A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Counting under way in Gurdaspur bye-poll, Congress in the lead: The bye-election was necessitated after the death of BJP MP Vinod Khanna, who had won from the constituency four times.
  2. Chopped body of missing bartender in Delhi found in friend’s fridge: The police said Vipin Chand Joshi went missing on October 9 after leaving work with Badal Mandal, in whose house the body was found.
  3. Virginia State University on lockdown after reports of a shooting: One person is believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries.
  4. ‘Modi’s Cabinet has six female ministers’, says Sushma Swaraj on Opposition claiming BJP was anti-women: She also said Rahul Gandhi’s remarks that he never saw women wearing shorts at RSS offices was vulgar and unbecoming of a politician set to lead a party.
  5. Pakistan says it does not need to extend militant leader Hafiz Saeed’s house arrest: It withdrew a request to extend the Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief’s detention under an anti-terrorism law.
  6. ‘Workplace harassment in our industry is over’, says Oscars board as it expels Harvey Weinstein: The Academy said its 54-member board of governors ‘voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him’.
  7. Karnataka SIT releases sketches of suspects in Gauri Lankesh murder, says they cannot be linked to any organisation: US Congressman Trent Franks has expressed concern about free speech in India after Lankesh’s killing.
  8. Mob beats 5 people suspected of carrying beef in Faridabad, case filed against victims and attackers: The meat samples have been sent for a forensic examination.
  9. Maharashtra Congress General Secretary Mahadev Shelar found dead at his home in Mumbai: Police have registered a case of accidental death.
  10. ‘Every BJP reform burdened the poor’, RSS trade union chief attacks Centre on economic policies: The government is going in ‘a wrong direction’, Saji Narayan wrote in an exclusive article for Outlook India.