A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Fidel Castro, Cuba’s former president, dead at 90: Raul Castro, who announced his brother’s death, said he will be cremated on Saturday.
  2. Wisconsin agrees to recount votes after request from Green Party candidate: The state, which Republican candidate Donald Trump won by a narrow margin, said they will begin the process after Jill Stein pays the required fee.
  3. Demonetisation was announced to fulfil BJP’s political interests, says Mayawati: The BSP chief accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of emotionally blackmailing the people of the country.
  4. CJI criticises Centre for not clearing judicial appointments, providing infrastructure for tribunals: TS Thakur said that around 500 posts are lying vacant in high courts across the country.
  5. Centre releases draft central, integrated GST laws and compensation legislation: Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said the Bills would discussed and finalised by the Goods and Services Tax Council during its meeting on December 2-3.
  6. Nawaz Sharif selects Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa as Pakistan’s new army chief: He will take over from Raheel Sharif on Tuesday.
  7. PV Sindhu and Sameer Verma make it to Hong Kong Super Series final: The two will play their respective final matches on Sunday.
  8. At least 11 killed in car bomb blast in Somalia’s capital city of Mogadishu: The explosive was detonated in a market area, close to where President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was visiting a university.
  9. Six arrested for printing fake Rs 2,000 notes near Hyderabad: Apart from the counterfeit currency, the police also seized two photocopy machines and original notes to the tune of Rs 50,000.
  10. Amitabh Bachchan-starrer ‘Pink’ to be screened at UN headquarters in New York: The actor said he was ‘honoured’ by the invitation from the world body’s assistant secretary-general.