A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Congress removes its app from Google Play Store after reports say its user data is sold in Singapore: NaMo app data is shared with third party companies to improve user experience, the BJP said. 
  2. US expels 60 Russian diplomats over nerve agent attack on former spy in UK: The United States said it would also close a Russian consulate in Seattle.
  3. Centre to borrow Rs 2.88 lakh crore during April-September 2018 period, says report: This is much lower than the Rs 3.72 lakh crore the government borrowed in the corresponding period in 2017.  
  4. Toll in Siberia shopping mall fire climbs to 64: Sixteen people are still missing, Minister of Emergencies Vladimir Puchkov said.
  5. Journalist investigating illegal sand mining cases run over by dumper in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhind district: Two journalists were killed in Bhojpur district in Bihar. 
  6. YSR Congress MPs to resign on last day of Budget Session if there is no decision on Andhra Pradesh: The party urged legislators of the Telugu Desam Party to do the same.  
  7. Mayawati lashes out at BJP: The Bahujan Samaj Party chief said the saffron party’s attempt to drive a wedge between her party and the Samajwadi Party would fail.
  8. Jamia Millia Islamia says Centre did not share affidavit on opposition to its minority status: The varsity expressed its surprise to learn about the new document through a report in a national newspaper.  
  9. Mamata Banerjee asks West Bengal administration to act against accused in connection with Ram Navami violence: ‘Did Ram ask anybody to rally with arms and swords?’ the West Bengal chief minister said.
  10. Malaysia proposes 10-year prison term for fake news, critics fear misuse if law is passed: The bill proposes fines of up to 500,000 ringgits or both the fine and the jail term.