A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Dinakaran leading by over 2,600 votes as counting for RK Nagar bye-polls resumes following clashes: As of 10.15 am, AIADMK candidate E Madhusudhanan was at second spot with 2,738 votes.
  2. Toll in tropical storm Tembin in Philippines rises to 182, dozens missing: Mudslides completely wiped out Dalama, a mountain village of about 2,000 people.  
  3. Man files complaint alleging Medanta Hospital overcharged him for son’s dengue treatment: The facility reportedly billed Rs 15.88 lakh for 21 days. 
  4. Arvind Kejriwal not invited for launch of Delhi Metro’s new line, say reports: Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Magenta Line at the Botanical Garden Metro Station in Noida in an event that will be attended by UP Chief Minister Adityanath.
  5. CBI court convicts Lalu Prasad Yadav, 14 others in fodder scam, acquits seven accused: The former Bihar chief minister blamed the verdict on the ‘sly BJP’.
  6. Thane taxi driver arrested for allegedly raping woman passenger: The police also took into custody a friend of Suresh P Gosavi on the charge of abetting the crime.  
  7. At least 37 feared dead as fire engulfs shopping mall in Philippines’ Davao city: The blaze started at a furniture store on the third floor and soon spread to other shops.  
  8. Google celebrates Mohammed Rafi’s 93rd birthday with a doodle: In a career spanning over 40 years, he has sung bhajans and qawwalis to romantic ballads and rock and roll.  
  9. Karnataka government forms expert panel to study demand for separate religion tag for Lingayats: The seven-member committee, headed by retired High Court judge HN Nagamohan Das, has to submit a report within four weeks.
  10. Local BJP, Shiv Sena chiefs among over 100 booked for ruckus at Hindu-Muslim wedding in Ghaziabad: They had called the marriage a case of ‘love jihad’ and clashed with the police during a sit-in protest outside the bride’s house.