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The big news: Heavy rain forces Mumbai airport to shut main runway, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: The Madras High Court extended its stay on a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, and a strong quake in Mexico killed at least 217 people.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. 56 flights diverted as Mumbai airport shuts main runway: The civic body clarified that the Met Department had not issued any cyclone warning.
  2. Madras High Court extends stay on floor test in Tamil Nadu Assembly: TTV Dinakaran’s lawyer said Speaker P Dhanpal had misused the anti-defection law to disqualify the 18 MLAs who supported the ousted leader.
  3. At least 217 dead as massive earthquake hits central Mexico: President Enrique Peña Nieto said more than 20 children had died after a three-storey school building crumbled in Mexico City.
  4. Rs 389-crore dam in Bihar collapses a day before Nitish Kumar was meant to inaugurate it: Nearby areas were flooded, and several incidents of water-logging were reported. 
  5. Delhi High Court invites suggestions on whether media should be allowed to live report proceedings: In a notice, it has included 13 questions on a number of subjects – from media accreditation to penalising court reporters. 
  6. MS Dhoni nominated by BCCI for India’s third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan: If selected, the 36-year-old will become the 11th Indian cricketer to receive the honour. 
  7. India won the moral battle when Pakistan refused to acknowledge surgical strikes, says ex-Army commander: Days ahead of the one-year mark of the mission, Lieutenant General DS Hooda said the Army was prepared to carry out another such operation again.   
  8. Punjab and Haryana High Court rejects anticipatory bail pleas of Ryan International school owners: The Haryana government has asked the Centre to have the CBI investigate the Class 2 student’s killing.
  9. Former headmaster in Tamil Nadu sentenced to 55 years in jail for sexually abusing 22 schoolgirls: The Madurai District Court also fined S Arockiasamy Rs 12 lakh, which will be distributed among the students.
  10. Eighteen McDonald’s outlets in Delhi resume operations: Forty-three outlets of the fast food chain in the city were shut since June because their licences were not renewed. 
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