A look at the headlines right now:

  1. NGT asks Delhi government if it took the lieutenant governor’s permission to implement odd-even scheme: On Friday, the tribunal had barred the return of odd-even scheme in Delhi till government proved that it curbed pollution, and Pawan Hans agreed to help the AAP government sprinkle water aerially over the city to settle pollutants.
  2. Class 11 student was CBI’s main suspect from the beginning: According to a Haryana court order, the agency had raided the teenager’s house on September 29 and seized a few articles and documents.  
  3. GST Council lowers tax rates on 178 items, only 50 goods now under 28% slab: However, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi called for a “Genuine Simple Tax” and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said Arun Jaitley had not “applied his mind” to the tax.
  4. Only vegetarians, non-drinkers will be eligible for gold medal, says Pune University rule book: The university registrar said they were only following terms set by the donors who fund the award.
  5. Pakistan to allow Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet his wife ‘on humanitarian grounds’: The Foreign Affairs Ministry said it had informed the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.  
  6. Australian government loses its majority after MP resigns over dual citizenship: The prime minister ruled out the possibility of a no-confidence motion, and claimed that independents in the lower House would support his government.
  7. Industrial output growth declined to 3.8% in September: While the mining sector grew at 7.9% year on year, the corresponding figure for the manufacturing and electricity sectors was 3.4% each.
  8. Twenty companies bid to complete Jaypee Infratech’s real estate projects: JSW Group, Vedanta Ltd, Lodha Group, Essel Group and Deutsche Bank are among the firms that have expressed interest.
  9. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah accuses Saudi Arabia of declaring war on his country: The leader of the militant group said that Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri’s resignation was part of Riyadh’s effort to stoke sectarian tensions in Lebanon.  
  10. Google celebrates women’s labour movement leader Anasuya Sarabhai’s 132nd birthday with a doodle: Sarabhai had founded the Ahmedabad Textile Labour Association, India’s oldest union of textile workers, in 1920.