A look at the headlines right now:

  1. Terrorists would not last a month without sanctuary in Pakistan, says Afghan President Ashraf Ghani: He acknowledged India’s help came with ‘no-strings-attached’ at the Heart of Asia conference in Amritsar.
  2. At least nine killed, several others missing in fire at Oakland warehouse dance party: Officials said they were investigating the structure’s safety code violations and that the toll was expected to rise.
  3. Two Assam Rifles soldiers dead, 7 others injured after militants ambush convoy in Arunachal: The militants are suspected to be from the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang).
  4. All passengers feared dead in Indonesian plane crash as items from aircraft and remains are found: The flight had gone missing on Saturday and crashed in the sea near Senayang.
  5. Coach accused of spiking national shooter’s drink, raping her in Delhi: The complainant said he threatened to kill her when she confronted him about the incident.
  6. Mamata Banerjee accuses West Bengal governor of speaking in ‘Centre’s voice’ over Army deployment: Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi said the CM’s statements alleging an attempted ‘military coup-like situation’ were unfortunate.
  7. I-T department detains Gujarat businessman who declared Rs 13,860 crore as undisclosed income: The Ahmedabad-based property dealer said he was acting on behalf of influential people who had ‘backed out’ later.
  8. Islamabad willing to discuss terrorism with India, says Sartaj Aziz: Pakistan’s advisor on foreign affairs said the forum was not appropriate for bilateral negotiations.
  9. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar quashes rumours of alliance with BJP: He said his support for the Centre’s demonetisation should not be construed as a sign of a possible alliance between the JDU and the BJP.
  10. GST Council meet inconclusive yet again, but Arun Jaitley optimistic about reaching consensus soon: Demonetisation was also discussed after states insisted on it.