Swara Bhaskar
Swara Bhaskar is dating writer Himanshu Sharma for two years. Pictured: Swara at Life Ok Screen AwardsVarinder Chawla

Here are the top stories from International Business Times, India, to start your day with:

1. President Pranab Mukherjee extols Mahatma's values on eve of Gandhi Jayanti

At a time when India and Pakistan are locked in a state of tension, with the threat of all-out war looming over both countries, President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday took the opportunity to remind the world of the virtues of non-violence and freedom preached by Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of his birth anniversary on Sunday, October 2, which is also known as Gandhi Jayanti. Read more...

2. Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa is recovering well, says Governor C Vidyasagar Rao

Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao on Saturday evening visited the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) supremo and the state Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai where she has been undergoing treatment for the last 10 days. Read more...

3. Cauvery dispute: BJP and JDS lend support to Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

As the pressure on Karnataka government mounts, following the recent verdict from Supreme Court to release 6,000 cusecs of Cauvery River water to Tamil Nadu from October 1 to October 6, the Karnataka government under Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has gone into a huddle. Read more...

4. New Dan Brown book in 2017: What new adventures await Robert Langdon in Origins?

Dan Brown is back, and so is Harvard academic Robert Langdon with Dan Brown's latest novel titled Origins. Brown, the renowned author of Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol and Inferno, is all set to release his next book in the Robert Langdon series next year. Read more...

5. Swara Bhaskar wins award for Nil Battey Sannata, reveals why it is special for her

Swara Bhaskar is on cloud nine these days. After winning the best actress award at the second Silk Road International Film Festival in China, she has now been conferred with the award at the Jagran Film Festival for her movie "Nil Battey Sannata." Read more...

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