A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Karnataka SIT releases sketches of two suspects in Gauri Lankesh murder: Special Investigation Team chief BK Singh said there had been no evidence to show that any particular organisation was involved in the attack.
  2. Donald Trump refuses to certify Iran nuclear agreement, threatens to terminate deal: It is now up to the US Congress to decide within 60 days whether or not to pull out of the deal by imposing sanctions on Tehran once again.  
  3. Two LeT militants killed during encounter in Pulwama, say police: The security forces found one AK-47, one AK-56 and six AK magazines from Wasim Shah and Hafiz Nisar.
  4. Six MNS corporators in Mumbai’s BMC join Shiv Sena: The defections have given a boost to the Uddhav Thackeray-led party as it now has eight more corporators than the BJP in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.  
  5. Trial court judge acted like a ‘film director’, says Allahabad HC in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar, who were acquitted of murder charges, will not be released from Ghaziabad’s Dasna Jail before October 16, their lawyer Tanvir Mir said.  
  6. Defence Ministry decides to speed up road construction along India-China border: During a conference of Indian Army commanders, it was decided that four mountain passes along the border will be connected on a priority basis by 2020.
  7. Rahul Gandhi to take over as Congress president soon, Sonia Gandhi tells NDTV: Earlier, the Congress vice president had indicated that he was ready to take on the responsibility.
  8. ‘Not even close to being out of this emergency,’ says official as California fires toll rises to 31: About 1,90,000 acres were damaged by Thursday afternoon.
  9. Wherever Rahul Gandhi campaigns, seals a loss for Congress, says Adityanath: The BJP leader questioned why the Congress scion had travelled to Italy when the poll-bound state was hit by floods earlier this year.  
  10. Robbers loot passengers of cash, valuables aboard Jhelum Express: The passengers claimed that they felt drowsy after something was sprayed in their coaches.