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The odd-even road rationing scheme, an anti-pollution measure, kicked in from 8 am on Monday in the city, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging people to follow it for the sake of their family and kids. Under the scheme, apart from exempted categories, only those non-transport four-wheeled vehicles will ply on the roads which have registration numbers ending with an even digit. The overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of the city at 7:30 am stood at 439, which falls in the "severe" category. An AQI between 0-50 is considered 'good', 51-100 'satisfactory', 101-200 'moderate', 201-300 'poor', 301-400 'very poor' and 401-500 'severe'. An AQI above 500 falls in the 'severe plus' category.
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11.15 am: Appointment of Justice Akil Kureshi as High Court Chief Justice: Centre seeks more time to take decision on the appointment of Supreme Court Collegium’s modified decision to elevate Justice Akil Kureshi as Chief Justice of Tripura High Court.
11.00 am: Supreme Court has refused to grant parole to Vikas Yadav, who is undergoing a 25-year jail term in Nitish Katara murder case.
Thailand: Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders at the Special Lunch on Sustainable Development, in Bangkok. #ASEAN2019 #ASEANThailand pic.twitter.com/5LYkYd9rg8— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2019
10.30 am: Haryana: The 5-year-old girl who had fallen into a 50-feet deep borewell in Hari Singh Pura village of Karnal, has died.
10.15 am: 1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Supreme Court has said that it will consider bail application of convict Sajjan Kumar. He is currently serving life imprisonment in the case.
10.00 am: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar to meet Congress Interim President, Sonia Gandhi in Delhi, later today.
Ludhiana: Farmers continue to burn stubble in Punjab; visuals from Kot Mana village. pic.twitter.com/DLhGLIXemk— ANI (@ANI) November 4, 2019
9.30 am: Thanjavur: Statue of Tamil poet & philosopher, Thiruvalluvar vandalized in Pillayarpatti, earlier today. Police have registered a case, investigation is underway.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister @msisodia, leaves for his office on a bicycle, from his residence in Delhi, reports ANI. #OddEven— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) November 4, 2019
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1984 anti-Sikh riots case: Supreme Court has said that it will consider bail application of convict #SajjanKumar. He is currently serving life imprisonment in the case, reports ANI.— News Nation (@NewsNationTV) November 4, 2019
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9.00 am: 4 people dead, around 30 injured after a bus driver lost control of his vehicle on old Pune-Mumbai highway.
8.40 am: Four people, including the deputy mayor of a northern Burkina Faso city, were killed in an ambush on Sunday in an area plagued by recurrent jihadist attacks, sources said.
8.35 am: A layer of smog blankets Hapur, this morning.
Air Quality Index (AQI) is at 491 (severe) at Anand Vihar, as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data.
8.30 am: McDonald's CEO forced out over 'consensual relationship' with employee
McDonald's announced Sunday that its president and CEO Steve Easterbrook was forced out after showing "poor judgment" by engaging in a "consensual relationship" with an employee.
Lawyers protest outside Supreme Court over different issues, including demand of Rs 10 lakhs compensation each to the lawyers who were injured in clash with police at #TisHazariCourt on 2nd November, reports ANI.
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