A look at the headlines right now:

  1. As air quality stays ‘severe’, Delhi decides to bring back odd-even scheme from November 13 to 17: The National Human Rights Commission issued notices to the Centre and governments of Delhi, Punjab and Haryana. 
  2. Police commissioner says they had never declared bus conductor the culprit in Gurugram school murder case: Sandeep Khirwar said their investigation was ‘based on the physical evidence’ they ‘had at hand’ when Ashok Kumar was arrested.  
  3. Madhya Pradesh BJP minister says he has not understood the Goods and Services Tax yet: Congress-ruled states have demanded a major overhaul of GST, while former Finance Minister said the country should expect a shower of changes in the rates after the GST Council meeting is over.
  4. Twitter pauses its blue tick verification process, says the system is broken: The company said the blue tick was meant to authenticate identity and voice, but now it is interpreted as an indicator of importance.
  5. Louis CK accused of sexual misconduct, premiere of his film ‘I Love You, Daddy’ cancelled: Five female comedians accuse CK of unsolicited masturbation in a ‘New York Times’ report.
  6. Travel website TripAdvisor to flag hotels where cases of sexual assault have been reported: Business listings will not be removed from the portal regardless of the number of complaints, the company said.
  7. Centre increases house building advance for government employees, loans up to Rs 25 lakh available: Centre revises House Building Advance scheme rules, following recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
  8. Terror charges against Zakir Naik ‘out of context’, says Malaysian deputy prime minister: Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said his officers had not found any ‘terror-related elements’ in the Islamic preacher’s talks.
  9. Saudi Arabia says it has detained 208 people in anti-corruption crackdown: The personal bank accounts of the ‘persons of interest’ in the investigation have been suspended.
  10. Over 1.3 lakh Indians booked tickets to Mars, says Nasa: As many as 24.2 lakh people worldwide have submitted their names for the space agency’s InSight mission.