A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Amit Shah was the Man of the Match in the UP Assembly election, Narendra Modi says in Gujarat: The prime minister and the BJP president addressed the party workers in Gandhinagar as the Gujarat Gaurav Yatra concluded on Monday.    
  2. Rajesh and Nupur Talwar released from Dasna jail in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: The acquittal is a stamp for their innocence, and this is what they deserved, said their lawyer.   
  3. Seven killed after building collapses in Bengaluru’s Ejipura area: Although initial reports said the structure collapsed because of a cylinder blast, Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy said that was unlikely.
  4. Toll in Somalia’s ‘deadliest attacks since 2007’ rises to 300, hundreds injured: Authorities said some people searching for their relatives only found unrecognisable body parts. 
  5. Taj Mahal is a ‘blot on Indian culture’, was built by traitors, says BJP leader Sangeet Som: Politicians criticised the remarks and pointed out that the ‘Red Fort was built by the same traitors’.
  6. Government may lower GST slab for air-conditioned restaurants from 18% to 12%: The final decision is likely to be taken at the GST Council meeting in Guwahati on November 9.
  7. At least 8 dead, dozens missing as boat with Rohingya refugees capsizes off Bangladesh coast: Most of the victims were children, officials said.
  8. Heavy showers may dampen Diwali festivities across India, says IMD: Weather officials said the retreating monsoon triggered the heavy rain that lashed Mumbai’s western suburbs on Sunday.
  9. Two IRCTC officials suspended after Tejas Express passengers get food poisoning: At least 26 passengers were admitted to a hospital as they fell sick after eating the breakfast served onboard the Mumbai-Goa train.
  10. Delhi considered world’s worst megacity because of sexual assaults on women, finds Reuters poll: Among the 19 megacities surveyed, the Indian Capital was found to be the most unsafe for women, along with Brazil’s Sao Paulo.