A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Delhi court summons Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, 11 MLAs in chief secretary assault case: The court directed them to appear before it on October 25.  
  2. Rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal moves Kerala High Court seeking anticipatory bail: In his petition, Mulakkal said the allegations of rape are false and that the complainant is acting on ‘personal vengeance’ against him.  
  3. Trade war escalates as President Donald Trump announces new tariffs on Chinese imports: He has threatened to impose tariffs on $267 billion worth of additional imports if Beijing takes retaliatory action.  
  4. Will form an alliance with BSP in Uttar Pradesh to defeat BJP in Lok Sabha polls, says Akhilesh Yadav: His comments came a day after Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said she would only agree to tie up if her party was given a ‘respectable share’ of seats. 
  5. CBI told police in 2015 to discreetly inform them about Mallya’s arrival, departure, says report: In a letter sent to the Mumbai Police along with a lookout circular for Mallya, the investigative agency said Mallya’s detention was not required.  
  6. United States reduces refugee intake by almost a third, will allow only 30,000 from next year: The US’ record as the most generous nation in the world when it comes to protection-based immigration will continue, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
  7. Rupee hovers around 72.50 against dollar after weak opening: Price of petrol touched Rs 89.54 in Mumbai as fuel rates continued to surge
  8. Thailand cave rescue leader sues Elon Musk for repeatedly calling him a child abuser: British diver Vernon Unsworth was instrumental in saving the lives of 12 boys and their football coach who were marooned in a cave for over 10 days in July.
  9. Odisha Police seize helicopter of former BJD MP Jay Panda for allegedly flying over Chilika lake: The former parliamentarian described the first information report against him as a ‘brazen attempt’ to stop him from moving around.  
  10. Two men arrested in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district for WhatsApp chat about killing Nirmala Sitharaman: The police said preliminary investigation suggests that the two were drunk when they wrote the messages.