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The big news: Talwars walk free in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: The Assembly election in Himachal Pradesh will be held on November 9, and the US said it would withdraw from Unesco before December 31.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Talwars held not guilty by Allahabad High Court in Aarushi-Hemraj murder case: The couple was acquitted today, but only after a series of accusations and conflicting investigation reports. 
  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. United States to withdraw from Unesco by December 31, accuses it of ‘anti-Israel bias’: Unesco chief Irina Bokova said the withdrawal was a loss for the United Nations family.  
  4. Retail inflation remained steady at 3.28% in September: The rise in food prices has slowed down, according to data released by the Central Statistics Office.  
  5. Hyderabad Police file case against writer Kancha Ilaiah for ‘hurting religious sentiments’: Malkajgiri Police Station Inspector Janaki Reddy said they had filed the case after a student approached a local court.  
  6. Congress leading in Ashok Chavan’s bastion, BJP trailing in Nanded Municipal Corporation election: The party has so far won 67 seats while the BJP has bagged only three. 
  7. 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.  
  8. 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’.  
  9. Arvind Kejriwal’s car stolen from outside Delhi Secretariat: An Aam Aadmi Party volunteer from the United Kingdom, Kundan Sharma, had gifted the chief minister the car in January 2013.  
  10. Former Hindustan Times employee found dead at protest site outside office building in Delhi: The employees’ union has been demonstrating outside the office for the last 13 years.  
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