A look at the headlines right now:

  1. This is not the first time India’s GDP growth has dropped to 5.7%, says Narendra Modi: The prime minister said the country had seen such a slowdown eight times under the previous government’s regime.
  2. If Modi can’t address farmers’ issues, Congress will do it in six months, says Rahul Gandhi in Amethi: The party vice president said the prime minister should stop wasting people’s time and start giving the youth employment opportunities as promised.
  3. Three Army soldiers injured in alleged ceasefire violation by Pakistani troopers: Meanwhile, the Pakistani military claimed that Indian forces had targeted civilian villages along the LoC and killed two children.
  4. Madras High Court will hear disqualified MLAs’ pleas on October 9: The court also said that an interim order, which stops them from conducting a trust vote in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, would continue till further notice. 
  5. Maharashtra orders probe after 18 farmers die of suspected pesticide inhalation in Yavatmal: CM Devendra Fadnavis said it was mandatory for insecticide companies to distribute protective kits with their products. 
  6. Myanmar beauty queen claims she was dethroned for speaking on Rohingya crisis: In a video, Miss Grand Myanmar Shwe Eain Si accuses the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army of provoking communal violence in Rakhine state.  
  7. Foreign secretary visits Bhutan amid reports of Chinese and Indian troops deployed at Doklam again: India had announced the disengagement of its troops from Doklam on August 29 after a prolonged, 74-day standoff.  
  8. Be proud of low toll, Donald Trump tells hurricane-hit Puerto Rico after ‘lovely trip’: After the US president left, however, Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced that the official toll had gone from 16 to 34. 
  9. Neeraj Tripathi appointed BHU’s interim vice chancellor after Girish Chandra Tripathi goes on leave: On Tuesday, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar had confirmed that the vice chancellor had gone on indefinite leave.  
  10. Court asks Tamil Nadu Speaker why no action was taken against MLAs who opposed CM during floor test: The DMK had alleged that O Panneerselvam and the others had violated the anti-defection law by voting against Edappadi Palaniswami during the floor test.