A look at the headlines right now

  1. Prison authorities dismissed after armed men break Khalistani leader free from Nabha jail: Punjab Deputy Chief Minster Sukhbir Singh Badal has promised strict action against the perpetrators, and the Home Ministry has sought a report on the incident.
  2. Don’t use the poor to turn your black money white, says Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat: The prime minister said there was no simple cure for a disease that has infected the country for 70 years, referring to corruption.
  3. Call for an ‘impossible recount’ is a scam, says US President-elect Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton’s campaign has joined the Green Party’s efforts to push for a recount of votes in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
  4. Jairam Ramesh claims Urjit Patel has sacrificed RBI’s autonomy, Jaitley calls it an ‘unfair attack’: The senior Congress leader had also questioned the central bank governor’s silence on the demonetisation move.
  5. RBI sets cash reserve ratio at 100% to manage surplus liquidity: It has directed banks to park all incremental deposits made between September 16 and November 11 with the central bank.
  6. IRCTC adds third gender as an option in its ticket forms: The move is in accordance with a Supreme Court order calling for the rights of the transgender community to be protected.
  7. Badminton: PV Sindhu loses Hong Kong Open final to Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-Ying: The 21-year-old was outclassed 21-15, 21-17 by the third seed.
  8. Sutlej-Yamuna Link Canal: Punjab, Haryana to seek president’s intervention to resolve water dispute: Delegations led by the chief ministers of both states will meet Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday to put forth their cases.
  9. Woman’s headless body found wrapped in a plastic bag in a sewer tank in Delhi: Police are questioning residents of the Vasant Vihar building, and case of murder has been registered against unknown persons.
  10. ‘My mobile, my bank, my wallet’: Narendra Modi urges youth to switch to e-banking, other such tech: The prime minister shared an image promoting the Centre’s UPI app, as well as the use of e-wallets, credit and debit cards and Aadhaar-enabled payment systems.