A look at the headlines right now:

  1. I-T department conducts raids in Delhi, Mumbai after demonetisation of currency notes: The Supreme Court may hear a plea on November 15 challenging the decision to discontinue Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.  
  2. Supreme Court cancels Punjab law that ended 6-state deal to share water using Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal: State Opposition leader Amarinder Singh and all Congress MLAs announced that they will resign in protest against the verdict.  
  3. India should not bind itself to a ‘no-first-use nuclear policy’, says Manohar Parrikar: While the Defence Ministry said it was not the ‘official position’, the minister said the Centre’s demonetisation move had several politicians worried.
  4. Donald Trump’s win is the beginning of ‘dark times’ in USA, say Islamic State, al Qaeda supporters: A number of jihadist groups praised the presidential election result and said it indicated the ‘imminent demise’ of the country.  
  5. NGT declares environmental emergency in Delhi, neighbouring states because of air pollution: The Supreme Court criticised the government for not having a plan ready to help tackle deteriorating air quality.
  6. Tata Sons accuses Cyrus Mistry of betraying company’s trust in nine-page letter: The ousted chairman’s office, however, said the statement contained ‘unsubstantiated claims and half truths’.
  7. Centre approves changes to anti-corruption law that will protect government staff from probe: The amendment Bill proposes making it mandatory for agencies like the CBI to get the government’s consent before investigating public servants.
  8. Thousands protest in US against Donald Trump’s win, shooting outside Seattle rally leaves five injured: The local police said two people are in serious condition, and that the incident was not related to the demonstration.
  9. Trade, technology and bullet trains on PM Narendra Modi’s agenda during Japan visit: The two countries are expected to sign a civil nuclear cooperation agreement that will enable United States-based atomic firms to set up plants in India.
  10. No alliance before UP elections for Samajwadi Party, says Mulayam Singh Yadav: He accused the Centre of ‘spreading anarchy’ by demonetising Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes and urged it to withdraw the ban temporarily.