A look at the headlines right now:

  1. GDP rises to 7.3% in Q2, but analysts say demonetisation impact will show later: The step to denotify Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes will slow down growth in the coming quarters, experts said.
  2. Three officers killed as Army helicopter crashes in Sukna, West Bengal: Another junior commissioned officer was also critically injured.
  3. National anthem must be played in all Indian cinema halls before a movie, orders Supreme Court: The top court added that people should stand for the anthem, and that it be accompanied by the national flag on cinema screens.
  4. Army rescues 16 people held hostage during Nagrota attack: Three militant attacks on military camps since January raise concerns about security arrangement at military bases.  
  5. BSF says militants used a tunnel to infiltrate into India during Samba attack: DG KK Sharma said they found 517 rounds, a pistol, and an AK-47 rifle among other things.
  6. Day 10 of Parliament’s Winter Session disrupted by protests despite Narendra Modi’s presence: The Congress staged a walk out after raising the Nagrota attack and questioning why tributes were not paid to soldiers killed on Tuesday.
  7. Indian man in US pleads guilty for helping Khalistan militants plot attacks: Balwinder Singh faces prison term of up to 15 years for providing material support and resources for attacks in India, including assassination bids.
  8. Mimicry artist arrested for transferring officials by imitating TN minister’s voice, says report: Savari Muthu from Dindigul has allegedly transferred 29 employees working in the thermal power plant unit in the past few months.
  9. Human rights activist Khurram Parvez released from Jammu jail: He said his 76-day detention period has strengthened his ‘resolve for peace and justice’.
  10. Islamic State claims jihadist ‘soldier’ behind Ohio State University attack: The terrorist group said the incident was carried out in response to its ‘calls to target citizens’.