A look at the headlines right now:

  1. No one can tell me what to do, says Mamata Banerjee after HC revokes her Durga idol immersion orders: The bench said the state was exercising ‘extreme power without any basis’ by not allowing idol immersions on October 1.   
  2. Tata Sons shareholders approve the firm’s move to become a private limited company: Ousted chairperson Cyrus Mistry’s investment firm had urged them to vote against the move.   
  3. Maharashtra Congress leader Narayan Rane quits party: He had accused the Congress of going back on its promise of making him the chief minister.   
  4. Centre planning to loosen fiscal deficit target, spend Rs 50,000 crore to revive economy, says report: India’s GDP growth for the quarter that ended on June 30 had sunk to a three-year low of 5.7%.   
  5. Sonia Gandhi asks Modi to use BJP’s Lok Sabha majority to pass Women’s Reservation Bill: The Congress president wrote to the prime minister and assured her party’s support for the legislation.   
  6. Hurricane Maria advances towards Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico may take months to restore power: The Category 3 storm lashed the northern coast of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and winds at 115 mph.   
  7. Nine relief workers killed as Red Cross bus carrying relief material for Rohingyas crashes in Bangladesh: The accident took place hours after a Buddhist mob attacked another Red Cross aid shipment in violence-hit Myanmar. 
  8. White tiger dies after being attacked by big cats at Bengaluru’s Bannerghatta park: According to officials, the fight ensued after a gate between their enclosures was left open.   
  9. Raj Thackeray claims Dawood Ibrahim is negotiating with Centre to return to India: The MNS chief alleged that the BJP wanted to bring back the underworld don and claim credit for it before the 2019 Lok Sabha election.   
  10. UGC asks varsities to photograph initiatives taken to mark third anniversary of Swachh Bharat scheme: The commission has asked universities to clean its campuses and plant 70 saplings.