A look at the headlines right now:

  1. GST council says businesses with turnover up to Rs 1.5 crore can now file returns quarterly: Several small and medium enterprises and exporters had approached the council with the issues they faced, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.  
  2. INS Trishul thwarts pirate attack on an Indian cargo ship in Gulf of Aden, says Navy: MV Jag Amar was targeted around noon while it was headed to Jubail in Saudi Arabia.
  3. Spanish government apologises to Catalans injured during referendum: The separatists are working on a unilateral declaration of independence from the country, which may be adopted in defiance of a top court order next week.
  4. Dalit teenager staged attack on himself to get publicity, say Gujarat Police: The police said their forensic team found no blade at the spot of the alleged attack, and the investigators could not trace the accused or the vehicle.  
  5. India denies reports of fresh developments in Doklam: Recent reports have suggested that Chinese troops continue to remain in the region even five weeks after disengagement of troops.
  6. Leopard that entered Maruti Suzuki plant in Manesar rescued after 36-hour joint operation: The animal’s presence inside the engine department of the facility led to operations being suspended and an immediate evacuation of thousands of workers.  
  7. Supreme Court website will display collegium’s resolutions on judicial appointments: The move is seen as an effort to make the system of appointing judges more transparent.
  8. SpiceJet’s Ajay Singh wants jet fuel to be brought under GST to boost aviation sector: He said lowering state taxes and bringing aviation turbine fuel under the new tax regime would help India’s industry grow.
  9. Centre makes Aadhaar must for post office deposits, public provident funds, Kisan Vikas Patra: The Ministry of Finance said existing depositors have time till December 31 to provide the 12-digit unique identification number.
  10. Supreme Court asks Election Commission to decide who gets AIADMK’s symbol by November 10: Ousted party leader TTV Dinakaran had sought to extend the deadline to settle the dispute to February.