New Delhi, Oct 7 (PTI) These are the top stories at 1 PM: TOP STORIES LGD10 SC-LD SHAHEEN BAGH Shaheen Bagh protest: Occupying public spaces not acceptable, says SC New Delhi: Occupying public places for protests is not acceptable and areas like Shaheen Bagh -- which had seen prolonged anti-CAA demonstrations starting December last year -- cannot be occupied 'indefinitely', the Supreme Court held on Wednesday.
BOM6 MH-HC-RHEA-LD BAIL HC grants bail to Rhea, rejects her brother's plea for release Mumbai: The Bombay High Court Wednesday granted bail to actress Rhea Chakraborty, arrested over drugs-related charges in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case.
NATION DEL11 UP-HATHRAS-LD SIT UP govt extends time given to SIT probing Hathras case to submit report by 10 days Lucknow: The UP government has given an additional 10 days to the three-member SIT investigating the alleged gang rape and killing of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras as the 'probe is not complete', a senior official said Wednesday.
DEL22 MEA-JAISHANKAR-INDOJAPAN India, Japan hold strategic dialogue; focus on expanding collaboration in third countries New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Wednesday held-wide-ranging talks with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi in Tokyo, covering entire gamut of bilateral ties including expansion of India-Japan collaboration in third countries.
MDS3 TN-AIADMK-CM-NOMINEE Palaniswami will be AIADMK's CM nominee: Panneerselvam Chennai: Incumbent Chief Minister K Palaniswami will be the Chief Ministerial candidate of the AIADMK for the 2021 Tamil Nadu Assembly elections, party top leader and Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam announced here on Wednesday.
FOREIGN FGN8 US-H1B-RESTRICTIONS Trump admin imposes new curbs on H-1B visas to protect US workers ahead of presidential election Washington: The Trump administration has announced new restrictions on H-1B non-immigrant visa programme which it said is aimed at protecting American workers, restoring integrity and to better guarantee that H-1B petitions are approved only for qualified beneficiaries and petitioners, a move which is likely to affect thousands of Indian IT professionals.
FGN13 VIRUS-WORLDBANK-POVERTY By 2021, as many as 150 mn people likely to be in extreme poverty due to COVID-19: World Bank Washington: The World Bank on Wednesday warned that by 2021, as many as 150 million people are likely to be in extreme poverty because of the coronavirus pandemic and countries will have to prepare for a 'different economy' post-COVID by allowing capital, labour, skills and innovation to move into new businesses and sectors.
FGN5 US-BIDEN-TRUMP-DEBATE Biden against second debate if Trump still suffers from COVID-19 Washington: Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday said he is against participating in his second debate with Donald Trump next week if the president still suffers from COVID-19.
LEGAL LGD9 DL-HC-SPECIAL MARRIAGE ACT PIL against 30-day notice period under Special Marriage Act: HC seeks govt response New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response of the Centre and AAP government on an inter-faith couple's plea challenging the provision of issuing a public notice to invite objections to marriages under the Special Marriage Act (SMA).
BUSINESS DCM5 BIZ-HOUSING SALES-REPORT Housing sales drop 35 pc in 7 cities in July-Sep despite demand recovery: Report New Delhi: Housing sales across seven major cities in the country fell 35 per cent year-on-year to 50,983 units during the July-September period even as the demand recovered post lockdown, according to data analytics firm PropEquity.
DCM7 BIZ-TITAN-RECOVERY Normalcy returning to business in Q2; jewellery division leads recovery: Titan New Delhi: Tata group firm Titan on Wednesday said its business has been returning to normalcy led by recovery of sales in its jewellery division in the second quarter of the current fiscal. PTI ABH ABH