A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Eight dead as truck mows down a crowded path in Manhattan, mayor calls it terror attack: The 29-year-old man driving the vehicle was later shot at by the police, and arrested.  
  2. CBI clears Madhya Pradesh CM’s name in the Vyapam scam, files chargesheet against 490 people: The investigation agency said there was no tampering of evidence in the case.
  3. National anthem every morning, Vande Mataram every evening, Jaipur mayor orders municipal staff: Ashok Lahoty said those who oppose the decision should go to Pakistan.  
  4. India jumps 30 places to 100th position on World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business ranking: However, the country is ranked a poor 156th out of 190 countries on the parameter of starting a business and 181st on granting construction permits.
  5. Delhi HC stays Kathputli Colony demolition, family alleges child died after officials used tear gas: The Delhi Development Authority had razed 500 structures on Tuesday.  
  6. At least four dead as rain continues to lash Chennai, schools remain shut: Water had entered people’s houses in Krishna Nagar and Lakshmipuram at Mudichur.
  7. Defence Ministry approves buying 111 naval choppers for Rs 21,738 crore, say reports: The government will now identify a foreign helicopter manufacturer and an Indian defence company to form a joint venture for the project.  
  8. Over 40% train seats go empty on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route where Centre plans its first bullet train: Seats going vacant on the route accounted for loss of Rs 30 crore in the July-September quarter for the Western Railways, an RTI query showed.  
  9. National School of Drama students claim their training is being sidelined to host festivals: The students alleged that their final-year productions were cancelled as technical staff were busy preparing the venue for an upcoming event. 
  10. Google marks 87th birth anniversary of Urdu writer Abdul Qavi Desnavi with a doodle: He had a tremendous influence on the evolution of Urdu literature and academic thought in India.