrival and departure of the Railway Board members during their zonal visits.
  10. I did not see Jayalalithaa in hospital, ready to depose before probe panel, says Tamil Nadu minister: Vellamani Natarajan said other ministers of the AIADMK were ready to appear before the Commission of Inquiry investigating the former chief minister’s death.