A look at the headlines right now:

  1. What law allows you to stop us from withdrawing our own money, Congress asks Centre in Rajya Sabha: Party leader Anand Sharma accused the government of creating financial anarchy in the country with its demonetisation decision.
  2. Sartaj Aziz to visit India in December, hints at improving ties between New Delhi, Islamabad: The trip by the Pakistani Prime Minister foreign affairs advisor will be the first by a senior official since the Uri militant attack.
  3. Sushma Swaraj admitted to Delhi’s AIIMS for kidney failure: The 64-year-old external affairs minister said she was on dialysis and was undergoing tests for a kidney transplant.
  4. Donald Trump urged to set aside appointment of Stephen Bannon as senior White House staff: Lawmakers said the president-elect’s selection of his campaign chairman as his chief strategist ’sends the wrong message’ to harassers of minority communities.
  5. Najeeb Jung lifts ban on construction, pushes trucks’ entry to the city to midnight: The lieutenant governor reviewed the air quality in the Capital, which has improved significantly after it deteriorated during Diwali.
  6. RBI deputy governor reasserts March 2017 deadline for banks to clean up balance sheets: In October, the bank had said it would deal with non-performing assets in a pragmatic manner.
  7. ‘I can now continue my fight,’ says Rahul Gandhi after getting bail in RSS defamation case: The Bhiwandi Court in Maharashtra granted him relief on a personal surety and scheduled the next hearing for January 30.
  8. Five killed as Syrian government, Russian forces launch new assault on rebels in Aleppo: The US condemned the renewed campaign to capture the city and said airstrikes on civilian targets constituted a violation of international law.
  9. Two lawyers arrested for raping 13-year-old domestic help in Hyderabad: The minor, who is reportedly pregnant, was rescued by children’s rights activists.
  10. Punjab denotifies land meant for Sutlej-Yamuna canal, will return plots to ‘original owners’: In a move defying the Supreme Court, the Cabinet made the decision ‘in public interest’ after consulting experts on the subject.