A look at the headlines right now:

  1. IAF conducts landing exercises on Lucknow-Agra Expressway: The drill was carried out to hone the pilots’ skills to land on expressway in case of emergencies.
  2. Will talk to everybody to bring peace in Jammu and Kashmir, says special interlocutor Dineshwar Sharma: He is likely to visit the state in the next 10 days.  
  3. Ashok Gehlot says police, IB searched rooms where he met Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mevani: The hotel authorities in Ahmedabad said the police asked for CCTV footage, and it was given to them for security reasons. 
  4. Police arrest father of missing Indian child for changing his story about the disappearance: The police did not say how Wesley Mathews’ statements were different.  
  5. Rajasthan tables controversial bill shielding public servants amid opposition: A petition has challenged the Ordinance in the Rajasthan High Court, reports said.  
  6. SC asks Centre to decide whether standing for the national anthem in movie halls is mandatory: Justice Chandrachud criticised the government for supporting a previous court order making it compulsory to stand up for the anthem.
  7. Fake stamp paper scam convict Abdul Karim Telgi admitted to hospital with meningitis: His lawyer said he has been in hospital for a week, and was put on ventilator support after a multi-organ failure.  
  8. Judicial custody of Honeypreet Insan, accomplice extended again: The two will now remain in custody till November 6.  
  9. Catalonia government says regional authorities will refuse to obey Spain if it imposes direct rule: The Catalan Parliament will meet on October 26 to formulate its response to Madrid’s decision.
  10. Man rapes woman sleeping on footpath in Visakhatpatnam as people walk past, shoot videos of it: The police arrested Ganji Siva after an autorickshaw driver showed them a video of the crime.