A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath attacks Opposition, says ‘spending Diwali in Ayodhya is about my personal faith’: The Uttar Pradesh chief minister said the city gets tourists from all over the country, and he was there to check security and cleanliness.  
  2. Congress questions Modi’s use of chartered flights as Gujarat CM after BJP targets Robert Vadra: Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the trips had cost Rs 16.56 crore, according to an RTI query in 2007, and questioned who funded them.   
  3. Man carries 9-year-old daughter’s body for 4 km after Patna hospital allegedly refuses ambulance: Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Prabhat Kumar Singh said he had no information about the incident, and there will be an inquiry. 
  4. Air quality drops in Delhi, Mumbai and other cities ahead of Diwali: Pollution levels rose in the Capital despite the Supreme Court ban on the sale of firecrackers.     
  5. Jacinda Ardern to become New Zealand’s third female prime minister: At 37, she will also be the country’s second-youngest head.   
  6. Police suspect Haryana singer Harshita Dahiya was murdered by her brother-in-law: The 22-year-old had accused Dinesh Mathur of raping her in 2013, and he was also booked for murdering her mother in 2014. 
  7. Chartered flights may soon be available as aggregated services like Ola and Uber, says report: Companies believe that the move could help reduce costs by up to 50% and overall flying time.   
  8. Fire breaks out at LIC building in Kolkata, no injuries reported: The blaze started on the 16th floor of the building and spread to other floors.   
  9. Harvard University revokes award it gave Harvey Weinstein in 2014: The film producer has been accused of sexually harassing and raping several women associates and actors over the past three decades.   
  10. Corporate India cut costs on Diwali gifts this year by at least 35%, finds Assocham survey: Companies lowered their spending because of demonetisation troubles, debts and the economic slowdown, the organisation found.