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The big news: Talwars to go free as High Court overturns earlier verdict, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: Himachal Pradesh elections will be held on November 9, and a report has showed India is faring worse than earlier in tackling hunger.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Allahabad High Court acquits Talwars in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: The judges pointed out loopholes in CBI investigation while pronouncing the verdict.
  2. Himachal Pradesh Assembly election to be held on November 9, Gujarat dates not yet announced: Counting for both the states’ polls will be held on December 18.
  3. India worse than Bangladesh, Nepal in tackling hunger, situation serious, says report: India, which was placed at 97th position in 2016, has now been ranked 100th out of 119 countries on the Global Hunger Index this year.
  4. Allow gay marriages, give couples police protection if needed, suggests draft Uniform Civil Code: The civil society proposal includes rules on marriage, divorce, child custody and inheritance ‘in line with globally accepted values of human rights’.
  5. Supreme Court frames guidelines to designate lawyers as senior advocates: It decided that a special committee will interview candidates and put forward their choices based on various criteria.
  6. RSS says claims against Jay Shah should be investigated if there is ‘prima facie evidence’, say reports: An article had alleged that the revenues of a company, owned by Amit Shah’s son, had grown massively the year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power.
  7. Bring the 21 farmers you stopped from burning crops, NGT tells Punjab government: To test Punjab’s claims of having supported farmers to manage stubble without burning, the environment tribunal asked it to bring them to court on October 13.
  8. Two constables arrested in Kashmir for supplying ammunition to Hizbul militants, say police: Hizbul Mujahideen militant Adil Ahmad Negroo was also arrested.
  9. United Nations recalls its top official in Myanmar amid Rohingya crisis: Media investigations had accused Renata Lok-Dessallien of suppressing a discussion on the situation.
  10. Spain gives Catalonia eight days to withdraw its independence declaration: The Barcelona administration had signed and suspended its bid to separate from Madrid.
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