A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Activist Varavara Rao taken into custody by Pune police: Rao’s family claims that police did not have transit remand papers.  
  2. Cyclone Gaja toll rises to 33, says Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami: The chief minister claimed that the damage was kept in check because of the evacuation of 82,000 people in advance.
  3. Odisha Assembly pardons defence analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra for remarks on Konark Sun Temple: The House Committee recommended that Iyer-Mitra be provided books on Odisha’s history.
  4. Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s remarks on rape complaints attract criticism: Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said the chief minister’s comments exposed his government’s ‘anti-women’ mindset.  
  5. ‘Those who have a lot to hide will fear CBI,’ says Arun Jaitley after states bar the central agency: The Union finance minister said states have no sovereignty in matters of corruption.  
  6. Upendra Kushwaha sets November 30 deadline for ally BJP to announce seat-sharing arrangement: The Union minister warned that the National Democratic Alliance will pay a ‘heavy price’.  
  7. Kerala BJP leader K Surendran remanded to 14-day judicial custody after protests at Sabarimala: The police on Saturday stopped him from heading towards Pamba base camp in Sabarimala and took him into preventive custody.  
  8. Teengaer abducted, killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian, two civilians released: Reports said two more civilians were abducted from Meemender village in Shopian and then released.  
  9. Congress fields Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra Singh against Vasundhara Raje in Rajasthan: The Congress and the BJP released fresh lists of candidates on Saturday.  
  10. Expelled AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran to face trial in Election Commission bribery case, rules court: The court scheduled the next hearing for December 4.