A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Navjot Sidhu hugging Pakistan Army chief demoralised Indians, says Nirmala Sitharaman: The defence minister said questions against the Rafale deal should be directed to the UPA as the pact remained stalled when it was in power.
  2. Goa Congress MLAs to meet Governor Mridula Sinha to stake claim to form government: The party has been demanding the dismissal of the BJP-led government in the state while Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar undergoes treatment in Delhi.  
  3. Rupee closes at record low of 72.97 against dollar: The BSE Sensex closed 294.84 points down at 37,290.67, while the Nifty 50 ended 98.85 points lower at 11,278.90.  
  4. Rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal moves Kerala High Court seeking anticipatory bail: In his petition, he claimed the allegations of rape are false and that the complainant is acting on ‘personal vengeance’ against him.
  5. Enforcement Directorate registers money laundering case against Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar: The case was registered on the basis of a chargesheet filed by the Income Tax Department earlier this year.
  6. Rahul Gandhi says Narendra Modi’s silence on Rewari rape unacceptable: The Congress president accused the government of leaving women unprotected and afraid while allowing rapists to walk free.
  7. The Marvelous Mrs Maisel sweeps the Emmy awards with five wins: FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story followed with three awards; HBO’s Game of Thrones won two awards.
  8. Price of petrol touches Rs 89.54 in Mumbai as fuel rates continue to surge: A litre of diesel cost Rs 73.87 in Delhi and Rs 78.42 in Mumbai.
  9. Court summons Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia, 11 MLAs in Delhi chief secretary assault case: The court directed them to appear before it on October 25.
  10. Odisha Police seize helicopter of former BJD MP Jay Panda for allegedly flying over Chilika lake: The former parliamentarian described the first information report against him as a ‘brazen attempt’ to stop him from moving around.