A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘A nuclear war may break out any moment,’ warns North Korea’s ṭ envoy: Deputy Ambassador Kim In-ryong said the US had subjected Pyongyang to ‘extreme and direct nuclear threat’ since the 1970s.
  2. Delay in announcing poll dates for Gujarat an ‘avoidable controversy’, says former EC chief: TS Krishnamurthy said the Election Commission could have found an administrative solution for the situation.
  3. Neutron star collision seen for first time, creates platinum, gold and gravitational waves: The discovery is being viewed as ground-breaking because of the amount of new information scientists now have, including where gold comes from.
  4. 800 paramilitary personnel continue to be deployed in Darjeeling: The Home Ministry had wanted to withdraw 10 of the 15 companies stationed in the hills, but the state had sought to have them for longer, an official said.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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’.