A look at the headlines right now:

  1. 1 lakh Army veterans yet to benefit from OROP scheme, will get their dues in two months, says Centre: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said a 'technical difficulty or documentation problems' caused the delay.
  2. Indian Army locked in stand-off with Chinese troops over irrigation project in Leh, say reports: Around 55 People's Liberation Army forcefully stopped the construction work undertaken under the MNGERA scheme in Demchok sector.
  3. GST Council agrees on four-tier rate structure starting at 5%, caps levy at 28%: Items of mass consumption will be taxed the least, while the highest band will be reserved for luxury goods and demerit items.
  4. Delhi is facing the worst smog in 17 years, says environmental research organisation: The Centre for Science and Environment urged the AAP government to issue health alerts and put in place an effective winter pollution mitigation plan.
  5. Pakistan lists eight Indian High Commission staffers as spies, India says allegations are baseless: Islamabad's Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria accused them of 'subversive activities' and 'fuelling instability' in Balochistan and Sindh.
  6. Twitter's India MD Parminder Singh resigns as exodus of top-level executives continues: Singh's moves comes a day after the head of the social media site's country operations Rishi Jaitly quit.
  7. At least 30 civilians and two American soldiers die in clash with Taliban fighters in Afghanistan: The deaths were a result of fighting that took place on Wednesday night in Buz Kandahari village.
  8. NDTV India will be off air for a few hours on November 9 and 10 for its coverage of Pathankot attack: The I&B committee said the channel should be penalised for revealing 'strategically-sensitive information' about the January incident.
  9. Madhya Pradesh High Court asks state government and ATS to submit report on encounter with SIMI men: Anti-terror squad chief on Tuesday said the men were unarmed when they were shot dead by officers from his team.
  10. Kerala police officer asked me which rapist gave me most pleasure, says gangrape survivor: The woman said the humiliation she faced at the police station was worse than the rape.