A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Former RAW officer Sudhir Shahi will take charge as new ADG after SIMI militants break out of Bhopal jail: Four of the eight SIMI members, who were killed in an encounter, had learned bomb making in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh.
  2. After Mistry allegations, AirAsia says it is probing former executives for irregular expense claims: The former Tata group chairman had said that a forensic investigation of the airlines accounts revealed fraudulent transactions worth Rs 22 crore.
  3. Environment Ministry directs states around NCR to enforce stubble burning ban to curb air pollution: The department has also summoned the secretaries of the regions to review the situation on November 4.
  4. Indian soldier killed in exchange of fire along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir: The Northern Command said that such ceasefire violations were ‘being retaliated with massive fire assault’.
  5. Infrastructure industries grew 5% in September, the highest in three months: The eight core trades from which the percentage is compiled make up nearly 38% of the items included in the Index of Industrial Production.
  6. Former Army Chief Michel Aoun elected president of Lebanon: With his victory, the country will have a head of state after 29 months.
  7. India and China hold 'constructive' NSG talks in Beijing: Amandeep Singh Gill told Wang Qun that the implementation of the principles of nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty was ‘second to none’.
  8. GST Network will borrow Rs 800 crore to fund infrastructure costs: The private limited company’s chairperson Navin Kumar said Rs 550 crore would be borrowed as a five-year loan and Rs 250 crore as a working capital loan.
  9. Sania Mirza finishes 2016 as doubles World No. 1: The 29-year-old remains the top-ranked player for the second year in a row.
  10. Pakistan Supreme Court stays execution of schizophrenic man days after dismissing his condition: The bench has sought comments from top government legal advisers, though it had earlier said he does not have a mental disorder under the country's laws.