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The big news: Salaries for university, college teachers revised, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: Anupam Kher was appointed the new FTII chairman, and the Supreme Court ruled that sex with minor even after marriage was rape.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Cabinet approves revised salaries for university, college teachers under 7th Pay Commission: Around 7.58 lakh academic staff will benefit from this revision.   
  2. Anupam Kher is the new FTII chairman: The Bollywood actor succeeds BJP leader Gajendra Chauhan, whose term at the Pune institute ended in March.   
  3. Sex with a minor is rape even after marriagesays Supreme Court: The court read down an exception to the law that protected a man from having sex with his underage wife.
  4. Centre says it collected 15.8% more direct tax in April-September than corresponding period in 2016: The Finance Ministry said advance tax collection for the same months was Rs 1.77 lakh crore.   
  5. Former Trinamool leader Mukul Roy resigns from Rajya Sabha and all party posts: Speculation has been rife that the former Union minister may join the BJP or start a party of his own.   
  6. At least 17 killed in California wildfires, new outbreaks expected because of dry weather: Cooler temperature, lower wind intensity and fog had allowed firefighters to conduct rescue operations on Tuesday.  
  7. Bombay High Court refuses to lift ban on bullock cart races in Maharashtra: The state government argued that it had made amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act to ensure animals participating in the races are not hurt.  
  8. Ahmedabad court adjourns Jay Shah’s case against news portal after his lawyer fails to appear: Yashwant Sinha said the BJP had lost the ‘moral high ground’ since the news report had come to fore. 
  9. Pune’s Kayani Bakery, two other restaurants asked to shut down, The Times of India reported: The cantonment board said all three eateries were running without trade licences since 2006.   
  10. Railways forms panel to investigate delay in issuing tender for new Elphinstone Road foot overbridge: The committee is expected to submit its report within three months.  
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