A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Six militants, one IAF personnel killed in encounter in Bandipora: Two Army personnel were injured in the gunfight.
  2. India’s Manushi Chhillar crowned Miss World 2017: Chhillar is only the sixth Indian to have won the title.
  3. Nationalist Congress Party to contest Gujarat Assembly elections in alliance with Congress: The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti gave the Congress a 24-hour deadline to declare its stand on the reservation status for the community.
  4. Ensure ‘Padmavati’ is not released without necessary changes, Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje writes to Centre: Censor Board chief Prasoon Joshi criticised the makers of Padmavati for screening it to select people.
  5. I-T officials search offices at Jayalalithaa’s residence in Poes Garden: They searched the rooms used by Sasikala and the late chief minister’s assistant, but not her home, reports said.
  6. Farooq Abdullah reiterates his stand on PoK, says ‘How many more pieces will you cut India into?’: The former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of creating a communal divide in India.
  7. Congress Working Committee to meet on Monday to approve party’s presidential election schedule: The meeting is expected to pave way for the formal election of Rahul Gandhi as the Congress chief.
  8. Ahmednagar court convicts all three accused in 2016 Kopardi gangrape case: The court found them guilty of rape, murder and criminal conspiracy.
  9. Despite Moody’s rating upgrade, Indian economy is ‘not out of woods’, says Manmohan Singh: The former prime minister also criticised the Centre for its ‘undue haste’ in implementing the Goods and Services Tax regime.
  10. Doctors treating North Korean soldier who defected to the South find 11-inch worm in his stomach: Dozens of parasitic worms were found in the soldier’s digestive tract, highlighting the levels of malnutrition and poor hygiene in the isolated nation.