A look at the headlines right now:

  1. ‘Ease of doing business leads to ease of life,’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi says in New Delhi: He added that people should strive towards making India a better nation instead of questioning the World Bank rankings.
  2. Three killed in stampede at Bihar’s Begusarai during Kartik Purnima celebrations: Thousands of pilgrims had gathered at Simaria Ghat to take a holy dip in Ganga.
  3. More than 10,000 people take shelter in relief camps after rain in Tamil Nadu: In eight days of rainfall, the state has received 74% of the rain it annually receives in the season.
  4. Sikh teenager assaulted in United States, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj seeks report: The boy’s father has claimed it was a hate crime, however, school authorities have denied it.
  5. Bank manager arrested in Vrindavan for allegedly raping a Russian woman: The complainant said that she had come to the temple town on September 17 and was being raped since September 22.
  6. Couple arrested for allegedly trying to extort Rs 7 crore from suspended IAS officer: Satish Mangle and his wife Shraddha had threatened Radheshyam Mopalwar to pay Rs 7 crore in exchange for withdrawing the corruption complaint against him.
  7. Rajasthan government to make 50,000 people sing national anthem to celebrate demonetisation, says report: The organisers said that the event is aimed to ‘evoke love for family, environment and nation’.
  8. Haj subsidy can be phased out completely by 2018, says Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: The minister for minority affairs said the Centre would like to instead use the funds on educational programmes.
  9. UN receives 31 cases of alleged sexual abuse and exploitation against its officials in three months: Twelve cases involve military personnel from peacekeeping operations deployed in places like the Central African Republic and Mali.
  10. Form panel with historians, filmmakers and protestors to resolve ‘Padmavati’ controversy, says Uma Bharti: Members of Rajput Karni Sena led a demonstration in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh on Friday demanding that the film should not be released.