A look at the headlines right now:

  1. I am vocal against demonetisation and thus this ‘military coup’, says Mamata Banerjee: The West Bengal chief minister accused the ruling BJP government of ‘harassing people for political gains’.
  2. Acid attack victims, Parkinson’s patients will be included in amended Disabilities Bill: The proposed changes to the 1995 Act include the right to free education for children and a hike in reservations for government jobs.
  3. Earthquake of 5.2 magnitude hits India-Nepal border in Uttarakhand, no casualties reported: Tremors were also felt in other parts of India, including in Delhi and the National Capital Region.
  4. Gold or jewellery bought from disclosed or exempted income will not be taxed, says Centre: The exemption is applicable to inherited valuables as well, the Union Ministry of Finance said.
  5. Delhi Police files FIR after Congress and Rahul Gandhi’s Twitter accounts are hacked: A series of explicit tweets were posted from the party vice president’s verified profile on Wednesday night and again on Thursday morning.
  6. India refuses to accept cross-border terrorism as the ‘new normal’ with Pakistan, says MEA spokesperson: Government official Vikas Swarup accused Islamabad of fomenting terrorism.
  7. US statement of Donald Trump’s conversation with Nawaz Sharif counters Pakistan’s version: ‘Pakistanis are one of the most intelligent people,’ the US president-elect had told the prime minister, according to the statement issued by Pak.
  8. Aadhaar number might eventually replace card transactions, says UIDAI: The new system will enable Android mobile phones users to digitally transact using their unique identification number and fingerprint/iris authentication.
  9. Reliance Jio will offer free data, voice and video services till March 31, says Mukesh Ambani: While introducing other offers, the RIL chairman also accused leading telecom operators of ‘anti-competitive behaviour’.
  10. RBI claims there is enough cash to deal with payday rush, but banks say they are out of money: A Finance Ministry official said plenty of Rs 500 notes will be ‘routed through the banking system every day from December 1’.