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The big news: Supreme Court bans firecrackers in NCR to assess impact, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: Las Vegas police said studying the Mumbai attacks helped them prevent many deaths, and Delhi Metro rides will get costlier from today.

A look at the headlines right now:

  1. No sale of firecrackers in Delhi and NCR this Diwali, says Supreme Court: The apex court said it wants to assess the difference in air quality in the highly polluted region.
  2. Studying Mumbai terror attack helped Las Vegas police prevent many more deaths, says sheriff: I think the team prevented a thousand deaths, and I think it’s important for the American public to understand that, the sheriff said.
  3. Delhi Metro rides to get costlier from today as new fare structure comes into effect: People travelling beyond 5 km on the Delhi Metro will have to shell out Rs 10 extra, while journeys falling in the 2-5 km distance slab will cost Rs 5 more. 
  4. Supreme Court rules out forming a Special Investigation Team to look into the Panama Papers leak: Multi-Agency Group with officers from Central Board of Direct Taxes, RBI and Financial Intelligence Unit was already like an SIT, the bench said.  
  5. Sailor, sacked by Indian Navy after sex change, says will move court: The Navy had sacked her for ‘breaching recruitment regulations and eligibility criteria’.  
  6. Police officer shot dead at Texas Tech university, shooter at large: The university has asked those present on campus to take shelter. 
  7. Nigerian man accused of theft tied to a pole, beaten up in Delhi’s Malviya Nagar: The man was handed over to the police with injuries to his head, face and limbs.
  8. Former Jharkhand minister arrested in connection with murder of legislator in 2008: The National Investigation Agency said Gopal Patar had conspired with Naxalites to kill Ramesh Munda.
  9. Suspected Hizbul Mujahideen militant killed in gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian: Meanwhile, the forces also gunned down a top Jaish-e-Mohammad commander in Sopore.  
  10. Heavy rain disrupts road traffic, flights and train services in Kolkata: Officials at the regional weather bureau said the depression will get stronger over 24 hours; heavy rainfall expected in Kolkata and districts nearby.  
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