A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Jammu and Kashmir Police says Lashkar-e-Taiba plotted Shujaat Bukhari’s murder in Pakistan: Inspector General of Police SP Pani said his department was searching for four accused who have been identified in the case.
  2. Five people killed after chartered plane crashes in Ghatkopar: A team of the Directorate General of Civil Aviation is on its way to the city to conduct preliminary investigation.
  3. Rupee collapses to a low of 69.10 against US dollar in early trade: Oil prices have risen after the United States asked its allies to end all imports of crude oil from Iran by November.
  4. Parties are forming alliances because of their greed for power, says Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh: The rally in Maghar is seen as the beginning of the BJP’s campaign for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
  5. Amarnath Yatra resumes after weather in Jammu and Kashmir improves: The yatra was stalled on Thursday morning because of heavy rainfall in parts of the state.
  6. Global watchdog places Pakistan on terror financing watchlist, say reports: The announcement was made late at night despite a diplomatic effort by Pakistan to get the Financial Action Task Force to reverse its decision.
  7. United States has postponed ‘2+2 dialogue’ with India due to ‘unavoidable reasons’, says MEA: MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the US secretary of state spoke with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and agreed to identify new dates for the talks.
  8. National Commission of Women asks Kerala police to investigate priests accused of sexual abuse: The commission asked the police chief to apprise it of the action taken.
  9. ED officer lashes out at Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia: Rajeshwar Singh said the finance ministry official had accused him of manipulating the judiciary.
  10. India condemns use of chemical weapons but votes against decision on addressing their threat: India cited ‘incomplete consultations’ for voting against the draft at the conference of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.