A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Gujarat Assembly election to be held in two phases on December 9 and 14: The counting of votes will take place along with Himachal Pradesh on December 18.  
  2. Centre tells SC it is open to extending Aadhaar-linking deadline for those without UID to March 31: The Supreme Court will hear all pleas challenging the decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for various services on Monday, October 30.  
  3. BJP will observe ‘Anti-Black Money Day’ on November 8, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley: All major party leaders will participate in events marking the day. 
  4. The world will get ‘toasted, roasted and grilled’ if we don’t act on climate change now, says IMF chief: Christine Lagarde said it was crucial to address climate change and inequalities to avoid ‘deep trouble’ and a dark future in 50 years.  
  5. Security at Army bases need to be improved, Army chief Bipin Rawat says: Increased surveillance could prevent attacks like the ones in Uri and Pathankot last year, Rawat said.  
  6. Man arrested in Greater Noida for raping 11-year-old Nigerian-Indian schoolboy: The accused raped the boy for the past four years, police said.  
  7. Congress will move court if Rajasthan’s immunity bill is not scrapped, says Sachin Pilot: This kind of legislation has no place in a democracy, said the party’s state unit president.   
  8. Father of Indian child missing in US tells police he moved her body after she choked on her milk: Wesley Mathews had earlier told the police his daughter went missing after he told her to stand outside their house at 3 am for not drinking her milk.  
  9. China announces its top leadership for the next term, does not name Xi Jinping’s successor: For the first time, the Standing Committee does not have a single member born before the 1949 Communist revolution.  
  10. Twitter says it will make advertisements and its sources more transparent: The move comes weeks after social media sites testified that those platforms were used to spread Russian propaganda during the 2016 US election.