A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Draft law against triple talaq provides three-year jail term, fines for guilty husbands, say reports: A senior government official said that the proposed law would not apply to Jammu and Kashmir.
  2. Cyclone Ockhi kills 14 in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, Navy rescues over 210 fishermen stranded at sea: Family members of several missing fishermen in Kerala have blocked the highway near Thiruvallam demanding action from government agencies.
  3. Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI in Russia investigation: He said he was cooperating with the inquiry and was ready to testify about Russian contacts.
  4. Andhra Pradesh plans to include Kapus in Other Backward Classes category with 5% reservation: The quota will not come into effect immediately, as the total percentage of reservations in the state will go up to 51, which is beyond the 50% ceiling.
  5. Air India will sell its domestic and global operations together: Some of its subsidiaries could also be up for bidding with the main airline.
  6. Pope asks Rohingya refugees for ‘forgiveness’ in the name of those who persecuted them: During his visit to Myanmar, however, he had made a veiled reference to the community’s persecution in the country.
  7. Russian delegation to North Korea says Pyongyang will not disarm, according to reports: Moscow said Pyongyang does not want war, but is ‘morally ready for it’.
  8. Do not sell young people short on what they can achieve, Barack Obama says at town hall event: The former US President said he planned on lending his voice to gender disparities and the fight against the ‘forces of discrimination’.
  9. Reply to PIL seeking ban on convicted politicians from forming parties, SC tells Centre, poll panel: The top court will also examine the demand to stop politicians convicted in criminal cases from holding positions in the parties they form.
  10. Newborn found alive hours after hospital declares him dead, government orders inquiry: The parents have alleged that a doctor at the hospital had declared their premature twins dead and handed the babies in a bag.