A look at the headlines right now:

  1. You can soon withdraw Rs 2,000 from select petrol stations: Public sector oil companies decided to pitch in to help reduce long queues at banks and ATMs.
  2. Demonetisation hits Manipur media, no newspapers to hit the stands from today: Publishers and distributors decided to stop the press as they are unable to carry out business because lower denomination notes are unavailable.  
  3. Stand up to Russia, Barack Obama advises Donald Trump: The US president said he was ‘cautiously optimistic’ about the Republican because of the ‘extraordinary demands’ of the role.
  4. SC asks Azam Khan to apologise for his ‘political conspiracy’ remarks about the Bulandshahr gangrape: The court also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to bear the expenses of the minor’s education.
  5. India takes up denial of visa to badminton team manager from Arunachal Pradesh with China: The Chinese Embassy in New Delhi had told Bamang Tago that he would need approval from Beijing for the travel permit.
  6. Ghulam Nabi Azad brings up Uri to slam demonetisation, comments expunged from House: The BJP deemed his reference anti-national and said it was an insult to the soldiers who had died in the attack.
  7. Pakistan violated ceasefire agreement 12 times between November 5 and 12, says External Affairs Ministry: Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said there were 18 infiltration attempts by militants in the past week.
  8. Australia makes it harder for work visa holders to find new jobs, Indians will be affected the most: Workers will now have just 60 days to look for employment after leaving a company, as against the 90 days they had before.
  9. Sprinter Dharambir Singh banned for eight years by National Anti-Doping Agency: The runner had been barred from representing India in the Rio Olympics after he failed a dope test.
  10. Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara centuries take India to 317/4 on Day 1 of 2nd Test: The Indian skipper was unbeaten on 151 at the end of play.