A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Rupee hits lifetime low of 73.35 against dollar, Sensex and Nifty open on a negative note: The Sensex lowered 245.51 points and was trading at 36,280.73 at 10.02 am while the Nifty 50 dropped 86.65 points to trade below 11,000.
  2. Ranjan Gogoi takes oath as the 46th chief justice of India: He will have a tenure of little over a year, and will retire on November 17, 2019.
  3. Fire breaks out at Calcutta Medical College and Hospital, no injuries reported: At least 250 patients were moved out to safety as 10 fire engines tried to douse the blaze.
  4. Farmers call off their protest after marching to Kisan Ghat in Delhi around midnight: Earlier, they had vowed to continue their protest as the government had accepted only seven of their 11 demands. 
  5. US tax authorities begin inquiry after NYT raises fraud allegations against Donald Trump: The president’s lawyer said the allegations were ‘100 per cent false’ while the White House said it was a ‘misleading attack’ on him.
  6. India and Russia will sign deal for S-400 air defence systems during Putin’s visit, says Kremlin: The Russian president will arrive in New Delhi on October 4 for an annual bilateral summit.  
  7. Two more lions found dead in Gir, toll rises to 23: In four cases, canine distemper virus is suspected to be the cause, and 17 animals were infected by a protozoa spread by ticks.
  8. Toll in Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami rises to 1,347 even as survivors await aid: On Wednesday morning, at least seven cargo planes brought in tonnes of relief material to the coastal city of Palu, one of the worst affected areas.
  9. Attack on Alwar lynching case witnesses and Pehlu Khan’s sons was concocted, say Rajasthan Police: The CCTV footage along the spot of the alleged firing showed that there was no black SUV near their vehicle, the police said.  
  10. Three drown in well while performing puja in Mumbai’s Vile Parle area: Fourteen people fell into the 30-feet deep well when the iron grill covering its mouth suddenly gave in.