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The big news: PM Modi says GST revision is like an early Diwali, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: ‘Stop Adani’ protests were held across Australia to oppose a coal mine project, and a woman was gangraped in Uttar Pradesh.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Diwali has come early with GST relief, PM Modi says during visit to poll-bound Gujarat: Several small and medium enterprises and exporters had approached the council with the issues they faced, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. 
  2. ‘Stop Adani’ protests held across Australia to oppose Carmichael coal mine project: Protestors formed human signs that said ‘#STOP ADANI’ at beaches and prominent locations across the country. 
  3. Four men allegedly gangrape woman in front of her husband in Muzaffarnagar: The men held a knife to the couple’s son’s throat and then raped the woman.
  4. BSF says it has launched a campaign against ‘criminal gangs’ that help Rohingya enter India: BSF Director General KK Sharma said that more security personnel and surveillance gadgets had been deployed at 140 points along the Indo-Bangladesh border.
  5. Honeypreet Insan paid Dera followers to incite violence in Panchkula, say police: Dera men planned to help Ram Rahim Singh escape while he was being taken to jail, Panchkula Police Commissioner AS Chawla said.   
  6. Dalit teenager staged attack on himself to get publicity, say Gujarat police: The forensic team found no blade at the spot of the alleged attack, and the investigators could not trace the accused or the vehicle, police said.   
  7. ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ director Kundan Shah dies of heart attack in Mumbai: He was among the directors who announced they were returning their National Awards to the Centre as part of a protest against growing intolerance.
  8. Family of four, security guard found stabbed to death in Delhi’s Shahdara: The police have formed several teams to identify the suspects, but are yet to make any progress.
  9. 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.   
  10. Major fire breaks out on Butcher Island near Mumbai, no casualties reported: The firefighting operation is still underway.   
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