A look at the headlines right now:

  1. 75 flights cancelled due to heavy rain in Mumbai, main runway at airport to remain closed till Thursday: The civic body reported waterlogging in parts of the city, including Hindmata, Sion, Andheri Subway and Bandra.    
  2. Why can’t communities celebrate Durga Puja, Muharram together, Calcutta HC asks West Bengal government: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had barred Durga idol immersions on October 1 because of Muharram. 
  3. Journalist killed during clashes in Tripura’s Mandai, four arrested: The police said 118 people were injured in the violence between Indigenous People’s Front of Tripura and Tripura Rajaer Upajati Ganamukti Parishad. 
  4. Government will take necessary steps to revive economy, boost growth, says Arun Jaitley: The GDP slowed to 5.7% in the first quarter of 2017 from 7.9% in the corresponding period in 2016.   
  5. Tata Steel signs deal with German firm ThyssenKrupp to merge European steel operations: The new joint venture entity is touted to become the second-largest steelmaker in Europe after ArcelorMittal.   
  6. Former Union minister ND Tiwari admitted to Delhi hospital after suffering a stroke: His son Rohit Tiwari said he fell unconscious in the morning while having tea at home.   
  7. Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico, downgraded to Category 4 storm: On Tuesday, the French overseas territory of Guadeloupe was hit hard by the hurricane that left 80,000 people without electricity.   
  8. One soldier killed, three injured in exchange of fire along LoC in Kashmir: Pakistani troops had allegedly opened fire at an Army patrol unit in the Keran sector early on Wednesday.   
  9. Spain blocks funds, arrests government officials to stop Catalonia independence referendum: Catalonia President Carles Puigdemont accused the country’s government of effectively suspending the region’s autonomy.   
  10. CBI special court defers hearing in 2G spectrum scam to October 25: The court said the date of judgment will be finalised on the next date of hearing.