The big news: Congress leads as counting begins in Gurdaspur bye-poll, and nine other top stories
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A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Counting under way in Gurdaspur bye-poll, Congress in the lead: The bye-election was necessitated after the death of BJP MP Vinod Khanna, who had won from the constituency four times.
  2. Chopped body of missing bartender in Delhi found in friend’s fridge: The police said Vipin Chand Joshi went missing on October 9 after leaving work with Badal Mandal, in whose house the body was found.
  3. Virginia State University on lockdown after reports of a shooting: One person is believed to have sustained life-threatening injuries.
  4. ‘Modi’s Cabinet has six female ministers’, says Sushma Swaraj on Opposition claiming BJP was anti-women: She also said Rahul Gandhi’s remarks that he never saw women…