Manohar Parrikar
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar warns Pakistan against carrying out anti-India conspiracy.Reuters

Here are some of the top stories from International Business Times, India, that have broken throughout the day so far:

1. Manohar Parrikar warns Pakistan of 'befitting reply' if terror continues

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar warned Pakistan against carrying out anti-India conspiracy. He said that India will give a "befitting reply again."

Parrikar also asked Pakistan not to take "India's silence as weakness." He pointed out that Pakistan has not probed Indian surgical attacks on terror launch pads along the Line of Control (LoC) since they are "still in shock." Read more...

2. Maldives joins India, Afghanistan to boycott Saarc summit in Islamabad

Maldives has become the fifth country to join India and four other nations in boycotting the Saarc Summit that was scheduled to be held in Islamabad from 9 November. It has said that it will not in the event.

The country has requested all member states of the Saarc group to create an "environment conducive for holding the 19th Saarc Summit" while condemning terrorism and threats to regional and international peace. Read more...

3. Jayalalithaa is recovering, photos not required: AIADMK Party

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has been admitted in the hospital for almost 10 days now. She is being treated by a specialist doctor who was flown in from England, according to the AIADMK party on Saturday. The party dismissed rumours about her health. Read more...

4. Gold prices fall sharply; silver remains unchanged

The yellow metal began October on a negative note, with prices declining by Rs 325 due to weak global cues and lacklustre performance by domestic jewellers even as silver prices remained unchanged at Rs 45,500 per kg.

Gold prices closed at Rs 31,200 per 10 gm on Saturday, after gaining Rs 175 the previous day despite the stock markets ending higher on account of value-buying by investors. Read more...

5. Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale kicks off 

It's raining discounts everywhere and Amazon India has its own set of deals and discounts for online shoppers. Amazon Great Indian festival has kicked off already and will end on October 5. During this sale, shoppers can find the best deals on a wide range of products, including smartphones, clothing, games, accessories, gaming consoles, TVs, refrigerators and a lot more. Read more...