A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Cyclone Ockhi moves north, high tide hits Goa shacks, schools shut in Mumbai: Various agencies have rescued 1,540 people, including fishermen, affected by the storm in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep.
  2. Supreme Court to begin final hearing of Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case today: Meanwhile, Hindu activists vandalised a filmmaker’s home, protesting against a movie on the Babri Masjid demolition.
  3. US Supreme Court allows Donald Trump’s travel ban to take full effect: The order does away with exemptions for those with family relations in the US, though visa officials can make exceptions on the basis of each case.
  4. Militant group that planned Amarnath Yatra attack ‘wiped out’ after Qazigund encounter, say police: Three militants were killed in the gunfight, which broke out after they opened fire on an Army convoy on Monday.
  5. JD(U) rebels Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar disqualified from Rajya Sabha: The order from Upper House Chairperson Venkaiah Naidu said Yadav had ‘voluntarily given up his membership of the political party’.
  6. Lashkar-e-Taiba a ‘great NGO’, I’m open to forming a political alliance with it, says Pervez Musharraf: The former Pakistan president had last week said he was the ‘biggest supporter’ of the militant group.
  7. BCCI will consider the issue of scheduling matches in Delhi during winter: The NGT asked authorities why the India-Sri Lanka Test match allowed in the city when the air quality is so poor.
  8. Narendra Modi says Rahul Gandhi’s reign as Congress president will be like ‘Aurangzeb raj’: The Congress leader had filed his nomination papers for post of the party’s chief.
  9. Madhya Pradesh Assembly passes bill to award death penalty for rape of minors aged 12 and below: It also proposes strict punishment for stalking, disrobing or sex on the pretext of marriage.
  10. Tributes pour in for Shashi Kapoor after he dies at age 79: The screen icon, who has starred in such hits as ‘Jab Jab Phool Khile’, ‘Deewar’ and ‘Fakira’ died in Mumbai.