A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Three killed in stampede at Begusarai during Kartik Purnima celebrations: Thousands of pilgrims had gathered at Simaria Ghat to take a holy dip in Ganga.
  2. Gross negligence on part of NTPC responsible for the explosion, says UP labour department report: The preliminary report said staff had not cleared the clinkers which allowed the deposit to accumulate and choke the space for fluid gas to come out.  
  3. Couple arrested for allegedly trying to extort Rs 7 crore from suspended IAS officer: Satish Mangle and his wife Shraddha had threatened Radheshyam Mopalwar to pay Rs 7 crore in exchange for withdrawing the corruption complaint against him.
  4. Banks, telecom firms must specify Aadhaar linking deadline in messages sent to customers, says Supreme Court: People have till December 31 to link their bank accounts with Aadhaar and till February 6 for their mobile numbers.  
  5. Haj subsidy can be phased out completely by 2018, says Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi: The minister for minority affairs said the Centre would like to instead use the funds on educational programmes.
  6. BJP may use fake sex CD to defame me before Gujarat elections, alleges Hardik Patel: The Patidar leader also said that defective Electronic Voting Machines and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail systems might be used for the polls.
  7. Spain issues arrest warrant against former Catalan president and his aides: Carles Puigdemont, who is currently in Belgium, has said he will return to Madrid if a fair trial is guaranteed to him. 
  8. Alleged al Qaeda recruiter complains of sexual harassment in Tihar jail: A Delhi court has sought a response from the prison authorities by November 8.  
  9. Kevin Spacey dropped from ‘House of Cards’: Producer Netflix has acted upon allegations of sexual misconduct against the actor.
  10. Five Madhya Pradesh police officers suspended for not acting on woman’s complaint about gangrape: The National Commission for Women has asked the state police chief to take action against the four accused as well as the officers.