A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Triple talaq row: Muslim law board will boycott law panel's questionnaire on the uniform civil code: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board argued that the Centre was trying to impose a ‘single ideology’ in India.
  2. Tata Consultancy Services reports 8.4% rise in Q2 profit, posts revenue of Rs 29,284 crore: This comes soon after a report said India’s information technology sector faced its worst second-quarter performance in eight years.
  3. Maldives quits Commonwealth over allegations of human rights violations: The country's foreign ministry said they have been treated ‘unjustly and unfairly’ and added that the decision was 'difficult, but inevitable’.
  4. Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies at 88: The world’s longest-reigning monarch had only made a few public appearances in recent years.
  5. Chandrababu Naidu, YSJ Reddy in row over Rs 10,000 crore black money declared from Hyderabad: Both leaders sought to implicate one another for the amount declared, and wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the matter.
  6. Month-long Winter session of Parliament to start on November 16: The session was advanced in order to meet the April 1 deadline for the Goods and Services Tax.
  7. Portugal's Antonio Guterres officially appointed next UN secretary-general: All 193 members of the General Assembly adopted the resolution for the former prime minister to take over the post after Ban Ki-moon's term ends on December 31.
  8. Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize in Literature for ‘creating new poetic expressions’: The iconic folk singer was up against Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o and contemporary Japanese author Haruki Murakami, among others.
  9. Pakistan defends travel ban on Dawn reporter Cyril Almeida: The interior minister said his presence was necessary for an investigation and that the ban was placed because he was scheduled to leave for Dubai on October 11.
  10. Retail inflation drops to 4.31% in September following RBI rate cut: The Consumer Price Index was expected to fall since prospects of a bumper agricultural harvest had risen after a good monsoon.

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