A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal detained for trying to meet family of soldier who committed suicide over OROP: Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had been detained earlier.
  2. India to withdraw eight diplomats from Pakistan as espionage row continues, say reports: This comes only hours after Pakistan reportedly pulled out six of its officials from its High Commission office in Delhi.
  3. Bail plea of National Geographic's 'Afghan girl' rejected by Pakistani court: Pakistan's interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday had said that Sharbat Bibi's case would be reviewed from a humanitarian angle.
  4. Standard and Poor's rules out upgrade in India's BBB- rating in 2016 and 2017: The rating agency cited low per capita income and weak public finances for their decision.
  5. Two RSS workers arrested in Kerala for the murder of a CPI(M) leader in October: The police said four country-made bombs and swords were taken from the accused and that they were directly involved in the killing.
  6. Amritsar airport operations hampered as heavy smog affects visibility: However, according to weather experts, it is not only a post-Diwali phenomenon, but also because the onset of the winter season has brought in dense fog.
  7. Christian group files complaint against Goregaon Social for pub's 'blasphemous' interiors: The Watchdog Foundation and the Archdiocese of Bombay have taken offence at the popular eatery's irreverent use of religious iconography.
  8. 27 AAP MLAs get notices from the EC for holding two paying government jobs: The commission was acting on a petition that sought their disqualification based on claims that they were holding offices of profit.
  9. New data shows missing flight MH370 was in uncontrolled descent before it crashed: The Malaysia Airlines plane had spiraled towards the sea at 25,000 ft per minute and that it had no pilot in its final moments.
  10. 33 workers confirmed dead in China coal mine explosion: Officials said an initial investigation revealed violations of mining boundaries and poor working conditions.