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Centre cuts fuel prices by ₹2.50, Putin arrives in India, and other top stories of the day

Centre announces ₹2.5 cut in fuel prices

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said he would write to all the States on Thursday itself urging them to match the ₹2.5 cut with an equivalent cut in their respective VAT rates on fuel. BJP-ruled Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh announce equivalent cuts in their respective VAT rates on fuel.

Putin arrives in India

Russian President Vladimir Putin landed in New Delhi on October 4 for the annual India-Russia summit which could see the signing of military deals totalling close to $10 billion

Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry likely to receive heavy rains in next 3 days

A low pressure area is likely to form over the Southeast Arabian sea on Friday and could intensify into a cyclonic storm, the regional weather office said on Thursday and warned fishermen against venturing into the sea.

Rafale deal: Prashant Bhushan, Arun Shourie knock at CBI’s doors

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan and former Union Minister Arun Shourie met CBI Director Alok Verma on October 4, demanding a probe into the alleged corruption in the Rafale aircraft deal and offset contract.

U.K., Netherlands accuse Russia of hacking attacks

Britain and the Netherlands accused Russia of running a global campaign of cyber attacks to undermine Western democracies, including what the Dutch government described as an attempt to hack into the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog.

Chanda Kochhar quits as ICICI Bank chief

ICICI Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Chanda Kochhar has decided to resign from her post even as the one-member committee that was set up look into allegations of conflict of interest is yet to submit its finding.

India vs West Indies: Prithvi’s debut century shows India’s dominance

Teenage sensation Prithvi Shaw announced his arrival in top-flight cricket by becoming the second youngest Indian to score a Test century on debut, headlining the home team’s march to 364 for four against West Indies on day one of the series-opener in Rajkot.

SC throws out plea to restrain govt from deporting 7 Rohingya to Myanmar

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an application to restrain the government from taking steps to deport seven Rohingya refugees lodged in the Silchar Central Jail in Assam to Myanmar.

U.K., Netherlands accuse Russia of hacking attacks

Britain and the Netherlands accused Russia of running a global campaign of cyber attacks to undermine Western democracies, including what the Dutch government described as an attempt to hack into the U.N. chemical weapons watchdog.

‘‘96’ review: Embark on this nostalgic trip with lilting music

The phrase “events that unfold in a single night” usually refers to fast, thriller-mode cinema. ‘96 also chronicles happenings of a single night, but takes its own time, justifiably, to set up its sequences and characters.

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. critical

Three-time Olympic gold medal winning hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr. is critical after being admitted to a hospital here due to difficulty in breathing.

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