A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Narendra Modi meets Vladimir Putin at informal summit in Sochi, Russia: Modi acknowledged Russia’s role in getting India the membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation last year.
  2. Toll due to infection caused by Nipah virus in Kerala rises to six: The Centre has asked the National Centre for Disease Control to help the state government take required measures to control the infection.
  3. Karnataka Congress MLA says audio clip of BJP leader’s phone call to his wife is fake: BJP chief Amit Shah said the Congress liked the Election Commission and voting machines now that it was about to form a government in the state.
  4. Dalit man beaten to death in Gujarat’s Rajkot district, five men arrested: Mukesh Vaniya, his wife and another woman were reportedly looking for scraps near a factory at Shapar village in Rajkot district, when they were assaulted.  
  5. Child, three adults injured in fresh dog attacks in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur: At least 14 children have been killed in such attacks in the area in the last six months.
  6. Sensex loses 232 points in fifth straight session of decline to close at one-month low: The benchmark index had lost 708.41 points in the previous four sessions amid uncertainty over the political situation in Karnataka.
  7. Bombay Lawyers’ Association moves Supreme Court seeking review of verdict in Judge Loya case: Senior advocate Dushyant Dave, who filed the petition, said the top court’s order had resulted in a ‘miscarriage of justice’.
  8. Bihar BJP legislator’s sons booked for allegedly confining, attempting to rape an air hostess: MLC Awadhesh Narayan Singh, however, denied the allegations.  
  9. Nicolas Maduro wins second term as president in Venezuela, Opposition alleges electoral fraud: The United States and Chile said they would not recognise the elections as it did not meet the ‘minimum standards for a true democracy’.  
  10. Only live music allowed, do not play recorded songs, Delhi government tells pubs: The excise department said restaurants and bars with the L-17 licence could play live music.