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OROP suicide row: Kejriwal to visit Ram Kishan Grewal's family at their village

Even after being detained on 2 November and not being allowed to meet the family of the ex-serviceman who committed suicide over the One Rank, One Pension (OROP) issue, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on 3 November has said that he is now going to the village to meet the family of the deceased.

Kejriwal took to Twitter to inform that he was going to the ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal's village to meet his family.

This comes a day after Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi, was stopped close to the gates of the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and then taken to the Mandir Marg Police station.

A political storm erupted over the development, as parties were making a beeline to meet the victims' family and were facing massive resistance from the Delhi Police, who were carting away the leaders in droves.

UP: Akhilesh Yadav begins its 'Vikas Rath Yatra' in Lucknow today

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is all set to launch its Vikas rath yatra, which will leave from Lucknow to Kanpur on 3 November.

Stating that the yatra will establish new identity of Akhilesh "leadership" and will also ensure success for 2017 assembly polls, Cabinet minister Rajendra Chowdhury said it would reach every corner of the state.

"Lakhs of youths will participate in the yatra, which will prove to be the turning point of politics. At every halt, Akhilesh will be welcomed by youths, farmers, minority and he will also address the gathering," Chowdhury said.

"The yatra will be a sort of catalyst for a change in politics. Akhilesh will try to break communalism and casteism through the yatra in which he will be highlighting development works done by his government," he added.

Delhi remains shrouded in smog on fourth consecutive day, air quality 'severe'

The national capital and NCR remained engulfed in heavy smog resulting in low visibility even after three days of Diwali.

On 3 November, people in New Delhi woke up to apocalyptic grey skies as heavy smog hung over the city.

Three days after Diwali, the capital's air quality continued to be in the "severe" category despite experts predicting that it would improve to "very poor" by Wednesday.

Prolonged exposure to severe category air may affect healthy people and seriously impact those with existing diseases while very poor category may cause respiratory illness. Children, elderly and the sick are considered most vulnerable to the harmful effects of hazardous air. The National Air Quality Index also reported air quality in Delhi at 'severe', with PM 2.5 being the prominent pollutant.

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Facebook had one of its most successful quarters despite shares tumbling

Facebook had a blockbuster Q3 as revealed in their earnings report on 2 November. They earned $7.01 billion in revenue. Facebook now has 1.79 bilion, up 16% year-over-year and grew 4.67% this quarter. Daily active users, another crucial factor for advrtisers, was up to 1.18 billion from 1.13 billion last quarter and a 17% year-over-year increase. Most importantly, Facebook has reached a billion mobile-only users!

Facebook's shares were down in after-hour trading as the company said that they've hit maxumum ad load, which will be reducing their revenue growth.

Chicago Cubs end 108-year World Series drought with win over Cleveland Indians

The Chicago Cubs have won a World Series (Major League Baseball). With this victory, they've ended the longest title drought in the game - a whopping 108 years!

The Cubs rallied from a 3-2 deficit to win the seven-game series 4-3. In the sevent game they outlasted the Cleveland Indiands 8-7 ii 10 innings to lift the top prize in baseball. At one point, they were even 3-1 down. In the seventh game, they blew a three-run lead and then came back after a rain delay.

1908 was the last time the Cubs were crowned champions.

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Amrita first university in India to get Unesco Chair for gender equality and women's development

The United Nations officially made Amrita University India's first ever UNESCO Chair on gender equality and women's empowerment on 2 November. This bestowing on the Coimbatore-based university took place in Paris during a spiritual programme of Amrita University's chancellor Amritanandamayi Devi.

Home Ministry: Zakir Naik's NGO not to get anymore foreign funds

Zakir Naik's NGO will soon be banned from receiving foreign funds. The Home Ministry has started the process of cancellations of the NGO's FCRA registration by issuing a final showcause notice. Naik's other NGO, IRF Educational Trust, is being put in a 'prior permission category' that prevents it from getting foreign funds without getting approval from the government.

 
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