A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Severe cyclonic storm Gaja makes landfall in Tamil Nadu, over 76,000 people evacuated: It is likely to weaken into a cyclonic storm in the next three hours, said a bulletin released at 5.30 am.
  2. Supreme Court likely to consider CVC report on graft allegations against CBI director Alok Verma: The report was submitted to the court in a sealed cover on November 12.
  3. Suspected militants kill civilian in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district: The police have registered a case and begun investigations.
  4. Amazon, Flipkart being investigated for alleged foreign exchange norms violation, ED tells Delhi HC: The court is scheduled to hear the matter on November 19.
  5. US imposes sanctions on 17 Saudis suspected of role in journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death: The suspects include top aides of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
  6. Journalist CP Surendran steps down as director of literary fest after harassment allegations, says  report: The website of the Kerala-based Mathrubhumi Festival of Letters has removed his name from the list of directors.
  7. ‘Standoff between central bank, government not a happy thing,’ says RBI board member S Gurumurthy: The Reserve Bank of India’s board has a crucial meeting scheduled for Monday.
  8. Pune Police file chargesheet against five accused who were arrested in June in Bhima Koregaon case: Activists Rona Wilson, Sudhir Dhawale and Mahesh Raut, Nagpur-based lawyer Surendra Gadling and professor Shoma Sen were named in the chargesheet.  
  9. JD(U) suspends absconding former minister Manju Verma: The Bihar Police on Thursday conducted raids at several locations in the state and in Jharkhand to arrest the minister.
  10. Karnataka plans to build a 125-foot statue dedicated to Cauvery in Mandya district: The statue will be part of a tourism project that will cover an area of around 400 acres around the Krishna Raja Sagar reservoir and cost Rs 1,200 crore.