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. Army denies Pakistan’s claim of killing 11 Indian soldiers at LoC: They died on November 14 after their troops ‘responded to unprovoked firing’, said the neighbouring country’s Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.
  3. Akali Dal releases first list of 69 candidates for Punjab elections, includes 17 new names: The party, which is in an alliance with the BJP, will contest 94 of the total 117 seats during the Assembly polls.
  4. Two port officials, middleman arrested in Gujarat for bribery in Rs 2,000 notes: The ACB laid a trap to catch the Kandla Port Trust authorities in Kutch after they asked for Rs 4-lakh incentive to clear a company’s payment.
  5. Nasscom cuts growth rate of India’s IT services sector to 8%-10%: The US presidential elections and Brexit were among the factors behind the lowered projection for the financial year ending March 2017.
  6. Missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmad went to Jamia Milia Islamia after leaving his hostel, say police: This is the first concrete piece of information investigators have been able to unearth about him, though they know little else.
  7. A bird with Donald Trump’s hairdo has been spotted in a Chinese safari park: A local journalist noted the resemblance between the golden pheasant’s plumage and the American president-elect’s locks.
  8. Special court allows ED to begin extradition process against Lalit Modi: A Mumbai-based Prevention of Money Laundering Act Court approved the Enforcement Directorate’s plea against the former IPL chairperson.
  9. Bob Dylan will not attend Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm: The Swedish Academy, which gave him the award, said he had written to them saying he had ‘pre-existing commitments’.
  10. Pakistan conducts military exercise near Indian border: Security officials said the drill, called ‘Raad Ul Barq’, showed how prepared Islamabad was to combat threats.