A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Monetary Policy Committee cuts RBI's key repo rate to 6.25%: This is the first time the six-member panel decided the figure, which all members voted to reduce.
  2. Tell us if you believe Burhan Wani was a terrorist, AAP leader Kapil Mishra asks Mehbooba Mufti: He questioned the Kashmir chief minister at an event on tourism in Delhi, after which she replied saying no tourist had ever been harmed in her state.
  3. Sanjay Nirupam says surgical strikes were fake, Congress disagrees with party leader: BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra accused him of questioning the Indian Army's credibility.
  4. People want to know about Jayalalithaa's health, Madras High Court tells Tamil Nadu government: The court asked for details of the chief minister's condition after a social activist filed a petition seeking information from the state.
  5. BCCI likely to call off ongoing India-New Zealand series: Other home series may also be cancelled, though the Lodha panel contradicted reports and said there is 'no question' of this happening.
  6. UK considering tighter laws on immigration, announces Home Secretary Amber Rudd: The new rules are likely to make it harder for Indians to work and study in Britain.
  7. Release 2,000 cusecs of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu from Oct 7 to 18, Supreme Court tells Karnataka: The top court also stayed its earlier direction to the Centre to set up a Cauvery Management Board, after Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi challenged the order.
  8. BJP's Roopa Ganguly nominated for Rajya Sabha seat vacated by former MP Navjot Singh Sidhu: The actor-turned-politician had lost the first election she had contested as a candidate for the party in the West Bengal Assembly polls in April.
  9. Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to three British scientists for studies in 'exotic matter': David Thouless from the University of Washington, F Duncan Haldane from Princeton University and Michael Kosterlitz from Brown University are the winners.
  10. Maria Sharapova's two-year ban for doping reduced to 15 months: The former World No 1 in tennis had approached the Court of Arbitration for Sport after the International Tennis Federation had suspended her.