A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘India contributes immensely to UN peacekeeping missions,’ Narendra Modi says on Mann ki Baat: The prime minister praised jawans for their bravery in keeping our borders and nation safe.  
  2. Car in Uttar Pradesh minister’s convoy allegedly flees after running over an 8-year-old boy in Gonda: Om Prakash Rajbhar claimed he was unaware of the hit and run.  
  3. Congress distances itself from Chidambaram’s Kashmir remark: Party spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the Congress considered Kashmir as an integral part of India.  
  4. Afghan deputy governor abducted in Pakistan: Muhammad Nabi Ahmadi was in Peshawar for medical treatment.  
  5. Police constable killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora: The police said the gunbattle ensued after the militants fired at security personnel during search operations.  
  6. Guard hit on head multiple times as he tries to stop man from looting Panaji ATM: The incident was recorded by the CCTV camera, but the robber is yet to be identified as his face was covered with a mask.  
  7. Former MP of Telugu Desam Party booked for allegedly threatening to release a woman’s private photos: The complainant has claimed that Nama Nageswara Rao had also assaulted her to for questioning him about his alleged affair with a former Karnataka MLC.  
  8. Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont can contest December polls, says Spanish government: On Friday, the Spanish government stripped Catalonia of its autonomy and took charge of its government.  
  9. BJP is likely to lose the Gujarat elections, says MNS chief Raj Thackeray: He said it should be considered a miracle by EVMs if the ruling party manages to win over 150 seats in the 182-seat strong Assembly.  
  10. Woman nearly chokes on metal piece in her Starbucks drink in London: The coffee chain has asked for more information for their investigation.