A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Ratan Tata wanted to sell Tata Consultancy Services to IBM, says Cyrus Mistry: In a statement, the ousted chairperson claimed that his predecessor’s ‘ego’ led to the 2007 acquisition of European steel company Corus for over $12 billion.
  2. Three Indian soldiers killed during encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Machhal, one body mutilated: The Army’s Northern Command said ‘retribution will be heavy for the cowardly act’.  
  3. Big Bazaar to allow customers to withdraw up to Rs 2,000 using debit or ATM cards from November 24: The Future Retail Limited-owned company has tied up with the State Bank of India to offer the facility.
  4. Defence Ministry will review all firms blacklisted during previous regime, says Manohar Parrikar: The Union minister said the government would come up with a fresh list of banned contractors as per its new policy.
  5. Fitch Ratings uncertain about long-term benefits of currency demonetisation: The agency predicted that the October-December 2016 quarter could see weak GDP growth.  
  6. Carnatic legend M Balamuralikrishna dead at 86: The singer and composer was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian honour, for his contribution towards Indian Art.
  7. Coal allocation scam accused Naveen Jindal can travel abroad, says CBI court: However, the judge asked the industrialist to inform the investigating officer and the court within seven days of his return to India.
  8. Bollywood actor Sunny Leone among BBC’s 100 most influential women for 2016: Four other Indian women, including a computer engineering student, a tractor company owner, an environmentalist and an activist were also on the list.
  9. Internet activists send legal notice to Indore District Collector for ban on demonetisation posts: The Internet Freedom Foundation said the order was an ‘overreach of the Criminal Procedure Code’, and an infringement on fundamental rights.
  10. West Indies beat India women’s team in final T20I to sweep series 3-0: The visitors struck with the ball and reduced the hosts to 32/3 at one point.