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. RBI keeps interest rates unchanged, slashes economic growth forecast: The central bank said that the implementation of GST appeared to have had an ‘adverse impact’ on the manufacturing sector in the short term.  
  3. Ram Rahim’s adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan sent to six-day police remand: She had complained of chest pain during her interrogation.  
  4. Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a few days, says its leader Carles Puigdemont: He said the government would act on it at the end of the week or the beginning of the next week.  
  5. If Modi can’t address farmers’ issues, Congress will do it in six months, says Rahul Gandhi in Amethi: The Congress vice president said Modi should stop wasting the time of Indians, and start giving the youth employment opportunities as promised.  
  6. Madhya Pradesh government orders inquiry after claims that protesting farmers were stripped, beaten: The police in Tikamgarh detained the farmers and allegedly forced them to strip to their underwear, local Congress leaders said.  
  7. Rajnish Kumar named SBI chairperson, to take over on October 7: Kumar said that the present time was challenging for the banking sector, and that he hoped to take forward the work done by Arundhati Bhattacharya.  
  8. Former German actress accuses director Roman Polanski of rape: In a complaint to the Swiss Police, the woman said she was sexually assaulted in 1972 when she was 15 years old.  
  9. Karti Chidambaram tampered with evidence on his foreign visits, CBI tells Supreme Court: The agency was justifying its lookout notice against him, which would prevent him from going abroad without permission.  
  10. Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to three scientists for their work on cryo-electron microscopy: Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Richard Henderson developed a microscope technology that improves imaging and ‘revolutionises biochemistry’.