A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Rupee collapses to a low of 69.10 against US dollar in early trade: Oil prices have risen after the United States asked its allies to end all imports of crude oil from Iran by November 4.
  2. Amarnath Yatra stalled because of heavy rains in Jammu and Kashmir: The pilgrims, who arrived at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps on Wednesday, have been asked to stay in their respective camps.
  3. United States has postponed ‘2+2 dialogue’ with India due to ‘unavoidable reasons’, says MEA: MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the US secretary of state spoke with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and agreed to identify new dates for the talks.
  4. National Commission of Women asks Kerala police to investigate priests accused of sexual abuse: The commission asked the police chief to apprise it of the action taken.
  5. ED officer lashes out at Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia: Rajeshwar Singh said the finance ministry official had accused him of manipulating the judiciary.
  6. India condemns use of chemical weapons but votes against decision on addressing their threat: India cited ‘incomplete consultations’ for voting against the draft at the conference of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
  7. Pakistan-based terror outfits used children during clashes with security forces in J&K, says UN report: The report urged India to put in place measures to hold those using and recruiting children in conflict to account.
  8. Maharashtra relaxes plastic ban for small retailers for three months: Small traders sought three months to work out a mechanism to recycle plastic bags..
  9. Fortis Healthcare to sue firms owned by former promoters to recover loans: The company said it found ‘systemic lapses’ in certain loans given to companies connected to the Singh brothers.
  10. US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy to retire by July 31: Kennedy had provided crucial swing votes in cases governing abortion rights and same-sex marriage.